These photos reflect my taste in interiors for their old, European, and minimal qualities. Above all they are quiet spaces. They evoke a past that was at one time grand but now has faded and reinvented itself into something more sublime.
Dumbarton Oaks is located in the Georgetown section of Washington DC. It is only a few blocks from our shop and I have the pleasure of walking by it everyday. It is without a doubt one of the most beautiful gardens in the world. It's not only the plantings that captivate but also the garden ornament and architectural embellishments. Every area rewards you with something beautiful and unexpected. It is difficult to express the uniqueness of Dumbarton through photographs though I have been trying for years. Following are a few photos just to try to give you an idea of how special this garden is. If you are planning to visit Washington DC you must see it. I will follow with posts in the future that elaborate on its history and more interesting details. It is located at 703 32nd Street and you can access more information at www.doaks.org.