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Great Room Challenges: Two-Story Entryways

Great Room Challenges: Two-Story Entryways

We’ve been doing a lot of talking about open-concept homes and great rooms. We have seen a lot of homes with two-story or large entryways that open up into other rooms, such as family rooms, living room and dining rooms. We are often challenged by our clients to...

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Great Room Challenges: Part II

Great Room Challenges: Part II

We are often asked to design great rooms or sections of great rooms, always with the challenge of tying them together and making sure they are very functional for the families living in them. One of the biggest challenges we face is dealing with the two-story family...

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Bold Pops of Color

Bold Pops of Color

For those of you who are still a little dubious about committing to bold color on a larger scale, such as painting walls or trim, don’t fret! You can still have a strong pop of color without the commitment. Here are a few suggestions: Create a neutral background and...

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Bold Modern in Ashburn

Bold Modern in Ashburn

This month we have been discussing designing with bold color, in honor of Benjamin Moore’s color of the year choice, Caliente, and because we have recently finalized and photographed a project that is different from those we are typically asked to design. We were...

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Designing with Bold Color

Designing with Bold Color

I’m not sure if you’ve heard, but Benjamin Moore’s color of the year is Caliente. It is a spicy red with warm, orange tones and it is very bold. It looks like the design world is making a push towards warm tones this year, so I suspect we’ll be seeing a lot of red and...

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Holiday Favorites

Holiday Favorites

Here are some of my favorite holiday decorating and entertaining photos from Houzz.com I love the rustic simplicity of this design.  Note that the holiday decor coordinates with the decor of the house, making it feel seamless and integrated. Photo by Piccadilly Design...

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Designing for Entertaining

Designing for Entertaining

There is an art to entertaining. I believe that the key ingredient to being an effective entertainer is loving the home you are entertaining in. If you love your space, if it’s reflective of who you are as a person and as a family, if it feels amazing to you and makes...

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