Designer Dan Proctor’s home makes us want to brush up on our French
When it comes to home interiors, Dan Proctor of Baltimore’s Kirk Designs has years of experience under his belt. But when he’s faced with crafting the perfect design for his own home? Well, he’s pretty darn good at that, too.
Over a 13-year span, Proctor and his partner, Jeffrey Hess, have been the brains behind three different home remodels. So when they set to work on this 1927 white stucco-and-stone house in Homeland, they wanted something that would transport them to a whole new place altogether. In the end, they settled on a marvelous yet beautifully understated 1920’s Parisian theme.
Just take a look at this foyer. With black slate-and-diamond tiles and a bold, decorative mirror-topped table, the room sets the stage for the rest of the house.
The Dining Room
Adjacent to the foyer sits the elegant dining room painted a dark steel-charcoal to stand out against the white molding designed by Hess himself. The couple chose floors of herringbone oak, along with a table highlighted by ivory and charcoal silk fabric chairs.
While the dining room is dark and intimate, the living room is sunny and bright. This was accomplished with plenty of windows and light touches of ivory and gold. One of the room’s best assets: the antique chest of drawers with an inlaid Asian scene. And those zebra-print rugs are incredible.
The Master Bedroom
In order to make the master bedroom as serene as possible, the couple decided to forgo color almost entirely. The room was painted a warm off-white, and for added drama, a solid panel wool drapery covers the window behind the bedframe.
While the design scheme may have had its beginnings on a cocktail napkin sketched out mid-flight to California, the end result is something far grander than either could have imagined. And that, friends, is design success in all its glory.