SDI Fireplace Update Series

By  Sandra Hambley |   | Posted in " fireplace, Interior Design, Remodel "

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Updating your fireplace and surround can completely change the style of a room. The first in our fireplace update series is one of the most dramatic we have completed. 

Our clients are most comfortable living in a modern home. So, when they purchased a traditional style home, one of the first steps was to install wide plank, dark hardwood floors on the main and upper levels, paint the handrail and balusters, and install new stairs. Despite these changes, the traditional brown brick fireplace was the first design element visible as soon as you walked into the home. 


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Take a SNEAK PEEK at a Current Project

By  Sandra Hambley |   | Posted in " home gym, Interior Design, Outdoor Spaces "

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The SDI design team is currently working on a home gym and outdoor living area for our return clients who live in Broadlands.


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Has Your Home Survived The Ultimate Test?

By  Sandra Hambley |   | Posted in " Interior Design "

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It's hard to believe that half of 2020 is already over. Many of us are ready or have started to implement a few changes after the unexpected time at home. No one could have predicted that we would be working from home, managing school from home, preparing and eating meals from home every day since March. It's safe to say that our homes have been put to the test. How did yours fare?


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Creating Functional & Beautiful Homes During the Pandemic

By  Sandra Hambley |   | Posted in " interior decorating, Interior Design, signature design interiors "

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New Year’s Eve feels like it was just yesterday. The SDI team was excited to begin the new year working with many new and returning clients on interior design and custom remodeling projects. January and February went by quickly and then suddenly in mid-March we were all facing the coronavirus pandemic.


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Music Room Just In Time for the Holidays

By  Sandra Hambley |   | Posted in " interior decorating, Interior Design, multifunctional spaces "

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Three years ago we had the pleasure of working with a family who were building a custom home in Falls Church. They contacted SDI for assistance selecting all of their finish selections for the entire home.  For the kitchen and bathrooms, this included tile design, cabinet colors and lighting.  Paint and lighting selections were made throughout the rest of their home. Other services we provided included creating floor layouts for the family room.  This was critical so that the location of floor outlets could be determined.  SDI attended selection meetings, contractor meetings, and construction walk-throughs to ensure that everything came together as planned.


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How to Create the Perfect Guest Space - It's More Than Just a Bedroom

By  Sandra Hambley |   | Posted in " decorating tips, guest rooms, holiday "

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Holiday vacation anxiety can be just as high for traveling guests as it is for the host. While great food, drinks and company are why we all visit in the first place, do not underestimate the power of a great night of sleep. Having a place to go for a break from noise, too many people, or just to re-energize for the next day. Here are our favorite tips to create a perfect space for your guests.


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Don’t Make These Common Staging Mistakes!

By  Sandra Hambley |   | Posted in " home staging, Staging "

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In competitive housing markets like ours in the DMV, you simply can’t afford to make mistakes when staging your home for sale. It’s a fact that a well-staged home will sell faster and for a higher price, so getting it right is really important. At Signature Design Interiors, our staging team has over 16 years of decorating expertise and professional staging accreditations, which results in a staged home with a higher level of design aesthetic. Presenting open and airy furniture arrangements that are well accessorized is a must, but we go steps beyond that by injecting great design principles into each property that results in a “wow effect” that buyers are looking for when choosing a home.


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10 Helpful Tips for a Stress-free Holiday Season from the Signature Design Team

By  Sandra Hambley |   | Posted in " Design, Kitchens, Lifestyle "

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‘Tis the start of the holiday season! We love this time of year and all of the family gatherings, get-togethers with friends, and of course festive food and decor! Inevitably as we prepare for the events of the holidays, a bit of panic might creep in from time to time if you feel rushed or that you may have forgotten something (horrors!). As a pre-holiday gathering, our team sat down together to brainstorm and create this list of 10 helpful tips for a stress-free holiday season.


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Happy Thanksgiving! From Our Table To Yours

By  Sandra Hambley |   | Posted in " holiday "

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Thanksgiving is just a few days away and we can hardly wait! Every year around this time we like to share a few of our favorite recipes with you. This time we have a few for sides and soups for your Thanksgiving feast. If you are looking for a new recipe, give one or more of these a try.


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Bringing a Vision to Reality: Creating a functional space on the waterfront in Reston

By  Taylor Lavery |   | Posted in " before and after, Decorating "

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Part of what makes our work enjoyable and rewarding is the ability to make our client’s visions come to life. Recently, we had the opportunity to work with clients who wanted to update their contemporary waterfront home in Reston. They had a wish list of projects they needed assistance with and enlisted us to make those wishes come true. The projects included renovating a lower level, painting, new flooring, updates to a guest kitchen area, and new furniture. All the work needed to keep with the contemporary nature of the home and be completed on a tight time schedule before their son’s upcoming wedding.


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  • A Touch of Glamour

  • A Touch of Glamour

  • A Touch of Glamour

  • A Touch of Glamour