Location: U Street Corridor, Washington, DC
Size: 1878 sq ft condo
Years lived in: 2 years, owned
Joe renovated the condo and incorporated the silver doors which are exterior doors and soundproof. He also completely redid the closet and included a laundry room inside of it. The second floor of the condo was made into a bar and reading area. Stepping out onto Joe's large private terrace, you feel like you've entered a secret garden. Joe added fountains, lounge chairs and lots of plants and trees to create a private and very green outdoor space.
Style: nouveau art deco
Inspiration: simple yet beautiful shapes
Favorite Aspect: the space feels big
Proudest DIY: the faux marble finishes on the pillars, the artwork
Biggest Embarrassment: too much stuff in the office
What Friends Say: it's fabulous!
Best Advice Given: surround yourself with things that you love. Make your home beautiful and comfortable.
Dream Resource: a third bedroom and bathroom and a bigger balcony.
Paint Colors: all accent colors are primary colors including American rose red and a customized midnight blue, eggplant in the office, cool ice grey in main living room area
Furniture: Humphrey Bogart line from Ethan Allan, French dining room table and chairs, upstairs furniture from Urban Essentials
Rugs: Horchow deco rugs, upstairs rugs from Reincarnations
Lighting: Urban Essentials
Artwork: from my travels, wall sculpture from Bed, Bath & Beyond
Accessories: phone from Sturbrige, framed old shoe clips and coins from the 1920s