Interior Concepts, Inc., principal Arlene Critzos has been creating beautiful interiors for more than 40 years. Her personal experience—encompassing European studies, travel and multiple decorative arts degrees—and the expertise of her team result in a broad portfolio of work.

“Our approach emphasizes creativity and professionalism, and we never begin a project without totally understanding our clients’ needs, financial scope, quality expectations and timing,” Critzos says. “We work collaboratively on homes that are truly unique and a haven for their owners.”

Colleague Joyce Pearl, who joined Interior Concepts in 1983, is well-versed in both residential and commercial design. She does not have a signature style, rather she strives to create unique interiors that marry her clients’ diverse lifestyles and the project location. “Making a difference” in a client’s home or work environment is her commitment.

The team’s latest projects span the style spectrum—from a relaxed island retreat and a modern mountain aerie to an urban contemporary abode and a refined French residence. The firm was also tapped to redesign the US vice president’s Naval Observatory residence.

Critzos founded Interior Concepts, Inc., in 1979. Today, ICI is a full-service design firm, employing about 50 people and creating homes that emphasize comfort, scale, art and overall visual beauty. Recent accolades include grand prize and design excellence awards from Annapolis Home and Home & Design’s 2022 Designers’ Choice Award for top interior design firm. In 2021, Critzos was named the Face of Interior Design by Annapolis Home for the fifth year in a row.