McLean, VA (PRWEB) February 26, 2013
HOME & DESIGN's March/April 2013 issue hits newsstands this week. With spring right around the corner, this issue showcases annual landscape and remodeling awards that honor Baltimore-Washington DC region's architects, interior designers and landscape professionals-sure to give anyone fresh and inspiring ideas for the home. This issue also features the latest remodeling products to make home improvements a breeze.
Highlights from this issue, titled "Spring Fling", include where four award-winning landscape projects combine beauty and innovation; "Distinctive Design," where interior designer Annette Hannon imbues a mundane Northern Virginia home with elegance and sophistication; "Modern Clarity," where a design team creates a soaring, light-filled retreat on the South River; "In Vogue," where two Ivy Lane brings a chic, stylish vibe to a home in McLean; and "Penthouse Style," and finally where interior designer Karen Bengel unites two apartments in a hip, Rosslyn building.
Be sure not to miss Private Tour featuring the McLean home of former North Dakota Senator Byron Dorgan and his wife, Kimberly Olson Dorgan. Datebook keeps everyone abreast of the latest design events and art happenings. And as always, this issue's Indulgences tempts everyone with the best of the good life in travel, toys, spring fashion and food.
Read an excerpt from the Private Tour below:
Almost 20 years after purchasing their stately McLean, Virginia, home, former North Dakota Senator Byron Dorgan and his wife, Kimberly Olson Dorgan, had grown weary of its less than optimal spaces. The two-story family room was a case in point. “There was nothing warm and cozy about it,” Kim reflects. “It was cold and you felt like a little speck in this very tall room.”
The home’s spacious but poorly designed kitchen and run-of-the-mill finishes also left room for improvement. So after their two kids departed for college, the Dorgans decided it was time for an overall lift, and turned to Washington designer Andy Staszak for help.
“There was no flow to the house,” recalls Staszak, who came recommended by a friend of Kimberly’s. “It was just as the builder left it. They wanted to step it up.”
Taking cues from Kimberly, who, he says, has “fabulous personal style,” Staszak got busy defining a continuous color palette of sage, terracotta and warm yellows and conjuring a look that would give the interiors a “European edge.”