This gorgeous condo was commissioned by a newly-single man looking to set up a sophisticated, tasteful home that also had plenty of masculine touches. The airy condo, with high ceilings and lots of windows, was made cozy and inviting with lots of dark wood and a stone fireplace.
Wooden shelves to hold the owner’s antique book collection lead into the dining area where a round wood table and chairs waits for dinner. Animal skin rugs and a nailhead accent on the sofa reinforce the masculine theme.
A loft space was perfect for a large seating area with an ottoman to set the stage for football games on the flatscreen. Neutral colors make it comfortable, while a few touches of animal print set the mood.
Soft fabrics, velvet chairs, and oversize mirrors give a hint of luxury to this simple bedroom.
This was a fun project that was focused on a young girl’s wishes for her perfect place to hang out by herself or with friends. Nouveau Home and Design heard the word “pink” and went to town. What young girl doesn’t want her own space, decorated in her favorite color, that she can share with friends?
We created a magical, playful space where girls could feel glamorous. Color combined with greys and creams helps balance the room. The sofa is natural and comfortable while not being the focal point.
This sophisticated seating corner added a quiet spot for reading. Even on a tight budget, small touches like the nailheads on the loveseat and the carefully selected accessories can give a room charm and personality far beyond the furnishings themselves.
Comfortable seating and colorful pillows make the visitor want to kick off their shoes and hang out! The sofa fits the space well, it doesn’t take it over. The room still has the feeling of open space, it’s not crowded. The accessories are a hit – spaced out well so they are noticed but not cramped.
This work space for doing homework kept the glam theme going. Color-focused accessories and a desk any girl would be proud of makes this idea for home studying. Both mother and daughter had a great time with this project. We loved putting it all together as much as they did!
No matter what your profession, entrances matter. In this entranceway, guests at Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Maestra Marin Alsop’s condo get a glimpse of the eclectic look we composed for her first home in Baltimore, a condo in a restored Church. Every entrance, when filled with personal treasures, says ‘welcome’ to family and friends.
This loft-like bedroom offers a window onto Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Maestra Marin Alsop’s inspired style. From her master suite, we carved out space for an office nearby and filled it with memorabilia from Marin’s hits. Our goal is to invent spaces that reflect an owner’s individual style, whether she is a novice or world-renowned pro.
This dining nook in Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Maestra Marin Alsop’s kitchen is ready for a newspaper and a cup of Joe. Steve combined Marin’s fabulous antique pieces with modern accessories to cook up something new and fresh: an inviting, eclectic condo for this world-traveler to look forward to returning home to, again and again.
When new Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Maestra Marin Alsop wanted a City pied-á-terre, she chose a condo in a redeveloped historic church—and the right designer. Steve combined antiques, treasures from Marin’s father, and contemporary furnishings to hit all the right notes for this world-famous music director. And, now she calls Baltimore home!
Nouveau Home and Design owner Steve Appel was taken to an empty room on the top level of a new townhome, built in the Woodberry neighborhood adjacent to an old foundry and mill. The owners asked what he could do in this small space and Steve said “skybar”!!! Using the owner’s good taste and Steve’s eye, together they created this inviting space to relax, entertain friends – or spend the night on the pull-out sofabed.
The effect of several pieces of shapely furniture in this room is evident in this photo, where this square room with square windows is given over to luscious curves. The effect is heightened by the lighting, all of which is round.
Details like nailheads on the sofa and chair, mirrored end and coffee tables, and turquoise chandelier give this room an opulent feel without breaking the budget. Different lamps offer lighting for distinct tasks like reading or just setting the mood.
A rich, flocked wallpaper add softness and luxury to the room. Everywhere you look there is a surface you want to touch – doesn’t this photo make you want to take your shoes off and unwind?
Baltimore “rowhomes” are known for their rich history and their awkward layouts. Each room offers a view to the next. Our challenge was to make the most of this home’s long, narrow floor plan. By adding layers of fabric and plenty of texture, we created drama, intrigue, and a beautiful view from the moment you open the door. Welcome home!
This renovated “rowhome” is in one of the Baltimore’s hottest neighborhoods. But it lacked character and a cohesive look. We planned a design that fills every room with floor to ceiling interest and showcases the style of its new owner. Even the kitchen flows seamlessly from the living and dining rooms. And, it’s beautiful on its own! Specially selected accessories bring it all together – and who would expect a chandelier like that over a dining table?
Our design for this living room in a Canton “rowhome” makes the most of its narrow shape. We teamed furniture of various styles, textured fabric, and colorful accents to give the owner the glamorous lounge feel she wanted. Look at how the sheer curtains separate the living and dining rooms, without minimizing the space. Now, the living room is perfect for relaxing alone or watching games with friends. Score one for the home team!
This gorgeous townhome in the coastal city of Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, was definitely a challenge. The client wanted a kid-friendly home that was like no other beach home – no ducks, no shells. Steve and the gang at Nouveau created a space that is light, airy and comfortable without a single duck!
This lovely bedroom was created from bright colors and rich wood furniture. The bright lamps and coordinated prints bring it all together. This space is livable and comfortable.
A few vintage accessories and furniture made from reclaimed wood helps give this brand new space a “lived-in” feel. A great place for kids to explore, relax, and have fun, with a happy and comfortable space to please adults.