It’s fairly obvious that 14th Street is in the midst of big changes. You read countless blog posts, even here on Design Clique, on the new developments, stores, restaurants and bars that are opening in our neighborhood.
Well, we’re just going to add one more. This weekend, October 13th & 14th, real estate development company PN Hoffman is holding an open house at their newest project, Northern Exchange, located at 1401 R St. NW.
Besides getting a close-up look of the progress on the converted and renovated telephone switchboard building, you’ll be able to tour the two model units which were designed and furnished by Vastu!
Check out some photos of Vastu co-owner, and model unit designer, Jason Claire setting up the model units with new Vastu designer Nadia Powell.
- Living Area Dupont Sofa by Steven Anthony, Risom Lounge Chair by Knoll, Agadir Coffee Table by Roost, Annex Media Unit and Portland Rug by Mat
- Living Area Media Detail Risom Lounge Chair by Knoll and Annex Media Unit
- Final Touches in the Bedroom Nadia smoothing out the wrinkles on the Shaw Uplift Storage Bed w/ Upholstered Headboard
- Bedroom Loft Shaw Uplift Storage Bed w/ Upholstered Headboard, Tres Bedside Dressers and Flight Table Lamps
- Bedroom Loft Detail Tres Dresser, Mirror by Babette Holland and Zee Floor Lamp
- Living Room Sofa Detail Custom 72" Dupont Sofa by Steven Anthony
- Living Area Jason and Mike from Potomac Draperies finishin up in the living area.
- Living Area Detail Veridis Media Unit, Douglas Return Bench and Ghost Fireplace by EcoSmart Fire
- Living Area Sofa Detail Custom 72" Georgetown Sofa by Steven Anthony, Douglas Return Bench, Woven Leather Rug by Roost
- View From the Loft Veridis Media Unit, Douglas Return Bench, Ghost Fireplace by EcoSmart Fire, Eames Molded Plastic Rocker by Herman Miller and Georgetown Sofa by Steven Anthony
- Loft Desk Aluminum Clad Desk by Roost and Gigi Chair by Knoll
- Bedroom Loft Vastu Low Platform Bed by Steven Anthony and Metro C-Table
The Northern Exchange Open House
October 13 & 14, 2012 | 12 – 4PM
It’s our final post in the Before & After: Poolside in Palm Springs series and I definitely feel like we’ve saved the best for last. Scroll below to see the dramatic transformations of the master bedroom and bath, media room, outside patio and pool area.
The Master Bedroom
The Master Bathroom
The Media Room
The Pool & Patio
Click below to see other images from Eric Kole’s Palm Springs house.
In this post, we’ll show you how Eric Kole, Vastu co-owner, transformed the kitchen, living room, guest bedrooms and bathroom from dark, crowded and outdated spaces into luxurious, spacious rooms befitting a swanky Palm Springs abode.
- Kitchen Before
- Kitchen During Renovation
- Finished Kitchen
- Finished Kitchen
The Living Room
- Living Room Before
- Living Room During Renovation
First Guest Bedroom
Second Guest Bedroom
New paint on the walls and flooring, a thoughtful collection of furniture and whole lot less clutter really cleaned up those bedrooms, and there’s still more to come! Next time, I’ll be revealing the media room, the master bedroom and bath and the fantastic outdoor living areas.
Vastu co-owner Eric Kole recently bought and remodeled a property in Palm Springs, California and the before and after images are like night and day!
Before Eric took over the home it was crowded, extremely dark and didn’t have a clear personality or sense of style. Actually, it did have a personality: dark, kind of depressing and dumpy. The interior and exterior of the home did not fit with the swanky feel of Palm Springs. I mean, this house is next door to Frank Sinatra’s house! It should be spectacular.
Check out the first set of photos below to see how Eric achieved it!
The Dining Room
- Dining Room Before
- Dining Room During Renovation
- Finished Dining Room
- Entry Before
- Entry During the Renovation
- Finished Entry Area
- Fireplace Before
- Fireplace During the Renovation
- Finished Fireplace
That’s just a short sneak peek at Eric’s amazing Palm Springs house renovation. Check back with Design Clique as we reveal the kitchen, bedrooms and fabulous poolside patio
Wallpaper. Love it or hate it, you have to admit that we’re seeing a resurgence in its use. Whether you apply it all of the walls in a room or use it to create an accent wall, the wallpaper of today may surprise you.
Wallpaper manufacturers are making lots of changes that may just surprise you. Various textures, finishes and even digital printing can all find their way onto your wallpapered walls.
While we tend to keep our clients’ walls neutral, sometimes a space just screams for a large graphic wallpaper or maybe even the slightest shimmer of a metallic finish. Here are just a few of the ways our Vastu designers like to get wild with wallpaper.
We know you’ve been waiting to see pictures of Eric’s rooms since his episode of Showhouse Showdown premiered on September 12th. Especially if you weren’t able to catch it or DVR it. Well continue on below to see photos of Eric’s designs and a list of products shown in each room!
This morning in DC was a little chilly, which only served to remind me that summer is just about over.
And while it’s been great and fun, I can’t help but get excited for Fall! The air smells different. There are some great holidays right around the corner. Fall clothing brings rich textures and colors to outfits everywhere. And there’s always the opportunity to cuddle up with your loved one under a cozy blanket, preferably by a warm fireplace.
Fireplaces are great in that they can serve as a fully functional heating source, a beautiful design element in your space or both! Regardless of how they’re used, fireplaces (in all their shapes, sizes and styles) bring a touch of character and romance to your home.
Check out how Vastu’s designers have incorporated fireplaces, originally existing or not, into their designs! (Pictures Below) Read more
Just a heads up to all you Design Clique readers to keep a look out for the next issue of Chesapeake Home + Living magazine for a feature story on the Corcoran Street Rowhouse designed by our very own Eric Kole.
The article Hollywood Glamour, by Scott Sowers, showcases the Victorian-era townhouse in Logan Circle that Eric updated with Vastu’s collection of “warm modern” pieces to match how “the couple wanted to combine the home’s old world charm with the modern lifestyle of its new owners”.
It’s a great article and the photos by Timothy Bell are gorgeous!
The goal - a space that is simple, warm and functional. The result -
…should buy really cool pendant fixtures.
For this open loft space, the clients wanted to create something modern, comfortable and dramatic. Realizing that their home could be seen from the street, they wanted to give the curious passerby a good show.