Owner & Designer
Beth comes to design from a background spanning corporate sales and marketing to designing and manufacturing children’s knitwear to the 2006 launch of BjtO Designs, a home staging firm serving Boston’s luxury home market. Design № Five, Beth’s fifth business venture, is the culmination of her design talent and management expertise along with her team-building know-how. Beth divides her time between a loft in downtown Waltham and Cotuit with her husband and DN5 partner, Phil, and she is the mother of two daughters.
Erica Robbins Darnall
Lead Interior Designer – Greater Boston Area
Erica leads our Greater Boston practice. Her work reflects her lifelong interest in beautiful things. Through studies in Art History and French Literature and years living in Paris, New York and New England, Erica has honed a broad design aesthetic and a talent for channeling each client's taste into a customized, beautiful outcome. A graduate of Hamilton College and Columbia University, Erica lives in Lincoln with her husband, three children and their Labrador.
Lead Interior Designer - Cape Cod and the Islands
Jess leads our design endeavors on Cape Cod and the Islands. Her passion for creating chic, memorable, and yet livable spaces has been lifelong, and she brings to her designs a unique, worldly aesthetic, having lived in Paris, Ottawa, Atlanta, Boston, and elsewhere. Before shifting to design, Jess was an attorney, which has given her unparalleled skills in managing vendors, contractors, and project timelines, in addition to exceptional aesthetic sensibilities. A graduate of Emory University and The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, Jess might be a washashore, but she adores living on Cape Cod with her two young children.
Courtney’s background spans the art and fashionworlds; a passion for interior design brought her to Design No. Five, where she works as a stylist. A Cape Cod native, Courtney constantly draws inspiration from the coastal lifestyle and unique textures of her surrounding landscape. Her design aesthetic juxtaposes modern with traditional elements and she brings a perfectionist’s eye for detail to each and every project. Courtney has a degree in graphic design and lives in historic Barnstable Village with her husband and their young son and daughter.
Design Manager & Stylist
As the in-house point person at Design No. Five, Brandy balances a creative eye with one for detail — and relishes the diversity her role affords with each design project. Before joining our team, she worked in the publishing industry and learned the fine art of juggling project details while collaborating with other creatives who love what they do. This later led to launching her own graphic design studio, working with clients in a variety of fields including retail, hospitality, design and architecture. Passionate about all things design, Brandy lives in a well-loved antique with her husband and three boys.