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...
Lighting is a key part of developing the design aesthetic for any room. In addition to the functional purpose of bringing light into a space, lighting is used to bring personality and style into living spaces. With the abundance of choices available, there’s sure to be the perfect option to fit your needs, taste and budget. Here are some of the most popular trends in lighting today. Crystal Crystal has made a huge comeback in the past few...
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!
The new Spring issue of Decor & You Magazine is now online. And we are excited to announce that our own Janet Aurora is featured in the Design Diary section on page 38. Read her tips on creating functional and inviting family spaces and see photos of her own home. The magazine is packed with great information and inspiration including a lighting guide, decorating with purple, and tips for creating your own outdoor retreat.
You can read the Spring issue of Decor & You Magazine here.
Powder rooms are typically small spaces, there’s no surprise there. What is surprising is how great design and the right selections can functionally and visually maximize space.Learn More
Decor and You DC was contacted a few years ago by a local family who wanted to build a custom home with universal design features for their two children with special needs. The homeowners wanted to create a warm, calming, and functional environment for the family that felt like home. The priority was to incorporate the necessary universal design elements while ensuring that their home would not look or feel institutional or commercial. With elegant selections and special attention to details, the home turned out to be their dream home! (more…)Learn More
Do you have a passion for decorating? The Decor and You DC team is growing and we are looking for a self-starter to assist our Decorators. This position involves researching products, pulling decorating materials for presentations, assisting with floor plans, preparing and editing PowerPoint presentations, and some administrative functions. You will receive on the job training as you work side by side with our decorating team. (more…)Learn More