For Independence Day: The All American House

If you love interior design, and you’re looking for an appropriate way to celebrate July 4, head to Baltimore this weekend to check out The All American House, which features eight local furniture makers and supports interior design students from schools around the region.

Family-Room

The photo above shows the family room at Baltimore’s Carroll Mansion, where design students incorporated American-made furniture—much of which is local.  (The mansion originally belonged to Charles Carroll in the early 1800s—he was the last living and only Catholic signer of the Declaration of Independence.)

Each piece of furniture on exhibit is for sale, and the proceeds will benefit Carroll Mansion and MADE: In America, the nonprofit that sponsors the annual All American House to promote the U.S. design industry.

Longhorne-rug

The rug is by Pennsylvania-based Langhorne Carpet Co., and the cocktail table is from Salvations Architectural Furnishings, based in Silver Spring, Maryland.

 

The Nantucket dining table is by Indiana-based Keith Fritz, the dining-chair upholstery is by Premier Prints in Mississippi, and the the fire screen is by Salvations.

The Nantucket dining table is by Indiana-based Keith Fritz, the dining-chair upholstery is by Premier Prints in Mississippi, the mirror is by Niermann Weeks of Millersvile, Maryland, and the the fire screen is by Salvations.

 

Beachley Furniture of Hagerstown, Maryland, produced Donghia's sofa design for the living room. The coffee table and sofa table are by Salvations. The Tivoli lamps are by Niermann Weeks. The hand-painted floor cloth is by Kate G Designs of Owings Mills, Maryland.

Beachley Furniture of Hagerstown, Maryland, produced Donghia’s sofa design for the living room. The coffee table and sofa table are by Salvations. The Tivoli lamps are by Niermann Weeks. The hand-painted floor cloth is by Kate G Designs of Owings Mills, Maryland.

 

Emmanuel Niccolaidis of Baltimore crafted this gorgeous walnut cabinet based on a design request from one of the students.

Emmanuel Nicolaidis of Baltimore crafted this gorgeous walnut cabinet based on a design request from one of the students.

 

Keith Fritz made this table for the entry hall. The chairs are by Alexa Hampton for Hickory Chair. Both lines are sold through Michael-Cleary at the Washington Design Center.

Keith Fritz made this table for the entry hall. The chairs are by Alexa Hampton for Hickory Chair. Both lines are sold through Michael-Cleary at the Washington Design Center.

 

The Martha Washington chairs (an apt choice for this patriotic house) and Alice secretary—both in one of the mansion's wide hallways—are by Hickory Chair.

The Martha Washington chairs (an apt choice for this patriotic house) and Alice secretary—both in one of the mansion’s wide hallways—are by Hickory Chair.

 

The artisans as Baltimore-based McLain-Wiesand crafted this Petal Mirror that beautifully reflects the detailing of the staircase.

The artisans at Baltimore-based McLain-Wiesand crafted this Petal Mirror, which beautifully reflects the staircase detailing.

 

This delicious Yin-Yang table is the work of Maryland-based Vicco Von Voss.

This delicious Yin-Yang table is the work of Maryland-based Vicco Von Voss.

 

The Bridgeton side chair by the family-owned Century Furniture in North Carolina. Behind it is the sinuous Parchment console by McLain-Wiesand.

The Bridgeton side chair by the family-owned Century Furniture in North Carolina. Behind it is the sinuous Parchment console by McLain-Wiesand.

 

Parkton, Maryland, cabinetmaker Chris Robertson produced this gorgeous writing desk and chair for the family room.

Parkton, Maryland, cabinetmaker Chris Robertson produced this gorgeous writing desk and chair for the family room.

As I wrote in last week’s post, we’re getting ready to move into a new house, and my casual trips through craigslist have painfully revealed a cast of  falling-apart tables, chairs and dressers that were no doubt made in an overseas factory. I love that this annual show house, held in an historic home each year, celebrates the power, beauty and longevity of bench-made American furniture. I hope you will visit before its last day on July 10.

Here are the details:

Dates:
Now through Sunday, July 10, 2016.

Address:
800 East Lombard Street (at the intersection with President Street). Metered parking on Front Street alongside Carroll Mansion is available, as well as off-street parking across President Street at Harbor Park (entered off Lombard Street).

Hours:
Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 10:00 am – 4 pm
Thursday, 1-8 pm
Sunday, 1-5 pm

Tickets:
$20 at the door, or $15 with an advance online purchase.
$10 for students and seniors (door purchase only).

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Comments

  1. Thanks so much! There is some fabulous furniture in the house, all of which will go on sale in July!