About Lori and Her Team

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ABOUT LORI GRAHAM

Lori Graham, founder of Lori Graham Design  + HOME, a Washington DC-based interior design firm and lifestyle Showroom, with clients nationwide, combines a head for business with a flair for design. Lori is often lauded for her ability to marry “old warm charm with urban flair,” and for her use of “fresh colors, layers of texture and mix of modern materials.” Her interiors are described by clients as “chic yet comfortable,” or as Lori likes to say, “SoHo-Boho.”

In 2007, Lori was named one of 5 designers and architects nationwide designated by Metropolitan Home magazine as a leading young designer when one of her projects landed the cover of the magazine’s “Who’s Next” issue. Since then, Lori’s work has been featured in multiple national and regional publications. Most recently, Luxe Interiors + Design added Lori Graham Design to their 2014 Gold List, a list of select  design professionals from across the US.

In 2012, Lori launched a luxury home furnishings showroom on DC’s bustling 14th Street – Lori Graham Home. The showroom represents several boutique lines from around the globe such as London-based Ochre and Los Angeles based Shine by SHO and also features Lori’s own custom home furnishings collection – LG Place. With fine modern art provided and an extensive vintage furnishings collection, the showroom duly reflects Lori’s comfortably chic aesthetic.

Lori studied art history and design at Georgetown University and the Corcoran School of Art, respectively. She also holds a law degree from Georgetown University Law Center, an MSc. from the London School of Economics, and a BA in philosophy from the University of Tulsa. Prior to design, Lori practiced law in Washington DC and credits her legal career for the precision and professionalism with which she approaches her projects.

Lori lives in Logan Circle with her two dogs, Camus and Milton Friedman.

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ABOUT CAITLIN KINKEAD

Senior Designer, Caitlin Kinkead, received a Master of Fine Arts in Interior Design from George Washington University and her Bachelor of Arts in Historic Preservation from Mary Washington College. Caitlin brings her experience designing higher-end commercial hospitality spaces to LGD.

Caitlin’s organizational skills and keen attention to complex details allow her to manage residential and commercial projects simultaneously.  She enjoys transforming spaces to maximize functionality and is particularly deft at incorporating varying and contrasting textures into the overall design scheme.

Caitlin is NCIDQ certified, a competitive marathon runner, and the proud owner of one Oscar Le Frenchie http://instagram.com/oscar_le_frenchie

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ABOUT MIKE JOHNSON

Senior Designer Mike Johnson owned and operated DC’s premier destination for Mid-Century Modern furnishings – Sixteen Fifty Nine – in Georgetown for over a decade before joining forces with Lori Graham.  In 2011, Mike joined the team as a Senior Designer, bringing a host of design clients as well as his Mid-Century expertise.  Since the opening of Lori’s showroom in 2012, Mike has curated the vintage collection – Sixteen Fifty Nine by MRJ.

Mike also takes the creative lead on many of LGD’s projects.  His composition skills and curatorial eye have been deemed “flawless, classic, and dapper.”  His designs feature clean lines and masculine undertones while accented with a well-edited pattern or purposeful splash of color.  Mike strives to provide comfortable functionality and he personally relishes the opportunity to combine pieces from different eras.  From Michigan originally, Mike has lived in DC for over two decades and remains ever in-the-know of all things new and exciting on the DC-scene.

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ABOUT DAVID LONIS

Showroom Director, David Lonis, took the helm at Lori Graham Home in Winter 2014.  With more than 15 years in Merchandising, Sourcing, & Product Development for some of the most respected and well-recognized companies in the home furnishings industry, David has carved out his expertise in the realms of design leadership, product development, and streamlining international sourcing opportunities.

David has traveled to every corner of the world on behalf of such illustrious companies looking to develop and manage long-term manufacturing relations.  During his travels, David learned what to look for when bringing high-quality, Artisan product from abroad successfully to the US and is particularly inspired by the wealth of World Treasures being introduced to the US by Lori Graham Home.

A Native New Yorker, having also lived in San Francisco, David now calls DC’s vibrant Bloomingdale neighborhood his permanent home.