This contemporary wooden plank door, on a Bethesda home by Rill Architects, hits the sweet spot between modern and traditional. Choose these streamlined pieces to capture the vibe:
A splash of cool, crisp blue keeps this Alexandria Colonial by SBK Architecture and SLD Interiors from turning basic. Go for classic accents with a homey feel to get the look:
Architect Wakako Tokunaga introduced a mod burst of color at a client’s home in Silver Spring. Replicate the sunshiney sensibility with cheerful accessories:
This article appears in the September 2014 issue of Washingtonian.