New Year’s Baby: Furniture by Bill Gardner

Happy New Year! I hope you had a restful holiday. It seems like everyone is getting back into the swing of things with a vengeance, and I’m still trying to crawl out of my vacation brain. So here goes:

New years are all about starting things anew, right? So I want this year’s first post to be about a completely new creation by a friend who’s used his computer design talents and translated it into interiors.

Bill Gardner is the brains behind the DC Design House web site, and as you can imagine, he’s a design junkie like the rest of us. But unlike the rest of us, he’s put his wishful thinking into action. This talent from Frederick, MD, is working on his own furniture line, and he’s shared his first finished piece with me, the Rho side table.



Bill tells me that this lovely little table has been in the works for six months — he initially designed it on napkin over a beer with my other fond Frederick friend, Sandy Steele, the kick-a** proprietress of The Loft at AI on Frederick’s main drag.

Here’s Bill in his own words:

“Like this table, the rest of my line is going to focus on sustainable products, designed with scale and function suited for smaller urban homes.  I’m currently designing a dining table that will fold up and store away, and an arm chair with apartment-room proportions.”

You can find the Rho in person at Sandy’s Loft at AI, but you can also purchase it from Bill over the phone or through his social network (translation: search “Bill Gardner” on Facebook).

Here’s his info:

Web: or e-mail to

Phone: 301.662.6205

I can’t wait to see the rest of his line — Bill’s sweet little Rho is a harbinger of great things to come in this new year.



  1. Beautiful and sustainable too, what more could you ask for.


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