V Starr designed the luxury lounge for JBG SMITH’s premium West Half residences in Washington DC’s Ballpark District. The sophisticated concept includes references to baseball throughout, inspired by Nationals Park, whose field is visible from the comfort of the lounge. Finer details within the space mark subtle references to the sport, such as sophisticated stitching details that resemble those found on a baseball and glove.
The two-level lounge includes a VIP suite and penthouse Clubroom, featuring a high-end bar, stylish lounge spaces, floor-to-ceiling windows, an observation area, and large terraces. The V Starr team, led by Design Director Holly Nixon and Senior Designer Sanna Mehlin-Tilley, created a main focal point around a sculptural glass chandelier that features assorted globe-shaped orbs. Vertical wood elements behind the bar reference the barrel of a baseball bat while emphasizing the elevated ceilings, and metal inlays on the seating pay tribute to the metal elements on a traditional baseball shoe. Bold blue upholstery harmonizes with these metallic details, coming together with bright pops of color and refined flooring for an energetic, jewel-toned interior that mirrors the liveliness of the sport.
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