Thursday, April 11, 2013

sneak peak & virtual tour: dc design house

Welcome to the 2013 DC Design House, benefiting the Children's National Medical Center.

With more than twenty top-notch designers each taking on a room in a massive home perched on Foxhall Road, there's sure to be something to please everyone's sensibilities.

The creativity within these walls is remarkable and just a little bit overwhelming.  The craftsmen and design talent in Washington bring you modern and traditional styles, stenciled ceilings, shagreen covered tables, alabaster lamp shades, alpaca draperies, phenomenal art, the most advanced television and computing technologies, not to mention drop-dead gorgeous colors, fabrics and textures.  This home is a work of art.

The transformation that has occurred over the last month, since the "Bear Bones" tour is inspiring.

Want a little preview?  Take a tour with ICDC!

Living Room: Camille Saum

Family Room: Victoria Neale


(This chair is made of wood, but it's
actually comfortable!)

Sitting Room: Michael Hampton

 Alpaca draperies!

The Lounge: Lorna Gross

Lorna's favorite piece - the blend of
masculine and feminine in one chair.

Dining Room: Nestor Santa-Cruz

The wallcovering behind the console was stunning.

Lower Dining Room: Scott Cooke

An 18th century Buddha on loan from
Hollis & Knight.

The "Away" Room: Allie Mann, Case Design

Morning Room: Iantha Carley

The Loft/Media Room: Jeff Akseizer & Jamie Brown

Master Bedroom: Susan Jamieson

Mother of pearl on the ceiling over the sitting area.

That's an alabaster lamp shade.  Enough said.

A beautiful bench in my closet? Yes, please!

Teenage Boy's Room: Regan Billingsley

Nursery: Finnian's Moon

Guest Bedroom: Katherine Vernot-Jonas

Powder Room: Charles Almonte

Outdoors: American Eye

Since this is just a sneak peak, ICDC hasn't shared all the sumptuous rooms to see in the house.  You'll just have to stop by and see for yourself!

Get tickets for this Saturday's Preview Party here.  The House at 2507 Foxhall Road NW is open to the public from Sunday April 14 through Sunday May 12.  Hours: Saturdays & Sundays 12pm to 5pm and Tuesdays-Fridays 10am to 3pm.  Get tickets here in advance or at the door.

And be careful where you park.  Otherwise you'll have David Gregory to contend with..

images by Angie Seckinger and ICDC.

1 comment:

  1. We were there on Press Day, were you? Sorry to have missed you. Lovely post and beautiful show house!
    xo Nancy