In this welcoming stone home in Baltimore, Maryland, interior designer Joe Fava of
Fava Design Group combines classic
elements with a fresh design approach, perfectly melding the old with the new. Fava
uses a soft color palette, which he punctuates with pops of color, and mixes vintage and
rustic elements with contemporary furnishings to create a livable, well
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The exterior is completely clad in hand-laid, locally quarried stone.
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The foyer is dramatic and sophisticated with a coved ceiling, French limestone and reclaimed parquet
flooring and sage green Venetian plaster on the walls. Vintage sconces, a grey
marble topped entry table and dark bronze chandelier complete the look.
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The elegant neutral living room has a calm, comfortable feel. Seating with feminine
curves, a Venetian wall mirror and soft coloration give the room a romantic
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The focal point of the kitchen is the center island, which is used for frequent entertaining. Multi-colored quartz slab countertops complement the custom cabinetry in the space, which opens into the family room beyond.
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In the family room, Fava uses architectural elements like the stone fireplace wall and reclaimed wood beams to add warmth and depth to the space. The application of a multi-layered texture to the walls enhances the welcoming feel.
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The traditional dining room is energized with eclectic elements like a resin orange-red chandelier, which hangs above an inlaid dark wood dining
table. The large walls showcase the client’s vintage poster collection, which are seen throughout the home.
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The powder room is all about texture—the flooring is composite pebble and the walls are covered in metallic grass cloth.
Cantilevered marble countertops frame a copper pedestal sink for an unusual
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Fava creates a warm and soothing feel in the master bedroom with a neutral
color palette and the soft textures and patterns of the carpet and furnishings. Mirrored dressers beside the bed add a hint of excitement without disrupting the serenity of the space.
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The custom multi-colored tile rug is the focal point of the master bathroom while metallic wallpaper, crystal wall sconces and silk drapery provide the jewelry.
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This second bedroom is light and spacious with bold colors and contemporary furnishings. Hot pink lampshades pop in contrast to the turquoise and apple green fabrics of the window shade and seat, and a white shag carpet gives warmth without competing with the other design elements in the room.
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pink, white, turquoise and blue in this full bathroom continue the palette from the adjoining second bedroom suite. The colorful shower and floor tiles are complemented by the blue walls and simple white cabinetry for a fresh, clean look.
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Graphic pop art sets the tone for this sitting room that adjoins the second bedroom and is adjacent
to the bathroom. The clean lines of the ottoman and sofa contrast with the
curvilinear floor lamp and calming blues invite guests into the space.
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Fava combines hand-painted merlot wallpaper with black lacquer built-ins for a dramatic look in the library. The taupe
geometric carpet softens the bold color scheme.
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The rear exterior is minimally landscaped to accommodate outdoor entertaining throughout the summer
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