Wednesday, October 29, 2008

NSO Design Show Pics!

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.

This shallow vase fits perfectly on this narrow mantle.

Love the contrast of the blue gray with the orange toned knotty pine.

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.

I so wanted to pat this little guy on the head.

Laura Mackey of Cottage & Castle Design, Silver Spring, MD created the "Washington Sitting Room." I was drawn to the Ralph Lauren fabric covering the antique swedish sofa. Back in 1988 I purchased drawer liner paper of the same design. Laura's room featured a number of fine antiques.
The outdoor room by Smith & Hawken. The table looks like stone; the chairs look like wood; but both are made of aluminum.

Isn't this the cutest entry - especially for the "town hall" of the Village of Chevy Chase, MD? It's a few miles down the street from the Women's Club. I noticed it because I ended up parking there thinking it was where the show was!


vicki archer said...

What a fabulous exhibition. I thought the table setting with the wild foliage and lush green vases very lovely too. Great post.

pve design said...

always lovely posts.
those chairs, those lamps, that hippo...
all with such style.

trendoffice said...

Fusion is one of my favourate trends - not only in interior design - it allows us to combine the best from different cultures.

Ashley said...

wow...looks like a great and inspiring show!

Redgate Studios said...

I rather fancy that chair as well and that grey velvet sofa!Great post!


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