When you think about the piece of furniture that gets the most use in your home, it’s likely your sofa or bed. Often, homeowners will say their sofa is their favorite piece of furniture. So it makes perfect sense that much thought would go into selecting one that fits your style and needs. In addition to aesthetics, we can’t express how important it is to select a durable, high quality sofa. Remember, everyone in your household will use it and that...
Decor and You DC stages Alexandria condo for quick sale. We were recently contacted by a local realtor to assist with staging a condo that had been on the market since April. The condo located on Franklin St. in Old Town Alexandria, is in a building that had recently been converted from commercial to residential and needed staging to help potential buyers visualize the space as a home. We were happy to help! level of the condo is approximately 350...
Useful tips for selecting area rugs. It’s true, area rugs are truly artwork for your floors and a critical piece to creating the overall design aesthetic in a room. Aside from selecting the particular pattern or design, knowing the right size and shape can be a bit overwhelming. When we work with clients, rug selections for a room are driven by the look and feel we are trying to achieve within the space. An area rug defines a space and can be...
Recently, we made a quick trip to the New York City Design Center to see the latest decorating trends and offerings from our favorite manufacturers. We loved what we saw and snapped a few photos to share with you!
Before heading to the Design Center, we had lunch with our beloved design advisor and mentor, Mary Gilliatt. Mary is a world renowned interior decorator, she’s written 43 books and her clients have included Katie Couric and Liam Neeson, to name a few. Since she splits her time between Provence and England, we were thrilled to be able to visit with her. (more…)Learn More
This is the time of year that our dining rooms become the star of our homes. More than any of other time of year, this is when we use our formal dining rooms for family gatherings, neighborhood get-togethers and friends who stop by to celebrate the season. In addition to formal dining spaces, many families incorporate eating areas into their kitchens and other rooms of the home.
How do you feel about your current dining spaces? If you feel yours is less than fabulous or you just want some new inspiration, check out this list of the latest dining furnishing trends we are seeing in our client’s homes and in our travels. (more…)Learn More
We love lighting! Not only does it serve the purpose of brightening a space, but it also helps to define the look and feel of a room. Consider your lighting selection an opportunity to put your stamp on a space. You want it to add personality to the room without being overwhelming. We’ve rounded up some of the latest lighting trends to help get your creative juices flowing. (more…)Learn More
In a world where everything seems to be bold and bright, it’s refreshing to see that Pantone has introduced more subtle colors in their 2015 Spring Color Trends. More neutral tones means that you can carry these colors from season to season, creating timeless style. Let’s look at how you can incorporate a few of these colors into your home. (more…)Learn More
Recently while I was on vacation with my family in Italy we traveled into Lugano, Switzerland to visit some friends. Lugano is 30 miles from the Italian border and just 30 minutes away from Lake Como (where George Clooney has a home). Sadly, we didn’t see George, but I did see some things that were surprising. After spending just a few minutes in our friend’s modern four level condo I was struck by how different it was from American architecture, not only in the details but in methods of construction as well. (more…)Learn More
Now that you have a better understanding of the difference between valances, swags, and panels we’d like to talk about how to determine which window treatment will work best. When we work with clients to design window treatments there is a series of questions that we consider before making a recommendation. (more…)Learn More