Taking on a home renovation project especially when you have to work through an East coast winter! Washington, DC resident, Michelle Solobay and her husband bravely took on this challenge. Michelle’s husband took on the construction whilst she handled the finishings and the interior – a dream team! See how their renovated DC home came together & click on the images to shop the look!

What was the biggest challenge you faced with the renovation and how did you overcome it?

“Staying on schedule proved to be our greatest challenge. Permitting for our addition took much longer than we had hoped, which resulted in the pour of our concrete foundation happening in February (not ideal for many reasons!). We had to wait for non-freezing temperatures to pour and move forward with the addition. Patience really goes a long way with home renovation! You just have to keep in mind the finished product will outweigh any grievances along the way.”


How would you describe your home’s style?

The style of our home is a blend of mid-century, Scandinavian and boho modern design.


Where did you go to seek inspiration for the space?

My great sources of inspiration were Dwell, Pinterest, Houzz and Instagram.

What’s your favorite room in the house and why?

Our master suite is absolutely my favorite room. The color palette and artwork we selected is very therapeutic and cancels out the noise of everyday life. I really enjoy a good shower so we designed our en suite with that in mind. It has a large walk-in with playful geometric tile which extends outside the glass enclosure to the length of the wall on the double vanity side.

Renovated DC Home | west elm

Renovated DC Home | west elm

Renovated DC Home | west elm

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January 20, 2016

Where is the bedding from?

Elena Gostic

January 20, 2016

Awesome!!! Love it! Gorgeous furniture…beautiful home!!!


January 20, 2016

Hello Jessica,

I really love your nightstand . I was wondering about the brandname?

Jessica Sims

January 21, 2016


January 20, 2016

Where are the bed duvet and pillow from? Love them!


January 24, 2016

Can you please tell us where the bedding is from? Thank you!


January 26, 2016

I love your hickory floors! My husband and I put in hickory floors when renovating our kitchen and I can’t wait to upgrade the rest of our house. We’re getting ready to renovate our master bathroom and I love the color palette in yours. Well done!


March 24, 2016

I also want to know where the bedding is from. Thanks!


June 14, 2016

Hi! What is the rug in the living room?

Maxwell Tielman

June 15, 2016

Hey, Sam! It’s our Mini-Pebble Wool Jute Rug! https://www.westelm.com/products/mini-pebble-wool-jute-rug-b859/


October 8, 2016

Hi! In love with the bar cart! Would you mind sharing where it’s from?


January 19, 2017

Where is the bedding from?


January 30, 2017

Love the bathroom vanity, looks custom. Where is that from?


April 22, 2019

Where is the bedroom rug from please?


August 3, 2019

Love the white geometric tiles on your bathroom wall. Would you mind sharing where you got them from please?

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