Posts Tagged 'interiors'

MBD: Coming Soon to a Home Near You!

I’m so excited. I’ve been working hard on getting my interior and exterior design business, Megan Blake Design, off the ground and am in final stages of getting all of the print material and website completed. Finally! I hope to present it to you very soon. Stay tuned!

MBD interior design website DC

Home Design and Couture for the Horsey Set.

The equestrian trend is quite prominent this fall, just has it has been on the scene before. Having once worked for an equestrian architect, I had the chance to rub shoulders with all types of riders, horse owners, and barn staff and see their homes and stately barns first hand. I tell you there does exists a fashion sense in the threads of the equestrian community and equestrian and writer Vicky Moon beautifully exemplifies that notion of this lifestyle in her book “Equestrian Style“. She captures the luxurious way of life with an unprecedented peek into the equestrian theme that flows through dozens of stunning residences.

Equestrian Style: Home Design, Couture, and Collections from the Eclectic to the Elegant

Equestrian Style: Home Design, Couture, and Collections from the Eclectic to the Elegant

I had had the pleasure of working with Vicky Moon in the past and do own her other must-read books. I may not have any Jodhpurs in my wardrobe, but I sure have enough tall leather boots to select from for my next day at the races. Add a nice set of Derby glasses, and three-horse head bronze keys from France, and my equestrian decor is headed out of the gate!

DC Design House Opens Doors.

I have yet to attend this years DC Design House, hosted at “Wirelawn” in Chevy Chase, Maryland, but my good friend Carole who lives on Tunlaw Street in Washington, DC is raving about it! Today’s grand brick country house was built in 1905 for Mr. and Mrs. Worthington Ford as a small stucco home on land purchased from the Chevy Chase Land Company. Since that time, the mansion was given the name of “Wirelawn”, played host the 1974 NSO Showhouse, and now welcomes twenty-two amazing local interior designers, decorators, and landscape designers as the host site of the 2010 DC Design House to benefit Children’s National Medical Center. The designs work beautifully with the architecture and the sheer scale of this southern Maryland retreat. I would love to have a shot at one of those rooms next year! =0)

Entry by Cynthia Ferranto Landscape Design.

Entry by Cynthia Ferranto Landscape Design.

Library by Victoria Sanchez Interiors.

Library by Victoria Sanchez Interiors.

Living Room by Frank Babb Randolph.

Living Room by Frank Babb Randolph.

Reception Room by Nestor Santa-Cruz.

Reception Room by Nestor Santa-Cruz.

Dining Room by Basha White Interiors

Dining Room by Basha White Interiors

Sun Room by Sarah Wessel Design

Sun Room by Sarah Wessel Design

Dressing Room by Celia Welch.

Dressing Room by Celia Welch.

Guest Bedroom by Michael Hampton Design.

Guest Bedroom by Michael Hampton Design.

Artists Studio by Tracy Morris Design.

Artists Studio by Tracy Morris Design.

Conservatory Terrace by Andrew Law Interior Design.

Conservatory Terrace by Andrew Law Interior Design.

All photography is by Gordon Beall for the DC Design Show House.

Amy Lau Design.

I’ve been following New York-based designer Amy Lau for a few weeks now. Besides her terrific design talent and creative eye for blending colors, patterns and pieces, Amy has received quite a bit of press in the last two years. Since 2001, she’s gained the confidence from a client list that includes top notch musicians and hi-end fashion designers. Just this year, Traditional Home Mag, House Beautiful, Metropolitan Home and New York times has put Amy on their top designer lists. Her talents have now filled the shelves and shops with new abstract rug designs, funky furniture, and cool ceramics. I need some inspiration from Amy Lau. Like now. Take a look…

Amy Lau Design

Amy Lau Design

Amy Lau Design

Amy Lau Design

Amy Lau Design


Just a Thought.

"A person should design the way he makes a living, around how he wishes to make a life" — Charlie Byrd

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