"Home Love" Interior Design Blog

Bold Pops of Color

Bold Pops of Color

For those of you who are still a little dubious about committing to bold color on a larger scale, such as painting walls or trim, don’t fret! You can still have a strong pop of color without the commitment. Here are a few suggestions: Create a neutral background and...

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Bold Modern in Ashburn

Bold Modern in Ashburn

This month we have been discussing designing with bold color, in honor of Benjamin Moore’s color of the year choice, Caliente, and because we have recently finalized and photographed a project that is different from those we are typically asked to design. We were...

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Designing with Bold Color

Designing with Bold Color

I’m not sure if you’ve heard, but Benjamin Moore’s color of the year is Caliente. It is a spicy red with warm, orange tones and it is very bold. It looks like the design world is making a push towards warm tones this year, so I suspect we’ll be seeing a lot of red and...

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Holiday Favorites

Holiday Favorites

Here are some of my favorite holiday decorating and entertaining photos from Houzz.com I love the rustic simplicity of this design.  Note that the holiday decor coordinates with the decor of the house, making it feel seamless and integrated. Photo by Piccadilly Design...

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Designing for Entertaining

Designing for Entertaining

There is an art to entertaining. I believe that the key ingredient to being an effective entertainer is loving the home you are entertaining in. If you love your space, if it’s reflective of who you are as a person and as a family, if it feels amazing to you and makes...

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Holiday Entertaining? Be Our VIP!

Holiday Entertaining? Be Our VIP!

Is your house entertaining-ready? Olamar is offering a promotion on our VIP Day service to help you get your house show-off ready. Normally $1750, book a VIP Day session with Paola in the next 2 weeks for November or December and pay only $1500. Call (571) 239-8845...

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Small Space, Big Function, Bigger Style

Small Space, Big Function, Bigger Style

A small kitchen gets a major upgrade Living in Northern Virginia can often mean living in small spaces that are often outdated and dysfunctional. These clients came to us with a very common dilemma. Their kitchen was tiny and lacked functional storage for everyday...

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Trends from High Point Furniture Market

Trends from High Point Furniture Market

If you follow me on social media you would have noticed that this month my team had the opportunity to go to High Point Furniture Market. If you don’t know what furniture market is, let me tell you, if you are a designer or design enthusiast, it’s like being a kid in...

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Home Love

Home Love

As I immerse myself in all things design this week at High Point Furniture Market, I can't help but be reminded of the reasons I got into this business eleven years ago. I absolutely love beautiful things. But it's not just that, it's not things for the...

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