Bethany Seawright

Bethany Seawright

Philadelphia, PA, US



Interior designer and former fashion buyer with 6+ years’ of professional experience and a discerning eye for color, style and trends. Skilled in concept-driven design, with a passion for hospitality, retail and residential design, in particular.  Strengths include: conceptualization, visual research, furniture and materials selection, space planning, project management, writing and graphic presentation.


Urban Outfitters, Inc - BHLDN, Philadelphia, PA, US, Freelance Copywriter

Creating aspirational, informative and brand appropriate product copy for the BHLDN website.

Jul 2015 - current

JAGR Projects, Philadelphia, PA, US, Senior Designer

Mixing contemporary designs with art and antiques to create eclectic, high-end environments for residential and hospitality clients alike; providing FF&E, custom furniture and millwork design, project management & construction documentation, as needed.

Design Projects:
In process - Private residence, Park City UT
In process - Private residence, Chestnut Hill PA
In process - Private residence, Philadelphia PA
In process - Private residence, Philadelphia PA
In process - Private residence, Ambler PA
In process - Private residence, Villanova PA
In process - Private residence, Haverford PA
2016 - Private residence, Philadelphia PA
2015 - Private residence, Fort Washington PA
2015 - Private residence, Devon PA
2015 - Private residence, Penn Valley PA
2015 - Restaurant, Philadelphia PA
2015 - Private residence, Chestnut Hill PA
2014 - Private residence, Long Beach Island NJ
2014 - Private residence, Villanova PA
2014 - Private residence, Bryn Mawr PA
2014 - Private residence, Amagansett NY
2013 - Private residence, Bryn Mawr PA

Jul 2013 - current

Urban Outfitters, Inc. - Anthropologie, Philadelphia, PA, US, Freelance Copywriter

Creating evocative, informative and brand appropriate product copy for the Anthropologie website.

Mar 2013 - current

Bethany Seawright Interior Design, Designer

A boutique studio specializing in considered hospitality, retail and residential design.

In process – Nackos Residence, Portland ME - schematic design, furnishings & installation for 3 bedroom apartment.
In process - Dailey Residence, Drexel Hill PA - Remodel of a 245 sq. ft. kitchen and mudroom.
In process - McKee-Farrell Residence, Brunswick ME - Schematic design for a 3100 sq. ft. private home.
2015 – Nackos Residence, New York City, NY - Concept, schematic design & installation for Upper East Side apartment.
2013 – Pure Sweets, Philadelphia PA - Conceptualization, design development & installation of a small retail space for a vegan bakery.
2013 – Zangrillo Residence, Philadelphia PA - Space planning for 1800 sq. ft. brownstone.
2012 – Industry, Philadelphia PA - Branding, conceptualization, space planning, & rendering for a new retail store.
2012 – Wolson Residence, Philadelphia PA - Schematic design, styling & consulting services for 3-story row home. 2011 – McKee-Farrell Residence, Philadelphia PA - Space planning & lighting plan for 360 sq. ft. LR/DR.
2010 – Pedra Residence, Philadelphia PA - Space planning, staging & styling for 1700 sq. ft. high-rise apartment.
2002 – M. Nackos Residence, Thousand Oaks CA - Schematic design, installation & styling for 300 sq. ft. BR.
2001 - Juxtapose, Chicago IL- Managed store opening. Supervised contractors, set store & trained staff.

Oct 2010 - current

Ennis Nehez, Philadelphia, PA, US, Freelance Interior Designer

Click to edit position descriptionCollaborated on a variety of residential and hospitality projects; meeting with clients, developing concepts, creating presentation materials, space planning, design development, and project management.

Design Projects:
2014 - Wine bar, Philadelphia PA - Lead designer on the remodel of an existing Center City establishment. Created concept and floor plan. Sourced materials, conceived custom furniture pieces, and administered early project management.
2014 - Private residence, Philadelphia PA - Lead designer for a newly constructed condo project in Queen Village. Designed custom area rug and casework pieces, contributing project management and general FF&E services, as needed.
2013 - Private residence, Philadelphia PA - Provided concept and space plan for a kitchen, dining, and living room remodel for 3,200 sq. ft. apartment on Rittenhouse Square.

Jul 2013 - Jan 2014

Apartment Therapy, Design Blogger

Source stories, design layouts & write posts for several design blogs with readerships of 5.6 million per month.

Select posts:
• One Shot Coffee: Crafting History Through Interior Design
• Designer Spotlight: Do You Know India Mahdavi?
• Hotel Palomar Philadelphia: An Interview with Designer Dayna Lee
• Escape Roundup: Hip Hostels (Yes, Hostels!)
• Ramses: The Magic of Philippe Starck in Madrid
• Escaping Aboard the Orient Express
• A Pinner’s Tale - KETTNER’s

• American Style Through the Decades: The Forties
• The Philadelphia Architecture Guide
• Cinema Style: 20 Unforgettable American Movie Interiors
• James Mont: Bad Boy of American Design
• Brass, Copper and Gold in the Kitchen
• Furniture Focus: Green, Glorious Green!

Sep 2010 - Aug 2013

26 Group, LLC, Freelance Consultant

Providing schematic, FF&E and styling services for a lighting and interior design firm.

Oct 2012 - Jan 2013

Industry, Retail Design Intern

Assisted in the conceptualization and store design of a new art gallery and retail store. Provided renderings, advised on visual merchandising, and developed fixture and lighting concepts. Managed all initial marketing and PR initiatives.

May 2012 - Jul 2012

Destination Maternity, Divisional Manager

Managed 5 leased department maternity businesses - Macy’s,, Babies R Us, Boscov’s and Gordmans. Increased comp sales for all businesses by 30-40% within 6 months.

Feb 2006 - Oct 2008

Urban Outfitters, Inc., Associate Buyer

Bought product for 14 classes of women’s accessories for Urban Outfitters catalog & website: 11% of total web business. Partnered with vendors and designed private label merchandise.

Jun 2005 - Jul 2006

Anthropologie, Assistant Buyer

Managed day-to-day details of the accessories/shoe divisions of Anthropologie catalog & website for LA-Based buyer. Coordinated deliveries and samples with vendors, and managed product for all photo shoots.

Oct 2003 - May 2005

Juxtapose/Hub Distributing Inc., Assistant Buyer

Supported buyer and associate buyer in managing 16 classes of merchandise. Organized & managed sample inventory. Developed charity donation program to remove sample shoes from active inventory.

Aug 2001 - Sep 2002

Juxtapose/Hub Distributing Inc., Visual Presentation Coordinator

Created all corporate floor sets. Provided visual & marketing direction for a chain of 23 retail stores.

Nov 1999 - Aug 2001

Millers Outpost/Hub Distributing Inc., Acting Store Manager/ Assistant Store Manager

Managed stores in California, Arizona & Colorado with sales volumes of $1-4 million, staffs of 15-50 employees.

Sep 1988 - Nov 1999


Moore College of Art & Design, Philadelphia, PA, US, Masters, Interior Design

MFA: Thesis project - A large-scale restaurant design focused on the poetic experience of mutable space.

May 2009 - Aug 2012

Arizona State University, Tempe Camp, AZ, US, Bachelors, Psychology

Jan 1994 - Sep 1999

Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM), Los Angeles, CA, US, Merchandise Marketing

Sep 1989 - Dec 1990


National Design with Light Student Team Competition, 2nd Place


Areas of Specialization