DC Design House 2015 – Butler’s Pantry Part VII

DC Design House 2015
Butler’s Pantry 
Design Process Part VII
As we talked about the other day, we had a new dilemma to work out with the mirrored tile backsplash.  At first we started down a completely new design path, with fun fabrics that would work with the tiles.  We would still try to hide a bit of the tile somehow, but we would incorporate it into the entire design.

Here was the tile we were suddenly working with on the main wall of the Butler’s Pantry below:

We re-selected a new window treatment fabric and then the new design was ON!  There is nothing more fun than starting this process.  And a designer’s mind is then all over the place thinking of the new direction and all the possibilities and the details. So below was our new fabric selection.  What do you think?  It goes with the tile wall.

And the natural woven wallcovering from Maya Romanoff would be like the one pictured in a home we designed a few years ago.

Dining Room in Vienna, Virginia by Margery Wedderburn Interiors, LLC
Maya Romanoff wallpaper – closeup

Look where we would take the entire design with the funky vases and cool colors, above.  
And then for the ceiling, check out these photos of Leonardo DiCaprio’s new home in Palm Springs.  Instead of the fauxed ceiling in pine, we would still do the faux wallpaper ceiling, but it would be in a highly lacquered style, such as the ceiling shown here in these pictures featured in American Luxury online magazine (- http://www.amlu.com/2015/03/12/rent-leonardo-dicaprios-palm-springs-home-for-4-5knight/?utm_source=MailingList&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2015-03-nltr5)


So much fun to figure out!  Now this is FUN.

Back to the Original …
But then, we really wanted to go with our original design,and so we had to find a way to safely cover that tile wall and remove it all at the end of the Design House.  We brought in Knightsbridge Interiors, an amazing window treatment and fabricator company in the area, and decided to do fabricated wall panels.  See pictures of examples of them below.  

Back side of pre-fabricated board
Front side of board.  Our fabric will be the Hines white one with green vines.

They are pre-fabricated and then installed, and the back side is like a gypsum board…very soft.  It will not be nailed in place, but, rather, it will be site measured and then pressed into place.  Very tricky.  We are so grateful to Knightsbridge Interiors for working with us in great detail on this.  We will blog on them in the future.

And so with that in mind, we added a marble backsplash, thanks to R. Bratti (www.rbratti.com), the 4th generation stone contractors in Alexandria, VA.  And now we are ready for the pre-fabricated walls!!  They will be site measuring for them later this week.

More very soon!


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