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image: Abisade Adepoju for DIH Designs

How It Works

02 Watch For Your Tour Map

About 48 hours before Tour Day, watch your email for exact addresses on a printable PDF map and info packet, as well as links to a dynamic online map for easy navigation.

03 Visit the Homes on Tour Day

Travel at your own pace as you visit the homes in any order you wish between 10 AM and 4PM

04 Preview The Homes Below!

Explore The 2024 Tour Homes

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Jim Luigs Designs Presented by ListModern

Architecture: Richard Williams Architects revision of an original Hugh Newell Jacobsen home

Designed by Hugh Newell Jacobsen, FAIA. National RADA award winning restoration renovation by Richard Williams Architects 2012. Interior design by Jim Luigs Designs from NYC. 

images: Courtesy ListModern

DIH Designs

DIH Designs converted a hair salon home studio into a spacious 2 bedroom 2 bathroom living space. The home currently has 2 floors, but my client hopes to convert each floor into a short rental. 

The goal of the lower unit, which is the unit we renovated and decorated, was to make the space feel spacious, calm and functional. We accomplished this by utilizing every space. We converted the space under the stairway into a bathroom oasis, we converted the closed-off stairway leading upstairs into a pantry and library nook. We created niches and closets for additional storage. Utilizing every space behind closed-in walls and selecting multi-functional furniture, all helped to maximize space. 

images: Abisade Adepoju

Valeria Design Studio

The homeowner’s love of art, exquisite lighting, and refined craftsmanship are reflected throughout the house and are fitting for this DC home that rests on a portion of the land where the home of art patron, educator, civil rights activist, and philanthropist Peggy Cooper Cafritz resided.

Her home was famously photographed for Oprah magazine and showcased the work of the talented young artists of color she supported for decades, which tragically succumbed to a fire in 2009. 

images: Craig Westerman

Lisa & Leroy

This historical Georgetown Rowhouse captivates a modern eclectic design that harmoniously blends contemporary aesthetics with diverse styles, all while honoring the iconic neighborhood’s rich historical backdrop. The homeowner, a young lawyer, enlisted Lisa Shaffer and her design-build team at Lisa & Leroy to renovate the home and create a functional, inviting space where he could entertain and live comfortably. Upon purchasing the Rowhouse, he envisioned an interior that reflected the timelessness of the neighborhood and his lifestyle. The design team’s intention for the redesign was to achieve a thoughtful design in which each aspect of the space has been meticulously planned to accomplish multiple objectives, such as maximizing square footage, capturing the quintessential Georgetown aesthetic, and creating an inviting, cozy ambiance.  

Primary needs included opening up the dining and living space as much as possible to allow light to move throughout and updating the primary bathroom to a more sophisticated and functional space. Along the way, updates to the kitchen, powder room, entry, and primary bedroom were made to create a cohesive feel. An array of architectural features was added during the process, such as iron railings, a nod to the classic elements of ironwork found throughout Georgetown, and a built-in custom bar with antique mirror tile for entertaining. 

Functional furnishings were of the utmost importance to this client. A one-of-a-kind acrylic on stretched canvas purchased locally sits above a luxurious camel-colored mohair sofa and greets guests who enter the living room. A Burlwood coffee table centers the lounge space, featuring a special piece created by the client’s mother that hangs on the wall behind a steel blue velvet Ambella lounge chair. Additional notable pieces include the custom-built, channel-backed banquette built to be anchored against the wall, allowing more flow around the dining table. Schumacher wallpaper creates a border around molding that encases the banquette and hand-picked vintage brass lighters that are framed— a focal point that creates a timeless juxtaposition between old and new. Classic marble tile, quartz countertops, and a brass-clad hood furnish the existing kitchen space, and the all-white powder room was transformed into a moody oasis with Kelly Wearstler wallpaper. The primary bathroom received emerald-green hand-cut tile for the shower and a fun black and white penny tile for the floor. The floating wood vanity added a fresh modern moment, and a vintage cabinet was purchased and restored to house towels and other bathroom amenities to complete the space.  

The result is a unique and vibrant interior that captures the spirit of both the present and past, making it a truly exceptional living space. 

images: Jenn Verrier

EL Studio

It’s located in the neighborhood where they have lived for many years and have forged deep social bonds. It’s a short one-block walk to their daughter’s school. It has beautiful mature trees. It has a pool! But still, after the sale closed the clients thought, why did we buy this house? The original modest Craftsman bungalow was laboring beneath several insensitive and over-scaled expansions that had eradicated much of its charm. For this decidedly modern and energetic young family of five (plus dog!) who love to be with each other and be with friends, the location was right, the size was right, but the house as it was, was all wrong. The interior was carved into small, confined rooms that felt isolated from each other. Extraneous and historically incompatible detailing intensified the feeling of confinement. The renovation program was thus an exercise in editing and refining. First, subtracting the front dormer and porch infill that overwhelmed the original structure to present a more open and genial facade to the street and visiting neighbors. Second, adding a large and open kitchen and dining space by infilling a dark and too-deep rear screen porch. Third, smoothing out the architectural surfaces both inside and out and expanding the apertures to the garden to let space cascade gracefully from the porch to the pool. The result is a house built for gathering family and friends in settings that range from warm and cozy to open and expansive. There is (a) space for all and it fits just right.  

images: Anice Hoachlander

Inner Loop Design

Inspired by the clients’ love for Santa Fe Dancing Kokopelli’s, resulted in a primitive design with a modern twist. The client has a love for the colorful and textually interesting that was used to create a sophisticated but comfortable environment. By adding amazing wallcoverings from colorful natural fibers such as cork and grass/straw, strategically placing textural and visually interesting tile and artistic carved wood each room has its own personality while still visually flowing throughout the home. Unique design touches in the home such as custom walnut fireplace surrounds, vanities, lighting, closets, furniture, and hand-carved doors, updating the home and giving it personality. 

Despite having a few challenges with space planning, as the rooms are narrow, we have managed to create multiple living spaces and still maintain flow and ease of use. Not spending much time in the main living room before we have now created a space to enjoy coffee in the morning to watching the news and lounging after work.  

images: Inner Loop design

Let's Go On A Journey To Find Inspiration!

Tour the homes. Meet the designers, and Get Inspired! 

The 2024 DC Metro Interiors Tour takes you inside the coolest homes, and face-to-face with the creative geniuses that make them a reality!

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