Monday, March 7, 2011

DC Design House: Plans for the Grand Living Room

The 2011 DC Design House is set to open April 9th; the Bare Bones Tour was held over a week ago and it looks like it's going to be a stunning showhouse! Patrick Sutton, architect and interior designer, will be transforming the grand living room with its soaring ceiling and Juliet balcony. The rendering above is the view of the far wall as you enter from the entry hall.

If you compare the before-pic with Patrick's plans, you'll see a number of architectural features that will be added to give the room a more human scale. Flanking bookcases, significant curved moldings and brackets not only improve the scale but draw attention to the original, circular leaded paned glass window. It's hard to see from the image below but the glass is varying shades of green. (pic below via DC Design House Facebook page) Absolutely love the large library table Patrick has planned.
The design of the left side of the room will treat the fireplace as the focal point. Two tall metal cases store wood and will be topped with sculpture, and the existing chandeliers will be replaced by larger pieces from the immensely talented furniture and lighting designer David Iatesta.
Here's the rendering of the other side of the room. As you can see, there are multiple places to gather throughout the room.
This is the view looking from the room back out towards the entry hall. Round mirrors echo the features of the opposite far wall, partial circular cut-aways behind the bench and bureau repeat the theme; all of which really play up the unexpected and exciting Juliet balcony (which, by the way, leads to the master bedroom.)
Am so looking forward to seeing Patrick's completed living room - I'm sure it will be one to remember! Next post - more from the DC Design House: Part 2
(image via Home & Design magazine here, all renderings by Patrick Sutton)

24 comments:

Hartwood Roses said...

Thank you for posting this! I love to see spaces before the designers have done their thing.

Emom said...

This ought to be interesting .....smiles

Francine Gardner said...

Doing Showhouses is such a great exercise as on can let their imagination go wild.Can't wait to see the finish project

Renée Finberg said...

i agree with francine.
it's the freedom you occasionally get in design that keeps me going.

Concrete Jungle said...

Should be very interesting to see the end result...gorgeous space and I note those
rather bizarre curtains will be changed!

Pigtown-Design said...

ahem! Baltimore-based Patrick Sutton! He's such a talent!

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

That is an amazing room, looking forward to seeing it complete! Janell

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

Wow! Can you imagine being able to design this room?! The ceilings and the wooden floors are spectacular.
Can't wait to see the finished room.
Teresa
xoxo

Adrienne Cox said...

Thanks- Once again this blog is a daily dose of happy...Keep writing!

meenal bishnoi said...

I would love to follow the progress through your blog..great post!! xx meenal

Ryland Woodard said...

Can't wait to see the finished product!

Mosaicology said...

That huge space is the perfect challenge and ideal situation for a designer! I particularly like the white curtains and the chandeliers.

Danielle.freshquince said...

I popped into the Design House 2 weekends ago for the bare bones tour and now I just can't wait 'till it's complete. It's going to be incredible and I really love what all of the designers have planned...it'll all flow so well. I spoke with Patrick Sutton for a bit and wow that room is going to be tremendous. Can't wait!!

Ms. Givens said...

I love that people have the vision to fill such grand spaces so that we can see the after result.

pretty pink tulips said...

You've just whetted my appetite for the finished product!!! Renderings are fantastic!

Party Resources said...

What a fun tour! Thank you!

AnneHH said...

The renderings are so beautiful. Thank you so much for posting them. I cannot wait to see the finished room!!

Brilliant Chic said...

Looking forward to Part II

quintessence said...

Love the beautiful drawings in and of themselves. Can't wait to see the transformation of the space!!

SHERRY HART said...

Can't wait to see the finished product! Hope I can make it up that way. Scott's is this weekend....wish we were having coffee :)

Inspirational Sketchbook said...

Agree with Pigtown-Design :) And of course you, Michele. Roxanne

Dumbwit Tellher said...

Truly fun to see the before on paper. Patrick is so talented and I for one can't wait to see part II.
Thank you for the sneak peek.

Carla@DesignintheWoods said...

Beautiful work! I can't wait to see the end result! Thanks for the peek.

Lauren said...

I can't wait to see it completed!! It will be gorgeous!!

And ps- I now want a balcony in my house
Hahaha

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