You hear the term “Mid-Century Modern” a lot in the design world today. Whether it’s a bar cart at Target or a vintage sideboard from 1stdibs, the Mid-Century trend seems to be everywhere you look. There’s good reason too. With its clean lines and preference for function over embellishment, this style is universally appealing. Best of all, it brings us back to a nostalgic era of uber-cool Don Draper types.
If the kitchen is considered the heart of the home, the living room must be its soul. Every special gathering seems to find its focus in this expansive space. For my family, this is where we unwind after a long day. We come together to discuss our highs and lows, readying ourselves for the possibility of tomorrow. Sometimes, I have a great book in my hand, and others, a great martini!
In honor of National Read a Book Day, we’re sharing some of our favorite spaces to read. We made it a bit challenging by asking for places outside of the home (tricky, as I love to read in bed). The team could also divulge places they’ve only dreamt of curling up with a great read. So ready yourselves for a lovely tour, some locales exotic, some sunshine-filled, and all perfect for the newest best-seller.
Today’s project reveal is for the entertainers at heart. What do you do when you love to host family and friends, but simply don’t have the space to do it? That was the dilemma facing our Georgetown client. With four children and two dogs, this family of 8 was quickly outgrowing their current home. They needed more space, a home with outdoor living areas and a big game room indoors. Most importantly, they wanted to create a comfortable retreat for all of their guests year round.
Interior designers don’t only think about the inside of a home. We consider the outside too! Bringing the outside in is an essential component of interior design. Mature trees and lush landscaping give that curb appeal everyone loves coming home to after a long day. We want to extend that warm welcome from sidewalk to entry.