Design. Architecture. Passion. Integrity.

And, of course, our namesake.

The team at Christopher Zoltan Designs offers full-service capabilities, including
interior design, architecture, CAD, 3-D space planning, virtual reality design, color schedules, custom designs, contract grade furniture, cabinet, and built-in fabrication, and more. We do so with a level of creativity and care that some may call borderline obsessive. We’re okay with that. So are these companies (and many others) we’re honored to call clients.


Creative Director & Founder

Christopher Zoltan Ritchie

Celebrated for residential designs featured on two HGTV House Hunters episodes, Facebook’s “Returning The Favor” Episode 9 with Mike Rowe, as well as creations for high-profile hotels and restaurants like (Top Chef) Bryan Voltaggio’s Family Meal in Baltimore, Bellagio Las Vegas, and Marriott’s Mayflower Hotel in DC. Christopher Zoltan Ritchie has earned respect as a revolutionary thinker in the interior design arena ben honored for “BEST OF” Interior Design Firm 2017, 2018. Christopher has had a lifelong passion for unique furniture, interior design, architecture and custom furniture design. Influenced by his mother, who was also an interior designer, he honed his skills designing for Starbuck’s, Neiman Marcus, Horchow, Westin Aruba Casino Resort, Paul Mitchell Salon (The Temple) and Restoration Hardware. Christopher has owned and works directly with furniture manufacturing companies for more than 20 years before entering the Washington DC and Atlanta GA interior design scene with the launch of his rapidly growing firms located in Frederick MD, Washington DC, Atlanta GA, and factories in Los Angeles CA, Mexico and Asia.

Our Team

Christopher Zoltan Ritchie

Creative Director and Founder

Adriane Jons

Director of Operations

Valerie Schwertfeger

Lead Designer

Ashley Lynch

Interior Designer

Tommy Geppi

Architectural Designer

Alex Walker

Interior Design Assistant

Enhance and Influence

our Mission

Our mission is to Enhance and Influence the lives of all customers with whom we have the honor of working and leave a lasting impression on their minds and be inspired. Our designs must prove and galvanize the hearts and minds of all those who lay eyes on it. Our long-term goals are always in line with our core values. Our mission is to always go one step beyond — to offer and design with a passion.

Our Passion Drives Us

Core Values


Willingness to make things better or do things differently. Constantly strive to redefine our standards of excellence in everything we do.


Continually improve, learn from mistakes and be a catalyst in the reputation of the company. Lift up our teammates through positivity, confidence and graciousness.


Balance the work load and define balance within our designs. Without balance we lose the core of creativity and efficiency. We work to live and live well.


We are passionate about creating spaces that encapsulate not only the viability of living but also stretching beyond predicability to wow and amaze our clients. Our passion drives us. Passion for design, passionate about the company and its success. Challenge yourself to think and dream big.


Create together what you could never do alone. Our team is made of amazing individuals but only through teamwork can we achieve greatness. We work together and go above and beyond to exceed expectations.