Week of October 19th, 2020 – Art & Innovation

Top 5 Design Posts of the Week October 25th marks National Art Day, an occasion to share some appreciation for the unsung heroes of design inspiration. Artistic expression can be traced back to caveman drawings and hieroglyphics and has come a long way since then. Though not all art is for expressing one’s deepest inner

Week of October 12th, 2020 – Kitchen Design Trends and Styles

Top 5 Design Posts of the Week October brings us Fall weather, darker dinner times, pumpkin carving, and plenty of candy. October 16th marks “World Food Day” and what better way to celebrate than by diving into a Top 5 Design list all about kitchen designs and trends from past to present. Whether you’re an

Week of October 5th, 2020 – School Building Design and Architecture

Top 5 Design Posts of the Week While heading back-to-school this year might look a bit different that previous years, some things will always remain the same. Whether it’s setting up a new corner in your home as the “classroom”, heading to the library, or donning a new mask while you wander less-crowded halls, we’re

Week of September 28th, 2020 – Coffee Shops and Café Aesthetics

Top 5 Design Posts of the Week The weather around the DMV is getting chilly, which means you’re either shaking your fist at frosty mornings or ecstatic to be wearing sweaters again. Whether you like or despise the dropping temperatures, they bring an array of Fall traditions and moods, including Autumn favorite: The Pumpkin Spice

Week of September 21st, 2020 – Design Rewind: Return of the ’70s

Top 5 Design Posts of the Week Here comes September bringing us cooler weather, pre-holiday pandemic planning, and of course the hit song by 1970s band Earth, Wind and Fire, September! If you don’t start humming the music whenever you hear that legendary tune, we’re not sure you’re ready for Fall. But if you miss

Week of September 14th, 2020 – Latin American Design Influences

Top 5 Design Posts of the Week September is Hispanic Heritage month and we are taking the opportunity to focus on the influence of Latin American Design. In more modern times, we’ve seen a shift towards just that – modernity within design. Chic, sleek, and seamless. However, there’s nothing quite like the feeling of warmth

Week of September 7th, 2020 – Aging in Place vs. A New Space

Top 5 Design Posts of the Week September 13th brings us National Grandparents Day, which is a day for us to spend some time (perhaps virtually) reminding our grandparents how much they mean to us. In this day and age, there are vast possibilities for those on the cusp of retirement, and it’s up to

Week of August 31st, 2020 – Southern Hospitality & Design

Top 5 Design Posts of the Week September 5th brings us the annual Kentucky Derby, America’s favorite holiday to celebrate a sporting event that lasts under 3 minutes. A brief history and a fun fact about the derby – it began in 1872 when William Clark’s grandson Lewis Clark traveled to Europe and attended their

Week of August 24th, 2020 – Pet Friendly Design

Top 5 Design Posts of the Week August 26th brings us National Dog Day, which is a friendly reminder to give your furry friend some extra love, or maybe add another mile on your morning walk. ACI pup and 9-year-old Chocolate Labrador, Cocoa, dominates the house with her ever-wagging tail and always reminding us when

Week of August 17th – Beat the Heat

Top 5 Design Posts of the Week As we enter Fall, it’s important to keep in mind the “new normal” and remember to do your due diligence in cutting the spread of COVID-19. Whether it’s switching to an online at-home based schooling system, working from home, or simply going out less and making sure you’re