A historic townhouse on a beautiful tree lined street in Washington, DC was given a modern makeover by Michael Molesky Interior Design. The client asked for comfortable, contemporary furnishings to compliment his art and the great architecture of his home. The retiled entry creates a bridge between the old and new from the moment you enter. We used a neutral color palette of textured grays to unify the living and dining spaces and to complement the owner’s art, including a large Keith Haring chalk drawing.

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Modern home with Dining Room, Medium Hardwood Floor, Table Lighting, Chair, Ceiling Lighting, Lamps, Recessed Lighting, and Table. Michael Molesky Interior Design.  Modern dining room in a DC townhouse.  Rich textures of the art and chair velvets bring this monochromatic room to life. Photo  of Historic Townhouse Made ModernView Photos

Michael Molesky Interior Design. Modern dining room in a DC townhouse. Rich textures of the art and chair velvets bring this monochromatic room to life.

Modern home with Living Room, Recessed Lighting, Bench, Wood Burning Fireplace, Ottomans, Chair, Sofa, Coffee Tables, Table Lighting, End Tables, Medium Hardwood Floor, Standard Layout Fireplace, and Floor Lighting. Michael Molesky Interior Design.  Modern living room in a historic DC townhouse.  Multi-tone grays and rich textures create an elegant and comfortable feel. Photo 2 of Historic Townhouse Made ModernView Photos

Michael Molesky Interior Design. Modern living room in a historic DC townhouse. Multi-tone grays and rich textures create an elegant and comfortable feel.

Modern home with Living Room, Chair, Bench, Coffee Tables, Recessed Lighting, Floor Lighting, and Medium Hardwood Floor. Michael Molesky Interior Design.  Intimate corner of a modern living room in DC townhouse.  White velvet bench accentuates the client's black and white Keith Hering original chalk drawing. Photo 3 of Historic Townhouse Made ModernView Photos

Michael Molesky Interior Design. Intimate corner of a modern living room in DC townhouse. White velvet bench accentuates the client's black and white Keith Hering original chalk drawing.

Modern home with Living Room, Floor Lighting, Bench, Sofa, Chair, Medium Hardwood Floor, Ottomans, Coffee Tables, End Tables, Wood Burning Fireplace, Table Lighting, Standard Layout Fireplace, and Recessed Lighting. Michael Molesky Interior Design.  Modern living room in a historic DC townhouse.  Multi-tone grays and rich textures create an elegant and comfortable feel. Photo 4 of Historic Townhouse Made ModernView Photos

Michael Molesky Interior Design. Modern living room in a historic DC townhouse. Multi-tone grays and rich textures create an elegant and comfortable feel.

Modern home with Living Room, Floor Lighting, End Tables, Table Lighting, Medium Hardwood Floor, Bench, Chair, Ottomans, Coffee Tables, Recessed Lighting, Ceiling Lighting, Standard Layout Fireplace, Wood Burning Fireplace, and Sofa. Michael Molesky Interior Design.  Modern living room in a historic DC townhouse.  Multi-tone grays and rich textures create an elegant and comfortable feel. Photo 5 of Historic Townhouse Made ModernView Photos

Michael Molesky Interior Design. Modern living room in a historic DC townhouse. Multi-tone grays and rich textures create an elegant and comfortable feel.

Modern home with Hallway and Travertine Floor. Michael Molesky Interior Design.  Modern entrance foyer in a DC townhouse.  New mosaic floor helps bridge the traditional and the modern. Photo 6 of Historic Townhouse Made ModernView Photos

Michael Molesky Interior Design. Modern entrance foyer in a DC townhouse. New mosaic floor helps bridge the traditional and the modern.

Modern home with Bedroom, Medium Hardwood Floor, Chair, Bed, Ceiling Lighting, Recessed Lighting, Dresser, and Night Stands. Michael Molesky Interior Design.  Modern guest bedroom in a DC townhouse.  New dark paint, bedding, beside tables, lamps and rug were brought in to compliment the client's existing bed, chair and dresser. Photo 7 of Historic Townhouse Made ModernView Photos

Michael Molesky Interior Design. Modern guest bedroom in a DC townhouse. New dark paint, bedding, beside tables, lamps and rug were brought in to compliment the client's existing bed, chair and dresser.

Modern home with Bedroom, Bench, Bed, Wardrobe, Night Stands, Storage, Dresser, Table Lighting, Chair, and Recessed Lighting. Michael Molesky Interior Design.  Modern master bedroom in a DC townhouse.  Bright blues play well with the rich panelling which conceals wardrobe storage. Photo 8 of Historic Townhouse Made ModernView Photos

Michael Molesky Interior Design. Modern master bedroom in a DC townhouse. Bright blues play well with the rich panelling which conceals wardrobe storage.

Modern home with Bedroom, Wardrobe, Bench, Recessed Lighting, and Chair. Michael Molesky Interior Design.  Modern master bedroom sitting are in a DC townhouse.  A new sofa fits perfectly in the niche and complements the client's art. Photo 9 of Historic Townhouse Made ModernView Photos

Michael Molesky Interior Design. Modern master bedroom sitting are in a DC townhouse. A new sofa fits perfectly in the niche and complements the client's art.

Modern home with Bedroom, Table Lighting, Dresser, Bed, Night Stands, Medium Hardwood Floor, Chair, Recessed Lighting, and Ceiling Lighting. Michael Molesky Interior Design.  Modern guest bedroom in a DC townhouse.  New bedding, beside tables, lamps and rug were brought in to compliment the client's existing bed and dresser. Photo 10 of Historic Townhouse Made ModernView Photos

Michael Molesky Interior Design. Modern guest bedroom in a DC townhouse. New bedding, beside tables, lamps and rug were brought in to compliment the client's existing bed and dresser.

Modern home with Bedroom, Night Stands, Storage, Shelves, Table Lighting, Bed, and Recessed Lighting. Michael Molesky Interior Design.  Modern master bedroom in a DC townhouse.  Bright blues play well with the rich panelling which conceals wardrobe storage. Photo 11 of Historic Townhouse Made ModernView Photos

Michael Molesky Interior Design. Modern master bedroom in a DC townhouse. Bright blues play well with the rich panelling which conceals wardrobe storage.

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