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PROJECTS: Selective projects were designed in collaboration with Eskew+Dumez+Ripple – New Orleans, CommArts – Boulder, Chapman Taylor – London & Madrid, DAIQ Architects – Cambridge, Gensler – Chicago, JPRA – Farmington Hills, MI, Kiku Obata & Company – St. Louis, 505 Design – Boulder. PHOTOGRAPHY CREDITS: Alan Karchmer, Erhard Pfeiffer and Eugenia Uhl.

Creating imaginative places and spaces.

Studio W specializes in creating imaginative interiors for our clients' businesses and homes. Debra Warner began Studio W--New Orleans in 2013 after working many years with interior designers, architectural firms, real estate developers, and teaching at various universities and design schools. Good design is our passion.

Our Studio

Studio W Interior Design New Orleans

All projects, no matter the size, deserve a high standard of design excellence.

We design out of our New Orleans studio and are inspired by our city. New Orleans feeds our creativity through its historic architecture, dramatic interior spaces, lush green landscapes, colorful homes, vibrant streetscapes and urban planning principles at work in our distinct neighborhoods. We are inspired here but work on projects everywhere!


Our Services

Studio W offers commercial and residential interior design services

Interior Design. Interior Planning. Color. Furnishings. Finishes.

We offer design services for all project phases -- from Idea Packages created for inspiration to Drawing Portfolios that fully describe design intentions to your contractor. On our projects, we provide a skilled team of design professionals and contractors to meet all the requirements and qualifications our clients' projects may have.

Our Approach

Studio W Design - Our Approach

Our clients are our priority.

Our clients are our priority. We enjoy a collaborative design process and dedicate time to understanding our clients’ needs and objectives before we begin design work. Our projects begin with a strong design concept that forms the basis of a solution tailored to meet our clients’ parameters.

We take an architectonic approach to designing interior space by considering design from a volumetric and planning perspective. On all of our projects we apply our in-depth knowledge of finish materials, detailing, color, lighting, furnishings and decorative components to produce a holistic and cohesive design.

Our Expertise

Debra Warner of Studio W Design
“It is great fun and a privilege to work with my clients to create spaces that reflect their brand, values and vision. Well designed spaces at work and at home result in greater well being and happiness. We enjoy doing our part.”

Our expertise is broad and our experience diverse. Our dossier includes both commercial and residential interiors, from new construction to renovation and remodeling. We design and manage projects of all sizes but also love to concentrate on small design details.

DEBRA A. WARNER, Principal, IIDA, NCIDQ Certified
Debra is the owner and principal of Studio W and sets the design direction for all projects. She has worked in the fields of architecture, interior design, project development, design and project management for many years and is a licensed and registered interior designer with professional board certification in interior design. A graduate of Louisiana State University College of Design, she holds an undergraduate degree in Interior Design and a Master of Science in Architecture. Her project experience has give her the opportunity to work in collaboration with many talented architects, interior designers, environmental designers, and other design professionals.

Her experience includes the following types of projects:

  • Corporate Offices
  • Adaptive Reuse of Historic Buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Residential – Renovations and New Construction
  • Kitchens, Baths and Master Suites
  • Hotels
  • Shopping Centers
  • Retail Stores
  • Lifestyle Centers
  • Planning for Retail Developments
  • Research Facilities and Laboratories
  • Theaters and Stadium Hospitality Suites


Idea Packages

Idea Packages

Need design ideas for your home or office?

Let us create a design vision for your home or office. Our Idea Packages are customized for you and include our design recommendations, a visual "story board" and our suggestions for advancing the design to the next phase.

The Color Journal

We love everything about design but are especially interested in color. We enjoy collecting images of color — inspiring color palettes, unexpected color uses, color schemes as they develop on our projects, color in fashion, color in art, colors in nature — anything that encourages creative thought. We post these images and thoughts on our blog — The Color Journal. Explore the world of color with us and see if what inspired us might inspire you!


Featured Image-Designtex

TOUCHSTONES: Fantastic Color from NeoCon

I was in Chicago a couple of weeks ago attending the annual contract furnishings trade show, NeoCon. I always look forward to seeing the latest in contract furniture and fabrics ... read more

Henri Matisse 1905 by André Derain


CONTRIBUTED BY S.W.M. Art historians use the term "local color" to refer to the color of an object as it appears in nature--the yellow of a banana or the green of a leaf. When ... read more

Tile Work at Nave of Nossa Senhora da Assuncao.

TOUCHSTONES: Travel – Azuelos in Portugal

This is my favorite pousada in Portugal – Pousada de Arraiolos, Nossa Senhora da Assuncao, part of a government run-program created to promote tourism by preserving and adapting ... read more