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Function is the most important design principle to award-winning designer, Deborah Houseworth, ASID. Known for her sensitive ability to draw out the needs of each client, Ms. Houseworth creates timeless spaces unique to each individual. She stresses originality rather than the design trend of the moment.  By focusing on creativity and detail, along with the combination of comfort with classic design principles, she skillfully interprets the client's needs in order to provide an appropriate design solution. The result is the creation of original, livable spaces.

Professional design experience is only the beginning and must be coupled with strong business skills and efficient project management.  DLH Design Studio, LLC is known for skilled project budgeting and site management and is well respected by the architects and contractors with which they team.



Deborah Houseworth is NCIDQ certified and has over 31 years of professional design experience.  After graduating with a BA in Interior Design from the International Institute of Interior Design, she worked for two top design firms in the Washington DC area for 11 years before establishing DLH Design Studio, LLC in 1989.  She has completed design projects in Maryland, Virginia, Washington DC, and Florida.

Ms. Houseworth strongly believes that designers must continue to learn in order to create functional interiors suitable for today.  Coupled with a strong desire to strengthen the image of interior designers to the general public and business community, she has appeared as a guest lecturer, participated in NSO showhouses , mentored students and taught interior design courses at local colleges. 

Professional Affiliation

  • Professional member of ASID since 1982

  • NCIDQ Certified

ASID Leadership Experience

  • ASID Washington Metro Chapter President 1997-1998
  • Member of the Board of Directors 1992-2000
  • Treasurer 1988-1990
  • Chairperson of the Membership Directory, Continuing Education Committee, Peer Tables, PR Team and Awards Program
  • Served on numerous other ASID committees and task forces

ASID Awards and Recognition

  • ​Design competition First Place Winner in 1990, 2002 and 2005
  • Designer of Distinction, 2003 (highest chapter award for design excellence)
  • ASID Medalist (the highest chapter award for service)
  • 10 Presidential Citations
  • Milo Hoots Leadership Award
  • Sheri Lake Community Service Award