Our House is Out!!

I've been waiting for this day for what feels like forever!! (But in all actuality, only about a year and a half ;) I'm so excited to share with you that the new Spring 2014 issue of Domino Magazine is out on newsstands!! ...

28 Feb 2014

Our Clients' Home in Better Homes & Gardens March Issue!

The new Better Homes & Gardens Magazine issue is out and I can't wait for you to see it!!  Here's a little peek at what's inside: ...

26 Feb 2014

Living Room Before & After

A while ago, I was contacted by a very special client, Jennie, who'd recently moved into a new house.  Jennie & I had met years before at a seminar I gave at Pear Tree Cottage in Vienna (when I was pregnant with my second son, Justin)  and had really hit it off.  As soon as she called- 4 years later- I knew exactly who she was and was thrilled to hear that, this time, she was pregnant with her second child! ...

22 Jan 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

Our House Is Being Published By...

...a magazine that did things a little differently... ...

11 Dec 2013

Clients' Master Bath Before & After

In the clients' home I shared with you last week, I also mentioned that we did their master bathroom.  I took some photos of it to show you the "before & after" of the construction.  We're in the process of adding towels & accessories & things to the walls so I'll be sure to share when it's truly finished. The original bathroom was large but my clients weren't loving its functionality (or lack or it) or the materials.  Here's what it looked like before:  ...

26 Jun 2013

Clients' Traditional Living Room Before & After

Last week we installed a couple of rooms our clients' home so I thought I'd share a few afters (iphone/ instagram  pics) I snapped.  I met our clients years ago when I first started out decorating.  They'd given me a call to do a consultation in their home way back when.  We got along really well and I was so happy to get a call a few years later after they purchased their new home.  My clients are a young (incredibly sweet & happy) family who love a traditional-feeling home that feels fresh and a tad fun.  We usually throw in a little preppy streak too for good measure. Here is their living room when we first started out: ...

03 Jun 2013