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Doors: Drawing Board Tasked with renovating his client’s three-bedroom apartment in DC, Andreas Charalambous traded its outdated, 1970s look for a clean, contemporary aesthetic.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.
|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.