Last week, we heard the sad news that a favorite regional publication, Washington Spaces, has fallen victim to the poor economy's shelter magazine massacre. The luxury-centric magazine folded on December 4th, and has left many wondering what will fill the DC design media void. What's your prediction?
Although Washington Spaces made a name for itself as a luxury publication, it was not just about the stuffy interiors that so many identify with Washingtonian wealth. We always looked forward to the range of styles — art-filled eclectic U street lofts to grand estates overlooking the Potomac — as well as their frequent contests featuring the leading local designers in interiors, architecture, and landscapes.
After 5 years in publication, the magazine is closing due to the unstable economy, according to folio mag.The good news, is that Jennifer Sergent, former senior editor of the magazine and head of the Spaces blog, RefineDesign, will continue to carry the torch with a new DC design blog debuting in January. Like Spaces, her blog will go beyond interior design, also touching on the local building and architecture communities. We can't wait!
In the meantime, Jennifer tells us to look forward to the final edition of Washington Spaces, the American Craftsmanship issue, which will be only be available online.
Check out these favorite Washington Spaces articles that we've previously featured on Apartment Therapy...
• 1. Apartment Zero Updates a Hugh Newell Jacobsen Classic
• 2. Phillipa Hughes' Art-filled Union Row Home.
• 3. Stan Kelly's Watergate Condo.
(Images: Washington Spaces)