David Mitchell's Elegantly Eclectic Design Lab

David Mitchell's Elegantly Eclectic Design Lab

Leah Moss
Jan 6, 2010

We've featured some of Mr. Mitchell's inviting interiors before, but it's a special delight to be able glimpse inside the Washington home of the designer himself. In their final issue, Washington Spaces invites us to peek into his apartment where his experiments with layers of interesting textures and rich hues make for an exquisite use of 944 sq.ft.

According to Washington Spaces, Mitchell, like many designers, has used his own home as a place to test design ideas before presenting them to clients. The result is a refined, but comfortably eclectic mix of playful patterns, deep colors, and masculine wooden pieces.

• 1. Mitchell's dining room turned library.
• 2., 3. Mitchell's bedroom abounds with a variety of textures and patterns, but still maintains an overall feeling of calm and cohesiveness— a talent that shows up frequently in his interiors.
• 4., 5. We love the vibrant bursts of orange in contrast to the more subdued hues of blue and green throughout the main living area. The sisal patchwork rug is one of his own creations.

To see more of David Mitchell's work, visit his new website.

Check out Trish Donnelly's full article for Washington Spaces here. Sadly, this is Washington Spaces' final issue, and is only available online.

(Images: John Healey for Washington Spaces)

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