Washington Design Center Opens its DesignHome

Christine Philp (right) sits in her breakfast room in the Washington Design Center. Photo by Michael Woestehoff.

Washington, DC (March 13, 2012) – The Washington Design Center is pleased to  announce the 2012 DreamHome. Celebrating the next generation of design in  Washington, D.C., eight emerging interior designers have been selected to create rooms  inspired by the works featured in the exhibition “40 Under 40: Craft Futures,” opening  this summer at the Renwick Gallery.

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The 2012 DreamHome designers will explore color, texture, scale, and perspective  through their interpretations of artworks in the exhibition. Located on the 5th Floor of  the The Washington Design Center, the DreamHome provides inspiration for how the  design center’s furnishings, fabric and decor can be combined into spectacular  residential spaces.

One of these emerging interior designers is Christine Philp of Palindrome Design. With just under a decade in the interior design industry, Christine has seen and worked on some of the most amazing homes in the country. During her five years working for designer Thomas Pheasant, Christine collaborated on world-class projects including homes in Washington, DC, Bel-Air, California and Southampton, New York.

Christine’s room is showcased in the Washington Design Center’s 5th floor. Her breakfast room was inspired by Lara Knutson‘s Soft Glass Basket, a sculpture made of reflective glass fabric and steel wire.

The 2012 DreamHome will be unveiled at a preview party on March 15, and will remain  open through Nov. 30.

The Washington Design Center is located at 300 D Street, SW in Washington DC. Viewing hours are Mon.‐Fri., 9 a.m.‐5 p.m., and admission is free. The center is located near the Federal Center SW Metrorail station on the blue and orange lines.

“40 under 40: Craft Futures” opens at the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum July 20 and features 40 contemporary craft artists under the age of 40.

Attend the DreamHome: Design Craft Preview Party Thursday, March 15, 2012 5:00 – 8:00 pm  The Washington Design Center  300 D Street SW Washington, DC 20024. Grab a ticket here. $35.



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