Before & After: Washington D.C. Townhouse

Do you recall the 1960’s Washington D.C. townhouse I designed with Jeff Lincoln that was featured in House Beautiful last year? I recently stumbled on some of the “before” pics while purging files on my computer and was reminded what a transformation that was! We essentially flipped the script on the whole house, beginning with an amped up color palette of turquoise blue, white, black, and touches of red. If you’re a fan of before & afters hold onto your hats because this one’s a doozy!

dining room
Mahogany red be gone! We lightened up the dreary dining room with shimmering De Gournay Plum Blossom wallpaper and a 1940’s French chandelier for an added element of glamour and whimsy.


living room
Jeff and I created a custom wall color that unifies everything in this salon-style living room. Turquoise blue was a bold choice but we were lucky to find a perfect balance so that it really opened up the space and showcased the art beautifully.


The red, white, and blue color palette in the library was our chic, patriotic ode to Georgetown. The zebra rug adds an exotic vibe and the silver ceiling lifts the dark walls so they don’t look too heavy.


The kitchen underwent a complete facelift. We injected a jolt of pattern and color with the Ann Sacks tile backsplash which served as a great counterpoint to the modern and sleek cabinetry.


We tried to find a good balance of masculine and feminine for the master bedroom and I think we did just that with a silver-blue color palette mixed with more delicate details.


sun room
Femme fatale! What was previously a breakfast room we converted into an ultra-chic solarium with blush pink walls and hand-carved stone tile floor by Robert Kuo for Ann Sacks.

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