For years I’ve grappled with the question: Am I a freelance writer, or am I a blogger? I finally found my answer — and it’s the former. Welcome to jennifersergent.com. read more
After six months, I’m finally starting to envision the “after” picture with Brown Jordan outdoor furnishings and a fire table.
Seeing Scott Brinitzer’s landscape design come to life for our brick steps, planting boxes, rear deck and firepit area has been a long time coming—and it’s still not over.
Who ever thought faux stucco and orange marble tile was a thing? Maybe it was in the 80s, but this before-and-after transformation of a McLean master bathroom shows how far we’ve come. read more
The current owner spend three years overhauling this famous house—and christening it with a sign bearing its nickname. Here are the before and after pictures. read more
Twenty-two designers have decorated spectacular spaces in this year’s Kips Bay Showhouse, with strong references to the Gilded Age; the 1980s; and to traditional, escapist, and overtly feminine design.
The properties include a gut renovation by Christian Zapatka; a historic home with an indoor pool, the City Tavern Club, and the HQ offices of prepster brand Tuckernuck. read more
DC Designer Tricia Huntley refashions an aging Cape cottage into a chic retreat with modern charm that respects its architectural legacy.
Quinns Auction Galleries is hosting an auction this Saturday with more than 400 lots of Wedgwood pieces ranging from the mid 19th to the 21st centuries.
Marnie Oursler, a DC native and the founder of Marnie Custom Homes in Bethany Beach, talks about her work as Season 2 begins on DIY Networks’ Big Beach Builds.
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A one-night stay in Richmond’s Arts and Design District is a feast for the eyes. read more
Annie Elliott shares her nightmare-turned-dream story of the odyssey to find the perfect Chinoiserie backsplash for her new kitchen by Aidan Design and Billet Collins.
The president’s portrait has provoked some thinking about living walls—plants as a 3D replacement for wallpaper. I took a look at real versions of the painting’s backdrop—plus easier plant options for us normal people. read more
The DC Design House is closing its doors after 10 years, which has provoked so many fond memories for me as a design writer covering all its talent. read more
In its tenth year, the Architecture & Design Film Festival arrives at the National Building Museum. Read more about the program—and win a ticket to your film of choice! read more
New York designer Marshall Watson will be in DC Feb. 5-6 to discuss his captivating new book, The Art of Elegance. We got a preview. read more
This new shop on Book Hill in DC features English antiques, modern art by British artists, and UK brands such as Burleigh, Dartington Crystal, Daylesford and India Jane read more
When designers are asked to use their imagination, they have the power to amaze, and their table settings in the Washington Design Center’s showrooms do not disappoint. read more
I was crushed when the old Georgetown Jingle stopped—it was an annual fundraiser for children’s cancer programs at Georgetown Hospital, founded and supported by the… read more
A Watergate Hotel room where the burglars stayed and Ampeer, the former Dupont Circle Patterson Mansion, gain new looks that give a wink and nod to their histories. read more
Behind all the debates about the content and exhibits, the architecture and design of the structure that houses the Museum of the Bible is very impressive. read more
Blushing with introductions from Baker Furniture, Drexel, Koket, Haute Living, Pfeifer Studio, Romo Fabrics, The Rug Company, Tracy Glover and Twentieth. read more
Richmond photographer John Plashal has traveled the state in search of ruin; he documents his discoveries in a new book called “A Beautifully Broken Virginia.” read more
The new Vermeer exhibit at the National Gallery of art shines a light (literally) onto wealthy Dutch home life in the 17th century, and boy was it gorgeous. read more