Scour thrift stores and antique shops for brass coffee tables and other fixtures and you might find yourself transforming your living room from ho-hum to va-va-voom. Designer Rivers Spencer brings the glamour with choice gold features in this stunning living room.
Surrounded by freshwater and marsh on all sides, this industrial home in Northumberland County, Va., becomes a secluded retreat from the city. Large boulders layer the landscape and protect the home from potential wakes.
Located in Vienna, Va., this impressive 6,700-square foot home includes a beautiful backyard designed by Surrounds Landscape Architecture + Construction. With a terraced travertine deck and sleek, contemporary pool house, this outdoor space is perfect for hosting a crowd.
A teak handrail and horizontal cable rails fit in with the urban environment of a contemporary Manhattan townhouse garden and terrace space. It's part of an overall project by Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects in Charlottesville, Va., which won an American Society of Landscape Designers award.
Stone pavers lead to a re-circulating fountain in the garden of a contemporary Manhattan townhouse. To the left, locust slabs lead to a reading nook. The area is framed by ginkgo trees. The project by Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects of Charlottesville, Va., was an American Society of Landscape Architects award winner.
As part of the Virginia Green Lodging program, The Hollady House in Orange, Va., is dedicated to proactively reducing their carbon footprint. One of the ways they do this during the holidays is "by using Forever Lights, which are made from LED bulbs. They last for thousands of hours longer than traditional lights and use almost 80 percent less electricity." Photo courtesy of The Holladay House
If you have a built-in niche or desk, or even a simple bookshelf, you can replicate this look from Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, Va. Tuck a low-profile chair, which you can find by shopping vintage or repurposing stores in person or online, under the desk. Then, create a timeless display on the shelves or desktop. Chinoiserie is all the rage right now and doesn’t have to be a splurge, because replicas are available at discount home goods stores or sites such as eBay, says Michiel Perry, founder of Black Southern Belle.