Contemplating Art


Paris?  Provence?  Actually Washington.  This home has a great story.  It starts with the collaboration of a talented Designer and an inspiring client.  Robert Rea is a successful lawyer who was looking to create a space to fuel his passion for creating art, and he knew exactly who to turn to get it designer Frank Babb Randolph.  Together they combed the streets of Georgetown's antique shops to find the furnishings to fill the space.  They reworked the home and maintained many traditional European features, and kept the wall colours to bone white, so that light could play and reflect it's surroundings.

And who doesn't love a story with a happy ending?.  The painting above the sofa in the drawing room was inspired by the room's palette.  It took six months perfect and is evidence of that this home is serving it's intended purpose.  Rea's incredible art can also be found in the Susan Calloway gallery in Georgetown.

Thanks to Splendid Sass for her copies of the images, that she managed to get from Veranda Magazine where this was featured in April 2011.

This image is from Things that Inspire.

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