Having grown up in the DC area, it's hard to escape the Marriott name, especially if you're old enough (like me) to remember the Hot Shoppes, and if (like me), you cross Key Bridge almost daily and … Read More
After 10 months of agonizing, searching, and meeting, meeting, meeting, the Washington Design Center showrooms finally seem to be coalescing around a new permanent location, smack in the middle of … Read More
The DC Design House is ready for prime time! I was at the media preview the other day, and I was impressed by how each designer transformed a blank slate of new construction into a space full of … Read More
It's that time of year again! Show house season. Here is the nearly $15 million house on Foxhall Road that will be the site of the DC Design House:
The organizers opened the house on Saturday … Read More
In a strange series of small-world and six-degrees-of-separation moments, I ended up at Catholic University yesterday, in the office of President John Garvey, staring at a desk that Abraham Lincoln … Read More
As I sit here looking out the window at the gray sky, with naked tree branches bending in the cold wind, I'm (naturally) thinking about where to go to get warm. But you don't want to fly south with … Read More
For the past couple years, I've been so immersed in the "to the trade" culture of interior design while working at the Washington Design Center that I always passed off retail design options as a much … Read More
I don't normally (or ever?) blog about fashion, but when the costumes are designed by interior designers using home goods products, it falls into my reach. I've been seeing a lot of great stuff coming … Read More
It's so strange sometimes when events converge around one person or place, and all of a sudden you're seeing them everywhere. Designer Elizabeth Reich of Jenkins Baer Associates in Baltimore is that … Read More
It's so great when you meet someone in the course of doing business who becomes a really great personal friend in the course of life. Jeff Akseizer of Akseizer Design Group is one of these … Read More
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Jennifer Sergent. Native Washingtonian. Former editor at Washington Spaces magazine and HGTV. Currently searching for – and writing about – DC’s design voices. Write to me @ email@example.com
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