Leontine Linens’ Trunk Show with Sally Steponkus

I’ve always loved the chic interiors that DC designer Sally Steponkus creates, but no matter how mod she goes, she always knows how to sneak a little prep into the mix. Her method of choice? Leontine Linens. She favors the New Orleans bedding and linen company so much, in fact that she hosts trunk shows […]

I Did a Craft!

I’m not the craftiest of people, you see. But I was inspired to do a craft in the process of writing about DIY decorating ideas. It gave me an excuse to do something with this vintage floor lamp I’ve had probably for 15 years, which has been naked like this for the whole time: Enough […]

Kitty Kelley Comes to Susan Pilchard’s Gorgeous G’Town House

Susan Pilchard, who is known widely for her workroom’s expert construction of upholstery, window treatments and custom hardware, had a really fun afternoon open house yesterday to host Kitty Kelley and her new autobiography of Oprah. A bevvy of interior designers, including Dana Tydings, Sally Steponkus and Victoria Neale, came to have their books signed, […]

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 […]

Sally Steponkus Creates Contemporary Cool in the West End

My friend, Designer Sally Steponkus, just sent me pictures of a gorgeous condo in the West End, filled with pieces from some of my favorite companies. Take a look. Sally’s clients, an Obama appointee and his wife, wanted a contemporary/mid-century modern look embellished with vintage pieces. In addition, she says, “The wife is extremely fashionable, […]

J.D. Ireland, Sally Steponkus get nod from House Beautiful

This news is a bit older than the DC designers we’re seeing in the current issue of Traditional Home, but I’ve been offline for more than a month since Washington Spaces closed, so forgive me if I have to catch up. House Beautiful named its Next Wave of Designers in November, and Sally Steponkus and […]