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River Pointe Project – Part 1

I’m so pleased to share these pictures of a project that recently wrapped up at River Pointe Community in Landsdowne, VA. This was such an exciting and rewarding project – and for the best client! Thank you to Exposurely for the amazing pictures. This is the first round of pictures of the main level – there’s more pictures to come on the other floors…


powder room-2

dining room

living room

dining_ living overall

family room 4-2


kitchen 2

sun room

sun room 2

deck 1


Modern Fireplace Shout-out

Domain Design’s modern fireplace project was recently showcased in these two articles below! Thank you and Home Design Lover for the recognition! If you’re looking for modern fireplace ideas, then definitely check out these pictures for inspiration. Contact Domain Design for all your design and staging needs!

A Twist of Old Brick Fireplace in 15 Modern and Contemporary Living Rooms

56 Clean and Modern Showcase Fireplace Designs

DDLLC’s New Online Video!

Thank you Dwellus Group and Lyra Film & Design for this opportunity! This was a fun day!

Domain Design Wins ‘Best of Houzz 2013′ in the DC Area – Check out the Press Release!

Domain Design of Chantilly, VA Receives Houzz’s 2013 ‘Best Of Houzz’ Award 

Annual Survey and Analysis of 11 Million Monthly Users

Reveals Top-Rated U.S. Professionals


January 22, 2013 – Domain Design of Chantilly, VA has been awarded  “Best Of Houzz” 2013 by Houzz, the leading online platform for residential remodeling and design.  The interior design and home staging company was chosen by the more than 11 million monthly users that comprise the Houzz community.

The Houzz “Best Of Houzz” award for 2013 is given in two categories: Customer Satisfaction and Design. Customer Satisfaction award winners are based on homeowner members who rated their experience working with remodeling professionals in 12 categories ranging from architects, and interior designers to contractors and other residential remodeling professionalsDesign award winners’ work was the most popular among the community of 11 million monthly users, also known as “Houzzers,” who saved more than 124 million professional images of home interiors and exteriors to their personal ideabooks via the Houzz site, iPad/iPhone app and Android app.

Design to Live, Stage to Sell

“Houzz provides homeowners with an in-depth, 360-degree view of building, remodeling and design professionals through images of their work, reviews and an opportunity to interact with them directly in the Houzz community,” said Liza Hausman, vice president of community. “We’re delighted to recognize Domain Design among our “Best Of” professionals for design as judged by our community of homeowners and design enthusiasts who are actively remodeling and decorating their homes.”

With Houzz, homeowners can identify not only the top-rated professionals like Domain Design, but also those whose work matches their own aspirations for their home. Homeowners can also evaluate professionals by contacting them directly on the Houzz platform, asking questions about their work and evaluating their responses to questions from others in the Houzz community.

About Domain Design

Domain Design was founded by Dominique Gale in 2011 and is based in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Domain Design’s aesthetics can be described as modern, cool contemporary, vintage industrial and American luxe; creating environments that are comfortable and welcoming without being cluttered and dark. Domain Design focuses on simplicity, subtle sophistication, texture and clean lines that showcase the space rather than things.

Domain Design offers services in interior design, decorating and home staging. Dominique is an Accredited Staging Professional (ASP) and member of the International Association of Home Staging Professionals (IAHSP).

About Houzz

Houzz ( is a leading online platform for home remodeling, providing inspiration, information, ‘advice and support for homeowners and home improvement professionals through its website and mobile applications. Houzz features the largest residential design database in the world, articles written by design experts, product recommendations, a vibrant community powered by social tools, and information on more than 1.5 million remodeling and design professionals worldwide who can help turn ideas into reality. @houzz_inc

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Big Impact…Small Space

This condo makeover was for a 2 bedroom / 2 bathroom condo of approximately 1,200 square feet. This condo has an open floor plan so it’s important to select paint and furniture colors that compliment the open spaces. I chose warm neutral tones throughout the living room and into the kitchen and hallways. The before and after pictures shown below illustrate the transformation from the sterile builder-grade condo to a vibrant and contemporary home.
The granite countertop in the kitchen was upgraded from solid black to a neutral and lighter color. The sink was replaced with an under mount and new Kohler faucet. The look was finished with modern t-bar cabinet hardware. The counter tops are always free from clutter, which helps open up this small space and keep a clean look.


 Kitchen After:
Space was saved in the living room by hanging the TV above the fireplace and concealing all electronic components in a buffet cabinet. A new modern nickel finish ceiling fan replaced the generic builder grade…
Living Room Before:
 Living Room After:
The master bedroom was designed in cool neutral tones. The artwork is from Z Gallerie, duvet set is from the Hotel Collection and the curtains and accent pillow are from West Elm. Lastly, the ceiling fan was updated with a modern brushed nickel finish.
Master Bedroom Before:
Master Bedroom After:
The master bathroom was painted with warm tones, light accessories and updated t-bar cabinet hardware.
Master Bathroom Before:
Master Bathroom After:
The second bedroom has a blue accent wall with overlapping industrial metal strips from CB2. The bedding and curtains are from Z Gallerie and furniture is from West Elm. The ceiling fan was was updated with a modern brushed nickel finish.

The inspiration for the second bathroom was mother nature, specifically aloe plants and bamboo. The canvas art was found on Overstock,  white towels from DKNY, plants, candle and accessories from Crate&Barrel, and the cabinet hardware was updated with t-bars.

Second Bathroom Before:
Second Bathroom After:

Modern Fireplace Renovation

Are you looking for ideas how to modernize your fireplace? This project was a quick and simple way to update this space and took approximately one week to complete. In order to open up the room, the corner media center was removed and the walls were reset to the original setting. The traditional fireplace was completely demolished and replaced with a modern design, which consists of floor-to-ceiling veneer stacked stone and a linear fireplace with glass stones.

The stacked stone is by Eldorado Stone in the Chapel Hill finish, the fireplace is a Montigo L42 with a stainless steel frame, the customized mantel was built by JReal and a 55″ frame less ultra-thin Samsung TV was hung above the mantel.

The ceiling fan was removed and replaced with recessed lighting throughout the ceiling. In addition, directional down lighting was put in above the fireplace to showcase the stone. The walls were painted Greige by Sherwin Williams, and lastly, the floors were updated with new carpet. Local contractors, Fireplace Solution and Michael & Son Services, were hired for the fireplace construction and electrical work.


During construction….


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