If you love interior design, and you’re looking for an appropriate way to celebrate July 4, head to Baltimore this weekend to check out The All American House, which features eight local furniture makers and supports interior design students from schools around the region.
The photo above shows the family room at Baltimore’s Carroll Mansion, where design students incorporated American-made furniture—much of which is local. (The mansion originally belonged to Charles Carroll in the early 1800s—he was the last living and only Catholic signer of the Declaration of Independence.)
Each piece of furniture on exhibit is for sale, and the proceeds will benefit Carroll Mansion and MADE: In America, the nonprofit that sponsors the annual All American House to promote the U.S. design industry.
As I wrote in last week’s post, we’re getting ready to move into a new house, and my casual trips through craigslist have painfully revealed a cast of falling-apart tables, chairs and dressers that were no doubt made in an overseas factory. I love that this annual show house, held in an historic home each year, celebrates the power, beauty and longevity of bench-made American furniture. I hope you will visit before its last day on July 10.
Here are the details:
Now through Sunday, July 10, 2016.
800 East Lombard Street (at the intersection with President Street). Metered parking on Front Street alongside Carroll Mansion is available, as well as off-street parking across President Street at Harbor Park (entered off Lombard Street).
Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 10:00 am – 4 pm
Thursday, 1-8 pm
Sunday, 1-5 pm
$20 at the door, or $15 with an advance online purchase.
$10 for students and seniors (door purchase only).