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.
A charming Airbnb, favorite restaurant, cozy coffee house, or a piece of artwork can all serve as design inspiration for your decor. How wonderful would it be to bring the colors, patterns, shapes, fabrics, or textures of those beloved places or things into your own home?
There was a time when a family’s home had distinct living spaces for each single activity they might engage in: dining, watching TV, working, or playing. I’m sure that you have noticed, as we have, that things have changed. New home floor plans, as well as remodeled homes, have evolved in recent decades to include open living spaces, which creates the need to think more strategically about decorating.
Garland, trees, twinkling lights, stockings, candles, and poinsettias. All of these things (and more) make homes festive and inviting during the holiday season. And you might guess that as decorators, we really get into prepping our homes for the season.
It’s that time again when color experts are announcing their top color selections for the coming year. Earlier this Fall, we reported Sherwin William’s pick of Poised Taupe a combination of earthy brown and conservative gray. Recently we learned that Benjamin Moore and PPG Pittsburg Paints both chose shades of purple for their Color of the Year, Shadow and Violet Verbena respectively. The two are very different, though both firms noted their decision was based on their hue’s ability to evoke a sense of nostalgia.
Some of the most exciting decorating projects begin with a home that’s a blank slate. In this particular instance, our client was moving from London to DC into a historic row house; he wasn’t bringing any of his existing furnishings and he was hoping to have the whole house furnished in just a few months. We told him we’d love to help!