Listing of the Month: August 2015

6005 Calumet Court, Gainesville, VA 20155


Grade My Family Room

‘Tis the season of family movie nights and and hopefully a snow day or two. Send a photo of your cozy space our way!


Ask The Designer

Now is your chance to get advice from interior designer Lauren Clement of Lauren Nicole Designs.


Home & Design Resources

Northern Virginia is a trove of home and design enthusiasts and professionals. Whether you seek a designer, remodeler or landscaper, a home wares store or a new blog to scroll for inspiration and ideas, our roundup of resources has got your abode covered, inside and out.


Personal nooks offer comfort for sinking into good books

The reading nook has a handful of humble and common features: a comfortable chair; a foot rest; a side table or a ledge to hold a book, a coffee cup and perhaps even a tiny bud vase; and good lighting.


Embroidered Elements

This is not your grandmother’s design set.

Modern office design board: how to dress up your workspace

Offices, whether at home or in a corporate space, should be a reflection of one’s personality while at the same time creating a productive space. The modern look meshes clean lines and pops of color that provide a canvas for uninterupted creativity.

Turning Gal Pals Into Wrap Stars: Holiday Edition

A couple of summers ago, interior designer Sallie Kjos had a killer DIY holiday party idea. What if she and a handful of her friends got their holiday shopping done just after Thanksgiving, then wrapped their gifts over cocktails? Needless to say, that first “crafternoon” was a big a hit—so much so that she and some of her friends started their holiday shopping months in advance.

Design Board: Time to Bring in the Pots

With cold weather upon us, it’s time to cozy up inside with nature.

Cozy Cold-Weather Candles

Warm up your home with these gorgeous cold-weather candles.


Images courtesy of justone/ (houses); Azaze11o/ (calendar).

By the Numbers: Northern Virginia

A look at Northern Virginia’s monthly real estate performance.

Photo courtesy of Peshkov Daniil/

Future Forecast

Real estate for the upcoming year hits a good plateau.

Photo courtesy of John Wollwerth/

Selling Your Home This Winter?

Don’t let the holidays trip you up.