About Us

The Suite Shoppe is a residential interior design team serving Northern Virginia and surrounding areas. For more information, please send a message to info@thesuiteshoppe.com

Meet the Team

Cathy Haskell and Alyson Skinner met in 1991 as freshmen art students at Virginia Tech. Upon graduating with art degrees, both ventured into the worlds of advertising design and marketing, in which they enjoyed successful corporate design careers for a combined thirty years.

While decorating their own homes, the pair realized there was a shortage of interior designers in the area who could execute stylish yet comfortable and family-friendly spaces. The whole process seemed unnecessarily complicated and mysterious. Filled with a creative and entrepreneurial spirit, Cathy and Alyson transitioned their art and design talents to interiors, and The Suite Shoppe was formed.

An extensive list of exclusive trade relationships with quality manufacturers, vendors, artisans and contractors enables The Suite Shoppe to bring their signature designs to life. They consistently select distinctive furniture, rugs and accessories that can’t be found in local retail stores to create beautiful, livable spaces that reflect clients’ personal styles. The team values a fluid and collaborative creative process with each other, with vendors, and especially with clients.

suite-shoppe-van The Suite Shoppe’s successful and streamlined process includes:

  • A competent and honest design consultation
  • Up-front estimates with no surprise charges at the completion of the process
  • Creative space planning and 2 unique “Design Previews” from which to choose
  • Client approval on the look and feel of the space and all major items to be purchased
  • Room installation, typically completed in one day

Today, Cathy and Alyson enjoy the privilege of designing and delivering beautiful and functional spaces throughout the Washington metro area. Their biggest reward is seeing a family with renewed pride in their home.

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