Wednesday, March 3, 2010

2010 DCDH: Sally Steponkus

Next up is the master bedroom of the 2010 DC Design House to be designed by my personal favorite, Sally Steponkus. Sally has her work cut out for her...


The master bedroom is a rather large room that is currently pretty dark and dated. But Sally will be working her magic and turning it into a light, neutral, calm space.

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Sally's concept is awash in a gorgeous neutral palette of tans for her stunning fabric and wallpaper and a lovely pale blue paint for her ceiling. Sally's classical style lends itself beautifully to the house and to this room in particular.

I asked Sally for her thoughts on the space:

The Master Bedroom will be a serene space filled with panel after panel of a custom colored Quadrille print fabric called Excelsior that is in keeping with the Beaux Arts style of the house, built in 1905.  At the moment I’m working on bringing some fun, young and fresh accessories in to blend with the traditional roots of the space.  I can’t wait to show it to everyone!

Sally also noted that she is very excited to be participating in the house once again this year, especially for such a worthy cause as the Children's National Medical Center. Here she is obliging me with a photo with her board:


If you read AO, you know I love Sally's work (and Sally!) and I've posted pictures from her online portfolio - click here to see them. Today I thought I'd show you drop dead GORGEOUS photos from one of her recent projects that Jennifer over at DC by Design recently featured:

Photography by Angie Seckinger







Amazing right? Totally slick, hip, contemporary and yet very classic. I LOVE the Leontine monogram. Sally is good! I'm sure the Design House bedroom will be fantastic - make sure you check it out in April when the house opens (it runs April 10-May 9).



  1. Sally's plans look beautiful. I was bummed I was out of town for the bare bones tour - thanks for sharing all these details.

  2. It was great Michele. I really enjoyed meeting some new (to me) designers - all the concepts are gorgeous!

  3. I love Sally's work and I'm so excited to see what she does with this room -- I suspect just a fresh coat of paint will go a long way towards brightening up the space.

    Also, I gave you the "Sunshine Award" today; your blog has rapidly become one of my "must reads"!

  4. Thanks Averill!! That is so kind of you - I must say that Odi et Amo has also become one of my must reads - you find the best images. Thanks for the nice nod :)

  5. I seem to love anything Sally does. I am sure this room will be no exception.

  6. Oh so happy you took so many pics! It makes me feel like I was there.

    Can't wait to go and see it all finished up!

  7. Love Sally! Her designs are all so fresh and sophistcated!

  8. I love Sally's work - she is sooo clever and creative! Thanks also for the wardrobe tip, I will let you know how I fair! KG


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