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Marika Meyer Demystifies When to Hire a Design Pro

Marika Meyer Demystifies When to Hire a Design Pro

Along with two other top designers, Marika Meyer discusses reasons to hire an interior designer

Hiring an interior designer has often been thought of as a luxury. But in reality, a designer can save you time and money.

Interior Designer Marika Meyer joined designers Barbara Hawthorn and Skip Sroka at the Washington Design Center last week to Demystify Interior Design. Moderated by Washingtonian Senior Editor Sherri Dalphonse, the discussion focused on when and why you should hire a designer.

According to Meyer, designers offer:

A Preview of Spaces 21, 22 & 23 at the 2012 DC Design House

A Preview of Spaces 21, 22 & 23 at the 2012 DC Design House

This is the Eighth of an Eight-Part Feature on the designers’ vision and progress at the DC Design House, which is now open through May 13th. The DC Design House benefits Children's National Medical Center.

Victoria Sanchez of Victoria Sanchez Interiors in Alexandria, VA, www.victoriasanchezinteriors.com, was inspired by her own children for the design of Space 21, the Teenager’s Getaway. “I looked to their likes and dislikes, and their wants and desires as I created this design,” says Sanchez, who is excited to part of the Design House but also knows the amount of work that had to be completed in a short period of time.

Ashby Ponds to Expand Senior Living Options with Innovative Apartment-Style Homes in Loudoun County

Meeting the demands of a growing Baby Boomer population, Ashby Ponds retirement community is set to introduce Red Robin View

(ASHBURN, VIRGINIA)  - The first of the 78 million Baby Boomers turned 65 in 2011, starting an upward trend of increasing growth in U.S. older populations.  In 2010, the U.S. Census indicated that “by 2030, all of the baby boomers will have moved into the ranks of the older popula­tion. This will result in a shift in the age structure, from 13 percent of the population aged 65 and older in 2010 to 19 percent in 2030.”

Selling Your Home When You Have A Pet (or Pets!)

Selling Your Home When You Have A Pet (or Pets!)

One of the questions we get asked frequently is how to manage selling your home when you have a pet. After all, a pet is really part of your family. And you want to minimize the disruption showings may cause, while at the same time making sure your home is as appealing as possible. So - what’s the best way to handle this situation?

GAYLORD NATIONAL UNVEILS PLANS FOR NEW PREMIER, OUTDOOR WATERFRONT VENUE

GAYLORD NATIONAL UNVEILS PLANS FOR NEW PREMIER, OUTDOOR WATERFRONT VENUE

Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center kicks off  the fall season with the announcement of its newest premier outdoor waterfront venue,  RiverView Terrace,  slated to open in Spring 2012.

“We are thrilled to see the construction of RiverView Terrace rapidly underway,” said Phil Coffey, Gaylord National's Senior Vice President and General Manager.  “The transformation of one of our prime outdoor areas will allow us to further set the standard for unique events in the Washington region and deliver an unparalleled experience for social gatherings.”