Martha Hagen Black
WE BELIEVE THAT EVERY WELL-MADE SPACE SHOULD BE A THOUGHTFUL REFLECTION OF THE PEOPLE LIVING IN IT.
Motivated by the unique details of personality and place found in every
environment, Martha believes in a holistic design approach that embodies a
thoughtful consideration of scale, balance, and function with an emphasis on the
personal. Her designs value the juxtaposition of casual and luxurious in a space,
because she believes that a home should never feel precious, but should always
feel warm, engaging, and livable.
Rather than focusing on a particular style, Martha’s interiors place importance on
crafting a genuine environment. She celebrates the use of elements with a
history combined with the new and unexpected. Through her intuition and
experience, Martha guides her clients through the process of creating an
authentic interior- a refined aesthetic reflective of their individual needs and
Martha’s design experience began in the fashion industry, as an editorial style
assistant at Elle, Cosmopolitan and then as a wardrobe stylist for films, television
and commercials. She is a graduate with high honors of the New York School of
Interior Design, as well as American University. Martha’s interior design career
began at one of Architectural Digest’s “Top 100” architecture and design firms,
Deborah Berke Partners in New York City. While there she worked on a diverse
range of projects from towering penthouses and urban brownstones to upstate
country and oceanfront beach homes.