The owner of a
remodeled house in Washington, DC, has an unshakable obsession with European design (we can relate) and is willing to source far and wide to get it. So far that she enlisted designers Studio Oink from Leipzig, Germany, and had a load of EU products rounded up and shipped by crate. The tiny guest bedroom (under 100 square feet) features a curtained-off daybed, a custom desk, and a wall of storage. As with the rest of the house, Studio Oink worked with a Flemish color palette and integrated high European design. The result is a little piece of Belgium (or Germany, or Italy, or Sweden for that matter) in DC. Here’s a list of design sources that make up the look.
Above: Parked at the custom desk is a steel chair from Belgian husband-and-wife team Hannes Van Severen and Fien Muller . The owner and designers both welcomed the investment of design-as-art, the chair being one of them. The curtains throughout the bedroom are Kinnasand Como (a discontinued linen fabric with a metallic weave), that run on a track. Photograph by Matthew Williams and styling by Alexa Hotz from A Luminous, Euro-Style Row House in Washington, DC, Courtesy of Studio Oink. Above: The L-shaped setup is half millwork (a custom desk with storage) and half off-the-shelf (an untreated wood bed frame) that appear as if one piece, thanks to the same paint color and finish. Photograph by Matthew Williams and styling by Alexa Hotz from A Luminous, Euro-Style Row House in Washington, DC, Courtesy of Studio Oink. Above: Custom-painted European-style switches and an opaque globe pendant are among the owner’s investments in high design. Photograph by Matthew Williams and styling by Alexa Hotz from A Luminous, Euro-Style Row House in Washington, DC, Courtesy of Studio Oink. Paint Above: The door and hallway are painted with pinkish Setting Plaster by Farrow & Ball. Above: The walls are painted with Satin Slipper from Farrow & Ball, who describe the color as “a chalky off-white.” Above: To give the small room dimension, Studio Oink had the ceiling painted with a lighter, near-white color, Wevet from Farrow & Ball, to contrast with the Satin Slipper color of the walls. Above: The wood floors are builder-grade white oak painted Elephant’s Breath from Farrow & Ball.
Furniture Above: The guest bed is the Thompson Trundle Bed ($1,049) from Urban Green Furniture that has been fashioned as a storage daybed (see our post 10 Design Ideas to Steal from an Über Creative Remodel by Studio Oink for what’s stored underneath). The trundle bed was painted Farrow & Ball Slipper Satin to match the walls. Above: At the desk is the Muller van Severen First Chair made of lacquered steel and polyethylene; $1,585 at Matter.
Lighting Above: On the built-in desk is the Artemide Nesso Table in white; $430 at Lumens. Above: The pendant light is the small white Aballs Pendant Lamp by Jaime Hayon and Parachilna. Contact A + R Store for pricing and ordering information. Above: The switch-plate covers are from US-based company Legrand: The Adorne Custom Wall Plate, 3-Gang, White Trim can be painted to match the color of the wall.
Fabric & Linens Above: The pink throws are By Mölle Pink Salt Linen Cushions; €59 each with the insert at By Mölle. Above: The blue throw is another from By Mölle, the Cloudy Blue Linen Cushion; €59 with the insert at By Mölle. Above: The lightest of the throw pillows is the By Mölle Misty Grey Linen Cushion; €59 with the insert at By Mölle. Above: The throw blanket is the Miramar Wool Blanket in dark gray lamb’s wool from Urbanara; £59. Above: The bed sheets are Restoration Hardware’s Stonewashed Belgian Linen Sheets in Graphite (shown). The queen sheet set is currently on sale for $219.
Accessories Above: Michaël Verheyden’s Petite Vase is made of solid white marble in Belgium; $640 at March. Above: The Michaël Verheyden Lighthouse Candle Holder in walnut is available in the 10-inch tall size for $189 at Luminaire. Above: A hand-dipped Branch Candle is $30 at East Fork.
For more from this project, see our posts
Steal This Look: A Conceptual Bathroom, German Design Edition
10 Design Ideas to Steal from an Über Creative Remodel by Studio Oink
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