On Tuesday—a perfectly crisp and sunny early spring day—the 2014 DC Design House opened its doors to the press. This year, 29 spaces were transformed, and the results are stunning. Many designers played off the era of the home, built in 1929, to create rooms that reflect the period while embracing a fresh, modern sensibility. Visitors will find inspiration throughout the house, which showcases some of the latest in wallcoverings, paint treatments, furniture, fabric and
This year’s design teams are Camille Saum, Marika Meyer, Nadia Subaran, Victoria Sanchez, Joanne Fitzgerald, Jeff Akseizer and Jamie Brown, Naseera Moore-Lawrence and Nicolette Powell, Katherine Vernot-Jonas, Tracy Morris, Nestor Santa-Cruz, Kelley Proxmire, Susan Donelson and Sharon Bubenhofer, Allie Mann, Dennese Guadeloupe-Rojas and Diane Taitt, Cindy McClure, Nancy Colbert, Deborah Broockerd, Chad Alan, Melissa McLay, TJ Monahan, Cheryl Lynn Doyle and Anne Wenzel, Beth Boggs of C2 Paint, Christopher Cahill and architects Jim Rill and David Benton. Landscape designers include Blake Dunlevy and Gina Benincasa and Stephen Wlodarczyk.
The three-level, six-bedroom house is located at 4600 Linnean Avenue, NW, in DC’s Forest Hills neighborhood. The house will be open April 13 through May 11; admission is $25 and proceeds benefit the Children’s National Health System. Visit dcdesignhouse.com for more information. And for complete coverage of the Design House, see the July/August issue of Home & Design. —Julie Sanders