• 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…

  • Much Ado About Nothing

       I had my heart set on a particular feature this week, but I can’t find the key image.  And although I have 30 or so folders containing potential posts stocked away in my computer, I’m just not feeling it for any of them right now.  The truth for lifestyle bloggers is that we do feel the need to deliver something meaningful and beautiful and somewhat original to our audience.  And as a practicing designer with my own firm, I feel a particular obligation to perform.  Excellence in design is my professional pursuit – churning out or championing mediocrity does not hold particular appeal.  So with that in mind, I…