Monthly Archive: May 2014

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3 Tips for Cool Window Treatments

One of the most underrated aspects of design is the window treatments. They can be so good, or oh so very bad… and let’s make sure you’re one of the cool kids when it comes to dressing your windows. Rule...

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4 Reasons to Rent an Apartment in Sterling

I first heard of Sterling when I was working for a fitness company (of all things) back around 1999 or so, as the location of a company warehouse. This was when I worked in Towson, Md., and lived in Columbia,...

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Modernist Delight in South Beach Gives Renters Brave New Ideas

Bob Marley may’ve shot the sheriff, but lucky for us, he didn’t trouble Miami Beach architect Neal Deputy. Deputy, who was hired as the master plan architect for the Miami Beach Community Church, found out he was needed on-site so...

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Taxi! Hitch a Ride to the National Mall on Miss Sophie

There’s a new way for apartment renters in Old Town Alexandria and National Harbor to get to the city this spring, summer and early to mid-fall, and she’s called Miss Sophie. This new water taxi service from the Potomac Riverboat...

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The Whole Interior Design Plan

You’re about to move into your apartment. It’s a big endeavor and we all get caught up in finding the big furniture pieces. Here’s the shopping list- In the living room we need to get a sofa, a chair, (or...

Figure out your style

How to Figure out Your Design Style

There are a lot of questions you need to ask yourself before starting a big design project but let’s focus today on just the aesthetic of the space. How do you find out what you like?! So many of us...

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Smart Tips for Brightening Up a Dark Room

Lighting plays an important role in interior design. It illuminates the room, sets the mood and adds personality. Interior Designer Candace Olsen said it best, “It doesn’t matter how much time, energy or money you put into a project. If...

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Climate Change for the Better

Since my last post some 30 days ago, we have gone from spring snowstorms to summer-like temperatures rising above 85 degrees. I am not sure if the media will blame this on global warming or if they’ll coin a new term...