360 Live: An Office Right at Home


It’s a week from Christmas, and right smack in the middle of Hanukkah—I think I can safely say we all have holiday brain, right? We’re looking forward to leaving the office for a few days to hang with the family and celebrate. So of course, I’m going to post about an office space, for the […]

DC Designers’ Mod Picks from Apartment Zero


Remember Apartment Zero, the fabulous modern interiors shop in Penn Quarter? Well, they may not have their storefront anymore, but they are still practicing cutting edge design—and selling it. I was just reading their recent newsletter like a magazine this week, seeing what our area’s prominent designers are specifying for their projects. Here are my […]

Linda Hobbins’ Spectacular Custom Wreaths


I hope I’m not the only one who hasn’t decorated for the holidays yet. We tend to wait until the weekend after (or after after) Thanksgiving to put everything up, even as it seems the rest of the homes in our neighborhood are shaming us with their lights and wreaths before the turkey leftovers are […]

Barefoot at 1055 High


Even though the seven units at EastBanc’s 1055 High sold out in three weeks earlier this year, the developer treated the press Tuesday to a “Socks Only” party to see what their buyers will be getting with these units, ranging from 3,470 to over 4,300 square feet, which cost between $3.75 million and over $5.5 million. I […]

My Entry for the Chairish Style Challenge


I recently got an email from Holly Hughes, the community manager at Chairish—a great site devoted to vintage furnishings and accessories. She invited bloggers to use items from the Chairish site—and elsewhere—to put together a dream room. This challenge gave me the chance to create my ideal home office:     My dream home office by jensergent featuring […]

Q&A with Sheila Bridges on her P Street Makeover

Sheila Bridges in her Harlem home, via New York Social Diary

New York designer Sheila Bridges—famous in DC for decorating President Clinton’s Harlem offices—is coming back to town, but she won’t be decorating anyone’s house. This time, she’ll be remaking a block of P Street in Georgetown in honor of Small Business Saturday, the first Saturday after Thanksgiving where people are encouraged to spend their holiday […]

Scenes from the DC Design Center Opening


It’s been a loooong time since you saw this kind of concentration of the design community flocking to the Washington Design Center: Hundreds of people, as far as you could see, filling the lobby of the design center’s new home on 14th Street. The head of the downtown business improvement district and Mayor Gray made […]

Nature’s Calling in Stephen Shutts’ Bath Design


What a gorgeous time of year—especially since it’s so warm outside to enjoy all that cacophony of color in the trees. That’s why I was so pleased to receive these beautiful bath photos from a newly constructed house in Morgantown, WV, where Stephen Shutts oversaw the interior design.   “In the master bathroom, I drew inspiration […]

The Team Behind the 2015 DC Design House

The 2015 DC Design House, located at 956 Mackall Farm Lane in McLean.

Here it is— the next DC Design House, a new home being built in McLean by a formidable team of builders and architects who’ve already worked on several notable projects together: I’ve been lucky enough to write about this group, which includes Stephen Yeonas, who helms Artisan Builders; architects Greg Palmer and Bulent Baydar, who oversee the […]