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Local Treasure :: Conte’s Bike Shop in Falls Church

I discovered the new outpost of Conte's Bike Shop when I went looking for a basket to attach to my daughter's bike.  She also wanted a bell!  They didn't have a suitable size basket in stock, but the … [Read More...]

What I’m Reading

I grabbed this book off the "hot picks" shelf at the local library and dove right in.  It's great --- told from the perspective of the 4 main characters, it moves right along.  Delia is the sister of … [Read More...]

Before/After :: A Clean White and Light Kitchen

We worked with this homeowner to pick finishes that would reflect the new recessed lighting and highlight the new, opened-up design. … [Read More...]

Make This For Dinner Tonight!

I made a delicious dinner last night - and the best part was that I had everything I needed on hand! It was also good that everyone in the family liked it. I will share the recipe with you here … [Read More...]

Q/A with Pursuing Vintage

We recently sat down with Kristen Alcorta, the owner of Pursuing Vintage, to pick her brain and educate us on her brand.  She's located at 260 West Broad Street in the heart of Falls Church, and is … [Read More...]

Local Treasure :: Amphora Bakery in Herndon

This is where the magic happens.  With their huge commercial kitchen in full view, Amphora Bakery supplies its location in Vienna while filling custom orders from all over the region.  You can watch … [Read More...]

Before/After :: A Pair of Teen Bedrooms

Today we are highlighting a project we completed a few months ago --- simultaneous "refreshing" for two bedrooms (of two teenage sisters!).  They each have a distinct style aesthetic (of course) and … [Read More...]

Ikea Al Fresco

Usually we run into Ikea for specific items like picture frames and lighting, but we've noticed they are beefing up their selection of items for the outdoors this season.  This isn't just a smattering … [Read More...]

Local Treasure : Valerianne of DC

We popped into Valerianne in Herndon last week and found ourselves in a dazzling dreamworld of pillows, gorgeous wood furniture and original artwork we wanted to buy for our home! This is a fabulous … [Read More...]

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