House Calls

House Calls

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

House calls: Charm City charmer

A young couple asked for help with the living room in their new Baltimore rowhouse.

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    House calls: Charm City charmer

    House calls: Charm City charmer

    A young couple asked for help with the living room in their new Baltimore rowhouse.

    House Calls: Making a large room cozy

    House Calls: Making a large room cozy

    A West Virginia couple needs help reimagining their enlarged space.

    House Calls: Creating a literary living room

    An Ashton couple wants a living room with a literary look.

    House Calls: Mixing the old with the new

    House Calls: Mixing the old with the new

    A Laurel woman wants to keep her mother’s cherry table as she updates the look of her dining room.

    House Calls: A beach vibe for a family of five

    House Calls: A beach vibe for a family of five

    A mother of three wants her living room to be practical for both her young children and casual cocktails.

    House Calls: Sizing down the situation

    House Calls: Sizing down the situation

    Couple wants a more proportional design for a new living room.

    House Calls: Catchall space becomes comfortable porch

    House Calls: Catchall space becomes comfortable porch

    A Rockville couple wants to update a porch that has become a dumping ground for firewood and recyclables.

    House Calls: A sleek, modern family room

    House Calls: A sleek, modern family room

    A Vienna mom wants a cozy yet chic family room for entertaining friends and playing with her kids.

    House Calls: Updating a family room

    House Calls: Updating a family room

    A Falls Church room that seems stuck in the ‘90s gets a redo from a District designer.

    House Calls: An Alexandria family room redo

    House Calls: An Alexandria family room redo

    Three sets of doors and a staircase make furniture and television placement a challenge.

    House Calls: A balcony makeover

    House Calls: A balcony makeover

    An Arlington balcony with some daunting design limitations gets a new look.

    House Calls: Oscar-worthy visual effects

    House Calls: Oscar-worthy visual effects

    A couple of movie buffs need a living room makeover.

    House Calls: From an ascetic to aesthetic master bedroom

    House Calls: From an ascetic to aesthetic master bedroom

    A D.C. couple recently remodeled their bathroom, inspiring them to rethink their bedroom.

    House Calls: A postage stamp backyard makeover

    House Calls: A postage stamp backyard makeover

    When there isn’t much room in the back yard, it pays to make the most of the space there is.

    House Calls: A living room makeover

    House Calls: A living room makeover

    A new vision, and kid-friendly furniture, for a Bethesda family’s living room.

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