Bold. Glamorous. Provocative. 

A blank canvas for Mariella to experiment with. She embraced the challenge of personalizing the home she shared with her husband and filled it with their favorite decorative elements.

This condo in Downtown D.C reflects a young yet sophisticated personality; infused with Persian and Peruvian heritages and one big thing in common: lots of gold. 


Photography: Laura Metzler & Nick Rich

Published: Modern Luxury DC, September 2016







A steel-and-wire chandelier helps define the dining area on the open floor plan; while glass surfaces and mirrors create the illusion of a bigger space.


Black paint and furnishings create a statement around the home. Simple classic glamour is accomplished with rich textures like marble and velvet, and of course, lots of gold.


Blushing boudoir. The bedroom's walls were painted in a soft blush hue for a calming effect; and paired with black and white elements to maintain a cohesive look around the home.