About Solis Betancourt & Sherrill

Washington, DC

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“We enjoy exploring different styles and aesthetics to bring a uniqueness to each project. This approach acknowledges the individuality of the homeowner and gives us a deep sense of creative satisfaction.”

Jose Solis Betancourt has had a lifelong interest in art and architecture. Growing up in San Juan, Puerto Rico, he dedicated his spare time to drawing and painting, developing skills that would serve him well as an architecture student at Cornell University. He gained further design experience at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and at the Saladino Group, Inc. He established his own firm in 1990.

Paul Morgan Sherrill, a native of North Carolina, was greatly influenced by his grandparents who were painters and weavers. These influences led him to study art and design throughout his youth. He graduated with Honors from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Human and Environmental Sciences and a degree in Art. Paul joined Solís Betancourt & Sherrill in 1992.

Over its twenty-seven years in business, Solis Betancourt & Sherrill has gained international recognition as one of the leading American design firms. The firm’s projects have been regularly featured in national and international magazines such as Architectural Digest, House & Garden, House Beautiful, Southern Accents, The New York Times Magazine and The Washington Post. Solis Betancourt & Sherrill’s most recent book “Essential Elegance” was published in 2010 by Monacelli Press.

The firm’s dedicated staff consists of architectural designers, interior decorators and a procurement team.

Ten Questions

What’s your go-to classic color choice?
Duron's Maison Blanche
Is there a hotel that’s most inspired your work while traveling?
The views from La Scalinatella Hotel on Capri are inspirational
Which pieces of technology do you use to document design inspiration?
Where do you go to spot new style?
Art Basel in Miami
Do you have a favorite restaurant (for the design and the food, of course)?
Edi and the Wolf in NYC. Eclectic design and great food.
What’s your favorite small museum in the world?
El Museo del Barrio NYC
How do you usually start your weekend?
Catching up on design reading. Possibly with martini in hand.
Who or what is your biggest design influence?
Andrea Palladio
How do you keep it all together?
Our amazing staff
Design a garden: groomed or freestyle?
Potted topiaries

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