LATELA x Caryn Cramer: DC Design House
LATELA partnered with Caryn Cramer to create custom artwork for her Showroom in the 2017 DC Design House
BIO + ROOM DESCRIPTION
Caryn Cramer’s guest bedroom radiates color, pattern, and texture to achieve a playful homage to autumn. Bold orange, mint, and aqua are paired with refined black accents, creating a balance of contrasts in this maximalist, color-theorist heaven.
In the entry hallway, large scale black and gold artworks construct a gallery with regal elegance. The Moroccan rug underfoot is structured yet organic, playing off the grids, lines, and forms of the artworks above. The second hallway features a reclaimed leather belt rug and an immersive black and mint landscape mural, creating a sense of travel and wonder. This passageway transports you to the bedroom, where you enter into a Josef Albers dream. Shades of apricot, light jade, and evergreen paint the room, accentuated by brass and leather finishes. Caryn’s textiles adorn the walls and upholstery, adding vivid brushstrokes across the room. Unexpected details such as a horsehair stool, two Greek mattresses, and an Icelandic sheepskin showcase the beauty of nature and handcrafted construction. Caryn Cramer’s design is a feast for the senses, a fearless embrace of color, sensuality, and timeless luxury.
ABOUT THE ART
Caryn Cramer approached LATELA to provide artwork for her Showroom. Already intrigued by Elizabeth Camilletti's painting 'Why Can't I Google the Answer?', Caryn commissioned Marta Staudinger to create three more custom works of a similar color palette. The main objective was to crate minimal art pieces that would tone down the busy nature of the room, rather than add to it. Marta titled the two pieces over the beds 'Thing 1' and 'Thing 2'. The piece in the sitting area by Elizabeth's is titled 'Sunset Watching, Wearing a Turquoise Medallion'.
Caryn Cramer lives and designs with curiosity, depth, and passion for detail. A native of Washington D.C., Caryn holds an English literature degree from Carleton College, a law degree from Vanderbilt University, and a master’s of interior design from the Corcoran College of Art & Design. A trained painter and dancer, Caryn sharpened her visual-spatial ability from an early age and continues to create compositions in both 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional formats. Caryn’s interior design firm creates bespoke spaces with an infusion of history, art, concept, and complexity. In addition to interior design services, Caryn Cramer LLC produces printed products in the form of upholstery fabric and wood veneer wallcoverings. Her textile collections juxtapose memories, wanderings, and scholarly curiosities across bold patterns and colorways. Caryn enjoys mixing practicality with the visionary and welcomes any creative challenge.