Home & Design

November/December 2006

Design with a Conscience

Abhinand Lath's Scintilla for SensiTile Systems The curators at the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York City want the American public to understand and respect the role design […]


Applause Vida Fitness in the Verizon Center  Designed by Stoneking-von Storch Architects and the Hallock Design Group, Vida Fitness recently opened in DC's Verizon Center. The 29,000-square-foot fitness center and […]

Georgetown Jingle

The Georgetown Jingle will showcase holiday décor by local designers.  Georgetown Jingle, an event held December 3 at the Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC, will celebrate design and the holiday […]

A Change Artist

A Change Artist Santa-Cruz counters the original oak paneling with mid-century-modern furnishings and a shag rug in the vestibule.  There are times when an interior designer needs to play the […]

Craft as Self Expression

Craft as Self Expression The year's Washington Craft Show will explore how distinctive objects can help collectors express their personal style. Held at the Washington Convention Center from November 17 […]

Playing with Color

Playing with Color In the high-impact living room, interior designer Justine Sancho punched up neutral walls, floors and furnishings with a pair of stools in cinnabar velvet. When a successful […]

Architects Fired

Architect Joan Fabry created a "Three Little Pigs" tea service with pieces resembling stick, straw and brick constructions.The English writer and art critic John Ruskin once said, "No person who […]

Home, At Last

Home, At Last In the dramatic entry foyer, a niche displaying a sculpture was painted by Buon Fresco with a highly polished Venetian plaster resembling porcelain.There's an uneasy paradox surrounding […]

On the Bookshelf

The Art of Renovation The Art of Renovation, by Barry Sugerman and Shannon Howard, is for readers who hope to transform their current dwellings into the homes of their dreams. […]

Light Show

Light Show Janet Saad-Cook's Philosophic Mercury moves across the façade of a Washington, DC, home.In Janet Saad-Cook's sunny studio, colorful forms of light move through the space. Arcs of gold, […]

Patience Rewarded

Patience Rewarded The fountain was constructed as part of the patio in phase one, and the pavilion behind it added later. When the owners of this Mitchellville, Maryland, home began […]

Poetry in Architecture

Poetry in Architecture Brenneman added a new two-car garage and a second-story library to the home. The Bethesda, Maryland, neighborhood where Bob and Joyce Gwadz live has undergone a renaissance […]

A Dramatic Makeover

A Dramatic Makeover The project added a third floor. Paul Irwin set the addition back six feet from the original roofline so it would not overpower the existing architecture.  The […]

Bazaar- Nesting Instincts

Aerial Crib by Nurseryworks With so many furniture options, specialty stores and stylish shopping neighborhoods at their disposal, homeowners can style every room in the house with just the right […]

Enjoying the Great Outdoors

Petro Design Build transformed a lackluster yard into a lush oasis complete with a spa, a fountain and a stone fireplace.  It's autumn in the DC area. The crisp, cool […]

How to Select the Right Builder

In partnership with clients, custom builders can create beautiful and unique interior spaces such as this great room in a custom home built by University Homes. Choosing the right builder […]

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