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Show House Style: Charlotte Lekakos

Two weeks ago, Charlotte Lekakos of Willard and Palmer Design called us asking if we would contribute a pretty pop of color to the guest bedroom she designed for the CharityWorks GreenHouse.  When we saw the beautifully sketched rendition of the room in Washington Spaces, we loved Charlotte’s aesthetic and eagerly accepted.

CharutyWorks GreenHouse - 1310 Calder Road, McLean, VA

CharutyWorks GreenHouse - 1310 Calder Road, McLean, VA

Since it was conceived as a model home of sustainable living, this stylish 4,000-square-foot show house is not only carbon-neutral but was decorated by 18 local design firms showcasing earth-friendly furnishings such as milk paint, chemical-free fabrics and restored appliances.

Bedside Table with Camellia Bouquet

Bedside Table with Camellia Bouquet

Charlotte’s guest room is a sophisticated palette of buttercream and gray paired with mottled tortoiseshell split bamboo picture moldings and a century-old ceiling fan from VintageFans.com.  In keeping with the goal of the house, Charlotte used hand-printed fabrics made with no chemical dyes, sisal carpet and eco-friendly Farrow & Ball paper (Polka Square).  She even found shed antlers when visiting her parents in South Carolina and used them as tiebacks for the curtains.

Shed Antler Tieback

Shed Antler Tieback

And for the perfect floral touch, Charlotte turned to us to design a custom camellia bouquet for the bedside table, a Sunset Bouquet for the chest of drawers and a Pretty Purple Moth Orchid for the silver ceramic garden stool.  We can’t wait to visit the show house next week and think “green” design is divine… don’t you?

Side Table with Sunset Bouquet

Side Table with Sunset Bouquet

Chinese Garden Stool with Purple Phalaenopsis

Chinese Garden Stool with Purple Phalaenopsis

Photos from Washington Spaces, Charlotte Lekakos and Gordon Beall for The Washington Post

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6 Comments

  • Reply Jennifer Sergent October 14, 2009 at 10:27 am

    Thanks for the nice mention. We were very priviledged to sponsor this spectacular house, and we hope everyone gets a chance to come out and see it — your flowers are a great touch!

    • Reply carolyn October 14, 2009 at 10:34 am

      Thanks, Jennifer. We loved being part of this great endeavor and can’t wait to see the final outcome on Friday.

  • Reply My Notting Hill October 14, 2009 at 10:42 am

    Thanks for visiting my blog. I just posted on Charlotte’s room – one of my favorites in the showhouse. Agree with Jennifer – your flowers look wonderful. I’m going back today with friends for a second visit!

    • Reply carolyn October 14, 2009 at 11:05 am

      Diane and Cynthia are making a personal appearance at Neiman Marcus Tysons tomorrow night and 10% of all sales of Diane James flowers will be donated to CharityWorks. Please spread the word!

  • Reply Trish Donnally October 15, 2009 at 9:35 am

    I visited with Charlotte Lekakos at the CharityWorks GreenHouse last night, and I must admit, I’ve been in her room several times, and it wasn’t until last night that I realized the floral arrangements were not real. They are so beautiful, we even highlighted them in a blog last week.
    http://www.washingtonspaces.com/blog/articles/2009/10/09/three-cheers-for-charityworks

    • Reply carolyn October 15, 2009 at 11:21 am

      Great party pictures! We’re sorry to have missed the fun… I will post the link!

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