How did Billet Collins begin, you ask? Mother daughter team, Barbara Billet and Kellie Collins Hodges usually say that their first commissioned project was the renovation of Union Station in 1985, which is true. But the background story is much more exciting!
The inspiration for an artist’s life came while Barbara was a child. She traveled the world with her family, following her father from one under cover government assignment to the next. Barbara learned from her father about color and design, how to paint with exacting precision in his high-risk trade. She raised her daughters with that same drive for excellence Barbara brought that legacy with her when she, daughters Kellie and Amy opened their decorative painting studio.
Since that first project with Union Station, Billet Collins has developed their portfolio to include award winning, hand painted finishes and patterns for residential, commercial and historic projects throughout the United States.
We work with some of DC’s best known, and soon-to-be discovered interior design talent. You can find our work in the pages of Architectural Digest, Home & Design, House Beautiful, and we even have a few segments on HGTV. (Talk about a nail biter!) Here’s our Press Page.
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