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This is the Blog about me, what I like, what I do and what I am interested in. As one of Washington DC's most popular and respected interior designers I get to do a lot. The idea of this Blog is to express my opinions and interests in the world of interiors, product design, food, fashion and current issues. I love living in Washington DC.


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Thursday, March 3, 2011

Spring Show House

In most large metropolitan areas during the Spring there is always a designer show-house. In Washington it is the DC Design House that raises money for Children’s Hospital, one of my favorite charities. So, I choose to participate. Most of the time when I design a show-house room I choose one of the larger main rooms, like a living room or dining room. But this year I wanted to do a small intimate space, so I am designing a small bedroom on the 2nd floor. One of the most interesting parts of a show-house is the transition from a room of horrors to something beautiful, functional and appealing. This year I've decided to take a slightly different approach and design a room for guys. Show-houses have a tendency to be over run by a lack of originality, so that everything tends to look the same. It seems like a lot of young designers don’t take the time to develop their own voice, and as result they become interchangeable.

Over the next month I will be posting photos of the progress and final installation of the room. So, lets start with the before.

To give you more of an idea of how this all works,  here are some photos of the last DC Design House where I participated.  The house was a beautiful Victorian in Georgetown, and Elizabeth and I designed the Living Room.

A showhouse always begins with an empty room. Sometimes you are lucky and the space already has great bones, which makes it easier to have a wonderful decorating project.

When you have great bones then you need great things to go in it.


  1. You are SO on my list for a future DreamHome at the WDC...

  2. David,

    Beautiful room. I love design, and been fan of your work for years. What are those plants flanking the window? Just great.


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