Howarth Designs LLC

Dolly Howarth, IFDA, IDS

Howarth Designs was launched in 2002, after founder and principal Dolly Howarth experienced what she describes as “an inhumane office environment.” As she recalls, the workplace “set in motion for me a crusade against the absence of design.” She adds, “Now that many of us work from our homes, it has never been more important to craft our living environments with function, form and peace in mind.”

Howarth became committed to the ideal of good design and how to share it, believing, she says, that “sound design eases the mind.” Her projects are initiated and inspired by her clients; rather than dictate a signature look, she listens carefully, using her conceptual and analytical skills to create streamlined interiors that reflect each client’s distinctive personality. She has traveled extensively throughout Europe and her work is influenced by a wide range of design styles, including Bauhaus, Vienna Workshop, Scandinavian, Art Nouveau and Arts & Crafts.

“My focus is on quality over quantity,” Howarth notes. “My aim is to provide undivided attention—and I bring to bear a lifetime of experience that benefits each client and every project.”