The D.C. Design House Opens This Weekend in Virginia


From Architectural Digest – The D.C. Design House Opens This Weekend in Virginia

“This weekend the eighth annual D.C. Design House benefitting the Children’s National Health System will open the doors of its latest digs: a modern farmhouse in the Virginia countryside. From a cool and collected master bedroom to a sophisticated and sunny kitchen, the range of interiors created by 24 design firms in the greater D.C. area is sure to inspire….”

2015 Designers Choice Awards


FROM HOME & DESIGN MAGAZINE – 2015 Designer’s Choice Awards

“Our annual survey of area designers and architects reveals their industry favorites. Each year, Home & Design polls hundreds of industry professionals to discover their picks for the leaders in this innovative, ever-evolving community—as well as their votes of confidence in those just making their mark. We also ask area architects and designers to vote on their favorite industry resources, in categories ranging from audio/video and appliance showrooms to antiques dealers and art galleries. Following is 
a list of the complete survey results for 2015…”

Michael Hampton On Interior Design – Home Front


From the Washington Post: Michael Hampton on Interior Design | Home Front by Jura Koncius

“Michael Hampton is the principal of D.C.-based Michael Hampton Design, which specializes in residential projects on both the East and West Coasts. As a California native, Michael grew up appreciating the qualities of natural light and the outdoors, understanding their integral role in the mood of a space plavix medication. His designs marry this reverence for natural light and the spirit of the West Coast with the traditions and classicism of the East Coast, creating interiors with a uniquely relaxed yet refined and modern feel. Hampton is also an accomplished painter who specializes in architectural watercolors. His paintings have been featured in Elle Magazine and House Beautiful …”

An Emotional Connection



“A West Coast native, Michael Hampton got his start in San Francisco but arrived in Washington six years ago to work as a senior designer for the renowned Thomas Pheasant. “It took my experience to a whole new level,” Hampton says appreciatively. After five years he felt ready to go out on his own, and so far he hasn’t looked back. “I love it,” he says. “I wish I’d done it sooner.” …”

Home and Garden House Calls



• A console table defines the entry and seating area.
• The niche works as a more convenient place for the television.
• Grasscloth wall covering behind the television adds texture and contrast.
• The pedestal table and pendant light anchor the dining area.
• Track lighting emphasizes the brick wall and artwork.
• A sisal rug, cut to fit the space, makes the room feel larger and more finished.

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