What a great area we live in! It feels like everywhere we go we can find incredible design inspiration, whether it's taking a stroll around the tidal basin (especially during cherry blossom season!) or checking out some of DC's coolest hotels and eateries, there's an abundance of beauty in our nation's capital. Join us on a quick tour of some of the hotels and restaurants that Team LFID has been inspired by lately.
Mason & Rook Hotel
When Laura recently had family in town visiting from the West Coast, they stayed at the Mason & Rook Hotel in Logan Circle. This hotel opened in 2016 and manages to perfectly meld traditional components and silhouettes with clean, modern lines and a neutral hued, masculine aesthetic while still coming across as warm, comfortable, and approachable. And bonus, the rooftop pool and bar are absolutely dreamy!
A couple months ago, Team LFID attended an event hosted by the lovely folks from 1st Dibs that was held at the Wild Days rooftop bar in the new Eaton Hotel. As soon as we walked in we were immediately struck by the plethora of plant life. It was like walking into a jungle perched high above the city with the centerpiece being an awe-inspiring mosaic mural by local artist Zoe Charlton. The bar opened up onto a gorgeous patio that really completed the urban oasis vibe.
Team LFID's resident foodie, Amy, recently stumbled upon this hidden gem in Dupont Circle and fell in love. Iron Gate started life in 1875 as the carriageway and stables for the home of a retired Navy Admiral and the history is palpable from the washed brick walls to the massive antique mirror and the custom reclaimed wood chandeliers resembling wagon wheels. Venturing out the back door, you can enjoy one of the most romantic spots in DC while dining fireside under a canopy of wisteria vines and twinkling string lights.
Ambar is one of Laura's personal favorite restaurants in DC. When she brought the team there last year for happy hour she was raving about the design long before we actually got there. The Balkan small plates restaurant moves from a warm, wood covered interior to a cheery covered back patio that maintains the rustic vibe but veers to a bit more traditional feel than the modern design of the interior to create a perfect marriage of the two.
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