Barbara Hawthorn’s career has been informed by life experience. Growing up in New York, Los Angeles, London and Paris exposed her to the best in design, architecture and the arts. Working in her father’s engineering firm taught her drafting skills and about alternative energy sources. A background as an artist instilled an understanding of color, light and composition.
“Good taste is about quality, value and knowledge—with a nod to the classics and an eye to what is fresh and ‘today,’” observes Hawthorn. “We create spaces that will provide lasting value with comfort and durability. Functional opulence is our mantra.”
Hawthorn was named Hall of Fame Designer by Home & Design in 2009 and has been recognized by numerous publications as one of DC’s best designers. In January 2018, she was honored by the Women’s Leadership Group of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington as their “Fearless Woman” for her contributions to the lives of at-risk children in the region. She was named Professional Woman of the Year 2011-2012 by the National Association of Professional Women.
Projects by Barbara Hawthorn Interiors, Ltd., have appeared in both national and local publications and have been featured on network and cable TV.