Interior designer Katie Schroder. Photo by Kylie Fitts

When interior designer Katie Schroder is trying to sell her more daring design ideas to a hesitant client, proof of concept is key. And her new office provides just that. Tucked inside a Victorian-era Capitol Hill home that Schroder recently transformed into the headquarters for her firm, Atelier Interior Design, the room celebrates her colorful, maximalist approach to decorating. She preserved charming period details, including the original crown molding and arched window frames, then updated the floors with fresh, white-oak planks before infusing the space with her signature glammed-out style. The lush forest scene depicted in Flavor Paper’s painterly Enfumé wallpaper makes a statement, while an oval desk from CB2 adds a soft, organic touch—proving that even dramatic design moves can harmonize with more subtle style choices. “If [my clients] can see bold selections applied in a space that’s well put together,” Schroder says, “they’ll have more faith in the process.”