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My Favorite Room: Interior Designer Kelley Proxmire’s Top Project Pick

The seasoned decorator shares her favorite space.

Photograph by Kip Dawkins.

Bethesda-based Kelley Proxmire has been designing interiors for more than 20 years. Here, Proxmire tells us about the space she’s most proud of—a versatile guest-house living room.

This guest house living room is among my favorite spaces because it illustrates my mantra of pretty and practical. Because the guest house is small, each room needs to be multifunctional. I accomplished this in the living room by incorporating two sleep sofas, adding ottomans that double as coffee tables and storage for linen, and creating a ‘wine-tasting’ style table for eating and playing games. This table folds up flat so it can be placed in front of window in order to fold out the bed!

I also made sure the color scheme of orange and gray was used throughout the three levels of the guest house, making it cheerful, uplifting and gender neutral. Living room fabrics include Travers’s Coralie for pillows and Lee Jofa’s Fez on the dining chairs.”

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