Since 1987, Historic Ellicott City, Inc.—a nonprofit supporting the preservation and restoration of the Ellicott City Historic District and other historic structures in Howard County—has orchestrated an annual Decorator Show House inviting local interior designers to decorate and furnish individual rooms in grand estates across Howard County, Maryland. The event aims to show case historic and notable homes for future generations while raising funds to support our mission.
This year marks the organization's 33rd annual Decorator Show House in which 21 designers will decorate 24 rooms and spaces in the stately French Provincial private home, Belle Vue at the Chase, located at 11645 Vixens Path, Ellicott City, MD—the future home to a couple with four young children. 
“Our annual show house fuels our passion and purpose to save, preserve and restore historic properties of public interest within Howard County, Maryland,” says Peggy Maxson, President of Historic Ellicott City, Inc. and Design Chair Assistant for the 2019 Decorator Show House. “We are particularly focused on fundraising efforts for our beloved Ellicott City Historic District that has suffered two recent devastating floods.” 
Visitors will see an impressive range and mix of styles, design techniques, ideas and themes to satisfy every interest. In addition, most designer's accent pieces, furniture, rugs and individual elements are available for purchase throughout the show's run. Special events including designer presentations to be announced. The ever-popular boutique and antiques will also be available—and for sale—at this year’s event. 
“The annual Decorator Show House has become an event the community looks forward to each year,” says Kim Zorn, Chair of 2019 Historic Ellicott City, Inc. Decorator Show House. “And new this year is that the project has attracted designers from the Washington, DC area, as well as Baltimore and Annapolis.” 
Carroll Frey of Carroll Frey Interiors has provided industry expertise for the annual Decorator Show House for the past 16 years and serves as this year’s Design Chair. The Design Committee also includes Kim Zorn, Peggy Maxson, Ann Hugel and Terry Wesselman.
The impressive group of area designers includes:
Front Porch – Historic Ellicott City, Inc.
Outdoor Terrace - Kimberly Asner, Country Casual Teak, Gaithersburg, MD
Foyer - Stephanie Strott, Jaclyn Miller & Sylvie Crabbe, Arhaus, Columbia, MD
The Boys Club - Quintece Hill-Mattauszek, Studio Q Designs, Alexandria, VA
First Floor Bath - Laura Farrell, LMI Studios Inc., Silver Spring, MD
Art Gallery - Artist Suzi Galletti, Lutherville, MD
Library - Rhonald Angelo, Rhonald Angelo Interiors, Kensington, MD
Formal Living Room - Tracey Davidson, Woodside Home, LLC, Sykesville, MD 
Family Room - Paula Henry, Simply Put Interiors, Inc., Reisterstown, MD
Kitchen - Ashleigh Haker, A.S.H. Designs, Ellicott City, MD
Mud Room & Powder Room 01 - Mary Bradford and Debra Brumer, B&B Design, Westminster, MD
Dining Room - Elizabeth Kelly, Sanctuary Interiors, LLC, Easton, MD
Front Hall & Powder Room 02 - Carol Weil, The Decorating Therapist, Columbia, MD
Master Bedroom & Master Bath - Wendy Appleby, Your Home by Wendy, LLC, Columbia, MD
Girl’s Room & Jill and Jill Bath - Lauren Fowler, Echelon Interior Design, Catonsville, MD
Sitting Room - Sheryl McLean, McLean and Tircuit Designs, Bethesda, MD
Second Floor Hall – The Artist’s Gallery of Ellicott City, Ellicott City, MD
Boy's Room & Jack and Jack Bath - Camille Scott, Camille Scott Interior Design and Renovations, LLC, Woodstock, MD
His Teen Room - Valerie Quarles, Valerie Quarles Interiors, LLC, Waldorf, MD
Music Room - Chris Bradford, KHM Antiques and Design, Westminster, MD
Projects Room - Artist Wiley Purkey, Ellicott City, MD
Tickets: Tickets are $35 at the door and online, or $30 at area businesses listed on the website (

Parking: No accessible parking is available at the Decorator Show House address. A shuttle will be provided to transport guests to and from the Decorator Show House. Details to follow at

Past dates

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  • Starting Saturday, September 21st, 2019, repeated every week on Sunday until Sunday, October 20, 2019 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Starting Saturday, September 21st, 2019, repeated every week on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday until Sunday, October 20, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm


Belle Vue at the Chase

11645 Vixens Path
Ellicott City, MD 21041

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