Martha Hagen Black

Martha Hagen Black

Principal

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 desires.

Holistic Design

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.