Designer Spotlight — Aspen Leaf Interiors

A modern custom home in McLean forges a strong connection to its majestic site above the Potomac in Virginia. But they found themselves facing a super-tight deadline. “We knew that to pull off our timeline and complexity of this project, we would need a very strong team,” says homeowner, Neal Thomson. So, interior designer Martha Vicas was enlisted pronto who says “The house needed to live large for the homeowners’ social and philanthropic needs and small for their family life,” 

The designer relied on textural contrast for interest, emphasizing smooth and rough surfaces through architectural materials like stone, wood, and metal, like those elements found in Charleston Forge furniture. 

“One unique thing about this project is that we could make bold choices,” Vicas notes. “The homeowners were willing to let us work with such interesting materials, and a spirit of open idea-generation always led to the best final product.”
Thomson agrees. “Modern homes aren’t forgiving; everything had to be perfect,” he explains. “Our team was instrumental in ensuring this. We never sacrificed quality or aesthetics.”

“The house needed to live large for the homeowners’ social and philanthropic needs and small for their family life,” observes Vicas.
The designer relied on textural contrast for interest, emphasizing smooth and rough surfaces through architectural materials like stone, wood, and metal.
“One unique thing about this project is that we could make bold choices,” Vicas notes. “The homeowners were willing to let us work with such interesting materials, and a spirit of open idea-generation always led to the best final product.”
Thomson agrees. “Modern homes aren’t forgiving; everything had to be perfect,” the homeowner explains. “Our team was instrumental in ensuring this. We never sacrificed quality or aesthetics.”

M.S. Vicas Interiors

www.MSVicasInteriors.com

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