PLACES studio was created to bring ideas to life in the built environment through interior architecture and design. The concept of place-making in one of multi-facets where all senses are considered. A PLACE is one that is more than a location, more than walls; it's unique and built purposefully for its occupants.

Much like a brand is more than a logo, a PLACE is more than the spacial design. Our ultimate goal is to create unique PLACES that tell a story, heighten experience, and creates community.  


Hi! I’m Chelsea, the principal designer behind PLACES studio. I’ve always been a creative soul but my journey in design began when I studied fine art and graphic design. I later started my first business at age 20. My experiences sparked a multidimensional passion for how design is applied to real world problems.

Washington, DC became home when I decided to pursue a Masters degree in Interior Architecture + Design. Since then, I’ve grown as a designer leading commercial interior design projects ranging from a 2,500 square foot boutique bar to a 25,000 square foot office headquarters.

After realizing my knack for intersecting graphic identity with interior design, my entrepreneurial roots kicked back in and PLACES studio was born. I bring an interdisciplinary design approach to each project in an effort to turn spaces into PLACES.

I’m a nationally recognized NCIDQ certified Interior Designer, registered and licensed in the District of Columbia and open to projects worldwide.



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