Founder Nan McVey launched her design firm in 1985. Since that time, the Richmond-based firm has worked with clients who own homes from Maine to Florida. Margaret Valentine soon joined forces with Nan to create what is now McVey • Valentine Interior Design.

The designers have collaborated with architects and builders, working from blueprints for a new home or a home addition. They have supervised the update of living rooms, bedrooms, kitchens and sunporches. They have also consulted on smaller projects, ranging from window treatments for the dining room to accent pillows for the family room. But regardless of the project scope, McVey · Valentine Interior Design is known for its signature service: beginning with a custom palette of color, personalized for each client.


“Working with Nan and Margaret makes me feel like we’re on an exciting adventure.” 
— Mrs. Tom Wolfe, New York City

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Working with Nan and Margaret makes me feel like we’re on an exciting adventure.  

Several times a year I ask Nan to assess some feature in my New York apartment that needs refreshing…. a bench that needs recovering, a hallway that needs a new carpet, or window treatments that need updating.

No project is too small.  From designing my entire 4000 sq. ft. apartment to providing unique ideas, skill and general encouragement throughout the process, Nan and Margaret never disappoint.”

— Mrs. Tom Wolfe, New York City

“When my mother came to visit at my old farmhouse in Rumson, NJ, it was a decorating emergency.  Margaret and Nan did not let geography stand in the way, meeting me in NYC immediately. It was a collaborative process. I selected my own fabrics under their watchful and professional eye.  The bedroom was finished, completely done, in less than a month.  It is a beautiful bedroom, and my mother was awestruck.”

— Mary Vaden Eisenstadt, Owner/CEO, MV’s Best, Virginia Cocktail Peanuts

“When we were downsizing from a larger home, we called on McVey Valentine for their design expertise.  Nan and Margaret did an absolutely fabulous job of combining old and new, creating a soothing color palate with lovely textures and fabrics.  Their attention to detail was exceptional. They remained readily accessible and ever enthusiastic throughout.  We were so appreciative of their continued warmth and professionalism that we would highly recommend McVey Valentine for anyone's decorating needs. 5 stars.”

— Susan and Jim Redwine
“I cannot imagine choosing a better team than McVey-Valentine. They took all the stress out of making my new home perfect and did an outstanding job planning the interior design. From purchasing to arranging furniture, they worked quickly, were always available and willing to stay flexible throughout the process.” 

— Tom McInnerney, President & CEO, Genworth Financial

“From the first meeting to assess our needs, then providing detailed proposals, to material selections and installation, working with the McVey-Valentine team was a pleasure.

They coordinated the seamless installation to suit our schedule while we were on a family vacation with our young kids.  Coming home to their beautiful work was wonderful.

And it didn’t stop there; they followed up and sent their team back to make small adjustments for us.  No small feat, as we live in Charlottesville but the distance was never an issue.
Margaret and Nan’s stated goal was to make us happy (and our home more beautiful);  They did.”

— Will Trinkle & Juan Granados, Charlottesville, VA.