Friday, October 29, 2021

Chinoiserie in DC

Pamela Black and Don Love - Veranda

 
I had to share this fabulous chinoiserie filled apartment in Foggy Bottom in DC. Foggy Bottom is home to the Watergate, the Kennedy Center, the State Department, and George Washington University. I went to GW for law school, my late husband was living in Foggy Bottom when we met and until we married, and we were members of the Kennedy Center for decades.

I of course love the Slim Aarons, the blue and white Chinese porcelain, elephants, pagodas, gorgeous fabrics and wallpapers, and the collection of art. I spot several favorite Katie Ridder fabrics and wallpapers. You can read all the details here. The apartment belongs to an 83 year old bachelor who is a world traveler and art collector. They do not say in the article, but my guess would be would be retired State Department. I think everyone will enjoy this beautiful, layered, collected apartment. 


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14 comments:

  1. Wow, wow, wow! So beautiful and inviting. I love the swing door with the round window going into the kitchen. I'm going to DC in mid November, my second time to visit. Can't wait!

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    1. Have a great time. I love DC. Make sure you see all the monuments by moonlight.

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  2. Beyond fabulous. I love the way all his various possessions speak to the person he must be. A range of styles and objects married with an unbelievable eye. A really personal space. Exquisite.

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    1. Exactly. Also very fresh and young - does not look like an 83 year old's apartment at all.

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  3. Truly a feast for the eyes! I can't get enough of looking at all the spaces. So amazing! I received my new Veranda in the mail yesterday but haven't opened it. Now I know what I have missed! Thank you!

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    1. My new Veranda has not arrived. Not sure if this is in the print edition - may just be online?

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  4. What a beautiful apartment! Thank you for sharing it with us.

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  5. WOWZA!!!! A showstopper, yet elegant and NOT showy, if that makes sense.
    you can tell an educated, well traveled person lives there.
    -linda, nyc

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  6. Lived in Foggy Bottom for a few years just around the corner from GW Hospital. Great area! My apartment never looked like this! Fabulous!

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    1. Foggy Bottom has really changed, largely due to GW snatching up so much real estate there. I studied during law school at the med school library.

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