As a McLean interior designer (after moving our office from Georgetown), we quickly outgrew our previous headquarters. We began searching for a larger living space with greater office-space potential. We found a beautiful custom home built by Artisan Builders with a 3,000-square-foot lower level, ideal for the design studio.
Functionality abounds on the lower level. The TMD studio comprises office space for employees as well as a library, conference room, kitchenette, and warehousing-storage area. Egress windows and French doors were added to bring more natural light to the workspace. Like the previous office space, the walls are painted in Benjamin Moore OC32 Tapestry Beige. Stand-alone shelving is used in the office space, making it easy to rearrange the working areas.
Throughout the home, architectural details such as coffered ceilings and wide-plank, engineered-wood floors align perfectly with our “traditional-with-a-twist” aesthetic. Covering most walls, Benjamin Moore’s Tapestry Beige provides a versatile backdrop. In the dining room, a Phillip Jeffries wall covering offers added texture. The kitchen is a “refined, modern-farmhouse “style featuring a mix of textures, stained wood, and smooth painted wood. Many of the furnishings found in the home transitioned from the previous residence seamlessly since all the colors worked well together.