Dogs are my life!! If I could, I’d have a house full of dogs, more than what I already have 😉 and the more beagles in that mix, the better! I’ve only had about 9 months in my entire life without a dog living with me, and I can guarantee I will never be without a dog in my life.

As a dog mom, especially of multiples, I completely understand the chaos associated with having dogs running around your home or office. And if you’re like me, the house is actually for the dogs, I just am lucky enough to share it with them 😉

But that’s where I come in. I work with you to create a sophisticated, well-designed space that actually welcomes the very thing you love most: your pets!

Meet Kayla

I am an award winning, Certified Interior Designer located in Prince William County, Virginia. With over 13 years of experience in the industry, I have had projects spanning the DC Metro area and across the US, have a BA in Interior Design from Marymount University,  and professional certification from NCIDQ.

Giving back to the design community has always been a passion of mine and was encouraged early on in my career. I love meeting, working with, and mentoring student and emerging professionals as they begin their journey into a design career. I have been heavily involved in the Washington Metro Chapter of ASID in a variety of leadership positions, and in Fall 2017/Spring2018, I began a new level of leadership within the design community by teaching two interior design courses at Northern Virginia Community College as an adjunct professor.

Quick Facts:

  • Dog Mom to 3 — 2 Beagles and a Pit/Boxer Mix
  • Enjoys long walks down the aisles of Target and Homegoods
  • Cusses like a sailor, and I’ve never sailed
  • Crafter: mosaics, painting with acrylic, jewelry making…just to name a few!
  •  TV Junkie – Chopped, The Housewives on Bravo, Live PD…some of my current favorites!
  • Starbucks Addict
  • Entrepreneur, Owner of Homeward Hound Interiors


  • Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design, Marymount University, Arlington VA


  • April 2013 – Present Certified Interior Designer with DPOR, Commonwealth of Virginia
  • 2013 & 2016 — ASID Washington Metro Chapter: Presidential Citation
    “For distinguished service to the society and profession.”
  • 2014 — ASID Washington Metro Chapter: Milo Hoots, Jr. Leadership Award
    “For exemplary dedication to the society and to the chapter.”



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This is a free-of-charge opportunity to have a 15 minute video chat with me to see how I can help you with your project. Let’s chat to get to know one another and see which of my services would be best for you! Click here to schedule your free chat now!


60 minute video conference consultation. Make a list of all your current design project questions and we’ll cover as much as possible during this one on one video chat! Click here to schedule your brainstorm consultation now! 


This package is for a 2 hour in-home consultation. As we walk through your home, I will work with you to interpret your dreams, tackle your design dilemmas, and leave you with answers to your design questions. Click here to schedule your in-home consultation now! 

Suggested topics during this 2 hour consultation:
• Spaceplanning
• Furniture, Fabrics, Flooring
• Paint Scheme(s)
• Lighting Design
• Window treatments
• Accessories (art, rugs, decor, etc)
• The 5th (and often forgotten) wall: the ceiling!!
• Built Ins, additions, closets
• Exterior living spaces: porch, deck, patios, etc.
• Kitchens, Baths
• Pet Spaces: dog washing station/room, food/water station and management, pet friendly materials (fabrics, flooring, etc).


Typically includes a review of the information provided by the client (measurements of space, images of space, information on likes/dislikes, any research done by client, specific questions, etc.), provide at least two customized design solutions for the client to review and select from, and depending on the client’s needs and once the final design has been selected, I would provide images and dimensions of the suggested products in the design for the client to order and construction drawings for design intent. Included in the package pricing is two complimentary follow up 20 minute calls each (phone or video chat) to answer questions and provide guidance. Schedule a 15 minute coffee chat to get started now! 

FULL SERVICE – per project

This includes an initial site visit so that I can personally gather required information for project: measurements of space, images, specific details, etc. Research, as needed, for the specific project or space. Provide three custom design solutions for client to select from. Manage and advise the contractors, order products, supplies, and furniture, arrange installation and delivery services, fully set up, install, and accessorize space.  Provide unveiling of completed project. Schedule a 15 minute coffee chat to get started now!

*please note: prices are subject to change. prices vary depending on the scope of project and client needs. please schedule a FREE 15 minute coffee chat to see which service would be best for you.