The Jefferson Hotel & McGovern Design Studio

August 21, 2012 by  
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I would like to personally thank Will McGovern of  McGovern Design Studio for introducing my company to the excellent staff at The Jefferson Hotel in Washington D.C. 

McGovern Design Studio has quickly become sought out both regionally and nationally to design a wide array of luxury hospitality environments as well as high-end retail flagships, multifamily developments and highly detailed single-family residences. McGovern Design Studio was founded with two simple ideas in mind:  Budget does not always equate outcome; and luxury is always attainable.

Will started his own firm after nearly six years as the Lead Designer of award-winning 5-Star hotels and boutique properties at ForrestPerkins, including The Nines hotel of Portland, Oregon, and more recently, the Jefferson Hotel in Washington, DC.

Will holds two Masters of Fine Arts from SCAD, The Savannah College of Art and Design; One in Historic Preservation, the other in Interior Design.


Clair’s Furniture Restoration will be performing a full restoration of a wonderful period Hepplewhite bow front chest as well as restoration & refinishing of several items throughout The Jefferson Hotel. Also scheduled this week we will be completely refinishing the parlor board room table with a wonderful new product ML Campbell’s “Agualente”, a Eco-Friendly water based finish that does not harm the environment. The switch to this new finish will mark an exciting new chapter for our company as we embrace the new methods of furniture finishing that will help to build a more sustainable planet. We have been experimenting with this finish in the work shop and are very excited about our initial experiences with this product. We have yet to actually find something that we don’t like about this finish.



The Jefferson hotel is located in downtown Washington D.C. at 1200 16th street just a stones throw from the White House. The hotel itself has a rich history and was completely renovated in 2009. By bringing Clair’s Furniture Restoration into the fold they will have furniture in a condition that you would expect from the finest small historic hotel in Washington D.C.

The Jefferson Lobby entrance