This rowhouse was such a pleasure to design and install. A young family with Texas roots and fun taste needed an overhaul to make their house a functional home for years to come. We worked through plans to blow out the existing kitchen and create storage and style that could withstand two cute little boys while remaining sophisticated enough for their parents.
This project was such a pleasure to work on! Fun clients (and sweet friends) with great taste and a sophisticated understanding of design. The sunroom below was meant to be the answer to a typical man cave - a space fit for entertaining girlfriends and relaxing. I think it's safe to say that just about anyone would happy in this space!
Photos By Anna Routh Barzin
Architecture By Barnes Vanze Architects
Another sweet family ready to make their house a home. After renovations completed with Thomson & Cooke architects, I came in to furnish and finish the main living areas and master suite. Blues, grey, greens and durability were the main components we worked with and a mix of new and old mixed with textured grasscloth and fresh lighting brought this space to life.
This home was and still is such a pleasure to work on! Talk about a fun family and realistic, style savvy clients. They purchased their home in Chevy Chase and were eager to start making it a home room by room. Functional, comfortable, stylish and able to withstand kiddos and cocktail parties alike! Our initial focus was the family room and office and we are now making our way through the living and dining room. More to come!
FAMILY ROOM BELOW
FAMILY OFFICE BELOW
LIVING ROOM IN PROGRESS BELOW
Y'ALL. We had a baby! We have a baby! His name is Tucker Manning Matthews and he is the most precious chunk of rolls and love. We cannot get enough. Everything everyone says about parenthood is true. It's exhausting, there will be tears (for days) and it is the biggest heart bursting love you cannot even imagine.
Blog posts over here will remain all about everything decorating, that's what you came for after all, but I dried my hair and put on makeup and EARRINGS for one of the first times in weeks so it deserves to be documented. And the kiddo deserves to be debuted because I'm biased and he's the cutest kid in the world and I married the greatest guy in the world. I mean, emotions, people, emotions. Pouring out all the time.
And since we put the baby in a bucket for a bath, I had to share. He was optimistically cautious about the whole experience.
Okay one more, and then a nursery tour from the iPhone.
We moved into Casa Rodman, as I lovingly refer to our abode, in late June while construction was still happening. Finishing touches and installations continued all the way up to the day before Tucker was born and there are still many holes to fill in (rugs/art to be hung/decorating in general since I am my own worst client and have commitment issues when it comes to our home) but I was sure to finish the nursery before anything else. And it evolved into the cutest little jungle space.
Above is obviously a glimpse through the iPhone - I need the professional touch of Anna or Laura to really show it off one day. And speaking of those two ladies, tomorrow I'll be featuring my favorite shots that they've captured over my years of working with them as part of Jana Bek's #CameraReadyInteriors series. Along with 24 other designers and bloggers, I'll share the gorgeous shots they get time and time again. Check back mañana for more!