Dream home: Greektown home is full of contemporary glamour
September 5, 2014 - table lamp
Just easterly of Highlandtown in Baltimore’s Greektown neighborhood, a exteriors of a two-story section rowhouses all demeanour flattering many alike. It’s a artistic sum — a embellished front door, window trim or stained potion transoms — with that a owners state their individuality.
Adrianne Kotula stands during her open front doorway on one of these blocks. Her purple hair, bold, chevron imitation dress and orange immature boots that compare a paint on her front doorway make a matter as well. The 33-year-old interior engineer during WPS Paint Decorating Center in Harford County is assured about her pattern style.
“I call it ‘contemporary glam,'” she says of a ambience within her 18-foot-by-45-foot interior space.
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Kotula purchased her residence in Dec 2012 for $58,000. With a loan totaling $95,000, she was means to rehab a interior to her taste.
“I unequivocally enjoyed holding a aged character of a rowhome that is over 85 years aged and transforming it in a space that is organic and applicable in 2014,” she says.
The initial concentration of her mutation is during a back of a initial level. A contemporary kitchen is embellished dual shades of gray , colors she refers to as her “kind of neutral.” Sleek, immaculate appliances yield a thespian contrariety to ash cabinets embellished low espresso and a backsplash done of varying lengths of tiles in gray, beige and dim brown.
Over a quartz-topped kitchen island, Kotula has hung a chrome roof flare with a white cylindrical shade, from that clear prisms dangle. This hold of glitz is seen in lamps via a house, as is a zebra-printwallpaper found in a adjacent powder room.
The south wall of a kitchen is lonesome with a colorful mural, embellished by her crony Johnny Stafford. The work facilities a collage of Baltimore landmarks in front of a black cityscape: a colorfully embellished rowhouses of Federal Hill, a neon Domino Sugars sign, a appearing MT Bank Stadium, Patterson Park and a pagoda, a Washington Monument in Mount Vernon, and a Greektown pointer (a curtsy to what was also Kotula’s childhood home).
Her 3-year-old terrier, Roark, follows her from a kitchen — nails clacking on a bamboo timber flooring — to a core of a initial level, where a dining area has been created. Here, there is an Art Deco-designed counter-height table.
“The dim espresso timber finish and leather chair cushions keep with my contemporary glam design,” Kotula says. “Because a space is small, a block pattern of a list [is] ideal for insinuate cooking parties.”
At a front of a house, a vital room continues a sleek, glamorous thesis with a vast white leather lounge opposite a low chocolate wall. Above a sofa, wooden frame embellished darker chocolate frames a purple square of satin wallpaper with a lifted fern root print. Two occasional chairs, any embellished a high-gloss white, are upholstered in complicated fabric with splendid medallions on a brownish-red background. (Medallions are a repeated pattern in a house.)
A chrome and frosted potion flare hangs from a ceiling, providing light along with dual lamps with Roman statue bases. Originally bronze, and belonging to her grandmother, a bases are embellished a same orange immature shade as a front door.
“Some of my favorite pattern aspects are found in this room,” Kotula says. “I adore my grandmother’s ‘people’ lamps. They are something we can demeanour during any day [for] a happy memory of her.”
Keeping with her contemporary pattern concept, a open staircase to a second turn facilities steel railings and banister, and timber stairs stained a low brown.
Two bedrooms and one lavatory are found on this level, any designed in a same character as a bedrooms on a initial floor. A guest room does double avocation as a home for Kotula’s 100-plus pairs of shoes, displayed on a shelving section that only about takes adult an whole wall. The boots — for a many partial really colorful and high-heeled — are like a square of 3-D artwork.
The master bedroom is a prophesy in light plum colors, such as a paint on a tray ceiling, a wispy feathers on a wallpaper and a insignia fabric on a window seat. A span of mirror-fronted cabinets reaching roughly to a 10-foot-high roof side a black bureau.
Kotula chose crocodile-textured wallpaper in gray for between a master and guest rooms. Large black-and-white photographs of glossy, full lips lonesome in wealth are hung horizontally — her favorite pieces of artwork.
“As a designer, we had a prophesy from a really commencement of a plan and all came out accurately as we had planned,” Kotula says.
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