Dana Tydings’ One-Day Makeover

While this little girl was away at school, designer Dana Tydings swept in with a crew of helpers to make over her bedroom as a tenth-birthday present.

Dana Tydings’ Day at Let’s Talk Live

Three cheers for Dana Tydings, a fab designer and one of my best friends in the biz. Last year, she got a regular gig on News Channel 8’s Let’s Talk Live show, where she does a design segment every few months. Today, I met her at the station and got to watch her do one. […]

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 […]

Arlington Rancher Gets Facelift from Dana Tydings

Here’s a great story about an aging Arlington ranch house — brought back to life through the vision of its owners, Max and Maggie Grant, and their designer, Dana Tydings. The circa 1953 rancher was billed as a teardown, but Maggie knew it had great bones — and original Gracie wallpaper on the living room […]

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, […]