At Linowes Design Associates, we know you want an experienced, creative design team to help make your vision a reality. The problem is that while many design firms do great design work, they can often be difficult to work with.

The wrong interior design team can bring trouble to any size project, whether it’s bad communication, busted budgets, or not meeting deadlines, or pushing creative that doesn’t support your brand.


Our Philosophy

At Linowes Design Associates, we believe your finished spaces should be beautiful and functional. We believe your project should go smoothly. And we believe your designer should be on budget and on time.

For over 25 years, our team of creative powerhouses, led by Principal Designer, Elyse Linowes, has over delivered on projects of every scope, aesthetic taste and function. 


You at the Center

And behind every successful project, our highly experienced team puts you, your goals, your brand and your customers at the center of the process. From research to design to final buildout, your Linowes Design team will stay with you the entire step of the way.

So you can create beautiful, functional spaces that will attract your ideal clientele and stand the test of time.


meet our team


elyse linowes

principal designer
NEWH Member
wpo washington, dc

Elyse Linowes is an award-winning, 35-year veteran of the multi-family and commercial interior design industry. Her continued success demonstrates a relentless commitment to a proven design philosophy: every project contributes towards the desired result that first and foremost achieves the client’s objectives. This guiding principle has led to the formation of one of the most agile and customer-centric design teams in the industry. Following Elyse’s creative vision, every Linowes Design Associates project -- from initial ideation to final installation -- is focused on the clients’ most profitable outcomes.

As the founder and driving force behind Linowes Design Associates, Elyse boasts an extensive track record of hundreds of successful projects across the country, with her work featured in numerous publications. As a designer, she approaches each project with fresh, bold creative vision. As a true believer in the power of partnership, she has assembled a team that is relentlessly dedicated to her client’s business goals, regardless of the challenges presented. 


diane sherbert

leed ap, vp design
ncidq certified

As VP of Design, Diane ensures each member of the team -- from designer, to architect, to contractor, to client-- has exactly what they need to succeed through each step of the project. A licensed interior designer with over 30 years’ experience, Diane has overseen nearly every element of both new construction and renovation projects.  Her depth of experience at every stage of the interior design process provides a critical advantage for everyone involved.  Her intimate knowledge of construction, millwork design, and project management provide the rock-solid foundation required to see projects from start to finish. 

A graduate from the University of Maryland Diane has contributed significantly to multiple award-winning projects across a variety of industries. 


thoneisha holmes

senior designer

Thoneisha Holmes has a BS in Interior Design from Howard University, graduating with honors at the top of her class. She is directly involved on projects through all stages of the interior design process - from design development to construction documents through installation. Thoneisha is a creative designer with a technical mind. Thoneisha understands the creativity of design is the ability to impact a person on a human level. She delivers beyond expectations, raises the bar creatively and gives clients the information and clarity they need to see their project through to its successful completion.


brittany acosta

newh member
iida mid-atlantic member

Brittany Acosta works hand-in-hand, as a designer, along with the design team to execute design schematics, select furniture and finishes, and ensure flawless installations. She works to stay the cutting edge of the interior design industry, bringing new solutions to design challenges. Her extraordinary attention to detail and commitment to operational excellence helps ensure every LDA project goes smoothly.  Brittany holds a BFA in Interior Design. 


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