Certner grew up in a small town 20 minutes outside of New York
City. Exposure to her parentís passion for fashion, art,
architecture and the performing arts, she came to her true
calling - interior design.
She studied art at the University of Cincinnati while
apprenticing to the President of Griewe Interiors. It was a high
end design company with in-house-custom workrooms for drapery,
upholstery, cabinetry, and painting. Projects were designed,
warehoused and installed in their entirety. This method allowed
for total emersion and refined her ability to see the space
right down to its smallest detail.
Brenda earned her second degree in Interior Design graduating
Suma Cum Laude from the Mt. Vernon Campus of George Washington
University. She won three awards for outstanding achievement. As
a student she served on the Alter Guild of the Washington
Cathedral designing special floral arrangements and refurbished
the Alter Guild Offices in the Cathedral.
During her child rearing years, she developed an extensive
collection of antique ribbons, lace, glass beads, and antique
textile flowers. Utilizing these materials into wall art, she
caught the interest of several buyers who featured the work and
her at a special showing both at Neiman Marcus, and Saks Fifth
Brenda returned to her love for interior design full time when
her daughters were finishing high school.
About the Company
Brenda Certner Designs has been doing business in the Maryland,
Virginia, and D.C. area since 1987. While the primary focus has
been in Residential Design, there have been numerous Commercial
Design projects from a beauty shop to the complete refurbishment
of several condominium buildings in the tri-state area.
Brenda Certner Designs has custom designed and manufactured
lighting, furniture, and carpeting for most all of the
Commercial and Residential projects.
Long term relationships with craftsman and workrooms ensure
stunning results with a guarantee.
The company policy is about quality service and satisfaction
regardless the scope of the project.