Applause- At Home


Two years ago, The Washington Design Center initiated a tradition that continues today:  Every six months, a local designer is asked to decorate the Center’s lobby. This time around, Justine Sancho took the reins, and she brought a very definite vision to the project. “I wanted an inviting residential space instead of a commercial one to represent the Design Center, which is residential,” she says.

Her greatest challenge was creating a living room in a lobby with 20-foot ceilings. Sancho used draperies from Duralee and Highland Court and a border painted on canvas by decorative painter Tom Warnock to impart the feeling of an elegant home. The project required that the designer use at least six sources from the Design Center; Sancho’s choices included a Toledo sofa from Kravet, Sophia wing chairs from Century Furniture, Ondoso lamps from Donghia and a Stark area rug. “We worked together,” Sancho says. “It’s a great way to give back to the design community.”

INTERIOR DESIGN: Justine Sancho, ASID, Justine Sancho Interior Design, Potomac, Maryland.