Design Tips

Virginia Tile Showroom Manager Lynne Moran says bold patterns have been making their way into tile design.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Wrapping it Up!

“Trend forecasting” is always a hot topic this time of year, so we asked designers and showroom staff which design trends they have seen emerge recently and believe will continue to gain steam in 2018.

Zanadoo Large Chandelier | photo courtesy of Arteriors

Monday, November 20, 2017

Lighting the Way

During the dark days of winter, indoor lighting, whether it’s functional or atmospheric, becomes paramount. MDC showroom experts weigh in with trends and advice that will put your home in the best possible light.

Linda Shears used an oversized art piece to anchor this mantel setting. Photo by Beth Singer

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Mantel Décor

The holidays are right around the corner and many of us will be adorning our fireplace mantels with seasonal favorites. But the holidays aren’t the only opportunity to dress up this key focal point in many homes.

Amy Weinstein’s home underwent a massive renovation to create the ultimate live-work space.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Total Transformations

MDC’s “Total Transformations” Home Tour was a great success, so we thought it appropriate to highlight some of the dramatic transformations that were on display during the tour, as well as several additional renovations completed by the area’s top designers.

This teenage girl's room designed by Toby Sneider was inspired by her fashionable wardrobe. Photo by Beth Singer

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Fashion in Design

The fashion industry has historically influenced interior design. Although fashion was once reliably the forecast leader ahead of design, today’s climate is different, with design sometimes setting the trends. Here are some examples of what we’re seeing this fall.

Back-lit granite adds drama in this contemporary space. Design: It’s Personal Design | Photo by Beth Singer

Monday, July 31, 2017

Small but Mighty

Although they are often one of the smaller spaces in the home, powder rooms can make quite a large impact with carefully chosen fixtures and design elements. And while a high-style powder room is great, it is important to also consider the functionality of the space.

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