April 25, 2012

2012 DC Design House

Please stop by this year’s Show House at 4951 Rockwood Parkway in Washington, DC’s prestigious Spring Valley neighborhood to see this beautiful home, enjoy the creative style of some of the area’s finest designers and find inspiration for your own special space. Tours of the fully decorated home will take place April 14th – May 13th, with all ticket proceeds to benefit Children’s National Medical Center.  The majority of the furniture and accessories in the home are also for sale and all sale proceeds will go to Children’s as well.

We designed the Morning Room which sits adjacent to a beautiful flagstone patio and the homes grand exterior entertaining space. The room is enlivened by pops of indigo and citrine, grounded by quieter “Old World” creams and warm grays. The concept was to create a room that simultaneously calms and uplifts, a haven to awaken one’s senses in a tranquil yet stimulating environment.

Previously, the room was devoid of any architectural interest or detail.

The windows were covered in heavy iron grill work which blocked the view to the exterior.

The room was cold and uninviting.

Custom upholstery and a deco inspired Nancy Corzine coffee table ground the seating area. I love the vintage faux bamboo arm chairs which we found in Palm Beach.

The biggest challenge of this room was establishing a focal point. I designed the custom built in to add architectural integrity and ground the room. To add texture and pattern we backed fabric with paper and applied it to the back of the bookcase.

I had the table top faux finished in the marble style to add more pattern and texture.

I worked with local artist Robert Rae for this gorgeous abstract painting.

Follow the link below for tour hours and additional information.




2 Responses to “2012 DC Design House”

  1. Sarah Young

    This is an amazing room, I could stare at it for hours!! Beautiful job Marika! Would you mind sharing your fabric source for the navy pillows? Looking forward to seeing more of your work!


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