Washington is #NotASwamp

On the occasion of the inauguration, FotoDC is calling out to those of us who love this city to post great DC moments with the hashtag #NotASwamp.

DC-Bred Tyler Wisler @ Home + Remodeling Show

Tyler first studied design in DC. As he prepares to appear at the Home + Remodeling Show Friday, we asked him some questions about his approach to design.

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.

Michele Mattei’s “First Ladies” at Cross MacKenzie

Michele Mattei has chronicled great ladies who broke many glass ceilings, and her photography comes to the Cross MacKenzie Gallery in Georgetown Jan. 13 through Feb. 28.

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.

The Shade Store Reveal

Finally, our draperies and Roman shades from The Shade Store have been installed in the master bedroom. And what a difference they make!

Room Refresh with Layla Grayce

A new rug by Dash & Albert through Layla Grayce has spurred me on to spruce up my new home office.

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.

Local Designers’ Furnishings at Atrium Interiors

Designers Paula Grace Halewski, Lisa Bartolomei, Skip Sroka and Marlene Weiss Alexander unveiled new furniture designs for Atrium Interiors at Tysons Galleria.

Living and Working at e-lofts

The 200 units at e-lofts, a former office building in Alexandria, allow tenants to live there or establish an office with an employees—or do both. e-lofts asked me to take its work spaces for a spin this week.

Celebrating Shingle Style Architecture

Two of the founders of the renowned Ike Kligerman Barkley architecture firm will discuss their latest book, “The New Shingled House,” in Georgetown on Nov. 15.

Local Textile Design: Marika Meyer; Mira Jean

There’s a wealth of creativity in the collections of DC, Virginia and Maryland textile designers, including Marika Meyer, Kate Hougen, and many more.

AD Reveals Obama White House Residence

We waited eight years for this: The reveal of Michael S. Smith’s designs in the Obamas’ private residence at the White House.