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.

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.

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.

Guest Post: Laura Hildebrandt

Vienna designer Laura Hildebrandt helps a Great Falls teenager transform her bedroom in a hip, sophisticated retreat.

Guest Post: Suzanne Manlove

Arlington Designer Suzanne Manlove decorates her basement to feature her husband’s vinyl-record collection, his bikes, and her office storage.

Guest Post: Powell Brower’s Inviting Office

Nancy Powell turned to Bassett Furniture, West Elm, RugsUSA and HomeGoods to decorate a Warrenton, VA, office, eschewing the typical commercial brands.

Guest Post: Tracy Morris’ Bathroom Facelift

DC designer Tracy Morris gives a dramatic facelift to a tired Logan Circle bathroom using marble, brass and frosted glass.

Guest Post: Andrea Houck

Arlington interior designer Andrea Houck describes how she transformed an empty living room and dining room into a sumptuous suite for relaxation and entertaining.

Guest Post: Laura Fox

Laura talks us through a bright kitchen and bath renovation in a small Alexandria condo. The results are transformative.

Guest Post: Liza Jane Interiors

Designer Liza Jones of Sterling-based Liza Jane Interiors documents her transformation of an Oak Hill kitchen and family room.

Guest Post: Mark Scott of Mark IV Builders

Mark Scott of Mark IV Builders writes about a modern addition to a traditional Cape Cod home in Bethesda, Maryland.

Guest Post: Marika Meyer

Marika Meyer describes her whirlwind master bath renovation, which replaced ’90s brass fixtures with white subway tile, Carrara marble, and polished nickel.

A Jewel-Box Wine Room in Falls Church

Allie Mann transformed a disjointed, 50s-era Falls Church basement into a sleek, mid-century inspired lounge, featuring a glowing, glass-enclosed wine room.

Guest Post: Andrea Houck

I haven’t hosted a guest post in a long time, so it’s a treat to revive the series with my friend Andrea Houck, a hugely talented Arlington designer whom I wrote about most recently in Home & Design magazine for her work on actress Sandra Bullock’s childhood home. The story didn’t dwell much on the home’s […]

Guest Post: Powell Brower Interiors

I’m going to be a bit under water with work for the next couple weeks, so I’m pleased to have some talented guest posters show us their stuff in the meantime. Let’s start out with the Manassas, VA mother-daughter team of Nancy Powell and Bethany Brower of Powell Brower Interiors. My daughter bought her first […]

Guest Post: Barbara Margolis Rescues a Georgetown Basement

Talk about a dramatic before and after. Silver Spring designer Barbara Margolis comes to us this week with an account of how she uplifted a truly depressing basement apartment that was being occupied by her client’s son. “Man cave” doesn’t even begin to describe what she was up against. Take it away, Barbara! When Julie called […]

Guest Post: Angela Belt and Sheryl Scruggs

I’m excited to have this guest post from stylist and writer Angela Belt, who’s in charge of the visual merchandising for Room & Board on 14th Street. I wrote a post on her own apartment last year, and in this post, Angela profiles an incredible kitchen transformation by designer Sheryl Scruggs, the owner of DC-based Bronze Interiors. […]

Guest Post: Perceptions Interiors’ Andrea Mason

I’ve had the privilege of meeting so many cool and talented local designers in the course of publishing DC by Design, that in honor of the blog’s fifth anniversary this month, I’m starting a new feature that I hope will further celebrate DC’s design talent—in their own words. For this occasional Guest Post series, I’ll […]