The September/October edition of Home and Design magazine features one of my favorite projects, the “Wedding Cake House” in Northwest DC.
The 1898 house was so nicknamed because of the detailing on the frieze of the front porch: swags of greenery and bows that resembled iced decorations on a cake.
The house underwent a major renovation by Treacy Eagleburger Architects before the current residents moved in. As for my part of the project…take a peek at the foyer. The light green sponge painting was tired and outdated, and the built-in bench was neglected.
We removed the chair rail, painted the walls a cheerful ivory, added a custom cushion and pillows to the built-in bench, and substituted area rugs for custom-cut broadloom to expose more of the beautiful heart pine floors. The result is a light and bright family-friendly foyer and stairwell.
There are more pictures in the article — I hope you enjoy it! It’s a special house, and it was a privilege and a delight to work on it.
Annie Elliott | bossy color is a design firm based in Washington, DC. Annie’s design work has appeared in numerous local and national publications, most recently The Washington Post, Washingtonian magazine, and The New York Times.