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

The designer brings a refined sophistication to his work.

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

In a historic row-house renovation, Byrd mixed masculine lines with feminine undertones.

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

He revived a living room with a reflective Phillip Jeffries wall covering on the ceiling.

Table - Interior Design Services
Table - Interior Design Services

In a penthouse model in Norfolk, Byrd tapped into mid-century modern style.

Interior Design Services - Furniture
Interior Design Services - Furniture

Kenneth Byrd reviews fabric samples in the Romo showroom. © Michael Ventura

Hot Talent Kenneth Byrd

The designer brings sophisticated style to Richmond

Hot Talent Kenneth Byrd Kenneth Byrd knew he wanted to be an interior designer from the time he was a boy rearranging the furniture in his parents’ Virginia Beach home. He eventually settled in Richmond, where a background in visual merchandising and real estate led him to staging homes on the market. Then a developer hired him to oversee the renovation of a historic warehouse into luxury condos—a project that launched his design career.

He founded Kenneth Byrd Design in 2010 with a focus on both commercial and residential work. After a couple of years in Richmond’s historic Fan District, the firm moved to the “grittier” Shockoe Bottom area. Now the head of a five-person studio and a storefront (open by appointment), Byrd brings an unexpected, modern sensibility to the city’s traditional landscape. “We have an aesthetic that goes against the grain of traditional Richmond,” he says. “Our clients want that city edge.”

However, Byrd and his team approach historical projects with respect. “We don’t come in and strip down a 100-year-old home,” he explains. “We want to embrace the age of the home and celebrate its architectural features.

“Design is a collection of styles and flavors,” he continues. “I definitely like ‘old meets new.’ Space has more soul when things are collected, they come from different eras and everything has a story.”

Interior Design: Kenneth Byrd, Kenneth Byrd Design, Richmond, Virginia.

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