Galentine’s Day NoVa Style

I have a dear friend who recently moved from Northern Virginia to  my hometown of Austin, Texas. She is absolutely amazing, and can make, create, dream anything into reality. Her name is Waleska Town and she is simply precious. I have to say that I feel like I was...

6TH ANNUAL HEART+PINTS BAZAAR

 Come join us for a wonderful, fun, engaging family-friendly event that will inspire you to think about Local and free-trade artists and bring together community at a fun, laid back gallery opening and bazaar all for a good cause. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2ND FROM 5PM-9PM For...

Clever, Clever

Never lose space again under stairs. Yes! You can put a closet there. Yes! You can add drawers. Did you ever think to design your space to integrate the space under the stairs as a focal point for a nook behind a seating arrangement? It almost seems too simple. This...

Textiles Change Things

It seems that people often overlook the full magical effect of textiles and layering. I was cruising through instagram and came across Justina Blakney and Jenny Wolf Interiors great pallets and thought – well, this stuff just needs to be out there- all over the...

Emerald City

I love jewel tones, so I was a bit sad when the color of the year was announced to be white. Or shades thereof… It was pretty awesome to stumble upon this stunning emerald room on Architectural Digest’s Instagram page. There is some much magic and depth in...

ACTIVE: 4193 S. Four Mile Run #403 Arlington, VA 22204

4193 S. Four Mile Run Drive #403, Arlington, VA 22204 AREA FEATURES/COMMUNITY PERKS: Welcome home to the West Village of Shirlington. This top-floor, end-unit sparkles! A 2/2 in the sought-after West Village of Shirlington delivers on sophistication and space. Lovely...

Snow Preparedness

With the impending weather, I wanted to remind everyone off a couple things and provide some emergency contractor information to assist in any issues. My clients have had great experiences with these companies and enjoyed solid workmanship and value. It is always nice...

Something a Bit Different, Honey

Speaking of honey, does this window not look exactly like a honey-comb? I thought you might agree. There is something a bit different about this space that is just interesting enough to be funky, but warm enough to be functional and inviting. It also looks like it...

Eclectic Kitchen Love

Collecting art is a thing that I started as a kid. When I was a teenager, my ceiling was covered in collages of beautiful images from seaside escapes to Isabella Adjani’s puckered mouth to Uma Thurman dancing at the Jack Rabbit Slims in Pulp Fiction. Art was...

Houzz 2016 Predictions

You have seen Zillow’s call for their 2016 predictions for what will be the big design trends heading into 2016. Houzz.com has just released their estimations of what will be all the rage in home design and trending. From big format tile to minimalistic white...

Glorious Year in Review 2015

I hope this note finds you happy, healthy and ready to launch into the new year, 2016 with a huge smile on your face after having enjoyed a beautiful year. I want to start by saying thank you to you. Truly, I haven’t said it enough, but you have been a huge part...

All the DesignSponge

Seriously, though. I know we live in Northern Virginia and I deal with Northern Virginia real estate; however,  I love DesignSponge and her easy-breezy Brooklyn style. It isn’t strange enough that she has two dogs that look exactly like mine, but I love her...

2016 Design Trends + What is No Longer

Living here in Northern Virginia, we see a lot of trends that we think are pretty enduring and classic; however, here is what Real Estate Giants, Zillow and their team have to say. They tell us a bit about what is good for 2016 Real Estate trends and what to leave in...

Adorable Holiday

I always love some great holiday decor for the exterior of a home… Elle Decor takes it to the max! Check this adorable holiday ensemble out!   #HappiestHolidays regram via @goodhousekeeping 🎄🎁🎄 A photo posted by ELLE DECOR (@elledecor) on Dec 21, 2015 at...

New Home Design for NoVa

Have you gotten sort of sick of the repetitive “McLean Craftsman” that isn’t even a Craftsman style home? I believe it! Every where we turn, we have some strange iteration of another designer’s “craftsman concept” that really...

Living in your Legacy

I have posed the question before: What is home to you? Is it where you are comfortable walking around in your underpants? Is it where you want to be at the end of the day? Is it where you curl up with your favorite book, friend, love, furry companion. Whatever home...

Find Your Style

When you have found the place that you want to call home, you will know. Right? Most folks say that you know “home” when you walk in the front door. You will know within the first 10 seconds of walking in a space if you can imagine yourself in the space,...

Kitchen Update

What do people love these days? White with gray with some brushed nickel. Yep! That is what we see everywhere. From the classic kitchen remodel to the full scale new construction, folks are putting together the fresh, clean white, gray, silver tones. Do you dig it?...