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Shut the Front Door

Experts help homeowners choose house-appropriate hues.

DC Design House Showcases Sophisticated Designs in McLean Home

For the first time in its eight-year history, the DC Design House is moving to Virginia.

MiraJean Designs

A holiday BuzzFeed post brought lots of attention to Kate Hougen’s one-year-old custom textile company this past year. And keeping with the momentum, the Arlington-based designer is bringing her wares to more local stores with hopes to go national.

From Tots to Teens, Designers Create Bedrooms Kids Can Grow Into

When Elizabeth Lucchesi needed help designing two distinctive rooms for her kids, she turned to designer June Shea for something the pair could grow into.

8 Kids Decor accessories to add to your home

Today’s child is a bit of a designer. They know what they like, and they want a say in how their rooms look and function. Get them set up with decor pieces that will spur the imagination.

From Chalkboards to WiFi, Play Spaces Fill Growing Needs

For kids today, a dedicated playroom is the happy result of a number of factors. We get tips from local designers about how to create a great play space in your home.

DIY: Revamp for 2015 by Painting Old Furniture like New

Before you break bank on a new piece of furniture, consider revamping your old classic with a modern twist for the new year.


Go Griswold-style and cut your own tree this year. Here are some tree farms in the area where you can get a great tree, sans any critters.

How To Grow Your Local Art Collection

The Etch Design crew and Paula Grace Halewski, owner of Ashburn-based interior design company Paula Grace Designs, offer these tips when collecting and displaying local artwork in the home.

Check It Out

Home libraries allow readers to rekindle romances with books.

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