Congratulations to our ASID Design Competition Winners!


Congratulations to Linda Hartman and Stephanie Simmons! On September 24, 2014, at the Great Room at Historic Savage Mill, the American Society of Interior Designers Maryland (ASID) held a masquerade ball for its Awards Gala and Annual Meeting. Hartman won second place in the residential category for her Alpha Xi Delta Sorority House transformation, and Simmons won honorable mention in the residential category for her Rustic Elegance Farmhouse project. Each design was evaluated based on concept statements with descriptions of each project—including concept, implementation, and any other relevant theory. Included as well were floorplan drawings done with CAD, furnishings ...

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What Are We Up To?


Karen Renee Interior Design recently installed a model home for Koch Homes in Gibson’s Grant in Kent Island, Maryland. The home has a fresh and clean vibe, styled in what we call Contemporary Coastal. The merchandising is appointed with the goal of appealing to a younger family and has been well received since its opening September 27.

Decorated in an overall color scheme of creams and blues with orange accents, two of the home’s highlights are a girl’s room, where we incorporated bright and colorful accents for a fun bedroom retreat, and a dual-purpose room replete with ...

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Hot Trends


What’s hot in home design right now? Just back from the Furniture Market in North Carolina, we’ve noticed a resurgence of reclaimed wood designs, a style that has been around for some time but only seems to be getting more popular.

Also on trend: Table tops are being done in metals (such as copper and zinc) and stone with wood, and tomato reds, peacock, and greens are being paired with gold for a rich and beautiful display of color.

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Small Business of the Year Nomination


We are honored to have been nominated for the Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business of the Year Award 2014, and celebrated our nomination at the Business Hall of Fame and Awards Dinner at the Annapolis’ Loew’s Hotel on October 22!

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A Sorority House Transforms


Alpha Xi Delta, one of the oldest women's sororities in the United States, came to us to update the interior design of their house in conjunction with a large renovation of their property at the University of Maryland last summer. Their Vision: A beautiful, functional home to represent their mission, "Inspiring women to realize their potential". We soon realized that we were a perfect match as one of our senior designers, Linda Hartman, stepped up to the plate. She combined her personal sorority experience along with her keen sense of talent and design to create one of the most ...

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