March is for the Librocubicularist

The Ides of March have us under Mother Nature’s thumb with the fluctuation and unpredictability of weather. Some days, especially on the weekends, we simply want to stay in bed and pull the sheets over our heads. Then our minds awaken and we crave tea, coffee or books. Termed “librocubicularist,” a person who reads in bed, would describe many of us this time of year. Let’s make that experience as memorable as we can.

Souper Stars: Eclectic Bowls

With Tom Brady and the Patriots on the tube, a cozy winter’s fire and a newly renovated kitchen for inspiration, I tackle a one-pot meal — the “souper star” for entertaining efficiency. But which choice of vessel to further set the mood? Classic white is always a nice contrast with any food color, but broths in hues of tomato red and curry orange look richer in indigo-coated clay or a sexy Nippon black. Vegetarian alternatives shine in porcelain, too. Here are a few to choose from.

Make Them Green with Envy

In 2016, Pantone took the radical step of choosing two colors of the year: serenity and rose quartz (that is, baby blue and light pink). This year, Pantone went for a trans-seasonal shade that brings a fresh zest of color to any room. Greenery is nature’s neutral shade. Reminiscent of the first day of spring, the color offers a sense of renewal. “This particular green is an unusual color: a combination of yellow and blue, or warmth and a certain cool,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. “It’s a complex marriage.”

Whirligigs: What Goes Around, Comes Around

The whirligig, an object that spins or twirls, may have started as a farmer’s weathervane, but it evolved into a recognized category of American...

Modern Traditions

As we count down to turkey dinners and caroling, our homes reflect holiday traditions and décor. Why not take something old and make it...

Watergate Rebirth: ‘Swinging Sixties’ Designed By Millennials

After purchasing the shuttered Watergate Hotel in 2010 for $45 million in cash, Euro Capital Properties put in about $125 million more and reopened the hotel last spring.

Keith Lipert Gallery Moving to Canal Square

Founded in 1994, after January the gallery will refocus in its new location on bespoke corporate gifts.

DC Design House Opens Oct. 1 on Foxhall Road

A fundraiser for Children’s National Health System, the premier provider of pediatric services in the metro area, the DC Design House has become an...

Gifts for Mom & the Home

Sometimes shopping for mom is a tough task. Here are some ideas for every type of mom in your life. From beautiful decorative accents to cute keepsake boxes, these gorgeous home gifts for moms are a great way to say, “I love you.” [gallery ids="102224,130469,130505,130489,130477,130494,130499,130484" nav="thumbs"]

Everything’s Coming Up Lilac & Lavender

Shades of lavender and lilac can breathe life into an otherwise dull or bland décor. A dash of purple can alter your home’s vibe, giving it a chic, modern, exquisite, elegant, sophisticated — or even cozy — feel. “I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don’t notice it.” ? Alice Walker, “The Color Purple” [gallery ids="102402,122657,122660,122673,122633,122640,122667,122652,122645" nav="thumbs"]