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New Post House Calls Article

I was asked to help redesign a homeowner’s master bedroom for The Washington Post, and I had a great time! I wanted to provide a classic backdrop for the couple but also interject a little bit of color and contemporary … Continue reading

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Prison Hotel

Check out this former prison,¬†Het Arresthuis, in the Netherlands that was closed in 2007 and recently refurbished as a luxury hotel. From the inside of the guestrooms, you wouldn’t really have any idea that it was a prison. The prison’s … Continue reading

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The “Granny Pod”

The Washington Post recently published an article,¬†Pioneering the granny pod: Fairfax County family adapts to high-tech dwelling that could change elder care, about a new way that is being explored to help older relatives age in place (see the Video). … Continue reading

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Tiny House

In response to my Bali Open House post, here is a house that is very closed in. It is the subject of a Washington Post article about a Fairfax woman who built a “tiny house” for her master’s degree in … Continue reading

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Bali Open House

This Bali house is amazing for all that it has and all that it doesn’t have. Would most people feel comfortable living in a home without walls, even if it is in an environment where this is possible? “My Houzz: … 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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“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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