This week we headed to The Coffee Bar, this is by far one of my favorite coffee shops in DC. The space is comfortable and perfect for posting up! The touches of teal blue in the espresso machine and chairs is a perfect pop of color and a great contrast to the rustic vibes! This weekend they are donating 20% of their sales to the ACLU, AMAZING!
A little Monday motivation!
I finally had a chance to curl up on the coach relax and read the latest Interior Design Magazine : Best of Year. This issue featured a multitude of design inspired products, spaces and materials. It was incredibly inspiring and informative! Below are my top 5 from the Best of Year winners :
1. Torrent by Rieke Office Interiors : “Torrent is a a multi-dimensional, eco-friendly acoustical architectural wall covering.” Not only is this product functional for acoustics but it’s also perfect for a feature wall in an open office environment. I love how this product is sculptural unlike several other acoustical panels. Acoustics have become a huge topic of conversation with the move towards the open work environment and this is a perfect solution
2. Level Hexagon by Shaw Industries : I love how Shaw Industries has capitalized on the hexagon shape with there carpets and now their luxury vinyl tile. The vibrancy of this LVT and its unique shape makes it the perfect option for any techy client. The product also transitions seamlessly with the Shaw hexagon carpet tiles allowing for your creativity to flow flawlessly!
3. Clive Wilkinson Architects – Project: Macquarie Group, Sydney, Australia : This office space is absolutely stunning! This multilevel office space has a clean, white and bright aesthetic paired with this years Pantone Color of the year : GREEN. The high contrast of colors and their use of space makes this project a clear winner!
4. Janus et Cie – Forest Chair : Talk about a fabulous chair! This chair is perfect for an outdoor patio, pantry or even in a small huddle room. I love how the designer used hard lines to create an organic shape, the juxtaposition is incredible!
5. Herman Miller – Public Office Landscape : I had the opportunity to view this line in the DC Herman Miller Showroom and was very impressed by it– it’s no surprise it won “best of year”. The line is modular and modern but also functional and a space saver. The line speaks to the open office concept very well by creating both collaborative spaces and private spaces for heads down work. I can’t wait to use this product in my next project!
All images from Interiordesign.net
Every Saturday morning my friend Matt and I venture to a new coffee shop in the city. Today we checked out The Royal, just on the edge Le Droit Park. The industrial vibe pairs perfectly with the strong coffee…and the best part …free refills of coffee!
Check back next Saturday to see where we head next!
2017 New Years Resolution : be more present in my surroundings and capture daily moments that inspire me!
I’m an interior architect living in Washington, DC and am constantly inspired by my surroundings. I created this blog as a creative outlet to share moments throughout my day. This blog is a collection of aesthetically pleasing designs, design trends and my findings around the city. Follow along and explore the district and design with me!