"Finishing" a House

Today, I’m feeling bittersweet.  This afternoon, we’re installing the “final” room in one of our clients’ homes.  We’ve been working together for over three years now, room-by-room, and I’ve loved every minute of it.  My client is super sweet, relaxed and incredibly trusting.  I adore her style and what she’s after for her home.  Every time I […]

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March 26, 2014

Before & After: Floorplans for our House

Our house was built in 1973 and has a pretty atypical layout.  When we visited it during the open house before we purchased it, the floorplan was one of the things I loved about it, but I also knew it wouldn’t work for us. I loved that the house was both wide and shallow, allowing for lots […]

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March 25, 2014

The Imperfectionist Kitchen: Before & After

I love spending time in my kitchen.  When we saw our house for the very first time, I wasn’t quite sure what to do with it, because I knew it would set the tone for the entire house.  Functionally, I knew I wanted to get rid of all upper cabinets and add open shelving- it’s the way […]

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March 20, 2014

Washingtonian Mom

I’m honored to have been a part of this season’s Washingtonian Mom Magazine, a new magazine for & about DC Moms.  Terri Sapienza wrote a great article about 5 local designing mamas, including (gorgeous!) friends: Marika Meyer, Iantha Carley, Nadia Subaran, and Stuart Nordin.     Pulling the shop together for the photoshoot was insanity for us.  It […]

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March 19, 2014

Pretty Little Friday

Today’s pretty little Friday moment is a picture of my living room ceiling which has a custom sputnik chandelier by Vintage Oasis.  (who did some of the lights for Mad Men)  They were such a pleasure to work with and I’m crazy about the spikey star bulbs.  When I first bought it, I figured I’d want to […]

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March 14, 2014

Before & AFter: Foyer Refresh

It has been a crazy-busy week so far here!!  I loved reading everyone’s comments & emails on the last post (The Toy Wars) and many of you had me cracking up.  It definitely seems like the issue of toys is a hot button (who knew???!! 😉 but do I hope you know that I adore my kids […]

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March 12, 2014



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