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In the kitchen, custom cabinets and an antique-mirrored hood fabricated by Winchester Farmhouse Furniture offset the quartzite countertops and backsplash. The appliances are from Sub-Zero, Wolf and Cove.

A Varaluz chandelier strikes a glam note in the dining room.

Crisp millwork dresses up the family room, graced by Orren Ellis sconces.

Braylock conjured an enchanted garden in a little girl’s room featuring custom wallpaper from Etsy and a Meridian bed in pink velvet.

Sharron Braylock introduced a high level of functionality and a chic aesthetic in her renovation of a Warrenton, Virginia, home. PORTRAIT: MICHAEL VENTURA

Hot Talent: Sharron Braylock

Sharron Braylock’s mom decorated their Baltimore home to the nines. “She had a very opulent, luxe and colorful style—and still does,” attests the daughter, who was drawn to beautiful interiors at a young age. “But at the time,” she admits, “I didn’t know that design was a discipline and that you could decorate for a living.”

It wasn’t until she was in college studying mortuary science that Braylock had an epiphany. “A friend told me she was in an interior design program—and I shifted gears,” she recalls. “That was a drastic change.” After studying design, she landed jobs with a kitchen-and-bath firm and a homebuilder, where she ran a design center and helped clients select finishes for new abodes.

Braylock launched Studio One Design about 10 years ago and hasn’t looked back. Today, the Charles Town, West Virginia, designer runs the firm with a project manager. She recently completed a gut renovation for a family of five in Warrenton, and is now designing an ADA-compliant home for a client’s parents complete with a Peloton room and a basement whiskey bar.

“I approach every project wanting to genuinely make the biggest impact on how clients experience their homes,” Braylock affirms. “No matter where we live, we all want the same thing. And that’s comfort and refuge.”

Interior Design: Sharron Braylock, Studio One Design, Charles Town, West Virginia. Text: Sharon Jaffe Dan. Photography: Markus Wilborn.

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