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Decorative Painting
Fine Furniture
Interior Designers
Bath Fixtures
Dream Kitchens
Kitchen by Erin Paige Pitts.
Five innovative designs brings form, function and style to the most popular room in the house.
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Glass Tower
A Mid-Century Modern theme prevails in the top-floor living room, where a custom credenza showcases a laser-cut Corian design.
A New York design firm turns a pair of Penn Quarter duplexes into a custom-crafted, four-story family home.
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Tailored Style
Friedman combined subtly striped and checked seagrass wallpaper patterns by Omexco to frame the artwork in the dining room.
Samantha Friedman outfits a bachelor's DC row house with a sophisticated, masculine edge.
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A Refined Mix
The second-floor common room is furnished with a Bernhardt sectional and a chair by Palecek.
Equipped with an indoor pool and a bowling alley, this beautifully appointed custom home sports a playful side.
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Cachet: Grand Opening
The Beacon Hill showroom in the new Washington Design Center.
The Washington Design Center's official debut marks a new era.
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Art Studio: Art Meets Function
Shlomi Abukassis designs and fabricates one-of-a-kind creations in his Baltimore workshop.
Shlomi Abukassis coaxes exotic woods into heirloom furniture designs.
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Bazaar: Kitchen Karma
SCW Interiors custom cabinetry.
© Angie Seckinger
The latest kitchen products combine practicality and pizazz.
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Warm Welcome
In the tranquil, airy living room, a custom sofa upholstered in Kravet fabric shares space with wood-framed chairs by Lee Industries.
Marika Meyer infuses a bland Potomac residence with style, sophistication and a soothing sense of home.
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Rustic Style
Kitchen & Bath Studios turned a dark kitchen with limited space into a light-filled, culinary workhorse.
Designer Sharon Kleinman and her client revive a 1970s-era farmhouse in Maryland's Hunt Country.
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All About Art
The renovation opened up the original home to the garden, integrating interior and exterior spaces.
A dramatic renovation transforms Judy Weisman's modest Cape Cod into a soaring home that celebrates contemporary craft.
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Star Quality
In the dining area, bold, abstract artwork from Merritt Gallery establishes the intense color scheme.
Andrea Houck refashions Sandra Bullock's childhood home to reflect the vibrant style of its new owners.
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Cachet: FotoWeekDC 2014
An image from "The Sochi Project: An Atlas of War and Tourism in the Caucasus," on view at FotoWeek Central.
Celebrating the amazing art of photography.
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Fall Art Guide
Cross MacKenzie Gallery’s new Georgetown location.
© Maxwell MacKenzie
Top exhibits on the local gallery scene.
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PORTFOLIO: Rich Patina
The two linear sofas by Bolier are grouped around a triple-tiered, glass-and-wood coffee table by Vanguard.
Interior designer Kirsten Anthony Kaplan decorates a Bethesda condo.
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Suite Life
Oversized Mei pendants by Bover crown the living room; the adjacent kitchen features custom cabinets by Christiana.
Ernesto Santalla designs a multi-tasking McLean addition as a mother's chic retreat.
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Tropical Touch
The porcelain tile above the bathtub reveals a subtle palm-frond pattern; it and the floor are by Porcelanosa.
A sanctuary by Diane Taitt evokes the calm, crystalline seas of Anguilla.
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Going Glam
A vanity sheathed in exotic Pau Ferro wood, offset with a mother-of-pearl wallcovering and a pair of rock-crystal pendants, makes a bold statement.
A powder room by Marlene Weiss Alexander ramps up the drama quotient.
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Elegant Vibe
In this timelessly elegant bath, the tub, tile and light fixtures are by Waterworks.
Rosemarie Howe instills a clean, classic look in a Chevy Chase bath.
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Cachet: Design Debuts
Fabrics from Mark Alexander's Haven collection at Romo.
The Washington Design Center welcomes two new showrooms.
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Cachet: Creative Fusion
Smoke-fired ceramics by Paula Shalan on display at the Craft Show from October 31 to November 2.
Mixing media at the Washington Craft Show.
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Cachet: On the Bookshelf
New releases for design buffs.
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Bazaar: Bathing Brilliance
Gardenia Orchidea's Linear 3D ceramic tile.
Innovative products bring luxury and style to the bathroom.
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Waxing Poetic
Windows flood the studio with natural light while a cable-mounted system with offers maximum flexibility for displaying art.
Georgia Nassikas uses beeswax to capture nature’s beauty in her encaustic paintings.
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Easy Rhythm
In Michael Roberson's living room, a work by Gene Davis presides over an armless sofa of her own design and a coffee table made from a 19th-century Japanese hibachi.
Designer Michael Roberson celebrates the change of seasons in her airy Arlington home.
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Family Affair
All of the chairs in Eleanor Niermann's study are antique prototypes or reproductions by Niermann Weeks.
Eleanor Niermann puts her own spin on the Niermann Weeks legacy in her Annapolis home.
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Graphic Edge
A new marble fireplace surround adds a modern touch to the living room.
Designer David Mitchell hones a playful mix of furniture and collectibles in his 1930s Shepherd Park abode.
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Show House Dazzle
The living room was designed by Kelley Proxmire.
The 2014 DC Design House infused a time-worn home with style and inspiration.
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Home & Design's 2014 HOT TALENT pros: Shawna Underwood, Lisa Puchalla, Christopher Boutlier, Christine Philp and Rachel James.
© Michael Ventura
Five up-and-coming professionals bring a new perspective to the local design scene.
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Private Tour: Fashion Statement
A dapper Monte Durham poses before a circa-1870s linen fold chest in the dining room.
The host of TLC's "Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta" opens the doors to his longtime Alexandria home
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Portfolio: The Big Easy
In the living room, Kathryn Ivey combined a Hickory Chair sofa and two Lee Industries armchairs with a glass-and-bronze coffee table.
Designer Kathryn Ivey gives a Capitol Hill home a New Orleans-style makeover.
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Cachet: Design Minds
San Francisco landscape architect Andrea Cochran and her firm were cited for a portfolio focused on sustainability and designs such as the Alpha Omega Winery in Napa Valley.
The 2014 National Design Awards recognize excellence and innovation.
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Bazaar: Lighting the Way
The Giuko pendant series from Leucos.
An array of options for illuminating your world.
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Layer by Layer
Kaller Fine Arts in Washington recently mounted an exhibit of Francie Hester's work.
Francie Hester's art on metal reflects the ravages of time.
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City Living
On the main floor, the living and dining rooms flow together. Colorful abstract paintings from Grand Image set the tone in the dining room area.
Douglas Burton imparts a vibrant, modern edge to NFL linebacker D'Qwell Jackson's DC condo.
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Portfolio: Baltimore Glam
In the family room, Charlene Petersen ensured that graphic fretwork on the wall unit from Zentique would provide a counterpoint to the subdued color scheme.
Charlene Petersen brings smart style to a Ritz-Carlton apartment on the Inner Harbor.
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Cachet: Design Celebrity Q & A with Thom Filicia
Thom Filicia poses amidst furnishings and accessories from his own collections.
© Nick Johnson
The hip designer and TV star dishes on the design process.
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Cachet: Timeless Line
The Athena chair, designed by Barry Dixon for Avrett and available through J. Lambeth.
Barry Dixon introduces a new collection for Avrett.
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Cachet: Vintage Style
Designer Yvette Freeman, owner of Foundry, poses in her new showroom.
Foundry moves to Washington's trendy Atlas District.
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Art Studio: Capturing the Cosmos
Artist Betsy Stewart in her Kalorama studio.
Betsy Stewart's paintings explore the workings of the universe.
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Bazaar: The Great Outdoors
Gloster's Vista Collection.
Fresh new products give summer its sizzle.
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Stylish Symmetry
Jonas Carnemark of CARNEMARK won Honorable Mention in the Large Bath category.
NKBA Honorable Mention - Large Bath
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Sleek + Spare Makeover
Davida Rodriguez of Davida's Kitchen & Tiles won Honorable Mention in the Medium Kitchen category.
NKBA Honorable Mention - Medium Kitchen
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Form + Function
Hedy Shashaani of Jack Rosen Custom Kitchens received Honorable Mention in the Large Kitchen category.
NKBA Honorable Mention - Large Kitchen
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A Vision in White
Lauren Levant Bland of Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath received the Award of Distinction for Large Bath.
NKBA Award of Distinction - Large Bath
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Row House Remodel
Jennifer Gilmer of Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath designed the kitchen that received the Award of Distinction in the Medium Kitchen category.
NKBA Award of Distinction - Medium Kitchen
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A Modern Mix
The Award of Distinction in the Large Kitchen category went to Jonas Carnemark of CARNEMARK.
NKBA Award of Distinction - Large Kitchen
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Rustic Touch
A mudroom designed by Donald Lococo, AIA, won the award for Best of Class in the category of Specialty Room.
NKBA Best of Class - Specialty Room
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Victorian Vibe
Scarlett Breeding of Alt Breeding Schwarz won Best of Class in the Medium Bath category.
NKBA Best of Class - Medium Bath
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Beach Haven
A screened porch takes in the ocean views in a house designed by Erin Paige Pitts to bring the outdoors in; an adjoining deck complements the space.
Erin Paige Pitts celebrates the seashore in a Bethany Beach getaway for a growing extended family.
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Understated Luxury
A bath by Mary Drysdale received the award for Best of Class in the Large Bath category.
NKBA Best of Class - Large Bath
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Minimalist Magic
Contemporaria owner Deborah Kalkstein designed the Best of Class winner in the Medium Kitchen category.
NKBA Best of Class - Medium Kitchen
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Classic Contemporary
Paul Bentham of Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath designed the Best of Class winner in the Large Kitchen category.
NKBA Best of Class - Large Kitchen
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Luxe Style
Roxanne Lumme created a sunroom area using fresh shades of cream and lavender. The room connects the living room with the master suite.
Designer Roxanne Lumme updates a Virginia home with sophistication, functionality and a touch of glamour.
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Southern Charm
In the parlor, an antique Hepplewhite chair, recovered in a modern Ikat print, shares space with updated, clean-lined furniture.
A design team breathes new life into a Vienna, Virginia, home with a streamlined floor plan and fresh, transitional furnishings.
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Art Studio: Nature in Print
Victoria Larson checks a screen proof in her studio; the former interior designer creates eco-inspired fabrics.
Annapolis-based Victoria Larson creates vivid textiles that celebrate the outdoors.
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Furniture Finds
1. Theodores' Soho Sofa
A round-up of the latest collections hitting showrooms this spring.
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Cachet: Showroom Debuts
Makan showcases hand-blown glass lighting and handcrafted furniture. Art Deco-style, inlaid-wood daybeds beckon.
Local designers launch stylish shops brimming with one-of-a-kind finds.
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Past Perfect
In the dining room, period-style wainscoting and moldings offset an abstract canvas from the owners' collection.
A design team creates a Shingle-style home on the site of a century-old Chevy Chase farmhouse.
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Vintage Style
In the living room area, Johnson displays Mid-Century art and first- edition modern novels against his apartment's industrial backdrop.
Designer and curator Mike Johnson elevates collecting to an art form in his Florida Avenue apartment.
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Simply Chic
In the dining room, walls in Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Gray create a muted backdrop for a distressed-wood hutch and tone-on-tone rug.
Kristin Peake plays with texture, form and subtle hues to fashion an elegant Chevy Chase home.
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Dream Kitchens: Style + Efficiency
The large new island topped with quartzite boasts decorative posts for a traditional touch.
Hedy Shashaani ramps up functionality and storage space.
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Dream Kitchens: Clean, Classic Style
Bruce Wentworth cleverly integrated the kitchen and family room of a poorly designed 1986 addition.
Bruce Wentworth remodels a kitchen in clean, classic style.
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Dream Kitchens: Modern Meets Traditional
Marc Janecki answered his clients’ wish for a modern kitchen designed for serious cooking and entertaining.
Marc Janecki blends modern and traditional looks with success.
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Dream Kitchens: Sleek + Contemporary
Modern Wood-Mode cabinets along one wall provide storage for dishes, along with counter space for buffets.
Nadia Subaran crafts a sleek, contemporary kitchen in DC.
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Dream Kitchens: A Fresh, Modern Edge
Klismos-style chairs and a round table convey a contemporary feel.
Jay Jenkins redesigns an outdated kitchen with a fresh, modern edge.
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Cachet: Furniture Debut
Gary Inman poses beside a gentleman's chest named for Cary Grant, one of the designer's favorite fashion icons.
© Brian Fullington
Gary Inman's new collection embodies his sophisticated aesthetic.
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Cachet: Work Space
A wall of fabrics lines the design trade library of Dream House Studios.
Dream House Studios opens a mini design center in Annapolis.
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Art Studio: Volumes in Space
Ceramicist Elizabeth Kendall shapes undulating porcelain sculptures in her studio.
© Bob Narod
In Elizabeth Kendall's work, ceramics mimic the fluid softness of fabric.
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Expert Advice: Small Spaces
The formerly cramped kitchen was redesigned by CARNEMARK to feel open and airy.
Pros transform cramped rooms into convenient, comfortable abodes.
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Playful Pied-a-Terre
In this Watergate apartment, several rooms fan out to an expansive terrace overlooking the Potomac River.
Kelley Proxmire decorates a Watergate retreat with a thoughtful mix of color and collectibles.
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Strong Connection
Margery Wedderburn created a fresh, updated sensibility in the redesigned living room using a soft palette by Farrow & Ball and new furniture in reconfigured groupings.
A design team imparts openness and functionality to a traditional Great Falls home.
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Luxury Aloft
In the spare, light-filled living/dining room, large-scale works of art vie for interest with the urban landscape, visible through a wall of industrial windows.
Ernesto Santalla transforms a mundane condo on 14th Street into an edgy, sophisticated loft space.
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Cachet: Deck the Halls
A holiday vignette from the 2012 Georgetown Jingle, created by designer Debbie Henry.
The Georgetown Jingle celebrates the season for a worthy cause on December 15.
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Bazaar: Where to Shop
Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams.
Design Destination: 14th Street.
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Fall Art Guide
A painting by Betsy Forster at Touchstone Gallery.
Top exhibits on the local gallery scene.
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Design Scene
Baron Gurney Interiors' Tred Avon River House.
ASID Washington Metro 2013 Awards.
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Cachet: The Art of Craft
A mixed-media piece by Leslie Guinan and Rob Matthews, on view at the Craft Show.
One-of-a-kind treasures abound at the 26th Annual Washington Craft Show.
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A Spirited Place
Antiqued limestone and a slate roof lend the residence a timeless quality. The house and its two rear wings envelop a resort-style pool that contains a built-in spa on the left.
A dramatic, Old World-home in Great Falls embraces cozy family get-togethers and large-scale entertaining.
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Private Tour: Home Court Advantage
Michael Wilbon sits at his desk in a home office lined with books and mementoes.
ESPN commentator Michael Wilbon juggles family and a busy career from his stylish and sophisticated Bethesda abode
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Sexy Sanctuaries: Elegant Touch
Entering the bath, the homeowners are greeted with an inset design of Quatrefoil mosaic tile made of Emperador marble.
Karen Dunlap imparts a refined design to a bath in Arlington.
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Sexy Sanctuaries: Tiny Jewel
Dahlia Mahmood created a glamorous powder room that serves as a lower-level cigar lounge.
Dahlia Design imbues a powder room with masculine elegance.
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Sexy Sanctuaries: Quiet Luxury
A polished Carrara marble floor features an inlaid chevron motif in Calacatta marble. The fixtures, tub, tile and bath accessories are all by Waterworks.
A modern twist gives a classic bath life.
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Sexy Sanctuaries: Sleek Update
Deborah Kalkstein updated a master bath with an oversized shower and frosted-glass windows.
Designer Deborah Kalkstein of Contemporaria imparts modern style to the baths in a Bethesda home.
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Sexy Sanctuaries: Organic Vibe
Walls of Smartglass encase stalks of bamboo; the walls turn opaque at the touch of a button, enclosing the spa-like bath.
A bath retreat in Georgetown brings the outdoors in.
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Bazaar: Bathing Beauty
The Lineare Tortora line of rectified porcelain tiles by Roberto Cavalli Home.
Innovative products bring new dimension to bath time.
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Art Studio: Creative Fiber
"Pass It On" is a series of mobiles depicting neurons related to Alzheimer's, on display recently at Strathmore Mansion.
Artist Jessica Beels explores scientific themes in billowing sculptures made of flax and steel.
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2013 National Design Awards
A bamboo sleeve for a Dell laptop by New Deal Design.
© Mark Serr
And the winners are. . .
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Glamorous Touch
The living room is embellished with subtle platinum accents. A series of photographs by Andrew Sovjani depicts light playing off paper forms.
Marlene Weiss-Alexander's new DC home marries comfort with a dose of luxury.
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Going Home
A serene palette gives the family room an elegant yet comfortable vibe. A painting by Hunt Slonem above the mantel is a focal point.
Courtney Cox of 2 Ivy Lane builds a nature-inspired house in the neighborhood where she grew up.
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Farm Fresh
Alex Deringer ensured that the living room would convey a sense of relaxed elegance, mirroring the sensibility throughout the house.
Alex Deringer of 2 Ivy Lane transforms a historic farmhouse into a casually elegant home.
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In Harmony
Winegrad configured the kitchen to include a spacious island and dining area. A signed and numbered lithograph by Robert Rauschenberg hangs above the sideboard.
Michael Winegrad took a pared-down, less-is-more approach in the design of his family's new Bethesda home.
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Eclectic Mix
In her living room, Katalin Farnady blends a modern sofa with slipper chairs from Comfortaire and antique chairs covered in lamb's wool.
Katalin Farnady blends styles with a whimsical flair in her Annapolis home.
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Show House Style
1. Living Room by Camille Saum Interior Design, LLC.
The 2013 DC Design House in the stately Wesley Heights neighborhood showcased the work of 24 area design teams.
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The Art of Espionage
Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Mendezes live in a rambling, barn-like red house with an adjacent studio and gallery.
Tony Mendez, the CIA operative who inspired Argo, pursues a lifelong passion for art in his remote Maryland home.
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Serene Style
In the great room a custom sofa from Edward Ferrell + Lewis Mittman faces a bench and coffee table.
Designer Amanda Austin imparts a tranquil, sophisticated vibe to a light-filled Williamsburg home.
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Hot Talent: Design Synergy
A roof deck features a pergola and crisp, white seating from West Elm.
Hot Talent: Patrick Brian Jones.
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Hot Talent: Fashion Forward
In the living room of a contemporary home, Fanny Zigdon and Lisa Steinhardt conveyed style and simplicity through symmetry and a neutral backdrop.
Hot Talent: Lisa Steinhardt and Fanny Zigdon
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Hot Talent: Leading Edge
In the master bedroom of his parents' North Carolina home, Christopher Patrick chose deep gray Maya Romanoff wallpaper and offset it with shades of green and taupe.
Hot Talent: Christopher Patrick
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Hot Talent: A Fresh Twist
In the living room of a 1950s-era home, Studio Mod(ish) contrasted wine-colored walls with white furniture and accessories.
Hot Talent: Studio Mod(ish)
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Hot Talent: Practical Luxury
Jennifer Wagner Schmidt updated a living room with a tranquil, high-end feel while still keeping the space practical.
Hot Talent: Jennifer Wagner Schmidt.
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Cachet: Work Space
Joe Ireland and Julie Weber spread out carpet and fabric samples destined for a home in Potomac.
J.D. Ireland's DC office provides a perfect backdrop for creativity.
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Cachet: Design Celebrity Q & A
Expertly curated by Barbara Sallick, Waterworks's varied product line includes sconces and pendants made of cast glass.
Barbara Sallick, the style arbiter of Waterworks, reveals how to design the perfect bath.
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DC Design Center Update
The DC Design Center has found a new home in the Franklin Court building at 14th and L Streets, NW.
At least 20 showrooms commit to a new 
location at 14th and L Streets, NW.
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Let There Be Light
The Siso pendant from Estiluz, hanging above the kitchen table.
The latest innovations will illuminate your world.
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High Style
1/ Carry on Stool
This year, the latest furniture collections combine form and function.
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Tres Chic
Shazalynn Cavin-Winfrey creates a visual feast in the living room by using rich materials and textures.
By carefully employing pattern and color, Shazalynn Cavin-Winfrey imparts character and life to a run-of-the-mill townhouse.
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Private Tour: Caron Butler
The living room shimmers with faux-painted walls, iridescent fabric and a silk-and-wool rug.
At home in Fairfax with NBA All-Star Caron Butler and his wife Andrea.
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NKBA Awards - Best in Show
Elizabeth Cosby of Poggenpohl won Best of Class - Medium Kitchen.
© Jenny Yang
12 projects win awards for innovation and creativity.
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Crisp, Clean & Contemporary
Best of Class - Large Kitchen.
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An Elegant Solution
Best of Class - Medium Kitchen.
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A New Beginning
Best of Class - Medium Kitchen.
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Urban Chic
Best of Class - Small Kitchen
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A Modern Take
Best of Class - Large Bath.
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Fun Central
Best of Class - Specialty
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Relaxing Retreat
Award of Distinction - Large Bath.
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Function & Flair
Award of Distinction - Small Kitchen.
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Lap of Luxury
Award of Distinction -- Large Kitchen.
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Sleek & Spare
Honorable Mention - Medium Bath.
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In the Galley
Honorable Mention - Large Kitchen.
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Stylish Addition
Honorable Mention - Small Bath.
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Cachet: Design Debuts
Boffi and Maxalto have joined forces in Georgetown.
New collections and showrooms to watch.
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Cachet: All American House
The Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Pope-Leighey house has been re-imagined virtually by Corcoran College of Art and Design students.
© Steven Brooke
Sponsored by MADE: In America, a show house pairs young designers with historic homes.
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Cachet: Rugs for a Cause
From Arzu Studio Hope's Masters collection, a rug designed by Michael Graves.
Top architects create designs to benefit the women of Afghanistan.
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Art Studio: Painting with Glass
Kari Minnick's "Chain Letter" wall sculpture joins six parenthetical shapes in a 45-inch-long row.
Kari Minnick's luminous work distills abstract designs into translucent layers of color.
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Bazaar: Fun in the Sun
The Cricket II is a re-release by Brown Jordan of an iconic chair that was originally designed in 1979.
The latest outdoor products give summer its sizzle.
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Cachet: DC Design House
This year's DC Design House is located on Foxhall Road in DC; it was designed by GTM Architects.
The DC Design House is open for tours April 14 to May 12.
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Bazaar: Home Grown
Hardwood Artisans' 42,000-square-foot Culpeper, Virginia, facility.
DC-area artisans create furniture that embodies style and innovation.
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2013 Designers' Choice Awards
A project by Richard Williams.
© Maxwell Mackenkie
Our annual survey of area designers and architects reveals their industry favorites.
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5 Amazing Kitchens: Visual Balance
The island that houses the sink offers views of the outdoors for those on dish duty.
Biedermeier-style cabinetry lends distinction to a lavishly appointed kitchen by Jennifer Gilmer.
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5 Amazing Kitchens: Sustainable Style
At one end of the roomy kitchen, an open dining room brings in plenty of light.
Designer Sheryl Steinberg creates a "California coastal" aesthetic in her own kitchen renovation.
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5 Amazing Kitchens: Open Plan
From the kitchen, the living and dining areas open out, revealing expansive views of the wooded property.
An airy, integrated design imbues a modern kitchen with a crisp, European look.
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5 Amazing Kitchens: Inspired by Nature
Sharon Kleinman framed the windows to either side of the range with cabinetry to unify the kitchen space.
Sharon Kleinman marries rustic accents and sophisticated style in a spacious Bethesda kitchen.
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Cachet: A Curated Mix
Darryl Carter's attic level displays pillows and linens in a bedstead vignette.
Darryl Carter's eponymous boutique debuts in a pre-Civil-era building.
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Cachet: New Dimensions
David Mitchell's 3-Square Console in a bronze finish.
David Mitchell creates a modern furniture line.
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Cachet: Design Celebrity Q & A
Calligaris's latest collection includes the adjustable Key table with Basil chairs.
Italian home-furnishings visionary Alessandro Calligaris talks tables and trends.
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Building Character
The open kitchen/family room offers the perfect set-up for a family with children afoot, complete with durable textiles to withstand wear and tear.
Designer Marika Meyer infuses a McLean spec home with warmth and personality.
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Fall 2012 Art Guide
A painting by Gale Wallar, on view at Touchstone Gallery.
Top exhibits on the local gallery scene.
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Private Tour - A History of Giving
A view of Evermay's rear façade reveals its remarkable grounds; a wing on the right houses the ballroom where concerts take place.
A philanthropic couple turns Evermay estate into a retreat for celebrating the arts.
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Full Circle
Skip Sroka selected clean-lined, modern seating upholstered in white for the living room, with colorful throw pillows and a coffee table by Dakota Jackson to enliven the space.
Interior Designer Skip Sroka breathes new life into a rundown contemporary in Arlington.
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Cachet: Celebrating Craft
On display: "Small Cups on Boxes" by Judit Varga.
The Washington Craft Show comes to town November 16 to 18.
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Cachet: Holiday Cheer
A detail from a holiday tree by interior designer Rosie Sauser.
On December 16, Georgetown Jingle decks the halls for a worthy cause.
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Cachet: Design Debut
The Vero Collection of occasional seating includes benches with sleek glass frames and white upholstered cushions.
Jacobsen Architecture teams with Archer to reproduce its iconic furniture creations.
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Cachet: Celebrity Q&A with Thomas Pheasant
Thomas Pheasant's new collection for Baker includes the Athens Lounge Chair.
The Washington-based designer unveils his fourth collection for Baker Furniture.
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Bazaar: Cutting Edge
A sofa from Eilersen.
The latest international furniture finds reveal bold, innovative vision.
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Bathing Beauties: A Wooded Escape
This bathroom overlooking the forest is composed of two stainless-steel volumes: the vanity on one side and the tub on the other.
A stunning retreat gives bath time new meaning.
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Bathing Beauties: Soothing Refuge
The clean-lined, modern bath boasts a fully enclosed steam shower and porcelain tile floors.
A stunning retreat gives bath time new meaning.
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Bathing Beauties: Back to Nature
Ludwick selected warm teak cabinetry and river rock in her design.
A stunning retreat gives bath time new meaning.
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Bathing Beauties: Timeless Glamour
In the luxurious master bath, sumptuous materials abound including marble surfaces, satin drapes and sparkling light fixtures.
A stunning retreat gives bath time new meaning.
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Bathing Beauties: Waterfront Spa
Curved glass walls, partially frosted for privacy, screen off the shower and commode at the far end of the bath.
A stunning retreat gives bath time new meaning.
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Bazaar: Bath Time
The CTline of shelving designed by Victor Vasilev for Boffi.
New products bring fun and innovation to the bath.
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Cachet: Gallery Watch
A detail of a 1979 print by William Christenberry.
Two new art shows come to DC.
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Cachet: Going Green
Tools of the trade: Designers roll up their sleeves and got creative for the Maryland Green Designer Show House.
The Maryland Green Designer Show Home debuts in September.
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Cachet: Creative Flair
The Cary Armoire from Shine by SHO shares space with an eclectic collection of accessories and art in Showroom 1412.
Lori Graham's innovative new showroom deftly combines fine art and design.
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Cachet: A Celebrity Q & A with Michael Aram
Michael Aram's recent work includes (clockwise from left) the large Ocean Coral Serving Bowl, the medium Bamboo Serving Bowl and the small Black Orchid Bowl.
In town to unveil his fall collection, Michael Aram dishes on the creative process.
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Art Studio: Toying with Nature
Oleg Konstantinov creates intricate sterling silver sculptures; the tail of this gecko has 27 separate segments.
Russian artist Oleg Konstantinov's exquisitely formed, articulated sculptures carry on a 19th-century Japanese art form.
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Coastal Refuge
Erin Paige Pitts's Shingle-style house overlooks the Magothy River.
Erin Paige Pitts creates a family home on Gibson Island that is laid-back and chic, but never shabby.
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East Meets West
Sherif placed antique Chinese chairs in the converted dining room, along with an obelisk he designed to display books.
Interior and lighting designer Zach Sherif creates an exotic vibe in his renovated Bloomingdale row house.
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Belgian Holiday
The newly renovated, 200-year-old farmhouse looks completely at home nestled into the countryside.
Designer Natascha Folens transforms a dilapidated farmhouse into an inviting vacation retreat.
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Collected Style
The owners were drawn to the home by its ample front porch and "good bones."
With help from architect Merle Thorpe, interior designer Martha Vicas revives her 1925 Four Square home in Cleveland Park.
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Design House Chic
The L'Orangerie, designed by Kelley Proxmire.
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A host of talented designers infused the 2012 DC Design House with color, originality and flair.
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Cachet: Q & A with Celebrity Designer Luca Missoni
Missoni's new line includes the Nap lounger, the Bubble light and assorted pillows and poufs.
The Italian designer visited DC to unveil Missoni Home's new collection.
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Cachet: Melting Pot
Floating Earth, the tray designed by Ma Yan Song, combines stainless steel and wood.
Alessi taps eight Chinese architects to collaborate on a new collection.
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Lighting the Way
Tracy Glover's Silver Lining chandelier.
Bright new options for illuminating your world.
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Bazaar: Mod Squad
Baltus's Picasso chair.
The latest contemporary furnishings embody innovation and style.
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Hot Talent: Perfect Choice
In the master bedroom of an Ellicott City show house, Dastvan was inspired by a Lee Jofa fabric.
Up-and-coming designer Julie Dastvan.
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Hot Talent: Change Artist
Durable yet sophisticated furnishings make the family room of a Lutherville home a comfy hangout.
Up-and-coming designer Elizabeth Reich.
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Hot Talent: Global Viewpoint
For the HGTV show "Showhouse Showdown," Molnar went mod in the kitchen with lime green walls and a table from Design Within Reach.
Darren Higgins, HGTV/Scripps Network
Up-and-coming designer Darlene Molnar.
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Hot Talent: Outside the Box
For the redesign of a classic Colonial home in Kalorama, Allen created a formal living room with modern flair.
Brittany Evers
Up and coming designer J. Allen.
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Young Visionaries
Vivian Beer welds steel into sinuous and sculptural seating.
The Renwick spotlights 40 rising stars in the world of craft.
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Hot Talent: Diverse Portfolio
McGovern designed a model unit in DC's 1020 Monroe condo with a "soft modern" mix of furnishings from BoConcept.
Up-and-coming designer Will McGovern.
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Private Tour: Affairs of State
Ambassador Neil Parsan stands at the bottom of the formal staircase leading up to the second floor of the embassy.
A design team transforms a mansion to house the Embassy of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.
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Easy-Going Elegance
In the elegant yet inviting piano room, the owner's daughter has space to practice her music
Designer Elizabeth Krial refines an outdated home with serenity, comfort and feminine flair.
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A Perfect Transition
A clean-lined, traditionally styled kitchen by Jennifer Gilmer.
Large Kitchen: Honorable Mention.
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A New Direction
A renovated kitchen by Jennifer Gilmer utilizes space that before was poorly laid-out.
Medium Kitchen: Award of Distinction.
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Best in Show
Jonas Carnemark designed this kitchen for two amateur chefs.
Twelve innovation projects combine style and function.
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Portfolio: Modern Makeover
The living room boasts affordable sofas from Jesse Furniture, along with iconic modern pieces like the sculptural Noguchi coffee table and Wegner chair.
Interior designer Sophie Prévost creates a sophisticated New York City bachelor pad on a budget.
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Art & Engineering
"Farragut Spheres," an installation of illuminated metal discs currently on display at the Farragut West Metro.
The dynamic work of Michael Enn Sirvet explores 
the connection between science and sculpture.
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Holiday at Home
Davida Rodriguez chose custom colors and finishes for the luxurious master bath of a vacation home.
Large Bath: Honorable Mention.
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Sophisticated Style
A bath by Christopher Cahill is both stylish and inviting.
Large Bath: Award of Distinction.
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An Artful Design
A custom vanity appears to float against a marble backdrop.
Large Bath: Best of Class.
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Clean & Simple
French doors impart a sense of space to a small kitchen designed by Kelly Davies of p + p construction.
Small Kitchen: Award of Distinction.
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A Worldly Approach
Davida Rodriguez created a functional space out of a cramped one for a client in a DC row house.
Small Kitchen: Best of Class.
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Chef's Special
A sleek kitchen from Carnemark admits lots of natural light.
Medium Kitchen: Best of Class.
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Timeless Classic
An award-winning kitchen designed by Hedy Shashaani for Jack Rosen Custom Kitchens.
Large Kitchen: Honorable Mention.
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Contemporary Chic
An award-winning kitchen by Larry Rosen of Jack Rosen Custom Kitchens.
Large Kitchen: Best of Class.
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A Modern Backdrop
A kitchen designed by Michael Stehlik for CARNEMARK.
Large Kitchen: Award of Disctinction.
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Cachet: Design Preview
Created by Design in a Day, the second floor foyer of the DC Design House makes a bold statement in a small space.
Don't miss the 2012 DC Design House, open through May 13.
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Cachet: Grand Openings
Jonathan Adler's new Uncle Sam Hand.
Georgetown welcomes the latest crop of design venues.
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Cachet: On the Bookshelf
A section of the cover of "Living Traditions: Interiors by Matthew Patrick Smyth."
A trio of interior designers are showcased in new publications.
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Casual Chic
A Cappellini chair covered in a swirling pattern of Pucci fabric creates a focal point in Mary Amons's living room.
Behind the scenes of "The Real Housewives of DC," Mary Amons's stylish home revolves around her family of seven.
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A Perfect Blend
In the spacious family room, designer Skip Sroka cultivated a clean-lined, inviting sensibility.
A talented design team melds modern and classic in a home for builder Jim Gibson and his wife Dana.
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Cachet: Richmond Style
Designer Jennifer Stoner will be one of the vendors, offering items like a wing-back chair by Bernhardt Interiors.
A new design center opens in Richmond.
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Bazaar: Fab Furnishings
The Fielding Sofa by Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams.
The latest furniture finds embody style, innovation and warmth.
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Art Studio: New Dimensions
Peter Charles works in a variety of media, the newest of which is the folding screen, exemplified in his studio by a work in progress.
Artist and Georgetown University professor Peter Charles blurs the lines between painting and object.
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A Spare Touch
In the living room, the furnishings reflect designer Jean-Michel Frank's penchant for comfort, simple lines and rich textures.
Nestor Santa-Cruz evokes the pared-down aesthetic of French designer Jean Michel-Frank in a home in Alexandria.
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All in the Details
In the spacious living room, guests congregate in one of two conversation areas.
Kelley Proxmire combines practicality, elegance and a soft restful palette in a traditional Kenwood home.
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Kitchen Karma
A complete kitchen by Porcelanosa.
The latest products adds practicality and pizazz to mealtime.
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5 Cool Kitchens: Class Act
The kitchen's nine-foot ceilings enabled Rosen to install two levels of above-counter cabinetry for extra storage.
Larry Rosen designs a classic white kitchen for a traditional home.
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5 Cool Kitchens: Form & Function
Gilmer took advantage of an angled space to create a visually compelling kitchen; freestanding cabinets with sliding shoji doors provide storage.
Jennifer Gilmer tames a tricky space to create a convenient, comfortable kitchen.
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5 Cool Kitchens: A Bold Change
In the new kitchen, bright green cabinetry adds a lively contrast to the white CaesarStone countertops.
Architect John Heltzel expands a kitchen to create a sense of openness and modern style.
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5 Cool Kitchens: Middle Ground
Lois Kennedy replaced an original window with a new, arched version in the freshly redesigned kitchen.
Lois Kennedy creates a classic kitchen with a touch of modern.
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5 Cool Kitchens: A Crafted Look
In a kitchen by Savena Doychinov, a Milano hood by Zephyr makes a dramatic statement.
Savena Doychinov gives a disjointed kitchen a new lease on life.
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Living Large
The loft's open plan encompasses living and dining areas on the main floor, with the media room above.
Tommy Sheldon
In a wide-open Arlington loft space, a hip yet sophisticated home is born.
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Art Studio: An Ancient Craft
The Laksmi Pendant, which was inspired by a statuette of a Hindu goddess discovered in Pompeii.
Beaded-jewelry designer Maggie Meister finds inspiration in elements of antiquity.
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Cachet: A National Event
The hand-blown glass Sunnyside Bowl by Thomas Maras.
The American Craft Council Show comes to Baltimore.
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A Modern Outlook
A beloved Maison Jansen table in a white lacquer finish makes a bold statement in Lori Graham's dining room.
Designer Lori Graham deftly blended original architecture with updated interiors in her Dupont Circle home.
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A Charmed Life
Darrell Green plays pool in his rec room, surrounded by memorabilia from his award-winning career.
Hall of Fame Redskins cornerback Darrell Green talks pro football, staying fit and the meaning of home.
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Bucking the Trend
Gallery Owners: Craig Applelbaum, Margaret Heiner, Amy Morton and Adah Rose Bitterbaum.
Four galleries break new ground in DC.
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Portfolio: A Playful Wink
As designed by Karen Bengel, the main living space features a comfy Lissoni sofa and a leather Kyle Bunting rug.
A basement makeover adds a touch of whimsy to a historic Logan circle home.
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Cachet: FotoWeekDC
FotoWeekDC 2010 featured images displayed after dark on the facade of the Newseum.
This weeklong event celebrates photography in all its forms.
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An Elegant Solution
In the living room Santalla designed a custom rug and a new marble fireplace surround.
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Ernesto Santalla overhauls a Colonial-style Potomac home in timeless, modern style.
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Home Spa
A steam shower clad in colorful glass tile offers a curved seat molded to the contours of the homeowner's body.
A bathroom retreat provides the ultimate in relaxation.
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A Fresh Look
In the master bath, space was carved out for a large, glass-enclosed shower.
Pamela Harvey updates a bath with a clean, modern vibe.
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A Touch of Glam
Lori Graham integrated the tub and shower for efficient use of available space.
A 1970s bath is transformed into a modern yet welcoming space.
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Balancing Act
A tilt-able mirror hangs above a dual vanity that floats in the center of the room.
A master bath combines natural materials and modern luxury.
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Bazaar - Bath Time
The Haiku tub by British manufacturer Carron.
A plethora of products gives new promise to bath time.
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Cachet - National Design Awards
Gustafson Guthrie Nichol designed the Robert and Arlene Kogod Courtyard at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
A spotlight on cutting-edge work in architecture, interiors, fashion and more.
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Art Studio - A Dual Career
Dickson Carroll's architectural models include a new twist on the Cleveland Park Post Office.
DC architect Dickson Carroll's whimsical, one-of-a-kind sculptures.
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A Timeless Retreat
The Hawkins's renovation added a new wing and wrap-around porch to the original cottage.
Designers Suzanne and Bob Hawkins overhaul their 1919 Bethesda cottage, inside and out.
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An Airy Oasis
In the living room, Andrews placed a rug by Stark that evokes tidal waters receding on a beach.
Inspired by the sea, this Richmond, Virginia, designer creates a haven of calm for a family of five.
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A Clean Slate
Furnishings in the living area include a Minotti chair, B&B Italia sofas, Chista's Volcano tree-trunk table and lamps and stools by Christian Liaigre.
Robert Shields bids traditionalism goodbye in his new minimalist Georgetown duplex.
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Ode to Napa
The family room, featuring a vaulted ceiling and wall of windows, is decorated in warm, textured neutrals.
Shazalynn Cavin-Winfrey harkens back to her Western roots in an inspired redesign of her Alexandria home.
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Designer's Palette
Melanie Whittington combined a neutral palette with colorful artwork and accessories to create an elegant, eclectic living room.
Melanie Whittington breathes life into her Arlington home through color, texture and an eclectic sense of style.
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Hot Talent - Marika Meyer
Marika Meyer chose vintage furniture for the living room of a budget-conscious young couple.
Hot Talent - Marika Meyer.
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Hot Talent - H. Alex Sanchez
In a guest bedroom, H. Alex Sanchez stacked two tufted headboards and installed a custom frame around them.
Hot Talent - H. Alex Sanchez.
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Hot Talent - Lauren Leiss
Lauren Leiss converted a formal living room into a casual family work and relaxation space.
Hot Talent - Lauren Leiss.
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Hot Talent - Jason Hodges
Jason Hodges blended modern furniture with traditional architecture in this DC project.
Hot Talent - Jason Hodges.
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Bazaar - A Modern Mix
The Sushi collection for Moroso.
Style and innovation are the buzz words for the latest crop of contemporary furniture.
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Forces of Nature
"Displacement Triptych" evolved when the artist turned an existing piece on its side.
Karin Birch's mixed-media fiber works explore themes of hope, loss and mystery.
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Let There Be Light
The Rabbit Lamp by Front.
An array of options for illuminating your world.
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Game On!
In the main living room, Debbie Wiener chose the furniture for durability.
Designer Debbie Wiener spruces up home where sports take center stage.
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Italian Escape
Detailed in fieldstone, stucco and clay roof tiles, the front of Villa dei Fiori reveals the new wings architect Wayne Good added to the original 1900 structure.
An Old World-style vacation home inspired by the villas of Tuscany takes shape on the Chesapeake Bay.
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All That Glitters
The atrium, by J.D. Ireland Interior Architecture + Design.
The Washington Design Center's 2011 show house, DreamHome: Jewel Tones of Design, pairs eight design teams and area jewelers with inspired results.
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Lap of Luxury
A fireplace of Chinese red onyx perfectly complements the English sycamore wall panels and built-ins in the living room.
Custom furniture and sumptuous finishes add layers of opulence to a Georgetown penthouse.
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At Home with Diane Rehm
Her spacious living room reflects Diane Rehm's vibrant style and traditional sensibility.
In her sunlit DC apartment, NPR's famed talk radio host finds respite from tackling the issues of the day.
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Portfolio: Tailor Made
The living room color scheme sets a sophisticated tone.
A traditional Northwest DC home is updated with modern sensibility and sophisticated style.
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1. Invisi Series II wall-hung toilet by Caroma.
The latest in eco-friendly products make sustainable living a breeze.
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Bazaar: Summer Fun
Tuuci's Bali Bed & Sun Lounge.
Hot new products add sizzle to the season.
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Cachet: New Arrivals
Kettal's new double landscape pavilion with daybed and Bitta swing are now available at Contemporaria.
Contemporaria adds new collections to its mix and CB2 has its DC debut.
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Art Studio: Bright Ideas
In his Lake Barcroft studio full of bric-a-brac, Rick Singleton creates his innovative light fixtures.
Rick Singleton fashions one-of-a-kind lighting fixtures and lamps from a treasure trove of discarded objects.
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Style + Substance
The neutral hues of a Barbara Barry chair and custom sofa complement the encaustic painting by Lissa Rankin over the fireplace.
A team of designers creates an elegant yet playful home for a young family
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Ode to Nature
A step-down great room opens to the Severn River through a 23-foot-wide expanse of glass.
A weekend retreat near Annapolis reinterprets Arts and Crafts style with modern flair.
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Private Tour: A Home Run
Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts likes to unwind with his wife, model Diana Roberts, and their English bulldog Rocky on their roof deck.
To Orioles' second baseman Brian Roberts, his wife Diana hit it out of the park with her design of their Canton home.
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The Suita sofa by Vitra.
The latest furniture finds range from contemporary to traditional.
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A Creative Twist
A renovation expanded the former galley kitchen; its new layout provides added functionality and workspace.
Designer Jennifer Gilmer gives a mundane kitchen a new lease on life.
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A Fruitful Collaboration
The renovated kitchen features a turreted breakfast room with an antique iron chandelier. Opposite the range, a copper prep sink with a built-in cutting board makes cooking a breeze.
Ornate detail abounds in a traditional kitchen by designer Lois Kennedy.
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A Clean Slate
A 20-foot long island forms an axis with a wall of windows, drawing the eye to views of Rock Creek Park.
Architect Robert Gurney designs a contemporary kitchen in a home overlooking Rock Creek Park.
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A Sense of Self
The master bedroom juxtaposes elegant furnishings with whimsical folk art.
At home with interior designer Barbara Franceski.
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A Playful Palette
The entry hall opens onto a dining room with coral-red walls. Straight ahead, the family room offers views of the garden.
Skip Sroka uses color to bring vibrancy and a sense of fun to a new home in Bethesda.
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Living Gallery
Upon entering the penthouse, clients turn a corner into a hall displaying 19th-century paintings.
Barry Dixon designs art expert Evelyn Avery's West End penthouse.
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Art Studio- The Gilded Age
Avery Studios' new workshop.
Old World techniques live on in Alexandria's Avery Studios.
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Portfolio- A New Beginning
An earthy color scheme, textural fabrics and a contemporary rug make the family room warm and inviting.
Ricardo Ramos enlivens the interiors of a home in Fort Washington.
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In the Kitchen
Jenn-Air's new ventilation hood.
A buffet of colorful, cutting-edge products has home chefs cooking in style.
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2011 Designers' Choice Awards
A home designed by Robert M. Gurney, the 2011 Hall of Fame Architect.
Our annual survey of area designers and architects reveals their industry favorites.
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Fresh Air
An eyelash mirror and glitzy chandelier add a touch of whimsy in the dining room.
Innovative interior design breathes new life into a historic renovation.
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Cachet: Holidays @ Home
Fir branches drape the mantel in the living room.
Kristin Peake decks the halls with style.
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A Living Scrapbook
The living room displays art the couple collected during their years abroad.
The Embassy Row home of journalists Jennifer Griffin and Greg Myre.
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David Korte's silver gelatin photograph depicts the Capitol during snowfall.
DC's annual celebration of photography.
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Poliform's new 3,300-square-foot showroom in The Washington Design Center.
Poliform's new Design Center showroom.
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English EMPIRE
William Yeoward's vibrant furnishings are now available at Edward Ferrell + Lewis Mittman.
William Yeoward crosses the pond.
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Alessi's DC Debut
The Incanto vase by Mario Trimarchi for Alessi.
New showroom in Cady's Alley.
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Art Studio - Itinerant Artist
A recent commission found the artist at work on a mural depicting historic views of Washington and Philadelphia.
At 88, Virginia McLaughin paints murals with a nod toward history.
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Bazaar - Furniture Fare
The Bug Bed, designed by Paola Navone for Poliform.
A vibrant international furniture scene offers bold color, innovative design and a little whimsy.
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Starting Over
In the living room, Scott Hixson combined clean-lined furnishings with decorative architectural features.
Designer Scott Hixson reinvigorates a DC row house using vibrant artwork and a soothing palette.
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An Artful Transition
Paneled in mahogany, Levitt's study features built-in bookshelves and a large Palladian window.
Brown Davis infuses a Potomac home with color to complement the owners’ eclectic art collection.
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Beautiful Baths
A Modern Mix: Glass tile and Calcutta Gold marble keep the palette light.
Four show-stopping retreats give bath time new meaning.
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Galleries Galore
An oil on canvas by Matthew Hillier at McBride Gallery.
A range of fall exhibits reflects the vibrant arts scene in DC, Maryland and Virginia.
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A Creative Collaboration
Earth tones and clean-lined, transitional furnishings impart a warm vibe in the condo's living room/dining room.
Designer Andrea Houck upgrades an Arlington condo with inspired results.
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A 3-Dimensional Kingdom
John Dreyfuss's recent work explores the relationship between artist and armaments manufacturers.
Sculptor John Dreyfuss creates landmark pieces in a cavernous studio in Georgetown's Halcyon House.
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Boffi is Back
A minimalist kitchen by Boffi, which recently reopened in Cady's Alley.
Renovated showroom reopens in Georgetown.
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A Touch of GLAMOUR
Michael Roberson's Garden Room.
2010 Halls of Fame Design House.
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Bath Time
THG's Bagatelle Collection.
Cutting-edge new products offer a world of style and innovation.
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The Home of LaRon Landry
The sunroom boasts a new sofa upholstered in Kravet fabric and oversized armchairs by John-Richard.
The Redskins safety unwinds in an elegant Leesburg home.
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Hot Talent
The designers strike a pose in the JANUS et Cie showroom in Georgetown.
Five underdiscovered designers bring a fresh perspective to the local design scene.
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Home Sweet Home
The living room houses Saum's great-grandmother's newly upholstered sofa and chairs and a taffeta-covered dining table.
Camille Saum rediscovers her childhood roots in a lavish apartment renovation.
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Beachfront Getaway
Brooke Steuart's family room has woven-grass club chairs, a low pedestal table and a view of the ocean.
Cares are tossed aside at a retreat in Bethany Beach where guests are always welcome.
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Tradition with a Twist
A view from the library reveals the graceful staircase leading from the foyer to the second floor.
Eclectic style and graceful proportions are hallmarks of designer Skip Sroka's new home in Phillips Park.
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Georgetown Charm
A collection of antiques and art graces the second-floor living room, which overlooks a courtyard garden.
Susan Beimler creates a sense of relaxed elegance in a quaint 1938 row house.
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Cachet- Room & Board
Room & Board’s eclectic mix of furniture includes outdoor collections.
The furniture retailer opens in a revived DC landmark.
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The Luxury of Lighting
The GEA pendant by Arturo Alvarez.
Discover an abundance of options for illuminating your world.
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Date dining chairs, by Norwegian furniture company Variér.
The latest trends in modern furniture offer color, contour and innovatiive design.
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Expert Advice - The Right Lights
This entry features an outdoor lighting system by Lutron.
Local lighting designers share secrets of the trade.
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Art Studio - A Minimalist Motif
Katz's inlaid stoneware is both functional and graceful in its simple lines.
Potter Lori Katz brings a strong graphic sensibility to her clean-lined, geometric creations.
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Severn River Retreat
The property offers a panoramic view of the river. Click on photo to see before & after shots of this project.
Beth Kittrell transforms a 1980s home into a waterfront playground for a family of five.
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Cache- A Global Perspective
Barry Dixon (left) recently launched Barry Dixon for Vervain, a new collection of fabric and trim (right).
Barry Dixon introduces a new collection of fabric and trim.
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Cream of the Crop
Award-winning designs like this kitchen by Hedy Shashaani epitomize style and innovation.
These award-winning designs epitomize style and innovation.
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Sustainable Style
This kitchen by Jennifer Gilmer won an NKBA Award for Small Kitchen - Best of Class.
Small Kitchen - Best of Class award.
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Close to Nature
This kitchen by Robert Templon won an NKBA Award for Medium Kitchen - Best of Class.
Medium Kitchen - Best of Class award.
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Quiet Elegance
This kitchen by Hedy Shashaani won an NKBA Award for Large Kitchen - Best of Class.
Large Kitchen - Best of Class award.
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Sleek & Spare
This kitchen by Joe M. Currie won an NKBA Award for Large Kitchen - Award of Distinction.
Large Kitchen - Award of Distinction.
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Living Color
This kitchen by Nadia N. Subaran won an NKBA Award for Large Kitchen - Honorable Mention.
Large Kitchen - Honorable Mention award.
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A Bold Statement
This bath by Yoko Barsky won an NKBA Award for Small Bath - Best of Class.
Small Bath - Best of Class award.
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Beach Scene
This bathroom by Savena Doychinov won an NKBA Award for Medium Bath - Honorable Mention.
Medium Bath - Honorable Mention award.
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Room for Two
This bathroom by Ernesto M. Santalla won an NKBA Award for Large Bath - Best of Class.
Large Bath - Best of Class award.
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A Singular Retreat
This bathoom by Ahmad and Hamid Fadakar won an NKBA Award for Large Bath - Award of Distinction.
Large Bath - Award of Distinction.
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Art Studio- Made to Order
Kadire Biberaj embroidered napkins for an outdoor showhouse vignette by interior designer Annette Hannon.
Photo by Angie Seckinger
Kadire Biberaj creates custom embroidery for the region's top interior designers.
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A Soothing Palette
Against a background of putty-colored walls, the painting above the console becomes a focal point near the entry.
Celia Welch updates a stately row house with a careful nod to its illustrious past.
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Bazaar--In Vogue
The Classics City Club line by Stanley Furniture.
A spotlight on the industry's newest trends in furniture and accessories
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Visual Literacy
In the living room, a large abstract by Tom Downing is emphasized by stripes painted on the wall.
Creating a fluid, ever-changing canvas in the home of artist Sam Gilliam and gallery owner Annie Gawlak.
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Elements of Style
Antique Russian chairs complement the curved shapes of the sofa, armchairs, bronze coffee table and gilded mirror over the fireplace.
Designer David H. Mitchell masterfully combines art, antiques and modern pieces in media maven Gloria Dittus's Kalorama home.
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Full Circle
A bold use of color creates a playful vibe in the breakfast area.
A Bethesda home becomes a glamorous showcase for the owner's art collection.
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Going Modern
An EcoSmart fireplace, powered with denatured alcohol, frames the front entry and adds definition to the living space.
A dazzling renovation by architect Andreas Charalambous imparts clean lines and a strong connection to the outdoors.
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Country French
A graceful archway frames the island that holds the sink; through it, the custom hood and tile backsplash are visible above the range.
European elegance infuses the kitchen of a waterfront estate in Annapolis.
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Georgetown Gem
Granite countertops and cabinetry give this traditional kitchen a fresh, contemporary flair.
Kitchen designer Jennifer Gilmer adds a whole new dimension to the narrow, cramped kitchen of a DC row house.
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Classic Colonial
This farmhouse kitchen is both grand and cozy.
Portfolio Kitchens marries elegance with country-style warmth in a Madison County, Virginia, farmhouse.
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A Modern Mix
The blue-lacquered cabinets with stainless-steel appliances create a striking kitchen landscape.
A primary palette of cheerful blues and reds provides inspiration for an unusual contemporary kitchen.
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A Collector's Dream
Nineteenth-century opulence meets 21st-century function and convenience in this lavishly appointed kitchen.
A Baltimore couple taps Studio One to create an opulent yet welcoming kitchen for family and friends.
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A Fresh Start
Beyond the cooktop and hood the breakfast nook offers a comfortable spot to sit.
In the hands of designer Sandra Meyers, a rundown 1950s kitchen becomes a streamlined oasis.
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An Artful Approach
Comfortable seating and a casual, glass-topped table make the den an inviting place to unwind.
Designer Marlene Weiss Alexander uses traditional design to meet modern art in an English Country-style house.
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Richmond Classic
The reception salon boasts embroidered silk draperies and a triple settee.
Interior designer Jennifer Stoner updates a home with color and timeless style.
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Kitchen Karma
Miele introduces the Independence Series refrigerator and wine storage unit.
These finds impart style and substance to the most important room in the house.
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Art Studio- Natural Expression
Close up of "Plate" table display.
Judit Varga interprets the forms of nature in her award-winning ceramic creations.
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Window Dressing
The kitchen combines several different but complementary window treatments.
Carlos Interiors creates window treatments that let in the view.
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Industrial Art
An upcoming exhibition will highlight sculpture by Harush Shlomo.
The latest addition to DC's art scene, Industry Gallery will showcase design for the 21st century.
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Clutter Be Gone
A cherry-paneled family room by Absolute Kitchens, complete with cabinetry and bookshelves.
From closet to kitchen- projects that illustrate the newest trend in home organization.
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City Living
A baby grand piano and a lifelike sculpture by Duane Hanson dominate the bay of windows.
Designer Diane Gordy customizes a Chevy Chase condominium with bold, unexpected accents.
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Chic Condo Living
The formal living room opens to the master bedroom.
ColePrévost instills a DC penthouse with custom finishes and a calm, Asian-inspired aesthetic.
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Postcard from Vermont
Though newly built, the main house appears to have been nestled in its setting for years.
A Virginia couple creates an inviting home away from home for family and friends.
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Maxalto's plush Febo queen-sized bed.
The international furniture scene offers an array of innovative designs, vibrant colors and more.
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Art Studio - An Amazing Patina
David Bacharach fashions hand-woven wall sculptures such as "What if Peace" (above) and "Bamboo" (below).
Maryland metalsmith David Bacharach explores the tonal and textural possibilities of copper.
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Going Glam
Custom furnishings upholstered in velvet, silk Robert Allen sheers and a Murano glass-beaded ceiling create a luxurious environment in the formal living room.
William Powell replaces a condo's standard appointments with a luxe blend of custom furnishings.
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Country Chic
A stable and riding ring attracted Natascha Folens to the five-acre property.
Natascha Folens transforms a traditional Great Falls Colonial into a harmonious retreat that reflects her Belgian heritage.
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A Fresh Start
A frosted-glass wall screens the bathroom from the living room area, which includes an expansive sofa from Donghia, and a glass-topped coffee table.
Ernesto Santalla's bold, innovative design ideas give a Northwest DC apartment a new lease on life.
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Hot Talent
Designers in Contemporaria's sleek Georgetown showroom.
Photo by Jodi King
Six up-and-coming designers bring a fresh perspective to the local design scene.
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Bath Time
The Supernova tub set.
New products for the privy pair modem simplicity with tech-savvy style.
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Bazaar- Cutting Edge
Vitra's Vegetal outdoor chairs by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec.
The 2009 International Contemporary Furniture Fair ushers in a brand new generation of sleek, modern furnishings
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Old World Modern
The front hall combines ornate architectural finishes with elegant simplicity.
Interior designer Barbara Hawthorn breathes life into a traditional Colonial.
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Sleek + Serene
Rich textiles, including a wool rug from Holland, add warmth throughout the home.
Organic shapes and textures lend this modern Kalorama condo a vibe that's anything but stark.
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The Evolution of Home
A Murano glass chandelier hangs in the seating area adjacent to the kitchen.
Designer Patrick Sutton updates a serene Baltimore residence with color and whimsy.
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The H&D Design 100
Highlights of the H&D Design 100: 1. Bath Time
Innovations and public places that our editors predict are destined to be the classics of tomorrow.
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Classical Contemporary
In the living room off the stair hall, Brown and Davis unified the seating groups with a Chinese-inspired rug of their own design.
A Georgetown house is upgraded for the present without losing its sense of the past by Brown Davis, best known for decorating the Washington, DC, and Chappaqua, New York, homes of former President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.
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Dream Kitchens & Baths
This kitchen by Rita McSorley won a Best in Class Award in the Medium Kitchen category.
Many impressive entries were submitted in the first annual Baltimore-Washington Chapter of the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) design competition, sponsored by HOME & DESIGN magazine.
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Private Tour- A Subtle Sense of Style
In the living room the Bonds selected a pair of antique shutters salvaged from a Swedish castle.
A light, sophisticated aesthetic prevails in the home of Missouri Senator Kit Bond and his wife, Linda.
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Nature's Way
Jonas Carnemark's bath design received an NKBA Award of Distinction for Large Baths.
When they were ready to renovate the master bath of their secluded home in the woods, a Potomac couple decided to bring the outdoors in. They enlisted Carnemark systems + design, inc. to create the new space.
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Art Studio- An Artist's Enclave
Margaret Boozer's designs form a fanciful installation in the lobby of DC's Metropole.
Clustered near Route 1 in Mount Rainier, Maryland, a series of ordinary cinderblock buildings gives little hint of the creative talent at work inside-- a thriving ceramics community that draws talent from all over the region.
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Cachet- French Connection
The newly opened Yves Delorme concept store in Bethesda, featuring French manufacturer Mis en Demeure.
Yves Delorme has opened a concept store in Bethesda's Wildwood Shopping Center that marries its signature textiles and linens with furniture, lighting and decorative objects by French manufacturer Mis en Demeure.
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