A LOOK INSIDE ONE OF ROLAND PARK'S FAVORITE ART INSPIRED INTERIORS
ARTFUL LIVING | #CLUBROLANDPROJECT | PHASE ONE
Beautiful architecture, an envied walkability score, and a grid of tree-lined streets helps one of America’s oldest garden suburbs, Roland Park, remain one of Baltimore’s favorite communities. This neighborhood continues to serve as the desired address of many, with its historic charm and tradition. Culinary celebs deliver dream dinners from local restaurant favorites, while green-thumbed neighbors add to a picture-perfect example of close-knit curb appeal.
The Kelly family have proudly called Roland Park home since the fall of 2015 when they moved from a modern space into one with over a hundred years of character. Lush ivy flanks a modest path to a columned entrance where welcomed guests get a peek inside their five-bedroom, three-bath, 1905 colonial on Club Road. In 2016, Tom and Judy approached Stephanie Bradshaw to streamline their home’s interior, and to balance century-old charm with the style and needs of a modern family of four.
Together, SB with the help of the company’s newest interior designer, Laura Tilman, outlined a goal to spotlight the Kelly’s personality in the spaces they occupy as a family. The Kelly’s wished to highlight the art they had carefully curated without masking the authenticity of the architectural details original to the home itself. Their design introduced the Kelly family’s personality through texture, color, and comfort with the perfect balance of linear and organic elements.
With a preferred deadline of ‘yesterday’, the team began collecting measurements, space planning, and pushed through to selections and sourcing of investment pieces and furnishings for ‘Phase One’. Affectionately referred to as the #CLUBROLANDPROJECT, curating and designing elements that complemented items already loved by the homeowners proved vital.
Bradshaw’s approach to interior design differs with every client, while her proven process remains steadfast: Define an experience for every room. Allow color to suggest the mood of the client story, while introducing texture to serve as its cadence. Her plan doesn’t ignore the importance of comfort, but rather engages all five senses and assigns purpose to style. In fact, it insists on it.
Throughout the process, Judy insisted, ‘I just know I want to paint something dark,’ so the SB Team selected a rich indigo hue for the walls and a subtle cool grey for the ceiling to enhance the large-scale painting above the mantel by artist Michael Owen. Dramatic drapery bookends painted window frames reborn in black. Bold reds and an unexpected mix of patterns are carried throughout the home in art, accessories, and textiles. Exotic accents hint at the Kelly family’s love for travel and give each room a chic and eclectic approachability.
“The new room décor and designs make the space feel so much more like home! “— Kaia Kelly, Homeowners daughter