Decorator show houses are a labor of love continues next month with a virtual presentation in collaboration with Historic Ellicott City (HEC). On August 19th, 2021, Rhonald Angelo Interiors will transform historic Victorian parlor in Elkridge, MD. Whether live or virtual you will experience all of the details I am known for in my creative designs. Click the announcement below to access registration.
While there is no admission fee, HEC welcomes your monetary support of its ongoing historic preservation efforts in Howard County, MD.
"Historic Ellicott City, Inc., commonly referred to as “HEC,” is a nonprofit volunteer organization founded in 1972 as a result of the merger of Historic Ellicott Mills, Inc. and the Ellicott City Bicentennial Association, Inc. Shortly after its founding, the organization began a long-term effort to restore and operate the B&O Railroad Museum which was damaged in the major flooding from Hurricane Agnes in 1972. At the same time, HEC was actively supporting an effort to establish the Ellicott City Historic District Commission and promoted the designation of the old portion of Ellicott City as an officially recognized member of the National Register of Historic Places."
History of American Victorian
After losing interest in Greco-Roman Classicism the late 19th Century, architects in the U.S. adopted to more domestic styles based on medieval and other non-classical forms of building. New building technology/industrialization, the earliest forms and of DIY, foreign inspiration, and plentiful raw goods, spawned a new age in domestic architecture. The period covers Gothic Revival and Italianate, through, Romanesque, French Second Empire, Exoticism, Shingle, Stick, and finally Queen Ann Colonial Revival styles.
Before Image One: Fireplace wall
Before Image Two: Partial view of window wall opposite the fireplace wall. Note the floor to ceiling windows.
Before Image Three: The bay window opposite the pocket doors. Note the filigree work in the detailed cornice over the window area.
- A fresh look (not too modern or high Victorian)
- Comfortable seating
- Fine art
- Piano music
Finished Floor plan with Dimensions
This creative design will focus on circulation, select antiques, and high-quality furnishings for the activities listed above. What will be your next creative design project? Joining us on on August 19th will give you a good idea of how Rhonald Angelo Interiors works. If you are ready now, connect with Rhonald Angelo Interiors to meet and discuss your plans. If you are not able to attend the live presentation, the completed design will be available in September 2023 as part of my new coffee table book "Through the Eye of Rhonald Angelo."