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Renovated Mount Vernon Place condo on the market for $257,000
A rare opportunity to own in the shadow of Mount Vernon's Washington Monument recently became available with an 812-square-foot condominium at 14 East Mount Vernon Place. The one-bedroom, one-bath condo — unit 203 — is on the market for $257,000. Built in 1852, the updated five-story building offers...
-1 points by Baltimore Sun | Rooms Apartment Room Bedroom Real estate Condominium Table Housing cooperative
Presidential suites go all out

677 points by CNN | Joe Biden Rooms Winston Churchill Hotel Madison Square Garden Barack Obama President of the United States Table
Fully, seller of standing desks, opens Maryland base
A firm that sells standing desks and other office furniture has opened its first East Coast location in Baltimore County. Fully, formerly known as Ergo Depot, has opened a showroom and 100,000-square-foot distribution center on Franklin Square Drive in Nottingham. The goal is to expand its reach...
-2 points by Baltimore Sun | United States U.S. state Maryland New York City Table East Coast of the United States Office Baltimore
Cleveland's Borrow Rentals teams with Sawhorse Woodworks for artisan furniture collection (photos)
Borrow Rentals and Sawhorse Woodworks are teaming up for a new line of retail furniture that brings together charming, country-inspired looks with modern flair. CLEVELAND, Ohio - Borrow Vintage and Eclectic Rentals has become known for renting and styling unique, sophisticated decor for events, especially weddings. Their 100 percent wood, upcycled tables and chairs, along with their upholstery, are among their most coveted items throughout their more than 200 functions a year. Now, the same charming, country-inspired looks with modern flair will be able to become permanent fixtures. Borrow's founder, Ann King, has recently joined forces with local artisan furniture maker, Robert Knauer of Sawhorse Woodworks, to move into retail as Borrow Home. Borrow will host an open house of the new line at their showroom, 2625 St Clair Ave., on March 19 from 1 to 5 p.m. Since starting Borrow in 2013, King has been responsible for setting the stage for what are often the biggest days of her client's lives. But during many of Borrow's events, the one question King often hears is, "Where can we buy these pieces that we're renting?" So it makes sense that the business would let its wedding savviness guide its new venture. "I love the wedding industry," says King. "You get to be part of a huge moment in someone's life. It's such a creative time and fresh start, and you're building it from the ground up."    Together, King and Knauer crafted Borrow Home's first line of furniture, "The Heirloom Collection," with classic Americana in mind. After Borrow had played a role in so many weddings, the idea for "Heirloom" was inspired by the idea of providing couples with a timeless piece at the start of their new journey. They launched with a pedestal dining table, and anticipate adding a farmhouse dining table and coffee table to the mix. "We want their first heirloom piece in their house to be from a local designer," says King. "If it's a true heirloom piece, it's going to be around years and years. It's has to be a design piece that lasts the test of time." With the help of King's vision, Knauer conceptualized the design, meant to embody both contemporary style and functionality. "Most of my original designs are very modern with slender proportions and clean lines," says Knauer. "When Borrow approached me about building their 60-inch round farmhouse tables, I felt like a new challenge of designing rustic farmhouse style tables was even more rewarding."  For King, striking a delicate balance of old and new has always guided her. Raised in an old home, she was passionate about anything with a story behind it, and grew up with a love for poetry and theater. "Respecting the history behind these pieces is what really propels me toward reuse," says King. "I don't believe in just throwing something away when you can make it with so much more depth and beauty out of something older."
204 points by The Plain Dealer | Table Chess piece Furniture Piece Wedding Coffee table
Artist claims ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ designer stole her work
A Manhattan artist claims an interior design company stole her pictures to peddle pricey products from the film “Fifty Shades of Grey.” The dreamy shots by Kalliope Amorphous, who adds blur, reflections, and uses multiple exposure to pictures of herself, were included in advertisements for a brass chest for $21,000; a $10,000 coffee table and...
9 points by New York Post | Photography Marketing Advertising Table Art Design Graphic design Communication design
Cool Spaces: 1926 Cleveland Heights home on Heights Heritage Home and Garden Tour (photos, video)
This Colonial Revival home will be featured during the 39th Annual Heights Heritage Home and Garden Tour on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 17-18. A preview party, which includes an early peek inside the homes on the tour, is 6 p.m. to midnight at Ensemble Theatre on Sept. 17. Watch video CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio -- James Graham and husband David Dusek were content. They had just fixed up a 1903 summer house in Glenville and couldn't dream of taking on another complex and challenging renovation project. On a lark, they attended an open house for a house for sale in Cleveland Heights. They decided the house was nice, but nothing special. So Dusek went on a real estate website and found a 1926 Cleveland Heights home on Fairmount Boulevard with a grand staircase and wood-paneled foyer.  "As soon as I walked in, I said it could be a 'wow' house," Graham recalled. But were they ready to tackle yet another historic, yet problematic home, one that needed even more time and money than the Glenville house? The answer was yes. This Colonial Revival home will be featured during the 39th Annual Heights Heritage Home and Garden Tour in Cleveland Heights on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 17-18. A preview party, which includes an early peek inside the homes on the tour, is from 6 p.m. to midnight at Ensemble Theatre on Sept. 17. The self-guided tour of seven homes and three gardens, sponsored by the Heights Community Congress, is from noon to 6 p.m. on Sept. 18. The couple, who got married this month, is eager to share the story of how they saved their crumbling house. Graham and Dusek consider themselves preservationists and wanted to update the home while staying true to its architectural roots. Graham, 50, is an executive vice president at Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. Dusek, who declined to give his age, serves on the board of Verb Ballet and the boards of other nonprofit organizations. The three-story home -- 8,000 square feet with three bedrooms and 31/2 baths -- wasn't vacant but little maintenance had been done in recent years. Renovations took about four years to complete. The couple bought the home in 2011 and moved into the third-floor guest suite while work was completed in the rest of the house. When they ran a bath, water poured through the living room ceiling. "The plumbing was rotted through," Graham recalled. Plumbing, wiring and roofing had to be dealt with first. Two master craftsmen spent six months restoring the original green tile roof with replacement tiles found, after a long search, at a St. Louis salvage yard. IF YOU GO The 2016 Annual Heights Heritage Home & Garden Tour What: Preview party and tour of seven homes and three gardens. When: Preview Party, Saturday, Sept. 17, 6 p.m. to midnight. Home and Garden Tour, noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18. Where: Preview Party is at Ensemble Theatre, 2843 Washington Blvd. Cleveland Heights. You will receive a map when you purchase a tour ticket. Tickets: $125 for Preview Party (includes an early-bird tour of homes and admission to Sunday's home and garden tour.) Tickets for the home and garden tour are $20 through Sunday, Sept. 11 and $25 after Sept. 11. You will receive a map when you purchase your ticket. Heights Congress website: www.heightscongress.org. Once the roof was secure, the kitchen and other rooms could be updated. Workmen reconfigured the space in the cramped kitchen by tearing out a built-in refrigerator, laundry room and closet to let the kitchen flow into the former servants' eating area. Space-gobbling radiators were replaced by heated floors. The kitchen's new French doors lead to a tropical-themed garden where banana trees, the night-blooming sacred datura, philodendron, hosta and black-eyed Susans are surrounded by a winding stone walkway. "We wanted the garden to be informal and relaxed," Dusek said. The formal dining room is large enough to accommodate a custom 10-seat dining table. The room's large windows have wide, charmingly painted cornices that are original to the house. "They are an important architectural feature; we're glad they didn't get thrown out along the way," Dusek said about the cornices. Custom furniture covered with European fabrics, a baby grand piano and artwork purchased near and far are combined in the tasteful living room. The room includes a few visual surprises, such as chairs covered in faux crocodile skin and a ceiling painted to look like the sky. An arrangement of glass blown fruit, resting on a table between matching sofas, was a present from Graham to Dusek. "It feels elegant and gracious," Dusek said, in describing the living room. The dazzling entry hall is where this home delivers a "wow" experience. Rich mahogany paneling surrounds a grand staircase that leads to a landing, where the staircase splits into two and continues to the second floor. Crystal chandeliers are anchored by embellished ceiling medallions. Graham pointed out the organ keyboard in an entry hall alcove, and explained that the organ pipes on the landing are just decorative. The sound comes from hundreds of real organ pipes concealed in a separate room. The stairwell walls are decorated by hand-painted murals of flamingos and other tropical birds, palm trees and flowers, reflecting the couple's love for the tropics. On the second floor, the doors between the bedroom, bath, dressing room and sun porch originally didn't line up, making the space feel chopped up. Renovations realigned the doors so that when they are all open, you can see from one end of the house to the other. Stepping out on the third floor porch, Dusek surveyed his neighbors' immaculate lawns and a nearby home where an addition is going up. He's sure that investing in his soon-to-be century home was the right decision. "People are investing in Cleveland Heights and having a beautiful lifestyle," Dusek said. LIST OF KEY CONTRACTORS: Donald Bingham Schmitt, interior design Mike Caito, architect (formerly with City Architecture) Mark Pandy, general contractor and master carpenter Herb's Plumbing and Heating Inc. Dave Neuman's Electrical Matteo Gutter Systems Inc. http://brickfixer.com/ Brick Fixer (Formerly Hodgkinson Co. Restoration) Decorative Painting by Laura
167 points by The Plain Dealer | Rooms Kitchen Pipe organ Bedroom Piano Dining room Table Cleveland
Triumphant holiday table top settings

-2 points by The Detroit News | Furniture Table Oak Piano