DC Design House is open! When you head over there take a look at the sisal rug in Scott Cooke’s Lower Dining Room. For those of you who came to our Open Studio last month, you got to see the sisal rug in progress.
Here’s where we started: with a drawing and a few ideas on color.
Next we get all the colors decided. Scott used these two great fabrics on the chairs and windows. We then custom mixed the colors for the rug pattern based on these. I always tell people, you can adjust the color of the paint because we’re custom. You can’t adjust the color of the fabric (unless we’re painting it!). Okay, so those stripes of color on the sisal are the samples for Scott to approve. He came to the studio to do a final tweak on the grey color which needed to be darker.Then comes the fun part. A little scary too! There’s no making mistakes on sisal, where ever you put the paint, it’s NOT coming out! Amy and Barbara worked on the layout for a while before putting down the paint. Here it is in progress.
Niermann Weeks did the chandelier, and the beautiful photographey was by Angie Seckinger. Ooh, Scott just sent me another photo, here. We even painted the binding, he couldn’t find the correct color. Looks good, right? Love that statue to the garden!
More info on Scott Cooke.
DC Design House benefits Children’s National Medical Center.
April 14th – May 12th 2013
2507 Foxhall Road, NW, Washington, DC
Hours: Saturdays-Sundays 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesdays-Fridays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m