Our clients have lived all over the world, and took their honeymoon to Positano, Italy. After bringing back a lively and colorful hand painted table custom made for them, they wanted to incorporate it into their home as a treasured piece of art. This cherished piece became the focal point in the design.
The condo in Washington, DC, was dark, dated, and significantly closed off. We took the space down to the studs, opened up walls, created arches, and made the home feel open, bright, uplifting, and modern Italian inspired.
With the bright and colorful table as the centerpiece, all other aspects of the design had to compliment it without competing for attention. By restricting the color palette to soft creams, tans, golds, and blues, the condo transformed into a visually connected and peaceful retreat. A custom designed kitchen and banquette gave our clients storage tailored to the items they use often, and not so often, so that downsizing to a smaller space actually fit their lives better than their previous home with more space that served little practical function.
The kitchen has no backsplash as you see. Our client is an artist and often makes handmade tile. We reserved this backsplash space for her to be creative and put her passion into the homes’ aesthetic.
On this project, we partnered with Stuart Thomson of Thomson Carpentry LLC.