Opening of The 36th Baltimore Symphony Decorators' Showhouse


Today the 36th Baltimore Symphony Decorators’ Show House will open to the public with a champagne brunch at 10:30 followed by a ribbon cutting at noon.  It has been a very exciting and chaotic few days for us as we put the finishing touches on our rooms and then hosted guests of the private parties through out the last week.

Feedback on the house has been wonderful. The Eck house is smaller than some of the past Symphony Show Houses, yet the smaller scale of the rooms seems to be very relatable to those who have passed through. It is a comfortable, livable home and the group of talented Baltimore Interior Designers with whom I am fortunate to be participating have turned out some very creative rooms!

The room that I designed called “Blossom Bedroom” shaped up to be the warm, exciting and sophisticated retreat that I envisioned. The bedroom was designed to be a space any young girl would love that would grow with her until she set off for college. I did this by combining fresh colorful fabrics with updated traditional furniture and then added contemporary elements throughout.  

The floral fabric used for the valance was the inspiration for the whole room.  It is a beautiful hand printed organic linen that has the young, yet sophisticated feel I wanted to convey. From there I choose a chocolate chenille for the headboard and a pink and cream chain link pattern for the bed linens and benches.  A wonderful, young artist named Emily Dickson (yes, we are related) did a series of blossom pieces for the room. She got her inspiration from the fabric as well.

Then it was on to paint color. In order to keep the room feeling refined, I choose a warm neutral color for the walls and added a pop of pink on my 5th wall, the ceiling.  The result is a very cozy space where the walls reflect the warm color of the ceiling and make you want to come in and stay for a while.

The house is located at 1996 Cromwell Bridge Road, Baltimore, MD 21234.

Hours are:

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday: 10 am – 4 pm

Thursday: 10 am – 8 pm

Sunday: 12 pm – 5 pm.  

For more information you can visit the BSO Decorator Show house Facebook page at

Hope to see you at the house.  Please come visit me in the "Blossom Bedroom" and let me know what you think