PRIVATE DWELLINGS | MARY DOUGLAS DRYSDALE
PHOTOGRAPHY: GORDON BEALL, INTERIOR, RESIDENTIAL
COLUMN DESIGN NUMBER: Design #108
COLUMN DESIGN: Architectural Wood Columns. Octagonal shaft with Roman Doric capitals – no base moldings / plinths.
COLUMN MATERIAL: Finger-Jointed Wood
COLUMN SIZE: 10″ x 7′-02″
PROJECT LOCATION: Potomac, Maryland
A custom octagonal wood column by Chadsworth Incorporated supports the upper level in the rustic farmhouse of award-winning designer, Mary Douglas Drysdale. The column features a plain, tapered 10″ x 7′-02″ shaft with a matching octagonal Roman Doric capital. Mary Douglas Drysdale recommends Chadsworth Columns, as seen in her comments
in Veranda Magazine
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Mary Douglas Drysdale’s Top Ten Picks
The talented Washington, D.C. based designer shares her favorite elements for creating sophisticated yet comfortable interiors.
By Catherine Lee Davis
Source: Veranda Magazine Online
My affinity for columns goes back a long way. My father went to the University of Virginia in Charlottesville for both undergraduate and law schools so I grew up in the shadow of Thomas Jefferson with his remarkable classical sense and Palladian perspective that he brought to this country. There is a very specific way to use columns, from choosing the right capital to the right dimension of the shaft. When done correctly, columns lend majesty and open up the space. The modernist approach is to take out all the walls but a more classic practitioner can define the space in a very graceful way via the use of the appropriate column selection.
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