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Steal This Look: A Modern and Elegant Dining Room in Georgetown

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Steal This Look: A Modern and Elegant Dining Room in Georgetown

July 5, 2022

In a historic mid-19th century Victorian house in Georgetown (formerly owned by Washington Post Editor Ben Bradlee), architect Lauren Wegel remodeled the interior with distinctly elegant and European-influenced style. Thanks to the new owners, a couple who moved to Washington DC from Istanbul, and before that, Berlin, the dining room plan was to open up the space and host large groups at a triple-length dining table. Below is a list of exact and similar resources to recreate the look.

wegel widened the opening between the rooms and painted all the walls in the sa 9
Above: Wegel widened the opening between the rooms and painted all the walls in the same shade of white to connect the spaces. Photograph by Richard Barnes, courtesy of Lauren Wegel from Freedom of the Press: Inside Former Washington Post Editor Ben Bradlee’s Georgetown House.
three large tables are joined together to create one center entertaining space. 10
Above: Three large tables are joined together to create one center entertaining space. Photograph by Richard Barnes, courtesy of Lauren Wegel from Freedom of the Press: Inside Former Washington Post Editor Ben Bradlee’s Georgetown House.
the floors are original southern pine, which was stripped of carpeting and ligh 11
Above: The floors are original Southern pine, which was stripped of carpeting and lightened. Photograph by Richard Barnes, courtesy of Lauren Wegel from Freedom of the Press: Inside Former Washington Post Editor Ben Bradlee’s Georgetown House.

Materials

the dining room, like the living room, is painted in benjamin moore decorator&a 12
Above: The dining room, like the living room, is painted in Benjamin Moore Decorator’s White (OC-149) to join the spaces together.

Lighting & Furniture

the light fixture is the west elm mobile chandelier in antique bronze finished  13
Above: The light fixture is the West Elm Mobile Chandelier in Antique Bronze finished with standard size frosted bulbs; $369 for the 55-inch size.
pairing two of the new millie cabinets in drifted oak solid could potentially r 14
Above: Pairing two of the new Millie Cabinets in Drifted Oak Solid could potentially resemble the original cabinet built into the space; $3,399.15 at Burke Decor.
the sandstone topped dining table is actually three joined tables that were mad 15
Above: The sandstone-topped dining table is actually three joined tables that were made in Istanbul. For something similar, the Room & Board Linden Table, though much smaller, is available as a 72-inch-long size, shown with an ecru quartz top; $2,299.
the dining chairs are the hoffmann side chairs in natural cane; \$645 each at d 16
Above: The dining chairs are the Hoffmann Side Chairs in Natural Cane; $645 each at Design Within Reach.

Accessories

the vases on the marble mantel are by designer ted muehling. the coral red glaz 17
Above: The vases on the marble mantel are by designer Ted Muehling. The Coral Red Glazed Large Vase is $580 at August in Los Angeles.
the ted muehling white glazed large egg vase; \$380 at august in los angeles. 18
Above: The Ted Muehling White Glazed Large Egg Vase; $380 at August in Los Angeles.
the ted muehling robin&#8\2\17;s egg blue glazed large egg vase is \$530 at 19
Above: The Ted Muehling Robin’s Egg Blue Glazed Large Egg Vase is $530 at August in Los Angeles.
the ted muehling matte black glazed large egg vase is \$580 at august in los an 20
Above: The Ted Muehling Matte Black Glazed Large Egg Vase is $580 at August in Los Angeles. Another resource for the black egg vase is at Amuse.
the match pewter short candlestick pair is \$\16\2 at weston table. 21
Above: The MATCH Pewter Short Candlestick Pair is $162 at Weston Table.
the match pewter oval tray with handles is \$485 for the medium size at weston  22
Above: The MATCH Pewter Oval Tray with Handles is $485 for the medium size at Weston Table.
the cape candle \1\2 inch classic candles in ivory; \$47.\15 for a pack of \1\2 23
Above: The Cape Candle 12 Inch Classic Candles in Ivory; $47.15 for a pack of 12 from Cape Candle.

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