Lana G. Barth, ASID, NCIDQ
School: California State University, Long Beach . BFA interior design
Company: Lana Barth Design
Bethesda, MD 20817-1681
Phone: (301) 897-8585
My primary areas of expertise include residential, senior transitions and downsizing, and model homes. I work in Maryland, Washington, DC, and Virginia.
With over 25 years of interior design experience I have become adept at listening to my clients and finding quick solutions for their design challenges. I strive for comfort, beauty, and freshness in my designs. I often employ whimsy and fun colors, though I also love the peacefulness and clean feelings of neutrals and whites. I am comfortable with cost constraints and budgets, and work with all phases of design, decoration, downsizing and merchandising.
I began my interior design practice in California after graduating with high honors from California State University. I was then granted professional membership status in the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID)after having completed the prerequisite education, work experience, and rigorous testing of the National Council for Interior Design Qualification. (NCIDQ)
"Lana, You put my furnishings together so perfectly. You did shopping and helped me with colors, and the look is warm, inviting, and serene...You have made a stressful move turn out so happily because surroundings are important. Last but not least you are so delightful to work with. It has been fun and a comfort to me."
"Lana, I'm so glad Mom found you! You made the transition to Riderwood so much easier for her and the apartment looks and
feels wonderful. You also kept the two of us on really good terms. If I had been the one to help her downsize, the tension would have been running high!You mean a lot to two more people."
"My wife and I have worked with Lana both in our current home and our vacation home. She has helped us with color and space planning and she has saved us time and aggravation and money over the years." PMG
"Lana is a joy to work with. She stays in budget and keeps me informed as our projects evolve. We have been working together for several years and I don't make a decision about my house without calling her first." FJ
"Over the years of working with Lana, I feel we have become friends as well designer/client. My husband and I appreciate her sense of warmth and style very much. She has a great awareness of what we want and how we live."
- Individual consultations or extensive projects
- Creative color solutions
- Space planning
- Window and wall treatments, furniture, accessories,
lighting and flooring
- Re-design using existing furnishings
- Bath and kitchen redesign
Senior Downsizing & Lifestyle Transitions
- Space planning and interior design using new and
existing furnishings with an emphasis on safety,
comfort, beauty, and storage
- Merchandising for the target market emphasizing
efficient use of space, architectural details, current
color trends, & decorating within reach of the market
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Awards & Publications
ASID Continuing Education Units Team, 2005 - present
ASID Spring Spruce Up Participant, 2003-2008
Montgomery County ASID Peer Group, 2001-present
Montgomery County ASID Peer Group pro bono space planning and design, 2007-present
Co leader Montgomery County ASID Peer Group, 2005
Peopleï¿½s Choice Award for Best Room, Orange County Philharmonic House of Design, 1994
Orange County Philharmonic Design House
Participant, 1991,1992, 1994
Orange County Philharmonic Design House Chairman, 1993
ASID Board Member Orange County, CA, 1992-1993
ASID Appreciation Citation for Volunteer Work, 1992-1993