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Interior Design Ideas: Merging Diverse Style with Classic Design

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Wentworth’s Interior Design
Work Reflects Washington, DC’s
Diverse Architecture and
International Sense of Style

Do you feel like your home’s interior doesn’t complement the original architecture and style of your historic home? Washington, DC homes have a unique style that is representative of the area’s varied culture, one that is based on Washingtonians’ love of global travel and appreciation of international furniture and art. Because our homeowners’ tastes greatly differ, our interior design work is both eclectic and transitional, lending itself to Washington’s diverse architecture and sense of style.

Project Details: Interior Design Ideas for Living Rooms, Dining Rooms & Home Decor

painting and fireplace inform room color scheme

An Alexander Calder
Painting and New Fireplace
Mantel Inform the
Room’s Color Scheme

Recently, Wentworth completed an interior design project for homeowners who live in a stone and brick Tudor-style home in the Forest Hills neighborhood of Washington, DC. The home, built in the 1930s, has a grand 16′ x 30′ living room that was constructed with a colonial style revival style wood fireplace mantel. In order to give the home aesthetic consistency, we replaced the mantel with a new pre-cast stone mantel in the Jacobean style that better complements the style of the home, with a black honed slate hearth and surround. The new mantel, along with an Alexander Calder painting and the homeowners’ grand piano, became the living room’s focal point.

elegant dining table

An Elegant Dining
Table Makes the Room
Ideal for Entertaining

DC Home Interior Design Color Scheme

Playing off the vivid colors and shapes in the Alexander Calder painting, our design team limited the colors in the living room to gold tones – beautiful wheat and yellow, with touches of red throughout. Drapery panels of a sheer fabric were also custom designed and fabricated for the half round bay windows.

DC Home Interior Design Furniture Choice & Arrangement

custom dining room chairs

Custom Dining Room Chairs
in Understated Golden
Mohair Add Seating and
Style to the Dining Room

In order to create intimate and comfortable seating spaces within the large living room, we designed three seating groups. In the first, the Calder painting over the mantel and fireplace is the focal point, and two custom sofas covered in a heavily textured Groundworks fabric flank the fireplace. A pair of Barbara Barry keyhole-back chairs upholstered in buttery-smooth worsted wool from Rogers & Goffigon, face the fireplace. A second seating area is located in the light-filled bay adjacent to the piano. Two red mohair chairs are grouped around a crotch mahogany-top round table. At the opposite end of the room, a large scale chaise lounge chair and another pair of chairs offer intimate conversation space, making the room ideal for entertaining, from the smallest family gathering to a catered cocktail party!

barbara barry keyhole chairs

Barbara Barry Keyhole
Chairs Add Visual Interest
and Functional Seating

In the dining room, a large Barbara Barry mahogany table became the room’s centerpiece, with its curve, double base and shaped stretcher giving the table an elegant sculptural quality also visible from the foyer. Twelve dining room chairs, upholstered in understated golden mohair by Rogers & Goffigon, surround the dining table, while luxurious Donghia silk drapery frames the view of Rock Creek Park.

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forest hills interior design project floor plan

Behind the Scenes:
Forest Hills Interior Design
Project Floor Plan

The interior of this Forest Hills home in Washington, DC now fits the quality of the home’s architectural style. True to the Wentworth mission of integrating architecture, interiors and construction in every project, this interior design project is evidence of the livable and beautiful rooms that result from our collaborative interior design process. We take into account every detail – including your lifestyle and stylistic preferences – and create a space that not only serves its purpose well but also looks great.

If you’re interested in creative interior design ideas for your home or if you’re ready to remodel and looking for top interior designers in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area, browse through Wentworth’s interior design pictures or call us today!

“ Thanks, Michael. We are VERY much enjoying the space! ”

G.R., Penn Quarter, Washington, DC
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