Jura Koncius

Washington, D.C.

Lifestyle writer reporting on design, White House interiors, decluttering, historic homes and entertaining.

Education: Georgetown University, BS in Foreign Service

The design coverage of Jura Koncius has taken her inside hundreds of homes, from tiny apartments in Adams Morgan to country castles in Warrenton, Va. She's interviewed Marie Kondo, visited the houses of Martha Stewart and browsed the Milan Furniture Fair. She has reported on White House interiors from Bill Clinton to Joe Biden, and written about the changing style of State Dinners. She is obsessed with organizing and decluttering her 1937 D.C. brick colonial and writes frequently about the issues of downsizing baby boomers and their offspring millennials who don't want their china or brown fur
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Design editor Hudson Moore joins Jura Koncius to take reader questions about the best ways to decorate with classic blue and white.

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Queer Eye's Bobby Berk joins Jura Koncius to take reader questions about how your home's design can enhance your mental health.

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Painting concrete floors, making a nursery in a closet. HGTV's Shane Duffy answered questions.

HGTV star Shane Duffy joins Jura Koncius to take reader questions about home renovations and more.

August 10, 2023

How do you display vintage Barbies and Kermits? A vintage expert answered many questions.

Vintage expert Ki Nassauer takes reader questions about how to find great pieces and display them your home.

August 3, 2023

Wills, cash, porn, weed: The secrets that lurk in sofas

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August 1, 2023

Is there such a thing as too much Barbie pink? Jonathan Adler took questions.

Jonathan Adler joins Jura Koncius to take reader questions about Barbie and all things home design.

July 27, 2023

Diplomacy gets a Scandi-cool update at the Swedish ambassador’s new home

Recently opened reception rooms at the House of Sweden in Georgetown give Karin Olofsdotter a fresh and modern entertaining space.

July 27, 2023

Is an outdoor pizza oven worth it? A House Beautiful editor responds

House Beautiful's Carisha Swanson answers readers' questions about how to create an outdoor oasis.

July 20, 2023