Inspired by this warm and carefree season, Washington-area design teams interpret summer eight different ways.
BY JEANNE BLACKBURN | PHOTOGRAPHY BY ERIK KVALSVIK
What could be more romantic than a bedroom on the beach? Shells and sea glass have gathered in the corners and the mural-painted wall offers a wrap-around view. This space reflects some of the same elements as the adjacent living room that Sabbagh and Mary Mitchell designed together: colors that whisper, mirrors and crystal that shimmer. But more spare and restful, the bedroom brings the outdoors in thanks to its nearly monochromatic color scheme—an updated tribute to traditional by the designers—and the use of a variety of textures in the smooth upholstery and tactile accents. There’s more romance in the windows draped in gauzy fabric, the French doors presumably leading to a private sandy beach and the glorious sweep of a bed frame flanked by gilded and mirrored side tables. The result is a getaway that’s relaxed and inviting.