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Rooms With a View

A chic breakfast nook forges a connection to Leeds Creek

A retired chef and his wife tapped Katie Carlin Interiors to update their Royal Oak, Maryland, residence with new furniture and paint. Built in 1965, the home overlooks Leeds Creek with open sight lines between rooms. “We needed to design the interiors cohesively since the spaces all connect, yet give each zone its own character,” principal Katie Carlin explains.

The owners wished to embrace a coastal vibe to reflect their waterfront locale, so the designer kept that thought uppermost while creating breezy interior spaces in a combination of mid-century and traditional styles that mirror her clients’ aesthetic. Situated at the back of the house, the breakfast room (above) occupies a central spot beside the bustling, revamped kitchen. Scenic views of the creek are visible through French doors, so Carlin conjured a crisp-white backdrop to accentuate the vista. A vintage-style pendant hangs above a glass-topped Villa & House pedestal table made of whitewashed rope wrapped in resin and surrounded by woven wicker chairs from Century.

Interior Design: Katie Carlin, Katie Carlin Interiors, Annapolis, Maryland. 

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