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How We Help You Avoid ‘Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda’

'Putting the cart before the horse' is a commonly used idiom referring to doing things in the incorrect order or getting ahead of yourself before you have thoroughly thought something through. Well, at Dream House, we like the phrase, 'don’t…

Diary of a Dream Designer Show House

Our finished Show House room. Recently, Dream House participated in the first ever Designer Show House in Frederick, Maryland. The proceeds of the house tours went to the Weinberg Center for the Performing Arts. We were so honored to be included…

What do you want to know?

You may have noticed we started a blog. It’s not something any of us imagined we would create: we are not professional writers, and we tend to gravitate toward expressing ourselves visually, not with words. We want to offer more to our…
Photo by Carrie D. MaderPhoto by Carrie D. Mader

Serenity. Tranquility. Peace.

All of these words come to mind when picturing the perfect outdoor oasis, and who doesn't want a space like that? For some, the backyard can be easily overlooked (and we know for others, it is considered one of the best features of your home). No matter what kind of outdoor space you have - find the beauty to behold, appreciate, and accent.
Dream House Show House Mood Board

Take a peek into our Frederick Designers’ Show House space!

We are so honored and excited to be participating in the Frederick Designers™ Show House with many talented Frederick designers. It's a great opportunity for our design team to have fun and create a space from scratch. We first toured the home in February while it was in the midst of...
Roxy

Above and Beyond

Over the winter, my Golden Retriever, Roxy, died of cancer. As with every loss of a family pet, I was heartbroken. I’m telling this story to share the extraordinary way in which my dog food supply company responded to my loss. I had…

A Bright, Sophisticated Entertainment Space

This project started with pretty bare bones: an unfinished basement with much to gain. The vision for the space was a place for both adults and children to entertain and be entertained while keeping it neutral with pops of color. We started with the finishes: black cabinets were paired with a warm golden granite with flecks of black along with warm wood floors with darker edges. The walls were painted a khaki color to keep it neutral and accentuate the molding detail.
Sophisticated Living Room

Sophisticated Living Room

The original Living Room space was outdated with it's old faux sponge painted walls, window treatments, and lack of a cohesive conversation area. The furniture was against the walls and the colors on the walls and of the floors did not compliment each other. Our starting point was with a floor plan to create the ideal conversation area. As a focal point, we created a built in wall unit and painted the wall behind it dark brown for an extra pop. The wall unit was made with an opening in the middle for a large contemporary picture with great colors. That was the idea that got us going, from this artwork we began to build out the color scheme all while keeping the color of the flooring in mind.

Farmhouse Dining Room

This lovely, renovated farmhouse has an open floor plan with the dining room floating between the kitchen and living areas. The client wanted to keep the dining room in the style of the home, but give it an updated look with new furniture and decor. The space required new paints and fabrics that pulled together a number of elements: the black kitchen cabinets, the colors of the adjacent living areas, and the natural wood finishes around the room.