What Color is Your Personality?

What color personality are you? Lori Weitzner describes 10 color families in her new book, along with decorating tips on how to apply them at home to express how you want to feel in each space.

Outtakes from Bethesda Magazine

Not every image makes the cut for a magazine story, so here are the beautiful kids rooms not shown in my latest feature on stylish homes for Bethesda Magazine.

The Wasp Waist is BACK

Metalsmith Chris Shea and ceramic artist Sarah Nikitopoulos combine their talents in a ceramic-honeycomb topped, wasp-waist table in “Inner Space” at the Strathmore.

Tricia Huntley’s Chic Small Space

Her political-consultant client didn’t want a townhouse in Georgetown. She opted for a small condo instead, where designer Tricia Huntley gave it the glam treatment.

Guest Post: Laura Hildebrandt

Vienna designer Laura Hildebrandt helps a Great Falls teenager transform her bedroom in a hip, sophisticated retreat.

Jennifer Gilmer’s Deck House Reno

Kitchen designer Jennifer Gilmer documents the redesign of a kitchen to better accentuate its Deck House architecture and highlight the koi pond and waterfall outside.

“Occupy Facebook With Art”

What started as an art-filled Facebook distraction from politics turned into a couple days of gorgeous posts on DC artists, many of whom were founders of the famous Washington Color School.

A Snowy Day

The perfect escape from a stressful week: A walk through the woods on a morning that delivered picture-perfect sugar snow.

Guest Post: Suzanne Manlove

Arlington Designer Suzanne Manlove decorates her basement to feature her husband’s vinyl-record collection, his bikes, and her office storage.

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.