Friday, February 25, 2011

Giveaway WINNER: All Modern

The winner of the $55 gift card to is . . .



Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Giveaway: All Modern

With all the snow storms hammering the midwest and northeast, a lot of us have been staying in and surfing the web. After all the shoveling, and cold and news-watching, I think you deserve a treat., a great site for modern furniture,  has graciouly offered up a $55 gift certificate to one of DC Rowhouse's readers. If you haven't been to the site, you should take a minute to check it out. But, I warn you, it might take more than a minute to browse . . .there is too much to see! Below are some of my favorites:

Thomas Paul Octopus Pillow

Flower Pots

Classic Wine Decanter

What do you need to do to enter? Leave a comment on this post by Thursday, March 24th, 2011 at midnight. A winner will be selected using and announced Friday March 25th, 2011. Make sure to include your e-mail in your post if you enter it anonymously so I can contact you should you win!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Ask DC Rowhouse: The Front Door


I love the mahogany door you bought for your front door. We are looking to replace ours and we were wondering where you found yours. I absolutely love the look. We may mimic your entire set-up with the all glass security door. Really opens up the entire face of your home. Lovely!


Hi Lauren,
Thanks for your gracious comments! Choosing the front door was actually one of the easier projects. As it turns out, everything was from Lowes.  We choose a mahogany six panel door at first, and stained/painted it ourselves. We had to special order it from Lowe's, but it was a pretty simple process and only took a couple weeks to arrive. We hired someone who installed the hardware and hung it for us. After a couple years, and sick of the draft, we had a storm/secure door installed. Since installing the glass door, we've seen our heating bill go down and have no more drafts. Overall, it's worked out pretty well. Thanks again for reading the blog!


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