KPH Studio is a full-service residential interior design firm founded in 2012 by Principal Designer Kelly Pitcairn Holland. Our team takes pride in expertly creating unique, practical designs reflecting our clients’ individual aesthetics and lifestyles. Projects range from ground up construction and large scale renovations to simple home redesigns.
Our collaborative approach to managing projects large and small allows our team to imbue creativity and character into each and every project. We believe that exceptional design is created by open and honest dialogue with our clients as well as architects, builders, artisans and specialists. Our most successful projects are those where our clients have full trust in us to navigate the detailed process of designing their homes. The KPH Studio team thrives by listening to clients’ wishes and needs, artfully translating them into reality using a clean combination of existing and custom furniture, antique and vintage finds and the work of talented craftspeople. Furniture, textiles and accessories in our designs come together in harmony to create what our clients call home.
Kelly’s lifelong passion of interior design was first realized with a Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design from Virginia Tech. She sharpened her drafting and drawing skills with Mary Douglas Drysdale’s eponymous firm, mastering the crucial and perceptible minutiae of fine-tuned measurements of furnishings within a space. Next was time spent with Thomas Pheasant where Kelly honed vendor relationships and worked alongside the designer to develop and present designs to clients. From there, she joined Lisa Vandenburgh Ltd where she rose to head of interior design, working with longstanding clients nationwide, becoming their design partner in their evolving lifestyles and reimagining their homes accordingly.
KPH Studio is the culmination of Kelly’s varied experience. Together with her team, Kelly values longstanding relationships with clients and industry partners, especially Hokies. She directs the creation of interiors that comfort and inspire her clientele. Kelly and her team have helped hundreds of clients discover their style and tell their story.
Outside the Studio, Kelly and her husband Chris enjoy spending time outdoors and make the most of any and all time spent with their three children and 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.
Lauren, her husband, their two young children and their pair of hound dogs live in Northwest DC with and are often spotted out and about enjoying the local food and art scene.
Kerry joined KPH Studio in the spring of 2014. After 10+ years as an Account Manager with a large telecommunications company based in Northern Virginia, she now brings her expertise in processes, client and vendor relations, and accounting to the design field. Kerry oversees the business side of the studio, from procuring orders and invoicing to keeping trade partners, clients, and designers on point.