A family home in Washington D.C. gets a splashy makeover by interior designer, Marika Meyer.
DESIGN BY MARIKA MEYER
PHOTOGRAPHY BY STACY ZARIN GOLDBERG
When a family with three young children relocated to Washington DC, Marika Meyer stepped in to help them transform a house with little interest into a vibrant home reflective of their family. The house had a traditional layout with a very large living room, dining room and family room but no other space on the first floor to work or escape. They divided the living room and created a separate office space (which came in very handy in COVID!).
The formal living room makes use of chartreuse and plum to give a youthful and inviting feel to an otherwise simple space. All materials are durable Crypton fabrics so that kids and pets can enjoy the living room as easily as the more casual family room.
The client has a great eye for art, and this pair of paintings pulls some of the plum from the custom Marika Meyer Textiles rug. The client loves new and old alike, here you can see a combination of vintage and new finds. The light walnut piano eases the eye rather than a more traditional dark piece.
The dining room which is off the entry hall has a very large foot print. To create a more intimate space, Marika layered a vintage area rug under the dining table on top of a custom cut and bound sisal.
With open sight lines to the entry hall and dining room where there are multiple case pieces, Marika created a table skirt with custom details to soften the wall and create a new point of interest. It is also a great spot for hidden storage!
The Schmacher floral wallpaper continues to create interest in the space and bright pops of color abound. The chairs and buffet are vintage and the table is a custom design by Marika. The Nierman Weeks for VIsual Comfort chandelier was the perfect scale to balance low ceilings but lots of volume.
The kitchen was a gut renovation and is the hub of family life (including four legged friends!). The vintage chairs are dressed in custom slip covers to add texture to the kitchen. Marika Meyer Textiles is used on the custom roman shade paired with a fun tassel fringe!