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Maritime Magic

Ten months is record time for building and furnishing a home from scratch. Designer Erin Paige Pitts accomplished the feat after dismantling a cottage on-site to recycle into new house plans. Her incentive was getting her husband, two small children and a newborn into this, their permanent home, but so …

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Serenity Now

It must have been kismet. When the new homeowners of this waterfront Annapolis townhouse were looking to move from the Eastern Shore to the capital city several years ago, they asked a woman if there were any homes for sale in her community. At the time there weren’t, she responded, …

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Haute Décor

RUNWAY TO REAL LIFE. We’ve heard the phrase many times. But fashion trends are far more reaching than your favorite boutique. Couture details are popping up everywhere, including well-appointed interiors and gardens. This season we are loving…RHAPSODY IN BLUE, a dreamy indigo world with sumptuous fabrics and classic lines. ART …

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secret garden

In the garden of Amy and Jim Matis, the wall’s the thing. When this couple and their daughter moved to the 1938 Virginia Tidewater house in Pinehurst, an elegant, walled garden was already there. “A walled garden is something Jim had dreamed of since childhood,” says his wife, who works …

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The Bachelor Pad

Few men are hands-on when it comes to interior design. You can’t blame them. The process has so many moving parts, and there are football games to watch and steaks to be grilled. Sure, weighing in on wall colors and artwork can be intriguing. But pulling together fabrics to dress …

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SIMPLE CHIC HOLIDAYS

Event stylist and graphic designer Jennifer Walter, of Fold Invites, invited Baltimore STYLE into her lovely Baltimore County home for the holidays. Check out her delightful array of decorations—and get a few tips for decking your own halls this season. (Hint: it’s all about pops of color and personal details.)

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out for a Stroll

Fifteen years ago, landscape designer Jay Stump, president of Spring Valley Landscape Co., was hired to plant five trees in front of Joan and Howard Friedel’s 1918 Guilford home. Instead, with input from Joan, he ended up creating the entire garden, including several sweeping pathways. Although the home, designed by …

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Splash of Color

In 2010, Stuart Rodgers and her husband, Tim, owner of Hill & Co. Realtors, set out to find a home where they and their six grown children and 10 grandchildren could all vacation together. What they ended up with was “a 1973 brick rancher that was so ugly,” Stuart recalls, …

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country chic

Visitors to Carey Jacobs’ home often tell her, “Your house is very un-Baltimore.” At first, Jacobs, who was raised in Hanover, Pa., wasn’t sure what they meant. But since starting her interior design firm in 2008, she’s identified some common traits of traditional Baltimore homes: a color scheme that features …

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