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Visit our affiliated Potomac Paint and Design Center s​tores in Arlington and Alexandria & Falls Church

Christmas & New Years Holiday Hours
Open 8am-3pm on 12/23, closed 12/24-12/25 and 12/31-1/1


How to choose color to  enhance fine art.   

Did you ever wonder how colors are chosen for art gallery exhibits?  Do you wonder about how to enhance your art?  The evening will be a  discussion on wall color and art, on hanging art to its best advantage, on selecting framing that works for the art and for your spaces.   It’s a ‘how to’ for the collector in all of us!    Guest speakers will include art gallery owners, framers, designers and color consultants. 


Tricks of the trade!    

A designer led discussion of modern window treatment options.   How to decide about the styles, fabrics and looks that will suit you and your lifestyle.  How to effectively budget to achieve the best effect?   Why does one header type work better than another for your environment?   To valance or not?  Rod and ring options, fabrication options, lining options.   A ‘ how to’  on current soft window treatments.  It’s not your Grandmother’s drapery styles anymore!


A storied walk through history using textiles.  

Many of the best design houses have extensive archives of patterns from which each new season is influenced.   Our guest speaker for this session is taking us through the history of many of our favorite patterns with a look at how color has changed, how styles have been updated and why the classics remain among our favorites – think toile, paisley, stripes.  How have the designs we use today been influenced by the textiles of the past?