House Calls

House Calls

Before & After | Design advice to help you make over your space.

Turning a sunroom into a space for three seasons

(Julius Goyanko for The Washington Post / Julius Goyanko for The Washington Post)

Fabric, lighting and furniture transform the sunroom of a Mount Airy home.

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Turning a sunroom into a space for three seasons

Turning a sunroom into a space for three seasons

Fabric, lighting and furniture transform the sunroom of a Mount Airy home.

Create a warm, inviting space with plenty of room to lounge

Create a warm, inviting space with plenty of room to lounge

A large sectional and warm paint color set a cozy backdrop for a Silver Spring family room.

Taking a tween boy’s room from Legos to laid-back

Taking a tween boy’s room from Legos to laid-back

Turning a soon-to-be middle-schooler’s room into a relaxing space for hanging out with friends.

Take a living room from cluttered to comfortable

Take a living room from cluttered to comfortable

A cozy fireside seating arrangement and well-defined landing zone transform a long, narrow living room.

Creating a soothing space, with room for a dog

Creating a soothing space, with room for a dog

Updated furnishings and a calming blue color add life to a Vienna split-level home.

How to refresh a tired kitchen without a budget-blowing renovation

How to refresh a tired kitchen without a budget-blowing renovation

Paint and add funky hardware to cabinets while upgrading furniture to breathe life into a dated space.

A living/dining area that can stand up to kids and pets

A living/dining area that can stand up to kids and pets

Durable fabrics, a soft floor covering and plenty of storage transform an Alexandria living room.

An on-trend nursery that stands the test of time

An on-trend nursery that stands the test of time

Parents-to-be in Alexandria want to redo a room for their baby on the way.

How to make a mid-century modern shine

How to make a mid-century modern shine

Choosing the right furniture and accessories to complement the architecture of a Silver Spring home.

How to incorporate a large television, without it taking over your living room

How to incorporate a large television, without it taking over your living room

A moveable easel keeps the flatscreen television from taking center stage in a Mount Pleasant row house.

Making room for books, and reading

Making room for books, and reading

Comfortable seating turns Mount Airy library into a cozy place to curl up with a book.

Creating a brighter, more inviting living room

Creating a brighter, more inviting living room

Tone down the paint color and add comfortable furniture to create a family-friendly retreat

Creating a serene coastal-themed basement retreat

Creating a serene coastal-themed basement retreat

Texture and color combine to impart a coastal cottage vibe in an Ellicott City basement.

How to create a soothing retreat in a rental

How to create a soothing retreat in a rental

Designer adds storage and style to a small bedroom.

How to break up a long, narrow room

How to break up a long, narrow room

Better furniture arrangement and high-quality accessories create a cozy space for entertaining and relaxing.

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