Author: Erica Riggio

New Boutique Design!

This is going to be fabulous!

Our inspiration for Bishop Boutique, an up-scale accessories boutique located on King St in Old Town, came 100% from Alexander McQeen’s amazing creation – the Antler Dress from the “Widows of Culloden” show! Stay posted for more details!


An Interview with Justin Fair on

Our own Justin Fair has been featured with an interview as the February Artist of the Week with Art 4 the Masses! Art 4 the Masses is a great space to buy students’ artwork online. Affordable AND local!!!

Congratulations Justin! We’re so proud of you! Keep up the FANTASTIC work! Check out Justin’s arts blog at

Check out the interview below from Youtube:

Riggio Design Consultants

Home Staging Services

Sell your home quicker and for top dollar! Let us take the guesswork out of home presentation. Our goal is to bring out the best features with a well-dressed home that appeals to potential buyers…achieving the results you want*.


Phone/Video/Picture Consultation: $320 (payment due at time of service)


  • Review of Images Supplied by Agent
  • Written Report Outlining Suggested Modifications

Redesign Service: $520 (typically covers main living area plus one bedroom)

A new and economical approach to decorating using what you already own. We will rearrange, repurpose and transform your furnishings and possessions to create a refreshed and balanced NEW living space.


  • Two-hour on-site consultation (payment due at time of service)
  • Two-hour Installation (billed at $100/hour) includes assistant
  • If additional items are needed to complete the rooms, a list will be provided

Staging Services: $125 per hour (Estimate provided after on-site consultation)**

Concentrating on the key rooms, our team will take the essential steps by introducing the minimal amount of furniture, art work and associates needed to achieve a model home appearance for a successful sale. Monthly rental fees apply. May include the following:

  • Two-hour on-site consultation (payment due at time of service)
  • General Contracting services (painting, repairs, lightning installation, etc.)
  • Design Services
  1. Windows treatment design
  2. Selecting paint color
  3. Space & function design
  4. Floor covering selections
  5. Art and accessory placement
  • Shopping Services
  • Installation
  • Professional Photography service

* Statistics gathered by a nationwide Home Gain survey and shows that 95.6% of staged homes sell within 37 days compared to an average of 212 days for non-staged homes. Staged homes are on the market 83% less time than a non-staged home.

**A 2009 HomeGain Survey of over 1,000 realtors across the country found that the number one home improvement ROI was cleaning and de-cluttering. The second best ROI was home staging – followed by lightning and landscaping.

5702 Baltimore Ave | Hyattsville MD 20783 | 301.779.4907 o/f | 202.446.7373 m

Erica on Phil Kogan Photography

Check out this new blog:

Erica Riggio is featured on Phil Kogan’s new blog! Phil is a great photographer and has decided to do something a little different!

“Erica is an Interior Designer who operates her own firm, Riggio Design Consultants, and also co-owns an art gallery in Hyattsville, MD, called the Design Studio Gallery.  Erica hung several of my photos in two of her shows last winter.  I shoot a lot of models whose job it is to be photographed.  I wanted to photograph Erica because she’s not a model, just an everyday working gal who is also quite pretty.  Kim Reyes provided hair and makeup.” –Phil Kogan


Did you know that Riggio Design Consultants is part of Design Studio Art Gallery located at 5702 Baltimore Avenue in Hyattsville’s newest  Arts District! We offer full Interior Design services ranging from commercial to residential design, home staging, concept development, AutoCad drawings, and more! Check out our website at