The Power of Editing

…. or, how less is really more. Recently we got new carpeting upstairs at our house. When you get new carpet, you have to pack up and move out. In moving back into my office/ sewing room/ spare bedroom, it was time to reassess. I had long been frustrated with the functioning of the room. […]

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Client Living Room Redesign

A recent redesign of a client’s living room: Before This is a lovely condo in Reston Town Center, spacious and bright. My client hated the living room. She and her husband were happy to spend their time in the family room, but she was frustrated that the living room was not functional, and wanted a […]

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My Top Five Things that Make a House a Home

Working with clients to help them make their homes fit them better and making my own home into a place that feels right for my family has led me to these conclusions about what’s most important in creating a space that feels “right” to you. Other designers might have other priorities, but since mine is […]

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Garden Stools Come Inside

This is a really fun trend – Chinese garden stools used indoors in myriad ways. They’re great on the patio or deck too, as originally purposed in China: They’ve been showing up inside the home for a while now in all kinds of ways – as side tables: .. As extra seating, while doubling as […]

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