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Trends: In-Law Suites for Multi-Generational Living

Posted on: February 24, 2017

Spending time with family is priceless, and bringing your entire family together under one roof is even more invaluable.  We have begun noticing more and more of our remodeling projects are around incorporating an in-law suite within the home for multi-generational living.  If you are considering multi-generational living, here are some common themes we are…

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Trust: The Team Went To Bat For Us

Posted on: February 10, 2017

It started with a front porch.  For Martha the outdoors brings a vibrancy and connection that can’t be achieved within four walls. Her backyard is a collage of bird feeders, water fountains and greenery.  Birds can be seen fluffing their feathers in the pools of water and competing for a space at one of the…

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Design Layout: Using a Kitchen Addition to Bring People Together

Posted on: January 27, 2017

There is no greater joy for Alice than the joy of cooking in a kitchen surrounded by friends and family.  An avid canner, baker, and cook, Alice hosts a book club at her home monthly. Her kitchen area, however, was small in her Herndon home; preparation space limited and space for easy conversation between her…

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It’s in the Process – Communication, Trust + Design for Main Level Living

Posted on: January 13, 2017

Jeff and Jenny were on the search for their forever home. In spite of having several options to choose from, their forever home had to accommodate their personal style and needs.  They fell in love with a Mid-century home in Hollin Hills, Alexandria, and came to Sun Design to ask Roger Lataille to walk the…

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Project Spotlight: Award Winning Basement in McLean

Posted on: December 16, 2016

AWARD WINNING BASEMENT REMODEL MCLEAN, VA This basement was originally broken into several individual spaces which were underutilized and didn’t meet the homeowners needs or desires. By removing wall barriers, separate yet still connected spaces were crafted utilizing niches, half walls, and columns to incorporate a new TV room, wet bar, family room, study and guest…

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THE 2017 COLOR FORECAST – PART 2

Posted on: December 2, 2016

In my last blog I explored the Noir and Holistic color palette’s by Sherwin Williams.  In this week blog I’m going to discuss the last two Colormix palettes: Intrepid and Unbounded. The third collection is more energizing; Intrepid is characterized by the popular mantra “You Do You.” It is bold and vivid with a feisty…

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Exploring the 2017 Color Forecast

Posted on: November 18, 2016

As a designer I have a plethora of options when it comes to choosing paint; time after time I go back to Sherwin-Williams.  Every year Sherwin-Williams does a color preview called Colormix. Colormix displays four sets of palettes intended to forecast design and color trends in the coming year. Colormix 2017 left me feeling baffled.…

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Main-Level Remodel: A Client’s Perspective

Posted on: November 4, 2016

In a previous blog on Surviving a Remodel we interviewed a family in Springfield who recently had their kitchen completed. This Fairfax Station household transformed the main-level of their home, opening up choke-points throughout. Their kitchen was expanded for entertaining greater functionality was created throughout the kitchen, mudroom, pantry closet, powder room and dining areas. In similar Q…

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Surviving A Remodel: A Client’s Perspective

Posted on: October 21, 2016

We asked a few of our clients to share with us what their remodeling experience was like, and any tips they have for homeowners considering a renovation. Below are the answers we received from a homeowner in Springfield who recently remodeled their kitchen with Sun Design. Q: What was the main reason you wanted to remodel? Our house…

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Project Spotlight: Addition in Maryland

Posted on: September 16, 2016

ADDITION REMODEL GAITHERSBURG, MD These homeowners wanted a functional space that their parents, in their 80s, can easily access and use as a guest space during their frequent visits to their home. By expanding the backside of the house they were able to add a main-level bedroom along with a bathroom and easier to access back-porch.  The…

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