This week’s DMTV Milkshake visitor is Laura Hodges, inside designer and founding father of Area, a Baltimore-area residence decor store providing a trendy combine of products by designers from world wide.
Hodges’ aesthetic is obvious in her latest transformation of a 2,000-square-foot loft-style residence in Baltimore’s Fells Level neighborhood — a once-industrial house made softer and extra stunning with Hodges’ swish interventions, like protecting the unique concrete flooring with huge oak planks. That very same swish aesthetic informs the choice of merchandise at her store, like work by Maryland Institute Faculty of Artwork graduate Heather Kirtland, handmade Ugandan baskets and Earth Components bathtub merchandise; her favourite merchandise on the store, she says, are the jewellery, like citrine drop earrings by Wild Sol and handmade leather-based earrings by Deanne Lenehan.
Right here, we communicate to Hodges in regards to the metropolis that finds most inspiration (spoiler: it’s Paris) and the holiday the British-born designer will take as soon as worldwide journey is once more a good suggestion: “We really had a visit for my household final summer season to go to England to indicate my youngsters the place I grew up, and hopefully we’ll try this someday quickly.” She additionally discusses the house in our properties which are most primed for a brand new type: “I’m actually excited for residence gyms as a result of they’re often that house that individuals form of don’t actually get too enthusiastic about,” she says. “We’re hoping to make it possible for this yr we are able to make them actually usable — after which folks really need to use them. I’m actually excited to herald some extra, actually cool design components and make them extra fascinating.”
Take a peek inside this Baltimore Loft venture by Laura Hodges Studio:
Diana Ostrom, who has written for Wallpaper, Inside Design, ID, The Wall Avenue Journal, and different retailers, can also be the writer of Faraway Locations, a publication about journey.
Milkshake, DMTV (Design Milk TV)’s first common collection, shakes up the standard interview format by asking designers, creatives, educators and trade professionals to pick interview questions at random from their favourite bowl or vessel. Throughout their candid discussions, you’ll not solely acquire a peek into their private homeware collections, but additionally beneficial insights into their work, life and passions.