This past Sunday I had a chance to head over for the last day of the 2008 National Symphony Orchestra's annual design event, NSO Celebrations. This year it was held at the Women's Club of Chevy Chase and the theme was Beyond Dragons: An East-West Fusion of Interior Design.
Thank you to the Chairs of the event for letting me take pictures. All the designs were wonderful - I've focused on just a few of the rooms for this post.
This first one is called Singapore Sling and was created by the talented Liz Levin of Liz Levin Interiors. I think her description of the room really fits it - "It's clubby, deco, and very atmospheric; think Asian Noir."
Love the vibrant colors - the aqua wall color is Farrow & Ball's Blue Ground and was listed in the event's guide book. (it's more vibrant than my photos show) Don't you love it when a designer reveals her color choice? The black and white striped rug is by Madeline Weinrib Atelier.
Bird cage/candle holder as an anchor for this chair. Would you care for a drink?
Shannon Munn of Ambi Design Studio created this elegant drawing room. The designers had to work with the Club's existing wood interior and I think Shanon does an excellent job at that. Besides, she happened to be at the show and was quite nice and willing to talk about the room and the furnishings.
This gorgeous wing chair is from Victoria Hagan.
Love, love, love this chair. Below is a view of the detail from the back.
Sally Steponkus of Sally Steponkus Interiors created this perfectly delightful dining room. I lingered here for quite awhile. **I just found out Homer's Odd Isn't He posted a great interview with Sally, along with more pics of her designs. Check it out here.
This curtain was both sheer and sturdy. Not quite sure of the fabric but it was striking.
Tracy L. Morris of Tracy Morris Design, LLC created "Kyoto Calm - A Restful Reading Space." Everyone who walked by was drawn to the two lanterns on either side of the fireplace.
Great couch! Covered in a deep, gray velvet it's from Edward Ferrell + Lewis Mittman.
This table is wood but finished to look like stone.