I recently had the priviledge of being one of the few interior designers chosen to design a room in Baldwin Home's Maryland Green Designer Show Home, located in Gambrills, Md., just outside of D.C. and Baltimore.
Since this is the first show house I ever designed, I was a little nervous. But as soon as I heard that
100% of the proceeds will go to charities - Hospice of the Chesapeake and Make a Wish Foundation -I knew I was doing the right thing. I bid on the guest bedroom, but they asked me to also decorate and design the adjoining guest bathroom.
Designers purchase all the furniture and accesories for their room as well as design any special features, such as wall and window treatments. There were nine local interior designers who were chosen by Baldwin Homes to design the interior of their beautiful, environmentally friendly home.
It was a wonderful experience, and I met some great people while working on my rooms. This team effort culminated in the grand opening on Saturday evening, Sept. 29.
I hope the home attracts lot of visitors to see the showhome; admission is $20 per person and all proceeds go to charity. The home will be open Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 4 - November 17.
The address is: 1760 Holladay Park Drive, Gambrills, Md. For more information, visit
If you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact me. My website is www.AGoodeStartDecorating.com and also check out my before and after pictures on
Facebook. Until next month, happy decorating!