Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Cherry Blossoms & Georgetown Interiors

I spent this past weekend in D.C. and I can't wait to go back!  I could have spent a week walking around Georgetown taking pictures of my favorite townhouses and gardens.  Unfortunately, I had a bit of a camera snafu and was unable to document a lot of the trip.  I did manage to snap one photo of this gorgeous, fluffy kwanzan cherry tree:

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! 

The faux-python console was bought on eBay (note to self: start looking there for furniture ASAP)! The wallpaper in the bathroom is by Lulu DK.   I have been thinking of using a bold, large print wallpaper for my entry way and am happy to see more images that confirm my belief that this type of wall covering works well in a small space.

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.

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