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5303 Baltimore Ave

Hyattsville MD 20781


Green Owl Design, interior design

Erica Riggio

co-founder | designer extraordinaire | marketing mama

Erica Riggio believes that good design should be accessible to all. No project is too small or too basic. Good design should be incorporated into every phase of life, functioning as the cornerstone for a quality existence. She believes that the canvas on which we create our spaces must be respected. Winston Churchill said it best when he remarked, “We shape our spaces; thereafter they shape us.” These underlying principles and beliefs provide the conceptual framework that guides her creative process. Texturally rich, neutral backdrops create the canvas on which Ms. Riggio's designs begin while infusion of rich accents and sensible patterns combine to create distinctive spaces.

Riggio earned her Masters of Fine Arts in Interior Design from The George Washington University. She also attended Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore and received a certificate in Architectural and Interior Design studies. Riggio has traveled across the world to study art, art history, architecture, and interior design. She recently taught within the design department at Montgomery College and, currently, teaches at George Washington University as an adjunct professor in the Interior Architecture and Design Program.