DC Design House Inspiration, Part II

Designers share their inspirations for their room designs in the upstairs spaces and the rear pool area of the 2017 DC Design House.

A Taste of This Year’s DC Design House

Designers who are decorating rooms in this year’s DC Design House share the inspirations for their room designs, from furniture to fabric to art and lighting.

Introducing the DC Design House 2017

Designers will be asked to transform 25 rooms in this mega-mansion in Potomac, Maryland, for this year’s DC Design House, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary.

Josh Hildreth Interiors: Coming Back Home

He founded a commercial design firm 11 years ago, but Josh Hildreth’s latest foray into residential work arrives with a splash at the DC Design House.

DC Design House 2016: A Preview

Here’s a peek at the sumptuous interior design on display in the annual showhouse that benefits the Children’s National Health System.

Designers Announced for DC Design House 2016

Hello again! Apologies for the two weeks of radio silence—I’ve been traveling a great deal, both to my college reunion and then on a fabulous trip with my sister to Amsterdam (more on that in an upcoming post). As I settle back into DC and adjust to Eastern Standard Time, I’m happy to pass along the […]

The Southeastern Designer Showhouse

The DC Design House won’t be until this fall, so go to Atlanta this spring to see Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles’ Southeastern Showhouse.

DC Design House 2015: A Preview

We’re just days away from the opening of this year’s DC Design House, which this year is in McLean, off Georgetown Pike just beyond where I went to high school at Langley! It was great to drive by my old school, and then to see this house, designed by Harrison Design and built by Artisan […]

The Team Behind the 2015 DC Design House

Here it is— the next DC Design House, a new home being built in McLean by a formidable team of builders and architects who’ve already worked on several notable projects together: I’ve been lucky enough to write about this group, which includes Stephen Yeonas, who helms Artisan Builders; architects Greg Palmer and Bulent Baydar, who oversee the […]

Winners at the DC Design House

No contest here. According to the latest polling numbers over at The Washington Post, Aidan Design‘s Nadia Suburan (using furnishings and accessories from Victoria Sanchez of Victoria at Home), blew away the competition at this year’s DC Design House, racking up 817 votes for her deep-blue wine tasting room.     Nadia’s adjoining kitchen was […]

Tons of Spring Design Events!

This is a huge season for design events—no sooner did I send out my newsletter yesterday than I got word of even more events than I listed in the e-blast. So here’s a review, with bonus events added in for those who already got the newsletter—plus my museum picks for the season. Mark your calendars […]

Great Bones at the DC Design House

It’s hard to imagine springtime right now as I look out my window to all this snow, but this past weekend’s Bare Bones Tour at the DC Design House, which opens April 13, gave us a good taste of what’s to come when the trees and flowers start blooming. The house is at 4600 Linnean […]

DC Design House, Opening Sunday

The DC Design House is ready for prime time! I was at the media preview the other day, and I was impressed by how each designer transformed a blank slate of new construction into a space full of personality. And unlike many show houses, this one doesn’t give you whiplash as you move from one […]

Bare Bones—And Great Views—at the DC Design House

It’s that time of year again! Show house season. Here is the nearly $15 million house on Foxhall Road that will be the site of the DC Design House: The organizers opened the house on Saturday for the Bare Bones Tour, and boy was it ever: white walls and trim everywhere. Designers are thrilled this […]

New Year’s Baby: Furniture by Bill Gardner

Happy New Year! I hope you had a restful holiday. It seems like everyone is getting back into the swing of things with a vengeance, and I’m still trying to crawl out of my vacation brain. So here goes: New years are all about starting things anew, right? So I want this year’s first post […]

The 2013 DC Design House

Here it is! This image was released today showing the 14,000-square-foot (!!) home in DC’s Wesley Heights that will be used as the 2013 DC Design House at 2507 Foxhall Rd. NW. Unlike most houses they’ve used in the past, this one is new construction, designed by one of my favorite firms, GTM Architects. Want to […]

The 2012 DC Design House

They couldn’t have picked a better day for a press preview to have us drive through the leafy Spring Valley neighborhood and arrive here, at the 2012 DC Design House, which opens to the public on Saturday, April 14 and runs through Sunday, May 13: What an elegant way to spend an afternoon, nibbling on […]

DC Design House: Opening for Business

The Washington Post just came out this morning with a great story, designer tips, photos, and video tour on the DC Design House, which you should definitely check out. I will add a couple more images here that were not contained in the story, but I’m telling you, they are nowhere near all the incredible details […]

DC Design House: Amuse Bouche

The DC Design House had its press preview day today, and OMG — just can’t get over it. Usually, I would never want to live in a designer showhouse — every room tends to be over the top and way too showy. But MAN, I want to move right into this one. It didn’t hurt […]

Architectural Illustration: Maria Morga and Michael Hampton

It’s always fun comparing the architectural drawings of a room to the completed product — I especially love it when Candice Olson does that on HGTV’s Divine Design. But come to find out, there are other examples of great artists right in our backyard, and I saw their work in action last week at the […]

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 […]