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30 42 56 On the Cover: Cover image from “Artful Kitchen on the Shore.” Kitchen by Kitchen Encounters. Photo by Geoffrey Hodgdon.
Artful Kitchen on the Shore An artist breaks all the rules.
Design Talk: Perspectives on the Kitchen A prominent architect and interior designer present different perspectives on kitchen design.
Annapolis Design Showhouse Designers and Artists Join Together to Support the Wellness House Impressive interior designed rooms for Annapolis Showhouse
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High-Rise, High Tech Kitchen in an Annapolis Penthouse Tech savvy seniors live it up in Annapolis.
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PUBLISHERS’ LETTER The kitchen is the most functional space in the modern home. It’s the first place we head to when we wake up as well as the place where family and friends gather to chat or enjoy a meal. The kitchen is also one of the most complex spaces to design properly, which is why kitchen design as a specialized field is in demand. This issue of Annapolis Home features projects by two specialized kitchen design firms, Kitchen Encounters and Design Solutions. The Kitchen Encounters project reveals an artful take on a functional kitchen. The Design Solutions project gives empty nesters a penthouse condominium with innovative ease. We also present two different perspectives on the kitchen, one from an interior designer and another from an architect. Learning how they think about and approach the kitchen is illuminating for anyone contemplating a kitchen design or remodel. We are also pleased to share with you the interior designed rooms from the Annapolis Design Collaborative Art Showhouse. You get a good idea of some of the design talent in this area from the showhouse photographs. We wish you much happiness and good health in 2016.
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This penthouse kitchen and living room share an identical neutral palette. The substantial mirrored cabinet adds architectural interest and symmetry.
High-Rise, High Tech Kitchen in an Annapolis Penthouse By Sarah Hagerty | Photography by John Coyle
Granite enlivens the space without violating the color scape.
not the sort of kitchen you might expect to find in the home of empty-nesting senior citizens. But these particular senior citizens are full of surprises. For instance, this kitchen holds court in the middle of our town’s trendy and trending restaurant and retail renaissance, Annapolis Towne Centre. In fact, it’s perched at the very top of it. For help with their kitchen, the couple turned to Joni Zimmerman, founder, president, and artistic director of Design Solutions in Annapolis. Zimmerman designed the kitchen in their previous home, collaborating with Catherine Belkov, senior director of residential design at Interior Concepts of Annapolis. For the penthouse, Zimmerman again turned to Belkov, her trusted colleague. The synergistic energy between the designers and the clients created a special comfort zone, ensuring clear communication and freedom, all elements of the most successful endeavors. Zimmerman’s decades of experience in the design of both kitchens and baths brings a depth of expertise. And, as an enthusiastic cook and frequent entertainer, she brings hands-on knowledge of what works in a kitchen . . . and what doesn’t. “A good relationship between the work areas” is the simple (but not always easy to achieve) key to a successful kitchen design, according to Zimmerman. Which is why she builds a relationship of another kind with her
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clients, really listening to what they need. “We believe that the design process is most effective when we truly understand our clients, who they are, how they use the space, what their tastes and priorities are,” she explains. Ease and efficiency of tasks is the goal in an ideal kitchen, and that can be accomplished with a combination of aesthetics and engineering. The U shape of this kitchen keeps prep projects just steps away from sink, cooktop, or appliances at all times. And it does it with dramatic style. The bold alliance between wood and granite (used as countertop and backsplash) demands attention—it’s clear that this isn’t your granny’s kitchen. We’ve come a long way from avocado greens and harvest golds. Gone are the knickknacks, fridge magnets, and cutesy clocks. Today’s high-tech kitchens embrace neutral colors, stones, and stainless steel, and, in this case, some wonderful gadgetry.
“Today’s high-tech kitchens embrace neutral colors, stones, and stainless steel, and, in this case, some wonderful gadgetry.”
Textured glass and white cabinetry with steel handles continue this kitchenâ€™s disciplined design.
There’s a built-in coffee maker straight out of Kubrick or the Jetsons just above the sleek, can’t-do-without wine cooler, cozying up to an oven and microwave. The now-you-see-it-now-you-don’t cooktop gives new meaning to the word “unobtrusive.” But the acrylic cabinets above it may be the coolest part of the room. The doors don’t swing out: they slide up with a single touch. This is one of the marvelous mechanisms that surprise and save efforts in this kitchen. The techno trickery in European-style cabinets comes from a somewhat surprising location: an imaginative firm in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country. Just outside the kitchen by the entrance to the penthouse is the work of a master illusionist. Mirrors and more of that impressive walnut woodwork manage to “expand” the entrance hall while actually narrowing the area. This piece of “artwork” hides additional storage: a prosaic but necessary coat closet and kitchen pantry. The wood and the acrylic cabinetry reappear in the adjacent family room on the fireplace surround and side storage area, also by Design Solutions. The finished kitchen is an utterly clean, elegant, and usable space. The couple’s nest may be empty but their kitchen is full of innovation. Here you’ll find some of the finest appliances and cabinetry along with a dazzling view. AH
Resources Appliances Miele and Subzero, supplied by The Appliance Source, Annapolis, theappliancesource.com Cabinets Signature Custom Cabinetry, Inc., Ephrata, Pennsylvania, signaturecustomcabinetry.com Contractor John Del Sesto, Jeff Ryan (project lead), Del Sesto Construction J.A.C. Enterprises, Arnold, delsestoconstruction.com Granite Countertops Fabricated and installed by In Home Stone, Annapolis, inhomestone.com Interior Design Catherine Belkov, Interior Concepts, Inc., Annapolis, interiorconceptsinc.com Kitchen Design Joni Zimmerman, Design Solutions, Inc., Annapolis, dsikitchens.com
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The entire back wall is composed of Neff cabinetry operated by touch and custom wood panels. If you look closely, the second panel to the right of the refrigerator is a door to the butlerâ€™s pantry.
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A wooden ribbon begins on the floor to the left of the stove, travels across the stove, connects to the adjacent wall, and continues.
A detail of the wooden ribbon by Vicco Von Voss.
The wood ribbon winds its way around the corner of an upper cabinet.
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A flowing bar with a cascading edge.
refreshing when people say shocking things, even when a treasured American institution is under attack: the kitchen. “I do not like kitchens. I think they are the ugliest rooms in the house. I hate them. I hate being in them,” says a homeowner and artist who lives on the Eastern Shore. In fact, she and her husband, a woodworker, could care less about KitchenAids poised on crumb-free counters. They prefer pottery vessels, sculptural granite islands, a table featuring a void, a ribbon of wood wrapping the entire room. Indeed, the couple wanted a kitchen that not only displayed art but also was itself art. They had their chance during a major remodel of their home last year. They called upon Mark T. White, certified kitchen and bath designer and owner of the Annapolis-based Kitchen Encounters. They also called upon a colony of artists, local artisans, and professionals. Many are friends active in the Chestertown art scene. Together, they created nothing less than an art gallery that happens to function exceptionally well, when necessary, as a kitchen.
Transforming a one-room kitchen into a manicured space for art and cooking was challenging, admits White, who has been at his craft for over three decades. “Most builders and contractors would not be up to the task of executing such a complex project.” He suggested the homeowner discuss her vision with Annapolis Design District colleague John Riley of Riley Custom Homes. Riley grasped the bigger picture and partnered with McPherson and Company to gut the area and fit it out with custom wooden panels that surround contemporary Neff cabinetry operated by touch. When designing the floor to ceiling cabinetry, White was assisted by Kitchen Encounters designer Cathy Terranova. To ensure a seamless panorama of wood, Terranova and the homeowners generated over twenty pages of CAD drawings during the project’s conceptual phase. One of the panels is a secret door that swings back into a hidden recess and disappears. Behind the door is an ample mudroom and butler’s pantry with a chalkboard mural disguising a large freezer.
The only door handles in this kitchen are sculptural icicles, one topped by a cheerful bird.
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The kitchen’s configuration departs from the classic triangle composed of stove, refrigerator, and sink. However, efficiency is not sacrificed. There are three distinct work zones, explains the homeowner. One side of the huge granite island counter is for cold prep; the other side is for hot prep. Another island adjacent to the stove is for cooking and hides measuring cups, pots, and pans. The giant five-foot range would be envied by many, but was especially upsetting to the homeowner. As usual, she turned to an artisan for help, in this case, Patti Hegland of Hegland Glass. “I told them I had a sixty inch stove I wanted to make disappear and asked them to do a piece for me, a distraction, a pop of color.” They de-emphasized the stove’s size by creating a glass mosaic on its backsplash that references the contours of a local river. The homeowner had dealt with the stove, but there was more. “The next big ugly thing I had to get rid of were the handles on the refrigerator.” She contacted Bart Walter, a respected sculptor in Westminster, Maryland, specializing in wildlife. He crafted abstract icicles adorned with a bird. He also created a sculpture of the family’s pet rabbit. (This large bunny has its own built-in hutch right off of the kitchen.) “I wanted that organic feel to the room. I wanted it to flow,” she reflects. To encourage movement, she and Chestertown artist Vicco Von Voss conceived a wooden ribbon that begins at the floor and winds up walls, around cabinetry, and back across the floor. “It wraps the room and envelopes us. It comforts and holds,” she says. White’s powers as a kitchen designer were in full force for he designed a kitchen that breaks with convention and fulfills his client’s special vision, a vision he had to share or fail at his task. Perhaps this is why there is alchemy in this room. Jewel and autumn tones embedded in glassware and granite awaken, the wood releases its ancient sunshine, the dining room table, its seasons. Waves of color and friendship stream out, dissolving windows and walls to call us forth. AH
Handcrafted walnut table with void and rough edges.
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This mural is on a chalkboard and masks a freezer. The “butler’s pantry” is hidden behind a seamless door in the kitchen.
Resources Custom Builder Riley Custom Homes and Renovations, Annapolis, rileycustom.com Custom Estate Home Builders D. McPherson and Company, Gambrills, dmcpherson.com Kitchen Design Kitchen Encounters, Annapolis, kitchenencounters.biz Kitchen Elements Appliances The Appliance Source, Annapolis, theappliancesource.com Custom woodwork Vicco Von Voss, Chestertown, viccovonvoss.com
Door handles and rabbit sculpture Bart Walter, bartwalter.com Lighting design Palindrome Design, palindromedesign.us Metal table base and leaf vessels Rob Glebe Design, robglebedesign.com Mosaic above stove Hegland Glass, Chestertown, heglandglass.com Table Homeownerâ€™s husband with Robert Ortiz Studios, ortizstudios.com
Painting, pottery, and sculpture by local artists adorn the dining area.
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Perspectives on the kitchen
Architect Catherine Purple Cherry
In Design Talk, we ask an interior designer and an architect to address how they think about kitchen design, with a special example of their work. They have much to say. Architect Catherine Purple Cherry gives a historical overview of kitchens. She examines the evolution of the kitchen and how it changed from a functional, small room in the 1950s into a space that is now front-and-center of family gatherings. In designing a beach house, interior designer Gina Fitzsimmons discusses how good kitchen design flows seamlessly with the rest of the home, her love of details, and the power of finishes and stains to unify an environment.
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21st-Century Kitchen Design By Catherine Purple Cherry | Photography by David Burroughs For the custom home architect the kitchen is undoubtedly one of the most exciting spaces to create. It is an incredibly personal space, and to design it well requires truly understanding a client’s habits and translating them into a functional kitchen that takes your breath away. Over the course of the 20th century, we have witnessed a transformation of the kitchen unmatched by any other room. The way our kitchen related to the entertaining areas of the home through the mid-20th century reflects what a kitchen was originally to the family unit: a utilitarian space to prepare food. Think, for example, of the traditional 1950s household where the father worked and the mother stayed home with the children. The prevalence of households with one full-time working parent, combined with the pervasive formal dining room, resulted in minimal space requirements for the kitchen. The kitchen was essentially a one-person room. Then, through the latter part of the 20th century, we saw the inclusion of additional family members occupying the kitchen. This was due to many factors, including changes in the economy and the fact that more women were working outside of the home. These significant changes kicked off a transformative period of house design, beginning with the opening up of the kitchen space to the family room. However, a separate dining room continued for the perceived need to showcase Grandma’s antique dining room set and to serve as a formal gathering space when hosting large groups for the holidays. By the 1980s, our families themselves were making an enormous transition to what we know as “the new normal,” a two working parents model. At the time, the kitchen had not yet evolved to support this new family dynamic, where busy schedules resulted in microwave-ready meals and chaotic countertops.
Now, welcome the 21st century where the kitchen is no longer an isolated space tucked away from view but is rather the front and center of all action. In addition to cooking, our kitchens, or more specifically, our kitchen counters, on a daily basis accommodate children’s schoolwork, adult work activities, entertaining, and casual dining. As a result, this space is larger and more open than ever before, often including one very large island or two islands. So why did the kitchen counter become the default location for such activity? Most significant was the inception of the portable laptop, which has allowed for the elimination of the home office and encouraged the migration of all related activity to the kitchen counter. In addition, the views from these new spaces are the best in the entire house. The natural light is far superior to home offices, and the working parent duo is often simultaneously supporting the other spouse or children with their efforts. Crazy schedules, the near extinction of the formal dining room, and the new dynamic of everyone wanting to be where the food and drinks are, has resulted in the kitchen becoming the space. But cooking hasn’t been left to the wayside. It, too, has become a family affair with responsibilities for food preparation and cleanup extending beyond moms to include dads and children. In response, most new custom home kitchens are designed with a totally separate but inclusive cooking space that allows for easy sink and refrigerator access, plus a cleanup sink and two dishwashers. Further, these kitchens provide distinct beverage and snack areas with wine coolers and ice makers strategically located. And because kitchens are a major element to the design of the public areas, they are crafted in beautiful ways with granite countertops, twotone cabinets and islands as furniture, stunning cooking stations, and incredible lighting. The 21st-century kitchen is at once the new living space, receiving the highest attention of any room in a new custom home. AH
Catherine Purple Cherry earned her architecture degree from the University of Maryland in 1989 and is the principal and founder of Purple Cherry Architects in Annapolis. Credits Architect: Catherine Purple Cherry, Purple Cherry Architects, purplecherry.com Kitchen design: Joni Zimmerman, Design Solutions, Inc., dsikitchens.com Interior design: Arlene Critzos, Interior Concepts, Inc., interiorconceptsinc.com
Todayâ€™s kitchen has ample seating for friends and family.
This kitchen contains furnishings that are as luxurious and stately as those in the rest of the home.
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The refrigerator and the China armoire flank the kitchen on each side to create symmetry. The driftwood and bright white coffered ceiling is picked up in the combination of grey and white cabinetry.
The kitchen should integrate with the adjoining spaces. Notice the vaulted ceiling is in the same driftwood finish as the inserts in the coffered ceiling in the kitchen.
Seamless Design By Gina Fitzsimmons | Photography by Geoffrey Hodgdon When faced with the challenge to redesign or remodel your existing kitchen, you should be excited. It is the perfect opportunity to really think it through and do it right this time under the guidance of a professional interior designer. An interior designer will help you plan your kitchen so that there is a cohesive design that flows with the rest of your house. Wall colors, cabinet finishes, countertops, backsplash, flooring, window treatments, furniture, lighting, artwork, and ceiling will all be designed as one thought for a more successful project. An interior designer helps you stand back and see the bigger picture and can help create something elusive: truly seamless living with everything working together, everything in its place, and everything in scale, balance, and proportion. When starting this project I took into consideration that it is a beach house. My clients would spend most of their time in bathing suits, so it made sense to create a relaxed kitchen, whose main function would be to catch a quick bowl of cereal in the morning, a sandwich at lunchtime before rushing back to the beach, or hold a barbecue on the deck in the evening with neighbors and friends. The homeowners and I thought it important to have several areas for people to join in and help with composing the meal. The design includes a large island for prepping and a separate bar area for serving drinks. Silverware and plates are located close to the dining area, for easy access. Keep in mind the function of the space and make your design compatible with its usage. As a designer, I am always thinking, “How do I tie in the living room and dining areas of the house together
architecturally?” This can be accomplished by using compatible woodworking around your fireplace wall or custom built-ins that pick up the cabinetry in the kitchen. It can also be done with the paint, finishes, hardware, or moldings. In this project, I designed the kitchen with a coffered ceiling with bright white beams and the same driftwood stain on the inset panels as on the great room ceiling finish. The fireplace incorporates both the bright white paint and the driftwood finish and draws the areas together visually. I used a bit of glass shelving in the kitchen to the right of the cooking hearth and again in the built-in in the great room. I also played with the combination of two finishes on the cabinetry and throughout the great room, achieving a relaxed feeling, which ties these expansive areas together. Always remember, designers have fun with the details. You can do a backsplash with a wavy design that mimics the ocean. Here, you can see we have selected five different pieces of hardware for the cabinet doors and drawers. Mix it up, buy one of each handle or knob and see how you like them in each location. Play around with it and break the rules. Find an interior designer with ASID (American Society of Interior Designers) and NKBA, (National Kitchen and Bath Association) following their name, and you will have a win, win situation. You will have the talents of a kitchen designer and an interior designer. Your entire home will flow together functionally and aesthetically. AH
Gina Fitzsimmons founded Fitzsimmons Design Associates 1991. She was trained at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore and is a professional member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID). She is certified by the National Council for Interior Design Qualifications (NCIDQ). Credits Interior and kitchen design: Gina Fitzsimmons, Fitzsimmons Design Associates, fitzsimmonsdesign.com
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Brizo Artesso Articulating Arm Faucet This faucet is inspired by the functionality of an architectural lamp. Stainless finish. $900 | brizo.com Nest Island Range Hood by Faber A unique design featuring an extraction unit that decends from its illuminated glass exterior. This hood creates a beautiful chandelier effect for your kitchen. Price upon request | faberhoods.co.uk Dacor Discovery WineStation Enjoy a luxurious wine experience with a virtual sommelier. $5,499 | dacor.com Tom Dixon Brew Espresso Stove-top Pot & Cups Designed by Tom Dixon the Brew collection brings coffee making into the world of art. Stainless steel with high-gloss copper finish. Pot $175, Cups $130 | tomdixon.net
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Upper-level sitting room by Interior Concepts.
Annapolis Design Showhouse Designers and Artists
Join Together to Support the Wellness House By Tom Levine | Photography by Gwin Hunt
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past December a group of Annapolis interior designers came together to create the Design Collaborative Art Showhouse, dramatically repurposing a 1890s Gothic Revival church in the heart of the historic district. The church had found new life ten years ago when its interior was smartly redesigned into four condominiums, one of which, owned by Marc Schwartz and Nicole Lombardi,Â was used for the showhouse. Conceived by Katalin Farnady and presented with Liz Heinsohn, the showhouse donated its ticket sales to the Wellness House, which provides nonmedical wellness and support services to cancer patients. Each designer was paired with a local artist so that art accented each room, conceived with the theme â€œUrban Chic.â€?
Master bedroom and sitting area by Fitzsimmons Design Associates.
For the ground floor entry, Lisa Publicover of Lisa Publicover Interior Design papered the walls in a bright green grasscloth but faced a challenge with six doors in the small space. She looked at the brass hardware and decided that a â€œnod to the Academyâ€? was in order with a deep navy blue paint job. Furnishing and light fixtures were kept modern and clean in white and brass with a repetition of circular shapes. On the main floor, Katalin Farnady of Farnady Interiors designed the living and dining rooms, with maple floors refinished by Beers Flooring. Like the bedrooms above, the only natural light came from the large window at the street end. The walls have been papered with a bold geometric gold pattern that gives a boost of Hollywood via New York glamour to the room and adds a charge of brightness. A large custom walnut table has a natural crevasse in the middle with a set of gold Phillippe Starck Ghost Chairs. She adds some
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Living and dining rooms by Farnady Interiors.
great vintage modernist pieces: two Hungarian Art Deco lights from the 1930s, both gleaming brass, one a chandelier over the table, the second a floor lamp illuminating a pair of fantastic 1950s Italian (likely Marco Zanuso) chairs. The kitchen, also on the main floor, got a revisit from Kitchen Encounters, which had done the initial design ten years ago. Designer Tracy McGuinness retained the unique y-shaped floor plan, but gave the cabinets a fresh coat of deep grey paint and installed sleek Caesarstone marblelike counters, provided by In Home Stone. For the large kitchen window, Margaret Blunt of Sew Beautiful had to contend with a tall Gothic arch window that rises three stories.Â She decided that an operable window treatment that can filter the light without
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blocking the natural light source would be best. Toward this end, she installed a Hunter Douglas Pirouette shade with a PowerView motorized system. One floor above, Gina Fitzsimmons of Fitzsimmons Design Associates used a sophisticated neutral palette allowing the brilliantly colored rosette window to shine through. Entering the bedroom, the stained glass “physically drew you into” the adjacent sitting room. Fitzsimmons added some texture to the bare bedroom walls with an upholstered headboard mounted on roughhewn shiplap planking. The top floor like the rest of the apartment is two rooms deep, with a guest bedroom and a sitting room. For the bedroom, Kim Mohr and the Dream House Studios design team found color inspiration in the large stained glass window, picking up a shade of pink from the stained glass. They’ve papered the walls in pink and placed a pair of vintage high, arched-back Florentine chairs, upholstered in an age-softened pink velvet.
Foyer and powder room by Lisa Publicover Interior Design.
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Kitchen by Kitchen Encounters.
For the sitting room, Courtney Griffin and Samantha Sopp-Wittwer of Interior Concepts have given us a fantasy rock and roll aerie. Complete with a stack of 70s vinyl scattered on the floor, a bass guitar against the wall, and a silent loop of the White Stripes projected on a rectangle of wall off the end of a balcony, three floors above the kitchen. The original hand-carved buttresses, built to support a soaring roof forty feet above worshipers’ heads, define the space. Over a century later they provide a wonderful visual frame for the top third of the three-story Gothic arch stained glass window. Designer showhouses are always ephemeral and a bit of fantasy. The designers get free reign but the whole affair is only temporary. After a week, the homeowners moved back in and anything that was not bolted down—furniture, artwork, books, and vintage vinyl—was packed up and moved out. Hopefully, what will stay is the philanthropic mood and passion for interior design.
Kitchen window treatment by Sew Beautiful.
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Guest room by Dream House Studios.
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Custom Builders Blackketter Craftsmen, Inc
410.923.3111 | blackcraft.com (pg. 69)
Creative Spaces Remodeling 240.285.0759 creativespacesremodeling.com (pg. 29)
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410.295.3313 | lynbrookofannapolis.com (pg. 4-5)
443.790.8185 | tailorcraftbuilders.com (pg. 50)
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Design Professionals Annapolis Design District annapolisdesigndistrict.com (pg. 2-3) 314 Design Studio
McFeely Window Fashions
443.822.3248 | farnadyinteriors.com (pg. 28)
Fitzsimmons Design Associates, Inc.
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410.271.1261 or 443.871.3642 flairinteriordesign.com (pg. 69)
410.224.7366 | interiorconceptsinc.com (pg. 6)
410.987.2300 mcfeelywindowfashions.com (pg. 55)
410.544.3300 | sewbeautifulwindows.com (pg. 9)
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Design Solutions, Inc.
410.643.4040 | 314designstudio.com (pg. 51)
410.757.6100 | dsikitchens.com (pg. 40)
800.211.8394 | kenwoodkitchens.com (pg. 7)
410.263.4900 | kitchenencounters.biz (pg. 29)
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Architectural Window Supply 410.266.5254 | archwin.com (pg. 50)
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Brightview Builders, Inc.
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Compass Stone & Tile Studio 410.224.0700 | cst-studio.com (pg. 14)
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443.808.1481 | twperry.com (pg. 13)
Walter Works Hardware
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Mid-Atlantic Deck & Fence Co. 1.800.833.9310 midatlanticdeckandfence.com (pgs. 49+50)
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Dee Dee Miller, Associate Broker, GRI, CRS, AHWD Long and Foster Real Estate, Inc. c. 443.995.2297 | o. 410.544.4000 x274 marylandhomesnow.com (pg. 51)
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