About Us

Patricia Holley was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. In 1985 she moved abroad and lived in London and Pakistan for 10 years. After returning to the U.S. and settling on the East Coast, she attended the world renowned Parson’s School of Design in New York where she earned a degree in Interior Design.

Patricia has 20 years of experience in the home-furnishings industry. Before starting her own firm she worked for a well-established design firm in Greenwich, CT, where she learned the aspects of running a business, as well as refining her design aesthetic. Her vast work experience also include, sales, marketing and business development consulting, for both large and small companies. She founded her own company, Design Therapy LLC in 2010, when she realized her true passion was helping people with their “design issues,” working closely with clients to ensure that the final result is an environment they truly enjoy living and working in. Functionality, comfort and beauty are all integrated into her design work and she believes that an unlimited budget isn’t necessary to create a beautiful space.

Living abroad, as well as regularly traveling the world for both work and pleasure, has exposed her to many cultures and gives her a unique and diverse perspective which is reflected in her work, she currently resides in Richmond, VA.

Kelsey Barger was born and raised in Northern Virginia and grew up with a passion for art and decided to pursue interior design at the University of Alabama. This experience cultivated her design skills which she took into an internship at an architecture and interior design firm in Richmond, VA, and turned into a full-time position post-graduation. After 6 ½ years in commercial healthcare design, her desire to move into the hospitality sector of design grew. In 2022, she met and started working with Patricia Holley of Design Therapy.

Ultimately, she believes traveling and seeing different cultures, being open to collaboration, and listening to one’s artistic spark leads to creating the best designs for her clients. Her work experience includes healthcare, residential, commercial, and millwork design with a specialization in 3D rendering.