Call them at 443-603-4386 or visit their storefront
As designer and shop owner, Lisa insists that clients forget the rules and trends of ordinary decorating and bring your own passions, favorites, and inspirations into your home. Since 2010 her appreciation for the beauty and history that come with vintage furnishings have made incorporating these magical pieces essential in every Barefoot Dwelling design project. Whether we are converting beautiful antique dressers into bath vanities, making one of a kind beds from metal pipe, or sourcing the perfect vintage accent piece each Barefoot Dwelling project is a collaboration between designer and client.
Call them at 443-603-4386 or visit their storefront
For the past 30+ years Steve Terhune has been involved in a diverse array of projects, from large institutional health-care projects to residential remodeling.
Coupled with his significant development and construction experience, he approaches his work with a unique balance of concern for cost and quality,providing clients with projects which are pleasing and profitable. The majority of his work is repeat business with clients who appreciate his concern for their needs, and ability to get the job done on time and in budget.
In addition, Steve Terhune was a pioneer in the Mid-Atlantic region utilizing the most advanced computer imaging and video techniques available. This new and exciting technology allows him to study design alternatives, and ultimately allow clients to"walk-thru" their project before it is built. The images can be incredibly photorealistic.
In the development field, Steve has a proven record of accomplishment. He has never failed to sell governmental agencies on projects involving rezoning, historic district approval, or other difficult challenges. He has accomplished this record by carefully formulating strategies that work, working with local politicians, government staffers, and community leaders, building successful relationships, and ultimately winning the tough battles for his clients.
Call Stephen at 443-994-6100 or email him
Annapolis Landscape Architects provides full-service landscape architectural services to clients in the mid-Atlantic region, with a focus on design inspired by the natural systems of the Chesapeake Bay environs. They are a women-owned firm with a contemporary focus and established proficiency. Their team is eager to take on large and small projects with site challenges at a variety of scales.
ALA believe that landscape architecture is about building relationships with clients and maximizing the potential of the land and program of work. They assist you in locating qualified contractors that will continue the ethic of team collaboration and project efficiency. They encourage you to explore they work and look forward to assisting you with your next project.
You can reach them at 410-670-7212 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Thinking about solar?
21st Century Power Solutions, LLC specializes in Solar (PV) Powered Systems for commercial, government and residential applications. Their approach brings continuity to your Maryland solar power project and includes system design, installation and interconnection!
As solar installers, MD-based 21st Century Power Solutions brings substantial expertise to your project along with a desire to educate their customers on the community benefits and – on a larger scale – the global importance of solar power. They are a team that believes in the importance of using renewable energy sources and can demonstrate the benefits that are delivered from the installation of solar panels.
They provide their customers with ongoing, educated support – from design through installation. Their success comes through their ability to maximize energy production by using the very highest quality products available in the market. At 21st Century Power Solutions they offer complete customer support and guarantee that their systems are installed, operate and perform to your expectations.
Additionally, at 21st Century Power Solutions we understand the financial investment involved with solar power installation. Our professionals will guide you through the process to obtain all available federal, state and local grants and incentives.
You can reach 21st Century Power Solutions at (410) 696-5040
We just recently had the pleasure of discovering one of Annapolis's best kept secrets! Whether hungry for lunch or planning a big meal, The Ugly Pig in St. Margarets is the only place I know of where you can buy local meat- as in Anne Arundel County local- that has been raised on a European model diet without any exposure to petroleum products. All their produce is sourced as locally as humanly possible and from farms with strict standards.
They offer a fabulous gourmet sandwich menu and plenty of complimentary sides with everything made in-house. While the bread dough isn't made in-house, it is baked fresh right there everyday. We came home with some fresh bacon and gorgeous pork tenderloins which were far better than any pork tenderloin I had tried before. Even the consistency of the meat was totally different than the vacuum sealed ones you get at the grocery store- and in a better way! We didn't even marinade them- just salt, pepper, olive oil and some grain mustard with Worchester sauce mixed together right before searing on the grill- and the flavor was fantastic. You immediately can tell these pigs were fed the best.
Located at 1841 St Margaret's Rd Annapolis, you can call them at (410) 571-3060 and don't forget to like them on Facebook @TheUglyPigAnnapolis
Founded by Bret Anderson in 1985, Pyramid Builders offers Architects and Homeowners a trusted partner in the esteemed craft of homebuilding. Pyramid specializes in highly detailed architecturally designed homes & renovations with a personalized process built upon enduring values and successful results. As an active partner in the planning and detailing of our projects, Pyramid works to offer the most value possible in the execution of the Homeowner’s and Architect’s vision.
“It takes an unrelenting dedication to personalization to build at this level… and that dedication is rewarded with highly satisfied clients and partners.” - Bret Anderson
Custom Home Building - Specializing in unique waterfront construction.
Renovation & Remodeling Services - Quality craftsmanship guided by experience & process.
Annapolis, Baltimore, Metro DC, & Eastern Shore
Certifications and Awards
Ranked as the 17th largest full service remodeling contractor in the US, according to 2013 Remodeling Magazine's "Remodeling 550"
You can reach them at (410) 571-7707 or click either image above.
Their product knowledge and implementation ensures a beautiful and long lasting finish for years to come. They approach each project as if was their own home. From color consultation and product choice, they walk through each decision with the home owners to ensure perfection. Blue Star takes the extra step to remove and cover all of your belongs and make sure that your home is put back together after each day so that your life can go on uninterrupted. They don’t live in a construction site and they don’t expect you to.
The outside of your home is the first thing that people see and fresh paint is the best way to increase curb appeal. Beyond looks, paint protects your home and contents within. They know the proper prep and application on different exterior materials and what product will get you your desired look.
A major part of their business is upgrading kitchens, powder rooms and bathrooms for home owners. The kitchens or baths can be full gut jobs and renovations or they can simply refresh an existing kitchen or bath with painting cabinets, replacing counter tops, adding back splashes or swapping out appliances.
Blue Star Paint and Property are also a certified lead abatement firm with the EPA (Enviromental Protection Agency) under the Renovate, Repair and Paint Program, as well as an accredited MDE Contractor (Maryland Department of the Environment) with in the State of Maryland. They maintain both worker and supervisor licenses for lead abatement under Building Repair and Renovations, which allows them to complete any work needed to for Maryland lead compliance on pre-1950′s rental properties.
You can contact them by clicking either image above or calling them at 443 949 9156
Owners Barbara Rasin Price and Leah Deane have been helping Annapolis and Maryland residents for 18 years with consignment of new and gently-used furniture, antiques and decorative accents.
Leah brings 25+ years of furniture and design experience to the 7500 square foot showroom.
Echoes & Accents offers excellent quality home furnishings and antiques at outstanding values.
They have friendly, efficient, service from designers they have on staff in their beautiful, “fun to shop” showroom. From cookies and coffee to wine and cheese, along with music, it is a one of a kind shopping experience.
click the image above to check out their site.
Personally, I like to get my yoga fix.
Ridgely Retreat is located in West Annapolis, one block off Rowe Boulevard. One step into our world and you’ll be enveloped in the peaceful ambiance we all are seeking in these hurried times. Enjoy a massage, indulge in a facial, or unwind in one of our many classes. On of the most wonderful things about Ridgely Retreat is they guarantee you will reemerge relaxed, more introspective, and fully rejuvenated!
In today’s fast-paced life, it is time for you to turn inward for rest, relaxation, and rejuvenation. Ridgely Retreat has been specially designed to offer you a peaceful ambiance and environment to recharge. You will soon experience your mind and body working together more naturally. Offering classes in Yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi, NIA, and Meditation, you will sense your spirit and reemerge more introspective and calm.
Ridgely Retreat offers specialized care for infertility, fibromyalgia, arthritis, and chronic pain. With their team approach to wellness and healing, they take you on a journey of nurturing care and support that is needed to live a healthy life.
Not to mention they also have a great boutique!
You can make your appointment, take a class or find out more but visiting their website at www.ridgelyretreat.comwww.ridgelyretreat.com
The Sharper Cut, Inc. are a full service landscape design and build company in Upper Marlboro, MD. They can help you through every stage of your outdoor project – from initial brainstorming, to design and material selection, and of course final build and installation.
They like to begin relationships with their clients by inviting them to their resource room to develop a landscape design for their property. They involve the client through every step. The owners of the company are brothers: Bill runs the design side while Justin runs the production side. They keep all jobs in house with their crews and can design and build anything and everything outdoors, from a townhouse back yard retreat to a full estate plan.
You can contact The Sharper Cut at (301) 918-5949
Future History Now is committed to making our community a viable place to live, work and play. Through the collaboration of at-risk youths and local, professional artists, FHN provides the opportunity to teach life skills necessary for success in school, work and life. Their goals include:
Click the image above to learn more about Future History Now.
Annabeth's offers an incredibale assortment of food, beer, wine and gifts. Just the other day I was in there asking about wines and Annebeth was super helpful and found me a selection perfect for gift giving and, well, drinking. Looking for a hostess gift on the fly? Annebeth's will no doubt have it since all they carry are "gifts pertaining to entertaining." Need something more than something small? Annebeth will help you curate the perfect basket of goodies. This local shop has been around since 1998 and is located at 46 Maryland Ave. You can reach them at 410-990-9700.
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The self-proclaimed "Jewell of Annapolis" is a great place to visit this time of year to get into the holiday spirit. They are currently preparing to host a number of holiday occasions which you can check out by clicking the image above. It's a great way to step back in time and experience Annapolis from the 19th Century, through demonstrations and tours.
The Hammond-Harwood House is a five part Anglo-Palladian (derived from 16th Italian architect Andrea Palladio) mansion that features some of the best woodcarving and plasterwork in America. It maintains a kind of symmetry and system of proportions that are rarely seen in buildings of this period. While most 18th century structures were fashioned by amateurs and artisans, the Hammond-Harwood house was clearly the work of a trained professional architect. In addition to the architecture, the house features a wide variety of period decorative and fine arts.
The mission of the Hammond-Harwood House Association is to preserve, for public education and enjoyment, the architecturally significant Hammond-Harwood House museum and its collection of fine and decorative arts.
Be Home is a place where as soon as I walk in I am in my dream living room, minus some of the merchandise, of course. Each of their products, from furniture to knick knacks, exudes a level of quality that can be hard to find in today's mass produced world. Whether I'm shopping for a last minute house-warming gift or a new sofa, this is a one-stop-shop for classic decor. And in addition to a store front, they also offer custom interior design.
Be Home has been around since 1999 and is locally owned and operated. They strive to offer "fine home furnishings, decorative accessories and gifts for best friends."
You can find them on Maryland Avenue or reach them at 410-280-8616.
In Home Stone was a key contributor to making our house a home, so we want to acknowledge them for their incredible variety to choose from and their great customer service. At In Home Stone, their top priority is offering professional, attentive service throughout the entire process, from design to installation. They help you coordinate the components for your entire project, from flooring to countertops, and fireplaces to backsplashes. A trip to their sprawling showroom is the only one you need to make in your search for natural stone or tile.
Because they insist on unmatched quality and a diverse selection, they purchase the finest quality stone directly from Brazil, Norway, India, Italy and Australia. Vendors from the most reputable and robust international quarries source stunning, resilient natural stone and deliver it to them directly. Since they serve as both your supplier and distributor, In Home Stone can pass the value directly to you, their customers. Working with In Home Stone means their customers never have to compromise quality to get the best price for their investment.
A locally owned business, In Home Stone understands the sensibilities of their Bay Area friends and neighbors. They're invested in the community and have a stake in your satisfaction. They enjoy a shared commitment to showcasing the best the industry has to offer in materials, craftsmanship and service. Their tenured, skilled staff members - more than 40 of them - are top-notch professionals, and each one takes pride in their work. Whether you’re updating your kitchen, bathroom or office space, your satisfaction is their passion.
You can reach them at 410-626-2025 for their Marble & Granite showroom in Annapolis, or at 410-626-2725 for their Tile location in Edgewater
Annapolis Home is a luxury magazine that explores the dynamic home scene in greater metropolitan Annapolis, Anne Arundel County and the Eastern Shore while showcasing the latest designs in landscaping, architecture, remodeling, and interior design. The magazine is unique in that it also investigates the garage as both a functional and creative space and the dock as integral to Chesapeake Bay living.
I have the privilege of knowing Mr. Haywood and Ms. Taylor, co-publishers, and enjoy reading each issue. They have a true eye for great local design, but above all they show tremendous respect for the housing industry as a whole. There are so many people and businesses behind each great house, and Annapolis Home always does their best to showcase them. Each year they show their honor with their Design Awards, which we were fortunate enough to attend a few weeks ago and it really was a privilege to be in a room of so much talent and ingenuity.
Keep an eye out for the next issue; you won't be disappointed.
Purple Cherry Architects is a high-end residential architecture firm serving the Eastern United States, with offices in Annapolis, MD and Charlottesville, VA. The firm specializes in custom, luxury residential projects featuring elegant architectural detail and beautiful spaces that excite and reflect their clients. Their Principal, Cathy Purple Cherry, brings 25 years of experience to her work; the firm aspires to a level of beauty in the homes it designs through views, details, and planning strategies that are awe-inspiring. The firm’s designers are talented, visionary, detail-oriented, and attentive.
Purple Cherry Architects utilize technology to its fullest as a visual and education tool. They encourage their clients to create virtual idea boards to help them capture their preferences and inspirations.
The firm has extensive knowledge and experience with the intricacies of working on waterfront properties and critical areas. In addition, as a LEED accredited professional, Cathy Purple Cherry has the knowledge and capability of integrating sustainable strategies into the design of clients’ homes at their request.
To design your dream home, start with one of these lots below.
Then contact Purple Cherry Architects at (410) 990-1700 or visit their website at http://purplecherry.com to get started. You will be happy with the outcome!
Today is the first reveal of the before and after of our house! Obviously, landscaping is in order... In fact, our friends at Environmental Landcare are here this very moment digging up the entire front yard. While this may not seem to be totally on-topic, it's always fun to see a transformation.
We were told before we even moved in that we NEEDED white rockers and an American flag, but we already had those items at the top of necessities as they are a requirement for pretty much any house with a front porch when it comes to curb appeal. As you can see, those arrived before the landscapers. The chairs were a kind gift from good friends.
So if there is one lesson to be learned today, it is this: white rockers and an American flag for your front porch.
How amazing is this barn?
At Kimmel Studio they believe in responsive design that integrates into its surrounding and responds to the stimuli of the environment. Working from a studio nestled in the heart of the Eastport neighborhood of Annapolis, Kimmel Studio designs buildings and gardens that fit their client’s needs no matter the style or use. They will provide you with a final product that gives form to your thoughts and needs while reflecting their exceptional ability to integrate the building with the landscape in a way that few do. Their team delivers a combination of exceptional training and decades of design experience.
The head of their team is Devin Kimmel, AIA, ASLA. He is an award-winning Licensed Architect, Licensed Landscape Architect and Illustrator. His design skills have been recognized not only by his extremely satisfied clients, but also by the University of Maryland. In fact, this university granted Mr. Kimmel not one, but two top design awards. The University of Maryland granted Devin a top design award when he graduated as a Landscape Architect, and then a second one when he received his Master of Architecture. Devin also won a professional scholarship to study in Rome based on his professional design and drawing ability. He has traveled to Europe numerous times to study and sketch and has a great understanding of classical proportions and detailing. His drawings also frequently obtain recognition in specialized environments.
Devin grew up in Bel Air, Maryland. After attending both undergraduate and graduate schools at the University of Maryland, he settled in Annapolis. He resides there with his wife and son, walking to work every day to his studio in Annapolis.
You can contact them at 410.571.3604 or click the image above.
Located on West Street, Sparrow is a small space featuring a carefully curated collection of designer jewelry. They specialize in cutting-edge designers from New York City, California and other major cities as well as local artists, bringing customers unique and one-of-a-kind pieces. Everything is new, fine and handmade. They are a fresh, unique addition to the Annapolis shopping scene.
Click the image above to see more of what Sparrow has to offer.
At AWG, we love all that Annapolis and the area has to offer. This week we would like to give some attention to one of our favorite coffee shops, Bean Rush Cafe. As residents of West Annapolis, we find ourselves frequenting this place more often than not. The atmosphere is always welcoming, the staff always friendly, and the coffee (and food!) always good.
Started by husband and wife team Mark and Shannon Abrahams after years of cruising the Caribbean as crew on large yachts, the couple returned home in order to start a family- both the baby kind and the business kind. Now with two locations in Crownsville and West Annapolis, Bean Rush Cafe is always a nice treat.
Travis Gray was born in Annapolis and raised on the Severn River. He specializes in marketing fine homes and waterfront property in the Annapolis area.