Home & Design

July/August 2006

Garden of the Spirits

Garden of the Spirits Anthony and Elizabeth Wilder. There’s a special presence in the garden of architect Anthony Wilder that gives it an almost magical quality. He and his wife […]

Simple & Serene

July/August 2006 Ebony-stained floors and formal archways create a sense of drama upon entry to the home. The couple acquired the Grecian vase on the table and the Greek icons […]


Applause The Luce Foundation Center for American Art. On July 1st, when the Smithsonian American Art Museum reopens its doors following a six-year renovation, it will unveil the brand new […]


Architects and engineers designed sculptures out of canned goods for Canstruction. "Canspider to Eliminate Hunger" by Samaha Associates. Photography by Kathryn A. Brown.  Food for Thought Local architects build amazing […]

Hip to be Square

Wooden Tiles Artist Karen Deans had just finished a large, commissioned figurative painting when she decided she needed a background change. The Bethesda-based muralist and fine artist picked up a […]

International Furniture

The Dragonfly chair, available at Anora Home. Made of Italian leather, Dragonfly has a metal frame with a stainless-steel base. When closed, it’s a swivel chair. When open, it’s a […]

Art Enables

Artist Egbert "Clem" Evans paints in the Art Enables studio. Visitors to interior designer Matt Swingly’s bedroom space in the Spring 2006 Design House at The Washington Design Center were […]

A House Created

To achieve an Old World European style, Arlene Critzos chose a combination of stucco and stone with brick accents for her sprawling estate home. Lush gardens accentuate the property, along […]

A Living Laboratory

Designer Rob Morris. For Rob Morris, his new McLean home is a laboratory for his design and construction firm, Morris-Day, Inc. This latest residence—his sixth in ten years—displays an increased complexity […]

Floor Samples

Odegard's Fiesole“Floors are the largest areas of an interior, and thoughtful materials and patterns that lead your sight through space become hallmarks of great interiors,” says interior designer Skip Sroka. […]

Spin City

LG's Steam Washer  If the measure of a great home-technology innovation is its ability to elevate menial tasks, then today’s new washers and dryers are succeeding with, ahem, flying colors. […]

Chill Out

Miles Raymond, the bittersweet protagonist in the film Sideways, experienced a life-altering journey through Sonoma and tangentially whet the nation’s appetite for Pinot Noir. While vineyard visits are delightful—and Virginia […]

Selecting a Custom Home Plan

Adrian Edwards Custom Homes offers homeowners a portfolio of previously completed projects to use as a jumping off point when designing their own custom homes, such as this Georgian home.  […]

A Family Affair

Donnie and Pam Simpson relax by the pool behind their new home in Potomac. Donnie Simpson is living large. Really large. In 17,000 square feet with eight bedrooms and 11 […]

History Renewed

Designer Cindi LaPietra's stately Federal-style home is built on the former estate of John Lawrence duFeif.  History has a way of charming us in unexpected ways. Designer Cindi LaPietra toured […]

An Artful Spirit

An Artful Spirit Interior designer Susan Gulick's Northern Virginia home.  Tucked away in a well-manicured, forested enclave in the Oak Hill region of Northern Virginia, interior designer Susan Gulick finds […]

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