At bossy color, we create outrageously beautiful homes that reflect our clients’ passions and life experiences — homes that are as compelling as the people who live there.
Our work together is divided into two phases: Design and Implementation. In the Design phase, we get to know you and understand how you live. It’s impossible to overstate the powerful role your home plays in your life: we believe that when your home reflects who you are and what makes you tick, you feel invincible. So it’s critical that we learn what’s important to you.
Then, starting with color, we design. We combine pieces with history with the most exciting furnishings on the market today. The result is a highly personalized design that delights and surprises you…yet feels somehow familiar. Our design plans include antique and modern furniture, rugs, pillows, wallcovering, light fixtures, custom window treatments, and, importantly, artwork.
After we agree on your design, the Implementation phase begins. We place orders and track delivery to the receiver. We schedule the service providers — painters, wallcovering hangers, window treatment fabricators, etc. — and monitor their work. We’re a turnkey operation, implementing your design plan from the first order through the last piece of art.
When the Design and Implementation phases are complete, you’ll have a gorgeous home that makes you happy every time you walk through the door. If you’ve reached the point in your life where you’re excited, ready, and able to create the home that’s finally right for you, we hope you’ll call us at 202.265.0443. We’d love to hear from you.
Boldness. Joy. Inspiration. Professionalism. Character.
- Boldness. We create outrageously beautiful homes, starting with color.
- Joy. We bring joy to our clients by designing homes that reflect their passions and life experiences.
- Inspiration. We are open to inspiration, no matter where it comes from.
- Professionalism. We operate at the highest level of professionalism. We work swiftly and with precision; meet deadlines; respect budgets; and communicate clearly and often.
- Character. We are respectful, straightforward, and kind.
About the name
“But you’re not bossy! You’re nice!” That’s what my clients said to me when I changed the name of my design firm in 2005.
Well, I am nice, and I’m usually not too bossy, although my brother might disagree. (He came up with “bossy color” in the first place.) But to me, the name bossy color means two things.
First, it means that color is the boss. I believe that outrageously beautiful homes begin with color. It’s my inspiration and my starting point.
Second, bossy color means decisiveness. It means action. It means that I guide you through the hundreds of decisions necessary as we create a glorious home for you. No more dithering, no more half-decorated rooms. Bossy color means business: a vision, a design, the execution of that design.
There is one more reason I went with bossy color. It’s fun.
If bossy color resonates with you, please call us at 202-265-0443 and tell us what’s on your mind, use our contact form. We’ll be delighted to help you with your DC-area residence, your weekend home in rural Virginia or on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, or anywhere else life takes you.