House Beautiful editors recently named DC based designer Sally Steponkus to their top 20 Next Wave to watch in 2010! Congratulations Sally for this well deserved recognition!

I'm a big fan of Sally and featured her in my DC Designer series back in May. To see more of her fresh & stylish work, click here.

Recognition for DC designers continued with the inclusion of Joseph Ireland and Julie Weber of J.D. Ireland in the top 20 Next Wave. Congratulations! Love the elegant and timeless quality of their designs. They appeared in my DC Designer Series back in March, go here to see more.

More terrific news - DC designer Paul Corrie was selected by Metropolitan Home as one of their Top 20 favorite "Young Designers" for 2009 - another well deserved recogniton! (so happy that was published before they closed) Paul was the second designer I featured in the DC Designer Series and "restrained, elegant and intriguing" were the words that came to mind when I wrote about his work. To see more of the work featured in that post, click here.
Dining room designed by Sally Steponkus, photo by Angie Seckinger.
Design by J.D. Ireland, photography by Scott Henrichsen
Design by Paul Corrie, photography by Michael Crosset of District Creative