A few weeks ago it was the downstairs of the DC Design House Bare Bones tour - now for the upstairs where it's still all about fresh color.

C2 paints, one of the Design House sponsors, is creating a fun pet hang-out as part of their transformation of the back stairs.  Love the planned mix of patterns.

Designer Nancy Colbert of Design Partners has a pretty master bedroom planned with pops of juicy orange, including in this beautiful abstract painting. 

Dennese Guadeloupe-Rojas of Interiors by Design and Diane Taitt of DeSpace Designs are joining forces for the Master Sitting Room.  Check out the planned pattern for the ceiling - it's designed to be removable.

Fresh, pretty colors and details will be featured in the guest room of Susan Donelson and Sharon Bubenhofer of Cleveland Hall Design.  

Here's the 3rd floor bathroom before.  The original tile is absolutely stunning in my book and I think, not sure, it is a part of the vibrant, new design that Anne Wenzel has planned.

Melissa McLay has a fun, chic design ready for the third floor guest room that features a fabric by Annapolis based Victoria Larson.

Now for this not so nice bathroom that lost its vintage beauty after a few bad attempts at upgrading over the decades.

To the rescue is TJ Monahan of ibby - a division of Case/Design Remodeling.  TJ is an architect who knows the challenges of cost-effective, bathroom remodeling with houses built during various decades.  He's created an amazing service that lets you design and price your bathroom remodel using custom software that gives a cost estimate as you add in elements.  One of the interesting features is that you choose when your home was built, which lets them factor in the type of remodeling you'll need.  After you design it, you can order free samples, buy the design, or schedule a consultation to have the space built.   I had a little fun with it myself and converted my 1954 hall bath to have a walk-in shower.

Finally, Chad Allen will be taking this tiny, former sewing room and creating an office with fabulous pieces and interesting lines.  Case in point, this amazing bookshelf.

So, that's just a few of the spaces planned for the second and third levels of the DC Design House, April 13 - May 11.  All the info here

Second Floor

Guest Bedroom 1 – Susan Donelson and Sharon Bubenhofer of Cleveland Hall Design, Alexandria, VA
Guest Bathroom 1 – Allie Mann of Case Design/Remodeling, Inc., Bethesda, MD and Falls Church, VA
Second Floor Family Room – Dennese Guadeloupe-Rojas of Interiors by Design, Silver Spring, MD and Diane S. Taitt of DeSpace Designs, Washington DC
Guest Bathroom 2 – Cindy McClure of Grossmueller’s Design Consultants, Washington DC
Master Bedroom – Nancy Colbert of Design Partners, McLean, VA
Master Walk-In Closet – Deborah Broockerd of Closet Factory of Waldorf, MD
Master Bathroom – Cindy McClure of Grossmueller’s Design Consultants, Washington DC
Office – Chad Alan of Chad Alan Designs, Washington DC

Third Floor

Guest Bedroom 3 – Melissa McLay of Melissa McLay Interiors, Severna Park, MD
Guest Bathroom 3 – TJ Monahan of ibby/Case Design/Remodeling, Inc., Bethesda, MD/Falls Church, VA
Guest Bedroom 4 – Cheryl Lynn Doyle of Doyle Interiors, Washington DC
Guest Bathroom 4 – Anne Wenzel of ADW Design, Gaithersburg, MD
Back Stairhall – Beth Boggs of C2 Paint, Potomac Paint, Alexandria, Arlington, Chantilly, VA

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