About Us

DESIGNgene llc is a full service design firm based in Washington DC. In business since 1999 as Gene Delgado Interiors, it became DESIGNgene in 2014.

Gene Delgado has been involved in the planning, design, and project management of apartments, homes, and vacation residences in DC, Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey, and Florida. He strives to create beautiful and functional spaces that reflect each individual client in an elegant and comfortable way.

While in college, Gene worked with an interior designer assisting in all areas of the business. Although he loved design, the economic realities at the time weren't favorable for pursuing it as a career. After graduating from the University of Miami with a BBA in Finance and 60+ credits from their School of Architecture, he spent 15 years working in the Real Estate Investment and Insurance industries and later in Historic Preservation. After decorating homes as a hobby, it took the remodel and decoration of his then-newly-purchased, semi-abandoned rowhouse in DC for friends and family to convince him to finally turn his passion for interior design into a business.