We are pleased to announce that Wentworth Studio is now blogging here on our newly designed website. Visit the Wentworth Studio blog to read about Wentworth Studio news, awards announcements, and recent projects. We also invite you to take a look around our redesigned portfolio gallery, where you can view examples of recent Washington, DC area home remodeling projects.
|Chevy Chase, MD Kitchen Transformation|
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Here at Wentworth, Inc. we were excited to see one of our recent kitchen remodel projects featured in today's Daily5 Remodel! This Chevy Chase, MD kitchen remodel is also a 2010 National Association of the Remodeling Industry Metro DC Chapter CotY winner. Check out the great feature here.
|Wentworth, Inc.'s Steven Barnard, |
Accepts the Capital CotY Grand Prize Award
The 2010 Capital CotY Grand Prize in Residential Exteriors went to a spectacular remodel of a 1960s home in Silver Spring, MD. The finished project is a stunning transformation of the home's front facade, resulting in a home that is sophisticated and modern.
|2010 Captial CotY Grand Prize Winner, Residential Exteriors|
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About NARI Metro DC: This Metro DC Chapter of the National Assocation of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) is comprised of 500 remodeling companies. Membership in this organization ensures that member companies adhere to a strict code of ethics and professionalism. Membership is comprised of full-service contractors, design-build firms, manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, subcontractors, and other profressionals who work in the remodeling industry.
A tiny and dark galley kitchen in an urban townhouse usually equals a variety of daily frustrations: cramped cooking space, difficulty entertaining guests while slicing and dicing, and the cliched, yet extremely common too-many-cooks-in-the-kitchen issue, among many others. Often the only solution is a smart and carefully executed remodel. That's where Wentworth came in.
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An Unused Porch Before
The Stroke of a Feather: How Inspiration Meets Design for Wentworth’s Interior Designer Christopher Patrick, ASID
|Christopher Patrick, ASID|
Wentworth, Inc.’s interior designer, Christopher Patrick, ASID, knew from an early age he’d be painting clients’ rooms in bright and bold colors with successful results. At the age of 10, when most parents are fretting about dirty handprints on walls and muddy footprints on freshly cleaned rugs, his parents already trusted him to paint his bedroom. It wasn’t long before he’d moved onto bigger, more important rooms.
Fortunately for Wentworth, Inc.'s clients, Christopher is involved in more than just paint choices. Because Wentworth, Inc. is uniquely able to offer architecture, interiors, and construction under one roof, Christopher’s aesthetic as a designer, which he defines as clean and streamlined, informs all aspects of a client’s home remodel.
Christopher says his design sense, a mix of the old and new, is often inspired by nature. A recent remodel of a client’s study/home office was transformed with the stroke of a peacock feather. Actually, says Christopher, the peacock feather was more of an inspiration, a way to convince a client who wasn’t afraid of color to paint her new study/home office bright teal and an adjacent bedroom pale olive. “This certainly wasn’t your traditional color pairing, but I convinced her through a series of images showing how pale green and teal make an excellent, albeit nontraditional, color combination.”
Christopher has a knack for working with Wentworth clients to make sure their vision is carried out, while simultaneously guiding them through the many nitty-gritty product and finish choices that come with a remodel. Even though clients often come to Christopher with an idea – pictures, samples, advertisements – of what they’d like their room to look like, Christopher works with them to find their way through a world of endless options.
As an interior designer, it’s Christopher’s job to keep abreast of the trends, from the newest in green innovations to the hottest paint colors. A recent kitchen remodel offered just the opportunity to utilize the latest green building products, and Christopher was more than happy to help the client navigate through the growing pool of eco-friendly building products. When the client decided on an Oceanside Glass backsplash comprised of a combination of pre-consumer, post-industrial, and post-consumer recycled material, Christopher suggested they also consider using Icestone for their island countertop. Made of recycled glass and concrete, Icestone is as beautiful as it is eco-friendly. Although the client was originally concerned with the durability and cost of a green product, Christopher knew it was the right choice. And it was. The client was thrilled with the finished look.
And that, Christopher says, is what it’s all about at Wentworth: “A client will usually tell you what they want, the givens - bed in the bedroom and table in the dining room - but how we style it and bring it all together, it’s a collaboration between us and the client. We take a vision and make it happen.”