Palindrome Design, LLC

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Services Provided
Palindrome Design offers design services for interiors projects including: finish, flooring, tile & stone selection, furniture plans & selections, window treatments, decorative lighting selections, comprehensive project management.

Areas Served
Greater DC Area

Business Description
With 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 and a half years working for the legendary designer Thomas Pheasant, Christine collaborated on world-class projects including homes in Washington, DC, Bel-Air, California and Southampton, New York.

Christine developed a discerning eye for color, scale and form while working with Thomas Pheasant. By combining a deep appreciation for sophisticated, classically inspired interiors and her own flair for style, Christine creates interiors that are beautiful and functional.

Based in the charming neighborhood of Old Town in Alexandria, Virginia, Christine works closely with each client to develop spaces they love to live in.

Christine's work was recently published in the May 2014 issue of Washington Life magazine: http://issuu.com/washingtonlife/docs/wl0514_full_issue_digital/86 and she was name 'Hot Talent 2014' by Home & Design Magazine: http://www.homeanddesign.com/article.asp?article=21638

Certification and Awards
2014 'Hot Talent', Home & Design Magazine
2012 'Ones to Watch' Award, Washington Design Center
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505 Wythe Street
Alexandria, VA 22314 
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How to Choose the Right Sofa Cushion

Shopping for a sofa? Here’s what to know about the basic cushion options — and the all-important test you must do for yourself Full Story
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I had spring wrapped sofa that was comfy and lasted over 15 yrs. with husband napping all the time and with young kids. Now that I am older, I find the down too soft to get up from the sofa so I had an upholsterer make new foam cushions, not too soft but not too firm either. My sofa is a Lee organic sofa with slipcovers and this has worked out great.
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My new sofa feels nothing like the one in the store, which was so luxurious that I was wondering if we had been sold something different. I suspected we'd need to break it in and it is very helpful to have it confirmed here. Thanks.
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11 Reasons to Paint Your Interior Doors Black

Brush on some ebony paint and turn a dull doorway into a model of drop-dead sophistication Full Story
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Pat Reed
mirador...I agree with you...will most likely leave the bedroom/bathroom doors white. Also basement door and laundry room door. With both of those at the end of steps or hallway, it would appear more open if black. I think doors with windows in them have a better chance of avoiding this feeling. I do love my pantry door and it may be enough for me right now.
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As far as overnight guests walking into closed black doors I would leave the interior side white unless it truly compliments the bedroom décor. Frankly, if I had overnight guest wandering my home in the dark, I would question what they were doing? Turn on a light in your bedroom and find your way from there, or carry a small flashlight in your bag so you can light your way. Don't be creeping around in the dark.
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Houzz Tour: A Sophisticated Row House in the U.S. Capital

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Samatha - What a great house! I LOVE the idea of two wallpapers in a room - that's brilliant! Congrats - this looks wonderful!
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This looks a lot like a boutique hotel suite.
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Elaine Baldy
Barbara Eagleson ; while I very much like the look of this man's home,it interests me to know why others don't, without being nasty and ignoring marytea's sarcasm, could you explain why you think it misses the mark please ?
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Kate Hoffman
Very cool, but my house sits on a very narrow lot. Not sure how I could incorprate dog-trot elements. Thanks for sharing!
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Margaret Fenney
On the question of tiny houses, I think they are even more of a lifestyle choice than larger homes. I think they are interesting and have read about them for quite a while. It seems that most people who live in them have an outward-oriented lifestyle. Their interests and hobbies are elsewhere and much more time is spent away from home than for most people. I like the idea of it but couldn't live in one in part because of health issues but also because I do a lot of crafting and need a room for that and I also need a reasonably sized kitchen. I live by myself in a 920 sq ft ranch and find it just right although the rooms are all smaller scale than most newer homes. I have thought, though, about how this home was probably built for a family back in the 50s and I now consider it "just right" for 1!

I'm now past my child-rearing years and in retirement. I've lived in a number of homes and have to say that "the perfect" home changed as my lifestyle and circumstances changed.
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Linda Stewart_Ryder
You might consider hanging glass panels cut to fit the arched space, framed or not, hang it just inside the niche so you can use the light to back light the glass. Personally I would pick a simple textured glass, (like rain or reed glass) so as not to overwhelm the space, soften the light.....but you could use colored art panels, painted or even leaded pieces if you want to make more of a statement.
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Hello, @fp1994! That beautiful color is called Hay Stack by Benjamin Moore. Will you be painting your house that color?
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Thanks for the question, @goldfour! That color is called Robin's Nest by Benjamin Moore.
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Wow, I guess I'm out of style before I even get started! We are in the process of building my dream house in SC at a lake and the Sheetrock is being hung as I write.

We sold a log house that we lived in for 11 years, and after looking at brown walls, brown floors, brown ceilings, and overly dark, drab cabinetry for so long, all I want is bright, bright, bright!!

My house is an open concept house.

My kitchen and living room cabinets are painted white with a charcoal grey glaze. My kitchen island will be painted in a chalky dark blue. My counter tops will be quartz with a mosaic tile backsplash. My appliances are stainless (although I hate cleaning them, white ones would be too much).

My TV will be over my gas logs and mantle.

My floors will be hardwoods in open area and halls, carpet in master bedroom, guest rooms and office, and tile in wet areas.

I also have a air jetted deep soaking tub and a large walk in shower with 2 handhelds and a 12" rain head in the center.

I chose chrome as the finish on my faucets throughout the house because it is timeless and I want a more contemporary look in the house.

The paint in the open rooms will be a light to med-tone grey with blue undertones with white trim. In the guest rooms, a griege that I can decorate around without having to spend a fortune, I am leaning towards a muted plum for my master bedroom with silver accents.

Also, I have recessed cans in the den, kitchen, and master bedroom along with ceiling fans with light kits (except for kitchen).

After reading this post, I guess I'm just going to have to be outdated before I been move in! However, these are things that I like as I will be the one paying for them and living with the choices I make! I guess that it also depends on where you live.

I'm excited to finish since we've been building since Jan 2013. We are our own GC and sub everything out. We research every decision and check prices and quotes. It may take us longer to build, but the money we have saved is worth the wait!
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In the interests of transparency, I must make the following declaration.
I am a shower screen and I am offended.
I think I've made myself clear.
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Hello kelbell65,

Thank you for the compliments! Lots of people shy away from mixing metals; however, the trend has really picked up recently, and you'll see it in anything from jewelry design to fashion to interior design! As you can see in this photo, and many of our other recent projects especially kitchens, we like to experiment with mixing two or more metal finishes together — it creates visual interest, and some of the combinations can be quite stunning!

Here, we used the brass pendants with the brushed nickel of the cabinet hardware. The bright brass stands out nicely with the more subdued brushed nickel. As long as you're keeping consistent (drawer pulls: all brushed nickel, sink hardware: all rubbed bronze, etc.), and aren't mixing over three kinds of metals, you're free to keep mixing metals. As long as you think it looks nice, that's all that matters :)

Have fun, and good luck!
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Both options would work given the neutral palette.
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I would so do the grey with white trim.
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Good points! We just remodeled out vacation rental in Florida next to Disney and after reading your article it looks like we were doing things right. :) We wanted to make the two kids rooms whimsical for kids but not over the top so teens would revolt. lol

Below are pics of each of the kids rooms.
http://villabythecastle.com/villa-pictures/
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amazing
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Bethesda Systems and I have collaborated w/ Christine Philp and Palindrome Design, LLC on a number of high-profile projects for over eight years. What impresse...
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I hired Christine Philp to work on my newly renovated Georgetown home top to bottom, which has turned out to be one of the best decisions I have made. Christine...
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Christine did a remarkable job turning our house into a beautiful, comfortable, and safe home for our family. She took the time to get to know us and our lifest...
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In 2012 I bought a house that was built in 1987, and which had not been renovated. While the house was in a beautiful wooded setting high on a mountain top wi...
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