A Charming Victorian Row House on Capitol Hill

Tour a Victorian row house by Barry Dixon.

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Bringing modern elegance to a Victorian row house in Washington, designer Barry Dixon creatively arranged furniture, painted ceilings, and connected rooms by weaving brown and white throughout. For more decorating ideas, read the interview with the designer.
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Pink and Brown Living Room
To make the living room of this Capitol Hill row house feel larger, designer Barry Dixon arranged French Club Chairs by and a Tuscany ottoman by in a diagonal—the longest line in a square room. A pillow in 's Reflex stripe is a microcosm of the room's palette. He button-tufted the fabric on the wall. Bell lantern by .
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Window Seat
's Brancusi-esque table is sheathed in chocolate faux-shagreen and mirrored on top. It's paired with another strong geometric form—the klismos-style Ceres chair from . Nailheads frame the fabric on the wall and outline the circular rug, trimmed in the same coral fabric that's on two pillows.
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Elegant Entry
The Sophia mirror by Thomas O'Brien for opens up the foyer and looks even bigger paired with an undersize vintage bench, updated in white lacquer and covered in 's Curva.
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Decadent Dining Room
The dining room is a study in texture. Dixon designed the cast-concrete table base and combined it with a Kyoto top from . The chairs, covered in gray linen have a cerused finish that contrasts with the dark sheen of the floor. Smoked glass chandelier by . Fenton sconces by . Artwork from .
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Cheerful Patterns at Play
Curtains in Bloomsbury by bring the garden into the family room. Bruno cocktail table in antiqued brass by . 's Goodman pendant echoes the circular shape of the breakfast table and turns a corner into a special spot. Dixon's Robertson sofa is covered in 's Krazy Quilt. Ceiling is Suede in Camino by Paint.
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Modern Traditional Bedroom
Flax curtains cocoon the bedroom and hide all the books. A round beaded Coco lantern by draws attention to the tall ceiling and illuminates the reading nook, furnished with chairs and ottoman. Upper East coverlet from .
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Perfect Side Table
"The night table looks like a great midcentury French piece, but it's actually very accessible," says Dixon, who found the Berkeley side table at . Faux-bois table lamp by . Sonoma bed from .
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Gray Bathroom
"I love this washstand from , because I can hang wet towels without having to have towel bars everywhere," Dixon says. Undermount basins and Etoile fixtures from . Sconces by . Urban Smokebell lantern by .
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Glowing Bath
The whole room—walls, trim, ceiling, even the exterior of the Sunrise Specialty tub—has a silvery glow, thanks to 's Regent Metallic Paint in Ambassador Sterling. Aluminum Wine table from . Green Gobos pebble floor.
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