Caldwell-Beebe Ltd. is internationally known for extraordinary use of color, texture and sophisticated blending of antique and contemporary furniture, art and objects. Projects have appeared in nationally-recognized publications and national television.
Based in McLean, Virginia, Caldwell-Beebe focuses on the up-scale residential market. Major commissions are limited, ensuring clients receive unparalleled support and the individual attention of the design principal, James Beebe Hawes. We create intensely personal spaces for clients who eschew the ordinary - who want homes that reflect their unique lifestyle, not today's trend. Above all our clients value sublime comfort, practical luxury, and extraordinary attention to detail. "Stellar style…" according to Smithsonian Associates.
We pride ourselves on our ability to build breathing space - ultimately, growing space - into rooms, giving them a timelessness. This quality is the result of a synergy of beautiful architecture, extraordinary detail, sophisticated lighting, and one-of-a-kind antiques, furnishings and art.
If we have a style, it is best termed "transitional" - a blend of old and new that grounds a room in an extraordinary way. We don't do period rooms. While they're beautiful, they are best suited to museums - not people with an active lifestyle. We create spaces that have a unique depth of authenticity - a presence, a patina, a degree of comfort - that is, in a word, magic.