Monday, February 27, 2012

A stylish apartment

This past weekend I had the pleasure of having dinner with DC based designer Sally Steponkus in her charming apartment. She graciously allowed me to take a few pictures with my camera phone to share with you.Sally's apartment shows her loves very strongly, as everyone's home should. Greek key trims, chinoiserie touches, inspiring design books and art of Venice fill the space.It's always fun to go to a friend's house and see they have so many of the same books as you!I loved this bowl of seashells on a sidetable as a reminder of past vacations.Two 60's club chairs from her childhood home have been recovered in a neutral linen as a great update. Notice the chinoiserie throw pillows added for comfort (and flair). The pineapple lamps do a great job of separating the dining room from the seating area as well as light the space in a beautiful way.

Her dining table doubles as an entry console when not in use. I loved the turquoise Spitzmiller lamp and greek key placemats.And I can't forget the delicious shortribs served on her grandmother's china for dinner which hit the spot on a cold evening. Thanks for a wonderful evening, Sally!

9 comments:

The Devoted Classicist said...

I adored the Greek Key, especially on the curtains where the change of direction was perfectly tailored.

Divine Theatre said...

All that AND real food! Makes me all swoony and stuff!
xo
Andie

Grant K. Gibson said...

You had me at the Greek key!

Grant

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Kerry @ Design du Monde said...

Makes me want more Greek key touches in my house. I always find it striking to see small city spaces,where people are perfectly happy living, and try to imagine myself without 3000+ square feet. I can't do it but I love to look nonetheless.

Paisley Curtain said...

Good friends, beautiful environment, good food and and good wine, it can't get any better than this.

Even the place mats have greek key motif, a very elegant apartment indeed.

Mark D. Ruffner said...

Do you get the feeling people like Greek keys? Somehow they always make a space more elegant and tailored — and this one certainly is.

lostpastremembered said...

How remarkably well done... a small space looks so inviting... mad for Greek Key!

Ann said...

Next time, call me for dinner too! I've been trying to find the right greek key trim for a pillow I want to have made. No luck as of yet... but it looks lovely at her house!

La Petite Gallery said...

Thanks Sally, we all enjoyed the Lovely apartment, well done.

yvonne