Spring is Sprung

When the seasons change, we feel the energy shift. Spring brings with it a surge of energy, life and growth. We see it in the buds literally bursting open on the trees. Bring that life inside! An infusion of color and pattern will liven up your home and make it match that awakening feeling that’s […]

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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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Love Your (Color) Neighbors

“All colors are the friends of their neighbors and the lovers of their opposites.”     Marc Chagall Recently I wrote about analogous color schemes in home design. This would be the “friends of their neighbors” scenario- remember, analogous colors are next to each other on the color wheel. Here’s the color wheel again, to […]

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Harmony with Color

Color is a show-stealer.It’s the topic I get the most questions about: how to use color, what color will work here, how much of a color is too much, will this color go with this other color? So I thought I’d write a series about color schemes. Let’s start with the basics, which you may […]

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Choosing Color for Your Walls

It can seem overwhelming to decide what color should be on your walls. Lots of people paint their walls white or off-white because they’re afraid of making a mistake with color. Which is understandable, because even though one is always hearing that paint is a cheap way to make a difference in your decor, I […]

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The Color Antidote

These winter months have me craving warm, rich, saturated color.  Given that we’re in that stretch of the year when things are particularly colorless, and the green explosion of spring is just barely on the horizon, let’s look at some hot, bright palettes to remind us of sunny, vibrant places and times. I really love […]

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