Monthly Archives: May 2016

Myth-Buster: The Right Way to Test Paint Colors

“It’s amazing how you can see the difference when paint is actually on multiple walls in a room to test out how light hits it and the impact of shadows.”  
Denise Buck & Ed Johnson – DC Metro Realty Team
It’s a common image: Someone selecting a wall color paints several sheets of paper or sample boards and hangs them on the wall to compare colors. It looks artistic and even a bit hip, but it may not be the most accurate way to vet wall paint. We talked to five pros, including painters and designers. Here’s what they suggest instead.
Originally Published on HOUZZ by Erin Carlyle

10 Succulents That Make Pretty, Easy-Care Ground Covers

“Every year we try to do a least one new planting in the front yard for something a little different.  Some of these might be worth a try and look interesting.”
Denise Buck & Ed Johnson – Dc Metro Realty Team
Succulents, with their interesting shapes and colors, have become increasingly popular in the landscape. While larger succulents are often used singly as accent or container plants, smaller succulents are getting a second look for use as ground covers. As with other succulents, they are attractive, drought-tolerant and low-maintenance. Here are 10 low-growing succulents for you to try in your garden.
Originally published on HOUZZ by Noelle Johnson

How to Make Your Kitchen a Sociable Space

“When you entertain, you almost always end up in the Kitchen.  Why not decorate and design with that in mind?”
Denise Buck & Ed Johnson – DC Metro Realty Team
Do you want your kitchen to be the heart of your home and more than just a place to cook and eat? Here are the key ingredients for creating a welcoming space where family, friends and guests will love to spend time.
Originally Published on Houzz, by Anna Tobin