Thursday, October 26, 2017

check out Molly Scott, Tynesia Hand-Smith and Zach Sherif, Design Workshop presenters at this Saturday's Bloomingdale House Tour

Yesterday, I posted the Bloomingdale 2017 House Tour Design Workshops with Ahmet Kilic and Jennifer Harty.

Today I am presenting the House Tour Design Workshops with the remaining three presenters -- Molly Scott, Tynesia Hand-Smith and Zach Sherif.

Here is a link to the full list of Design Workshops.

I am presenting below descriptions and presenter bios for TWO of Saturday's Bloomingdale House Tour Design Workshops.

Note that all three are Bloomingdale residents.  

Presented by: Molly Scott


Workshop Descriptions: 

Presents basic design principals and suggestions for getting the most out of our small Bloomingdale gardens, plus recommended plants that do well in our climate.

Outlines ways to enhance garden spaces with planted containers for color in different seasons, as well as some discussion of vegetable container gardening.                   


Molly Scott, Registered Landscape Architect, MD/VA. Principal/Owner at

Molly Scott Exteriors, LLC

Molly has been gardening since early childhood. Her appreciation for nature was fostered as a kid growing up exploring the native woodlands in Southeastern Pennsylvania, and enjoying the rich horticultural resources in the Brandywine Valley. Molly moved to DC in 1999, living first in Adams Morgan and moving to Bloomingdale in 2006.

Since 2011, Molly has run her boutique landscape design business, Molly Scott Exteriors, out of her home in Bloomingdale. Her previous work experience in the industry includes 11 years as a landscape designer/salesperson at a local high end landscape design/build firm. Molly is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) and the Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD) and has been the recipient of numerous awards from the Landscape Contractor’s Association (LCA) of Maryland/DC/Virginia.

In the rare times when she's not working she loves volunteering with Bloomingdale’s “Hidden Gem”, Crispus Attucks Park, gardening, reading, cooking, and exploring DC.

Presented by: Tynesia Hand-Smith  


Workshop Description
Not your grandma's wallpaper that's for sure! There was a time when wallpaper was popular, then it wasn' all. A whole generation ran from it and only touched it when they had to spend hours removing it.

In the famous words of LL Cool J "Don't call it a come back, I've been here before..." Wallpaper has triumphantly emerged from the exile of naysayers.

This discussion will introduce wallpaper as a viable design solution for walls, ceilings and furniture.  


Tynesia is the principal designer for Design 36ixty Interiors, a DC based boutique design firm crafting solutions for both residential and commercial clients in the metro area. Tynesia has over 17 years of experience and a proven track record that includes D.C. hot spot Smith Commons, appearances on TLC and the Discovery Channel, and several Model Home awards for Best Interiors.

A native New Yorker from Brooklyn, Tynesia credits her eclectic style to growing up in the city. Tynesia is a Howard University graduate and holds a Bachelor's Degree in Architecture.

She enjoys spending time with friends and her favorite pooch -- Lucy Lu.

Presented by: Zach Sherif            


Workshop Description:   

This workshop will explore color, pattern and light, and how they can dance in harmony to create a recital worthy of a standing ovation.

The presenter ill explore the essentials of utilizing light, color and texture to create unique spaces that delight, comfort and inspire. Mr. Sherif will outline the industry's musts’ to create a well-balanced aesthetic and thoughtfully articulated interior.

The idea of using color and pattern often causes one to step back and retreat behind a veil of what is common, ordinary and oftentimes beige. Understanding how to mix and match colors and patterns can greatly increase the success of a design scheme and the vibrancy of the space.       

Egyptian by birth, Zach Sherif received his BA in History in Art History with a minor in Architecture/Sociology from the American University in Cairo. He then attended a two-year Senior Seminar Program at The New School’s Parsons School of Design (New York City), focusing on the interface between studio arts and sociology.

Mr. Sherif’s accomplishments involve an array of design, creative director, arts production, and arts editor and curator activities. But he is most known as a Washington DC-based internationally renowned lighting and interior designer. His signature style is defined by his one of a kind chandeliers and his flair for the eclectic.

Mr. Sherif's work has been featured for decades in all of the leading international and domestic design publications, and most recently on the cover of Elle Decor (August 2017).

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