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Gorgeous George(town)

I spent Thursday evening at the incredible home of

Deborah and Curtin Winsor in Georgetown. They

graciously hosted the Georgetown House Tour Patrons’

Party in their 34th Street residence. The impeccable

interior, sprawling garden and sheer size of the house

left all who attended in awe. Debbie and Curt are old

friends and couldn’t be a lovelier couple – their gracious, relaxed

style was the perfect complement to an elegant evening. So how

did this guest return their hospitality? I made my way around the

first floor snapping photos with my iphone. What can I say? I’m an

interior designer, blogger and columnist – I can’t help myself! But

being the gentleman that he is, Curt was happy to oblige and shared

some fantastic renovation stories with me. This power couple not only

powered through a complete gut job of the house, but did so in record

time. The result is a grand, yet warm and comfortable family home

nestled in the heart of Georgetown.

Forgive the quality of my photos – I was trying to be inconspicuous ; )

winsor exterior

A view of the residence from 34th Street.

(photo courtesy of The Georgetown Dish)

Winsor hallA

Entrance hall with seagrass and classical mouldings.

(photo by Christy Schlesinger - my

partner in crime for the evening)


The sitting room has chocolate

painted walls and Fortuny drapes.


William Morris paper and a marble-topped

demilune vanity in the powder room.


The first floor public rooms are connected to the

garden level rooms with a wide sweeping stair.

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The salon with its knole sofa, family portraits

and garden views is polished and bold.

(photo courtesy of Washington Life)


The contrasting palette of creams and

browns continues in the dining room …

Winsor DR 2A

winsor kitchen

… And kitchen. Two seating areas, a separate bar

and professional grade appliances. Fabulous!

Thank you to the Winsors and the Patrons’

Party hosts for a beautiful event.

And don’t forget! The Georgetown House Tour

is this Saturday from 11:00AM to 5:00PM.