10 Tips for Apartment Decorating
Bright colors and graphic patterns are hallmarks of Washington, D.C., interior designer Sally Steponkus, whose bold-yet-classic
look is well within your reach.
Photo: Laurey W. Glenn, Article: Jennifer Berno
Sally's Approach to Apartment Decorating
Interior designer Sally Steponkus is a native Washingtonian, so she knows how to network. “D.C. is a big city with a small
town vibe, and the design community is pretty condensed, so I try to be friendly with everyone,” she says. That sincere Southern
charm is reflected in her approach to interiors: a smart and spunky mix of bright colors and bold patterns, blended with preppy
restraint and a gracious, personal touch. “I have all sorts of influences, from old to new, high to low,” she explains. And
Sally’s lively look is refreshingly within reach – her own home (which doubles as her office) is filled with easy decorating
tricks and surprising sources for her “updated traditional” style. Take note of these ten capital ideas, straight from a D.C.