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ABOUT US

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 aethestic pays respect to tradition and classical architecture while creating beautiful modern spaces for the families and clients we serve.

Meet the Team

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Founder / Creative Director

Sara Swabb

Sara Swabb

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.

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Lead Designer

Mirentxu Meyer

Mirentxu Meyer

Mirentxu designs intentional spaces by creating moments of pause, coveted corners, and welcoming gathering areas. Her spaces are intended to slow you down, focus on the present, and make ordinary moments, extraordinary. Steeped in tradition, with a flare of Belgian modern intrigue, her interiors are both simplistic and complex and have just the right mix of materials, metals, and tones. She enjoys stripping homes down to accentuate bare elements, strives to always incorporate the outdoors, and sources timeless pieces that will work in all seasons and last for years to come.

As lead designer for Storie Collective, Mirentxu 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.

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Brand Manager

Cynthia Gilmore

Cynthia Gilmore

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.

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Project Lead

Christina Butora

Christina Butora

Christina approaches projects with an appreciation for classic style and delights in the story a beautifully appointed home can tell. As a native Floridian, she was raised surrounded by homes that reflected everything from timeless southern elegance to modern minimalism. However, her passion for interiors is sparked in the unique history of each home and achieving an authentic mix that feels collected and never decorated.

As project lead, Christina supports the Storie Collective team through project management, vendor coordination and sourcing unique pieces both new and antique. As a former advertising account director, her attention to client service and keen sense for visuals results in an organized approach with a creative point of view.

Christina graduated in 2011 with a B.S. in Advertising from the University of Florida and received a J.D. from the University of Mississippi School of Law. She currently lives in Old Town Alexandria with her husband Rob and her two cats, Olive and Birdie.

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Procurement Manager

Amy Fagan

Amy Fagan

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.

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