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DC Design House

This year I am privileged to say that I contributed to the fabulous room, “Chic Retreat” by  Barbara Brown Interiors at the DC Design House.

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“The 9th annual D.C. Design House opens to the public October 1, 2016. Each year, one local home has every single room redesigned by local interior designers and architects.

Located at 2509 Foxhall Road, NW, this year’s house is a whopping 11,242 square feet, and most recently served as a temporary house for the French ambassador while his real home was under construction. The home has five floors, seven bedrooms, three kitchens, eight full bathrooms, an infinity pool, a wine cellar and sauna.

All furnishings and accessories in the house are for sale — and so is the home itself, which is listed for a cool $10.8 million, according to the Design House website.

Proceeds from this month-long event benefit Children’s National Health System. The house closes Oct. 30.” -NBC4

Barbara Brown Interiors designed the “Chic Retreat” which is on the top floor.  A lady’s study/retreat/reading room has been expertly curated with chinoiserie inspired accessories, custom designed and built furniture, and features soothing colors and textures, but not without the occasional surprise.  I was asked to create chinoiserie monochromatic vignettes on the walls as well as verre eglomise surfaces for both the writing desk and built in cabinet top.

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Desk designed by Barbara Brown, built and painted by Summerhill Cabinets, and top by Cunningham Studios
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Desk top before installation. Verre Eglomise (reverse painted and gilded glass)
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A little Chinoiserie lantern in a tree
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A little Chinoiserie bridge
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Bookcase designed by Barbara Brown, built and painted by Summerhill Cabinets, and gilded by Cunningham Studios
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