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Drawing Board: Interior Design

Strong Statement

Homeowners in Baltimore County hired Stephanie Gamble to update the interiors of their abode, a task that included revamping the lackluster living room. Gamble created “a very clean, modern, yet classic space,” she says, where her clients could entertain family and friends.

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The living room was forgettable, with dilapidated floors and a lack of architectural detail. The ineffective recessed lighting made the room dim.Gamble refinished the floors and painted the walls light beige, punctuated by cream-colored trim. Draperies allow for maximum light.
Despite the fireplace, with its boring surround, the room felt like it needed a focal point.The fireplace wall provides a strong focal point, with a new surround embellished with crisp molding and a dramatic painting above it by Michael Carson.
In its previous iteration, the room was informal, which didn’t fit the owners’ vision of it as a space for entertaining.Simple but elegant furnishings include a Thibaut sofa and Hickory Chair chairs. Hickory White cabinets flank the fireplace; cream-painted interiors lighten them visually.

 

Interior Design: Stephanie Gamble, Stephanie Gamble Interiors, Baltimore, Maryland. Photography: Jennifer Hughes.