Decor and You DC stages Alexandria condo for quick sale. We were recently contacted by a local realtor to assist with staging a condo that had been on the market since April. The condo located on Franklin St. in Old Town Alexandria, is in a building that had recently been converted from commercial to residential and needed staging to help potential buyers visualize the space as a home. We were happy to help! level of the condo is approximately 350...
Useful tips for selecting area rugs. It’s true, area rugs are truly artwork for your floors and a critical piece to creating the overall design aesthetic in a room. Aside from selecting the particular pattern or design, knowing the right size and shape can be a bit overwhelming. When we work with clients, rug selections for a room are driven by the look and feel we are trying to achieve within the space. An area rug defines a space and can be...
We spend a lot of time in our kitchens. Even when entertaining family and friends it seems to be the place where everyone gathers. So, it makes perfect sense that the kitchen is one of the most popular rooms to remodel. It’s also one of the most expensive spaces to remodel. With that being said, re-doing your kitchen can range from a few minor updates to a complete redesign. Setting a budget can be difficult when you aren’t familiar with the...
Recently while I was on vacation with my family in Italy we traveled into Lugano, Switzerland to visit some friends. Lugano is 30 miles from the Italian border and just 30 minutes away from Lake Como (where George Clooney has a home). Sadly, we didn’t see George, but I did see some things that were surprising. After spending just a few minutes in our friend’s modern four level condo I was struck by how different it was from American architecture, not only in the details but in methods of construction as well. (more…)Learn More
Now that you have a better understanding of the difference between valances, swags, and panels we’d like to talk about how to determine which window treatment will work best. When we work with clients to design window treatments there is a series of questions that we consider before making a recommendation. (more…)Learn More
Window treatments are an integral part of a room’s overall design scheme. When you are redecorating, they should be considered in concert with your furnishings, flooring, accessories, and artwork. But to be perfectly honest, we find that window treatments are the commonly the last thing on the list. We certainly understand how that can happen; there are so many options in type and style that it can be overwhelming! So we’re dedicating this blog to explaining the different types of window treatments that are available. The list below will help you in understanding the lingo and descriptions decorators use and you read about in magazines. (more…)Learn More
Mixing patterns in your decor can be as scary as mixing the patterns of your outfit. You’re either a master at it or completely terrified to try! When getting dressed you have a whole closet full of items to experiment with until you find something that works. When it comes to decorating you have to be more deliberate in your selections and consider each investment carefully. Pattern mixing is definitely a popular trend and it can be a lot of fun and look great when you get it right. (more…)Learn More
It’s the season to be outdoors and enjoy the warm weather and cool summer nights (well, the ‘cool’ may be wishful thinking lately). This past winter, probably around the polar vortex days, I remember longingly thinking ahead to spring and summer days when I would be able to sit outside and eat dinner on my small front porch. In her book The Not So Big House, Sarah Susanka discusses having a function for every square foot of your house. We believe your outdoor living spaces can serve just as great a purpose as the indoor spaces. Why not make the most of your decks, patios and porches with some great outdoor furniture and accessories? (more…)Learn More
Our team is growing! We are excited to introduce you to our newest member, Julie Daniel. Julie will be working with our team as a Decorator Liaison. She will assist our decorators with their projects and installations as well as represent Decor and You DC at a variety of community events. Needless to say, she’s going to be busy! To learn more about Julie, you can read her bio here.
Welcome aboard Julie, we’re thrilled to have you on the team!