2011 DC Design House

After almost completely convincing myself that I wouldn't make it in the Washington DC Design House, (I tend to do that when it gets down to the wire & I get really nervous) I got a call today from one of the Design House Committee members letting me know I'd been accepted.  I was kind of in shock and just so insanely happy when I listened to her voicemail.
I can't even express how truly honored & grateful I am to be able to participate in the Design House.  Here's a photo from the DC Design House facbooke page of the outside of the 2011 home:


The DC Design House benefites The Childrens National Medical Center which is "the largest non-governmental provider of pediatric care in the District of Columbia and treats all patients regardless of their families' ability to pay. Each year Children's provides more than $50 million in uncompensated care.   As a nonprofit hospital, Children's National relies on the generous support of individuals, corporations, and foundations to meet the health needs of children..."



I'll keep you posted as the date nears, but it's set to run April 9th - May8th.
The address is 3134 Ellicott St, NW

 Do you remember this succulent that had me all excited a while back?


It was growing in the garden room of the design house. 
It completely embodies the feeling I'm after for the space I have (an upstair bedroom/ sitting room) and I just love how fresh and luminous it is.  I'll definitely keep you posted on everything and if you're in the area, hopefully you'll be able to make it to see for yourself!  I'm teaming up with some amazing people including local artist John Matthew Moore

I'm thrilled & honored to be joining a super-talented group of designers for this year's Design House: 

James Rill (Rill Architects), Liz Levin, Patrick Sutton, Erin Paige Pitts, Nadia Subaran (Aidan Design), Whitney Stewart, Gary Lovejoy, Nancy Colbert, Camille Saum, Denise Willard, Barbara Franceski, Samantha Friedman, Jason Hodges, Cindy McClure, David Mitchell and Iantha Carley

A huge congratulations to the other designers selected and cheers to the 2011 House!


xoxo, Lauren

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59 comments:

Jane @ The Borrowed Abode said...

Congrats, Lauren! I can't wait to see what you do with your contribution to the house!

Jeannine @ Small and Chic said...

Congratulations!

I love the DC Design House! In fact, it's where I found out about John Matthew Moore, a wonderful artist based out of McLean who I bought a print from last year.

I can't wait to see what you do with your space!

I'm working on the other side of things for the Charlottesville Design House, mostly helping with marketing this year. It's been eye opening!

Kathysue said...

Yay!!! Lauren!! That is wonderful news sweetie, Congrats and Kudos to YOU!!! It will be fun followong along in the process with you!! OH I can only imagine how your mind is spinning with excitement and creativity, Kathysue

KellyMellyBoBellyBananaFanna said...

Congratulations! What a fun opportunity. Can't wait to see what you whip it into.

Kelly

Carol@SofasandSage.com said...

Great news, Lauren! I can't wait to see what you invent! They are lucky to have you. Do share as it progresses, Please??

Katie @ covestreetblog said...

Congratulations Lauren!! You totally deserve it!! You really are beyond talented! So excited for you:)

My Notting Hill said...

Congratulations!!! It's going to be a beautiful room. So very excited for you.

Annie Pazoo said...

Congrats, Lauren. That's great news, and truly well-deserved and hard-earned. Can't wait to see the finished garden/canopy room!

Libby said...

Very cool and congratulations! Can't wait to see your finished design!

Cathy Wall said...

Fantastic! The words luminous and fresh certainly make me curious to see what creative design you come up with for the garden room. Congrats and have fun with this!

Cathy

Emma (Glitter and Gold) said...

Congratulations! Such great news! I cannot wait to see what your "garden room" looks like - the succulent has a great vibe so I bet it will be as lovely as ever
xoxo
E

www.glitterandgoldblog.blogspot.com

Michele said...

Congratulations! Very exciting!

Marianne (Style For Living) said...

Congratulations, Lauren! I am absolutely thrilled for you! What an honor. I am looking forward to seeing what you do with your space. I know it's going to be amazing!

Karen said...

Congrats to you! Would you please explain from the beginning about doing a room like this...who pays for the paint, furniture, who benefits, why do you do it (it may be obvious but I would like to hear what it is all about).Just write about this topic for someone like me who just doesn't know about it at all. I bet I am not the only one who would like to hear the back story besides seeing the beautiful stuff that you will do inside! Thanks.

EDYTA and CO. INTERIOR DESIGN said...

Congratulations!!!
Sooo exciting! can't wait to see it :)

MeLi said...

Very cool!!, Congrats!, we're all anxious to see your new ideas for this home ^_^

Linda in AZ * said...

* Wow Lauren, this is such an H*O*N*O*R~~~ you should be SOOO PROUD!!! What an opportunity to "showcase" your thoughts and beautiful work!!!

... And plz REMEMBER, if/when things "go crazy" (which usually happens several times!), that this SHOULD BE F*U*N for you... work hard, yes, but you're not building the Parthenon here, so again, HAVE F*U*N with it, and all the new friends you'll meet, enjoy and even learn from!!!

Warmest blessings,
Linda in AZ *
bellesmom1234@comcast.net

pve design said...

Lauren,
I love the fact that you are honored and thrilled....I know your room will evoke so much meaning.
Delighted for you and for all the super-talented hard working designers and artists to have a venue to show their gifts.
Cheers to you!!
pve

Acquired Objects said...

What a fabulous honor for you Lauren, CONGRATULATIONS! Just shows they know how hugely talented you are, like we didn't already know that!

Emily A. Clark said...

Congrats, Lauren! Maybe I should start planning a road trip :)

Mary said...

I'm very happy for you. How could they not have you???

Catherine said...

There wasn't a doubt in my mind, but still, it's so good to know for sure! Congratulations! I'm definitely planning a trip up to DC in the Spring to see the house!

eclecticrevisited said...

so happy for you Lauren..
now, can't wait to see all the pics of the designs...
maureen

Kathryn E. Wright said...

Congratulations Lauren!

Jenny Castle Design said...

I'm thrilled for your Lauren, Congrats!!!

Layne & Everett said...

Congrats, girl! That's so awesome. You should be celebrating, dancing and giddy! My sister lives just outside DC, so I'm definitely coming out to see it!!!!! How inspiring you are....to change your career field, study design from home, have a young family and husband plus a home you work on too. Such a mentor to me. Thank you!

I Dream Of said...

Congratulations, Lauren! I'm exited for you and can't wait to see what you do. I'm sure it will be lovely. That succulent looks like a beautiful starting point...
Jeanne

Susie @ Maddie's Nest said...

Wonderful news, congratulations! You are on fire these days! Cannot wait to see what you do.

Jessica said...

Hi Lauren,

Congrats on Design House! They have one of these in my city and this weekend is a preview to see the house before all the makeovers, should be fun.

Look forward to see your space in the house!

LindsB said...

YEAHHH!!! SO so happy for you, it could not have happend to a nicer person and an amazing designer!

I cant WAIT to see what your plan is for the space!!

Gretchen O. said...

Congrats Lauren! What an amazing opportunity...I have family up in DC so will definitely make it a stop when I go up there!

Loretta Fontaine (APPLESandRUBIES) said...

Lauren- Wonderful news! And such a great cause it benefits, too!

With that giant gorgeous green plant as a bit of inspiration, I can't wait to see what you do with your room!

Loretta

emmarie Designs said...

Woo! Congrats! How exciting is that?!

diane@onlinefabricstore said...

Lauren...congratulations! That is a big honor (and a big undertaking!) Each year I blog about upcoming designer showcase houses and give the dates and websites of those I am aware of. It just posted or I would update it with yours but I am sure there will be plenty of press. Cant wait to see the finished product but I also hope you give us updates as you go...as much as you are allowed to anyway.

Natalie said...

Congratulations!! How exciting!! This is such an amazing opportunity and I can't wait to see how your space turns out. I live right outside of DC so I will definitely be visiting it this spring!

Jade @ Flip Flops + Pearls Design said...

That's fantastic news!!! I know your contribution will be beautiful!

Sherri Cassara said...

Congratulations!!! I wish I could come see it in person but I will wait with anticipation for your posts!

Tawna said...

Congratulations, Lauren. I need to go and visit my sis in Vienna so I can see it! I'm so happy it worked out for you...

Tawna

Ruthie's Renewed Treasures said...

Doing a happy dance for you Lauren!

Ruthie

Lauren said...

Congratulations! I've read your blog for a few months now and am always inspired/amused/intrigued by it. (I should comment more, but I usually read on my phone and am bad at typing on it!) I live in Arlington so hopefully I can come and see in person what you come up with for your room.
Lauren

Laura Casey Interiors said...

Congratulations Lauren!! That's so incredibly exciting! I'm so happy for you.

Leah Moss said...

Lauren!!!!!!!!!!

I am beyond pumped for you! I think I checked into your blog about a hundred times yesterday to hear the news.

So exciting and do well deserved.I can't wait to see it!!!

A Perfect Gray said...

yay! so excited for you and so looking forward to seeing it all!

donna

jvw home said...

I'm THRILLED for you! What a blessing and I can't wait to see the reveal soon.
xoxo

Holly Irwin Fine Art said...

Hi Lauren, Congratulation! I knew you'd get accepted. Can't wait to see it!

Windlost said...

That's crazy!! You are going to be so successful - see I told you! Oh, I wish I could be there and cannot wait to see your room. I know it will be the best and I will want to live in it and have fresh happy thoughts. And a bedroom/sitting room is awesome - you will make it comfortable and inviting and personal and very Laurenesque. Can't wait!

Stephanie Sabbe said...

congrats!!

Aubrey {All Things Bright and Beautiful} said...

A huge CONGRATS!!! And hopefully that pit has gone away??? (c: Can't wait to see the project!

Andrea said...

Congratulations! You will do an amazing job :)

I always love the thrill of working on a design house! The thrill of it being finished ;) LOL Honestly, I do love it and its so fulfilling professionally.

Have FUN!

Lisa @ simple-e-design said...

Congrats Lauren! I'm so excited for you, although I never doubted for a second that you'd get it. They'd be crazy not to have you. Can't wait to see how it all progresses.

angela | the painted house said...

Hip-hip-hooray!!!! Of course you got it--you are insanely talented! :) Have fun putting it together and can't wait to see it!

simply seleta said...

Well of course you got it, friend! You're a natural talent. They'd be crazy not to have you. Just bummed it will be over by the time I make it up there for my visit. You better have some pics to share! ; )

xoxo

Debra Phillips said...

what to add to the wonderful comments? just a personal and excited congratulations lauren!!!!!
the knot is gone and the heart flutters must feel great.
i will enjoy saying "i knew her when"!

keep soaring girlfriend, your day is here
xoxoxo
debra

Carmella said...

Congratulations, Lauren! How exciting is that? We all knew you'd be one of the chosen. Can't wait to see what you do - it'll be great, I know!

traci zeller designs said...

WOOHOO, Lauren! I am so excited for you. Can I, too, say "I knew you when?" xoxo!! You'll be AMAZING!

Susan said...

Lauren--
Congratulations!! Now I feel like I'm famous-by-association...I can be all "she's the designer who consulted with me on my house!" :)

I will definitely look forward to attending a tour of the house this spring!!

Best,
Susan

Danielle said...

I am even more happy for you than before!!! This whole time I thought it was DC Design Center that you were applying for, but now that I know it is the DC Design House, that makes it even better. How wonderful and sweet that you will be doing what you love, getting well deserved recognition and most importantly that it will benefit the Children's National Medical Center! A win win for all! Congrats!

Lauren said...

Thank you so much for all the kind words!! I will keep you posted and be sure to explain the process.
Xoxo,
Lauren

Cote de Texas said...

Congratulations!!! can't wait to see what you do with it!!!!