Ellisdale Construction & Development – a local developer headquartered in Leesburg, VA – recently began to build the Towns at Lansdowne Square, a community of twenty-three luxury townhomes in Lansdowne. The Guest Room was awarded the design contract for the model townhome, creating a space that is inviting, elegant, and fresh. Kate Petro, one of The Guest Room’s interior designers, took care of every design detail, from pillows to paint.
They wanted to reinvigorate what it means to be classic.
Petro sent over several concept boards to Ellisdale during the planning phase. The boards featured color palettes, accessories, furniture, and textile ideas. The spacious townhomes feature three or four bedrooms within walking distance to Lansdowne Town Center. Ellisdale was looking to appeal to young couples and singles for the development, but they didn’t want to repeat the same ultra-urban design style that every other community seemed to be putting out there. With contemporary design features, Petro and Ellisdale wanted the model’s interior design to be current and modern, but with a classic feel.
There were too many details to count.
Communication and interaction were key for the project. Petro and Ellisdale discussed every detail – from the wall colors to the end tables. Both parties wanted each design element to be perfect.
Petro assisted in choosing cabinet finishes, lighting fixtures, paint, and wallpaper. She says that one of her favorite parts of the model ended up being an accent wallpaper they used in one of the rooms. She hand-selected every piece of furniture, every textile, and all the accessories that would transform the blank canvas into a peaceful Northern Virginia refuge. Since every townhome features a private roof terrace, Petro also got to design an outdoor living space complete with a table and a patio sectional.
The space is beautiful, but where did everything come from?
According to Petro, every single furnishing, and nearly every accessory came from The Guest Room. The couches, dining room set, occasional tables, bedroom sets, and even outdoor furniture all came through their Leesburg showroom. Many of the pieces offer customizable fabric choices and even finishes, and Petro is extremely proud that many of their furnishings are made in the United States.
What’s next for The Guest Room?
“We love showing off what we can do and appeal to homebuyers moving to our beloved Loudoun,” says Petro. The Guest Room isn’t going to close its doors to focus on staging anytime soon, though. What sets them apart is that they offer a full spectrum of interior design services to their customers. And, instead of working with outside vendors, most furnishings and accessories can be procured directly through their store. Petro is familiar with all the manufacturers that they work with, ensuring a high-quality product that meets the needs of her clients.
There’s no better showcase for The Guest Room’s interior design skills than in a beautiful model home. Staging, of course, is only the beginning.