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.

A Bonsai Kitchen Garden in Reston

Designer Victoria Feldman incorporates her client’s bonsai collection into a new kitchen design for his home in Reston.

Behind the Scenes with Forma Design

I think we all know that the homes we see in shelter magazines are chosen for publication because the architect or designer has accomplished some kind of dramatic transformation. Typically what we see are the gorgeous “after” pictures. But even more exciting, I think, is to pair each image with its homely antecedent—a method that lets […]

Jan Goldman’s Serene, Craft-Inspired Kitchen Design

This is not just another white kitchen. Yes, it’s got the marble counters, white custom cabinetry, white trim, white sink, and white-paneled fridge and oven hood, but this Chevy Chase space, designed by Jan Goldman of Kitchen Elements, exudes soul through colorful, handmade touches. The runners, cookware and pottery, not to mention the bold ikat […]

A Nature-Shrouded Entry by Shinberg-Levinas

Memories of lazy summer days always seem to be gauzy and beautiful, with soft focus given to the intense green of the outdoors. With that in mind, I’m jealous of the owners of this ranch house in Bethesda, who called on the gifted architects at Shinberg-Levinas in DC to create a natural screen that would bring the […]

SKD Studios Transforms MD Kitchen

I always joke around that I can frequently lose my train of thought if someone dangles something shiny in front of me. Imagine my meltdown, then, when Anissa Swanzy of SKD Studios sent me this photo of a newly renovated kitchen in Huntingtown, MD: This shiny little jewel box of a kitchen is all the […]