Donnally, most recently the Editor in Chief of Washington Spaces, has an acclaimed career in the publishing, design, and fashion industries. Earlier in her career, she was the Managing Editor of PaperCity, a fashion and lifestyle magazine based in Dallas. Where after, Donnally was the award-winning Fashion Editor of the San Francisco Chronicle and co-authored The New Traditional with designer Darryl Carter. With her extensive knowledge of the design industry, Donnally is more than a natural fit for the job of promoting the global brand of ForrestPerkins. And, did I mention that both she and the company have ties to DC, Dallas, and San Francisco? “It seemed like fate,” said Donnally.
“I’m a detail-oriented person,” said Donnally, “and their level of detail impressed me more than anything.”
That attention to detail can be seen in every project that ForrestPerkins lends its hand to. Most recently of which is its renovation and restoration of The Jefferson Hotel, located four blocks away from the White House. With the hotel’s namesake President Thomas Jefferson as inspiration, ForrestPerkins was able to capture the essence of the original architectural facets of the building while modernizing and streamlining the finalized design.
“The whole hotel feels like a Parisian residence,” said Donnally. “ForrestPerkins went in there and captured the essence of Thomas Jefferson in a very subtle way.”
Beyond its local scope, ForrestPerkins has designed and renovated more than 100 hotels in the United States and Worldwide, including the tranquil and beautiful JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort…
…and The Nines in Portland, OR…
Named “Best Hotel for the 2009 Boutique Design Awards,” The Nines, a modern and eco-intelligent tour de force, is also LEED Silver Certified.
“One thing that is really exciting to me is that ForrestPerkins really believes in sustainable design,” said Donnally. “It’s going to make a much healthier environment overall”