It's official, all memories of the National Symphony Orchestra showhouse are in the distant past, the DC Design House is THE showhouse for Washington. There's a great mix of established, well known designers with new, emerging designers whom I imagine will remember this showhouse as a big turning point in their careers.

Thank you to the organizers of the showhouse who welcomed bloggers to Press Day - I have some great images to show, the first post will be up Monday. (The duties of my day job took precedence over blogging last night!) But here are a few previews. The living room above was created by the masterful designer, Frank Babb Randolph. No web site - but I guess when you create such classic, interesting rooms word of mouth suffices. Loved everything about the living room!
The Butler's Pantry/Kitchen was designed by Rosi Kallivokas of Clive Christian Washington. To say it a high-end kitchen is an understatement, the craftmanship is incredible. However, it has a really comfortable vibe and is full of great design details that can be adapted at other price points. Besides it was fun drooling over it!
Farrow & Ball put on a wonderful luncheon spread and June B Sweet Cafe served the most delicious array of sweets. They were incredible!! The showhouse is open from April 10 - May 9 and benefits the Children's National Medical Center.
 
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