Rhonald Angelo Interiors
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Washington, DC Row House traditional-living-room

Washington, DC Row House

As shown in the before photos, the northwest corner of this living room is the main seating area. A custom-framed mirror now covers the ill-placed window over the sofa. The sofa and chair, circa 1940 have been with the couple since moving to the area in 1950; now re-upholstered in a durable blend "faux bois" style off-white fabric (furniture construction is superior, containing coil spring construction, doweled and corner block construction). The north-facing window is also off-center, but is camouflaged with floor-to-ceiling fabric vertical blinds, the main request by the wife. (Note, when using vertical blinds, I cannot stress enough the importance of investing in high-quality materials. If executed incorrectly, it will quickly "cheapen" a room's essence). The verticality of the blinds also helps create greater height in this 8' ceiling room. The original hardwood floors were sanded and polished to a soft sheen, and the Asian style cocktail table grounds the furniture grouping, and holds a pair of antique Chinese porcelain jam jars. Art, side table and pillows, Signature Galleries. Custom pillow on chair, Furnitureworks Upholstery, Pharmacy lamps, Hollis & Knight.
© Photography by Ronald Beverly

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