40th Baltimore Symphony Associates Decorators’ Show House A 19th Century Farmhouse Will Open On April 30

The Baltimore Symphony Associates Decorators’ Show House is back after a one-year break, presenting a fully renovated 19th century farmhouse. Over two-dozen designers, including interior design students collaborated with each other and only had 6 weeks to redesign the Mayfair mansion in Timonium.

The 200-year-old three-story farmhouse was built for a Cockey family member in 1812. Comprised of over 20 rooms and spaces, including an open living room, kitchen, dining room, bedrooms and a third-floor alcove, the rustic home has undergone a major transformation with a multifaceted mixture of modern and traditional furnishings. The alcove is specifically designed with children and stargazing in mind.


Baltimore Symphony Associates Decorators' Show House At Mayfair Masion

Interior design students from a Community College of Baltimore County stripped away wallpaper on the kitchen walls and painted them a vivid teal color to give the room more clarity. The student opted for a rustic kitchen table with Windsor-style chairs. To complete the room, they added metal stools of the same teal color around the dining counter.

For the second-floor landing, designer Rhonald Angelo from Kensington selected indistinguishable pieces, including a round vintage table with claw feet and acrylic sheepskin covered chairs, vivid modern art and beige damask wallpaper. Angelo visualized the space as an artist’s showplace.

Russell Slouck, owner of a consignment at York Road designed the master bedroom with a mauve-and-lavender color scheme, vintage Italian lamps, Japanese calendars, and marble-toped dresser. Slouck said he wanted the room be traditional not antique. “I’m no trying to recreate the past,” he says.

Designer Dawn Blount-Walker from Baltimore transformed a second-floor room into a men’s lounge. The angled room features gray midcentury chairs, round game table, light-blue sectional sofa, electric fireplace and a flat screen TV, along with a round decorative rug with an orange diamond-shaped design.

Paul Henry, a show house veteran, worked diligently to transform the living room into a sophisticated entertaining space. She chose a baby grand piano as the focal point and added a painting above the fireplace. Affixed to the dark blue ceiling are white square pieces of molding.

The event is expected to raise an estimated $100,000 and draw between 7,000 to 8,000 visitors. The money will go to BSO’s educational programs, according to the event co-chairwoman Carolyn Stadfeld.

The show house will kick off on April 30 and run through May 21, beginning Sundays from noon to 4 p.m., Thursdays 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tickets are available for $25 in advance at select locations and $30 at the door. All visitors are encouraged to take the shuttle and park at the Timonium light rail station, which is available for a $2 donation.

The BSO will be performing quartets and trios on Mother’s day.

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