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Cool Shower Enclosure

This shower enclosure design by Duravit is pretty genius. The glass shower enclosure folds against the wall to both increase the usable floor space of a bathroom and to conceal the shower fittings. And one of the enclosure walls can … Continue reading

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Fast Food Feeding Frenzy No More?

Apparently lowering lighting and playing softer music at fast food restaurants leads to “increased satisfaction and reduced calorie intake” according to Cornell University. Very interesting findings, especially since the research shows that the adjusted environment did not change what people … Continue reading

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What comes after Stainless Steel?

People have been speculating for years that stainless steel would be ousted from its position as the top kitchen appliance finish. And for years it has remained number one. While something is bound to replace it (eventually), it just hasn’t … Continue reading

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“Pocket Office” – the latest trend?

According to the National Association of Home Builders, one of the biggest trends in new residential design is the “pocket office”. The pocket office is a compact area with a desk space that is dedicated to managing the home through … Continue reading

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A Fun and Fresh Redesign

I am proud to have contributed to the House Calls column of today’s Washington Post. A young professional was ready to graduate to a more cohesive living space, and I was excited to help her do it with my design. … Continue reading

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Bid for a Good Cause

Want design help and a tax deduction all-in-one? Click here to bid on my donation of services to benefit the Montessori Country School in Herndon, VA! The winning homeowner (or renter) will receive my undivided attention to review a room … Continue reading

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Homes for Disabled Veterans

I really enjoyed reading an NPR article about the Wounded Warrior project. The project provides modern, accessible housing for active-duty wounded veterans at Fort Belvoir, VA. Famous architect Michael Graves designed the homes and tapped in to his own experience … Continue reading

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