This NW Washington Cape style home provides a beautiful backdrop for our artist/client’s work. The family’s collection of antiques and art provided us with a foundation that requested simple elegance. Light filled windows, linen slipcovers and velvet pillows invite you to relax and unwind.
This 1798 Frederick County bank barn was converted into a home in 1976. The new owners transformed the structure into a chic lakeside dwelling using classic “French” forms with casual slipcovered seating. This clever mix is a fresh twist that translates into easy living.
Mature trees made natural light in this new kitchen workspace a challenge. A glass “greenhouse” roof solved the problem with style. Combining exposed brick walls, reclaimed wood floors and stainless steel cabinets gave this 20th century colonial a 21st century attitude.
A busy couple wanted a casual getaway where they could retreat from their hectic lifestyle. With limited time to travel or manage two households, they did the next best thing and built their new home with a “resort” attitude.
Pairing structural elements that would be found in a typical Maryland barn with clean modern furnishings, we created contrast between rustic and refined. The bright white quartz counter tops and glass chandelier are the surprise, while fumed wood finishes and concrete floors are simply appropriate.
South Mountain peaks through the northeast windows of the barn so it was a natural place for lounge and café seating. We added a layer of Echophon panels to provide additional sound absorption. Placing them in a “cloud” fashion and augmenting a few of the panels with LED lights created a stunning ceiling sculpture.