Byron Risdon’s Dining Room Makeover

Interior designer Byron Risdon (and DC newcomer) has already made his mark with this refreshing, family-friendly update to a Petworth dining room.

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.

PBS: The Origins of Saarinen’s Dulles Design

Dulles Airport architect Eero Saarinen’s son, Eric, produced an American Masters documentary exploring his father’s the architectural legacy.

Etageres: Splurge Or Save?

The Post asked me to choose “splurge” and “save” versions of etagere designs for today’s Local Living section. Here they are, along with bonus pics and photos from our own home.

Gloria Blalock’s Christmas Designs

Gloria Blalock is the only DC-area designer featured in a new book out this fall: Christmas at Designers’ Homes Across America, by Katharine and Patricia McMillan.

Last-Minute Local Christmas Shopping

Check out these local outlets on the last full weekend before Christmas and Hanukkah for locally made and curated gifts.

BET CEO Debra Lee’s Home For Sale: $13.5M

Marilyn Charity of Washington Fine Properties hired designer Jason Hodges to prepare Debra Lee’s Rock Creek home for sale at $13.5 million.

Concrete Chic: Decorating the Modern Loft

I moderated a panel discussion on modern loft design last Thursday at e-lofts in Alexandria: A case study in living, working, and doing both—all in the same building.

Farrow & Ball: How to Decorate

The authors of Farrow & Ball’s How to Decorate were in DC this fall; and for the holidays, designer Raji RM decorated the DC showroom window for DIFFA.