Wednesday, April 6, 2011

More from Downstairs at the 2011 DC Design House

More sneak peeks from the downstairs of the DC Design House set to open April 9th - Erin Paige Pitts designed a fresh, fun pool room that would be the perfect place to relax and entertain in. Dark paneling was transformed by paint and all the furnishings and finishes were selected to reinforce a light and airy feel. The skirted table is a mix of transparent and opaque which is similar to the way the intaglios are framed under glass that shows the wall behind. Love the mini-screen placed in the bay window.

Starfish and glass balls create a really effective focal point.
Every surface was considered. The faux wood painted floors have a wonderful pattern (notice the different directions of the wood grain) and the detail on the doors update them to a more current look. Faux finishing by Twin Diamonds Studio.
Paint colors: All White, Stony Ground, Mouse's Back
Patrick Sutton's living room is a warm gathering space filled with texture, character and multiple seating areas. The once vacuous room now feels wonderful in scale while still retaining the grand feeling of the architecture.

Peacock blue is found throughout the fabrics and is used for these custom upholstered backdrops that flank both sides of the entry. The photo below is a bit blurry but I couldn't resist showing these wonderful peacock blue ottomans gathered around a large, painted table.
Paint colors: Great White, Blue Black Wallpaper: Versailles
Barbara Franceski created a comfortable and inviting gathering space in the narrow and unusually shaped family room. Barbara has terrific taste in furnishings and there are envy-worthy pieces in this room.
My absolute favorite is this stunning loveseat by William Yeoward, dressed in a red herringbone.
Paint colors: Oxford Stone, Dimity
Nadia Subaran of Aidan Design of designed a hip and streamlined pool kitchen with a terrific glass cabinet built-in.
I loved her choice of lighting; check out the barely there ceiling fan by LucePlan. It was also fun to see intaglios featured in round frames - a bit of a twist.
Colors: Dove Tale, All White, Blackened
No designers bid on the other main kitchen in the home but luckily for anyone who visits you'll be treated to an art gallery designed by artist John Matthew Moore that will also feature lighting by Rick Singleton. At press day the room was the center for the buffet lunch but here are 2 pics I was able to get w/o the crowds.
You'll see more of Rick's inventive lighting in my next post on the Upstairs at the DC Design House.

Note: there are still more rooms to see in the downstairs of the showhouse so be sure to plan to go!

Colors: Oxford Stone, Pelt, Breakfast Room Green on the ceiling


My Little World said...

I'd be happy with all but my favourite would be Erin Paige Pitts. I'm after freshness these days.

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

Thanks for the preview in this and the previous post! Love the library and how fun to have a pool kitchen! I hope you'll show more! Janell

Ashley said...

The pool room and the mauve curved loveseat are spectacular! Thank you for sharing these lovely images!

Danielle {freshquince} said...

Wow...speechless! Can't wait to see it and you this Friday...I just bought tickets yesterday. Yay!

Al said...

These photos are stunning! Thanks for sharing this post. I just found your blog, I am a follower now. It is a great place to visit. Have a nice day.

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

I'mw ith you- loooveee that loveseat.

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

Michele, this house is absolutely stunning. I am in love with the large living room. The vase is the second image is beautiful, and the William Yeoward love seat is perfect. Love it all!

pretty pink tulips said...

Gorgeous! The quatrafoil settee with the leather backing....drop dead fab!!!

~ Elizabeth

Fay said...

the star fish are VERY pretty
fay x

under spanish moss said...

The first room is my favorite. Just love the soft color pallet. Have been thinking about making a small screen like the one in this room...just a little taller, to go in front of the keeping room fireplace. Now, I think I will!!! Great inspiration. Angela

designchic said...

Gorgeous images...adore the first room!!

Carla@DesignintheWoods said...

Thanks for the tour! These rooms are wonderful. Love that pool house kitchen fan and the intaglios. Nice work!

meenal bishnoi said...

What a lovely preview! my favourite would be the pool is prefectly crisp and airy and the starfish are such a lovely touch..thanks for sharing the goodness..look forward to more details..thankyou for you lovely comment on my blog..hope you'll continue to visit and maybe follow it too or include it in your blogroll! xx meenal

Marnie said...

the last light fixture looks like a creature - an ant I think - inventive - the barely there fan was interesting too. lot of good design thanks for sharing


Gosh...I am so excited to see these wonderful pictures and you awesome descriptions. Thanks!!!

littleaugury said...

love that pool room, very smart and as you say every surface considered and enhanced with great harmony. pgt

Dianne Grover said...

Decorating or designing your own home can be either enjoyable or very stressful. There are several things to consider and elements to include. Every detail counts. So, thank you for sharing these ideas. These will greatly help out homeowners as well as flooring Honolulu experts in their pursuit of decorating their homes. The living room of Patrick Sutton is so grand.


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