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Family-Friendly and Fabulous

Sunny FR After

Amid the Blizzard and frightful winter of DC, I had the good fortune to be hired by a lovely  new client in the Palisades neighborhood of DC. I strapped on my new uniform footwear of LLBean boots and hopped a snowbank to meet her and her charming home. My client has great taste, and already had a solid foundation of furniture and design direction. She was also raising two young girls and expecting a third baby in the Spring. (read: hands full!) I was brought […]

see sally swivel by the sea shore…


Glider vs. Swivel round one. Having a cozy spot to curl up with baby is a must-have for any nursery. Afterall, you’ll be logging countless hours, feeding, reading, soothing and singing to your new bundle for years to come. Our style savvy clients often shy away from the traditional glider as it is uber functional in appearance, and doesn’t offer much longevity in the design department once baby is older. If you’re not committed to rocking and want a piece that can live on into […]

the catch-all space


We all have this room.. it’s the least popular but over burdened space that is the random extra room responsible for a multitude of tasks. I call it the “catch-all space” or “room where leftover furniture lives” (and I’m guilty of it myself). Especially in more urban lifestyles, we all want to eek out every possible square inch of our homes and make it functionally fabulous. It’s hard not to smile, however, when I walk into a client’s extra bedroom and hear a similar response […]

color infusion


  When I first met this client, she had a new house, two kids and a bunch of mostly empty rooms. She was studying for her Master’s in Fine Arts and finding her inspiration through color. Her style file was the most creative collage I’ve ever seen; pulling inspiration from boldly contrasting color schemes and patterns from fashion. Having worked in mostly neutrals to date, this was a challenge I was ready to tackle!   Before:   We spent a lot of time working with […]

toddler-proof lighting

With rowdy young ones, lamps can be in jeopardy. Many a playdate have I leapt to save a lamp! Floor lamps hold special appeal for toddlers. Mine in particular looks me straight in the eye while she shakes the lamp like a spindly tree! What is the PC appropriate discipline approach these days? Ack. For a client’s loft-like living room strangely devoid of floor outlets—running cords to the perimeter of the room was a non-option (kind of a safety hazard for all involved)—we developed a […]