Beige. That’s how Wendy Berry would describe this Hunting Valley house when she first saw it. It lacked architectural details and its bland appearance was a stark contrast to the lively personality of the would-be homeowner.
Before buying the house in 2016, her client consulted Berry, owner and principal designer of W Design, to ensure she could bring some character to the residence.
The French country-style residence had good bones though: tall ceilings, hardwood floors and large rooms. Berry was confident she could bring the inside to life. Today, the home blends traditional New England style with plenty of personality, spread throughout by way of colorful art, cozy textures and new architectural elements such as wainscotting and tongue-and-groove wood ceilings.