The rain couldn’t keep away the crowd today at the press preview of the DC Design House, which opens to the public for for previews on Sunday. It’s always such a treat to see writer and designer friends at this event, but most importantly, to witness talent that’s always on display. Here are some snapshots of scenes throughout the house:
The design house benefits Children’s National Health System, and it opens Sunday with a preview day where you can meet the designers on a house tour, which includes a garden reception and a first shot at shopping the lower-level boutiques: Coco Blanca; Ibhana Creations; Jeff L Designs; and Whyte House Monograms. Tickets to the preview are $60.
The house will be open through Oct. 30, and general-admission tickets are $35. Click here to purchase online, or you can pay at the door.
I strongly encourage you to visit — I couldn’t possibly cover all the spaces in this huge house, which includes seven bedrooms, eight bathrooms, two powder rooms, three kitchens, five fireplaces, a sauna, exercise and party rooms, a wine cellar and an infinity pool. The Foxhall Road home—previously occupied by the French ambassador while the official residence was being renovated—is currently listed with Washington Fine Properties for $10.8 million.
Most of us can’t afford to buy this house, but here’s the good news: Nearly everything in each designer’s room is for sale!