How to Accessorize a Console: Step by Step

I love rearranging accessories for little refreshes around my house and my clients' homes.  Taking an ordinary spot and elevating it with a thoughtful arrangement is so satisfying and makes such a difference!!  So today I thought I'd share a little step-by-step console arrangement I did in my house.   ...

25 Feb 2014

A Peek at an Interesting Project...

Last week, while visiting our clients' under-renovation home, I was able to get a few photos of the progress and wanted to share with you.  Their house is the former Portuguese Consulate.  Immediately upon purchasing it this year, they ripped out drop ceilings and began reopening the floor plan so that it could be livable for a family again.  My clients have renovated several homes and are working with Smith Thomas & Smith Design/ Build.  When my client first called me- in late Spring/ early Summer- I remember being so excited about where it sounded like the design of the house was headed.   My client grew up in Hawaii, travels extensively, collecting things along the way, and she has a really unique & refined style.  She loves white and wants the home to feel sophisticated and happy and fresh.  The floors will all be stained a warm white.  Our goal is to create a home that's full of whites & ivories, with touches of her Louis XVI & collected pieces and is appropriate for its Washington DC setting yet that is laced with a bit of that bold, colorful tropical feeling that my client grew up loving.  So, something like this...
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16 Dec 2013