As we all know, inspiration takes many forms. And I loved how the Washington Design Center used jewelry as the theme for their Dream Home 2011.
We were thrilled to be included in the room designed by Willard and Palmer Interior Design's Charlotte Palmer Lekakos. Inspired by jeweler Ann Hand's American Collection's "Great Seal Pin" made of 18k gold, diamonds, sapphires and rubies (photographed above); Charlotte designed a wonderful sitting room.
The room is rich with details of the American spirit with an updated look of today's casual lifestyles. Charlotte's tasteful interpretation created an inviting space for visitors of the Dream House. I love her quote describing the room in the opening night journal, "The patriotic palette is sophisticated and, most of all, optimistic!"
Charlotte selected our #22-271G sofa from Century's Signature Collection, a wonderful #779-707 3-drawer chest from the New Traditional Collection and an SF3024 Accent Tortoise Chair from our Grand Tour collection.
I cannot decide what's more dazzling - the jewels or the rooms? You?
The Washington Design Center's Dream Home is open until December 9th 2011, Monday thru Friday 9am - 5pm. It is free and open to the public.