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I've seen some designers come in a home and just superimpose their vision onto the space, without thought to the owner's personality and the spirit of the space. Deb is SO not that kind of designer. In addition to being a very lovely person, she is incredibly attuned to her client's needs. Even with the smallest project, Deb gives 100%. Love her!

    –Lauren C., Herndon, VA


My philosophy on design is this…your home is your space and it should reflect (surprise) YOU!

Whether your nest needs a little freshening up, or you are starting from the bare bones, let’s work together to create a house that makes you feel like you’re home.


I’ve been a designer (and passionate about homes) for most of my life it seems.  I’m happiest when I can plan, scheme, and create with my clients to bring their dreams to life.  Let’s play with colors, fabrics, wallpapers…

I have a large studio with thousands of samples. We can start small (one pillow?) and move on to bigger things (a window? a room or two?). If you’re ready, we can create a master plan for your whole house or apartment!

And speaking of windows, I fabricate the window treatments I design right here in my studio workroom. Working with fabrics is becoming a lost art.  But it’s MY art… And when you decide to work with me, you get me.  Not an unknown “someone, somewhere” who doesn’t know you. I love the entire process of dressing your windows – from design inspiration, through fabric selection, to the gorgeousness when they are installed.  (P.S. – the love doesn’t stop at curtains – let’s talk pillows, cushions, table skirts, and bed skirts.)  

We can also talk about new furniture, wood blinds, lighting, accessories – dream on! When you need more than window treatments, I have you covered there, too.  Isn’t it nice to know you don’t have to find someone who can do “this,” and then someone to do “that”?  We can do it all together…

I work with an outstanding Master Upholsterer, who creates magic of his own with your old pieces.  My wallpaper installer is a whiz at her craft.  And my drapery installer (also a woman) is one of the best in the biz.

So let your heart start beating a little faster … Join me at The Feathered Nest … because your dream nest is waiting…



Client Work

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From pillows to curtains to roman shades, Debbie delivers. I cannot sing her praises enough.

She works hard to ensure not only the colors coordinate but also the mood evoked by the choices matches the home owners personality.

She is adverse to excess hardware and hides everything with cloth to make the end result a seamless professional product. She's top notch and the best in her craft.

I highly recommend Debbie Schaffer's consultation for all your fabric needs. She can make anything for you!

She does it professionally, artistically and with great attention to detail. Shop Debbie before you go online.

Best of all, Debbie is a pleasure- she's a nice person, a great Mom and you would be giving your business to a lovely person. 

–Millie Thomas - Arlington, Virginia

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Deb's gifted eye for interior design, coupled with her incredible talents as a master fabricator, guarantee that your space will be transformed into a refined and beautiful oasis that reflects your personal style. She is a joy to work with, always striving to understand your dreams for your space while consistently exceeding your expectations. I recommend working with her to anyone who enjoys beautiful spaces and wishes to create one of their own. You will make a dear friend in the process! Deb is a treasure!

    –Whitney L., Charlottesville, VA