Romain Baty, LLC
Romain Baty, who hails from Paris, moved to DC and established his full-service residential-design firm in 2016. After four years working on both sides of the Atlantic, he says, he has forged an approach that combines a French sensibility with the generosity and comfort of the American lifestyle. His work ranges from light decoration to extensive renovations. “I have three North Stars: elegance, balance and joy,” he observes. “The last is not to be overlooked because we have enough worries in our everyday life already—and as the famous decorator Dorothy Draper once said, ‘decorating is fun.’ ”
Baty began his career working at elite fashion houses such as Chanel, Dior and Givenchy. After heading international retail development for Yves Saint Laurent Beauty, he made the move from fashion to interiors. “My approach is truly tailor-made,” he relates. “I combine craftsmanship and unique pieces in my clients’ homes to create refined and singular designs that will fit their needs while reflecting who they are. My clients are a great source of my inspiration—and I love houses with soul.”
Baty was featured among Home & Design’s Hot Talent in 2018, and his projects have appeared in Home & Design’s Idea Book and DC Modern Luxury. He is a member of the MensBook committee for DC.