House Calls

House Calls

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

House Calls: Creating separate spaces for reading and relaxation

Illustration by Julius Goyanko for House Calls 12/18 in Local Living.

A Falls Church reader wants to have a cozy corner and an entertainment area in her long, narrow living room.

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    House Calls: Creating separate spaces for reading and relaxation

    House Calls: Creating separate spaces for reading and relaxation

    A Falls Church reader wants to have a cozy corner and an entertainment area in her long, narrow living room.

    House Calls: Updated finishes refresh a period home’s living room

    House Calls: Updated finishes refresh a period home’s living room

    A Herndon couple is ready to make some changes in their 1700s home.

    House Calls: A basement that is an empty slate

    House Calls: A basement that is an empty slate

    A Silver Spring mom moves the pool table out of her L-shaped basement and wonders what to do next.

    House Calls: A laundry quandary

    House Calls: A laundry quandary

    The laundry room also serves as the go-to entrance for a family.

    House Calls: Arlington empty-nesters get an updated living room

    House Calls: Arlington empty-nesters get an updated living room

    The couple want to redesign an area now that their daughter has moved out (and taken her cat with her).

    House Calls: From empty to intimate

    House Calls: From empty to intimate

    A Bethesda couple seek help with turning a big family room into an intimate space.

    House Calls: A come-in-and-chill-out foyer

    House Calls: A come-in-and-chill-out foyer

    A reader in McLean has a blank slate, and she needs help filling it.

    House Calls: A bold basement makeover

    House Calls: A bold basement makeover

    This D.C. resident loves her checkerboard floor, but lighting and furniture placement have always been a challenge.

    House Calls: Picture a brighter living room

    House Calls: Picture a brighter living room

    An Arlington mom seeks help with furniture placement, wall color and storage.

    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.

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