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Admit it — designers are not the first thing that come to mind when you think of Washington, D.C.

They're probably not the second thing, either.

But that's never stopped Supon Phornirunlit — more often known simply as Supon — from forging a wildly successful path as a graphic designer in a city known more for wonkish policy than stylish digs. And even if you don't know his name, you've seen his work for Coca-Cola, IBM, the U.S. Open, the Smithsonian and many, many more.

It's a big business for the former teen from Thailand who came to the U.S. to finish high school, only to end up founding one of the city's most renowned design firms, Supon Design Group. After selling the company in 1999 and taking a few years off, Supon now works as Supon Creative, continuing his string of award-winning designs, books, décor and advertising campaigns.

But there's more than just the stylish eye, as Supon loves his home and hospitality. In his Kalorama homestead, his own personal style is on vibrant display — albeit ever-changing, as he redecorates his townhouse every year.

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