“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.”
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