DDLLC’s New Online Video!

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

Reclaimed Wood Wall is DONE!

The reclaimed wood wall is finally done and it looks incredible! Unfortunately the room is still incomplete, but you can see its near final state. The wood arrived via a freight shipment from PA in perfect condition – not one warped or damaged board! I had the wood pattern laid out on the floor and the carpenter worked his magic. This project might look complicated, but it’s fairly simple, especially if you can hire a professional.


Clearly Cool

The playful Louis Ghost Chair by Kartell has become one of my favorite design elements for a room. It’s Victorian era meets postmodern! This translucent chair is a great way to dress up your office, vanity, hallway or dining room. I love this chair so much that I plan to use them in my wedding next month!


Wood Samples Arrived!

Max is helping me pick out wood samples today…


The reclaimed barn wood samples from Keystone Vintage Lumber arrived today! I love the gray ones the best, but all of them are gorgeous! What are your thoughts?


Reclaimed Wood Wall

I’ve been searching for ideas and inspiration for my next project and wanted to share my initial findings. I’m going to create a reclaimed wood accent wall for a modern living room. This endeavor is my first, but certainly not the last! This project is for a 13′ w x 9′ h living room wall and I intend to use salvaged barn wood. The key to this project is selecting the right boards to complement a modern space – and not creating a rustic log cabin vibe!

My first trip was to Baltimore to visit Second Chance, which has a large selection of salvaged lumber. I came across these amazing pieces of barn wood, which would need trimming, but all have wonderful character and perfect for an accent wall.

ImageI also found several salvage yards online, such as Keystone Vintage Lumber and Aurora Mills Architectural Salvage, that offer a much wider selection of boards in a cleaner state. If purchasing from an online salvage company expect to pay freight shipping charges, however this could be your only option especially if you don’t have a lumber yard close by or can’t find any pieces that suit your needs.

For my project I decided to use Keystone Vintage Lumber and will pick one of these three options below (samples are in the mail!):




Stay tuned for the next steps – the procurement and installation!

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 (www.houzz.com) 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

Skulls for the Modern Home

What was once considered a Southwestern and country style, game horns and antlers are now beginning to work their way into modern and mainstream design. These horns and antlers can add the right amount of excitement to your space such as antlers as decor on your coffee table, horns above the fireplace, cluster on a wall, or hung above the headboard in a bedroom. To make sure you steer clear of the Southwestern style, opt for silver-leaf and/or aluminum dipped skulls, painted antlers and copper patina finishes.

I wanted to share my latest purchase that I stumbled across at Saint Dizier Home, while vacationing in Sonoma Valley, CA a few weeks ago. This is a silver-leaf bison skull – truly a piece of art!

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Maya Jade Creations

Maya Jade Creations


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