The narrow length of Black Fox Lounge is standard among historic buildings along Connecticut Avenue. Turning
this architectural challenge into a virtue, elongated murals, by Karen T. Smith, salvaged from the bygone
Circle Bar of the historic Watergate Hotel were installed. The triptych of Edwardian Bath,
England, play up the span of both space and time. Their scale accentuates the volume of the space
while the subject recalls the Belle Époque, beautiful era.
On the lower level, banquettes and cocktail tables repurposed from The
Jefferson Hotel nostalgically anchor the salon which features a baby grand piano and a small collection of
A clean, straightforward and creative approach informed the design of the two-level lounge. The concept is
innovative but guided by classic principles. There is a compositional rapport between contemporary and
traditional elements, distilled to give the lounge a relaxed, uncomplicated verve. With an unfussy and warm
color palette, the mood is chic yet inviting.