Our kitchen island

In our kitchen, I went back and forth (over and over!!) on what I wanted in our kitchen, and I finally decided we needed some worn wood in it somewhere to add warmth and carry over the rustic feeling from the rest of our house into the kitchen.  I originally planned to do wood perimeter cabinets but then […]

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January 26, 2013

The Beautiful Mess

Every decorator has his or her own way of doing things but when I’m working on a project (that doesn’t require any architectural work) I usually start with a fabric palette.  I typically have a general idea of the floor plan & of what types of pieces I’ll need but it’s the fabrics & materials […]

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January 24, 2013

Aging Brass

Since I really started getting into design & figuring out my own style, I’ve really developed a love for brass.  When we moved into our old house (almost 4 years ago) my husband found an old brass bed on the side of the road and dragged it home where it became one of my favorite […]

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January 22, 2013

A little something special for house…

As you can imagine, it sometimes so happens that while looking for pretty somethings for clients, we come across pretty somethings we want for ourselves.  ( = Why this job is dangerous!! 😉 That’s what happened when my design assistant, Meghan, was doing a little shopping on 1st Dibs a few weeks ago…  I know […]

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January 19, 2013

More Design Business Stuff…

WARNING: Design Business Post.  Run away family!! Last week was a great first week back for us in the office!  I’m feeling so ready to rock and am so excited about how things are going…  we’re continuing to work on some amazing projects with our existing clients and we have some really exciting new projects too.  As you probably […]

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January 16, 2013

luxe interiors + design feature

I’m so honored to be featured in this issue of luxe interiors + design magazine as a “style maker” and I thought you might like to see a little peek at the article. (!! 🙂   This is the second DC issue so far and I’m really excited to have a new great design magazine for […]

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January 10, 2013

Love to Linda

Linda was one of my mom’s first friends here in Virginia.  We moved here to live with my grandparents when I was four years old after my parents’ divorce & my mom didn’t really know anyone her own age here.  My mom had heard from her parents that there was another single mother with two kids […]

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January 8, 2013



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