|The National Cherry Blossom Festival began in 1912 when the Japanese government gave 3,000 cherry trees to the United States as a gift of friendship. In return, the United States gave the Japanese the dogwood tree.|
But, I won't leave you with just that. As I walked around Georgetown camera-less, I remembered a feature I had seen years ago in Elle Decor. It was an inside look at the Georgetown townhouse belonging to one of my favorite power couples, Ali Wentworth and George Stephanopoulos. (The couple's NYC apartment was just featured in Architectural Digest and Ali recently came out with a new book, Ali in Wonderland.) Here are some of my favorite images from their D.C. abode:
|I love the traditional architectural details (wrought iron railing & column moldings) coupled with a modern, almost organic chandelier in this foyer. I also love the Lucian Freud drawing... Maybe someday!|
|After reading her book, I know that Ali added the purple swirl design herself after her dachshunds had dirtied the white carpet!|
|I want to sit on those sofas now! Velvet upholstery is so luxurious!|
|I love the eclectic mix here, especially the surprising pop of orange (an African headdress).|
Read the article and see more images here: At Home with Power Couple Ali Wentworth & George Stephanopoulos.