Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Spring in Washington D.C. - DORO DC Designer style

It is finally Spring in Washington D.C. 

I was driving back from a much needed visit with my upholsterer in Fairfax Station, Virginia.  I have worked with him for many years and always find interesting new furniture designs when I visit.  Back to my drive...the trees are blooming every where I look.  Daffodils are up and many flowers are not too far behind.  

Residential Interior Design is blooming as well.  It is wonderful to see so many people investing in their homes.  I love my job, especially when my clients are happy.  One of the little girls I am designing a room for commented that her carpeting was the best she could have ever imagined.  It makes me smile now just typing it.  This has been a big project and will continue for a while.  One of the reasons I like these clients so much is, they are invested in making this house a home their children's friends will want to "hang out in" they grow through their teens.  It will truly be a fabulous, fun and beautiful home when it is finished.

I always say, "Inspiration is everywhere".  I grew up in New England where Spring is not too far behind......Take a drive around the D.C. area this week or wherever you live......  I promise you will not be disappointed.  Spring has sprung.
Color splash, the sofa reupholstered
completely transformed this room.

Eye on GREEN

Flowers, need I say more?

Photos from New England Home

The fireplace is right at home in the Spring
and Summer season.  It warms a neutral space.  Notice the touch of fresh greenery to the left.

Sunny yellow, HELLO!

A sun filled bedroom with flowers at the bedside.

The simplicity of a beveled mirror on
natural stone, outdoors, IN!

Flowers and white bedding, lovely.

I love this color splash!

The outdoor living area!
Bringing the outdoors in.

Happy Spring!  Dorothy

Monday, January 27, 2014

It's Winter in Washington... Quadrille on my mind...

It is winter in Washington D.C.

     This has been the coldest winter in over 20 years.  I don't like complaining about the weather but, it is a bit chilly for my liking.  I am grateful I am not currently working on a house under construction. It is difficult to set a foundation when the weather changes every day.  It was 55 degrees this morning and 20 degrees 8 hours later. Too cold for some of those wonderful outdoor living areas I have designed.

I was thinking about the beautiful fabrics from Quadrille.  One of their lines is called China Seas.  These fabrics are so beautiful they would warm up a room on the darkest and chilliest of days.

One of my favorite rooms!

I love the Ikat

Spicing thinks up in British House and Garden

all photos from:

Keep warm!