First, before I get into some of the details of the plans for the first floor of the upcoming DC Design House, let me give you my overall impression - there's going to be an emphasis on color! Case in point, the green ceiling of Camille Saum's entry/staircase, which was already for show during the Bare Bones Tour. This year, C2 is the new paint sponsor. The other point to note - it's in a stately, older home with some beautiful detailing. Color + Good Bones - very promising!
JoAnne Fitzgerald of Gatega Interior's powder room is going to feature a beautiful peacock wall covering and contemporary elements. A smart take-away - since the tiles were mud set (so hard to remove) she opted to cover the bottom with a thin sheetrock and the upper with a slighter thicker version creating a smooth wall. When all was said and done, only 1" of space was lost from the perimeter.
Victoria Sanchez will be working her magic on the sun filled family/wine tasting room. I'm loving the textures and patterns she has planned, along with the chic furnishings.
Nadia Subaran of Aidan Design, a DC Design House favorite, has a fun kitchen planned. Looking forward to that.
Kelly Proxmire will be giving this living room the grand status it deserves, including the addition of a piano. The built-ins are fabulous with gorgeous detailing - from what I could tell I think they're staying. Love them.
Up next is the library, which includes a curved hall!!
Nestor Santa-Cruz will be creating a luxe, chic retreat with classic detailing. Always a favorite of mine.
A close-up of the existing finish in the library. Tracy Morris will be adding to the chicness of this part of the home with a swanky library bar.
There's also a fun playroom planned by Katherine Vernot-Jonas, which includes a climbing wall. elevated play area and a wall-tree bookcase.
So that's just some of the spaces from the first floor. I'll be posting later in the week with highlights from the upstairs. DC Design House (April 13 - May 11, 2014)
Full List of Designers for the 28 Spaces:
1. D&A Dunlevy Landscapers’ Blake Dunlevy and Gina Benincasa 2. Rill Architects’ Jim Rill and David Benton 3. Camille Saum Interior Design’s Camille Saum 4. Marika Meyer Interiors’ Marika Meyer 5. Aidan Design’s Nadia Subaran 6. Victoria Sanchez Interiors’ Victoria Sanchez 7. Petro Design/Build Group’s John Petro and Kathleen Litchfield 8. Gatega Interior Design’s Joanne Fitzgerald 9. Botanical Decorators’ Stephen Wlodarczyk 10. Cahill Design Build’s Christopher Cahill 11. Akseizer Design Group’s Jeff Akseizer and Jamie Brown 12. Country Casual’s Naseera Moore Lawrence and Nicolette Powell 13. Katherine Vernot-Jonas Designs’ Katherine Vernot-Jonas 14. Nestor Santa-Cruz Decoration’s Nestor Santa-Cruz, 15. Tracy Morris Interiors, Tracy Morris 16. Kelley Interior Design’s Kelley Proxmire 17. Cleveland Hall Design’s Susan Donelson and Sharon Bubenhofer 18. Case Design/Remodeling’s Allie Mann 19. Interior by Design’s Dennese Guadeloupe-Rojas 20. De Space Design’s Diane Taitt 21. Grossmueller’s Design Consultants’ Cindy McClure 22. Design Partners’ Nancy Colbert 23. Closet Factory’s Deborah Broockerd 24. Chad Alan Designs’ Chad Alan 25. Melissa McLay Interiors’ Melissa McLay 26. ibby.com/Case Design/Remodeling’s TJ Monahan 27. Doyle Interiors’ Cheryl Lynn Doyle 28. Anne Wenzel Interiors’ Anne Wenzel