Carol Freedman, Allied ASID

Company: Carol Freedman Design
5309 Mohican Rd
Bethesda, MD 20816-2163 map
Phone: (301) 320-2872
Email: carol@carolfreedmandesign.com
Website: www.carolfreedmandesign.com

Designer Profile

Carol Freedman's design aesthetic can be appreciated in homes around the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, including Chevy Chase, Bethesda, Glen Echo, Potomac, Takoma Park, and Northwest D.C., as well as in New York, Colorado and California. With a deep respect for each client's lifestyle, personality, desires and preferences, Carol Freedman Design aims to create spaces that are warm and color-filled, family-friendly, and a delight to live in. Carol Freedman Design has worked with residential and commercial clients since its inception in January, 1994. While her work speaks for itself, her clients will attest to the fun and collaborative atmosphere that abounds as Freedman works with them to create new interiors.

A warm welcome embraces you in homes designed by Carol Freedman. With thoughtful practicality and an exceptional eye for detail, she creates homes that are unmistakably comfortable, stylish and personal. Known for her special eye for color, Carol typically begins projects by creating a color concept and style direction to incorporate throughout a residence. Room layouts, furniture and fabrics are then selected which build upon this concept and reflect the client's distinct design concerns. She believes that 'real life' must factor into thoughtful design; therefore she is accustomed to creating spaces friendly to children, families and house pets.

Through all stages of the design process, Carol Freedman is consistently involved. From concept development through installation, she and her team of highly experienced professionals are responsive to each client's distinct requirements.

Carol Freedman is sensitive to the changing landscape of factors affecting the design industry. Environmental concerns, green concepts and ecologically sound products will continue to inform design selections. Carol Freedman Design stays attuned to these factors and their implications for each client's project. The unique perspective that she brings to her work is a product of her diverse experiences in urban/environmental planning, consulting, textiles and interior design. Carol Freedman is an Allied Member of the American Society of Interior Designers.

In Our Clients' Words...

"I just realized that I have never really thanked you for all that you did to make our project a wonderful reality. I appreciated your ideas, organization, kindness and humor, and how graciously you went to the extra lengths necessary to get everything right. It was a pleasure to work with you. Now it is my pleasure to be able to enjoy living in this beautiful space, which your work made possible. I have worked with other designers, and I enjoyed my experience with you so much more. You worked wonderfully with our contractor and the suppliers. You are a good listener, and you helped us make the best choices by bringing great ideas while respecting our tastes and budget. And we had fun! That may be the best part."
- Lori Raphael and Mike Hemmer, Bethesda, MD.


"I really enjoyed working with Carol and I am very pleased with the results. Carol has a great sense of color and aesthetics, and a sound vision of overall design and composition for a room. She combined her ideas along with the preferences I had expressed to come up with a transitional style which balances traditional and contemporary designs. Carol works with pleasure, persistence, and a sense of humor."
- Lisa Claudy Fleischman, Chevy Chase, MD

"We love working with Carol! Her ability to interpret, and talent with expressing, our design tastes and desires is uncanny … and very much appreciated. We first worked together on a full redecoration of two levels of our home. It seemed overwhelming to us, but Carol was able to create a pace with which we talked, looked at selections and ultimately, made decisions. Everything came together smashingly! Our Master Bedroom, Great Room, Dining Room, Kitchen, Breakfast Room, Game Room and my Office on the main level each possess their own personality yet transition from one to the next with ease and continuity. Our lower level is used daily for our businesses and, it, too, has a professional and distinctive look that carries themes from the upstairs. We are so pleased with the look and feel of our home that we have engaged Carol to work with us on the full renovation of our next home! A very talented and lovely professional, indeed."
- Robin Sorkin

"Carol took our rather dim, north-facing living room and opened it up with new windows, great lighting and bright colors. It's the first time that I've ever enjoyed spending time in there in the winter. It's the perfect "cure" for my winter-time blues!"
- Dick Artis, Washington, DC

"Carol did a superb job helping me plan and choose furniture for a new apartment."
- Beth Preiss, Washington, DC

Services Offered

Carol Freedman Design offers a full range of interior design services, which include: design concepts, color palettes, space planning, built-in design, furniture specification, fabric & floor covering selection, lighting specification, window treatment design and fabrication, art commissions, decorative accents, and much more...


Awards & Publications

Carol Freedman's work has been recognized in a variety of publications, including The Washington Post, Washington Spaces, Bethesda Magazine, and Express Night Out.

Carol Freedman was recently recognized in Bethesda Magazine's "Best of Bethesda" among the top interior designers for 2011.

A striking contemporary living room design, inspired by the owners' art collection, in downtown Bethesda.
The fiery colors in the vintage French poster are repeated in the fabrics, colors and patterns within this Chevy Chase family room...
A serene guest bedroom design inspired by the owners' unique lithograph...
Sensual shapes and colors abound in this Bethesda living room...
Renovated master bath includes elegant finishes-- limestone walls and floors, burnished bronze appointments, beaded and antique glass, bespoke chiffonier and more...
An eye-catching custom-designed runner and art installation welcome visitors to this Chevy Chase home...
Chevy Chase dining room in which strikingly angular oak dining table is coupled with colorful pendant and lush custom Tibetan rug...
Crisp modern styling and choice selections highlight this downtown Bethesda kitchen renovation.
View of Bethesda kitchen shows fabric pattern repeated in pendant lighting over central island...
Shapely curves abound in this Chevy Chase living room, inspired by the homeowner's remarkable painting...
Note the whimsical mirroring of color and style in the window treatments shown in this Bethesda living room...
New Mexico sunsets were the inspiration for this living room in Bethesda...
Fine details of a square on square pattern are reflected in this image of a Bethesda living room...
This vignette  of an eclectic Bethesda kitchen features a custom built-in breakfront, maple and glass dining table, and modern upholstered seating...
Whimsical art and furnishings add warmth and spirit to this Chevy Chase kitchen...
A traditional selection of styles and fabrics decorate this Chevy Chase master bedroom sitting area...
This exuberant master bedroom sings with vivid colors, textures, patterns and the glow of sunlight.
A great room in Bethesda glitters with the vibrant colors of autumn, welcoming friends for a cozy visit or an evening of fun.
A lush dining room space for entertaining...