About Richard

Richard Ott is founder and president of Richard Ott Interior Spaces, a residential and commercial design firm based in Hartford, Conn., since the mid-1990s. Ott’s work has been featured in publications including The New York Times and The Hartford Courant, which applauded “his beautifully conceived and executed design.”

Ott studied interior design in college and went on to work in residential design, commercial retail design, and in the interior design department of an architectural firm in his native St. Louis. He brings his diverse background to his work today, creating spaces that combine timeless style with comfort and livability.

Ott never has been defined by a signature look – his portfolio demonstrates a stylistic fluency ranging from contemporary to traditional. All of his designs are derived after careful consultation with his clients. Hallmarks of Ott’s spaces are an individualized approach to each project and an emphasis on creating rooms that reflect the tastes and serve the needs of those who live and work in them.

In addition to creating interiors for private clients, Ott is co-founder and co-owner of DesignSourceCT LLC, the acclaimed design showroom that opened in Hartford in 2005.

Ott maintains many community affiliations. He sits on the board of Rebuilding Together Hartford, a non-profit for the elderly and veterans of the City of Hartford.