A home filled with comfort and warmth that reflects the world of the family who inhabits it is the goal of every project Bryan Huffman undertakes. “I feel my role is to guide ‘feel’ and narrow the myriad of choices, while creating an attractively livable environment for my clients, who more often than not become friends.”
Bryan began his interior design business in 1990. His work is concentrated on the East Coast, from Florida through the Carolinas, Virginia, District of Columbia, New York City, and Maryland. His diverse portfolio includes every type of dwelling and scope—city apartments, townhouses, sprawling estates, and summer retreats on the water and in the mountains.
“I’ve been privileged to design spaces in truly magnificent homes filled with world-class artworks and collected pieces. The magical art of mixing the precious with the plebeian to create rooms that envelop the inhabitants without overwhelming or feeling too grand or pompous is always my goal,” he explains. “I approach projects from a classically traditional perspective, adding a twist to keep it from being too ‘period.’ My philosophy eschews fads and trends, creating timeless rooms. My clients, who become part of my extended family, and I work together on everything from building from the ground up to enhancing and refreshing spaces with the perfect accessories or new piece. But the feel of every room remains true to the aesthetic established at the onset of the project.
His influences vary, from travel and taking in some of the world’s most iconic gardens and homes to soaking up style from decorating greats Elsie de Wolfe, Sister Parish and Nancy Lancaster. Bryan’s sense of design was shaped by the likes of his own grandmother, in whose mountain cottage and gardens Bryan still resides, as well as friends with incredible eyes for understated luxury with which he’s been privileged to learn of the beauty of simplicity.