homeanddesign
Taste of Heaven

Taste of Heaven

After mastering her craft in Paris and New York, chocolatier Ashleigh Pearson opens Petite Soeur in time for Valentine?s Day Inside her gleaming Georgetown shop, Ashleigh Pearson (right) arranges handmade bonbons in glass cases like fine jewelry....
decoration - 2021-12-23 21:36:29
Seasoned Eye

Seasoned Eye

Vicente Wolf fled his native Havana for New York at the age of 15. Following stints in fashion, acting and modeling, he was drawn to interior design. After honing his game at several firms, he launched Vicente Wolf Associates in 1988. Despite a lack...
decoration - 2021-12-23 21:36:29
Patterns of Life

Patterns of Life

Rezgar Mamandi?s earliest memory reaches back to his family home, and the vivid impression made by a huge, handwoven rug. Its central picture of sprightly fish chasing each other around a large, light-blue circle captured his youthful imagination....
decoration - 2021-12-23 21:36:29


Runway Looks

Runway Looks

Washington welcomed its first Giorgio Armani boutique in November. Designed by Armani himself along with in-house architects, the sleek, 3,000-square-foot shop is divided into a succession of rooms outfitted with marble-effect floors and silk wall...
decoration - 2021-12-23 21:36:29
Smart Shopping Debuts

Smart Shopping Debuts

RUE IV Rue IV opened in the Washington Design Center on November 1. The to-the-trade showroom inherited the location of J. Lambeth, a 40-year fixture on the DC design scene led by Jim Lambeth and his late wife Ann. Rue IV represents a range of...
decoration - 2021-12-23 21:36:29
Clutter Be Gone

Clutter Be Gone

OFFICE SPACE ?Every room should have a purpose,? declares Christie Leu, founding principal of Christie Leu Interiors. ?Always assign a purpose to a room or it will attract junk.? For the designer, these are words to live by?in her own house as well...
decoration - 2021-12-23 21:36:29
What?s Cooking"

What?s Cooking"

BALANCING ACT?Falmec?s Spazio hanging island hood integrates shelves to hold cooking equipment and an optional tray for plants. The Italian-made design is equipped with power outlets and USB ports; accessories include a tablet holder for easy recipe...
decoration - 2021-12-22 21:37:09
Clever Redo

Clever Redo

After 14 years of talking about it, my husband, Michael Widomski, and I agreed it was time to update our 1920 Lanier Heights row house. We decided to enlarge the galley kitchen by combining it with a barely used sunroom, create a wet bar and install...
decoration - 2021-12-22 21:37:09


French Kiss

French Kiss

Located in Aldie, Virginia, the scenic community of Creighton Farms attracted a couple who purchased a custom home under construction by Novella Homes beside a Jack Nicklaus golf course. They enlisted architect Warren Ralston to collaborate on the...
decoration - 2021-12-17 21:36:18
Bright Spot

Bright Spot

A dark and dated kitchen with a cramped, poorly conceived layout was a frustration for Ashburn, Virginia, owners who enjoy cooking together and entertaining. The couple turned to interior designer Alison Giese and kitchen designer Tanya...
decoration - 2021-12-17 21:36:18
Novel Mix

Novel Mix

Interior designer Jay Jenkins, principal of Jenkins Baer Associates, had two points in his favor when he undertook the overhaul of a 2,500-square-foot apartment in the historic Guilford neighborhood of Baltimore City. First, there was his existing...
decoration - 2021-12-17 21:36:18
First Blush

First Blush

Relocating from Texas, a couple with young children was drawn to the urban bustle of Georgetown and purchased a 1957 Federal-style row house there. Formerly home to design luminary Frank Babb Randolph, the house was light and airy?but it required...
decoration - 2021-12-17 21:36:18
All in the Details

All in the Details

?There is something to be said for collecting as you go along, but unless your style is naturally eclectic, I recommend treating a vintage object as you would a piece of art. Allow it to inform the room rather than trying to make it work with an...
decoration - 2021-12-03 21:38:26


Dining Room Glam

Dining Room Glam

Interlude Home Lowell Dining Table The Lowell dining table from Interlude Home makes a sleek addition to the dining room. Its sculptural steel base is finished in antique bronze, while luxurious Carrara white marble crowns the top. See...
decoration - 2021-12-02 22:00:39
Making Waves

Making Waves

Patterson Flynn channels coastal style with Beach House, a chic collection of rugs that offers the perfect adornment for your waterfront abode. Natural fibers like jute, abaca, cotton and wool conjure the outdoors while the restful palette of blues,...
decoration - 2021-12-02 22:25:28
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