This is the Second of an Eight-Part Feature on the designers’ vision and progress at the DC Design House, which is underway and set to open on April 14th.
Just steps from the Morning Room is the Patio Terrace, designed by Stephen Wlodarczyk of Botanical Decorators Landscape Architecture, in Olney, MD. Wlodarczyk says the fast pace of the Design House’s production, less than 5 weeks, is very exciting. “We are looking forward to displaying our creative talents for such a great cause,” he adds.
“Chris Cahill, the owner of Botanical Decorators, and I determined that we need to ‘bring the indoors out,’ ” the landscape architect says. With several entry points to the patio terrace from inside rooms designed by different designers presents its own set of challenges. “It is our goal to bring the large patio into a livable scale that relates to what the interior designers are doing,” Wlodarczyk says. For example, he is fabricating custom cushions that complement the fabric choices of the designers’ interior rooms. “We will be creating a series of smaller outdoor rooms… taking a bold approach to transform a very traditional space.”