For over thirty years, Houndstooth Interior Design has flawlessly executed project after project showcasing timeless interiors that reflect the effortless elegance and style of our clients and the amazing homes they reside in. Founded and directed by designer Frederick H. Root, our interiors reflect the the best in refined living with a flair for the equestrian lifestyle. Always in demand and sought after for the best in residential design, our projects have been regularly featured in regional and national publications including Traditional Home.


Houndstooth Interior Design has worked on projects from New York to Palm Beach, with many amazing projects completed in the horse country regions of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, and Florida.  Whether a formal city townhouse, a sprawling horse farm, or something in between, Frederick and his team approach each project with fresh ideas that create a unique space reflective of his experience and inspired talent and the specific needs and desires of his client. While each engagement is different, what is carried through from project to project is a fanatical attention to detail, enduring style, the use of the most diligent workrooms, and the selection of the highest quality materials, without exception.


An avid equestrian himself, Frederick enjoys the active participation in the competitive arena as much as he enjoys the social scene and all of the fun that accompanies a good tailgate event. Usually the most dapper participant of the day, he is often present as a cheering spectator with the most festive tailgate in town at Steeple Chase, Polo, Dressage, and Hunter Trial events in Middleburg, Virginia, the Devon Horse Show in Pennsylvania, and the Palm Beach Horse Show in Wellington, Florida.