DC Design House 2013: Sophisticated Kid Spaces

The last installment of this series brings us to the "children's wing" of the DC Design House – two west-facing bedrooms each with private bath and walk-in closet (naturally!). As with last year's spaces, designers Regan Billingsley and Nancy Twomey exacted a thoughtful approach, mixing sophisticated motifs with a bit of whimsy. Regan's Teenage Boy's Room imagines a well-rounded, "urban, hip kid" with a knack for curation. Set against black-and-white strié wallpaper, many of the room's accessories reflect DC's history and culture. My favorite piece is the hand-painted West Elm console by McNamara Design.

 Teenage Boy's Room by Regan Billingsley, DC Design House

Teenage Boy's Room by Regan Billingsley, DC Design House

 Teenage Boy's Room by Regan Billingsley, DC Design House

Teenage Boy's Room by Regan Billingsley, DC Design House

 Teenage Boy's Room by Regan Billingsley, DC Design House

Teenage Boy's Room by Regan Billingsley, DC Design House

 Teenage Boy's Room by Regan Billingsley, DC Design House

Teenage Boy's Room by Regan Billingsley, DC Design House

Nancy Twomey designed the home’s nursery with the parents in mind. The gender-neutral space uses an unexpectedly mature but serene palette of blue, beige, and white. More youthful touches include an installation of crocheted hats, adorable accessories, and a custom bookcase by Kaleo Kala.

 Twins Nursery by Nancy Twomey, DC Design House

Twins Nursery by Nancy Twomey, DC Design House

 Twins Nursery by Nancy Twomey, DC Design House

Twins Nursery by Nancy Twomey, DC Design House

 Twins Nursery by Nancy Twomey, DC Design House

Twins Nursery by Nancy Twomey, DC Design House

 Twins Nursery by Nancy Twomey, DC Design House

Twins Nursery by Nancy Twomey, DC Design House

Proceeds from the DC Design House benefit Children’s National Medical Center. Stop by April 14th – May 12th. www.dcdesignhouse.com

Images: (1, 3, 4) Sukio, (2) Angie Seckinger, DC Design House, (5-8) Finnian's Moon