Georgetown Jingle 2011 Kickoff Meeting

Wendy & Mary at the Georgetown Jingle Kickoff Meeting

On Tuesday night we attended the Georgetown Jingle Fall Kickoff Meeting at the home of Evelyn Avery of Avery Art who was most generous to offer her home for this venue.

In attendance at the meeting were Dr. Aziza Shad, MD, Chief of the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Blood, and Bone Marrow Transplanation at Georgetown Hospital, other representatives from the hospital, parent and child ambassadors of Georgetown Hospital, sponsors of the Georgetown Jingle, representatives of The Four Seasons Hotel and fellow Interior Designers creating trees and vignettes to be displayed at The Four Seasons Hotel and sold at the Georgetown Jingle.

It was such a positive and humbling experience to have so many people in one place with one goal in mind… to support pediatric oncology patients and their families at Georgetown University Hospital.

To learn more about the Georgetown Jingle please click on the link below.

Maryland Interior Designer Volunteers for Georgetown University Hospital Project

We presented our ideas yesterday morning for the soon-to-be renovated Pediatric Oncology/Hematology wing at Georgetown University Hospital. The idea was to create a neighborhood of “houses” that would be fun and inviting for the children. We created a “Beach Cottage” for one of the patient rooms and a “Fire House” for the staff lounge. We loved working on this project!

Here’s our concept for the beach cottage…

And our concept for the fire house…

We extend our sincere thank you to everyone at Georgetown University Hospital who stopped by to listen to our ideas. And thank you to fellow designers Gloria De Lourdes Blalock and Shazalynn Cavin Winfrey – we loved seeing your concepts as well!

Maryland Interior Designer Talks Paint

TOP 5 REASONS TO PAINT A ROOM…

1. Provides a room with an instant updated look
2. Relatively inexpensive
3. Color affects one’s mood
4. Provides a cohesive and coordinated look
5. Defines the space

MY TOP 5 GO-TO COLORS…

1. For no-fail Ceilings and Trim – Benjamin Moore White Dove
2. Sophisticated Soft Grey/Beige – Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter HC172
3. Great Neutral – C2 Twist 335
4. Crisp Blue/Grey – C2 Iris 299
5. Classic Gold – Ben Moore Dijon 193

MY BEST PAINT ADVICE…

I always specify paint after the rug and fabrics are selected. Textiles provide the impetus for all wall color

A trick to insure that the client likes the color before wasting money on large and unusable quantities of paint is to paint up a piece of foam core. This simple step allows one to shift the color to different walls and to make a decision based on how the paint looks in several light situations.

The brand of paint does matter. I am a huge fan of Benjamin Moore paint. They have a huge selection of colors and it looks good on the walls. They also have several finishes to choose from. Interested in a paint with low VOCs (volatile organic compounds)? Benjamin Moore has a product for that as well.

Hint: C2 paint is a favorite as well and you can buy large single sample boards of the desired color at the Luu Color center in Rockville, Maryland.

The Georgetown Jingle 2011 is Fast Approaching

There are less than three months until the big event…

We will have a designer tree (for sale) at the Georgetown Jingle this year called The Poetry Tree.

We love and support this worthwhile cause. Please join us.

Click on the picture above for details. Don’t forget to visit our blog to hear about our tree progress.

Maryland Interior Designer Brightens Yet Again

As an update to our previous post about Boyd Lighting and specifically the Cartesian Pendant, I wanted to show you a picture of the fixture in the client’s breakfast area.

Boyd Cartesian Pendant