• stair runner installation huntley & co. interior design

    installing Annapolis (ed. 3)

    Now that wallcovering is up, it’s time to layer in the FLOORCOVERINGS at our Annapolis project. Installing carpet and rugs in a home is a sensory blanket of sorts. They reduce ambient noise, soften impact underfoot and warm up cold floors. They can also unify furniture in a large room and make stairs safer. Beauty with benefits – that’s what interior design is all about! floorcovering installation :: Got rugs? We do and they are ready to roll! Installing the first set of three stairs. All three received the same runner style for continuity and balance in the home. (left) In her office I wanted pattern, but not color. This…

  • Huntley & Co. paper installation

    installing Annapolis (ed. 2)

    Last week we shared a behind-the-scenes look at the lighting installation at our Bay Ridge project. This week we are focusing on the WALLCOVERING. Softening the envelope and warming up the interior was a big focus of this design. Once paper is up on the walls (and ceilings in many cases) an interior really starts to feel like a home. wallcovering installation :: Our PO with samples of all the papers attached for the paperhanger. Papering a spacious room requires a ladder and teamwork. The photo at right reveals the texture of the paper. A soothing beige-on-beige paint and paper combination in the guest bedroom. (top to bottom) Lining up…

  • sconces in H&Co. Bay Ridge MBR

    installing Annapolis (ed. 1)

    Huntley & Co. spends months behind the scenes working on our projects. And it isn’t until the last 6 weeks or so that photos are really worth sharing – that’s when we get to the point of actually installing things in a home: lighting and wallcovering first, then floorcoverings, then furniture. We are in the installation phase now at our Bay Ridge project in Annapolis (yes!) and are seeing items that we spec’d or purchased 9+ months ago go up on the walls, ceiling, etc. During the final push, LIGHTING makes a particularly big impact. The placement, style and finish all affect the function and feel of the home. And…

  • WEST END :: THE REVEAL

    This reveal has been a long time coming.  Not because it was only just installed, but because Luxe & Lucid was tied up in a parallel universe after we moved the Huntley & Co. website to another platform.  The technical side of small business is the gift that keeps on giving.  So we thank you for your patience, and without further ado, we reveal our West End project installation! * * * Making it Move-In Ready ——————————————————— Obviously before our clients can move in, we have to install carpet, light fixtures, wallcovering and window treatments.  Then, with our backdrop complete, our team is ready to bring in the furniture and…

  • CONCEPT WEST END

    One of our favorite Huntley & Co. projects this year was for a young couple who hired us to design and renovate their newly purchased townhouse in the West End neighborhood of Washington.  Much to our delight, the duo brought a combination of sophistication and excitement to the endeavor.  Translating that into a concept and then into a finished product was a multi-step process — and worth every minute.   * * * |  THE CONCEPT  | Our clients inspired a decidedly cosmopolitan aesthetic.  Accordingly, we imagined an eclectic mix of vintage and antique furnishings, unexpected stone and tile, and layers of complex colors and tones.  As shown below, the mood board we created conveyed our idea of an elevated yet spirited home…

  • Huntley & Co. blog September 2017

    Whatchu Lookin At?

    Vicente Wolf published a book sometime back called ‘Learning to See’.  I have always thought that was such a meaningful title.  Seeing (and looking, fundamentally) is at the heart of a creative person.  What drives artistic and design-minded individuals is a desire to seek out and study what’s interesting, beautiful and/or weird about the stuff of the world. I’m no exception; I never stop culling the visual data around me.  And I have no shame when it comes to capturing what I see on film.  I’ll lie down on the sidewalk or crawl in the dirt if I see something worth photographing.  Inspiration for my designs can be found in all kinds of places: museums, parks or city…

  • Huntley & Co. Interior Design

    DESIGNING WITH PASSION :: THE COLORS OF VALENTINE’S DAY

    I love the colors associated with Valentine’s Day.  Red, garnet, blush, pink, plum — they’re all so delicious and sexy.  This is a palette that seduces in design, fashion, and even nature.   I suggest that you soak in the gorgeous inspiration of our post today, especially if you are spending the holiday sans sig-other.  There is no balm for the soul like beauty.  Well, that and a really good bottle of pinot noir and dark chocolate.  HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!   ** Sources/links for the photos above can be found on our Pinterest page … along with other Valentine’s Day inspiration.

  • EDGEMOOR SUNROOM :: THE REVEAL!

    The Edgemoor sunroom has been installed!  Installation days are such a highlight for interior designers.  They represent the culmination of months of hard work, careful planning and patience.  Considering this project started in the summer of 2015, we were thrilled to see the room finally come to life.  So it is with great delight that we report that the room is even more beautiful than we expected.  We always have an idea of how an interior will look, but we can’t necessarily anticipate how it will feel.  Being in a space where the architecture, the decor and the surroundings truly sing makes all the trials and tribulations of the previous months disappear.  We’re thrilled and our clients are thrilled.…

  • Huntley & Co. Edgemoor Sunroom perspective drawing

    EDGEMOOR SUNROOM :: PART III

    Developing a thorough drawing set is critical to the success of all Huntley & Co. projects.  It’s the technical backbone of the design, ensuring precision and accuracy.   The Edgemoor sunroom features two expansive nano walls, a seamlessly integrated reflecting pool and a dramatic skylight.   With fenestrations composing 90% of the room, it was important to consider the furniture and its arrangement carefully.  We worked through an endless stream of floorplans to maximize circulation, engage the views and allow for both conversation and lounging.  And we selected pieces that spoke to a luxurious “camp” style (think Out of Africa or Lawrence of Arabia).  An abundance of comfort promises a room that is open, yet absolutely intimate.…