CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2023 DESIGNERS!
“We are excited for Virginia’s leading interior designers to showcase their talents. We invite you to be excited and experience their creativity and talent and even take home a few ideas to inspire you for your home! Proceeds for the Designer House will be donated to support the Richmond Symphony”- Julie Brantley, President, RSL
Janie Molster, Janie Molster Designs
Room Assignment: Sun Room
Janie Molster believes good design should delight, inspire, and embrace her clients. With a portfolio that ranges from family homes to boutique hotels, urban apartments, restaurants, and retail stores; the Richmond, Virginia designer is equally adept at transforming public and private spaces. Her 25+ years as a design principal and her diverse portfolio of acclaimed projects has established her firm as one of the Southeast’s design leaders.
House Beautiful, Traditional Home, Southern Living, Coastal Living, the Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal have featured her work. “I like to think my rooms inspire Southern graciousness, whatever the region. Even the most sophisticated designs, when handled thoughtfully, should infuse a space with warmth and personality.”
Known for her masterful use of color and passion for antiques, some of her most successful spaces are quiet, monochrome, and decidedly contemporary.
A review of her portfolio confirms that every project is approached with an ‘outside the box’ methodology, reflecting creative customization and attention to detail. Clients appreciate her well-honed discovery process, which focuses on their ideas of what's possible and expands on them. "We're translators. We invest in good communication up front to transform a client's ideas into a cohesive workable plan," she explains. "The most satisfying compliment I can get is, 'you understood what I wanted better than I did.'"
Gayatri Choudhary, GC Interiors
Room Assignment: Library
GC Interiors is a full service interior design firm that provides a range of services to homeowners in the greater Richmond, VA area with a focus on creating beautiful and functional spaces that reflect the owner’s personality.
Gayatri Choudhary grew up in Southern California and has lived on the East Coast for over 25 years. Her interest in interior design started around age 6 when her family moved into their first home. Gayatri’s personal aesthetic focuses around a modern, chic design that embraces comfort, warmth, and ease. She is influenced by living both on the East and West coasts as well as her love for beautiful fabrics, stunning wallpaper, and bespoke furnishings.
She has completed projects all over the country including Atlanta, DC, and Arkansas. She currently resides in Richmond, Virginia, with her husband, 2 children, and dog.
Janet Brown, Janet Brown Interiors
Room Assignment: Reception
Janet Brown Interiors is a full-service interior design firm based in Richmond Virginia with primary focus on residential projects.
Her company’s design philosophy is that the home should reflect your personality while merging comfort, beauty & function.
Janet is a design graduate with a BFA in Interior Design and her love of home furnishings began as a child antiquing with her mother in Connecticut.
Her time spent with everlasting accessories and furniture led to a deep-rooted love for older houses.
Janet takes pride in her ability to breathe life into an old home through her forte of conjuring a timeless design.
She frequently derives inspiration from her travels abroad to her favorite destinations such as Morocco & Europe.
Geraldine Duskin, Art Style Design RVA
Room Assignment: Breakfast Room
Geraldine Westmore Duskin was born in England and educated in Canada, France and the U.S. She holds degrees in French & Art History, and began a doctoral thesis in Anthropology. Her talents ultimately led her to become a gallerist, costume designer and dealer of 20th century decorative arts, specializing in French Art Deco and Italian vintage.
After a diversion as a photographic model in Paris, she opened a decorative and fine arts gallery in Upstate New York, offering interior design and art consulting services to her clients. Continuing to expand her creative talents, Duskin embarked on an award-winning fourteen year career as a costume designer for theatre and film.
Geraldine opened Ghostprint Gallery in 2007 with her daughter, Thea Duskin, to present and promote the work of a talented roster of gallery artists. Most recently, she formed Geraldine Duskin Design to focus on the design aspects of her previous businesses, providing clients with the time and attention needed to develop the unique environments they envision.
Mindy Bain, M. Carter Design
Room Assignment: Den
Mindy is an NCIDQ Certified Interior Designer for the Commonwealth of Virginia and a LEED Accredited Professional.
She received a bachelor’s degree from The University of Virginia and an MFA in Interior Environments from Virginia Commonwealth University.
Her extensive portfolio of residential, higher education, and hospitality projects includes new construction projects, renovations, historic properties, and office environments.
Will Chambers, U-Fab Interiors
Room Assignment: Living Room
With over 20 years in the industry, William is a talented designer with an affection for color. Before coming to U-Fab Interiors in 2010, William worked as a design and visual merchandiser at diverse furniture showrooms such as Exotic Home in NC, EQ3 in Richmond & Norfolk as well as The Bombay Company.
William has a fabulous ability to combine an individual’s style with a fresh perspective in a cohesive design that fits the client's taste and budget. Whether a client is looking for custom window treatments to add warmth or color, accessories to update a room, or a complete home design, William enjoys executing these duties on time and under budget.
William is the creative director for U-Fab Interiors, selecting and merchandising many of the fabulous fabrics on display. In his 12+ years with U-Fab Interiors he has executed multiple show house rooms worthy of award-winning recognition.
Moyanne Harding, Interiors by Moyanne
Room Assignment: Dining Room
Moyanne Harding is not only a talented interior designer, but also a REALTOR® with Coldwell Banker Forehand & Co.
Live in style and beauty in a new home we help you purchase and redecorate. Or, have us design an existing space, so it reflects your personal tastes and style. Whatever your intentions, bring us your ideas.
Our full-service interior design firm takes on design projects ranging from simple furniture selection plans to complete interior design projects. Whether you need help choosing furnishings and window coverings for your dream home or want a designer to completely beautify your custom home currently under construction, we promise stunning interiors completely tailored to your vision and needs.
Lynchburg, Washington D.C., Charlottesville, Richmond, Roanoke, Smith Mountain, Lake area, Huddleston, Moneta, Franklin
Jamie Ivey, Ivey Design Group
Room Assignment: Bedroom 5 and Back Corridor
We are a residential and commercial interior design firm based in Richmond, Virginia, with projects throughout the mid-Atlantic region and beyond.
Ivey Design Group's mission is to create lasting, functional, beautiful interiors. Our diverse projects - country homes, city dwellings, restaurants, and custom yachts - have set us apart as one of the leading tastemakers and respected members of the design community. Sophisticated, warm, and inviting, we design spaces that are layered, tailored, and never boring. With backgrounds in hospitality, residential, yacht, corporate, multi-family, higher education, and product design, we bring a well-rounded set of skills to each project.
As owner and Creative Director, Jamie sets the aesthetic and creative tone for all of Ivey Design Group’s projects. With degrees in Industrial and Systems Engineering and Interior Design from Virginia Tech, she has both the creative and analytical skills needed to navigate the intricate world of interior design. Jamie has worked on high-end hotels and residences for over a decade, and her sophisticated taste and unique design solutions have left an enduring mark on the spaces she’s helped to create.
Susan Reed, AIA, NCARB
Glave & Holmes Architecture
Room Assignment: 1915 Master Bathroom and Kitchen
As a Historic Architect, Susan Reed brings two decades of experience to support Glavé & Holmes Architecture’s renovations of older buildings and new work in historic settings. She is skilled in restoration and rehabilitation design, the design of compatible additions to historic structures, compatible new designs for historic contexts, State and Federal Historic Tax Credits, Historic Structure Reports, and Conditions Assessments.
She has worked on a variety of project types including theatres, museums, academic buildings, warehouses, historic residences, commercial buildings, churches, rural farm buildings, government buildings and even an off shore lighthouse. Susan has worked on over a dozen high-profile projects involving sensitive renovations to historic properties. Recent projects include the Carr’s Hill Rehabilitation at the University of Virginia, the Scott House Renovation at Virginia Commonwealth University, and the Wilson Hall Rehabilitation at James Madison University.
G&HA is a small and women-owned nationally recognized architecture, interior design, and planning firm founded in 1965 in Richmond, Virginia.
Edgar Parrish, Parrish Interiors
Room Assignment: Master Bedroom
Edgar Parrish, a life-long resident of Virginia with over twenty years of design experience, believes that a well-decorated area should be attractive as well as functional. You should feel comfortable in a space, and if you enjoy being there, then he has done a successful job.
When describing his design perspective, Edgar feels that attention to detail, proportion and proper use of color with accessories, old and new, along with lighting and fabrics is the key to creating not only a beautiful, but livable environment.
Client communication is paramount to designing a space which reflects your lifestyle needs in a cohesive, inviting atmosphere. He strives to meet his clients tastes as well as exceed their expectations. Edgar’s experience allows him to comfortably work in not only traditional applications, but to successfully make use of alternative design aesthetics in order to achieve your desired results. He views working with new clients as an opportunity to create long-lasting relationships.
Without a doubt, the design and proportion of a space should “just feel right.” If it “feels right,” you will fully enjoy the resulting effect of your personal space for many years.
Georgia Kukoski, Closet Factory
Room Assignment: Bedroom 2
Georgia has been designing organizational solutions for customers with Closet Factory in Richmond since 2010.
Georgia was chosen to design for the Richmond Symphony Designer Houses in 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2018. She designed a Pantry in 2013 and His and Her Master Closets in 2015. She designed Dressing Rooms in 2016 and 2018.
In 2015 she was awarded the Contractor of the Year Award in the Organizational Remodel/Uplift Category by the National Association of Remodeling Industry.
She also worked with a local designer and remodeler on an episode of Fix It and Finish It, remodeling a basement with a bar, shelving and a dance floor in one day!
Specialties include storage for Closets, Offices, Garages, Bookcases, Entertainment Centers, Pantries, Mud Rooms, Laundry Rooms and more.
Modern Traditions Interior Design
Room Assignment: Bedroom 3
Stephanie founded Modern Traditions Interior Design LLC in 2011.
As the daughter of a general contractor, Stephanie began painting and wallpapering at the age of 14 and spent her first year after college as the construction site manager at New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity and dedicated many years to affordable housing in New Orleans and Washington, DC
Lindsey Frank, Duet Design Studio
Room Assignment: Bedroom 4
Duet is a female-led architecture and design firm based in Richmond, Virginia experienced in interior renovations, new build construction as well as simple room refreshes.
We work closely with architects, builders, contractors, furniture makers, and local artisans to create unique spaces that are client-friendly and speak to your specific needs to make your space sing.
Our design philosophy is based on the belief that homes should be comfortable and livable while at the same time beautifully curated. Our style mixes old with new, integrating textures and color, layered with pieces that feel travelled and have history. An intrinsic love of vintage furniture and materials that feature raw and natural textures balance our appreciation of color and pattern to create spaces that feel practical and effortless. We believe in the balance of form AND function. For us, design and build are part of the same song. That’s why we’re embedded with our GCs on every project. When only the best materials (and accessories!) will do. Because your house is more than a home - it’s harmony.
Meg Turner, M. Turner Landscapes
Room Assignment: Front Patio
Surrounded by some of the most beautiful and historic gardens in the country while practicing law in New Orleans and Charleston, Meg’s passion for classical garden design was born. Strolling under the Live Oaks in New Orleans’s Audubon Park, she was entranced by the lush plantings framing the elegant terraces of the magnificent houses bordering the park. In Charleston, she walked to work down historic Meeting Street on sidewalks of weathered bluestone, past aged brick walls draped in Wisteria.
Meg and her husband Banks later moved to Richmond, Virginia, bought their first home and planted their first garden together. Although she cringes when she thinks of the monotonous layout of her first planting beds, she will never forget the exhilaration of tending that first garden — burrowing below the mulch on the first warm February day to see how close the Solomon’s Seal was to breaking ground, ripping out English Ivy for hours at a time, nurturing the Boxwood lovingly rooted by her father-in law.
Although she still loved the law, Meg threw herself into landscape design. Mentored by the brilliant landscape architect Anna Galusha Aquino, she acquired an appreciation for the classical principles of design, the necessity of proper scale, proportion and balance and the paramount importance of quality materials and workmanship and attention to detail.
Meg recently developed her own line of garden ornament and furniture. The planters, chairs, tables and tuteurs she designs are custom-made by classically trained artisans who labor over every detail to produce enduring pieces for well-loved gardens.
Meg writes about design, horticulture, significant private and public gardens, and developments in urban greening initiatives at her blog, The Well Dressed Garden.
Meg graduated from the University of Virginia and the University of Virginia School of Law. She received her certificate in landscape design at George Washington University. Meg lives and gardens in Richmond, Virginia.
Alyssa Johansen, Interior Designer
and Holly Raddin Dixon, Artist
Room Assignment: Linen Closet
Pouring over her family’s collection of architectural digest at a very young age, Alyssa can still recall the moment her dad explained that it was someone’s job to create the interiors she was so drawn to. “Something inside me awoke; and from that moment I steadfastly wanted to be an interior designer”, recalls Alyssa.
After graduating with honors from the Savannah College of Art and Design, Alyssa’s career path has spanned luxury hospitality design, visual merchandising and display design for retailers such as Anthropologie, a residency in Costa Rica designing luxury vacation homes, and opening her own Richmond based studio more than 10 years ago. In addition to working with residential clients, Alyssa serves as the Creative Director of Builders Design, leading a large, award winning team with projects nationwide. Her most recently acclaimed work was the 2022 New American Home which was nominated for the prestigious gold award.
Alyssa resides in Glen Allen with her three beautiful children Jack, Gray, and Annie and their frenchie Oliver.
Holly Raddin Dixon received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and Drawing from James Madison University in 1998. She has painted in homes, hospitals, and businesses throughout Virginia and parts of North Carolina for over 20 years.
Holly currently lives in Glen Allen, VA with her husband, Mike, and spends her days raising her 2 daughters, creating murals and canvases for clients, and is co-owner of Revamp RVA a cabinet and furniture painting company.
Donna Mudd and Kirby Pierce,
Daydreams Interior Specialties
Room Assignment: Dressing Room
Daydream Interior Specialties was formed with one simple goal: to make the decorating process as enjoyable and gratifying as possible for our clients. We approach our projects from an artist's point of view - incorporating each item into a pleasing whole while ensuring exceptional workmanship and design.
We provide in-home consultation, complete installation, interior color coordinating and floor planning. Since 1990 we have served central Virginia's decorating needs, and we're ready to serve yours.
We specialize in kitchen and bath remodels, additions, window treatments, furniture, flooring and bedding.
Casa Amada Design and Interiors
Room Assignment: Bathroom 3
Casa Amada Design & Interiors LLC. was born with a Latin Flare. The passion for Arts and Design inspired Bettina Pamplona to open Casa Amada Design & Interiors.
A Virginia native raised in Rio de Janeiro first started her career with photo production for Home Magazines, Food and Fashion.
Summer Classics Home of Richmond
Room Assignment: Back Patio
At Summer Classics Home, we’ve been turning our passion for breakthrough design and superb quality into original, luxury home furnishings for generations. Family owned and operated, we continually innovate to bring you beautiful living, outdoors and in.
We’ve trademarked the plush comfort and acclaimed weather-resilient engineering of our Summer Classics outdoor products. Handcrafted details and our unexpected mix of unique materials extend to our eclectic, distinctive indoor brand, Gabby, named after our stylish family matriarch. Exclusive fabrics, trendsetting lighting, and an obsession with quality testing—all define us as we continue to pioneer: Our Wendy Jane performance pillows meld delightfully luxe looks with practically indestructible style.
At summerclassicshome.com and in our inviting showrooms around the country, you’ll find exceptional small-business service, no matter how large we grow. We’re dedicated to making your home a sanctuary that brings family and friends together in true comfort and beauty - providing Life’s Best Moments…Furnished.
Melaine Kliewer and Melissa Fuller,
Ethan Allen - Richmond
Room Assignment: Front Foyer and Halls (downstairs and upstairs)
Ethan Allen provides sustainably manufactured, finely crafted furniture and décor and virtually endless customization options. We also offer free interior design service at 300+ Design Centers worldwide.
Cynthia Avolese, Cynthia Karr Interior Design
Room Assignment: Bathroom 4
Cynthia Karr Interior Design is a full-service residential design firm located in Richmond.
Her background portfolio includes homes from Colorado to Florida, full home renovations, consultation and commercial design.
Cynthia is a degreed Interior Designer and a former ASID Alabama State Board member on which she served as Communications Chair.
While in Alabama, she participated in four Designer Showhouses.
Ti Hensby, Ti Hensby Design
Room Assignment: Sleeping Porch
Ti Hensby Design is a full-service interior design firm primarily focused on residential design in Richmond, VA and surrounding areas. Ti dreamed of being in the interior design field as a child and began pursuing her dream early on by taking architecture classes in grade school and later studying studio art in college at James Madison University.
With degrees in Photography as well as Painting & Drawing and 16 years in the industry, Ti applies her knowledge of color and balance to her interiors. She approaches each project with a fresh eye, combining her vision with her clients' aesthetics; the ultimate goal being to create chic, timeless, and comfortable spaces for her clients to enjoy for years, and designs that can evolve with her clients' tastes and lifestyles.
Sheilah Michaels, Sheilah Michaels Design Studio
Room Assignment: Jack and Jill Bathroom
Sheilah Michaels Design Studio is a full service boutique studio focusing on residential and commercial design as well as retail design and display. She is accustomed to working across all design style genres and creating bespoke furniture and cabinetry for her projects. Additionally, Sheilah is passionate about art and using original artwork in her spaces. She has been an art collector for over 30 years.
Sheilah’s career has spanned 30 years in the interior design field as a designer, interior stylist, consultant, buyer, and visual merchandising manager. She has been employed by several of the nation’s top furniture manufacturers and home goods retailers, including: Ethan Allen; Baker, Knapp & Tubbs; Scandinavian Designs; and Calico Home. Additionally, she has worked as a seasonal decorator for national retail chains and department stores. Through her work in Los Angeles, Denver, and Nashville, she is accustomed to working with celebrity clientele, community leaders, and corporate executives and is well versed in providing exceptionable customer service to her clients.
Sheilah’s educational background consists of dual majors in architecture & creative writing with a minor in history. She studied at Moravian College, Lehigh University, and in Brixen, Italy.
Kendra Taylor, Kendra Taylor Landscape Architecture, PLLC
Room Assignment: Gilette Garden
Kendra Taylor is a Landscape Architect registered in New York and Virginia. She received an undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia and worked for several years as an editor and literary agent, during which time she completed a Master of Arts in English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. She returned to UVA for a Master of Landscape Architecture degree. She has worked with world-class design firms including Peter Walker and Partners, Deborah Nevins & Associates, and Robert A.M. Stern Architects, where she was the Director of Landscape Design. Her projects are located in all regions of the United States as well as in France, Switzerland, Canada, Turkey, and Kazakhstan. She has written for art and design publications, served on design and awards juries, and taught in the graduate Landscape Architecture program at UVA.