Nadia Subaran: Washington, DC, 4.20.2011

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• What: Washington, DC Apartment Therapy Design Evening
• Who: Top Kitchen Designer Nadia Subaran
• When: Wednesday, April 20, at 7pm
• Where: Sukio, 1712 14th Street , NW, Washington, DC
• Organizer: Desiré Greene
• Attendance: 30

The Evening Recap:

On April 20th, Apartment Therapy DC's Meetup welcomed top kitchen designer Nadia Subaran. She had just wrapped up a major reno for the DC Design House, a decorator show house benefiting the Children's National Medical Center.

After drinks and cupcakes, we sat down with Nadia to learn about the project, her background, and thoughts on kitchen design. It was clear from the beginning of her talk that Nadia absolutely loves kitchen design. She passionately discussed both its challenges and possibilities, from optimizing architecture to material selection.

A memorable moment of her presentation featured the kitchen of an art lover. Without the wall space for artwork, Nadia incorporated a contemporary, glass-tile backsplash with absolutely stunning results. For small-space dwellers, Nadia emphasized maximizing visual space. She's also a fan of open shelving for regularly-used items and is on a personal mission to substitute wall cabinets with a well-designed pantry.



Our event brought its usual diverse group of attendees, including designers and design lovers alike. Between sips of white wine, we spoke of design in the District and swapped ideas in hopes of more events to come.

- Desiré Greene

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(Picture Credits: Heather Soskin)

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Thank you to Desiré and all our amazing volunteer organizers, who are helping us bring good design to cities nationwide. Interested in hosting an Apartment Therapy Design Evening in your own town? Click here.

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Maxwell left teaching in 2001 to start Apartment Therapy as a design business helping people to make their homes more beautiful, organized AND healthy. The website started up in 2004 with the help of his brother, Oliver.