A blank canvas, no matter the size, can seem daunting. My humble home is a mere 700 square feet, and when it came time to decorate, I was a bit perplexed. At the time, it seemed like a lot of “look” to figure out. That being said, I can’t imagine decking out nearly 7,000 square feet. Knitting and craft designer Anne Weil and sports-analyst Sandy were faced with that very challenge when they moved into this Edwardian-style looker. Their 15-room home, located within walking distance to all that Baltimore, MD has to offer, is a master class in grandiose, traditional decorating.
The family let the architectural details, old-world charm and size influence their design decisions. After all, it was those very elements that sold them on the home. “Honestly, it felt straight out of a novel. It was the stuff of dreams and stories,” Anne gushes. Overall, the entire home was crafted to be warm and inviting, but each level did have a very specific design goal. The main floor’s decor was chosen because it complements the character and age of the space, while the second floor’s bedrooms reflect each family member’s personality. Anne’s home office was styled to foster her creativity and let her mind unwind and run wild with new designs.
Since it’s so easy on the eyes, you would think that Anne and Sandy would be most grateful for their home’s look, but that’s simply not the case. It’s the “loss and joy, discovery and change” that the family has experienced while living here that they will always remember. Click through to take a further look at the spot where Sandy pursued his dreams, Anne wrote her book, and their three kids grew up before their very eyes. Enjoy! —Garrett