Whittington Design Studio
Melanie Whittington, ASID, IFDA
Kelly Jennings, Kate Stoyek, Trish Copenhaver
“As a young girl, I learned that adding something beautiful or comforting to your environment can change your perspective on life,” ref lects Melanie Whittington. She began college as a business major but longed for something more creative and people-oriented. A pivot to interior design allowed her to combine business skills with personal passions. She founded Whittington Design Studio in 2005 after 15 years of experience in other design firms.
Today, she leads a staff of four with backgrounds in residential, commercial and kitchen-and-bath design. “We believe that a well-designed home combines beauty, function and personality to enhance your everyday life,” Whittington says. “We’re committed to personalized service—to helping our clients tell their own unique story in their spaces.”
The process starts with getting to know the client and their lifestyle, to determine preferences for style and function. Each project is customized to ensure that every detail and layer is addressed. “Homes should be filled with warmth, color, texture, depth and personality,” Whittington observes. “Our stylish and beautiful designs are tailored to our clients’ lives. And we make the process fun.”
Whittington Design Studio was named a Best of Arlington winner by Arlington Magazine and a Best of Virginia winner by Virginia Living. Projects have been featured in The Cottage Journal, Home & Design, Northern Virginia, Arlington Magazine and The Washington Post.