KPH Studio is a full service interior design firm that prides itself on expertly creating unique, practical designs reflecting a client’s individual aesthetics and lifestyle. Projects range from ground up construction and large scale remodels to simple and efficient home redesigns. We believe that exceptional design is created by open and honest dialogue with our clients as well as collaboration with architects, builders, artisans and specialists.
Principal Designer Kelly Pitcairn Holland opened KPH Studio in 2012. Kelly takes full responsibility for the creative process, managing projects large and small, and imbuing them with her sense of character and charisma. She thrives by listening to her clients’ hopes, artfully translating them into reality, using a clean combination of existing and custom furniture, antique pieces, and the work of talented craftspeople.
Kelly grew up with a very certain sense of what she wanted to do for a living. In fact, as a young teenager she declared to her mother that she was going to be an interior designer, and from that point on served as the official designer to the Pitcairn family home.
In 1993 Kelly received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Housing, Interior Design and Resource Management from Virginia Tech. The degree educated Kelly, not only in the art of interior design, but in its business practices as well.
Professionally, Kelly has over 20 years of experience working with some of the most sought after design firms in the Washington DC area. It was at Mary Douglas Drysdale’s eponymous firm, that Kelly mastered the art of assembling spaces that mixed classical architectural detailing with traditional sophisticated furnishings and contemporary artwork. From there she spent five years as an assistant designer for interiors icon Thomas Pheasant, before accepting a designer position at Lisa Vandenburgh Ltd. At Vandenburgh’s firm Kelly served as the head interior designer with Lisa, where she created the interiors of countless clients’ first, second and third homes across the country.
Although Kelly’s true passion is design, she also makes time to enjoy her other loves, hiking and antiquing for that rare find she can share with her clients. She resides in Arlington, Virginia with her husband, three children and the family dog.
Designer Lauren Withers joined KPH Studio in the spring of 2014. Lauren brings a sophisticated design eye and true talent for finding unique pieces. Her designs are well-balanced, drawing inspiration from the past and present by combining antiques with contemporary details and furnishings. Her philosophy is that design should be both functional and beautiful while reflecting a client’s individual style and personality.
Lauren began developing her passion for art and design at a young age inspired by the historic architecture of her home town in Pennsylvania. Lured by urban culture and access to the arts, she moved to Washington DC to pursue a degree in interior design.
After graduating from The George Washington University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design, Lauren spent seven years with Washington, DC Interior Design Firm Lisa Vandenburgh Ltd. where she progressed from project manager to designer working on homes all over the country. It is here that she learned how to listen to her client’s enthusiastic desires and translate them into beautifully detailed homes with elements of whimsy.