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