About us

WHO WE ARE: Linowes Design Associates is a design firm specializing in multi-family housing, hospitality and corporate projects, based in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area. Founded by commercial interior designer Elyse Linowes, Linowes Design Associates takes pride in over 25 years of client trust, artistic vision, and results. Our team consists of licensed commercial interior designers, project managers, CAD technicians and a variety of other consultants that combine their skills to ensure the successful outcome of every project.

With over 25 years of experience in the interior design industry, head commercial interior designer Elyse Linowes boasts an extensive record of success and client loyalty, and founded Linowes Design Associates in response to a need for higher quality and more creative design, priced competitively in the market. In addition to coverage in The Washington Post and Washington Magazine, her projects have won the prestigious Delta Associates’ Best Mid-Atlantic Condominium Conversion Community and Best Mid-Atlantic Adaptive Reuse Apartment Project awards. Linowes Design has been featured on the HGTV hit show House Hunters, as the winning property. Elyse is an active member of the Washington D.C. Chapter of WPO. She is involved in various charities and organizations in the D.C. Metropolitan area and sits on the advisory board of Arts on the Block and the National Parents Board of Syracuse University. Elyse holds a BS in Business Administration from Syracuse University and an AS in Art & Design from Pace University.

WHAT WE DO: As a commercial interior designer, our job is not to simply tell the client how to make a space beautiful, but to work together to accomplish a shared creative vision that opportunely reflects the client’s identity and works within their means. We do this by partnering with renowned developers of condominiums, rental communities, hotels and other commercial buildings to deliver innovative design solutions that carefully balance the client’s vision, practical needs and budget with our artistic expertise.

HOW WE DO IT: Though inspiration and creativity are at the core of interior design, it takes effective project management and a rigorous amount of planning, documenting and tracking to ensure a successful outcome. Our proven collaborative team approach streamlines the process to keep the project on time and at budget. From the initial consultation to the finishing touches, our team of commercial interior designers maintains constant communication with our clients through every phase of the design process.