This week’s Insider house is owned by one of my most stylish friends. She’s a Philadelphia native who came here for a job, married into a Baltimore family and is now a lifer. While she’s a graphic designer by training, she has dabbled in interior design as an assistant at a famous design house in London and another in Baltimore. Like so many artistic people, she’s a natural.
I find those in the artsy crowd extend their aesthetic point-of-view throughout their lives with choices in clothes, art, interiors and more. The owner of this five bedroom, four bath Cape Cod is no exception.
One of my favorite rooms in the house is living room with its long raw silk-covered sofa and glamourous mirrored wall. It’s very reminiscent of Los Angeles interior designer Kelly Wearstler.
The family moved out for six months while the house went under a complete renovation.
Baltimore interior decorator Dan Proctor of Kirk Design in Mt. Vernon helped her with the decorating and Newport Builders contracted the remodeling.
The house has intimate sitting rooms for adult conversation, reading and a drink, but is equally comfy for kids.
The family room can handle a crowd for board games or watching a movie. It’s the natural gathering place, just off the kitchen.
The downstairs powder room, with its gorgeous Neisha Crosland wallpaper, is the owner’s favorite room.
The couple’s six-year old daughter’s playroom is girlie perfection and just right for sleep-overs.
The quieter bedroom next door is where she usually sleeps.
I thought it was a clever design element to load an enlarged picture of a zebra as her screen saver.
Just as much care has gone into the grounds, which are beautifully planted and maintained, as the interiors.
She tells me she has two more projects to go before she is “done.” It all looks very finished to me!