The Power of Paint (or Stain!)

That old saying proves true every. single. time. It’s the power of paint! Or in this case, stain for our new home’s wood siding.

Guest Post: Laura Fox

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

Thoughts on Customer Service

Notes to consider on home renovation and kitchen design: A bad experience with one supplier leads one to appreciate how great all the other ones are.

Ballard Designs Opens at Tysons

Now you can see in person all the great furnishings and accessories that until now have only been offered online at Ballard Designs.

Scenes from Le Diner En Blanc

The third annual gathering of more than 3,500 at DC’s Diner En Blanc brought a stylish show of both food and fashion at the Lincoln Memorial.

Home Decor Cheat Sheets

Home-Decorating How To: All the information you need to buy a sofa, choose the right lighting, or hang your art. They even tell you how to buy house plants.

Talking Window Treatments with The Shade Store

Our master bedroom needs window treatments. The Shade Store’s got them, and they’ll help me figure out which ones will work best. #theshadestoremakeover

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.

Construction Chaos

The magazines gloss over this part: The dust, grime—and stress—of living through a renovation that precedes all the pretty pictures.