Kīyonda Powell, Creative in Chief of Kīyonda Powell Design Studio (KPDS), is a creative composer whose mission is to provide each client and project with an exclusively curated experience. With a boutique decor studio based in Washington, DC, Kīyonda also works with clients across the country. She takes a collaborative approach with clients by encouraging conversations within the creative process. Kīyonda loves to visually stimulate the client and users with the design experience; pushing the limits of risk and reward while instinctively understanding what her clients want through keen observation and thoughtful management of their expectations. With a background in the hospitality industry as well as residential and boutique commercial design, Kīyonda has made an indelible contribution to the design industry for the last 17 years. Throughout her career, she has held multiple leadership roles in design and public service. Kīyonda is a mainstay advisor, volunteering on multiple committees for charitable and community organizations throughout the DMV (DC, MD and VA) by offering her service, skill and expertise. Kīyonda studied at Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia for a Master of Arts in Interior Design.
“The importance of home is at an all-time high. Whether home enthusiasts are looking to hire designers or to source tips and tricks being shared during this time of virtual exchange, the name of the game is flexibility and versatility. Homeowners want spaces to do double and triple duty. They want furnishings to take on non-traditional roles in their home as we look to normalize our current routines. They want beauty and comfort as the home gets solidified as a mainstay retreat.”