Lively Apartment Therapy DC Meet Up last night !
Couldn’t resist posting a few of these fabulous pieces by local DC artist and illustrator Chris Bishop.
The design panel included three of DC’s most “current” designers, Zoe Feldman, Vastu’s Eric Kole, and Alex Sanchez. The panel shared their insights about “trends” and how they affect the DC design market. They were in agreement about a few things.
~Clients are spending more “smartly”
~A “green mentality” has consumers turning to pieces that are locally sourced
~A global, more rough hewn look is “in”
~Architecture, scale, proportion should dictate design
~Matchy bedroom sets are a no-no
The designers also shared some details about new “projects” on the horizon.
~Zoe Feldman will be launching a new blog “Zoe Frenia”, which she promises to be “irreverent and frenetic”
~Eric Kole will appear on HGTV’s premiere episode of “Showhouse Showdown”, airing September 12 at 10pm ET
~Alex Sanchez will appear in Uptown Magazine and has an open house, showcasing his “renovation style” at 26 T St. NE, on September 11
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And for more “words of wisdom” from these three designers, you can check out the Twitter stream of #apttherapydc and @aposhgirl (I had trouble photographing, listening, drinking AND tweeting at the same time ; )