Mismatched hotel furnishings is what builds and sets apart the aesthetic of the Line DC in Washington. Situated in an old church, the hospitality business is infused with character by New York City-based firm INC Architecture and Design.
The practice definitely used the historical status of the building as an advantage. The mission of the radically eclectic presentation of hotel furnishing is to "convey an old-meets-new design" to guests of the hotel — a contrast that not only draws attention but is also quite interesting to experience. A key feature of INC Architecture and Design's work is the repurposed chandelier in the lobby. The silhouette of the fixture answers to contemporary sensibilities, while its piping was previously part of the church's organ.