OK, let’s start off with the vision of Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams’ Dr. Pitt sectional that everyone sees when they walk into one of its stores:
But a Bethesda family I visited yesterday wanted a look that was a bit more dressed up. So, with the help of Designer Miriam Dillon of Custom Design Concepts Architecture + Interiors, they got it:
Dillon had recommended that her clients check out the Mitchell Gold showroom when they were looking for upholstered pieces for their basement. The two sons, 10 and 14, spotted it. “My kids found it, because they were jumping on it in the showroom,” their mother, Allison, says.
But because of the very casual slipcovering, Allison’s husband was averse to it. “My husband thought it belonged in a beach place or a frat house,” she says. But now that it’s got better upholstery, he’s sold. “He’ll come home on Friday nights and lay on it and watch movies with the kids,” she says.
It’s such an appealing space, they often prefer it to the grand movie theater in the next room, which is visible through the arch below.
Allison remembers the days before Dr. Pitt made his housecall, when “just furniture” was down there. “People would come in here and not say anything. Now, they’re like, “Omigod! What a great couch!'”
The boys recently had friends over for the night, and all four of them slept on the Pit.
It has such a place of honor in the house that recently, the boys drew up a list of things they would want from their parents’ wills. One took the leather recliners in the movie theater, but the other took Dr. Pit. Trifles such as art and jewelry never made the cut.
UPDATE: If you want to see the entire house where Dr. Pitt lives, see this post on Apartment Therapy DC.