Design + Décor
When I first moved to Baltimore from the Midwest, I couldn’t get over the azaleas. The 5-foot shrubs completely covered in fuchsia, purple, red, white and orange blooms are unavailable to residents of the more frigid parts of the United States.
Winterthur, the estate and gardens in Delaware once owned by the collector and horticulturist Henry [...]
An award-winning landscape designer brings a touch of the Caribbean to a Kingsville couple.
Recently back from a trip to the Caribbean, Jeannie Schwartz and John Macci still had the exotic scent of orchids and plumeria lingering in their imaginations when they stepped out their back door to take in the familiar sight of their own [...]
These three create as much beauty for themselves as they do for others.
By Kathy Hudson
When it comes to landscape architects’ own gardens, some are like shoemakers’ shoes — untended. Their owners are too busy making other spaces beautiful. Not so with Catherine Mahan, founding partner of Mahan Rykiel; Stuart Ortel, principal and founder of Stone [...]
At Harris Rubin, modern furniture starts with classic lines and high-quality materials.
By Marie Marciano Gullard
Furniture designer and craftsman Harris “Rick” Rubin works in the style of classic, timeless pieces, fashioned by hand and displayed in his Baltimore showroom, which also serves as his 6,000-square-foot studio.
Harris Rubin Inc. is open by appointment only and caters to [...]
Fun and affordable pieces abound in a new gallery-boutique in Ruxton.
By Kit Waskom Pollard
The concept behind the new Ruxton gallery and shop, V Fashion Towson/My Town Art Gallery, was born in the most unlikely of places: years ago, on the sidelines of a club lacrosse game.
Watching her now-grown daughters play lacrosse, Valerie Heneberry was struck [...]
From smaller projects to whole house redos, this year’s projects show high quality of construction and creative approaches to design.
Each year the Remodelers Council of the Home Builders Association of Maryland (HBAM) holds its Remodeling Award of Excellence competition, recognizing excellence in design and craftsmanship.
More than 20 categories included both commercial and residential projects. Here, [...]
Projects such as historic restorations and whole-house redos reveal that beauty and excellence are in the details.
Every year, the Maryland Improvement Contractor Association (MICA) selects winners for its Remodeler of the Year (ROYAL) Awards. Here, we present the ROYAL Award winners in the residential categories for 2013.
For a complete list of winners, including Merit Award [...]
The American Institute of Architects’ local chapter awarded projects with small footprints, sustainable elements and beautiful design.
Each year, the AIA Baltimore presents its annual Design Awards, rewarding the best work of Maryland architects or projects completed in the state. The residential awards can be reconstructions, renovations or new constructions. This year, judges gave out two [...]
His wife had a vision, and before writer Buzz McClain knew it, the historic, dilapidated Crossman dairy became the home of their dreams.
By Buzz McClain
Last year my wife, Leslie, and I, after 20 years of marriage and five houses — Cape Cod bungalow, brick Colonial, one-level ranch, a spec contemporary and a 6,000-square-foot McMansion — [...]
WINNING PROFESSIONAL PROJECTS
Residential, Honorable Mention
Diane S. Taitt — De Space Designs, LLC
Laura C. Kimball — LCK Interiors
Perry Hall, Md.
Michael D. Noon — Palindrome Design Associates
Gina Fitzsimmons — Fitzsimmons Design Associates
Show House/Model Home, Honorable Mention
Liz Dickson — Millbrook Circle Interior Design
WINNING STUDENT PROJECTS
Commercial, Honorable Mention
Anne Arundel Community College
Hospitality, First Place
Anne Arundel [...]