I had the most fun opportunity this week! Weschler’s Auctioneers in downtown Washington, DC asked me to design their front window! They’re hosting a series called “Designer’s Best Bids”, and the task sounded simple: use items from the upcoming auction to create a space. I honestly credit my college theatre scene design classes, where I would wait until the night before and design a set in a few hours on nothing but caffeine and youth. I had neither going into this task, but the limited time sure had my adrenaline going!
I started by doing a walk-through and snapping pics of anything I thought I might want to use. Weschler’s has SO many amazing items up for auction that it could have been easy to get overwhelmed.
I feel this is where my creative capital lays – seeing the potential in a piece. I knew right away that this blue chaise would be part of my vignette, and I was drawn to the Chinoiserie corner chair and the Albini rattan pouf. I also found a great secretary desk that I knew would be fun to style.
Here’s a view of the space in the beginning. It’s about 10′ by 5′. I was really wanting to make that brass bar cart part of my scene, but in the end it just wasn’t right.
Here’s the final view! I’m so thrilled with how it turned out!
This experience was so fun, and everyone at Weschler’s was so nice (thanks for all your help, Megan)! If you’re downtown DC at 9th and E St NW, please stop by and check out Weschler’s window! And definitely check out their auction schedule – they have weekly auctions and more!