Stark white walls can sometimes make a home feel drab, but wallpapering and painting are often long and tedious processes. If you want large wall coverings, what wall alternatives, or "wallternatives," if you will, do we have that are easier to apply and also easier to change? After perusing through some recent design work, we noticed more and more designers using wall murals in their projects. Wall murals, while similar in ways to wallpaper, are easier to remove and change when a homeowner decides they want to redo a room. Also, they’re extremely customizable so they can fit in any room or design idea. You can easily adjust the size and shape of a pre-made mural, or even get a mural of one of your own photos or pieces of art. The website www.muralsyourway.com is an online mural site that has over 7500 wall mural images for you to choose from, and also allows you upload your own images to be printed as a wall-size mural. Another neat feature of this site is that it allows you to preview any of their wall mural images in a virtual room that you can drag furniture into to try and give you a feel of what the mural would look like in your townhome.
With all the new developments springing up around Brookland, it seems that everyone is trying to get in on this established and distinctive Northeast neighborhood. There are a lot of new additions to the neighborhood, such as Chancellor’s Row, Catholic University Town Center, and the Rhode Island Avenue retail center, but what makes Brookland such a sought-after neighborhood of DC is its rich grounding in traditional landmarks and history. The Basilica, Catholic University, and Franciscan Monastery are three major DC landmarks in Brookland, but there is another longstanding Brookland establishment worth noting that, while smaller in size, is no less a part of this neighborhood's rich history.
Whether you're moving across the country or just across town, becoming acquainted with a new neighborhood and an established community can be a daunting task. Every town has its small quirks, authentic dives, and community development excitements, but how can you, as a newcomer, get in on this news? We've got some ideas for you! Here are some tips for learning your new 'hood like a native in record time.
Living in a townhome or condo in the DC area certainly has its advantages - you're within walking distance of your favorite amenities, you live in a beautiful neighborhood, and it is often more affordable than living in a detached home. The one concession of living in a townhome, however, may be compromising on square footage. While many townhomes today are designed with open space floorplans and effective storage construction, using strategic design techniques can help make a smaller room seem spacious and airy. All homes have rooms that are limited by size, but keeping the following tips in mind can help open up your dark or small room.
After months of rumored whisperings and vague status updates from the owner’s themselves, Chocolate City Beer has finally announced the details surrounding their opening and launch party.
A few weeks ago, we wrote about our trip to Grape + Bean, the specialty wine and coffee shop in Old Town Alexandria that was recently featured in Washingtonian's "Best of Washington" list. Just blocks from EYA's new townhome community Old Town Commons, the cozy shop has a wide assortment of coffee beans and unique wines from independent wineries. On August 20, Old Town Commons and Grape + Bean are teaming up to bring you the special flavors of Grape + Bean in the comfort of our furnished model homes! We invite you to enjoy some wine, light fare, and friendly conversation with current and future residents of EYA's Old Town Common townhome community.