The Finished Product
Cheryl and I were given a wonderful opportunity to work on a design project for Delta Phi Epsilon Sorority. One of their chapter houses, owned by the University of Maryland, was undergoing a complete renovation. The 10,000 sf traditional house was completely gutted.
DPhiE Delta Xi Chapter House
University of Maryland
The challenge was to create a “home” within an institutional setting. Our work began with the selection of all finished materials, i.e., flooring, carpeting, tile, etc. During the year that the house was gutted, Cheryl and I shopped and shopped and shopped and loaded up three storage bins with stuff.
Bought For The Study
Bought For The Basement
We needed a place to store trophies.
What Was Used for Trophies
What We Bought For The Trophies
It took four days to move in with Cheryl and Ed sleeping overnight in bunk beds and Larry and I making day trips.
The Study Was Previously the Dining Room
The Study Was The Perfect Place For the Chartreuse Sofa
Our Interpretation of a Contemporary 70’s Room
We were very deliberate with our selection of all of the upholstered pieces for the living room. We spent numerous hours pouring over just the right fabric on the perfect frames with the perfect wood finish for the legs. We wanted this room to be the home away from home for the girls. We wanted it to have comfort, style, and elegance.
Living Room Before
You Get The Idea
As you can see, Cheryl and I are not afraid of using color. During a trip to the auction, we found a pair of chairs that we thought had great potential – we just didn’t know for what.
The chairs are now in use in the “conference” room.
The Conference Room
In an attempt to get a close-up of the fuschia alligator skin material, I took the photo that became the new icon for Innovasion – Melding 20th Century Sensibility With 21st Century Design.
An Icon By Accident
Thank you Nancy and Nicole
DISCLAIMER – I do not even qualify as an “amatuer” photographer. All of these pics were taken by me. The photos of DPhiE “After” were taken during the move-in and do not accurately represent the finished vision. I never went back to get the polished professional ones. One day….