Monday, May 9, 2011

A Washingtonian Inspired Room

As part of the Washington Design Center's Jewel Tones of Design showhouse, Charlotte Lekakos created an optimistic and cheerful sitting room with strong references to the unique elements associated with Washington, DC. The room is wrapped in a large scale check wallpaper by Schumacher and a mix of neoclassical and American accents, with a healthy dose of vibrant red and vintage-inspired fabrics, create a collected-over-time feel to the room. (Sorry for the dark photos here)
The inspiration for the design was this special edition Great Seal pin by local jewelry designer Ann Hand.
This gray Henredon Campaign chair lends a relaxed air, which for some reason makes me think of FDR.

Love the unexpected choice for a green lamp.
Great takeway idea - paint a collection of objects in a uniform color.
To see more of the room and watch a video of Charlotte sharing her design inspiration and ideas, go here.


Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

Thank you for sharing, Michele.
Love the check wallpaper and the colors and textures used here.
Have a great week.

Ashley said...

So much to love about this room! I'm dying to know the artist who painted the large portrait--any idea?

Whitney Interior Design said...

That painting is giving off a Don Draper vibe big time! And you're right about that campaign chair -- it's awesome!

Ann said...

I'd like to see that corner wood screen close-up. And that campaign chair- fun!

designchic said...

What a wonderful the campaign chair!!

Charlotte Palmer said...

So honored to share my space on MNH! The DreamHouse was such a creative challenge - we had only 5 weeks or so to design and execute our spaces after we were paired up with the area jewelers and everything had to come right off the floors of the Design Center here in Washington!
The painting is by David Gillenwater and sold through the AmericanEye showroom here in DC.
Even better "in person"!

Joanna said...

Gorgeous couch! I'd love to sit there for a long time and it looks so comfortable to sit.. check out also 3D Rendering


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