Amy Kleinfelter

Amy Kleinfelter

Interior Designer

Whenever I see smiles on the faces of our clients at the end of a project, I know I’ve done well. There are always challenges along the way, but doing what I love makes it worthwhile.

Vitals:

  • 27 years of experience
  • Bachelor of Arts, Interior Design – Marymount University; Arlington, VA
  • Certification, National Council for Interior Design Qualifications (NCIDQ)
  • LEED Accredited Professional, Interior Design + Construction

Amy's inspiration to become an interior designer

It started with my childhood doll house. I’d constantly change the finishes in each of the rooms and when I got bored with that, I used cardboard and plastic to build new rooms as an addition to the main part of the house. I even transformed a turret room in my Victorian style dollhouse into a modern hot tub room by installing a skylight that I made from the top of a watch case and a hot tub that I created out of cardboard and Popsicle sticks.

Doll House

Her first job

My summer job during college was in the gifts and lamps department at JC Penney. My department manager allowed me to create some of the store displays to highlight certain products and hopefully encourage sales. I learned how to position things to accentuate their appearance and create features that would attract a consumer's eye.

When Amy wants to relax

I like to go running to clear my head or just relax vegging out in front of the TV. There are so many good shows to watch these days. I’m also doing theater and absolutely love it! It’s fun to perform on stage and become characters that allow me to express myself in unusual ways.

Whoopie Pies

A few of her favorite things . . .

I love whoopie pies. I think I'm addicted and visit the local farmer's market weekly to pick up a few. Another favorite is my pink Coach bag. As Shelby (played by Julia McRoberts) said in the movie Steel Magnolias, "Pink is my signature color".

A thoughtful gift

My junior year of high school I went to France with my French class. After we returned, the film in my camera had gotten ruined somehow and I only had a few pictures to remember the trip. At my Senior Graduation party, one of my best friends, who knew how disappointed I had been about losing my photos, managed to get photos from others on my trip and put a photo album together for me. She gave it to me as a graduation gift. It was the most thoughtful thing anyone has ever done for me.

Eiffel Tower

Amy's role model

My Mother is the most influential person in my life and my hero. She raised me to be strong and independent, bravely battled breast cancer and came through it like a trouper and has always been there for me even when I made mistakes. She is my biggest cheerleader.