An elegant, traditional town home in Washington, DC. provides a restful retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Restful Master Bedroom, Washington, DC
A beautiful custom bed by Hickory Chair is upholstered in a Bennison floral fabric, with a matching bedside desk, also by Hickory Chair. The windows are dressed in London shades on curved boards in the matching fabric with tassel trim. The beaded ceiling fixture is from Canopy Designs.
Detail, Master Bedside Table
A small desk by Hickory Chair serves as a bedside table, with a beautiful Chelsea House green table lamp with a shirred shade providing reading light.
View of Beaded Chandelier
The custom chandelier by Canopy Designs has delicate seafoam glass beads applied to the frame.
Coral floral arrangements provide pops of color in the master bedroom.
Sitting Room, Washington, DC
A beautiful calm living room resides on the second floor, with a sofa reupholstered in a coral velvet by Schumacher, and a pair of bow front chairs in a lively Cowtan and Tout floral. A round Thibaut ottoman upholstered in a Jerry Pair leather serves as a coffee table, and the walls are papered in a Cowtan and Tout grasscloth with a green trellis pattern. The brass chandelier is by Circa Lighting, and the space is grounded by a Fibreworks sisal rug.
Side Table, Detail Shot
Velvet Sofa Detail
Detail shot of sofa scroll arm with contrast velvet piping in blue. The skirt has a matching applied tape trim, and there is a matching button detail at the pleat. A mahogany fretwork side table by Sherrill Furniture sits nearby.
Sitting Room chandelier
The brass chandelier, by Circa Lighting, has a an elegant organic detail.
Serene Blue Hall Bath
A wallpaper from Zoffany in delicate blues amps up a shared hall bath. A relaxed Roman shade in a natural linen, with blue banding, softens the window, and still allows for ample light to enter the space.
Detail Shot, Hall Bath Vanity
A close up shot focuses in on the polished chrome faucet mounted atop the traditional console sink. The Zoffany wallcovering in soothing blues peaks behind.
Guest Bedroom with Bed Canopy
A welcoming nook is created in a guest bedroom with a custom bed canopy in linen. A board mounted valance hangs above the headboard, with pleated back and side panels. A pair of functional reading sconces by Circa lighting are mounted above the headboard. Antique rugs warm up the space, and at the foot of the bed sits an antique bench upholstered in a fun dragon inspired Carlton V fabric.
Detail Shot of Guest Room Bedside Reading Sconce
A pivoting sconce in a brass finish with a white linen shade is mounted over top of the bed panel.
Detail Shot Roman Shade
A detail of the soft folds on the relaxed Roman shade in the guest bedroom. The sides and bottom hem of the shade have an applied navy banding.
Eclectic Reading Room
A more casual space on the third floor serves as an informal reading room, or space for watching television. A pair of Oly etageres flanks a small skirted sofa, and a pair of mismatched chairs add to the conversation. Finds from the client’s travels are proudly displayed, with a vibrant oil painting stealing the show.
Detail Shot of Ceramic Garden Stool in Burnt Orange
Shot of Faceted Lantern
A brass globe lantern with frosted glass is mounted to an original ceiling medallion.
The dining room walls are covered in a gorgeous coral hand-painted wallcovering by Gracie, and windows are dressed with vibrant yellow silk draperies. An antique crystal chandelier illuminates the antique mahogany dining table.
Detail Shot Dining Table Centerpiece
At the center of the dining table sits a quatrefoil-shaped tray lined in antique mirror, with a beautiful green floral arrangement, and decorative porcelain figurines.
Detail Shot, Tea Set
An antique tea set with hand-painted butterflies is at the ready on an antique demilune in the dining room. The coral Gracie hand-painted wallpaper is visible behind, with depictions of blooming tree branches and birds.
Detail Shot, Gracie Wallpaper
A detail shot of a colorful bird perched on a tree branch painted on a coral silk ground.
Elegant Living Room
The formal living room on the first floor greets visitors with a grand fireplace with a massive brass mirror mounted above the mantel. A pair of Thibaut settees upholstered in green sit on either side, with a pair of antique black chinoiserie cane chairs facing the fireplace. Black nesting tables with gold detailing provide a landing place, and a custom wool and silk area rug ties the space together.
Additional Living Room Shot, Display Cabinets
This shot of the living room showcases the stunning custom David Iatesta display cabinets which flank the fireplace. The cabinets are constructed of beautiful crotch mahogany and the glass doors have brass mullions. The interior is painted coral to correspond with the draperies on the bay window.
A pair of antique cane chairs are upholstered in a lovely Clarence House velvet. Above a series of Chelsea House wall brackets display antique collectibles. The Century black nesting coffee table sits in the foreground.
Informal Dining Nook
The kitchen has been reimagined in a Brunschwig & Fils green and white toile wallpaper with Roman shades in a matching print. The pendant by Circa Lighting also boasts a matching shade. The fretwork dining chairs provide a punch of color with a burnt orange frame. The cabinetry was given new life with new drawer frames and hardware.
Detail Shot Living Room pillows
The living room pillows feature antique textiles.
Detail Living Room Floral Arrangement
View of Antique Pendant
Part of the charm of revamping an old house are the antique fixures with patina, such as this brass pendant.
Living Room Settee
The living room settees, by Thibaut, are upholstered in a Colefax & Fowler fabric. The windows are dressed in soft valances with full length drapery panels, fabricated in a beautiful soft Grove Brothers fabric.
Bench in Bay Window
A bench with a curved back is upholstered in a beautiful cut velvet by GP & J Baker. It is nestled into the living room’s front window, which is dressed in drapery panels in a soft orange.
A custom stone mosaic backsplash ties into the toile green and white wallpaper enveloping the rest of the space. The cabinetry has been provided a new life with new drawer fronts in a bright white, with brass and lucite hardware by House of Antique Hardware.
Custom Living Room Pillow
A custom pillow case is fabricated using an antique embroidered textile and Samuel & Sons tassel trim. The antique chair is upholstered in a beautiful Clarence House velvet.
Detail of Living Room Wall Bracket
A black and gold wall bracket by Chelsea House displays a hand-painted urn in the formal living room.
Detail Shot, Mahjong Tiles
One of the artworks in the formal living room is this framed collection of antique Mahjong tiles.
Detail Shot, Crane Candle Holder
On the living room mantel sits a beautifully hand-painted herend crane candle holder. The details are what make this space so special.
Detail Shot, Living Room Display Cabinet
The David Iatesta cabinet features glass shelving, and interior lighting to highlight the collections stored within. The doors are impeccably detailed with brass mullions.
View of the Exterior
The home is a multilevel townhome in Georgetown with plenty of historic charm. The main entry features a pair of double doors.