• 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…

  • 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…

  • PARADOX = DESIGN HARMONY

    Paradox is my passion — contrasting modern with traditional, sexy with conventional and subtle with provocative. Introducing incongruity and tension give a room interest and energy. As we designers say, it’s what makes a room “sing”. In the simplest of terms, I like a little rock-n-roll with my ladylike. It’s integral to my designs, my fashion sense and my attitude.              bubble chandelier + oushak  | classical-themed wallpaper + midcentury architecure  |  columnar lamp atop leather-wrapped dresser + modern high-rise apartment      graphic polka dot tank + pink animal-motif shorts + snakeskin heels  |  distressed jeans + damask pattern jacket + large belt buckle      camelback sofa + vintage lamps + saarinen table…