“What impresses me most is Barbara’s ability to read her clients. My home looks as though I were talented enough to have done it myself because it reflects the heart and love of my family, not my designer’s.”

~ Kathy McPherson, Client

“Barbara has great vision and talent for creating magic and beauty from empty rooms!”

~ Leslie Dunne Sadler, Former Editor, Window & Wall Ideas
Better Homes & Gardens Special Interest Publications

“I think the U.S. Army Supply Corps could take lessons in efficiency from Barbara Hawthorn. She is a prominent designer with a pleasing personality: many designers of her caliber shelter themselves behind irritating idiosyncrasies, but Barbara is always happy and nice.”

~ Eleanor McKay, CEO, Niermann Weeks Company, Inc.

“The kitchen Barbara designed for our family is warm, welcoming, and so beautiful that it was featured in Traditional Home magazine. She really listened to our needs and created a gathering place people don’t want to leave.”

~ Mary Speyer, Client

“Barbara has an amazing ability to respect and understand the integrity of the architecture and complement it to its fullest. Her sensibility to detail and function is remarkable.”

~ Debra Lehman-Smith, Principal, Lehman Smith MacLeish
Top 100 architecture/design firms in the U.S.
Member of the Interior Design Hall of Fame

“As an architect, I admire Barbara’s adroit ability to take static form and turn it into something that explodes with dynamic excitement. She counseled me on colors for my own home during construction and turned my struggle into a success. She has a great talent for seeing well beyond the obvious.”

~ McLean Architect