Thursday, April 29, 2010

Friend of OPaL on Display at Vera Wang Bridal Salon

Artist Matthew Johnston whose art we have been using in our model homes and personal residences for years is now on display at Vera Wang Bridal Salon Saks Jandel in Chevy Chase. No wedding plans anytime soon? That's okay. It is worth the trip just to see Matthew & Vera's artwork in person.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

TONE on TONE....Our New Fav Place to Shop

First order of business would be to call American Express and get a bump on your credit line before heading over to Tone on Tone in fancy Bethesda. There is something here for everyone from mirrors with modern lines to the most amazing 19th Century English Trunk. 'Tone on Tone specializes in 18th and 19th century painted Swedish antiques. Crafted in simple lines and painted in neutral colors, it is easy to understand why these classic furnishings fit so well in today's homes.'
Sounds a bit stuffy, however, everything is beautiful and a true must see. For shop hours and directions please visit:

Saturday, April 10, 2010

20 Designers + 35 Rooms = 1 Amazing Home

The 3rd annual DC Design House opens this weekend and this year's home is by far the most brilliant. The mansion on Bradley Lane in Chevy Chase is a collection of the most up to date trends for the interior design enthusiasts. Our favorite accessories would have to be the sphere in the living room made of drift wood collected along the banks of the Eastern Shore by David Iatesta. Even better the 36" plasma TV hung over the cook top is just perfect for pulling up your favorite recipes on the Internet or cooking along with your favorite Food Network star.
Tickets are $20.00 and all proceeds go to the Children's National Medical Center. For directions and hours or to vote for your favorite designer go to

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Americans say time is right to buy home: Poll Says

"NEW YORK - Nearly two-thirds of Americans think the time is right to buy a house, with a majority believing prices will be the same or higher over the next year, according to aFannie Mae survey released Tuesday." Read the entire article at