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Dining room - Interior Design Services
Dining room - Interior Design Services

Contemporary wallpaper in a leaf pattern offsets a dining room’s original light fixture.

Room - Furniture
Room - Furniture

Suzanne Manlove. Photo © Michael Ventura.

Living room - Couch
Living room - Couch

Barrel-back chairs in a cheetah print and a nubby-textured sofa in the living room keep neutrals interesting.

Bedroom - Interior Design Services
Bedroom - Interior Design Services

Eggplant-hued walls add warmth to the master bedroom; the headboard and accents are white for balance.

Interior Design Services - Kitchen
Interior Design Services - Kitchen

In the kitchen, contemporary pendants and a glass-tile backsplash create a fresh, new look.

Living room - Interior Design Services
Living room - Interior Design Services

Yellow and teal accents, as well as an intriguing metallic wall sculpture, enliven the neutral family room.

Hot Talent: Suzanne Manlove

Hot Talent: Suzanne Manlove Designer Suzanne Manlove traveled a storied path before founding a boutique firm with a mission to create “fresh, livable interiors, respecting tradition while embracing the new.”

After earning a graphic design degree at the University of Maryland, she landed at a Baltimore agency, creating award-winning ad campaigns, and later became an art director at Time Life. But it was a stint selling real estate—which she pursued while raising two young children—that led Manlove to her ideal profession.

“When in real estate, I was drawn more to the houses, the architecture and the people—helping them prepare their homes for sale—than I was to the actual selling,” she explains.

During her real estate days, Manlove also remodeled her own home, gaining further in-depth, hands-on experience. In 2008, she finally founded her firm to help others navigate the home-design process.

“Graphic design gave me a great sense of color and balance, as well as spatial awareness,” says Manlove of her journey. “The real estate experience lit the switch and then it was all about learning the vendors, where to get things and making it happen.”

Interior Design: Suzanne Manlove, Arlington Home Interiors, Arlington, Virginia. Styling: Charlotte Safavi.

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