I have been fortunate to be chosen again this year to design a room for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Show House. The annual Show House is the BSO’s biggest fundraiser of the year and it’s an honor to be a part of such a great group of designers.
I have been working long hours getting the room ready and am beyond excited to share it with you. First, a little history about the property: This year’s house, Oakland, was built in 1927 by Edgar Allan Poe III, a descendant of Edgar Allan Poe the writer. Upon touring the house early on in the process, I noticed lots of little details where homage was paid to the writer.
Introducing: Uncles Retreat
The room I chose, a guest bedroom facing the front of the home, I envisioned as a wonderful retreat where that famous visiting uncle would inhabit. I imagined he would be inspired by the expansive country-side views from the windows. This guest room has a 16th century Spanish writing desk where all of those illustrious inspirations can make their way to paper. I playfully dubbed this room “Uncle’s Retreat”.
Homage has been paid to that Uncle with a print of a raven and a quote by EAP himself from minted.com. The luxurious bedding helps to create a space that is cozy enough for any restless sleeper to find a peaceful night’s sleep.
Special thanks to my sponsors and partners, without whom I would never have been able to pull this space together:
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