In case you missed it

Here are some of my favorite design stories from the past week.

Tobi Fairley House Beautiful Cover

Tobi Fairley reveals before and after pictures of the home behind one of House Beautiful’s most successful covers (above).

More pictures of Ralph Lauren’s flagship on the Upper East Side. So exquisite!

Stephen Drucker, former editor of House Beautiful, to leave current post at Town and Country after just a year. I never knew the shelter mag industry was so dynamic.

Nominate your favorite home design blog in Apartment Therapy’s annual contest, The Hommies. Past winners include Remodelista and design*sponge.

One King’s Lane, a popular shopping site, has acquired the creative force behind Domino Magazine to develop its editorial content. Though I’m intrigued, nothing can replace Domino!

Coming soon… See exterior pics of the new CB2 store set to open this April in Georgetown.

Check out the pollywood glamour at this week’s White House State Dinner in a post by Semigloss Chic.

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Did you catch these design stories this week? If not, here’s your chance.

[Photo by Todd Selby]

Rachel Zoe selects 20 posh accessories for the home.

Nate Berkus and Michelle Adams, editor of Lonny Magazine, count down the top design trends for 2011.

Todd Selby of the popular blog The Selby selects his favorite photos of 2010.

Laura Bielecki shares her thoughts on the use of herringbone, zigzags, etc. in interior design.

On, an interior designer maximizes the space of his tiny studio with space-saving tricks.

The Washington Post Express features the father of happy chic, Jonathan Adler.


DC Design: Weekend Links

DC Magazine’s picks for Best of Design 2011. Keep an eye out for these design happenings around the nation’s capital.

Blissliving Home. The interior accessories company is adding London to its collection of wares. Applique pillows with red telephone booths and sheets with London’s skyline are coming to a blissful home near you.

CB2, 3307 M Street NW. Considering other locations across the country, the new CB2 in Georgetown is sure to wow. The nearly 13,000-square-foot space opens this spring.

District Architecture Center, 421 7th Street NW. Upon groundbreaking in March, Hickock Cole Architects will lead the charge in building what’s been called the “epicenter of Washington, DC architecture.”

Kelley Proxmire. Have a house that just won’t sell? Call Kelley! She’s not only an accomplished interior designer, but Kelley is also gifted at revamping long-for-sale homes for a timely turnaround.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial. We’ve all seen the model, but in August you’ll see the real deal. Nearly five years after its ground-breaking, the MLK memorial will open near the Tidal Basin.

New York University Campus, 1307 L Street NW. Perhaps not a 2011 achievement, but still cool. NYU is coming to DC with a shiny, 75,000-square-foot building complete with classrooms, offices, and a 200-seat auditorium.

Petersen House, 516 10th Street NW. Here’s a lesson in history. After being shot in Ford’s Theater, Abraham Lincoln was carried to a private home next door where he later died. The home of William and Anna Petersen is now a national historic site and is set to reopen this spring after a bit of reno. 

Empowerhouse. This may be my favorite link! Parsons The New School for Design will construct a carbon-neutral home in Deanwood during the Solar Decathlon competition this fall. Titled Empowerhouse, the home will use one-tenth the energy of its neighbors and will be sold via a no-interest loan. I’m pretty jealous of the future owner.

U.S. Institute of Peace, 1200 17th Street NW. I’ve passed the construction site countless times waiting for the day. This September, the day will arrive! Hope to see you at the grand opening of USIP’s new home. It’s modern, fraught with glass, and incredibly eco-friendly.

Well Built, 1541 14th ST NW. Sukio’s neighbor to the south will be hosting “Keeping it Close”, a panel discussion on local goods and eco-friendly design. Stop by on January 20th, 6-8pm.