Eye on the Prize

After six months, I’m finally starting to envision the “after” picture with Brown Jordan outdoor furnishings and a fire table.

Are we there yet?

Seeing Scott Brinitzer’s landscape design come to life for our brick steps, planting boxes, rear deck and firepit area has been a long time coming—and it’s still not over.

NJ Turnpike Chic? Not So Much.

Who ever thought faux stucco and orange marble tile was a thing? Maybe it was in the 80s, but this before-and-after transformation of a McLean master bathroom shows how far we’ve come.

The Mushroom House: Before and After

The current owner spend three years overhauling this famous house—and christening it with a sign bearing its nickname. Here are the before and after pictures.

Kips Bay Showhouse 2018

Twenty-two designers have decorated spectacular spaces in this year’s Kips Bay Showhouse, with strong references to the Gilded Age; the 1980s; and to traditional, escapist, and overtly feminine design.

Georgetown House Tour 2018

The properties include a gut renovation by Christian Zapatka; a historic home with an indoor pool, the City Tavern Club, and the HQ offices of prepster brand Tuckernuck.

Tricia Huntley Goes Cottage-Chic in Arlington

DC Designer Tricia Huntley refashions an aging Cape cottage into a chic retreat with modern charm that respects its architectural legacy.

At Auction: 150 Years of Wedgwood

Quinns Auction Galleries is hosting an auction this Saturday with more than 400 lots of Wedgwood pieces ranging from the mid 19th to the 21st centuries.

Big Beach Builds: Q&A with Marnie Oursler

Marnie Oursler, a DC native and the founder of Marnie Custom Homes in Bethany Beach, talks about her work as Season 2 begins on DIY Networks’ Big Beach Builds. [caption id="attachment_10841" align="aligncenter" width="480"] Marnie Oursler[/caption]

Richmond’s “Quirky” Arts District

A one-night stay in Richmond’s Arts and Design District is a feast for the eyes.

Guest Post: Bossy Color Annie Elliott

Annie Elliott shares her nightmare-turned-dream story of the odyssey to find the perfect Chinoiserie backsplash for her new kitchen by Aidan Design and Billet Collins.

Living Walls (& Plants For The Rest of Us)

The president’s portrait has provoked some thinking about living walls—plants as a 3D replacement for wallpaper. I took a look at real versions of the painting’s backdrop—plus easier plant options for us normal people.

Fond Memories of the DC Design House

The DC Design House is closing its doors after 10 years, which has provoked so many fond memories for me as a design writer covering all its talent.

Architecture & Design Film Festival

In its tenth year, the Architecture & Design Film Festival arrives at the National Building Museum. Read more about the program—and win a ticket to your film of choice!

Marshall Watson’s Art of Elegance

New York designer Marshall Watson will be in DC Feb. 5-6 to discuss his captivating new book, The Art of Elegance. We got a preview.

British Invasion: Pillar & Post

This new shop on Book Hill in DC features English antiques, modern art by British artists, and UK brands such as Burleigh, Dartington Crystal, Daylesford and India Jane

Winter-Wonder Tablescapes

When designers are asked to use their imagination, they have the power to amaze, and their table settings in the Washington Design Center’s showrooms do not disappoint.

Light Up the Season

I was crushed when the old Georgetown Jingle stopped—it was an annual fundraiser for children’s cancer programs at Georgetown Hospital, founded and supported by the DC design community. Each year designers would decorate elaborate trees, wreaths, mantel displays and tablescapes throughout the pubic spaces at the Four Seasons, all of which would be auctioned. But […]

DC Landmark Ghosts, Reborn

A Watergate Hotel room where the burglars stayed and Ampeer, the former Dupont Circle Patterson Mansion, gain new looks that give a wink and nod to their histories.

The Museum of the Bible

Behind all the debates about the content and exhibits, the architecture and design of the structure that houses the Museum of the Bible is very impressive.

Products: Pretty in Pink!

Blushing with introductions from Baker Furniture, Drexel, Koket, Haute Living, Pfeifer Studio, Romo Fabrics, The Rug Company, Tracy Glover and Twentieth.