Carolin M. Schebish, ASID, CID

School: International Institute of Interior Design
Company: Design Exchange, Inc.
3911 Old Lee Highway
Fairfax, VA 22030 map
Phone: 703-691-1200

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Designer Profile

Carolin Schebish is an award-winning respected interior designer. Her experience has served a wide range of residential and commercial clients over her 37 year career. Carolin is certified by the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ), licensed in Washington, DC and certified in Virginia and Maryland.

Carolin’s projects range from refurbishing of an existing room to designs for total renovations and new construction from the blueprint stages. Vast resources developed over the years provide her clientele the expertise to accomplish her design concepts. She credits her theatre background for her ability to visualize the finished space long before completion. Her strong sense of balance, scale, color and texture provide sophisticated and welcoming interiors.

Many of her clients are in the industry including architects, builders, contractors, furniture representatives and former designers. Clients engage Carolin’s services for multiple diverse projects including residences, second homes, and businesses.

She is a member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and a past president of the Washington Metro Chapter. She has received the Chapter Medalist Award, the 2014 Sarah Boyer Jenkins, FASID Apex Award and has won design awards from the chapter as well. Carolin juries design competitions, has served on discussion panels at the Washington Design Center and has been interviewed on Cable TV regarding interior design. She has been published locally and nationally. She is also a member of the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA).

A Nebraska native, Carolin has lived in the Washington, DC area for many years. She co-founded Design Exchange in 1981. She is a graduate of the International Institute of Interior Design, Washington DC, and earlier studied at Pennsylvania State University. She enjoys theatre, art, music, dancing, and spending time with her wonderful husband and family.

Services Offered

Design Exchange is a full service interior design firm that guides both residential and commercial clients through every stage of the design process, from consultation and conception to installation. Though the firm is based in Fairfax, Va. and most of its projects are in the D.C. metropolitan area, projects have extended throughout the East Coast and Midwest, including properties in Virginia Beach and Williamsburg, Virginia, North Carolina, New York, Florida, and Massachusetts.

The firm’s services include:

– Residential interior design
– Commercial interior design
– Space planning
– Floor plans
– Color consultation
– Furniture acquisition & arrangement
– Custom furniture & built-ins
– Window treatments
– Project management
– Commission of custom art
– Bath & kitchen remodeling
– Decorating
– Staging
– Specification
– Purchasing
– Upholstery & refinishing
– Lighting solutions
– Flooring
– Installations

Residential projects include:

– Corporate office suites
– Medical offices
– Churches
– Restaurants

Commercial projects include:

– Single-family homes
– Penthouses
– Condos
– Town homes

Awards & Publications

2014 Sarah Boyer Jenkins, FASID, APEX Award, presented to Carolin Schebish for a Lifetime of Outstanding and Significant Contributions to the Chapter, the Society and the Profession of Interior Design, ASID Washington Metro Chapter

2013 Interior Design Competition Award, presented to Design Exchange, Inc. for Master Bath design that placed first in the Residential Kitchen & Bath category, ASID Washington Metro Chapter

2007 Chapter Medalist Award, presented to Carolin Schebish for outstanding service and contributions to chapter activities and the profession, ASID Washington Metro Chapter

Fairfax, VA Guest Bathroom
Fairfax, VA master bathroom design, winner of 2013 Design Competition Award from the Washington Metro Chapter
Award-winning master bathroom vanity and window
Fairfax, VA kitchen
Fairfax, VA kitchen hidden appliance cabinet
Virginia bathroom
Virginia master bathroom closet
Virginia master bathroom
Virginia Beach great room
Virginia Beach sun room overlooking the Sound
Cape Cod great room
Cape Cod kitchen
Virginia Subway restaurant
Virginia Subway restaurant
Virginia Subway restaurant
Virginia office waiting room
Virginia office
Virginia office