Design + Décor

  1. Water Everywhere

    by Chesapeake Home Magazine | September 24, 2014

    By Marie Marciano Gullard
    What does it take to win the National Association of Home Builders’ 2010 Best in American Living Awards?
    In the case of one particular winning home — a coastal Maryland mansion — it takes an owner with a vision and an equally qualified design visionary to make the dream a [...]

  2. Lighthouse

    by Christianna McCausland | September 24, 2014

    Peter Bowe and his wife, Barbara Stewart, chose their waterfront townhome for its location. An end unit at the tip of a pier in the HarborView complex, the home soars next to Baltimore’s harbor, affording spectacular views, a stellar seat for Pier Six concerts and a quick, five-minute commute to Bowe’s job as president of [...]

  3. Fall Colors

    by Chesapeake Home Magazine | September 24, 2014

    Brighten your table with perfectly printed culinary accessories
    By Jake Nevins
    As the days end earlier, too often we simply let the bright colors fade without resistance. This fall, it’s time to inject some vibrancy into your kitchen, even as you turn back the clock. Each of these eye-catching and eclectic prints will keep the warm-weather bliss [...]

  4. Industrial Elements

    by Samantha Iacia | September 23, 2014

    Manufacturing roots inspire urban style
    Clean lines, angular shapes and a touch of metal are must-haves when it comes to creating a space inspired by the urban, industrial vibes of a metropolis. These pieces are some of our favorites for achieving the cool look.

    1 Telling time
    With a distressed red paint finish and artfully placed “rust” spots, [...]

  5. Design Speak

    by Chesapeake Home Magazine | September 23, 2014

    A Q&A with Michelle Miller, owner of Michelle Miller Interiors
    By Marie Marciano Gullard
    To Michelle Miller, urban interior design is all about working with light and architecture to create space. The Baltimore resident and award-winning home decor professional spoke with Chesapeake Home + Living about creating easier, more comfortable living in open lofts and narrow row [...]

  6. Up, Up and Away

    by Chesapeake Home Magazine | September 23, 2014

    OzCorp Fine Builders’ rooftop decks give city dwellers an open-air escape
    By Marie Marciano Gullard
    When Stephen Huppaty, owner of OzCorp Fine Builders, moved to Baltimore from Australia in 1997, he was intrigued by an interesting appendage to the miles of brick row houses — rooftop decks. In the following years, these playpens in the sky would [...]

  7. Midcentury Marvelous

    by Chesapeake Home Magazine | September 22, 2014

    RetroFurn brings ’60s and ’70s flair back to Baltimore
    By Marie Marciano Gullard
    A few years ago, a designer walked up to Rick Aronhalt’s 100-square-foot booth in Baltimore’s Avenue Antiques at 36th and Elm streets in Hampden. At the time, Aronhalt was selling a broad spectrum of antique pieces but toyed with the idea of specializing in [...]

  8. Consciously Curated

    by Samantha Iacia | July 30, 2014

    Socially responsible shopping, from Fair Trade to handmade
    Beauty doesn’t have to come at others’ expense. The region has plenty to offer the socially conscious shopper.
    1 Lady in red
    Fashion meets Fair Trade with the red keyhole cutout dress by Mata Traders. The retro-inspired piece, which has a black-and-white geometric pattern, is 100 percent cotton and is [...]

  9. Built to Last

    by Christianna McCausland | July 29, 2014

    When homeowners Judy and Craig purchased 57 acres in Deale, Anne Arundel County, on which to build their dream home, they weren’t building just a shelter from the elements or a place to keep their belongings. They were creating an environment that would be the foundation for a lifestyle. Judy, who had always wanted a [...]

  10. New Again

    by Chesapeake Home Magazine | July 29, 2014

    By Marie Marciano Gullard
    With shabby-chic design back in high demand, there’s no shortage of mass-produced decor disguised as antiques. But the genuine article — the old form reclaimed with a new function — is much harder to come by.
    With a nod to the Depression-era adage, “Waste not, want not,” these are the stories of three [...]