A love of furniture, fabrics and art, comes naturally to Elizabeth Spratt Cooper, who grew up among the cotton mills and furniture factories of the Carolinas. Elizabeth began her career in the visual arts, including positions at The National Endowment for the Arts, National Gallery of Art, International Arts & Artists, as well as the commercial galleries Karen Taylor Contemporary Art (London, UK), and Heinemann Myers contemporary art (Bethesda, MD).
After earning a Master’s in Art Business from Sotheby’s Institute in London, and spending a year traveling throughout Europe, she settled back in Washington, DC. In 2003, she formed a consulting firm, Art Strategies, to assist small arts organizations with their development, business and curatorial needs. Her desire to work more closely with artworks and individual clients, led Elizabeth to join a local interior design firm in 2010, and decorating has proven a natural shift in focus. Through her client work at bossy color, Elizabeth developed an extensive knowledge of the area’s art, accessories and furniture resources, with an eye for the finishing details.
In 2012, Elizabeth created Art & Design Partners, LLC , which offers both interior decorating and art consulting services. Elizabeth’s skills include partnering with clients to incorporate art collections into existing spaces, as well as designing interiors that showcase the clients’ own personal style. Art & Design Partners strives to find a harmony between the furnishings we need to live and the art we live to love.
Elizabeth is a member of ArtTable, an invitation-only organization for women leaders in the visual arts. She lives in the Woodley Park neighborhood of Washington, DC with her husband, Chris, and two young daughters.