Interior Design: Doors Open at DC Design House

by Editorial

DC Design House preview party benefits Children’s National Medical Center.
By Roshan Farazad

Debbie and Skip Singleton, co-founders of DC Design House

Twenty designers were faced with the 4th annual DC Design House challenge to transform the spaces in a 1925 English Country Tudor home in Washington, but all for a good cause. Three hundred guests, including the designers, their teams, volunteers, and supporters gathered together to get a sneak peek at the redesigned rooms. The show house is  open to visitors until May 8th.

The designers included Scott Brinitzer and Jeff Potter (outdoor spaces), Iantha Carley (master bedroom and dressing area), Nancy Colbert (library), Barbara Franceski (family room), Samantha Friedman (bedroom), Jason Hodges (bathroom), Stuart McCormick of Liz Levin Interiors (foyer), Lauren Liess (bedroom), Gary Lovejoy (sunroom), Allie Mann/Case Design (bathroom), Cindy McClure (bathroom), David Mitchell (bedroom), Erin Paige Pitts (pool room), James Rill/Rill Architects (front exterior portico), Camille Saum (dining room), Whitney Stewart (garden room), Nadia Subaran/Aidan Design (pool kitchen), Patrick Sutton (living room) and Denise Willard (powder room).

Tent outside the DC Design House.

The redesigned home, located in Forest Hills, was originally built for George N. Everett, the second vice president and treasurer of Woodward & Lothrop department stores. The late George Wasserman, one of the founders of the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington, then purchased the home in 1947 and it has stayed within the Wasserman family ever since.

For the past three years, DC Design House has raised over $400,000 for the Children’s National Medical Center. In addition to the redesigned spaces, a variety of boutiques will be selling decorative items and a portion of the proceeds will also go to Children’s National Medical Center. The boutiques include John Matthew Moore Fine Art & Home, For Ewe, Fran Spaeder, Ibhana Creations, Insiders, Jeff L. Designs, Life’s A Beach, and Whyte House Monograms.

The mission of Children’s National Medical Center is “ to excel in Care, Advocacy, Research and Education” by providing “Providing a quality health care experience for patients and families, improving health outcomes for children regionally, nationally, and internationally, and leading the creation of innovative solutions to pediatric health challenges.”

The DC Design House is open to the public Saturday and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. and Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. from now until May 8th.

No food or drink, children under age 8 including infants, photography, pets or high heels. Not wheelchair accessible.

The $20 tickets can be purchased online or at the house. For more information, visit the DC Design House website.

From right to left: David Mitchell, Elizabeth Baebel, Nicole Hansen and guest.

Designers of DC Design House.

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