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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


Chinquapin Staging Project Almost Done!

Only a few more days until this beautiful home is ready for a new owner! This was such a fun and great opportunity for Domain Design!






Staging in Progress!

Home staging is underway for this gorgeous house! Stay tuned for the finished product…1.5 weeks to wrap things up.


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

Welcome Back to the Industrial Age!

The days of working in factories and assembly lines are few and far between, yet today’s hottest trend is the urban, raw and edgy modern industrial aesthetic.  This style takes us back to the basics, with a simplistic design that is down to earth, cozy and warm. To achieve this chic-but-edgy look, seek out furnishings with clean lines and cool neutral tones. Find unique pieces with patina finish, deconstruction and up-cycled or recycled (think mid century). Lastly, have a balanced mix of different elements in your space – by incorporating metals, woods and concrete.

Inspirational photos…

Jane Kim Design

dSpace Studio

Laux Interiors

Some great resources to find modern industrial furnishings…

Tiered Dovetail Coffee Table by Bungalow Classic

The Scorched Bench by Seventeen 20

Henson Wood Iron Swivel Stools by Arteriors

Modo Chandelier by Jason Miller

Marias A56 Armchair by Tolix

Vintage Industrial Factory Cart Coffee Table by Brand Mojo Interiors

19th Century Keyhole Metal Square Bed by Restoration Hardware

Decorate with Accent Chairs

Furnishing your room with accent chairs is a simple way to add charm and style to your space. They can be used to accentuate a sofa in a living room, an alternative to traditional sofas/loveseats or can add pops of colors to an empty bedroom corner. Figure out which style compliments your room, the type of material, placement of the chair and color. Find a bold style, bright color, classic or modern design to add more character to your room.

Mallory Chair from Dwell Studio:


Louise Chair from Serena & Lily


Knoll Salsa Lounge Chair sold at AllModern


Dylan Midcentury Modern Wingback Chair from Kathy Kuo Home


What’s New Pussycat Chair by Caracole, sold at Candelabra


Chloe Chair by Crate & Barrel



In case you’re wondering what a pouf is, it’s a round ottoman shaped decorative accent that can be used as seating, side tables, footstools or a floor pillow type accessory for a room.  Poufs are also referred to as Moroccan Poufs or ottomans and come in every color, shape and fabric imaginable. Decorating with poufs is a creative way to add color to a monochromatic empty room. Accentuate the color of the pouf with dramatic stitching like the pictures below. Be fun and bold in your selection!

Paola Lenti:

The Cross:

Nate Berkus Gold Metallic Moroccan Pouf:

Monica Forster Esedra Pouf:

Serena & Lily:

Table Tonic:

Additional Inspirational Pictures:

Finding the Perfect End Table

The styles, shapes, sizes and material you select for end tables determine the mood you set for your decor. Don’t underestimate the impact of what could be the smallest piece of furniture in a room. Whether you’re looking to make a bold statement or chose a subtle functional piece, these tables reflect your personality and style. Enhance your room with expressive and unique tables like the ones listed below.

BLEU NATURE Nileq Stools are handmade acrylic and driftwood pieces of art.

Made Goods Bea Accent table in Crackled Gold is an exotic piece that will draw lots of attention! It comes in gold, black, white and blue finishes.

The Oly Studio Pipa side table is a fun drum shaped cocktail table that you can use indoor or outdoor. It comes in black or white.

Circle Factory,  the Works of George Peterson, made these beautiful dark tree stump tables…

Worlds Away sells the Davis Basket Weave side table in silver leaf with a beveled mirror top.

Aidan Gray crafted the lovely Kason Wooden side table, representing an authentic “European Grandeur” style.

Made Goods Tressa Silver side table offers a modern flair to nature with the unique silver branches.

Decurate created the open concept AIR end table from welded steel rods and finished the design with thin strips of solid walnut.

The last on the list is a DIY project using tree stumps. These tables are an inexpensive and fun project if you’re up for the challenge! Find tree stumps in varying heights and shapes, paint them with the color of your choice and group them in clusters! You can use them for end tables, coffee tables or nightstands. Check out sites like Thrifty & Chic for additional instructions and ideas.

Mad Cowhide Craze

I think a lot of people have caught the mad cowhide bug, as you can’t hide from the cowhide these days.  I couldn’t help but to fall in love with some of these divine cowhide pieces. It’s cowboy chic meets modern elegance! You can find modern cowhide rugs, chairs and pillows at stores such as Kyle Bunting, Room & Board, Shades of Light, Restoration Hardware and Z Gallerie to name a few…


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