Thursday, May 31, 2012

Sean Ruppert as a City Council Member ?!? Interesting.

Well, it is possible if the city were made of Legos.  

Today is my first day volunteering for the Urban Land Institute in their UrbanPLan program. It's a class in local high schools and universities where the students actually go through the entire process of planning and obtaining approval to re-build a blighted neighborhood in a fictitious city called Yorktown. They plan the neighborhood based on the city's tax revenue needs, local residents feedback and the developer's ability to obtain financing and requirement to make a profit. The students will plan the neighborhood in lego blocks that represent various building densities, historic uses, parks and so on based on the lego color. Then they have to get all dressed up and present  their plan to the city council.  

That's where Sean Ruppert comes in, I will be on the city council.  Good Grief, me in a high school again, let alone Bethesda Chevy Chase High School?!?  High school didn't work out so well the first time around for me.  :-)

Below is a pic of the plan my team came up with during training. We did a fantastic job!




Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Updated Kitchen Packages for Naylor Court Stables

Check out our updated kitchen packages for Naylor Court Stables, we've replaced the previous appliance selections with Monogram Commercial Grade. Nice!


The Frugal Gourmet
 The Urban Spoon
The Barefoot Contessa

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Color Board for OPaL's Office & Model Home in Cabin John



Check out the color board my BFF (Shawn Evans, President of P Four) is putting together for our model home, personal residence and OPaL office (yes this house will have many roles) at Cabin John Crossing.


Let's recap::  sisal rugs, furniture and window treatment fabrics in shades of navy, gray and ice blue, burlap wall paper, white on white kitchen, charcoal paints, black hardwoods and lots of white trim details with chrome accessories and lighting.  All this plus my Great, Great Grandfather's marble fireplace for the breakfast nook.  It will be BA-NAN-AS, as Rachel Zoe would say.


HOLLY, DOGWOOD & CARPET ROSES:: OH MY


Homesite 71 at Cabin John Crossing Nears Completion
Expected Delivery:: May 18, 2012