Maria Crosby Pollard
Crosby Designs, LLC, is a small interior design studio in Alexandria, Virginia. Our projects are high-end residential design. Our work includes a creative use of color and furniture in every style. The range of our projects is a little funky & family-friendly to very elegant with fine antiques and lots of custom “one-of-a-kind” touches. I believe in tailoring our interiors to reflect the personalities of our clients: modern. traditional. neutral. colorful. casual. formal. I like it all, with a twist and a creative approach. Our projects typically encompass an entire home, or at least a significant part of the public spaces.
I have young children, as do many of our clients. I believe that children and beautiful interiors are not mutually exclusive: we use fine things in ways that don't limit our clients’ fun. What I love most about my own living room coffee table is that we can dance on it!
My background includes extensive collaboration with architects on ground-up construction as well as total renovations. I majored in Drawing & Painting at the University of Georgia and also worked as a decorative artist, which I think gives me a unique approach. Before starting my studio here in 2007, I worked in New York for 10 years with some of the better-known firms in the country: Cullman & Kravis, David Easton, Charlotte Moss, and Katie Ridder, all regularly listed in the shelter magazines’ “top designers.”
Emily joined Crosby Designs in 2013, seeking new challenges and adventures after starting her career in the investments industry at Cambridge Associates. As a Designer and Project Manager, Emily enjoys that her role at Crosby Designs requires her to use both her creative interests and business background. Emily spends her free time tackling a never-ending list of renovations with her husband at their 1905 fixer-upper in Washington's Petworth neighborhood.