DC by Design — "DC Design House, Opening Sunday"

April 11, 2013
DC by DesignThe DC Design House is ready for prime time! I was at the media preview the other day, and I was impressed by how each designer transformed a blank slate of new construction into a space full of personality. And unlike many show houses, this one doesn’t give you whiplash as you move from one room to the other—the palettes flow nicely from one room to the other. Here is a taste of what you will see there. I asked the designers what objects in their rooms that they loved the most, and the answers were often surprising.

... the lower-level dining room by Scott Cooke, who combined informal elements such as the hand-painted rug with formal antiques:

The way some of the sisal shows through [under the paint], it’s almost like denim,” Scott says. Add to that the texture of the stone table base, and “it brings it down a touch, and makes it more casual.

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Impossibly Chic DC — "district of chic: scott cooke"

March 19, 2013
Impossibly Chic DCScott Cooke has design in his blood. His grandfather commissioned Frank Lloyd Wright to design the "Cooke house" in Virginia Beach in 1951, which was to be in the shape of a cycle, with the arc of the cycle facing the property's lake and the arm of the cycle parallel to the property boundary.

Starting his career as a sportswear designer for Oxford Industries in New York (OI owns Lilly Pulitzer and Ben Sherman), Cooke later opened "The Groundskeeper" in Virginia Beach, a landscape design firm. After finishing his BFA in Interior Design, Cooke worked for Suellen Gregory, Linda Chinn and Justine Sancho. Quite a wide range of design experts!

All that diversity allows Cooke's design firm to offer an extraordinary number of services - a one-stop-shop for anyone in the District who needs any renovations, garden advice, space planning and interior design. Read more.

DC by Design — "Bare Bones—And Great Views—at the DC Design House"

February 26, 2013
It’s that time of year again! Show house season. Here is the nearly $15 million house on Foxhall Road that will be the site of the DC Design House. Scott Cooke, who did a magnificent job last year with the central living room of the Design Center DreamHome, takes the lower-level dining room and kitchen of this house. Scott invokes classical lines and traditional colors, with a huge appearance by a stone Buddha. Read article.

The Georgetown Dish — "Home is Where the Art is"

May 2, 2012
Four hundred guests helped kick off the 2012 DreamHome design show in March. Featuring eight top up-and coming interior designers, each designer was given a room to design and make their own. They took inspiration from the emerging craft artists who are represented in the Smithsonian American Art Museum/Renwick Gallery’s “40 under 40” exhibition. Of these inspired rooms, the only one to incorporate art as the core component of its décor was Scott Cooke of Scott Cooke Design.
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EDGE on the Net — "Home Is Where the Art Is: Washington Design Center’s 2012 Dream Home"

April 7, 2012
Scott Cooke of Scott Cooke Design was among those chosen to design a room for the 2012 Dream Home. Cooke’s goal for his living room was that it should be "art driven" and the room to be a venue for original artwork. Cooke appointed ArtSPACE Management LLC to curate the artwork. The artwork was generously provided by Craig Cahoon, Cross-MacKenzie Gallery (Tati Kaupp) and Eve Stockton.
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Home & Design Magazine — PRIVATE TOUR: "Sophisticated Retreat"

Spring 2012Home & Design Magazine
Scott Cooke Design handles all landscape design projects for CNN congressional correspondent Kate Bolduan and husband Michael Gershenson, at their charming DC home.
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DC Modern Luxury Magazine — "Home is Where the Art Is"

March 2012 Issue
DC Magazine checked in with a few of the [DreamHome] gurus to see how their interpretation of the innovative works inspired their room design—and how their use of rich textures and luxurious themes can inspire you next.
"The art piece that the room is inspired by, 'Dulce' refers to the reclining women that were depicted by Manet and Goya. ...My room is set up very much like a formal drawing room from the 19th century, yet turned on its side." — Scott Cooke
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Washington Design Center 2012 DreamHome Design Craft — "Meet the Designers"

March 16 - Nov 30, 2012
Design Craft is a creative partnership with the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Renwick Gallery and its exhibit, 40 Under 40: Craft Futures. Scott Cooke was selected by the Washington Design Center, one of eight designers, to choose a piece from this collection of craft by our country’s most talented emerging artists, and use those pieces as the inspiration for each room design.
View article about Scott's room, plus Scott discusses his living room design.

H&D Style Insider Blog — "The 2012 DreamHome Debuts at The Washington Design Center"

March 16, 2012
Scott Cooke is featured in this article about eight stylish rooms inspired by the nation’s young craft artists. Read article.

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