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Home Life Style: The Region’s Best Home Designs

From designing a kitchen with a concave glass tile backsplash to creating a backyard with a fireplace and pool, some local home remodelers were honored recently with the National Association of the Remodeling Industry’s (NARI) 2013 Regional Contractor of the … Continue reading

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Home Life Style: Local Designer Honored

Old Town Alexandria-based interior designer Anna Kucera has a knack for helping her clients turn their fanciful ideas in to concrete realities. “Getting to know my clients and looking for areas where I can create solutions for them is the … Continue reading

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The Power of Light

When architect James Rill of Rill Architects, PC designed a family home in Potomac, recently, he had to think light in more ways the one. “The clients wanted a house that had a presence, but not an ostentatious presence, more … Continue reading

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Last Chance to See the ASPIRE HOUSE in McLean

Designing a dream home can be likened to assembling a haute couture wardrobe. The right foundational pieces and accessories combine to create an aesthetic that is at once polished and nonchalant. This weekend offers the last opportunity for the public … Continue reading

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Black Interior Designers on Industry’s Lack of Inclusion and Diversity

As recent racial injustice protests have brought issues of diversity and inclusion to the forefront of the nation’s consciousness, local interior designers of color are voicing concerns about equity and underrepresentation within the industry. Four tastemakers from around the region … Continue reading

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A Summer Oasis

The combination of sunny, warm weather and the current pandemic can make staying home a wise, but stifling choice. However, one Bethesda, Maryland, builder made that a pleasurable decision for one Great Falls, Virginia family… Read more about it here.

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An Arlington Kitchen Gets a Facelift

When one family grew tired of their cramped, dark kitchen, they found an interior designer who showed them they were only a few creative ideas away from making their dream of an aesthetically appealing and functional kitchen a reality… Read … Continue reading

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Summer Blooms

Heat tolerant flowers that add bursts of color to gardens and landscapes. Continue reading

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Dream Home Becomes a Reality

From home theaters to floating staircases, a dream home takes on as many forms as there are people with idyllic visions. For one Potomac, Maryland family this meant a fish aquarium in the foyer and an indoor hockey rink in … Continue reading

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Comfy Kitchen Amid COVID-19

In the middle of a Burke, Virginia home, replete with skylight and picture windows, sat a dark and dreary kitchen. No more of this, thought the homeowners and they set out on a quest to find light… Read more about … Continue reading

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Working From Home

As we all do our part in slowing the spread of the coronavirus, working from home has become the new normal, at least for the foreseeable future. Sharing a space with our partners and children, while offering precious moments of … Continue reading

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Island Vacation Inspires Kitchen Remodel

A doughnut-shaped cave is the way one Alexandria, Virginia woman described her circa1980s kitchen. A vacation to the Maldives, however, inspired her light and airy new space… Read more about it here.

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Pantone’s Color of the Year is Ultra Violet

In a design moment that is anticipated all year, the self-proclaimed color gurus at The Pantone Color Institute recently announced their color of the year for 2018: Ultra Violet. In announcing the organization’s 10th anniversary pick, Pantone’s Executive Director described … Continue reading

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Gifts from the Heart

Valentine’s Day, a time set a side to honor those nearest and dearest to us, is often more difficult to shop for the Christmas. A few local tastemakers offer up advice on celebrating love in a variety of forms that … Continue reading

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The Psychology of Color

Have you ever walked into a room that was painted in an unexpected color and noticed a change in your mood? Psychologists and interior designers alike agree that the color of a room can evoke certain emotions and feelings. From … Continue reading

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D.C. Design House

It’s a space fit for elaborate entertaining. The 2017 D.C. Design House is a Potomac, Maryland property that was transformed by 23 local interior designers. With nine bedrooms, nine full bathrooms, four half-bathrooms and a home theater spread over four … Continue reading

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