Chambray All Day

I’m a huge fan of classic chambray and constantly stop myself from buying chambray button-down shirts because I already have a couple.  (I do end up wearing them fairly frequently- especially in the summer because they’re so lightweight- but I will literally seeing someone wearing almost the exact shirt I already own asking, “where’d you […]

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June 1, 2019

An Afternoon at Mount Vernon

One of my absolute favorite places to visit in our area is Mount Vernon.  I love it in every season but try go at least once a spring.  The kids got out early on a Friday recently and we got babysitting for Aurora so we could have a good, long lunch and give the older […]

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May 29, 2019

An Education: Eddie Ross’ Modern Mix

I can’t tell you how excited I am to share my thoughts on Modern Mix, Eddie Ross‘ first book, written with Jaithan Kochar.  There are things I get excited about (happens pretty much daily) and then there are things that I get ridiculous about.  This is one of those things. My husband & I met […]

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September 15, 2015

Modern Historical

We’re in the process of looking for a new location for our design studio (which is currently in our house and getting a “little” tight with 5 people!) and one of the ideas we’ve been toying with is buying some sort of historical home.  I love the thought of renovating a house with beautiful bones and […]

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August 29, 2013

I’m Shopping for… Spool Chairs

When I shared sneak peeks of a client’s project about a month or so ago,  I received a few emails asking about the spool chairs. {Spool Chair in my client’s home…  Custom LL Textiles “Squircles” in fresh blue & oatmeal} I loooove spool chairs.  They’re deceivingly comfortable and just have this relaxed & carefree vibe.  […]

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June 28, 2012

Design Element: Exposed Brick Walls

This is a ‘before’ photo (above) that I took a while back of a client’s exposed brick wall in her DC rowhouse living room.  We recently finished the project & I have to say that one of my favorite elements in the room is the pre-existing exposed brick wall.  (which I obviously had nothing to […]

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March 16, 2012

Furniture Arrangement Series {Very Irregular of Course!}

Furniture arrangement can be challenging.  There are so many things that need to be taken into account:  traffic patterns, focal points, activities, seating needs, lighting, etc.  The last thing most people want is a crowded room, but it’s important to walk the line between having a room with too much stuff in it, and having a room that doesn’t have […]

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June 28, 2011



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