Who We Are
Partnership, probity and process are the keys to success when you work with Storie Collective. Founded by Sara Swabb in 2020, we are a full service interior design firm based in Georgetown, Washington, D.C., although we serve clients nation wide. Our aesthetic pays respect to tradition and classical architecture while creating beautiful modern spaces for the families and clients we serve.
Meet the Team
Founder / Creative Director
At Storie Collective, we develop and implement a tailored design with concierge-level attention to detail. The result is an individualized experience, resulting in a space that is custom, yet comfortable, and timeless in its appeal. Creating purposeful and authentic spaces that you will love for years to come, is what makes us thrive.
Through global travels and a deep pull to our earth, Sara’s aesthetic is marked by authenticity in its use of natural materials, raw textures, and handmade objects mixed with everyday modern essentials.
I love working with motivated and trusting clients to design a home that reflects their story. My work harmonizes clients' treasures with carefully selected pieces that create a balance between old and new, form and function. I truly delight in design, and I try to bring a contagious enthusiasm to all my projects, large and small.
Cynthia joins our team after nearly a decade in the corporate world where she crafted strategies for her clients' dynamic business needs. As a former attorney and mother of three, Cynthia brings a practical and thoughtful approach to managing the various facets of Storie Collective's operations to ensure a seamless process for both our team and our clients.
Her approach to design is informed by her aesthetics in fashion. She enjoys mixing vintage with new, high with low, soft with hard. Her international upbringing fueled her love of sourcing unique and exclusive items for her home and closet. In that vein, Cynthia works closely with vendors from around the world, to bring exciting and tasteful items to our Georgetown location.
Cynthia also handles all of our public events, where she artfully executes the team's vision from concept to reality.
A true Virginia native, Shayna’s love and fascination for design were developed here in the DMV area, nurtured by a family spread across the globe and deep love for travel. Shayna’s design philosophy revolves around creating spaces that inspire and enhance the lives of those who inhabit them while capturing the unique personality and style of our clients.
As a designer for Storie Collective, Shayna has continued to emphasize her love for a mélange of modern and vintage, creating dimensions through layered materials, all while remaining true to her love of functionally natural spaces.
Shayna studied at Pratt Institute School of Design in Brooklyn, and Virginia Tech College of Architecture and Urban Studies.
Amy Fagan serves as the Procurement Manager and assists with sourcing and purchasing items. She works closely with the designers securing the right items for your home.
Amy has a Master's Degree in Environmental Science from Bard Center for Environmental Policy and a bachelor's degree from Miami University. She lives in Ohio with her two boys, Caleb and Evan.