The Call to Serve

Much like the country it protects, the United States Army is a collection of complex, diverse individuals with goals and ambitions, all seeking a sense of family, purpose, and dedication to a mission in life. “It’s not a job, it’s a calling,” says Lt. Gen. Leslie C. Smith, the Inspector General of the Army, of serving in the armed forces.…

It Pays to Stage

Traudel Lange has lived on four continents and speaks three languages. Her resume includes bank economist, investment consultant, translator, many roles at various nonprofits and more.

Thrice as Nice

With three Potomac locations, the aptly named A to Z Fun Care serves little ones from infancy through pre-K with fun, care and learning. Owner/director Leila Nassaj opened the newest A to Z Fun Care on Counselman Road to meet parents’ demand for more of what she offers at her Victory Lane and Falls Road sites since opening those in…

One Room Three Ways

There is a lot to consider when redesigning your home. Lifestyle and personal taste are at the top of the list. Expert interior designers like Bethesda’s own Sanctuary Interior Designs understands there are multiple factors to consider when reimagining a room. We asked owner and principal designer Hillary Summerbell to design one space three completely different ways. She selected a small sitting room…

Ski Chalet Getaway

The Boats and Slopes property managed by Railey Vacations situated on Deep Creek Lake in Maryland is an oasis all its own. It offers the best of both worlds with seasonal fun in snow and sun. Owners Troy and Alexandra Calabrese from Pittsburgh purchased their dream vacation home in September 2016 and spent months redecorating it, fashioning the expansive home…

Fun from A to Z

Article Danielle S. Tepper | Photography Ronald Gilbert Baker & Jack Hartzman

Create Your Own Sanctuary

 Article and Photography  Walking into Sanctuary Interior Design is like walking into a candy store for women. Owner Hillary Summerbell designed its watercolor walls and sparkling light fixtures to transport you the moment you arrive.   Her new studio is also a boutique where all are welcome to browse their uniquely curated decor for the home. Take a seat at the…

Merry-Go-Round Farm Masterpiece

Enjoy life in this masterpiece of a home in Potomac’s exclusive Merry-Go-Round Farm. Located at 13309 Drews Lane, the nearly 8,200-square-foot home offers a tranquil private retreat less than 20 miles from downtown Washington, D.C., and is available for $3.65 million.

In the Home with Persiano Gallery

John Hashempour, interior designer and owner of Persiano Gallery in Gaithersburg, knows how daunting it can be to pick out a new piece of furniture or home décor. That’s why he has been striving to make his business a one-stop shop for the past 17 years.

Room(s) to Spare

Tucked away in a family oriented neighborhood just minutes from Potomac Village Shopping Center, this traditional but luxurious home is nestled among other multimillion-dollar houses and is truly an example of comfortable living. The property sits on 2 acres of land, just enough space to allow privacy without feeling too isolated.