Inspiring design is about creating timeless, meaningful spaces that make everyday living and entertaining a joy.
Truly listening is the first start of a creative relationship. Whether it’s selecting furniture and textiles or creating a construction plan, Barbara follows a design process that works to establish your goals and challenges, analyze your space, and determine your budget.
Every project will start with a conceptual phase to define the design vision and intent of the project. A follow-up meeting will outline different solutions and design choices and summarize the step-by-step process of your project from beginning to end.
Schematic and design development phases will focus on establishing the design two-dimensionally, and then developing it three-dimensionally. Finishes, materials, furniture, and lighting details to define and enhance the design will be selected at this stage, too.
If the project includes construction, a very detailed set of construction documents will follow. During construction there will be a series of coordination and construction meetings to ensure the project gets built according to design and budget.
Spaces flow through light, color, and materials to subtly, but powerfully, affect each moment.
Full interior home renovations
Bathroom & kitchen renovations
Home office renovations
Small commercial interior renovations
Furniture layout, selections and purchasing
Textile selections and purchasing
Artwork selection, purchasing and installation
Lighting design, installation and purchasing
Interior architectural drawings / CAD drawings
“A la carte” design consultation (3 hours minimum)
With over 25 years of experience in interior architecture and design, Barbara Noguera wows clients with her timeless work. Creating thoughtful living, entertaining and working spaces that meaningfully elevate people’s everyday lives is her passion.
A native of Puerto Rico, Barbara is inspired by the serenity that comes from the sun, ocean, and sky. She is drawn to rich colors, sumptuous textiles, and graceful furniture that organically capture the most beautiful elements of nature, art and design. Her work goes beyond decorating, and focuses on the way spaces interact with each other to create a holistic experience.
A former design director and architect at Gensler, the renowned global architecture and design firm, Barbara’s work has been published in Interior Design magazine. She is a graduate of the School of Architecture and Planning at Catholic University and lives in Chevy Chase, DC, with her husband and four children. In addition to interior design, Barbara loves cooking, jewelry design, travel, and relaxing on the beach with friends and cocktails.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
“From our initial design meeting, Barbara was able to understand the vision and goals for our new home. Her creative ideas regarding kitchen and bath design, as well as lighting and finish selections, were all made with our aesthetic and lifestyle in mind. Barbara oversaw the construction of our project and provided real-time suggestions. Her desire for our home to be a place we love is evident in the end result!"
– Kara Kochan