Home & Design

Interior designer Justine Sancho's lobby vision.

Applause- At Home

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.


HOME&DESIGN, published bi-monthly by Homestyles Media Inc., is the premier magazine of architecture and fine interiors for the Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia region.

The company also publishes an annual H&D Sourcebook of ideas and resources for homeowners and professionals alike. H&D Chesapeake Views is published bi-annually and showcases fine home design and luxury living in and around the Chesapeake Bay.

The H&D Portfolio of 100 Top Designers spotlights the superior work of selected architects, interior designers and landscape architects in major regions of the US.

Stay Connected with HOME & DESIGN Newsletter

Copyright © 2023 Home & Design. All rights reserved. | Back to top