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Arlington Village, Virginia



Arlington Village, Virginia


Reviews (22)

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Yael Hartmann

12 October 2018

Teri was such a pleasure to work with -- she came over and did a really thorough assessment of our tastes, likes and dislikes and pet peeves. She analyzed and determined our style and then gave us creative and solid recommendations for each area of the house. We were really impressed with her recommendations. More...


Kristina Kimura

5 October 2018

Working with Teri was easy and fun! She made the design process very approachable for me and my mom, which is no easy feat as we both have very different styles. But she was able to capture both - and even surprised us with new and different ideas that were perfect and all within our budget.

She can take an idea or even feeling and run with it, then bring it back to you with concrete ideas/suggestions on furniture, colors, and decor that make it feel entirely your own. Next time I move, I definitely plan on using her again and highly recommend her, you won't be disappointed!!


Claire Brosnihan

5 July 2018

Working with Teri was awesome and I'm extremely satisfied with the results. It was actually a lot of fun, and I loved how much she listened to my vision and what I wanted, and then was able to take that and make a cohesive, beautiful design for my kitchen and bathroom. Highly recommended!


Audrey Royston

19 March 2018

We hired Teri to help us develop a vision for our rental house in Kigali, Rwanda. My husband and I struggle to dream big, even though we have strong ideas of things we like and don't like.

Meeting with Teri gave us the words to describe what we want and inspiration to make it happen. After we reviewed our space and the areas we most wanted to improve, Teri had us look through a portfolio of photos she curated from our pre-meeting "homework" assignment. She nailed our style, followed up with an action plan, and helped us envision a budget, including the possibility of working with her further. I appreciated her warm demeanor, listening skills, and follow-up after the meeting. We would love to work with her on more projects in the future.



7 November 2017

Teri helped me update the decor in my home and did a wonderful job. She had creative ideas and was very conscious about my budget. She was wonderful to work with!


Lara Flint

6 May 2017

Teri is amazing! She transformed our living room and family room with great ideas for built-ins, new fireplace surrounds, furniture, and fresh paint. She also recommended a fantastic contractor. Teri is fun to work with, and she channeled our style and preferences while pushing us to think outside the box. I recommend her highly. More...


Jeannine Christian

5 February 2017

Teri put together the Kit package for our living room and did a great job! We have a smaller sized townhouse and were having trouble visualizing how to furnish the room to fit our needs and make best use of the space. We had tried working with a designer online and didn’t find it useful. We met with a second designer for a consultation and felt like she was tone deaf to our needs and budget. Teri was our third try and it was a great decision to go with her. I wish we had worked with her from the start. She put together a floor plan for the room that works for the space and looks good! She made selections that we would have never found on our own which we are so glad to have. We are happy with the Kit and recommend Teri Clar! More...



12 January 2017

Teri was wonderful to work with! She came to my house for a consultation and learned about my style and needs. She followed up with recommendations for wall paint colors for an office, kitchen (including the cabinets) and great room, as well as recommendations for lighting and knobs for the kitchen, and accessories for the great room. I LOVED everything she picked! Teri was very professional, responded in a timely fashion and worked within my budget. Looking forward to working with her again soon for other rooms in my house! More...


William Schuman

15 December 2016

Teri exceeded expectations. I could not be in the area for the remodel. Teri handled the whole project: selected material, fixtures, shelving, furnishings, paint, coordinated with contractors. Was very attentive to the fine details. Teri always worked within my budget. Was most helpful in resolving any issues. I would definitely use Nafasi for future projects. More...


Patrick Choquette

13 December 2016

Great value and made me feel comfortable in every step of the process. I was skeptical of hiring a designer, but so happy that I did! Call Teri today!


Brenna Snider

23 November 2016

We had a fantastic experience working with Teri this year on window treatments and an overall ‘refresh’ of several rooms. Teri provided creative, affordable, and fun ideas and was able to keep the project on schedule and on budget. We appreciated her keen awareness for color, texture, fabric, and space and were delighted with the end result. We look forward to future projects with Teri! More...



19 April 2016

> I hired Teri to decorate my sun room. She had great ideas and I liked all of them, but I did have a budget and she stuck to it (even though it may have not been so easy). We decided on which decor we would go for. She worked hard, but managed to stay within my budget. Teri is a pleasure to work with and I would recommend her. I absolutely love my beautiful new sun room!!
> Thank you again Teri,
> Diane


Patrick Choquette

6 April 2016

Outstanding! I wasn't sure about hiring an interior designer, but Teri really showed me the value. She found my style that I didn't even know I had.


Laurie Wright

9 November 2015

Teri has been awesome to work with! We recently moved into a new home in NW DC and needed help with several projects to make the home fit our style. Since we entertain often, we wanted our home to be very inviting and elegant, and she has helped us achieve this goal. She has helped us with several items including designing our wet bar and putting the finishing touches on the decoration of our home. She has a great eye for color, style, design and picking out those special items that enhanced our décor. Plus, she is professional, positive, friendly, and fun. She loves her work and it shows.
When we moved to DC, our first attempts to find a decorator were hard. Either they were unprofessional, or impossible to reach by phone or email. We felt like some attempted to sell us items that were overpriced and/or not reflective of our style. We like nice things but only want them if they make sense. Although we are not very price sensitive, with her we never felt exploited, which was nice. While our home decoration projects are nearly finished, we will continue to hire her for any future projects, and for the selection of any furniture, decor or artwork. She has done a great job and we highly recommend her.



20 October 2015

Teri far exceeded my expectations as a designer with a great eye, intuitive sense, genuine interest in my personal style and taste, and great, practical suggestions for how to tailor my home to that taste, both for home improvements of value and aesthetic. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a home designer. More...



21 November 2014

Teri was great to work with! She consulted with my husband and I on adding some style and color to our open plan living and dining rooms. Teri listened to our needs and desires for the space. She pulled together a fantastic style board for us, and provided a list of products and sources so that we could purchase items in our own time. Her presentation made us feel comfortable making choices that were just outside our comfort zone, and WE LOVE HOW IT TURNED OUT! More...


Divaallday Carr

19 November 2014

I absolutely loved working with Teri. Not just because she's lovely, but also because she is extremely talented. She was very intuitive when it came to identifying my style, very mindful of my budget, and very efficient when putting together my room! I have nothing but amazing things to say about Teri, and consequently NAFASI. More...



18 November 2014

Teri has been great to work with. She has had great design ideas for my spaces that really fit my style. Teri has also managed the project well by coordinating other services I have needed along they way, such as painters, carpenters, and furniture delivery. I would highly recommend services from Nafasi by Teri Clar. More...


Rick Copeland

9 September 2014

Teri was awesome! After our initial meeting, she knew exactly what my intentions were. She immediately got to work and sent ideas and links to several furniture pieces. Out of the 10 pieces of furniture, several paint color selections, I only rejected 1 idea. She asks the right questions, and is very resourceful. I would use her every time I need a project completed. More...



4 January 2014

Nafasi was a big help with the huge project we are doing. With a limited staff and an endless list of things that needed to get done in opening a new brewery and restaurant, Teri was amazing at helping us refine our broad thoughts and start making decisions. She was able to listen to our ideas and opinions and seamlessly mesh her tastes, so that we could get on the right track of making our vision come to life. She was always available and quick to respond at a very fair price - even from across the country. We plan to work with her again as our project develops further.

-Dave Kroening
Buoy Beer Company
Astoria, Oregon



2 January 2014

Teri has been a great to work with these past few months. She took my vision for my bedroom and executed it flawlessly by selecting pieces that I never would have picked for myself. She transformed my sparsely decorated room into a room that captures my style and works with my lifestyle.

I would definitely recommend her to friends and family.


Stephanie Olvey

10 September 2013

Teri designed my new home office, and I could not speak more highly of her professionalism, talent, and dedication. She exceeded my expectations by sending me multiple proposals, floor plan layouts, mood boards, and unique pieces she discovered on her own shopping trips. She encouraged me to try new design concepts, and I could not be happier with the outcome! More...

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