When the owners of the former Bill Bateman’s wanted to transform into Tex-Mex haven Cocina Diablos, they came to us and we leapt at the challenge.
With rich oranges and pops of blues, reds and greens, the dining room is a much warmer and more comfortable place for family get-togethers
Front sitting area dubbed the ‘Devil’s Lounge’, the perfect place to gather to share drinks and appetizers with friends
As an Americana bar, they used neutral colors, beer signs and LOTS more TVs to give character.
Now there are hanging sombreros to divide the bar from the dining area and Devil’s Lounge. A pig-shaped BBQ sign lets you know that you’re not in Kansas anymore, Dorothy.
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!
The University Club inside the Towson Marriott was looking a bit dated and faded
Lead designer, Steve Appel brought dynamic two-toned chairs and large tufting buttons in to give it a much needed ‘WOW’ factor.
Relax, have a drink, get some work done in the VIP lounge.
The redesigned lounge now beckons visitors to work or relax during their stay. Drinks and snacks are provided, as are computer stations and printers.
Enjoy the deck after dining in the VIP lounge
In the warm weather, visitors can grab a drink and head outside to the deck.
Relax, have a drink, get some work done in the VIP lounge
You can invite family and friends to join you in the redesigned VIP lounge. It offers a welcoming place to socialize.
Meet your friends at the bar in the VIP lounge.
Don’t feel like going to a busy local bar? Invite your friends to meet you at the new bar area in the VIP lounge.
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 City’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 gorgeous new owner. Even the kitchen flows seamlessly from the living and dining rooms. And, it’s beautiful on its own!
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. Now, the living room is perfect for relaxing alone or watching games with friends. Score one for the home team!
When the owner of a company that plans phone campaigns for the country’s progressives needed a design for his new headquarters, he called on Whitehead & Appel. And, we answered! This contemporary office dials up the look—and the support. Now, the DC hub for this dynamic business advances the company and furthers its considerable causes.
Making over this former candy business was a sweet enterprise. Each office had to meet the needs of its new owner, and we took up the charge. We mapped out quiet cubbies, brainstorming spaces, and a truly modern lounge. With a new layout and furnishings, this phone campaign headquarters is working those progressive causes from nine to five.
Our bright, cutting edge furnishings and accessories send the right message for this national phone campaign company while referring to the history of its new location—a former candy business in downtown DC. We also planned a lounge, offices, and meeting rooms for the rehabbed space. The employees agree—working there is now sweet!
When McDonald’s franchise owners called after seeing an article in The Baltimore Sun, we were quick to respond. What better challenge could there be than the makeover of a nearby McDonald’s? After a complete renovation, the owners wanted a hip, modern restaurant for a diverse local community. As you can see, we served up the design!
The ingredients of original artwork, whimsical sconces, flat screen TV’s, and wood and glass accents combine to make a winning recipe for this Baltimore County McDonald’s. The owners were delighted with the result—a unique restaurant unlike any other McD’s anywhere in the world. Over freshly made latte, the customers will tell you they agree.
Cozy nooks, high tops, and not-so-squares—You’ll find plenty of seating to catch up on the news in this magnificent McDonald’s. We overhauled this restaurant top-to-bottom for franchise owners who wanted to give back to the community. It’s part of our mission—to make Baltimore hipper and fresher—one restaurant, office, or home at a time.