DLH Design Studio, LLC

Deborah Houseworth, ASID, NCIDQ

According to Deborah Houseworth, function is the most important principle of design. Her firm, DLH Design Studio, is well known for its sensitive approach that draws out the needs of each client, producing timeless spaces unique to the individual. “We stress originality rather than the design trend of the moment,” Houseworth explains. “By combining comfort with classic design principles, we create spaces that are original as well as livable.”

Not only does Houseworth apply creativity and attention to detail to every project, but she and her staff couple these with strong business skills, efficient project management and careful budgeting. With more than 30 years of experience in the industry, Houseworth enjoys a good rapport with the many architects and contractors with whom she’s worked.

Houseworth has been listed as a top DC designer in Washingtonian and has received awards from the American Society of Interior Designers, including ASID Medalist—the highest chapter award given. She has served as president, board member and committee chair for the DC chapter of ASID and has participated in several area show houses.