In The Press


-Bethesda Magazine: Playing Favorites

By Gabriele McCormick

Designers have a knack for making sure every room in a house looks great. But let’s admit it: When it comes to their own homes, there’s often one room they love more than the others. Read the full article…


-Reviving Hearts and Homes

By Beth Herman

In her warm, orange Bethesda, Md. family room, spirited puppets from a children’s craft show perch and dazzle atop tiny swings. Supports for a fireplace mantel are made of old PVC pipes. Shovel people – originally intended as outdoor sculpture- burst from a red metal bucket, their hardware noses and lips and repurposed jewelry eyes (supplied by the designer when the original hardware fell off) surprising a quiet corner of the space.  Read the full article…


-Home & Garden: House Calls

By Terri Sapienza

Lana Barth of Lana Barth Design in Bethesda, Md., says: Monochromatic palettes can help tame a cluttered look, visually quiet a space and make it appear larger.  Eliminating the striped walls and bringing subtle touches of color from nearby rooms will help tie all the spaces together.  Read the full article…


-House Calls: A space for work and play in Bethesda

By Megan Buerger

Shanti Subramanian moved into her Bethesda home a year ago and has yet to tackle the long, narrow living room. “Although the room is functional, I’d like it to be warm and welcoming,” she wrote. If possible, she’d like the room to have a computer station, too.  Read the full article…


-DC Examiner At Home : Lana Barth

by Kris Antonelli

For Lana Barth, a Bethesda interior designer, it all started with a 8-foot-by-11-foot woven rug that she bought 10 years ago but never used in her former home.

Ten years later, after she and her husband, George Rothman, had moved to an elegant town house near Montgomery Mall, the rug, cast in colors of rust, sable, taupe and cream with a bit of gold, inspired her to create the warm and funky family room off the kitchen on her home’s second floor.  Read the full article…


- Washington Examiner “At Home”
- Washington Post “House Calls”
- Los Angeles Times “By Design” Regular Contributor
- ASID Orange County Chapter News
- The Tustin News, Historic Home Tour Feature
- Southern California Home and Garden
- Orange County Register, Design House Feature