The Interior Designers of DC’s Top Eateries Are Taking On Residential (Commercial Observer)
October 4, 2018
After nearly two decades of living in Washington, D.C., restaurant design aficionados Lauren Winter and Brian Miller have a profound grasp of the city’s culinary scene, block by block.
It’s no wonder they’ve designed the interiors of seven restaurants like All Purpose, Columbia Room and Brixton, less than a mile away from their design firm’s office in Blagden Alley, a budding historic district hidden in the Shaw neighborhood.
“It’s really fun to be here and walk downstairs to show people our projects instead of showing them on a screen—being able to walk and talk through our thought process is really important,” Winter, a co-founder of Edit Lab at Streetsense, told Commercial Observer.
Winter and Miller co-founded design house Edit Lab, formerly known as Edit, in 2008. In their early years, they built a reputation for designing many of D.C.’s most beautiful and distinct restaurants, including Satellite Room, The Gibson, Dickson Wine Bar, Hank’s on the Hill Oyster Bar, American Ice Company and Rogue 24.
Since joining real estate and hospitality firm Streetsense in 2013, they’re on a mission to dominate the residential market, which now makes up the majority of their projects.