Category: Interior Decorating

Cottage Style

A homeowner with two children, downsizing from a large Potomac colonial, loved the smaller scale and urban feel of the 1920s Sears bungalow kit house she discovered in Chevy Chase—despite the fact that it needed extensive remodeling. She purchased the home and embarked on a renovation that would …

Rays of Light

The 1992 contemporary house had fallen into disrepair by the time Bethesda architect Jim Rill was called to its sweeping shorefront on Maryland’s Gibson Island, south of Annapolis. Its new owners, Houston transplants with a passion for design, could see its modernist potential. Rill could see its bones—and …

Waterfront Idyll

At a rocky outcropping on the edge of Whitehall Bay near Annapolis, a panoramic vista encompasses the open waters of the Chesapeake in the distance. There’s a sense of drama on this windswept spot, where expansive water and choppy waves lure sailors itching to race. While designing a client’s …

Domestic Bliss

The home should be the treasure chest of living,” the modernist Le Corbusier once wrote. This insightful nugget would likely have resonated with one couple preparing to design and build a new home in Bethesda. Both CEOs who frequently travel for work, they envisioned a holistic refuge for …

Hunt Country

When an avid equestrian purchased acreage in a coveted Virginia Hunt Country location adjacent to the late Bunny Mellon’s estate, she hired architect Thomas Beach and landscape architect Barry W. Starke to design a 3,000-square-foot home and horse farm on the site, comprised of 500 acres of open …

Mountain Majesty

A long driveway wends through woods before emerging to unveil a stone house nestled into the pastoral landscape of White Post, Virginia. The big reveal, though, happens at the home’s threshold. “The front door is centered on a peak in the Blue Ridge Mountains,” says the husband, a retired …

10 children’s rooms that show the fun side of interior design

This week’s roundup from Pinterest shows how children’s rooms can be designed to encourage play, even in the most minimal of homes. Examples include a room that divides territories for two brothers and a room with secret storage for toys. Apartment renovation, France, by Les Ateliers Tristan & Sagitta Changing floor surfaces and pale …

top 10 interior design for home

PHOTO:Tessa Neustadt; DESIGN: Amber Interiors Amber Lewis’s interior design blog takes you inside the creative workings of her Los Angeles–based studio. Keep an eye on this website for an industry insider’s point of view and interior images that convey Lewis’s modern bohemian aesthetic (hello, textile heaven). Bookmark for… Before-and-after stories; on-the-ground trend scouting; designer and …

10 Gorgeous Small Bedroom Designs for Homes

Stay Single Quite often, a double or queen-size bed makes a small room look cramped. Instead, opt for a single bed with a pull-out bed for accommodating additional guests. This leaves ample room for walking around. Keep Off the Floor When you don’t have any other option than to …