The LINE Hotel group has just opened their second hotel, this time in a 110-year old former church in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of Washington, DC. The renovation carefully preserved many of the space’s architectural details, including 60-foot vaulted ceilings, millwork and brass detailing, and large copper entry doors. According to Crawford Sherman, Managing Director of the LINE DC, “In the lobby, church organ pipes have been repurposed into an architectural chandelier, while the original pews take on new colors and shapes as public seating, and hymnal boards sourced from around the world lead visitors through the property.”
The space is well suited to any visitor to the nation’s capital, but with 10,000 sq. feet of event space that includes a rooftop terrace and a grand ballroom, gatherings at the LINE are truly distinctive experiences. To showcase the space’s potential for all sorts of events and special moments, the LINE DC brought together a team of creatives including photographer Judy Pak and stylist Veronica Rogers.
“Thinking back on my own engagement, one thing I wish I would have done more intentionally was to take time and slow down and celebrate and to not get so caught up in all the details of the planning,” Veronica shared with us. “As I was putting together this shoot with the LINE Hotel x Judy Pak, I was inspired by the idea of slowing down with your significant other and soaking in the normal day to day – the mundane yet beautiful things that we loved to do together. I wanted to capture the lifestyle of this modern couple, recently engaged, and the slowness of a morning spent in bed reading the paper, drinking coffee in a hip hotel. The joy of bringing close friends into the celebration by hosting an intimate dinner party in the most spectacular setting with the most amazing food — all in celebration of the step of commitment and love this couple was ready to take together.”
The space is a photographer’s dream. “The LINE’s design influences are a perfect match for film photography; soft and modern with a natural palette,” according to Judy. “The natural lighting spills into the suite through big, broad windows. The playful lighting fixtures and herringbone floors draw your eye from top to bottom beautifully. Outdoors, the terrace provides a sprawling vantage point to admire the skyline – quite the view during ‘golden hour.’” Ready to book a trip to DC? Good because the LINE DC is giving away a night’s stay and a supper for two at A Rake’s Progress, the mezzanine-level restaurant at the LINE from James Beard Award–winning chef Spike Gjerde. Head to our Instagram to enter! See more of the LINE DC in the slideshow!