Wednesday, November 23, 2011

The Washington Post "House Calls"

Recently The Washington Post came knocking on the door of Schelfe and Associates.  Tim Schelfe was asked to provide a design vignette for a weekly column in the Washington Post called "House Calls".  House Calls has been a popular column for the Post in which homeowners contact the Post asking for serious design help on a home project.  The designer would then work with the existing space, provide design ideas and provide the creative direction to get the project done.  The designer is also challenged to work with a moderate fixed budget and the selections need to be sourced locally and available for purchase directly by the homeowner.

Tim's challenge was to redesign a Family Room.
The Before...  

The After...

Tim created a less cluttered contemporary style for the new look of this Family Room, including adding a creamy white sectional, a circular cocktail table with a polished chrome base and matching wood stained consoles flanking the fireplace wall.  Accents of crimson red and burnt orange add color and detail to the room!

Monday, November 21, 2011

A punch of color!

How do you add a splash of color to a room without changing the entire room?  Well in this case we did it with the draperies!  The owner of this traditional style Dining Room needed window coverings that would bring together the colors from the area rug, dining chairs seats and the wall color.  Also the drapery design needed to reflect the quality and traditional style previously established for the home. 


A printed fabric with a coral color background was choosen as the body for the drapery.  The fabric has a soft green garland design accented with aviary details in gold, green and pale blue.  The draperies are further accented with a tassle fringe which helps define the edge of the panels and adds dimension to the overall design.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Homes by Dickerson, Design Center!

Over the past several months Schelfe and Associates has been busy completing the design and details for the new Homes by Dickerson  Design Center.  Homes by Dickerson is recognized as one of the premier builders of fine custom homes in the region.  This new Design Center will allow their team of dedicated professionals to meet with Homeowners and guide them through the design and construction process.  The Design Center will feature several completed Kitchen vignettes, displays for Lighting and Plumbing fixtures, selections for tile, stone and carpet and several meeting areas where customers can spread out their design plans and make all the necessary selections to make their home turly their own!  

Schelfe and Associates worked with the team at Homes by Dickerson to design the plan, details and specifications for the new Design Center.  This new space will reflect the quality and attention to detail that Homes by Dickerson is known for.  Although only in the rough framing stage the Design Center will be open soon!  Keep checking back with us to see the latest updates!