The right space makes all the difference. At Habitus, this philosophy drives our desire to create unique spaces that are not only functional but also unlock an interior's true potential. We bring meaning to a space and inbue it with a feeling that will last long after you walk out the door. Through inventive thinking and careful planning, we create unrivaled atmospheres in retail, restaurant, hotel, commercial and high-end residential projects.

Under the leadership of Design Principal and Founder Shari Perago, Habitus breathes life into any project while creating a space with an unmistakable soul. Located in Richmond, Virginia Habitus has revitalized the Hotel Cape Charles on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, helped to transform Mike Isabella's Richmond location of Graffiato, and had our residential work featured on the cover of the summer 2015 issue of Better Homes & Garden's Kitchen + Bath Makeovers publication. All of our projects incorporate LEED principles and focus on green thinking wherever possible. There's always room for improvement. Let Habitus make the most of your space.


With over two decades of experience in Interior Design and a NCIDQ certification, Shari Perago understands the ins and outs of design. She has worked on projects abroad in both Shanghai and Moscow and has won numerous awards and accolades for her work. Shari attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and received a BFA in Interior Design, graduating cum laude in 1993 and her love of design has led her to be an Adjunct Professor at VCU's Department of Interior Design. She is the Past President of the Virginia Chapter of NEWH (The Hospitality Industry Network) and is a currently an IALD (International Association of Lighting Designers) Educator Member.

Shari also spends time working with and selling antiques and believes in using objects with a history in her designs, when appropriate, to create unique spaces with a story to tell.