DC Design House 2012, Part 2

April 12, 2012



This chinoiserie fabric {Cowtan and Tout} was the inspiration for the formal dining room at the DC Design House 2012 designed by Shazalynn Cavin-Winfey.  The designer gave traditional mahogany chairs a coat of blue paint to update their look. Pretty!





The atmosphere is formal but dreamlike- the room is suffused with a warm “peaches and cream ” glow.  Walls are covered with a creamy Farrow and Ball “Dragged Paper” and trim is painted out in a custom mix of Farrow and Ball’s ‘Tallow’ and ‘Fowler Pink’.







The warm tones are balanced by energizing accents of coral and blue. This beautiful watercolor on rice paper that hangs above the mantel is by Richmond artist, Ruth Bolduan.





Artist Ruth Bolduan


Though formal, the designer describes the room as “happy, sophisticated and youthful”.  Her favorite detail is the custom corner banquettes covered in a peach velvet.





A pair of framed  antique  Gracie wallpaper panels are “exquisite precursors to what might have been”.





The DC Design House 2012 opens to the public Saturday, April 14.   Go while the azaleas are still in bloom!



Shazalynn Cavin-Winfrey {SCW Interiors}



One Response

  1. I loved Shazalynn’s room – you’ve done a great piece on it. I didn’t realize she had the chairs painted. I was there Tuesday – sorry to not have run into you.

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