We invited seven area architects, designers and builders to share with us a recent completed room that is among their favorites. We also asked them to tell us which features about the room they most appreciate.

 

 

DALE OVERMYER, AIA

“In order to fully enjoy this garden year-round, we designed a minimalist conservatory to extend the current living space without taking anything away from the surrounding landscape. Complete with its own HVAC, the garden is accessible every day, and with only an umbrella of glass between guests and the elements, it’s especially entertaining and dramatic to dine out in stormy weather!”

Overmyer Architects, overmyerarchitects.com, Washington DC  |  Photographer: Gordon Beall

 

 

JOHN JOY

“In this room, the wall collapses and allows for a true indoor and outdoor living experience. It was also an inexpensive way to give the feeling of more square footage. The family room is true hub in this home. The kitchen, living room, home office, and floating staircase to the upstairs bedrooms all touch this family room and allow for the family to be ‘connected.’”

Joy Design+Build, joycustom.com, McLean, Virginia  |  Photographer: Greg Hadley

 

 

 

BRAD LUNDBERG

“This Queenstown, MD living room is one part of a long-term remodel project by Lundberg Builders. The multiple windows, made by Anderson Windows, create expansive views and endless amounts of natural light. The designer on the project was Lucy Reithingshoefer and the architect was Don Reithlingshoefer.”

Lundberg Builders, Inc., lundbergbuilders.com, Stevensville, Maryland

 

 

 

PATRICK J. BAGLINO, JR.

“I designed this living room incorporating a handsome mix of furnishings in order to create an eclectic space. The smaller size of the room inspired me to place the furniture in a comfortable arrangement that would promote conversation, intimacy, and relaxation. The large sliding glass doors open to reveal a well-appointed garden that acts as an extension of the living room interior space.”

Patrick J. Baglino, Jr. Interior Design, pbaglino.com, Washington DC  |  Photographer: Elliott O’Donovan

 

 

 

ERICA ANSELMO

“This french country-inspired interior design is my favorite designer room because of its neutral color palette, modern chic, and touches of gold. The bonus is the natural sunlight that beams from the gorgeous bay windows, along with the two-story family room that elevates the elegance of the space.”

Erica’s Events and Decor, LLC, ericaseventsanddecor.com, Pomfret, Maryland  |  Photographer: Beth Graeme Photography, LLC

 

 

 

MELANIE HARTWIG-DAVIS, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C

“On this thirty-foot-wide lot, visitors are pleasantly surprised as the outdoor living unfolds. A northern stairway accesses the dock and pier. Grounding this entire experience is a 14’x24′ stone bunker (formerly a well house). The 10′ wide movable NanaWall system opens onto the dock, maximizing waterfront storage and providing an oasis on hot summer days.”

HD Squared Architects, LLC, hd2architects.com, Annapolis, Maryland

 

 

 

LEO WILSON, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP

“This Great Room has everything needed to make it a welcoming gathering space. The built-in cabinetry, large stone fireplace, comfortable seating, conversation table, and abundance of natural light all contribute to creating a relaxing place to entertain and enjoy panoramic views of the Choptank River.”

Hammond Wilson, hammondwilson.com, Annapolis, Maryland  |  Photographer: Morgan Howarth Photography

 

 

Annapolis Home Magazine
Vol. 12, No. 3 2021