Historic homes can present design challenges, but with the right balance— old and new, light and dark—a space can be functional, inviting and “today.” © Geoffrey Hodgdon
The grand, historic entry to a DC embassy showcases an elegant, functional reception desk designed by Barbara Hawthorn to match the embassy’s exquisite grand piano. © Kenneth M. Wyner
Barbara Hawthorn

Barbara Hawthorn Interiors, Ltd.

“Good taste is about quality, value and knowledge—with a nod to the classics and an eye to what is fresh and ‘today.’”

Barbara Hawthorn has 30 years’ experience in residential and commercial interior design, project management and urban planning. Her timeless designs mix modern, comfortable furnishings with fine art, antiques and innovative lighting. Her award-winning firm has consistently been rated among the area’s best, with designs featured on HGTV and in national and regional media. Barbara was named a 2011-2012 Woman of the Year by the National Association of Professional Women. She serves with the Women’s Leadership Group for The Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington and with charities dedicated to art education and children’s literacy.

Barbara Hawthorn Interiors, Ltd.