Category: Design

Living on high

The Lauren in Bethesda brings elegant design to a prime location A recent addition to Bethesda’s ever-growing array of high-end condominiums, The Lauren is ideally situated on the (relatively) quiet corner of two one-way streets near Woodmont and Bethesda Avenues—home to Bethesda Row’s abundance of shops and restaurants. This spot was …

Best in Show

The Great American Living Awards spotlight excellence in residential design and construction Presented by the Northern Virginia Building Industry Association and the Maryland Building Industry Association, the 2016 GALA (Great American Living Awards) celebrates achievements in categories ranging from architecture and interior design to sales and marketing. Candidates …

Hot Talent: Paul Miller

When he was growing up, Paul Miller’s mother “was always playing with color and creating tableaux in our home,” he recalls. This inspiration led the Virginia native, who also considered a career in acting or writing, to study interior design. “It would more immediately give me a creative …

Southern Belle

Empty nesters settle into a new DC home enlivened with color and sophisticated charm By Charlotte Safavi | Photography by Stacy Zarin Goldberg Once their kids had flown the coop, Liz and Jim Underhill decided to sell their perch in Bethesda and start anew in DC’s Foxhall neighborhood. “Our former home …

Portfolio: Beach Chic

V A new Bethany retreat embraces the shoreline from the inside out By Jennifer Sergent | Photography by Geoffrey Hodgdon After years of renting houses and descending on relatives in Bethany Beach, Delaware, a Potomac couple finally decided to build a vacation home of their own in that popular beach town, …

AIA NOVA Design Awards

Members of the AIA Northern Virginia chapter gathered on June 12 for their annual design awards celebration at 1812 North Moore, a new LEED-certified office building designed by Davis Carter Scott, Ltd., in Rosslyn, Virginia. After an opening reception, the awards were announced. A jury of Minneapolis architects …

Small ensuite design ideas

A beautiful ensuite puts the master in master suite and can increase the value of a property. So, what can you do if you’re working with a tight space and need small ensuite ideas? With the right floor plan and some space-saving tricks, a small ensuite design can …

5 Ways To Spruce Up Bare Walls

Do you have a blank wall space in your house? While some people get really excited over the idea of filling a big blank canvas, others might be overwhelmed by the endless possibilities out there (yeah Pinterest, I’m talking about you). Here are some of my personal favorite …

Make Your Home Look More Expensive On A Dime

It’s normal to want your home to look classy and current, but it’s not always easy to get the look when you’re strapped for cash. We all dream of having fancier items in our home or working without a budget, but why dream when you can make it a reality? …