Cramer combined vivid blues with graphic Kelly Wearstler wallpaper in a dining room. © Mark Luthringer
Caryn Cramer in MG + BW’s Bella Chair. © Michael Ventura
 Built-ins in a dining room conceal the powder room. © Mark Luthringer
Cramer channeled a rustic chateau with dark-stained cabinets and a bespoke island. © Mark Luthringer
A vintage-look teal BlueStar stove matches the nearby island. © Mark Luthringer
 Cramer’s own fabrics enlivened her playful Guest Bedroom at the 2017 DC Design House. © Angie Seckinger

Hot Talent: Creative Challenge

A passion for textile design complements Caryn Cramer's versatile interiors

“I have been an art and design addict since I was a little kid,” declares Caryn Cramer with enthusiasm. “I was always into color, texture, form, and fabric—I am obsessed with fabric.”

After briefly practicing law, Cramer returned to her first love, earning a master’s degree in design from the Corcoran and becoming a visiting scholar at Copenhagen’s Royal Danish School of Design, where she printed fabrics for a textile designer while completing her thesis. Back in DC, she launched her firm, Caryn Cramer, in 2011. Since then, she has transformed many clients’ homes and also developed a collection of sustainable fabrics that she designs and paints by hand, then prints digitally on Belgian linen. Along with a new line of wall coverings printed on wood veneer, her textiles are available locally at A Mano in Georgetown.

“I love a creative challenge,” Cramer says. “Getting color and texture right, scale and balance, positive and negative space. And I love seeing through my clients’ eyes.”

Interior Design: Caryn Cramer, Caryn Cramer, Washington, DC.