Decorating Department



Kimberleigh Boswell is a fourth generation family member of Color Wheel’s original owners. In 2004 she started working part time in the Art Department we had at that time. She was Decorating Department Administrator and Sales for more than 4 years, and has now taken on the role of Interior Designer.

With keen color sense and a talent for decorating, Kimberleigh provides customers with color and fashion guidance. She is a recent graduate of The Art Institute of Washington with a Major in Interior Design. Her hope is to one day operate the family business and continue to grow what her great grandparents started in 1965.






Meri Cole’s Color Wheel career started in 1990 at our former Oakton location, where everyone worked in every department. Over the years she may have designed your custom framing, mixed your paint, or helped you with a variety of home décor or art projects. 

A native Northern Virginian, Meri holds a B.A. in Art Education from what is now Shepherd University. She sings with the New Dominion Chorale, belongs to the Del Ray Artisans, and is a freelance calligrapher. Being surrounded by color, pattern, and creative people is what Meri enjoys, and she is pleased to serve as Color Wheel’s “concierge.”



Barbara Ratliff, Color Wheel design team member

Barbara Ratliff is the newest member of our design team. A native of Arlington, she comes to Color Wheel with an Interior Design background from Marymount University, graduating with a BA degree in Interior Design. 

Barbara enjoys arts and crafts and creating floral arrangements for her church. She has experience in custom draperies and would love to help our clients with all of their decorating needs.