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WOW RO OMS [DESIGN] DEEP SPACE THIS YEAR’S DC DESIGN HOUSE PROMISES TO BE ANOTHER BLOCKBUSTER OF MODERN DESIGN AND BRILLIANTLY EXECUTED ROOM IDEAS. By Katie Bianco e always impressive DC Design House returns this spring with a fresh crop of ideas from 24 of the region’s best interior designers. is year’s house is a new, nearly 9,000-square-foot McLean estate designed as an homage to the classic American farmhouse—with the modern aesthetic and comforts of the 21st century. Design devotees will be able to tour the home starting April 11, but we got a sneak peek—and some inspiration for your next room revamp. Preview night with dinner and book signing by chef Bryan Voltaggio, April 11, 7 PM , $250; public tours, April 12-May 10, $25 (proceeds go to Children’s National Medical Center), 956 Mackall Farm Lane, McLean, Va., dcdesignhouse. com THE DESIGNER THE ROOM look of the space is vintage contemporary—mixing contemporary pieces with fi nishes that are vintage-inspired,” says Benton. “The inspiration grew from the home’s modern farmhouse architecture. We wanted the interior to feel like an acquired collection of pieces, nothing slick.” THE LOOK The two-story space, which was painted in Benjamin Moore’s Sea Salt and Ocean Floor to provide a neutral backdrop for the eclectic furnishings, features a layered look with pieces like a custom tufted bench from Hollis & Knight ($3,380, hollisandknight. com), a blue Eames Fiberglas chair from Design Within Reach ($649, dwr. com), a handcrafted leather rug from Moore & Giles ($140 per square foot, mooreandgiles. com) and a Ralph Lauren Home chandelier ($2,200, circalighting). Back Stair Hall “The overall Roark 50-inch modular ring chandelier, $2,200, by Ralph Lauren Home at Circa Lighting, Georgetown David Benton, Rill Architects Nancy Colbert, Design Partners LLC room, the loggia offers “the same sophistication as an interior space, while offering privacy and the allure of communing with the natural environment,” says Colbert. “We wanted it to be comfortable and carefree, so we designed the space to work if you want to curl up with a good book or host an alfresco get-together.” Loggia Designed as a four-season The space connects the family room and outdoor patio with high-end natural elements, including a greenery wall for privacy and a seating area with a custom fi re table featuring locally mined granite, slipper chairs from Lee Industries ($827 each, leeindustries. com), a bar trolley from GoHome Ltd. ($898, gohomeltd. com) and a Janus et Cie sectional ($11,104, janusetcie. com). Relais Modular sectional, $11,104, at Janus et Cie, Georgetown Library “The classical elements of the library really spoke to me,” says Hampton. “I used the idea of classical comfort as the guiding words for the room. I wanted the room to be one that is actually used! The space has two distinct seating areas—one for lounging and one for reading with a great glass of bourbon in hand.” Michael Hampton, Michael Hampton Design The entire library is lined in oak paneling with built-in bookcases. Hampton bleached the oak and used fabrics like pale celadon green from Elizabeth Hamilton (elizabethhamiltoncollection. com) to dial down the traditional masculinity. A chinoiserie panel by artist John Rosselli ($3,600) hangs above an O Henry House sofa ($5,490, ohenryhouseltd. com) and refl ects elements in an accompanying chinoiserie console table by Minton-Spidell ($5,700, michaelclearyllc.com). Lyford console table, $5,700, by Minton-Spidell at Michael Cleary showroom, DC Design Center Guest Suite “It’s often assumed that traditionally muted colors are needed to create a serene space,” says Cox. “We wanted to create an inviting space but also include color and visual excitement. We did this by layering without overembellishing, using texture and sheen, and incorporating softly contrasting colors.” Courtney Cox and Alex Derringer, Ivy Lane The room features many custom elements including a muslin wallpaper, coordinating linen window treatments and fabric headboard by Ann McGuire Studio (annmcguirestudio. com), while the custom Belgian linen duvet ($860) and shams ($220) from Ivy Lane Living (ivylaneliving. com) were piped in lilac velvet. The furniture and accessories include nightstand lamps by Oly Studio ($985, olystudio. com), an Ivy Lane private label chair ($175 per yard), upholstered Nobilis fabric and custom-lacquered nightstands by Codor Design ($8,700, codordesign.com). Floating Drawer nightstand, $8,700, by Codor Design 70 DC APRIL 2015

Design Wow Booms

Katie Bianco

DEEP SPACE

THIS YEAR'S DC DESIGN HOUSE PROMISES TO BE ANOTHER BLOCKBUSTER OF MODERN DESIGN AND BRILLIANTLY EXECUTED ROOM IDEAS.

The always impressive DC Design House returns this spring with a fresh crop of ideas from 24 of the region's best interior designers. This year's house is a new, nearly 9,000-square-foot McLean estate designed as an homage to the classic American farmhouse—with the modern aesthetic and comforts of the 21st century. Design devotees will be able to tour the home starting April 11, but we got a sneak peek—and some inspiration for your next room revamp. Preview night with dinner and book signing by chef Bryan Voltaggio, April 11, 7PM, $250; public tours, April 12-May 10, $25 (proceeds go to Children's National Medical Center), 956MackallFarm Lane, McLean, Va., dcdesignhouse.com

THE ROOM

Back Stair Hall "The overall look of the space is vintage contemporary—mixing contemporary pieces with finishes that are vintage-inspired," says Benton. "The inspiration grew from the home's modern farmhouse architecture. We wanted the interior to feel like an acquired collection of pieces, nothing slick."

Loggia Designed as a four-season room, the loggia offers "the same sophistication as an interior space, while offering privacy and the allure of communing with the natural environment," says Colbert. "We wanted it to be comfortable and carefree, so we designed the space to work if you want to curl up with a good book or host an alfresco get-together."

Library "The classical elements of the library really spoke to me," says Hampton. "I used the idea of classical comfort as the guiding words for the room. I wanted the room to be one that is actually used! The space has two distinct seating areas—one for lounging and one for reading with a great glass of bourbon in hand."

Guest Suite "It's often assumed that traditionally muted colors are needed to create a serene space," says Cox. " W e wanted to create an inviting space but also include color and visual excitement. W e did this by layering without overembellishing, using texture and sheen, and incorporating softly contrasting colors."

THE LOOK

The two-story space, which was painted in Benjamin Moore's Sea Salt and Ocean Floor to provide a neutral backdrop for the eclectic furnishings, features a layered look with pieces like a custom tufted bench from Hollis & Knight ($3,380, hollisandknight.com), a blue Eames Fiberglas chair from Design Within Reach ($649, dwr.com), a handcrafted leather rug from Moore & Giles ($140 per square foot, mooreandgiles.com) and a Ralph Lauren Home chandelier ($2,200, circalighting).

The space connects the family room and outdoor patio with high-end natural elements, including a greenery wall for privacy and a seating area with a custom fire table featuring locally mined granite, slipper chairs from Lee Industries ($827 each, leeindustries.com), a bar trolley from GoHome Ltd. ($898, gohomeltd.com) and a Janus et Cie sectional ($11,104, janusetcie.com).

The entire library is lined in oak paneling with built-in bookcases. Hampton bleached the oak and used fabrics like pale celadon green from Elizabeth Hamilton (elizabethhamiltoncollection.com) to dial down the traditional masculinity. A chinoiserie panel by artist John Rosselli ( $ 3,600 ) hangs above an O Henry House sofa ($5,490, ohenryhouseltd.com) and reflects elements in an accompanying chinoiserie console table by Minton-Spidell ($5,700, michaelclearyllc.com).

The room features many custom elements including a muslin wallpaper, coordinating linen window treatments and fabric headboard by Ann McGuire Studio (annmcguirestudio.com), while the custom Belgian linen duvet ( $ 860 ) and shams ($220) from Ivy Lane Living (ivylaneliving.com) were piped in lilac velvet. The furniture and accessories include nightstand lamps by Oly Studio ($985, olystudio.com), an Ivy Lane private label chair ($175 per yard), upholstered Nobilis fabric and custom-lacquered nightstands by Codor Design ( $ 8,700 , codordesign.com).

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