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.

Master Bathroom Dreaming

Because we just can’t get enough, we’re embarking on our next home reno project with Aidan Design: A new master bathroom.

My Reno Reveal in Washingtonian

Yes, it’s pricey, but here’s all the renovation work that $140,000 will buy you in a home in Arlington, Virginia. Hint: The kitchen was responsible for most of it!

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.

Renee Comet’s Wedding Stamp Photography

If you read the Food Section of The Washington Post, you’ve seen Renee Comet’s photography. I met her years ago on a shoot for a short-lived Food Network publication, and have followed her work ever since. I’m used to drooling over her food photography, obviously, but I took a double take recently when I saw […]

Designer Skip Sroka’s DC Home, For Sale

When a designer sells his or her house, the buyers are going to be one lucky family.

Guest Post: Gretchen Brown

Gretchen Brown writes in her guest post how her firm, along with architect Tim Abrams, transformed a kitchen originally designed by Hugh Newell Jacobsen.

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.

Midcentury Style, in Real Time

“Midcentury” has become one of our mosts popular design aesthetics in the 21st century, but while it was actually happening in the 1960s, it was more blah than beautiful.

The Baltimore Symphony Showhouse

Twenty designers are participating in this year’s Baltimore Symphony showhouse at Mayfair, a historic estate in Timonium, Maryland. This is its last weekend!

My Mom’s Over-the-Top Decorating

The late decorator Bob Waldron adorned two houses for my late mother in the 70s and 80s. He inspired the exuberant decor in her most recent house—and the one she loved best.

Outtakes from Home & Design

My story on Erika Bonnell’s design for a DC couple made the cover of Home & Design—here are some photo outtakes that didn’t make it into the magazine.

Bygone Grandeur at Kips Bay 2017

Many of this year’s 18 designers looked to the glamour of days gone by for their inspiration in the 2017 Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse.

Georgetown House Tour: Sneak Peek

Designer Michele Evans’ home is among eight stunning properties on this year’s Georgetown House Tour. Here’s a taste of her cool and casual take on an elegant interior.

Of Food and Furniture

As part of its #ParkHyattMasters dinner series, the team at Blue Duck Tavern in DC created a menu inspired by the craftsmanship of woods at Thos. Moser.