A patio view of the Choptank River.

Rooms With a View: In the Swim

Designer Fiona Weeks accentuates a dramatic, panoramic vista in a waterfront home

Overlooking the Choptank River in Trappe, Maryland, a traditional home with contemporary interiors has a wide veranda where the owners frequently entertain. Designer Fiona Newell Weeks wanted to complement the indoor décor by selecting outdoor furnishings that are crisp, with classic modern lines. Weeks chose McKinnon & Harris chairs and thick cushions in hot-pink Sunbrella fabric that provides “a splash of color for fun.” A decorative trellis adds architectural interest without blocking the view. ”The wife,” says Weeks, “is a ship’s pilot who swims daily when it’s warm out.”

Design & Photography: Fiona Newell Weeks, Dwelling & Design, Easton, Maryland. Landscape Design: Lisa Hageman, Lisa C. Hageman, ASLA, Oxford, Maryland. End Panels: Mark Fleetwood, Hanlon Design Builders, Easton, Maryland.