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, it's no wonder that Michael and Mandy have crafted a great 608-square-foot home in Arlington, Virginia
. In a city where a large and affordable space can be hard to come by, Michael and Mandy have created their own world.... Continue reading Michael and Mandy’s Well-Crafted Condo
Ample square footage doesn’t have to be a prerequisite for designing a room with a spacious feel, but having an innovative architect might be. Janet Bloomberg of Kube Architects turned a cramped kitchen in this D.C. Capitol Hill home into a functional space with a serene flow.
Check out this brilliant idea for upping your kitchen space. The curved bar, while only 8 inches wide, actually provides a significant amount of under-counter storage for spices, small dishes, etc. Adding to the spacious feel is a bank of floor-to-ceiling windows on the opposite wall. ...read full post →
Who says fashion should be reserved for the runway? J. Paul Lobkovich of Vienna’s Lobkovich Kitchen Designs drew her inspiration for this spectacular D.C. kitchen from the queen of fashion herself: Coco Chanel.
One of the main focal points in this space is the range hood. Lobkovich designed it with a wedding cake in mind, using stainless steel and metallic tiles to complete the effect. A crystal chandelier from Burgess Lighting helped mirror the dramatic effect. ...read full post →
As seasoned travelers with a good portion of their married life spent in Japan, Peggy and Bill Breer had a plethora of inspiration to pull from when designing their Washington, DC Forest Hills home. Pairing their love for Japanese culture with their Cape Cod-style house, they were able to successfully bring the east to the west.
Stephen Muse of Muse Architects and Peterson and Collins Builders adhered to the traditional minimalist design and open layout that most oriental homes are famous for. To help the interior, local designer Valerie Brandt of Bethesda was able to track down Japanese art and furniture that made each room feel contemporary yet comfortable. Clean lines and simplicity fill each space with a quiet subtly. ...read full post →
Dick and Jane Stoker are art fanatics, so it seemed only appropriate that their Potomac home would serve as a kind of gallery for their carefully chosen pieces. And of course, the picturesque surroundings, highlighted by the river itself certainly help in adding to the inspiration.
Aside from an eclectic mix of colorful furniture, including awesome yellow tulip swivel chairs by B&B Italia, their living room also houses a breathtaking 40-foot stone fireplace, as well as a beautifully crafted cathedral ceiling. And as if that weren’t enough, this space actually holds original paintings by Pablo Picasso and Frank Stella, plus a cheery Alexander Calder mobile. The couple had acquired the pieces themselves, but Barbara Hawthorn of Barbara Hawthorn Interiors was able to bring it all together in one cohesive style. ...read full post →