Local designers reveal insider tips and decorating finds to help you beautify your home in the coming year

NEW TRADITIONAL  Josh Hildreth of Josh Hildreth Interiors kept a traditional Bethesda dining room fresh with eclectic antiques and a decorative wall finish. “I often prefer decorative finishes to wallpaper because you can tweak them to specific lighting conditions ,” he says. Tawny beige walls complement a painting by Philip Morsberger and Penny Morrison drapes by Everett Design, Inc.  Photo: Kip Dawkins





WINDOW SEAT  Shannon Bieter of Interiors by Shannon Bieter made a statement in a Potomac breakfast nook with a banquette upholstered in Kravet fabric. She dressed up the space with a Chelsea House mirror. “I tend to go with bigger accessories and don’t over-decorate,” notes Bieter. Photo & Styling: Stylish Productions



WELCOME HOME  Contractor Scott Taylor asked Christie Leu to update his Rockville home. The designer, principal of Christie Leu

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