Tuesday, April 29, 2014

it's a glorious day..

..to stop by the DC Design House!




From a turquoise-themed front entry by Rill Architects..


..to 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

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

has spring finally sprung?!

Even though it's a chilling 36 degrees outside, ICDC is dedicated to celebrating Spring.  Shivers and all.  The birds are chirping and hanging in there; so should we.

A little inspiration always helps.  Turn to DC local artist and woman entrepreneur Elizabeth McAdam!  Brake Ink is sure to ward off the why-isn't-it-spring-yet-I'm-freezing blues..








 

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

french market april 25 & 26


In one month, the French Market will return to Georgetown's Book Hill neighborhood!  In case you're unfamiliar, the Book Hill merchants, restaurants, salons and galleries display their wares in an open air market. 

The 11th Annual Georgetown French Market will be held on Friday, April 25 and on Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m Mark your calendar!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

congratulations to dc local lauren liess!

Local designer, Lauren Liess, is a fave of this blog.  Her style is a little more rustic than ICDC's, but it's stunning and comfortable all at the same time.

Domino magazine recently featured her renovated home (the before and after pictures are so transformed they are shocking).  Just gorgeous.  Enjoy!











 
And check out her gorg new brick-and-mortar!  Wowsers! 
 
 
 
 
LAUREN LIESS & CO.
INTERIOR DESIGN .  FURNISHINGS . TEXTILES
 
776-A Walker Road   
Great Falls, Virginia 22066    
Phone: 571.926.7825
Monday- Friday 10-5