Aliza Spindell, Interior Designer
Anita Buchheim, Interior Designer
Aliza’s captivating interiors feature impeccable color blended with rich elegance and sophisticated comfort. This is rooted in her childhood environment where her mother's beautiful home was enhanced by a couple of contemporary paintings created by both her parents. Aliza began a successful New York, New Jersey metropolitan area design business, Deco Art Interiors in 1993, only to find her creative roots drawing her to design her own line of children's bedding, furniture, accessories and murals in 1996. This led her to media attention and a second business partnering to create and sell a line of boutique children's bedding and accessories under the name of Sleep Boutique. She continues to be fascinated by the world of textiles and loves basing room designs on luxurious, colorful fabrics. She also specialized in kitchen design working with a renowned kitchen designer in the same metropolitan area. There she learned the principles and materials of kitchen design, cabinetry and millwork and how to effectively incorporate upcoming trends into classic designs. Her career continued in Charlotte, North Carolina, as RoomAntics Interiors, and now is centered in the northern Virginia area. As a graduate in Sociology from William Paterson University, Aliza takes pride in using her understanding of human interactions to create rooms that are as practical as they are lovely.
Anita is known for her interiors that illustrate bold silhouettes, seamless flow and a true reflection of “who lives there.” She has been influenced by travel through France, Italy and England and her designs combine a fearless use of objects from tag sales to furniture markets. Anita earned an Interior Design degree from Antonelli College in Cincinnati Ohio, where she participated in the AIDS Volunteers of Cinncinati Show House and the Homerama, Amhearst Universal Home. Since moving to Virginia she has been providing clients with a broad range of design services including, mediating design for couples, rejuvenating existing spaces, consulting and assisting in the coordination of remodels, & staging properties for sale. Anita is recognized as a go-to design person in her community by her volunteer work in northern Virginia where she has served on design committees for local high schools, and Temple B’nai Shalom in Fairfax Station. Before entering the interiors field, Anita was an accomplished ballet dancer, instructor and choreographer for the Anneliese VonOettingen School of Ballet and other performing companies in Cincinnati. "Design is a natural extension of my dance career", Anita explains. "there is staging, timing, beauty, the choreography from one area to the next as well as the importance of being able to bring together a number of personalities and talents to create an end product that achieves aesthetic and practical results".