House Calls

House Calls

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

How to make a mid-century modern shine

Julius Goyanko for The Washington Post

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

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    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.

    Tips for creating an inviting outdoor space

    Tips for creating an inviting outdoor space

    Versatile seating and colorful accessories bring a renovated patio to life.

    Making sense of a disjointed living area

    Making sense of a disjointed living area

    Creating distinct areas for reading, watching television and working will make a room feel calm and cohesive.

    Making room for nature in a small space

    Making room for nature in a small space

    Furniture arrangement proves difficult in a tight living room/dining room with floor-to-ceiling windows.

    Frequently asked questions about House Calls

    Frequently asked questions about House Calls

    Information about how rooms are chosen and how the designers come up with their plans.

    Bring life to a dated and dark family room

    Bring life to a dated and dark family room

    A Mechanicsville woman isn’t sure how to arrange furniture around a fireplace and sliding glass doors.

    Making room for hobbies in an Arlington living room

    Making room for hobbies in an Arlington living room

    How one designer helps highlight treasured folk art and puppets.

    Make room for overnight guests in a tiny home office

    Make room for overnight guests in a tiny home office

    A Bethesda couple want to create a space where grandkids can bunk.

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