Portugal Anyone?

Duralee Portugal

Introducing Duralee’s newest collection with the ever fabulous Tilton Fenwick.  It’s packed with wildly bold colors and patterns inspired by their travels in Portugal. To find out more about the designs and the story behind them visit https://bit.ly/2uEVpc1. 

For advice on how you can incorporate these Portugal-inspired bold colors and patterns into your home, contact Woodside Home.  Whether you’d just like to spruce things up a little or you want to design an entire room, we’d love to help you.  Our selection and prices can’t be beat!

It’s Time!

clock The heat and humidity of a Maryland Summer are still very much upon us so it’s hard to think of the holiday season as being “right around the corner”— but in the interior design/home furnishings world it really is.  Many factors add to the amount of time needed between deciding to make a change and that change becoming a reality.  Everything takes time, from planning a layout, choosing fabrics and frames, as well as actual shipping and delivery.  Whether you’d like to purchase a new piece of furniture, update your window treatments, add a new area rug or lighting, or redecorate an entire room, there are several steps involved and they all can take time.  Call us to make a no cost, no pressure, no obligation appointment to discuss your decorating needs.  There is no fee for our design assistance and our prices and quality are unbeatable.  See why so many customers keep coming back to us over and over.

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.
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Beautiful New Sojourn Collection From Loloi

Loloi Sojourn CollectionThe designs in the new Sojourn Collection from Loloi are accentuated by a high to low texture you can literally feel underfoot. These beautiful rugs, in 6 designs, just began shipping this June.  Contact Woodside Home – we would love to help you choose the perfect Loloi rug, pillow, or throw for your home.

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

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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.

Cocoa Crawl this Saturday!

1517006669187Join us this Saturday, February 10th from 11am to 4pm for Sykesville’s first ever Cocoa Crawl.  Enjoy delicious treats up and down Main Street at participating merchants.  Be sure to visit Woodside Home, check out our cozy sofas and warm throws, and sample a cup of yummy dark cocoa.

White Hall

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I’m very excited to be participating in the Historic Ellicott City 2017 Decorator Show House, White Hall. This will be my 6th house with HEC, and I’ll be designing the Gathering Room.  Stay tuned for more details; in the meantime, here’s some history about this gorgeous property from the HEC website:

White Hall is a sterling example of the Federal style of 19th Century Maryland.  The mansion resides on the National Register of Historic Places signifying its historic importance to the local region.  It is currently the home of Annamarie and William Hugel.  Built sometime prior to 1810, the house was originally occupied by Col. Charles Worthington Dorsey and remained in the hands of Dorsey descendants until its current owners purchased the property in 1997.  Col. Dorsey, born in 1787, fought in the war of 1812, was a prominent landowner and planter, and was also active in politics and served as a Howard County Commissioner.  Of note, Colonel Dorsey’s daughter, Mary Tolley Dorsey married Thomas Ligon, who served in several political positions reaching the pinnacle of his political career when serving as Governor of Maryland from 1854 through 1857.  The Ligon’s lived at White Hall upon his retirement.

In the 1890’s, White Hall was struck by lightning and was partially destroyed by fire.  While some of the outside walls and chimneys, built of stone and brick covered with stucco, survived, the central section was completely destroyed and the west wing was severely damaged.  The east wing, which did not have connecting passageways, was undamaged.  In 1901, Governor Ligon’s son, Charles Worthington Dorsey Ligon, commenced the reconstruction of White Hall. The reconstruction used the undamaged gable ends and foundation of the original house and was crafted in the same detail as the original White Hall.  The west wing was internally redesigned to include the kitchen which had been separately housed prior to the fire.  In addition, the central section was made to be two rooms deep instead of the original one room on each of the first two floors. Two major cosmetic additions in 1901 were the grand Palladian window – on the second floor – originally for a small nursery or sewing room, and now a luxurious bathroom and the front porch with its 6 Doric columns and a balustrade.  In 1965, the screen porch at the end of the West Wing was added, the original granite steps that had led into the kitchen were moved to become the porch steps.

White Hall originally consisted of parts of the early land grants of Dorsey’s Search and Freeborn’s Progress in Howard County.  Currently situated on over 5 acres of land, White Hall tops a Hill and majestically overlooks the estate’s own pond.  The property is lushly forested and one can frequently see a herd of deer grazing lazily in the front yard.

In addition to the main house, there are three outbuildings dating back to the early 1800’s.  These three consist of a small square frame workshop on fieldstone foundations, a smokehouse-privy built with squared-off stones with brick arches over the doors and lastly a smokehouse of fieldstone.

White Hall is located at 4130 Chatham Road, Ellicott City, MD 21042 (Chatham Road is off of Frederick Road, it is not N. Chatham Road.  Please check your GPS for directions)

The Show House will be open to the public from September 24, 2017 to October 22, 2017.

Come and see us this Friday, March 3rd from 6:00 – 9:00!

It’s First Friday and sure to be a lucky night on Sykesville’s Main Street! Pick up a card a the Main Street tent. Then find the Leprechaun in every participating store and get your card punched. Completed punch cards will be entered in a raffle to win a Main Street gift basket – includes a $50 gift certificate from Woodside Home!

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The finishing touch…

Window treatments are much more than an afterthought. They add a sense of coziness, dampen sound, increase energy efficiency, create visual interest, and tie the elements of a room together. With our wide variety of fabrics, trimmings, and drapery hardware we’d love to design and fabricate the finishing touches for your windows. Let Woodside Home furnish your room, and you may save enough to add window treatments!

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