Vermeer Arrives in DC

The new Vermeer exhibit at the National Gallery of art shines a light (literally) onto wealthy Dutch home life in the 17th century, and boy was it gorgeous.

Historic Ellicott City Decorator Show House

Check out White Hall, a 200-year-old Maryland estate where nearly 20 designers have decorated spaces for this year’s show house, now open through Oct. 22.

DC Design House 2017

See how 23 designers have injected drama, elegance and warmth into a Potomac, Maryland McMansion.

Gorgeous Locally Made Furniture

I’ve been compiling examples of incredibly artistic work by local furniture makers in the DC region, which prove you don’t have to go far to find exquisite furniture design.

The Art of Saturn

Looking for art that’s high drama—and free? Look to NASA for the Cassini mission’s breathtaking photography of Saturn and its moons.

Guest Post: Jenn Verrier

In a guest post for DC by Design, architectural photographer Jenn Verrier shares her thoughts on how she captured the shot for designers, builders and stagers.

Dear Summer: Thanks for the Memories

As we enter the fall, I’m not yet willing to let go of summer. Here are some incredible landscape designs in Maryland and Virginia that define its essence.

My Curated Rooms at Quinn’s Auction

The folks at Quinn’s Auction in Falls Church asked me to pull items from its regular weekly sales and decorate two “rooms” for its Curated Auction on August 23.

D. Porthault: DC’s French Connection

D. Porthault, the iconic French maker of luxury linens, has strong ties to DC through owner Joan Carl and photographer Erik Kvalsvik, who shot a new book on the company’s legacy.