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Guest Post: Laura Hildebrandt

Vienna designer Laura Hildebrandt helps a Great Falls teenager transform her bedroom in a hip, sophisticated retreat.

Guest Post: Suzanne Manlove

Arlington Designer Suzanne Manlove decorates her basement to feature her husband’s vinyl-record collection, his bikes, and her office storage.

Guest Post: Powell Brower’s Inviting Office

Nancy Powell turned to Bassett Furniture, West Elm, RugsUSA and HomeGoods to decorate a Warrenton, VA, office, eschewing the typical commercial brands.

Guest Post: Tracy Morris’ Bathroom Facelift

DC designer Tracy Morris gives a dramatic facelift to a tired Logan Circle bathroom using marble, brass and frosted glass.

Guest Post: Andrea Houck

Arlington interior designer Andrea Houck describes how she transformed an empty living room and dining room into a sumptuous suite for relaxation and entertaining.

Guest Post: Laura Fox

Laura talks us through a bright kitchen and bath renovation in a small Alexandria condo. The results are transformative.

Guest Post: Liza Jane Interiors

Designer Liza Jones of Sterling-based Liza Jane Interiors documents her transformation of an Oak Hill kitchen and family room.

Guest Post: Mark Scott of Mark IV Builders

Mark Scott of Mark IV Builders writes about a modern addition to a traditional Cape Cod home in Bethesda, Maryland.

Guest Post: Marika Meyer

Marika Meyer describes her whirlwind master bath renovation, which replaced ’90s brass fixtures with white subway tile, Carrara marble, and polished nickel.

Guest Post: Andrea Houck

I haven’t hosted a guest post in a long time, so it’s a treat to revive the series with my friend Andrea Houck, a hugely talented Arlington designer whom I wrote about most recently in Home & Design magazine for her work on actress Sandra Bullock’s childhood home. The story didn’t dwell much on the home’s […]

Guest Post: Powell Brower Interiors

I’m going to be a bit under water with work for the next couple weeks, so I’m pleased to have some talented guest posters show us their stuff in the meantime. Let’s start out with the Manassas, VA mother-daughter team of Nancy Powell and Bethany Brower of Powell Brower Interiors. My daughter bought her first […]

Guest Post: Barbara Margolis Rescues a Georgetown Basement

Talk about a dramatic before and after. Silver Spring designer Barbara Margolis comes to us this week with an account of how she uplifted a truly depressing basement apartment that was being occupied by her client’s son. “Man cave” doesn’t even begin to describe what she was up against. Take it away, Barbara! When Julie called […]

Guest Post: Angela Belt and Sheryl Scruggs

I’m excited to have this guest post from stylist and writer Angela Belt, who’s in charge of the visual merchandising for Room & Board on 14th Street. I wrote a post on her own apartment last year, and in this post, Angela profiles an incredible kitchen transformation by designer Sheryl Scruggs, the owner of DC-based Bronze Interiors. […]

Guest Post: Perceptions Interiors’ Andrea Mason

I’ve had the privilege of meeting so many cool and talented local designers in the course of publishing DC by Design, that in honor of the blog’s fifth anniversary this month, I’m starting a new feature that I hope will further celebrate DC’s design talent—in their own words. For this occasional Guest Post series, I’ll […]

Guest Post: Niermann Weeks’ Eleanor McKay

I was flattered when Eleanor McKay, co-owner of Niermann Weeks, asked if she could write a guest post on this blog about their contributions to the Jefferson Hotel, which I already blogged about (right here), but I didn’t realize so much of the lighting and furniture came from this local source. I got a chance […]

My Favorite Posts from 2016

Before we forge ahead into the new year, a look back at designer guest posts, architectural illumination, luscious gardens, and just-plain-stunning interior design.

A Jewel-Box Wine Room in Falls Church

Allie Mann transformed a disjointed, 50s-era Falls Church basement into a sleek, mid-century inspired lounge, featuring a glowing, glass-enclosed wine room.

Waterlily Interiors Makes Room to Rebloom

Some may think interior design is a frivolity—a unnecessary decadence. But I’m of the mindset that it can have a serious impact on your mental health—how you feel in the space where you spend most of your life. This concept is especially important in a place of shelter, where women and children seek refuge from domestic violence—a space […]

From Grain Sacks to Truck Tarps

This is the guest post I did for Ally at From the Right Bank, a delightful design blog I’ve been following for some time. I was so flattered she asked me to write about my favorite trends. Here is the original guest post, right here, which I’m reposting: First, thank you Ally for asking me […]

Food-Inspired Design by Jessica Bonness

This is so cool and creative I just can’t get over it — room design inspired by food! This is a guest post by designer Jessica Bonness, who launched her own business, JGB Interiors, this year. She graduated from The Corcoran College of Art + Design in 2008, where she continues to teach. I can’t think […]

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About Jennifer Sergent I’m a freelance design writer and blogger, following nearly 20 years in mainstream  journalism. I served as marketing director for the Washington Design Center from 2010-2012. Since I founded this blog in 2010, Washingtonian magazine ranked it in the region’s top-three local design blogs, saying: “Jennifer Sergent … casts an editor’s eye […]