New Traditional in Baltimore

A Busy Baltimore Family Undergoes a Major Home Renovation That Fits All of Their Needs

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Jennifer Hughes
08/31/2017

When a busy Baltimore family who loves to cook and entertain were looking to undergo a major home update – they looked to the talents of Stephanie Gamble Interiors. Known for designing beautiful, polished spaces that are both functional and comfortable, Stephanie was enlisted to complete a major kitchen renovation, which included creating an addition to provide extra space for the family. Her use of neutral tones, elegant lighting and a mix of antiques and modern art beautifully come together to make a home that is an updated spin on Traditional.

“My clients wanted a home that was comfortable where they could entertain their large extended family”, says Stephanie. “They also envisioned a home that reflected their easy, refined style.”

Photo by:
Jennifer Hughes
Artwork above mantle by Michael Carson | Sofa by Thibaut | Chairs by Hickory Chair

How would you describe the style of this space?

The use of symmetry along with a sophisticated neutral color palette were the foundation in which we built the whole project. However, when designing the architectural elements in the space, our goal was to reflect a more modern aesthetic. These elements mixed with a curated collection of antiques and modern art reflect a “New Traditional” style.

Photo by:
Jennifer Hughes
Photo by:
Jennifer Hughes

We love the kitchen, can you talk a little bit about the design and materials that went into it?

The kitchen is my absolute favorite part of this whole project. Everything about it makes me smile! First, we expanded the existing space with an addition to provide more room for an enormous island (123”), which was a priority for this busy family. They are a family who cooks! Therefore, dual sinks, a large 60” range and a full size refrigerator and freezer were needed in order for this kitchen to function properly. We used mystery white marble throughout the kitchen and balanced the white cabinets with a rich walnut stain on the island cupboards. The cabinets were custom inset with various elements for interest. All of the upper cabinets have exposed polished nickel hinges and latch closures, whereas the lower cabinets were constructed with inset hinges. Everyone’s favorite element, by far, are the amazing Urban Electric pendants, they are spectacular!

Photo by:
Jennifer Hughes
Custom Artisanal Kitchen Cabinets Crafted by Lyndon Heath Cabinetry | Marble Countertops from Rock Tops

Were there any challenges during the design process and how did you overcome them?

There are always challenges when dealing with a full gut remodel and addition. One challenge in particular was figuring out a way to incorporate the header into the ceiling design of the kitchen, ultimately we figured it out and it looks great.

It was also a challenge to find a marble slab big enough to accommodate the extra large island. It took months to find the right slab that could fit, and when it came time to install it cracked when being delivered. Fortunately, there was one slab left from the same lot and we were able to scoop it up.

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Jennifer Hughes
Kitchen Fixtures by Newport Brass, Kohler and Waterstone
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Jennifer Hughes

Who wouldn’t want to do laundry in this gorgeous laundry room?

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Jennifer Hughes

The vestibule is  decorated with elegant lighting, a quiet console and beautiful artwork  by Michael Carson.

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Jennifer Hughes

What is your design philosophy and how does it apply to this project?

My design philosophy typically involves comfort and function, and a lot of symmetry. If a room isn’t comfortable you probably aren’t going to want to spend much time in the space. This can mean different things to different people; therefore, we spent a good amount of time learning about each family member. Ultimately, we provided them with a home that is not just beautiful, but completely livable.

Photo by:
Jennifer Hughes
Countertop from Rock Tops
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Jennifer Hughes

Dusty rose hues and layered textures make for a lovely kid’s room.

Photo by:
Jennifer Hughes
Photo by:
Jennifer Hughes
Photo by:
Jennifer Hughes
Bathroom Fixtures by Kohler | Countertop from Rock Tops

Navy floral wallpaper, large tiled marble floors, and brass hardware shine in the kid’s bathroom.

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Jennifer Hughes
Photo by:
Jennifer Hughes

We love Stephanie’s ability to modernize the traditional style in this beautiful Baltimore home.

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Meet the designer Stephanie Gamble Interiors
Bio:

Stephanie’s life long love of interiors and architecture pulled her away from the world of scientific research and lead her to her true calling: designing amazing spaces.

In 2003, Stephanie opened her showroom, The House Downtown, which reflects her classic and comfortable design philosophy. Shortly after, Stephanie Gamble Interiors was born. Using classic design as a foundation, Stephanie mixes traditional, modern and antique to create personal, sophisticated and approachable spaces.

The entire team at Stephanie Gamble Interiors believes that the design process should be enjoyable and exciting. Stephanie provides a hands-on approach to all aspects of the design from construction to final installation. She works closely with her clients resulting in stunning spaces that are both functional and reflective of their own personal style.

Stephanie was recently named one of Home & Design Magazine’s “Hot Talent” for 2016. Her work can also be seen in Baltimore Magazine, The Glitter Guide, Chesapeake Home and The Baltimore Sun.

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