After buying a circa-1916 home on Spa Creek in Annapolis, a couple hired designer Katherine Crosby of Jenkins Baer Associates to breathe fresh life into its outmoded interiors. Among the tasks: to revive a home office located off the primary suite. “It’s a quiet, contemplative space with a spectacular view and was intended for the wife’s use,” Crosby relates. “It’s set away from the main floor living areas and family hubbub.”
The room was already nicely outfitted with window seats and built-in shelving. This foundation in place, the designer was able to focus on aesthetics. “The client wanted a fresh and clean environment with a soft, warm palette—feminine but not floral,” Crosby says. “And she wanted us to maximize the views, of course.” Against the backdrop of walls painted in Benjamin Moore’s creamy Pompeii, a Hickory White desk and chair convey understated style. An Aerin light fixture from Visual Comfort is finished in Plaster White; natural silk Intex shades trimmed with Zimmer + Rohde tape frame the view.
Interior Design: Katherine Crosby, Jenkins Baer Associates, Baltimore, Maryland. Styling: Charlotte Safavi.