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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


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

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.

Top 10 Sites for the Vintage Industrial Look

Vintage industrial chic has gain more recognition in recent years primarily due to the popularity of loft apartments in urban cities. More people have converted old industrial buildings into residential properties and incorporating this edgy style into their space. The heavy-duty metal tables, wood carts, wire shelving and exposed lighting are standout statements for any room. Best of all, the furniture can withstand any kind of abuse! Here’s my top 10 vintage industrial chic sites and ideas.

1. Vintage Industrial has a wide selection of furniture, such as coffee tables, shelves, dining room tables, chairs and much more. This dinette table and light were custom-made by Vintage Industrial (the chair manufacturer is listed below).

2. Hudson Goods also provides furniture, lighting, mirrors, art, sculptures and more. This metal locker can be used for storage in an office, end table or nightstand. The metal swivel stools, which are also shown above, are adjustable for counter and bar height levels.

3. Justin Real Furniture has a great industrial furniture collection and specializes in custom designs too. Some of his new projects include custom barn doors for interior use.  The picture below is a custom-built credenza and shelf he made for a home office. Lastly, a reclaimed wood table with metal bands would be a great end table or nightstand.

4. It is Dwell is a seller on Etsy offering vintage and refurbished industrial and antique accessories. This striped dresser is a wonderful accent piece for a foyer, bedroom, buffet table or hallway!

5. Vidalia’s Vintage also listed on Etsy, is selling this vintage library card catalog below that can be used as a dresser in a bedroom, organizing paperwork in the office or an accent table for the foyer or hallway.

6. Vintage Seventy Five has unique accessories for your accent tables, office and/or shelves, like this industrial pulley below.

7. REHAB is selling this authentic wood cart that has been restored to its original state. This cart would be perfect in a living room, lobby or any common area.

8. The Luckett Store prides itself on being a vintage hip reseller. Once a month this store hosts a design house for designers and manufacturers to showcase their products. You can find vintage, industrial, shabby chic, and classic pieces at this store.

9. Cleveland Art repurposes industrial machinery and surplus goods for homes and commercial spaces.Cleveland Art has been a leader in the vintage and recycled industrial design market. These old theater spotlights are the perfect accessory for a living room corner or home office:

10. City Owl sells an affordable and wide selection of vintage industrial and primitive furniture, households items, handmade artwork, jewelry and lighting.


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