“After college, when I lived in Washington, D.C., I used to love walking around the fancy neighborhood of Georgetown in the evening. I would stare up into the drawing rooms of the town houses, their large, curtain-framed windows aglow with amber warmth. The quality of that light seemed to confer beauty and elegance upon the lives of those inside. I imagined the promise of a Wharton-esque sense of grace and calm: comfortable chairs, a roaring fireplace, fresh flowers, and ice tinkling in well-made drinks.”
- From “The Perfectly Imperfect Home” by Deborah Needleman
Images from top: Michael Freeman via Photowalks; HGTV.com; Curbed DC; Pink Pillbox.