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Hot Talent 2022

Five rising stars to watch on the local design scene

Hot Talent 2021

Five rising stars make their mark on the local design scene

Hot Talent

Hot Talent: Sara Swabb

Sara Swabb, who hails from Ohio, had a high-level marketing and sales career when she moved to DC to be with her husband. Several years and two daughters later, she […]

Hot Talent: Asha Maxey

Asha Maxey, who grew up in Holly, Michigan, always had a soft spot for interior design. She studied architecture for a year, then wound up with a degree in marketing. […]

Hot Talent: Kevin Billings

Interior décor has been a passion for Kevin Billings since his Leesburg childhood, when he spent many a weekend redecorating his room. After studying communications and marketing in college, Billings […]

Hot Talent: Griffith Roberts Roth + Blythe Roberts McNerney

Sisters Griffith Roberts Roth (left) and Blythe Roberts McNerney share a lifelong love for interiors—and a longtime vision of owning a business together. Before launching Griffith Blythe Interiors in 2016, […]

Hot Talent 2022

This issue marks the 15th year that H&D has spotlighted up-and-coming designers who lead their own firms in DC, Maryland and Virginia. To celebrate the milestone, we gathered for a […]

Hot Talent: Christian Daw

Before finding his passion in design, Christian Daw flipped condos, finished law school and embarked on a law career. He’d always designed his own interiors and helped friends with their […]

Hot Talent: Michelle Tremont Boyd

Michelle Tremont Boyd brings a wealth of experience to her growing design firm, launched in 2020. She followed a degree in architecture from Syracuse University with six years at Studio […]

Hot Talent: Saudah Saleem

Saudah Saleem, who hails from Brooklyn, has always been in love with fashion, history and art. After marrying and moving to Baltimore, she transitioned from a government job to a […]

Hot Talent: Whitney R. Wood

Family heirlooms, art and antiques filled Whitney Wood’s childhood home in Charlottesville. “Thinking back,” he recalls, “I was always rearranging my room.” So it wasn’t a stretch when, right out […]

Hot Talent: Anne Pulliam

A business degree propelled Anne Pulliam into a marketing career, but she felt unfulfilled. “I’m a creative person and it didn’t feel like the right fit,” she admits. Pulliam loved […]

Hot Talent 2021

Since 2008, Home & Design has published an annual feature that spotlights up-and-coming designers who’ve launched firms of their own in DC, Maryland and Virginia. The talented 2021 pros bring […]

Hot Talent: Ann Gottlieb

As a child, Ann Gottlieb loved buying fabric and making her own clothes. Though she flirted with a fashion career, a practical side led to pre-law studies at Virginia Tech—but […]

Hot Talent: Mikell Rice

An entrepreneurial spirit runs in Mikell Rice’s family—along with creativity. Raised in the DC area by parents who owned a graphic design company, Rice embraced her affinity for interior design […]

Hot Talent: Morgan Taylor

Morgan Taylor caught the interior design bug at Liberty University while pursuing a degree in studio art. “I took electives in 
design and worked on volunteer projects,” 
she relates. “Interior […]

Hot Talent: Shoshanna Shapiro

While a stay-at-home mom, Shoshanna Shapiro was content to design her own home and those of her friends—but when her kids were grown, she shifted into career mode. “I’ve always […]

Hot Talent: Brandi Wilkins

Growing up in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Brandi Wilkins remembers driving around, “oohing and aahing” at residences in her hometown with her mom, who loved decorating. “I knew I belonged in a […]

HOME&DESIGN, published bi-monthly by Homestyles Media Inc., is the premier magazine of architecture and fine interiors for the Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia region.

The company also publishes an annual H&D Sourcebook of ideas and resources for homeowners and professionals alike. H&D Chesapeake Views is published bi-annually and showcases fine home design and luxury living in and around the Chesapeake Bay.

The H&D Portfolio of 100 Top Designers spotlights the superior work of selected architects, interior designers and landscape architects in major regions of the US.

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