This family was downsizing from a much bigger house, so a disciplined process of editing was in order for the interiors of the new house we designed for them in DC’s Phillips Park.
The owners chose only their most beloved art and antiques, which they had acquired on multiple trips to France and Europe. They also wanted to reuse as much of their existing furniture as possible. With these priorities as our guide, we identified singular “inspiration” pieces for each room in the house, which was designed to emulate the small chateaux in France’s Dordogne region.
A stately armoire anchors the family room, while an antique, inlaid piano occupies the living room. Distinctive artwork hangs in the library, and a prized antique farm table centers the breakfast room. Once we identified the major pieces for each space, we inventoried the owner’s furnishings, and re-upholstered pieces in new combinations to freshen the look from what they had before. Next came accessories, rugs and lighting.
Through all of this mixing and matching, our clients got the smaller, in-town house they sought, while their favorite collections, rearranged, took on an entirely new perspective.