Barry Dixon’s Latest Home Collection

I think I ask Barry this question every time I see him: “Do you ever sleep?” Well, I’m glad he doesn’t. It’s not enough that he’s already got drool-worthy fabrics for Vervain, furniture for Tomlinson Erwin Lambeth, plus accent furnishings and accessories for Arteriors—and a killer paint collection with C2 (see them all here) —now […]

Local Collections from High Point

Well, I got home from market to a slew of deadlines, so apologies for the delay in this next installment. But that shouldn’t take anything away from the cool factor of the collections of furnishings, art and accessories that our local designers and an artist had on offer at High Point this fall. Let’s start […]

Goodbye, Dear Sweet Michael

This weekend, much of the DC design community — in addition to friends, family, and even those who didn’t know him — said goodbye to a treasured friend. Michael Schmidt was designer Barry Dixon’s partner — in EVERY way. Not only were they life partners for at least 20 years, they were business partners as […]

Working at The Washington Design Center

Who wouldn’t love to work in a place that is surrounded by beauty? This week, I became lucky enough to do just that. I started work as the marketing director at The Washington Design Center — a place I have always loved to go to see the quality and craftsmanship in more than 50 showrooms on […]

A Tour of Barry Dixon’s Brain

Since I could never afford to hire Barry Dixon to decorate my own house, I like to go hear him speak as often as possible, so his ideas will make me smarter. Barry was at the Washington Design Center the other day with Ann Maine, editor in chief of Traditional Home magazine, where he talked […]

Barry Dixon’s New Fabrics for Vervain

It’s official: Barry Dixon‘s new line of fabrics for Vervain has officially launched — in the form of a feature in Traditional Home‘s latest issue, a launch party at Charlie Palmer Steak last night, and a presentation in the J. Lambeth Showroom of the Washington Design Center today. First, the mag: And last night, he […]

Bare Bones at the DC Design House

Walking through a designer showhouse before it’s been decorated really brings home the giant task designers have on their hands — and they only have a month or so to beautify it. The organizers of the DC Design House, which will benefit the National Children’s Medical Center when it opens to tours April 9 through […]