The Art of Mixing Patterns

Seven Tips For Mixing Patterns in Your Home Decor

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…)

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Elevate Your Outdoor Living Space

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…)

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We’re Pleased to Introduce Julie Daniel, our Decorator Liaison

Julie Daniel joins the Decor and You DC team as Decorator Liaison

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!


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The New Decor & You Magazine is Online

Read the latest issue of Decor & You Magazine!

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.


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Powder Room Transformation – Small On Space But Big On Style!

You won’t believe this powder room transformation.

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.


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Creating the Universal Design Dream Home

Function and style define this universal design home.

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…)

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