Meet The Team

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Nicole Lanteri

Owner,  Lead Designer

Nicole grew up in South Florida and has lasting impressions of the awesome grasscloth-papered walls, paisley sofas and Marimekko bedding that filled her childhood home.  

Nicole studied Latin American Studies and Political Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  While at UNC, Nicole spent her free time working in a local frame shop and enjoyed every minute of it.  Her study abroad in Sevilla, Spain and travels to London, Paris and Barcelona that semester started the influence that travel continues to have on her aesthetic and way of life.  She continued her studies at the University of Virginia and earned a law degree in 2004, moving to New York City after graduation and practicing law at Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP in New York City and Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP in New York City and Washington, D.C. until she decided to start her new career as an interior decorator in July 2009. 

Nicole and her husband recently moved from a modern loft to a 1939 colonial house in Arlington, VA that they love and are currently updating to be comfortable, modern and fun.

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Katharine Spreen

Design Assistant

Katharine claims North Carolina as her home state, but also lived in Michigan, Texas, and Florida while growing up. Like Nicole, she graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill, and moved to Washington, DC to become the next C.J. Cregg before taking a left turn to work in corporate training while her now-husband earned his doctorate in Bloomington, IN.

 

After moving back to DC, she was rescued by Nicole from the corporate training world in February 2019.

Katharine has traveled extensively across the U.S., U.K., and Europe, and always admired beautiful spaces across all kinds of style. She loves creating perfectly eclectic spaces for our clients.

She shares a mid-century rambler with her husband in Hyattsville, MD, and is thrilled to watch the transformation along Route 1.