Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Outside at the DC Design House

The DC Design House is open through May 8th and in addition to beautiful interiors, the landscaping and exteriors are also a source of inspiration. The grounds of this home are significant and Scott Brinitzer of Scott Brinitzer Design Associates used a repeating theme of curving pea gravel beds to bring a classic and refined look to the gardens and koi pond.



Jeff Potter of J & G Landscape Design revived the Hollywood size pool, including an elevated dance floor (not pictured here), and added select plantings to create an enclosed, private feel.
James Rill of Rill Architects, PC did a beautiful job treating the Exterior Front Portico with the same level of attention given to interior spaces. A thoughtful selection of paint subtly highlights the original Tudor Style architecture.
This image by Leah Moss of Apartment Therapy
Exterior Paint: Farrow & Ball Mouse's Back, Stony Ground, Mahogany

13 comments:

Al said...

Breathtaking landscape design! I love every aspect of it. The fountain is gorgeous. Your photos are wonderful, they really capture the allure of these outdoor spaces.
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Windlost said...

Beautiful. I think landscape architecture is as important in setting off the house as is the interior design on the inside. Loved this!

Where did you find the colours for the exterior? I notice there seem to be two light colours on the facade but only one light colour listed (Stony Ground0 and two darks listed Mouse's Back and Mahogany (not shown). I love the two light colours...Maybe these are the trim colours and the original house colour was untouched.

I will have to google to see if I can find more about the exterior colours. I am painting my house!

xo Terri

Semigloss Chic said...

I heard the house has an outdoor dance floor...lucky ducks.

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Carla@DesignintheWoods said...

Love the landscaping. Wish I could visit in person! That fountain is beautiful.

First House on the Right said...

So beautiful. Great to see photos of the outside of the house. Landscaping is gorgeous. Happy Easter! Nicolex

Carolyn said...

I adore the landscaping! Thanks for a wonderful idea!

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Inspirational Sketchbook said...

You did a terrific job of capturing the beauty of the design house grounds. Wonderful! Roxanne

quintessence said...

Looks lovely!! Love the landscaping - very gracious!! And the paint colors are beautiful!

A.J.Barnes said...

The contrast with the lawn & stone is really nice. Also, I need that console in the last photo for my porch!

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Kate Lewis said...

i love the fluid lines in the garden. very inspired by the rock/grass combo!

SHERRY HART said...

The grounds are gorgeous.....clean and tailored but so classic at the same time.

katherine said...

Great post...my life has also a memorable day.its my lovely day when i was 7 year old and my mom organize a birthday party...
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