Thursday, May 5, 2011

Capital Design

They did it again.

The 2011 Washington D.C Design house is amazing. If you didn't know, this is the fourth annual DC Design House Designer competition and this year, the home is most impressive. The house is a 1925 Tudor and thanks to this renovation, it is once again ready to be the center of attention. The house is located in the Forest Hills neighborhood of Northwest Washington DC and is open for tours until May 8,  2011. (20 dollars and ALL proceeds benefit the Children's National Medical Center)

Here is how it works.

Leading designers from the area enter the contest and once selected are giving a month to transform their respective areas. The architects, designers and decorators are asked to use current industry trends to inspire the daily visitors. Once completed, the house is open for tours and put on the market for sale (currently listed for 4.9 million)

Here are a couple of highlights.

David Mitchell's masculine bedroom features a cowhide floor covering and vintage bird prints

The master bedroom designed by Iantha Carley features gorgeous green and white geometric print by David Hicks

Iantha Carley also designed the dressing room which opens into the master suite

family room by Barbara Francesk
Barbara Franceski of Alexandria furnished the family room with multiple seating areas and lots of textures, including: leather, steel, wood, alpaca and crystal.

Camille Saum furnished this romantic dining room with dramatic French-style chairs covered in yellow patent leather. In a designer twist, she upholstered the backs in floral linen

Click here if you are in the Washington DC area and would like to tour this home

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