Design Works Studio is an Interior Design firm located in Roanoke, Virginia. We provide residential and commercial interior design, 3D rendering, and livable home services to the Southwest Virginia region. 

Philosophy: Our philosophy is design should frame and enhance the human experience providing accessibility to all regardless of age, gender, race, or ability. Your space should provide comfort, beauty, and functionality that works for your lifestyle and expresses your personality. Studies have shown that a person's environment can affect their mood, productivity, and health. That's our goal; create spaces the improve mood, productivity, and health. 

Experience: Design Works Studio has completed projects in Virginia, Washington D.C., North Carolina, and Nevada that include residential homes, corporate facilities, hospitals, senior living communities, skilled nursing facilities, rehabilitation facilities, adult daycare centers, restaurants, hotels, multi-family communities & developments, universities, schools, corporate office environments, institutional, and religious projects. 

Qualifications: You will work with experienced, licensed, credentialed staff with extensive experience in not just interior design but architecture as well. Our staff has established relationships with local architecture firms as well as manufacturers and vendors to ensure the best quality products within your budget are specified for your project. Give us a call or email us to set up your consultation.


Shelly Czernicki, CID, NCIDQ, CAPS

Owner and Principal Designer

Welcome! My name is Shelly and I'm the CEO and Principal for Design Works Studio. I have more than sixteen years of experience doing residential and commercial design & architecture work in Nevada, North Carolina, Washington D.C., and Virginia. My design background started with obtaining my accredited design degree in Interior Design from Radford University. I am a Certified Interior Designer with the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ), I'm a Certified Interior Designer (CID) with the State of Virginia, and I'm a Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS). 

My passion is to create inclusive accessible environments that focus on the human experience. Many spaces are designed to be beautiful, but they lack functionality. The people who use these spaces end up altering how they live & work in order to make the spaces work for them. That's not how we should be designing. Spaces should be designed around how you live and work to make your life easier and more enjoyable. If your changing the way you live and function because a space doesn't work that's a clue it wasn't designed to your needs. We aren't supposed to design our lives around the way the spaces were built. Spaces should be built around the way we live. If you would like help with your space contact us today. We'd love to help.



I've had the pleasure of working with some fantastic architects, engineers, and designers over the years. Below is a sampling of the companies I've worked with over the past sixteen years. 

  • Carilion Clinic
  • Lewis-Gale
  • Vistar 
  • Centra Health
  • Virginia Department of Health
  • Warm Hearth Village
  • Commonwealth Senior Living
  • Commonwealth Care of Roanoke
  • Medical Facilities of America
  • Liberty University
  • City of Roanoke
  • ​Roanoke City Public Schools
  • Towers Shopping Center
  • AEP
  • Carter Machinery
  • Deschutes Brewery Tasting Room
  • Dominion Energy
  • Christ the King Presbyterian Church
  • Medispa of Ridgewood Hill
  • St. Johns Episcopal Church
  • Sun Trust Banks
  • ​Western Virginia Water Authority
  • Reno Transportation Commission
  • Our Lady of The Valley
  • Our Lady of Perpetual Help
  • Marion Manor
  • Seton Manor
  • St. Mary's Woods
  • Our Lady of Hope
  • Elm Manor
  • Our Lady of Peace
  • Springvale Terrace
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