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 ; )
A view of the residence from 34th Street.
(photo courtesy of The Georgetown Dish)
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.
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 …
… 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.