Dylan Gray Design: Handcrafted Furniture


I think I’ve become obsessed. We’ve turned our attention to our family room, which after 10-plus years, desperately needs a refresh. But amidst all the things we will need to properly furnish it, all I can think about is coffee tables. There are so many great ones out there that we’re nearly paralyzed by all […]

Summer’s Cure: A Great Front Porch


Having lived in Florida at different times in my life, and the rest of it in DC, I know what a hot, sweaty summer is all about. But despite the heat and humidity, we’ve never found as much pleasure sitting outside as we have over the past year with our new front porch. We bought our […]

Big Moving Sales at the DC Design Center


I must admit I hadn’t been to the design center in a long time before last week, when I went to the Kravet showroom for Wayne Breeden’s sendoff party—he’s going into business for himself as an interior designer after more than two decades as Kravet’s beloved showroom manager. First, a note to those who don’t […]

What Happened to Morris-Day?


Anyone who lives in and around Arlington or McLean is familiar with a Morris-Day house, even if they don’t know it. The firm led by architect Rob Morris has changed the landscape of neighborhoods here, designing and building traditionally minded homes with the latest technology and building methods. Here are a few examples:     […]

Open House at the Inn at Little Washington


Not since 2003 has Chef Patrick O’Connell opened his doors to the public, but a lot has happened over the past decade, and last week he did it again, allowing us regular folks to tour the Inn’s rooms, gardens, and the newest addition to the Inn at Little Washington‘s campus: The Parsonage. Directly across the […]

Mitchell Gold, Bob Williams & Their New Tysons Store


This year marks Mitchell Gold and Bob Williams’ 25th year in business, and by the end of this year, they will have opened (fittingly) 25 stores around the country. Last week, they were at Tysons Galleria to open #21—pretty sweet, huh?   I got the chance to sit down with them for a chat before […]

Post Your Event on DC by Design!


I’ve long felt guilty that I couldn’t blog about every cool event going on in the area, because if I did, I wouldn’t blog about anything else. So with the help of my talented developer, Danna McCormick, I have the solution: You can now post events to a new page dedicated solely to that purpose. […]

Gayface: Pictures of Pride


Last week, President Obama signed a proclamation declaring June as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month. There are commemorations all over the city in addition to the 39th annual Capital Pride Festival along Pennsylvania Avenue this Sunday. Marriott Hotels created a #lovetravels campaign to lay the welcome mat for LGBT guests, and hung a huge banner […]

Interior Design—For Cars?


I love covering all things related to interior design, but cars have never been part of that equation. I’m not a car nut—I just need something to get from Point A to Point B. But Lincoln Motor Cars got me thinking about it this month at the Long View Gallery, where one of its first […]