D.C Design House

This weekend I had the privilege to visit the D.C Design House. Every year top designers from the area are selected to design a home to raise funds for the Children's National Health System. This year there were 24 designers chosen for the 29 room home in NW D.C. This house was inspiring to tour and I took so many pictures for you that I will break up this post into two.
The almost 8,000 sq. foot stone home was built in 1929 by Marshall B. Coyne and family who owned the Madison Hotel in D.C and collected art and antiques. 
As you enter the glossy turquoise front doors you see a beautiful painted checkerboard pattern entrance with a gorgeous three story staircase. 
To the right, you enter the dining room designed by the talented Marika Meyer who incorporated symmetry with Chinoiserie motifs  inspiration and plenty of pattern play that is quite sophisticated. 

                                                       I love this fretwork detail on the ceiling.
After the dining room, you enter the luxurious butler's pantry designed by Aidan Designs. They incorporated a rich navy blue cabinetry with gold modern hardware. Even the radiator is gorgeous with the gold meshing and navy trim to cover it. And the gold modern chandelier is amazing!

Off the pantry is a sun room that used to be a covered porch, but the designer (Victoria Sanchez) enclosed it and used a lot of windows for the space. This neutral room has quite a bit of amazing pattern play in here. Even the ceiling was wallpapered with a light geometric design that matches with the window treatments.
Off the sun room is is an amazing custom gourmet kitchen, again by Aidan Designs. Burnished cherry cabinets hide the enormous refrigerator and freezers and gives a warm element to the room and look amazing with the dark soapstone counters. The back splash looks like marble, but it's porcelain marble look. 

               I loved this peacock wallpaper in the main floor powder room designed by Gatega Inteiors.
Don't even get me started on the landscaping- which is amazing! There is so much variety here- a pergola of your dreams, stone patio and pea gravel sitting area, pool and hot tub- you get the idea. 

This tile just blew me away! How fun! The bathroom/locker room off of the pool area is a great idea and so chic.

Off of the pool area is a living room and entertainment room (desinged by Akseizer Design Group) and peaking through to the next room is a dreamy children's play room.
The tone on tone colors of this room is beautiful. How amazing is that built in modern fireplace with t.v and shelves? And you could just go through the french doors out to the pool again. Truly, a stunner.
Want to see more? I will show you the rest of this amazing house tomorrow. If you live in the D.C area I highly suggest going! It's truly inspirational in every room and it supports a great cause.


  1. Thanks for the pretty tour, Tracy! I'll tune in tomorrow! :)

  2. Looks great Tracy! It was so fun going there with you! You got some great pics!

  3. That is such an inspiring house tour, especially since it is meant to support the Children’s National Health System. That house has the perfect ambiance with each and every design being meaningful. I'm sure it's a real privilege to have been given a chance to visit there. Kudos to the designers for doing a great job in making each and every corner of that house beautiful! Thanks for sharing those gorgeous pictures, Tracy! All the best to you!

    Justin Garrett @ Buzz Homes