Marika Meyer at the DC Design House 2012

April 11, 2012

 

 

Yesterday,  the DC Design House 2012 opened its doors to “press” for a preview. It was a glorious spring day with azaleas at their peak in the green environs of Spring Valley, Washington, D.C. Farrow and Ball is a sponsor this year, so I was looking forward to seeing how designers worked their magic with these complex subdued paints and papers.

 

One of my favorite rooms was “The Morning Room” by designer Marika Meyer.

 

 

photo Angie Seckinger Photography

 

In the designer’s words,  ”Enlivened  by pops of indigo and citrine, grounded by quieter “Old World” creams and grays, the light -filled Morning Room simultaneously calms and uplifts…”

 

 

 

… “Our subdued palette starts with Farrow and Ball’s Dragged Papers gracing the walls and continues in the subtle gray pattern of the linen drapery {Quadrille} framing the floor to ceiling windows.”

 

 

 

” A stunning Oushak rug {Stark Carpet New Oriental Juliette Collection} that has similar ethereal tones but also punches of bright blue and citrine makes the space at once timeless and fresh.”

 

 

 

photo Angie Seckinger Photography

 

A large Robert Rea abstract balances the view of the outside terrace.

 

 

 

More color play of indigo and citrine against a backdrop of quiet gray.

 

 

photo Angie Seckinger Photography

 

A striking lattice -patterned Stroheim fabric lines the back of custom built-ins.

 

 

 

photo Angie Seckinger Photography

 

The effect is ethereal and hushed with glorious light bringing the subtle soft tones of Farrow and Ball neutrals to life.

 

 

More posts to come on other favorite rooms at The DC Design House 2012. It  runs from April 14- May 13.  Don’t miss it!

 

Photographs 1,3,5 and 6 via Angie Seckinger Photography