Skip Sroka was tapped to design the interiors of Norton Manor, a newly constructed estate in Potomac. He and the owners decided to embellish the interiors with decorative faux finishes and murals; Sroka worked with Lenore Winters Studio to create a trellised conservatory that feels like an extension of the garden.
|In the newly built house, the room was a mundane space overlooking the yard through bay windows. There was nothing distinctive about it.||Sirocco designed a mural with a trellis at its center as a focal point to the room. Lenore Winters embellished it with clouds, flowers, and vines to create a sense of the outdoors coming in.|
|The moldings and trim were unremarkable.||Winters incorporated the trim into her mural to make the art part of the architectural space.|
|Bare windows and a lack of furniture made the room feel small.||A handmade carpet from Nepal in a classical style, custom furniture, and custom window treatments impart a sense of expansiveness and light.|
Interior Architecture & Design: Skip Sroka, CID, ASID, Sroka Design Inc., Washington, DC. Contractor: Jim Gibson, Gibson Builders, Washington, DC. Decorative Painting: Lenore Winters Studio, Bethesda, Maryland.