On Saturday from 2-9 PM, TLC’s Trading Spaces alum Mario De Armas is taking over an entire NW block at 15th and P St. for a festival to celebrate his new DC-based design firm, Lamby Productions.
The event will boast giveaways, DJs and a raffle for enough furniture to deck out an entire apartment (over $15,000 worth) to benefit local women’s shelter, N Street Village.
FishbowlDC caught up with the Miami native to find out about Washington style, his tastes in media and his post-TLC life in DC.
Who is Washington’s most stylish journalist?
DC Magazine EIC Karen Sommer Shalett.
With what member of the news media would you most like to “trade spaces” for a day?
CNN’s Anderson Cooper
In your expert opinion, what are a few solid stores in DC for interior furnishings?
Bo Concepts in Georgetown gives good bang for the buck. A more mainstream choice with a great selection is West Elm and I like Mitchell Gold on 14th St.
I saw a video that said you were inspired by the ocean in South Beach. What inspires you in DC?
I love the history and architecture in Washington. Living here has really helped me to grow and learn and offered a new mentality. Also, President Obama has certainly inspired me. His talent to motivate and excite people is a talent that I dream of having some day.
For more Mario, meet up with the designer this Saturday at 15th and P Streets NW from 2-9PM or check out the site for Lamby Productions here.