Company: Urban Design Group, LLC.
At Urban Design Group we understand that buildings and their surrounding environments are an integral part of this new economy. As sustainable architects, we are responsible for restoring and enhancing the current state of the built environment. Our approach goes beyond reducing the negative impacts of construction. We design concentrated developments to promote urbanism, public life, and shared use of resources. We seek to create buildings that produce, rather than consume energy. Our projects contribute additional green space and improve air quality. Our main objective is to design buildings and the surrounding environment to enhance the quality of life and respect the ecosystem. UDG’s ecological design philosophy is evident in our work. We recognize that our design principle guide our mission for achieving sustainability, innovation, civic responsibility. We recognize that each project has a unique “ecosystem,” yet we strive to integrate project objectives within broader social and environmental missions. The people of UDG are dedicated to the mission of transforming the urban fabric into a healthy and sustainable world.
Company: TM Designs
For almost 30 years, TM Designs has been providing both residential and commercial clients with the highest level of design services. As a design firm, residential projects have included the design, implementation and build of five complete homes for clients, as well as projects ranging from single room designs to complete home renovations and additions. Commercial projects range from space planning to full build-out of interior spaces.
Tim McDonough, Principal Designer, and his staff pride themselves in client service from day-one to project completion. Listening to the client, attention to detail, and keeping in-tune with today’s trends has been a hallmark of TM Designs.
Mr. McDonough has been an avid supporter of Hospice of the Chesapeake for the past 10 years through their donations of time, resources, and involvement. Mr. McDonough serves on the Hospice Gala Committee, is a member of the Fashion For A Cause committee, and is the lead Interior Design coordinator, overseeing the designers and design process for the Maryland Green Designer Show Home.
Sheri Rancourt & Sheryl McAllister
Company: Dwell at Home
We appreciate the opportunity to work with so many talented local professionals on a project that supports such worthy causes.
Bringing a fresh approach to classic design, the principles of Dwell at Home have created a multi-functional study. The casual elegance of this room is the work of Sheri Rancourt and Sheryl McAllister. With over 25 years of experience, the design staff at Dwell at Home has a penchant for creating stylish, timeless interiors.
Located in Annapolis, Maryland, Dwell at Home’s retail showroom offers clients all of the elements necessary to create rooms that far exceed their expectations.
Sheri Rancourt & Sheryl McAllisterDesigner
Company: Maryland Paint and Decorating
Rooms: Bedroom #2 and Closet (Girls Room)
I want to participate because I feel strongly about the charity partners involved. Due to the fact that I have a Grandfather who is now being cared for in the home, I understand the importance of the services like those of Hospice of the Chesapeake & what an impact it makes to not only the individual, but to their entire family.
Alexandra Liff is a graduate of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, where she earned her Bachelors in Interior Design. She has been an active member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) for 8 years, participating as both a student member and as a current Allied member.
Liff’s work has been featured in publications including “What’s Up Annapolis Magazine” as well as The Capital’s Home of the Week. She also has been involved with a number of designer show houses over the past several years. Her designs are far from cookie cutter, as she loves thinking outside the box and has a passion for mixing color, pattern, and texture to find the perfect solution for each client and their individual style. Attributing her attention to detail and ability to listen and understand her client’s unique needs and requirements, Liff is able to create spaces that are both functional and eye‐catching.
Teresa Buchanan, ASID
Rooms: Master Bedroom & Closet
We wanted to show the imaginative use of diverse elements to create a beautiful room and support two worthy charities.
Teresa Buchanan, ASID has over 30 years experience in residential design and established Designline twenty years ago in Annapolis. She has been a professional member of The American Society of Interior Designers for 30 years and is a certified interior designer in Maryland. She has worked on projects in a dozen states and in a wide range of styles. Her work has appeared numerous times in national magazines such as “Southern Living” and “Better Homes & Gardens” as well as local publications. A recent design was selected as the best residential project of the year by a Maryland designer.
Teresa Buchanan, ASIDDesigner
Company: Redlef Group Architects
Rooms: Bedroom # 3 and Closet (Boys Room)
My attraction to the Maryland Green Designer Show Home project is threefold: (1) I wanted to be part of a first-of-its-kind project, showing the public that they can have a beautiful, eco-friendly home that works with the environment, not against it; (2) I enjoy helping others, so when I saw that this project was benefiting the Hospice of the Chesapeake, and the Make a Wish Foundation, I wanted to be a contributing part of it; and (3) I wanted to challenge myself as a Designer. I enjoy “white-box” challenges, where my only limitations is my imagination.
Raised in the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Area, Tenika M. Felder-has been employed by noteworthy firms, including: the United States Postal Service, Gensler Architects, Discovery Channel Headquarters, and Design Interphase. As a licensed Architect in the states of Maryland, Virginia, and the District of
Columbia, Tenika has also had the privilege of working under her father, Mr. W. Michael Felder, at his firm, Enviro Design Architects. Eventually, her father saw the leader that she had become and handed the reins of the company over to her in June 2010.Tenika saw this as an opportunity to create a new corporate identity to represent the firm’s new leadership and expanded direction.
Redlef Group Architects was born.Tenika serves as Managing Principal of Redlef Group Architects, which is a Maryland State certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE). The company provides professional full-service Architectural, Engineering and Interior Design Services on a wide variety of building and project types, ranging from residential additions, renovations and new construction, to a full range of commercial renovations and new construction. Their personalized approach to every project is emphasized with their direct involvement and commitment to solving each clients’ requirements, and in their ability to blend creativity with the clients’ vision and needs into functional, visually stunning results!
Company: Merkert Interiors
I have been thinking of a way to contribute to our community. This gives not only that but promotes my design business. I also like the opportunity to network with others in the trade.
Molly Dixon Merkert earned a BFA degree from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Interior Design and has over 30 years experience in many different aspects of the design trade. Her design background ranges from retail sales, contract and residential firms, working for a builder and as a staff designer for a large financial institution. She is also a Certified Staging Professional.
Molly provides professional interior design services from pre-construction planning to window treatments, furnishings, and accessories. Her expertise is in both residential and commercial projects such as professional offices and tenant improvements. She has worked in-house for a large financial institution.
As a color specialist, Molly has the design sensitivity for coordinating color, texture and pattern, resulting in the ideal interior for her client’s homes or businesses. Being practical in approach, she advises her clients on selections that are classic and timeless. Each design becomes a personal space created in collaboration with and for her clients, creating their distinctive style!
Company: Fitzsimmons Designs
Rooms: Kitchen & Breakfast Area, Living Room
Last year I lost my brother Robert Matuseqicz, Jr. to ALS. My husband Terry and I were his caretakers. Chesapeake Hospice aided us in his last few months of his life. It is a great organization and I would like to give back by participating in this fund raiser.
Gina Fitzsimmons is the owner of Fitzsimmons Design Associates Inc. in Annapolis, Maryland. For over twenty years now, Gina and her staff have been designing homes in the Chesapeake area one home at a time. Fitzsimmons describes her signature “Chesapeake Cozy” look as more of a lifestyle. “Surround yourself in your own home with natural, comfortable, tailored pieces that live well.”
Fitzsimmons gains clarity about a project by promoting dialog with the client about priorities and preferences. From the presentation to the final installation, she and her team are making studied selections of how each piece interacts with the design to create the best possible results.
Gina Fitzsimmons is a Professional member of ASID and is NCIDQ qualified. She studied at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland. Fitzsimmons recently won first place in an ASID contest for her Living Room at the Baltimore Symphony Show House at the Ritz Carlton Residences at the Baltimore Inner Harbor. in 2012 she has been published in Chesapeake Home + living, Annapolis Home and has been included in Home and Designs Top 100 Designers.
Kim & Erin
Company: Dream House Studios
Room: Dining Room
This is an opportunity to showcase our firm’s design talent while also showing how easy it is to incorporate “green” items into everyday living. We also believe in giving back to our community and this show house is a perfect way to do that. We are excited to be a part of the show house and to present a memorable design for all those touring the home.
Dream House Studios, Inc. is a full service interior design firm located in Annapolis, Maryland. Our approach to design is pretty simple and it begins with really getting to know our clients and how they live. Part of the process is to present options and ideas that maybe they have not considered. There is a true collaboration between our design team and our clients throughout the whole project. We have a talent for being able to “interpret” their lifestyle into a custom design for their homes. All of our designs have a comfortable, fresh feel to them no matter the design style or client.
We believe that the process should be fun and not intimidating. The finished product should reflect each clients personality and be truly their own. We place a lot of emphasis on the uniqueness of each project. There is no better feeling than seeing the clients so happy in their new spaces!
Kim & ErinDesigner
Company: A Goode Start Decorating
Room: Guest Bedroom & Guest Bathroom
Why did you want to participate?:
I wanted to participate in the show house as soon as I heard that the proceeds would benefit two wonderful charities, Hospice of the Chesapeake and Make A Wish Foundation. Additionally, I was very challenged and intrigued by the “green” house theme, and I wanted this opportunity to showcase my talents and abilities as well as give back to two very worthy charities.
Deborah Goode is a professionally trained free-lance interior designer with more than 20 years of experience working in the interior design and home staging business, earning her Certified Interior Decorator certification in 2008.
Before becoming a free-lance interior decorator, she worked as a design consultant for two home furnishing stores in Annapolis, Thomasville Galleries and Mastercraft Interiors. She knows how to handle every kind of situation and embrace changes and challenges.
She is a member of the Certified Interior Decorators International, American Society of Home Stagers and Redesigners, the Association of Property Scene Designers, and the Southern Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce.