Category Archives: Design Advice

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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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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Living Room Makeover in The Post

McCandlish Design is the contributing designer for today’s House Calls article in The Washington Post. The challenge was to turn an incohesive space into a welcoming and functional room for a young family. The family’s living room wore many hats: … Continue reading

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The Clean Mud Room

Houzz.com’s ideabook “The Handsome Mudroom” inspired this entry with beautiful images of mudrooms – who would have thought such a utilitarian space could be so attractive?! While a mudroom can be as simple as a row of hooks in an … Continue reading

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Layering Rugs

A lot of people don’t realize that rugs can be layered to give a room more warmth and interest. The most common way to do this is to put an area rug on top of wall-to-wall carpeting. The rug on … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day

I don’t know how many people decorate their homes for Valentine’s Day. I suppose it depends on your feelings on the holiday in general or whether or not you are hosting a party or a romantic dinner for two. I … Continue reading

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