This is going to be a quick post. I’m totally exhausted from traveling! I just got back from a weekend trip to DC. When I travel I always look for design inspiration for my fixer upper projects back home. It’s always cool to see how different places use their surroundings to inform the way spaces are designed.
I was down in DC for a close friend’s wedding. It’s certainly not the first time I’ve been to DC, but it was the first time that I paid more attention to architecture and design. There are tons of similarities between Northeast cities. I feel like if you’ve seen one brownstone, you’ve seen them all. Sometimes you gotta do a double take. In fact, I was staying in the Penn Quarter section of DC, and happened upon a Carmine’s location! It looks like a smaller version of the Upper West Side location.
The one glaring difference between DC and other Northeast cities was the bold color choices I saw on the exteriors of a lot of brownstones.
Even the interiors of the buildings had bold colors and crazy designs.
There was certainly a ton of eclectic mid century modern design where I was in DC. I’m not a big fan of that so much, but it did fit the city really well. it almost made me love that style of design.