Miriam Dillon

What was your design influence growing up? My mother took us on frequent trips to art museums, including the quirky mansion that once held the famed Barnes Collection. She also introduced us to some of Philadelphia’s great local architects, such as Frank Furness.

Which came first—architecture or interior design? Architecture. My interest naturally evolved into a building’s interior details, and the desire to complete a home. As a designer in an architecture firm, we work more closely as a team from the beginning. Working in one location allows us to easily brainstorm and manage the details throughout the home’s construction.

Tell us something we don’t know: I’m a wife and mother of two who enjoys downtime with the family. Hobbies include boxing two to three times per week, and playing on a ladies’ tennis team.