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Look Inside My Home: A Quirky Bloomingdale Townhouse With a Union Jack Ceiling - Source Washingtonian

Posted on Feb 19,2019
Filed Under Fashion , Local Style,

All photographs courtesy of Greg Powers.

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WASHINGTON, DC. - Yvette Freeman, a real-estate developer, designer, and owner of design store Foundry, has lived in her Bloomingdale home for close to six years. She was scouting the neighborhood for a project when she discovered the early-1900s townhouse, originally built by prolific Washington developer Harry Wardman. Freeman completely gutted and renovated the house to make it more open and ready for entertaining, and she now lives there with her “three amazing Shih Tzu boys,” Rigsby, Winslow, and Theo.

Elements of her quirky taste are evident throughout, from the Union Jack-themed basement to the nautical library, as is her appreciation for vintage, such as the reclaimed hardwood from her father’s farm that lines the upstairs hallway. “It’s important to collect and tell your own style story,” says Freeman. “While it takes time, in the end your home will be a true reflection of you and your spirit.”

Many of Freeman’s projects are in the Bloomingdale area, and she says she loves living in a neighborhood she’s helping to develop. “Bloomingdale is such a beautiful community, from our parks to the historic architecture,” she says. “There isn’t one inch that I don’t enjoy.”

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