Jura Koncius

Washington, D.C.

Home and design writer reporting on interiors, decluttering, organizing and entertaining

Education: Georgetown University, BS in Foreign Service

The design coverage of Jura Koncius has taken her inside hundreds of homes, from tiny apartments in Adams Morgan to country castles in Warrenton, Va. She's visited the houses of Martha Stewart, browsed the Milan Furniture Fair and interviewed Marie Kondo. She has reported on White House interiors from Bill Clinton to Joe Biden, and documented changes in the Oval Office and Lincoln Bedroom. She is obsessed with organizing and decluttering her 1937 D.C. brick colonial and writes frequently about the issues of downsizing baby boomers and their offspring millennials who don't want their stuff. She
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Designer Mary Jo Major joined Jura Koncius for a chat about decorating kids' bedrooms.

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A first look at how Melania Trump decorated White House’s private rooms

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Chef Elizabeth Karmel took questions on how to care for your grill

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The Room Rater duo answered questions on how to ‘Zoom your room’

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July 21, 2022

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These fixtures, which combine the function of a ceiling fan with the look of a chandelier, are catching the eyes of homeowners and designers.

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