This is a bit belated, seeing as how the event is over, but it left such an impression that I still have to share this beautiful home with you!
At the end of April I attended the DC Design House with a couple of friends – a fun girls day out while the kids were in school. This year was a bit different than previous years, as the house was actually down the road from me in Virginia (not actually DC) and the house was new construction.
I was a bit disappointed when I heard the home was new construction – I’m an old home advocate! But the builders integrated salvaged materials and made an effort to give the house an “old farmhouse feel” with modern amenities. The result is a beautiful home with architectural character.
I want to share with you a few of my favorite spaces within the home. Come with me on the tour!
A wonderful bar on the front porch greets guests.
I’m in love with this elephant!
I have a thing for pleated skirt tables. I’m desperate to find a place for one in my home!
I like how the designer, Pamela Harvey, used a combination of materials. The stone planters on the table accent the stone wall in the background. And yet, the gold tones keep the glamour.
The dining room was stunning. Again, the designers (Akseizer and Brown) used many different materials and textures. Check out the timbers on the ceiling! I absolutely love the chrome chairs paired with the traditional wood table. However, I can’t say that I love the chandelier. To me, it is a little overwhelming in this space, and seems “off” to me a bit. What do you think?
A small detail that absolutely delighted me: these adorable knife rests!
Here’s a great shot of the beautiful stone walls in the lower gallery. I think this vignette of the Lucite chairs paired with the antique chest and modern photography is just stunning.
Another beautiful pleated skirt table! This upper gallery is such a bright and cheerful spot. Of course I have a soft-spot for the Chinese Chippendale chairs!
This pink and gold guest suite (designed by Alex Deringer & Courtney Cox) is so feminine and chic. I wasn’t sure how I felt about the window treatments matching the wallpaper, but in this space, I think it works. What do you think?
This built-in desk is just styled with such interesting pieces – it’s a neat little space with big impact.
The family room was one of my favorite rooms in the house. I love how designer Iantha Carley mixed different styles and accomplished a comfortable real room. I truly felt like this was a room that could be lived in, not just a “show room”.
How fabulous is this etagere with the giant foo dog? It is styled to perfection.
And these authentic mid century chairs were a show-stopper for me.
Finally, I could dream up some spectacular dinner parties on this patio!
Special thanks to the security guard/amateur photographer for getting our glamour shot in front of the house! I told him to take it far away and I guess he listened… can you see us??!
If you’re in the market for a beautiful home located just outside of Washington, D.C., you can grab this one for a mere $4.8 million. Check out the listing and more photos of the beautiful interior here.
Extra special thanks to Kathy & London for going with me to drool over the house and stunning interior design!