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(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: BITS AND PIECES (INSPIRED BY FALL) / DAY 1 -- MOOD...

(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: BITS AND PIECES (INSPIRED BY FALL) / DAY 1 -- MOOD...: courtesydesiretoinspireblog Peeps, I am so drawn to this eclectic living room. The owner(s) seems to have gotten all the disparate el...

BITS AND PIECES (INSPIRED BY FALL) / DAY 1 -- MOODY + CHIC

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(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: " PAY IT FORWARD, PAY IT OFF "

(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: " PAY IT FORWARD, PAY IT OFF ": imagecourtesymeganonamission Peeps, Going to bed hungry is an ordeal that no child (or adult) should have to experience. Due to man...

" PAY IT FORWARD, PAY IT OFF "

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Going to bed hungry is an ordeal that no child (or adult) should have to experience.  Due to many factors, the number of folks who depend on food assistance has steadily increased over the years.  The reasons are many:  single-working moms, the newly-arrived, laid-off-and-cannot-find-steady-income, struggling to make ends meet with rising medical bills, absent parents, and so forth. In order to provide for their families, many of our neighbors (in Arlington County) rely on the Arlington Food Assistance Center for help in getting through times of need.  In turn, the AFAC needs our help with donations, contributions, and volunteers in order to meet a growing need within our community.


On November 10 at the Clarendon Ballroom (in Clarendon, VA), a gala fundraiser is being hosted by the Arlington office of Keller Williams Realty.  Gayle Fleming, a KW agent, and chairwoman of the event " Pay It Forward, Pay It Off, " is determined to retire the mortgage of the AFAC permanent…

The Little Shop(s) That Could + Did / Day 5 -- PEAR TREE COTTAGE (Vienna, VA)

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(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: The Little Shop(s) That Could + Did / Day 5 -- PEA...

(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: The Little Shop(s) That Could + Did / Day 5 -- PEA...: photocourtesypeartreecottage Peeps, Frances Brayshaw had a life-long dream of opening her own shop filled with beautiful objects. A f...

(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: Friday Night Visual Treat---A Shot of Color (to th...

(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: Friday Night Visual Treat---A Shot of Color (to th...: imagecourtesyautomatism/ marieclairemaison Peeps, It's hard to believe that winter could almost be upon us. This morning called for w...

Friday Night Visual Treat---A Shot of Color (to the Brain)

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(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: The Little Shop(s) That Could + Did / Day 4 -- CH...

(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: The Little Shop(s) That Could + Did / Day 4 -- CH...: imagecourtesypinchgallerycom Peeps, Finding the shop--CHINOISERIE--can be quite a challenge; tucked quietly between Hank's Oyster Ba...

The Little Shop(s) That Could + Did / Day 4 -- CHINOISERIE (Alexandria, VA)

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The Little Shop(s) That Could + Did / Day 3 -- KLARADAL (Olney, MD)

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(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: The Little Shop(s) That Could + Did / Day 3 -- KL...

(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: The Little Shop(s) That Could + Did / Day 3 -- KL...: LarsSjoberg18cSwedishMansion imagecourtesytrouvaiscom Peeps, Gleaning through the IKEA catalogue, and numerous design blogs devote...

(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: The Little Shop(s) That Could + Did / Day 2 -- HE...

(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: The Little Shop(s) That Could + Did / Day 2 -- HE...: imagebycalfindercom Peeps, Many years ago while working on the living room for a client who I have affectionately nicknamed 'The Lone ...

The Little Shop(s) That Could + Did / Day 2 -- HERAT ORIENTAL IMPORTS (Alexandria, VA)

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Many years ago while working on the living room for a client who I have affectionately nicknamed 'The Lone Wolf' for his ability to track the best of the best at the best price, all the while juggling CEO responsibilities and the demands of a brood of beautiful kids, I was introduced to Zia and Firoz, the nicest guys in the carpet business.  The brothers own and run Herat Oriental Imports, and offer possibly one of the most comprehensive inventories of Oriental carpets on the East Coast.  Housed in a industrial complex located near the train-tracks, their warehouse (just recently opened to the public) is the place for professionals in the design trade to obtain just about anything woven within the past hundred years (or two, or three).  Hand-woven carpets come from about nine premier weaving centers located in Iran, India, Pakistan, Egypt, China, Turkey, Afghanistan (and parts of the other Caucus countries); can be generally classified into tribal or city carpets, and ar…

(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: The Little Shop(s) That Could + Did -- Day 1 / DAR...

(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: The Little Shop(s) That Could + Did -- Day 1 / DAR...: photcourtesy1stdibs/darrelldean Peeps, The question -- what happened to Georgetown? -- cannot be easily answered, yet some of the ...

The Little Shop(s) That Could + Did -- Day 1 / DARRELL DEAN (Washington, DC)

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(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: Saturday Night Visual Treat (for all the devoted p...

(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: Saturday Night Visual Treat (for all the devoted p...: imagecourtesyjjjjound Peeps, Just a quick thank you for all your emails. It seems everyone applauded the wonderful individuals profil...

Saturday Night Visual Treat (for all the devoted peeps)

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ICONS OF A DIFFERENT KIND (My Personal Superheroes) -- Day 5 / Queen Street Clinic

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(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: ICONS of a Different Kind (My Personal Super-heroe...

(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: ICONS of a Different Kind (My Personal Super-heroe...: imagesourceunknown Peeps, This is the season of sniffles, headaches, sore muscles, coughs, mild colds and so forth. This week the lan...

ICONS of a Different Kind (My Personal Super-heroes) -- Day 4 / Jonathan Gilbert

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ICONS OF A DIFFERENT KIND (My Personal Super-heroes) / Day 3 -- Chuck Fields

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VISION OF BEAUTY (MID-WEEK VISUAL TREAT)

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(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: VISION OF BEAUTY (MID-WEEK VISUAL TREAT)

(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: VISION OF BEAUTY (MID-WEEK VISUAL TREAT): imagecourtesyjjjjound Peeps, I wanted to take this opportunity to provide you with a mid-week visual treat, and to thank you all for y...

(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: ICONS OF A DIFFERENT KIND (My Personal Super-heroe...

(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: ICONS OF A DIFFERENT KIND (My Personal Super-heroe...: imagesourceunknown Peeps, I know that fall is here by the sight of falling leaves, and deepening shadows at about 6 or 630. Some morni...

ICONS OF A DIFFERENT KIND (My Personal Super-heroes) / Day 2 -- John Fales

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(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: ICONS of a Different Kind (My Personal Super-heroe...

(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: ICONS of a Different Kind (My Personal Super-heroe...: imagesourceunknown Peeps, For the past couple of weeks, social media sites and vigilant bloggers alerted us to a phenomena known a...

ICONS of a Different Kind (My Personal Super-heroes) / Day 1 -- Robert Parry

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(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: Beautiful Gardens, A Source Of Constant Inspiratio...

(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: Beautiful Gardens, A Source Of Constant Inspiratio...: photocourtesymichaeltrapp Peeps, The work-week draws to a close, and I look forward to sleeping late tomorrow, at least until 9am. Rai...

Beautiful Gardens, A Source Of Constant Inspiration -- Day 5 (Michael Trapp)

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Beautiful Gardens / A Source of Constant Inspiration -- Day 4 (ARTERRA Landscape Architects)

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(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: Beautiful Gardens / A Source of Constant Inspirati...

(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: Beautiful Gardens / A Source of Constant Inspirati...: photocourtesyarterra.com Peeps, Too often lighting is an afterthought. Beds are planted and a light layer of fine mulch has been ...

(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: Beautiful Gardens / A Source of Constant Inspirati...

(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: Beautiful Gardens / A Source of Constant Inspirati...: photocourtesydesiretoinpsire Peeps, I love the sense of purpose one gets in viewing and experiencing this path. As well the feel of a...

Beautiful Gardens / A Source of Constant Inspiration -- Day 3 (Paths + Walks)

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