With 75 percent of her clientele living on the water, designing waterfront homes has become a specialty of Gina Fitzsimmons. Principal of Annapolis-based Fitzsimmons Design Associates, she has been creating beautiful spaces on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay for more than 25 years—always ensuring that the views take center stage. “It’s important that your furnishings and window treatments do not detract from the view as you compose the interior,” she explains. Fitzsimmons describes her style as “Chesapeake cozy.” It’s a natural, harmonious and tailored look that is comfortable, functional, unpretentious and easy-going.

She and her team begin by gathering information about their clients’ functional needs, aesthetic preferences, budget and time frame, and helping them set priorities. They then customize a style to fit the clients’ vision. From presentation to final installation, they painstakingly study how each piece interacts with the design, making selections that will lead to the best possible results.

Gina Fitzsimmons is a professional member of ASID and is NCIDQ-qualified. She is the recipient of peer awards from ASID: first place for kitchen and show-house design and first and second place for residential design. Her work has appeared in Chesapeake Views, Annapolis Home, Home & Design and The Baltimore Sun.