Last week, I had the pleasure of exploring the Washington Design Center's 2011 Dream Home: Jewel Tones of Design, consisting of eight rooms designed by local designers -- each inspired by a piece of jewelry. If I had to capture the overall ambiance of the Dream Home in a few words, I would offer "luxury," "texture," "sparkle" and "sophistication." Quite apropos of the theme! I was thrilled to be able to meet the designers and hear directly from them how they translated their inspiration piece into a room.
Let's take a tour of the first four rooms - along with the inspiration jewelry for each. Tune back in tomorrow for the rest of the home.
2. Living Room by Susan Nelson Interiors. Jewelry by Dina Mackney.
|Isn't this gorgeous?!|
|Talk about jewelry for a room - the chandelier dazzles.|
3. Media Room by Andy Staszak Interior Design. Jewelry by Adeler Jewelers.
|These earrings are made from 1st-century B.C. Roman silver coins depicting Cupid astride a goat. Stunning.|
|My favorite element in this room is the little lucite side table available through Donghia, which happened to be featured in this month's Elle Decor, along with a few other gorgeous designs. A little googling also led me to a post about this line of tables at Peak of Chic.|
4. Sitting Room by Willard and Palmer Interiors. Jewelry by Ann Hand.
|What could be more "D.C." than this?|
|The large-scale check on the walls is a fresh take on a classic. The coffee table is beautiful. And, since I am in a navy blue phase at the moment, I particularly like the window treatments and navy accents.|