About The Designer
Sharon Kleinman brings clients' dreams to reality through the home
design business she founded more than fifteen years ago. Over the past several years, Sharon's
interior design work for her clients as well as her own home, have been featured in Washington Home and
Design Magazine, Spectacular Homes of Greater Washington,
D.C., and Home and Design, Portfolio of Top Designers.
In projects ranging from
kitchen redesigns to whole house makeovers to full designs for homes under
construction, Sharon brings excitement, passion, expertise and an
exacting attention-to-detail to the design process. Above all, her
desire is for her clients to put their own personal stamp on their
homes. "Each interior should reflect the client's style, not mine,"
"I want my clients to be
able to enter any room in their home and feel good about it, " Sharon
says. "I encourage my clients to think carefully about how they are
going to live in each space. I work to incorporate sentimental items,
hobbies, personal collections or artwork into an overall design
According to Sharon,
thorough planning is the key to a well-designed room. She begins the
design process by asking her clients to list what they want to do in a
given room: watch television, read a book, listen to music, or play
games, for example. Then she develops options to incorporate her
clients' wish list. Once they agree on a plan, she begins selecting
furniture in line with her clients' tastes.
As Sharon works with her
clients, the plans remain fluid. "I truly believe the best rooms
evolve over time," Sharon says. "Adhering to this philosophy, I
recommend that my clients begin by purchasing the larger main pieces
of furniture first. This allows us to build upon the basics, adding
unique or personal accessories and smaller pieces of furniture along
Window treatments and
wall finishes are integral to a well-designed room, so Sharon spends
careful time choosing the perfect fabrics and paint colors for walls
and windows. She works with experienced craftspeople to provide the
attention to detail and quality she requires for beautiful window
treatments and faux wall finishes.
Finally, it is time to
accessorize. Sharon frequents antique shops, retail stores and art
galleries looking for just the right items which will reflect the clients' aesthetics and puts the finishing
touches on every interior she helps create.
"By channeling design
creativity into a process, the end result is a unique interior where
the beauty of the room is in the whole, and not in a single piece,"
Sharon says. "The most beautiful interiors are appreciated in their
entirety. No one piece takes center stage or overpowers the room as a