Happy New Year! Happy New Color!

The 2019 Pantone Color of the Year is Living Coral.  From the Pantone.com website:

An animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energizes and enlivens with a softer edge.

Vibrant, yet mellow PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral embraces us with warmth and nourishment to provide comfort and buoyancy in our continually shifting environment.

In reaction to the onslaught of digital technology and social media increasingly embedding into daily life, we are seeking authentic and immersive experiences that enable connection and intimacy. Sociable and spirited, the engaging nature of PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral welcomes and encourages lighthearted activity. Symbolizing our innate need for optimism and joyful pursuits, PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral embodies our desire for playful expression.

Representing the fusion of modern life, PANTONE Living Coral is a nurturing color that appears in our natural surroundings and at the same time, displays a lively presence within social media.

Pantone Color of the Year 2019, Leatrice Eiseman Quote.

PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral emits the desired, familiar, and energizing aspects of color found in nature. In its glorious, yet unfortunately more elusive, display beneath the sea, this vivifying and effervescent color mesmerizes the eye and mind. Lying at the center of our naturally vivid and chromatic ecosystem, PANTONE Living Coral is evocative of how coral reefs provide shelter to a diverse kaleidoscope of color.

Open now!

A lovely garden party marked the opening day of Wilderness Farm, Historic Ellicott City Inc.’s  2018 Decorator Showhouse.  The entire house is lovely!  Tickets here: https://historicec.com/show-houses/

Getting close…



Only a few short days until the 2018 Historic Ellicott City Inc. Decorator Show House, Wilderness Farm, opens to the public!  We’ve enjoyed creating the cozy master bedroom; it’s been a treat to work in this beautiful home!  We’ve fallen in love with this property and hope you will too.  Tickets here: https://historicec.com/show-houses/



We ❤️ Howard County!

Did you know that the American Goldfinch is the bird of Howard County?  Thanks to Lisa Brown Malveaux you’ll find a few in the master bedroom at Wilderness Farm. The Historic Ellicott City, Inc. Decorator Showhouse will be open September 21 – October 21, tickets here:  https://historicec.com/show-houses/300C3204-F3DD-4971-BAFB-AF598C64B217


Meet Amy

AmyMeet Amy, the queen of Wilderness Farm. Perched on her throne in the master bedroom, she reigns supreme over this charming farmhouse and its gorgeous surroundings. Work begins soon on this beautiful property and we can’t wait.  We know we’ll enjoy this room with a view as much as Amy does.  Historic Ellicott City Inc.’s 2018 Decorator Show House will be open from Friday, September 21st until Sunday, October 21st.
Wilderness Farm master bedroom viewGingerbread trim as seen from the master bedroom at Wilderness Farm

Wilderness Farm – Historic Ellicott City Inc. 2018 Decorator Showhouse – “Before”

Wilderness Farm MB entry before Wilderness Farm MB - before

Here are some “before” pictures of the master bedroom at Wilderness Farm.  This room is our very favorite.  It spoke to us with its arched entry and beautiful bay windows which drew us in to reveal a gorgeous landscape view.  We are looking forward to working with artist and decorative painter Lisa Brown Malveaux to create a soft and serene haven, with a vintage yet modern feel.  Fabrics and furnishings will be luxurious, yet relaxed and inviting.  This master bedroom will become the perfect space to read, relax, and dream.

Wilderness Farm – Historic Ellicott City’s 2018 Decorator Show House


Wilderness Farm

So excited to be selected to design the master bedroom at Historic Ellicott City’s 2018 Decorator Show House, Wilderness Farm.  This Victorian farm house, built in 1905, is a gem.  Filled with architectural detail and surrounded by mature trees, this is a show house not to be missed.  The show house will be open from Friday, September 21st until Sunday, October 21st. Stay tuned to watch this beauty come to life.