I'm very excited to feature Sally Steponkus, a talented designer whose fresh, stylish work is a favorite of mine! Last fall at the NSO Celebrations design event I fell in love with her chinoiserie dining room and the crush continued this spring at the DC Design House where she created a modern sitting room pairing Farrow & Balls taupey-brown Mouse's Back with yellow. (This room is a must see - click here for the pics) I think it is one of the most succesful rooms in the whole showhouse.

Whether it's a traditional or more contemporary room, Sally has a great eye for detail and color and a confident sense of how much is just-enough but not too much. Love the choice of the black chandelier and the simple accessories in this dining room. The striped chairs are terrific. All photography is by Angie Seckinger.
photos: Angie Seckinger
A simple edging on these curtains elevates them to a whole other level.
More refined, classic styling that is still warm and inviting.
Sally has a talent for selecting great chairs - love these.
A comfortable space to gather that although relaxed still has a nice, tailored edge to it. Kind of like pairing a crisp white shirt with jeans - comfy but a bit dressy at the same time.
This wallpaper is gorgeous and plays off the striped upholstery nicely. Love the flaired wing chairs - this unexpected touch keeps the room fresh and current. Really like the shells paired with the orchid arrangement.

photos: Angie Seckinger
From a neutral and restful design to ...
fun, hip color with attitude. This design is for Sassanova, a chic Georgetown shoe salon.
Now for more fun - Sally included pics from her own apartment! I'm partial to greek key borders and like how the trim on the curtain ties in with the key motif on the pillow.

photos: Angie Seckinger
If Domino magazine was still around I could see these chairs and pillows fitting right in.
More great chairs! Homer's Odd Isn't He did a great interview of Sally back in October. In his post he gave the background on her zebra chairs. "Recently I purchased chairs for myself (Craigslist) and recovered them in a wonderful Sea Cloth chocolate zebra print on the front with China Seas ivory linen and chocolate polka dots on the back."
Happy and cheerful bedding. I've only met Sally briefly but I have a feeling that having her as your interior designer would be a fun and cheerful experience too! Sally's firm has now expanded to include associate Heather Safferstone. To see more great interiors, visit Sally Steponkus Interiors.
 
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