Thursday, September 18, 2014

bon anniversaire!

It's ICDC's second anniversary!  Hard to believe so much time has gone by...just been having too much fun!  ICDC thought it appropriate to celebrate with a bundle of zebra balloons.  xoxo


Monday, September 8, 2014

What a manse

Happy Monday!

We all love net-a-porter (read: we all wish we thought of the idea).  So why wouldn't the home of its founder be one of the most chic we've seen?

that stunning chandelier turns a traditional room contemporary

ah!  that wallpaper!

adorrrrre the high gloss red closet

Sleek and sophisticated, but with a nod to traditional architecture and style.  Who designed this manse? Michael Smith - of White House and Stephanopoulos home fame - who now lives in Madrid with his partner, the US Ambassador.  Love.

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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Rain, rain, go away!

Down in the dumps about a wet weekend?  Never fear, ICDC has an exciting indoor solution for you!

On Saturday, Kelley Proxmire - who designed the living room in this year's DC Design House - will host a Sample Sale of designer furnishings and accessories from Hickory Chair, Lee Jofa, Schumacher and many others.  Items were all featured in Kelley's showhouse rooms and high-end homes she has staged for sale.

Arrrg!  If only ICDC's apartment wasn't chock full of furniture..

Take a little gander at her beautiful work and the pieces she uses:


From 10am to 2pm on September 6th, stop by 4229b Howard Avenue in Kensington, MD (behind Hollis & Knight).

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

it's a glorious day.. stop by the DC Design House!

From a turquoise-themed front entry by Rill Architects.. a checkerboard-floored orange, fuschia and chartruese entry hall by the 
oh-so-chic Camille Saum, this year's Design House does not disappoint.

Marika Meyer's dining room is a feast for the eyes.  Imperial Trellis-backed dining chairs draw visitors to a table bedecked in ikat plates and adorned with pagodas and a variety of animal figurines. 


 Gasp!  Malachite console tables..and porcelain elephants!

So far, Nadia Subaran's "wine room" is the leading favorite in the house..and ICDC agrees. Gorgeous shimmering herringbone floors and gray-blue cabinets with brass hardware? 
Yes, please!


A rope wall and climbing equipment would make this kid's den the envy of any neighborhood!

Nestor Santa-Cruz wows us again this year with a pale wood library.. 

What child wouldn't want to imagine being under-the-sea while showering?!

There are only two weeks left to see the beauty within the DC Design House.  Stop by!  Proceeds go to the Children's National Medical Center.
images via Gordon Beall, Nancy Harper and Angie Seckinger