In a North Carolina home, Christopher Patrick offset gray Maya Romanoff wallpaper with shades of green and taupe.
Christopher Patrick.
An old finial from Arhaus and horn accessories convey a collected style in Patrick's parents' bedroom.
In a great room, a daybed separates two seating areas.
A console by Kaleo Kala is paired with an original Miró.
Rich textures include a sofa in mohair and a Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams chair in a geometric print.

Hot Talent: Leading Edge

Christopher Patrick

Hot Talent: Leading Edge At a young age, Christopher Patrick knew he wanted to be a designer. “In high school, I helped friends pick colors and paint their rooms,” he recalls. “Then the moms would call me and say, ‘Would you mind taking a look at our dining room?’”

Patrick earned a degree in interior design and worked at Wentworth Inc., a Bethesda-based design-build company, for three years before launching his own firm in 2011. His mission is to encourage homeowners to think outside the box. “There’s an edge that people are starting to experience in Washington,” he says. “People my age realize that they want to have a space that speaks to them. I want to try to infuse the hip and fresh and new into my designs, all while speaking to my clients’ wants and needs.”

Experience has taught Patrick that once a client sees what he sees, “we build this bond,” he says. “I want to help them break out of their shell a little bit, push some of their boundaries.” 

CHRISTOPHER PATRICK INTERIORS: CHRISTOPHER PATRICK, Gaithersburg, Maryland. Photography: Erik Kvalsvik.

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