Danielle Koos B.F.A. Interior Design
I am a freelance designer and owner of Koos Design, LLC. Headquartered in Arlington, VA, I work locally as well as regionally on small to large scale residential and small commercial projects.
Over the past seven years as a designer, I have pursued many creative paths. Student, intern, junior designer, head project manager, traveler, dreamer. All of these endeavors have led me to where I am today, owner and designer at Koos Design.
I've had a vested interest in all things design and sales my entire life. I grew up associating the Eames lounge chair with my grandfather’s study and learning to take my first steps around a Noguchi coffee table, which acted as a balancing piece.
I didn’t realize my passion for interior design until one day I caught myself in the middle of an accounting class building homes on a computer game named The SIM’s. That wasn’t my first time, every day after elementary school I would rush home just to get on the computer to play the game.
If you aren’t familiar with The SIM’s, you build and manage communities and families. Starting with creating the family, buying the lot, building then furnishing the home, and once completed you manage the people. Except I did not care for managing the people, I would find myself focusing on the lot, counting the squares on the screen which replicated the property and creating floorplans on graph paper. I would then build the home, including all of the homes fixtures, finishes, and furnishings.
As the years went on I realized that I had a greater passion for design, helping people, and giving them the resources needed to create their dream spaces. Ever since starting Koos Design in 2018, no other job or career has ever felt right for me.