Completely transform your home with help from D.C.’s finest interior design experts, who share their favorite current trend.
Darlene Molnar LLC
Darlene Molnar’s style is contemporary leaning, often layered with pattern and natural elements. She is continuously sourcing the globe for new materials, emerging artisans, and innovative products. She provides residential and boutique commercial design services in the Washington D.C. metro area.
“I’m loving fearless pattern mixing right now. It’s invigorating and promises a unique space. I think it’s important to intentionally avoid being too matchy-matchy, so you get a space that feels like it’s been collected over time. A powder room is a great place to experiment, like this one that pairs a swirling black and white wallpaper with a geometric floor tile. It’s an unexpected pairing that’s modern, vibrant, and a little funky.”
* Photo of the room by Stacy Zarin Goldberg
Thomas Pheasant Interiors
Thomas Pheasant is internationally recognized for his 35 years of creating interiors and furniture. Based in Washington, DC his signature style of classical design with a modern twist has earned him recognition by Architectural Digest as a “Dean of American Design.” Along with his highly published interiors, his furniture collections for Baker, McGuire and his most recent Thomas Pheasant STUDIO Collection reflect his love for the evolution of classical style.
“There is a new generation of young clients looking for classical design with a modern edge. Creating these classical interiors and combining them with bold contrast and modern silhouettes is an exciting way to build interiors that can gracefully transform over the years as the client’s lives change and evolve. The idea of classical evolution is a perfect focus at any age!“
Zoe Feldman Interiors
Zoë has been decorating homes along the East Coast for more than 15 years. Her design aesthetic is a modernized classicism influenced by art, fashion, architecture, and, of course, each individual client. Through a series of discussions she learns the style, needs and desires of the client as well as that of the space, to create a timeless, functional and unique environment. You can find her boutique firm, Zoë Feldman Design, in Washington D.C.’s historic Georgetown neighborhood.
“Lately I’ve been adding interest to vintage pieces by painting the insides of cabinets, bars, etc a bright color. I love that it evokes an element of surprise as well as adding another layer to the room. We did this recently to a client’s Mid-century Modern bar and it turned out beautifully. The rest of the room is quite tonal so the neon yellow pop gives the space the bit of tension we love in a space.”