I know several designers who have created custom furniture collections, but never before have I seen the work of four local designers in a single showroom. Just last month, Atrium Interiors at Tysons Galleria rolled out a series of glam looks by Northern Virginia designer Paula Grace Halewski and DC designers Lisa Bartolomei, Skip Sroka and Marlene Weiss-Alexander. Here’s a peek at their creations:
This room setting above features Paula Grace’s One ottomans and the Road media cabinet.
The Stand dining table. You can see its immense scale up close:
And here are a couple more of my favorites, in silhouette:
Lisa is an expert on antiques. She knows exactly which markets to shop here and in Europe to find the right pieces to make a room soar. It’s no wonder, then, that her collection hearkens to to a more glamorous age.
Lisa designed everything in this room setting: The channel-tufted sofa and chair, the chest, the end table and coffee table, and the Deco-chic bar cabinet. Here are some closeups:
The inside of the cabinet is just as dazzling at the outside:
I could imagine this chair in an Old Hollywood home:
And like her colleagues, Lisa’s designs are notable for their glossy finishes and jewelry-like accents, as you see on this chest:
Skip’s design motto could easily be “Go Big or Go Home.” A recent commission was a palatial manse with miles of velvet, marble and crystal. But his S Brand collection here is more muted—quiet and refined—much like his own home.
The room setting displays Skip’s Stacker cabinet, Paris Perfect dining table and Corey chair.
Though you can choose any fabric you want for this chair, I love how the nubby fabric’s creamy color mutates into a smooth, satin finish of the same shade on the legs.
The detail of the Stacker cabinet reveals a creamy interior that contrasts with the dark, glossy finish on the outside.
The Dunmore cabinet opens up and out to become a desk. There’s even an opening for wires and cords.
Marlene’s vision is very much in keeping with how she decorated her own home in DC (which, incidentally, is around the corner from Skip). I wrote about Marlene’s home for DC Modern Luxury last year, and can see that look again in these pieces:
The bed and nightstands are made of wenge ebony with Mother-of-Pearl inlay. The headboard fabric is Great Plains’ Tangles Silver Streak. She used Romo’s Baccarat Jewel velvet with gold Samuel & Sons trim on the 60-inch bench. My favorite is her Gold Nugget pendant lighting, which can be customized through Atrium Interiors.
Atrium Interiors is located on the third level at Tysons Galleria, between Neiman Marcus and The Ritz-Carlton. The showroom can be reached at 703.827.7730.