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Local Address:  Washington , District of Columbia , United States
Sroka Design Incorporated
7307 McArthur Boulevard , Suite 214
Bethesda , Maryland 20816
United States

Company Description: Sroka Design produces interiors their clients love, by a design team that knows how to get things done. A comfortable synthesis of style in context with the...   more
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Designer Skip Sroka's Own ...
www.traditionalhome.com, 24 Dec 2015 [cached]
Designer Skip Sroka's Own Home Designer Skip Sroka's Own Home | Traditional Home
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Designer Skip Sroka's Own Home
A designer's D.C. home is filled with creative solutions to practical problems.
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Slam-dunk interior design wouldn't spring to life without it-certainly not the intelligently hard-working, uniquely good-looking kind that graces the new home of Washington, D.C., designer Skip Sroka.
"When we were building our house, we decided we didn't want separate living and family rooms but one big living room where we would spend time," says Skip. "We didn't want to debate, should we have drinks in this room or that one. Yet that's where agreement ended. Skip and fashion executive John Kammeier, though partners for 23 years, had disparate visions of how their living room should function. John wanted it equipped with a TV and a bar; Skip, not so much.
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"We each wanted a place to work, but we didn't want to have a mess to clean up every time the doorbell rang," explains Skip.
Drawing from his background in industrial design, he "planned the library wall grid to within 1/16th of an inch," he explains.
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"I didn't want the nailheads to become overly decorative," notes Skip, "so I avoided any kind of swirling pattern that would draw attention to them. I believe it's better to tear a design down a little bit and get to its essence, especially with backgrounds."
Elsewhere in the home, Skip ingeniously hid electronics and small appliances or fit them so glove-tight into shelves they appear to have sprouted organically. A microwave disappears into a kitchen cabinet; a TV in the kitchen fits between shelves so snugly only 1/8 inch of air hovers in between. Another TV is behind a hinged painting in the master bath's bookcase, allowing viewing from the tub. Even the foyer is not what it appears: "An entire panel pops open that houses all of the AV (audio-visual) stuff," observes Skip.
It's not brain surgery, he insists, though his solutions do require a cooperation of left and right lobes, as they are equal parts inspiration and math. "Can you tell my background is industrial design? he laughs as he talks about the painstaking geometrical precision of his creations. "But, basically, I just think there are a lot of practical things we use in our lives that we need to hide. That's what I've done here."
Interior design: Skip Sroka, CID, ASID, Sroka Design Inc., 7307 MacArthur Blvd., Suite 214, Bethesda, MD 20816; 301/263-9100, srokadesign.com.
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Mantel (designed by Skip Sroka): Sroka Design, 301/263-9100, srokadesign.com. Fireplace screen: Decorative Crafts, 800/431-4455, decorativecrafts.com. Available through Sroka Design, 301/263-9100, srokadesign.com.
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Skip gave the library verve by using faux leather rather than wood for paneling. The coffee table is his own design, as is the lamp on the right.
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Coffee table (custom, by Skip Sroka): Sroka Design, 301/263-9100, srokadesign.com. Chair at left of sofa: BSG, Buying Service Group Inc., 301/263-9300, buy4designers.com.
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Woodwork (designed by Skip Sroka): fabricated by Metropolitan Woodworking, 301/322-3417, metropolitanwoodworking.com. Wall upholstery (designed by Skip Sroka): fabricated by Al Soussan, Custom Furniture & Wall Upholstery, 301/216-1520, wallsupholstered.com.
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Skip designed the area rug; the coffee table is by Salvations Architectural Furnishings.
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Mantel (designed by Skip Sroka): fabricated by Concrete Jungle, 301/874-1001, concretejungleonline.com.
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Armoire/bar cabinet (designed by Skip Sroka): Sroka Design, 301/263-9100, srokadesign.com.
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Bed (custom, by Skip Sroka): Sroka Design, 301/263-9100, srokadesign.com. Bed linens: Frette, 212/299-0400, frette.com.
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Skip designed the ottoman in his restful bedroom, where the focal point is a striking fireplace with tile by Michael Berman through Walker Zanger.
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Designer Skip Sroka's traditional new home.
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Skip Sroka with sweet-faced Lucky, a papillon-sheltie-corgi mix.
See a dozen design tips from Skip Sroka.
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Designer Skip Sroka's Own Home
Skip Sroka creates flower ...
www.homeanddesign.com, 27 Aug 2009 [cached]
Skip Sroka creates flower arrangements in advance of his dinner party.
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Sroka added on a sun terrace overlooking the existing cocktail terrace.
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Skip Sroka's outdoor celebrations are low on prep but high on style
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For interior designer Skip Sroka, principal of Bethesda, Maryland-based Sroka Design, the impromptu dinner party he held last September at his Washington home was especially bittersweet. Not only was summer drawing to a close, but he and his partner, John Kammeier, had just finalized plans for a new custom home in DC and construction would soon be underway. This would be the final al fresco party they would host in their home of 10 years. But when it comes to entertaining, Sroka has never been one to fuss-for reasons sentimental or otherwise.
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Sroka pulled out dinnerware a few hours before guests would arrive. The outdoor table was set, the napkins folded and the salad plates placed on trays on the island awaiting last-minute assembly. He also lined up dozens of votive candles on the tables and terrace walls. "Candles are one of the most inexpensive ways to create that festive mood," he says. Minutes before the first arrivals, Sroka put a few prepared spreads and crackers on trays. He lit a low fire under the pot of homemade pasta sauce that he had prepared the day before. Then he greeted guests, poured libations and chatted on the terrace until it was time to cook the pasta. While Sroka makes entertaining look like a breeze, a lot of careful planning and innovation went into designing this home where traffic easily flows in and out through seven pairs of French doors. In 2001, Sroka and Kammeier gutted and completely rebuilt their 1942 residence-once home to legendary broadcaster Edward R. Murrow.
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"About four years ago we decided to expand the terraces and create a few more outdoor rooms," Sroka says. "The living room had a cocktail terrace, but then we created the sun terrace behind it. And we pushed the area around the kitchen forward with a retaining wall to create a really nice outdoor space." Over the years, he and Kammeier used the terraces constantly, whether enjoying a quiet breakfast over the newspaper or hosting a large party. "For as much as people complain about Washington," says Sroka, "there are actually a lot of nice days that you get to be out."
Once dinner was finally served (delayed ever so slightly by a photo shoot underway), Sroka's friends were chatting up a storm. He was the life of the party-only leaving his friends to stir the sauce or open a wine bottle. He also enlisted help from his guests, who were happy to plate the salads or fill the water glasses.
Up in the laundry - The Washington Times: Metropolitan - June 09, 2004
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In the 1980s, builders moved laundry rooms out of the basement to the upper levels of the home as a matter of convenience, says Skip Sroka, owner of Sroka Design Inc. in Bethesda and a member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID). "We live in a time where convenience has to be respected.No one has the time to run up and down stairs anymore," Mr. Sroka says. More than 90 percent of the homes that Mr. Sroka's firm designs place the laundry room near the second-floor bedrooms off a foyer or hall. "Everything from what you sleep on to what you wear, it's there, so it makes perfect sense to have [the laundry room] up there," Mr. Sroka says.
Skip Sroka, CID, ASID | Find A Designer | ASID Washington Metro Chapter
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Skip and his professional design staff have been creating exciting interiors for more than 20 years. By producing design drawings, coordinating with architects and contractors, monitoring the construction process, and overseeing the installation and delivery of all interior elements, they are able to achieve highly successful results. Skip's designs are luxurious and inspiring, yet livable. From initial concept to final installation, Sroka Design expertly handles every detail with precision. Skip and his team use their creativity and knowledge to invent fun, fresh spaces their clients love.
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www.homeanddesign.com, 6 Feb 2003 [cached]
Skip Sroka has been practicing the art of problem solving through interior design and product design for the last 25 years.He was a Ford Foundation scholar at the Cleveland Institute of Art and most recently the 2001 Designer of Distinction for the Washington Metropolitan Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers.His can-do attitude pervades any project he takes on.
Sroka has extensive knowledge of design history, building and material expertise, as well as an understanding of how to integrate technology into construction.He previously worked for an architectural firm overseeing project interiors, and his background in art, art history, architecture, and construction aid his decision making process.Clients are always happy to tell you that they are thankful he is part of their team.He works as a team member with any other profession in seeing that a project is completed.His attention to detail and tact is legendary.His professionalism is unwavering through any difficulty.He works from a basis of knowledge to produce that that is new and wonderful, tailored to the lucky client with whom he is working.His recommendations carry a lot of weight with builders.
Skip has just renovated a house that was once the home of Edward R. Murrow in Washington, DC in which he now resides.He took a typical house from the 1940s that lacked true character and grace, and transformed it into a symmetrical home inspired by the Greek Revival period.
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