Archive for July 2006

  1. Buying and Building on the Waterfront

    by Andrea Poe | July 20, 2006

    A room with a view, really an outdoor room with a view, to be exact. That’s what Mark DeLaurentis was looking for when he put a gazebo about 50 feet from the shoreline on his waterfront property.
    It wasn’t long before DeLaurentis heard from the local planning and zoning department. “I had no idea that I [...]

  2. Choosing Bamboo for the Garden

    by Peggy Riccio | July 17, 2006

    Once the bane of gardeners, who searched for methods to eradicate what they saw as an invasive nuisance, bamboo has made a recent comeback into people’s yards; some would even say this oriental grass has become a hot item.

    Gardeners are now interested in planting newly introduced varieties, which offer low-maintenance, evergreen plantings that are deer [...]

  3. Island Dreaming

    by Brandy Keller | July 17, 2006

    More space, more function, more amenities. Homeowners want more of everything, so what’s the best way to get the storage and convenience that you’d like? Perhaps adding an island in your kitchen is the solution.

    Kitchen experts are designing islands that are not only practical for everyday use but also offer artistic elegance that transcends the boundaries [...]

  4. Unconventional Hot Rolled Steel

    by Scott Sowers | July 17, 2006


    Following in the footsteps of concrete and stainless steel, materials once considered industrial are becoming more accepted for use in our homes. The next wave includes a throwback to the Iron Age—hot rolled steel.

    Also known as black steel, hot rolled steel isn’t shiny like stainless steel and doesn’t get painted like cold rolled steel, which [...]

  5. Much More Than a “Coffee Table”

    by Christianna McCausland | July 17, 2006

    Baltimore native and New York-based decorator and furniture designer Laura Yaggy explains that decorating a room is like getting dressed—your sofa and chairs are the clothes and the cocktail table, end tables, and other items in the room are the accessories. Perhaps the one “accessory” that gets the least attention is that which is used [...]

  6. European Tradition Meets The Beach

    by Eileen Smith | July 17, 2006

    Coastal vibes meet Old-World decor.

  7. A View To Dwell On

    by Kevin Varrone | July 17, 2006

    House on the Magothy with views from every room.

  8. Dockside Downsize

    by Mary Medland | July 17, 2006


    After completing the interior design work for Kendra and Brian Darnell’s home in Anne Arundel County, the last thing Gina Fitzsimmons, ASID, expected was a call, a few months later, asking her to help the couple downsize to a new home.

    “In the old house, I worked with Kendra to design the common areas as soon [...]

  9. Dockside Downsize Gallery

    by Chesapeake Home Magazine | July 15, 2006

  10. European Tradition Meets The Beach Gallery

    by Chesapeake Home Magazine | July 15, 2006