Zigdon and Steinhardt conveyed style and simplicity In a living room through symmetry and a neutral backdrop.
Lisa Steinhardt (left) and Fanny Zigdon.
A Missoni chair enlivens a model home designed by  Zigdon and Steinhardt.
A work by photographer Alex Turco provides a
A girl's room is decorated in soft colors and Pottery Barn furniture.

Hot Talent: Fashion Forward

Lisa Steinhardt & Fanny Zigdon

“My designs are modern yet classic, infused with fashion inspiration,” says Fanny Zigdon (above, right), principal of Fanny Zigdon Interiors. The designer grew up in New York City, the seat of fashion, but focused on interior design early. After moving to Baltimore, she took interior design classes at the Community College of Baltimore. There, she met Lisa Steinhardt, whose interest in design had grown out of a childhood spent in her family’s interior design shop. In 2010, the two founded Design Loft Interiors. “We gravitated to each other,” Zigdon says of the partnership.

Though Zigdon split off to form her own firm in 2012, “we still collaborate when the opportunity arises,” says Steinhardt, who remains the principal of Design Loft. After all, she and Zigdon both espouse the same design viewpoint. 

“A room is like a wardrobe,” says Zigdon. “You have your basics—like your little black dress—but you update them with accessories. They are like jewelry for the home.”

FANNY ZIGDON INTERIORS: FANNY ZIGDON, Baltimore, Maryland. DESIGN LOFT INTERIORS: LISA STEINHARDT, Allied ASID, Baltimore, Maryland. Photography: Matthew Dandy.


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