Andrea Houck, President
A. Houck Designs, Inc.
Member ASID, IFDA
When I met Andrea Houck and we embarked on this journey of redesigning my home, I didn’t know what my style was. Andrea knew how to draw it out of me. She ultimately helped me find my style. For the first time, my home reflects my personality. I love coming home to it every day.
Andrea Houck really understands color and how to use it to create just the right feel. We weren’t too sure when Andrea suggested a shag rug, but we trusted her judgment and are really glad we did – that rug is a big hit with everyone, including our dog.
What sold me from the start on Andrea Houck’s work was her range of styles. I knew Andrea would create personalized rooms for my specific tastes – and she did! Andrea was also willing to work with pieces I already owned, like the living room rug, which we moved from my bedroom.
Andrea Houck provided design services for our living room, family room, entertainment room, sun room, a home office, and a child’s play room. She was easy and a joy to work with and was very creative while working within our styles and tastes. Recommend her very highly.
Creating a beautiful and functional home environment is a personal journey, and Andrea Houck is honored when clients invite her into their homes to help guide that process. In Houck’s interior design projects, the client’s personality and style – whether traditional, modern or somewhere in between – come through.
Houck’s eye for details and passion for design revealed themselves early in life. When she was four, Houck pointed out to her parents that her newly installed bedroom wallpaper was upside-down, a fact that the adults hadn’t noticed. She brings that astute eye and aesthetic zeal to every A. Houck Designs project.
Houck has been “creating spaces you will love” in the Washington, DC area for more than 15 years. After earning a BFA in Art and Design from The University of Tennessee at Knoxville, she began her career in art direction and advertising. In 2000, Houck decided to return to her roots and pursue her early passion – interior design.
Consistently recognized as a leader in the DC design community, Houck was selected to create the glamorous bar and hallway for the 2013 DC Design House. Her work has appeared in numerous publications, including Home & Design Magazine, The Washington Post, Arlington Magazine, Northern Virginia Magazine and Washington Spaces. For three years, Houck has been selected as a participant in Home & Design Magazine’s Portfolio of 100 Top Designers. She is an associate member of ASID and a professional member of IFDA.
Houck is passionate about giving back to the community and has participated in design-related projects for Habitat for Humanity in South Carolina, the Georgetown Jingle in DC, and the Tuckahoe Home & Garden Tour in Virginia.
HGTV Audition Video Spring 2011
Producers from HGTV’s show, Showhouse Showdown, approached Andrea to discuss her interest in appearing on the program. In each episode, two designers compete to create a winning interior design in two newly built, identical houses.