Floors + Windows + Doors: Drawing Board

Modern Touch

Floors + Windows + Doors: Drawing Board Tasked with renovating his client’s three-bedroom apartment in DC, Andreas Charalambous traded its outdated, 1970s look for a clean, contemporary aesthetic. In the master bedroom (pictured here), he combined an innovative closet-door design and a neutral color palette with accents of bold “sun-dried tomato” red.


Then Now
Low-quality, paneled closet doors had a bi-fold mechanism that made finding items cumbersome. Charalambous removed drywall between the two closets and replaced the doors with panels of translucent 3form resin. The doors now slide open for easy access.
The closet wall was an eyesore. The new doors create a sexy design element. Lights in the closet glow, highlighting shards of shaved copper embedded in the resin panels.
The same builder-grade door in the bedroom entry lacked drama and scale. The designer raised the door height to make the ceilings appear higher and installed a new custom, flat-panel door in its place.


INTERIOR DESIGN: Andreas Charalambous, AIA, IIDA, FORMA Design, Washington, DC. CONTRACTOR: Michael Apergis, MCA Remodeling, Potomac, Maryland. PHOTOGRAPHY: Geoffrey Hodgdon.