We are lucky enough to be designing one of the penthouses over at City Center. City Center is the massive development that is going up in downtown Washington DC where the old convention center used to be. It defiantly is a part of the ever-changing urban landscape of the city. One of the cool things about the project is that in their sales center they have a massive model, which these photos were taken from. Love all the detail of the model down from the landscaped gardens to all the little people running around.
Has anyone noticed that there is a smart way of mixing black and blue? If this is a trend, I am all for it. From Stuart Vevers first collection for Coach which he combined blue and black leather into a smart shopping tote to JM Weston’s black with blue trimmed penny loathers, Ralph Lauren’s classic striped wallpaper, it’s even being used in classic and modern interiors. There is also this amazing Japanese floral wrapping paper that I found and how about a black and blue beach ball.
My friend, Lindsey Bierman, who is the editor of Southern Living magazine convinced me to let them come over to my house and take a couple photos. My house is a warm and cozy cottage in the most beautiful neighborhood in Washington DC, Shepards Park. I think it looks perfect for the cold winter days we are having now.
When you leave Westminster Abby and make a sharp right, you can head over the Westminster Bridge to the world famous, London Eye. The Westminster Bridge was completed in 1750 and is famous for people leaving ‘lovers locks’ on the bridge. The bridge crosses the River Thames to the Borough of Lambeth where the London Eye is located. The Eye is Europe’s tallest cantilevered observation wheel and the most popular paid tourist attraction in the United Kingdom. It was dedicated on December 31st 1999 as a celebration for the Millennium Festival. The architect on record is, Marks Barfield Architects.