Annapolis Designers Love Chocolate!


As Autumn rolls into Annapolis and the trees begin to change their colors, our focus once again returns to our personal environments. Annapolis Design Firm, Fitzsimmons Design and their affiliated Design store “Details” begin to introduce the warm chocolate tones into their store displays. ” Chocolate is the new black!” says the brand new store manager, Marie O’Rourke! (Marie comes to the firm from Calico Corners, her experience there in window treatments will be invaluable as she expands her horizons by joining a full service design firm. Welcome aboard, Marie!)

The dark rich brown tones can be used to enrich a room or make it more dramatic. Here in the Fall vignette, the gorgeous chocolates that the designers selected for the entry display of the store are indeed dramatic. The stretched canvas is an impressionistic piece in browns and whites. The bay birds soaring over the Chesapeake make it relevant to our area. Large over scaled pieces like this can really finish off a room, they demand your attention!

Also, very noteworthy in the vignette are the metallic finishes. The driftwood finish on the round accent table has a silver leaf finish that adds a certain patina . The interplay of metallics when using darker colors like black , eggplant or chocolates is very important to the success of the project. The classically shaped lamp in the back left corner is a wonderful bronzey finish. The bronze tone is also on the trio of mirrors down the left hand wall. Keep in mind that the reflective quality of mirrors can add sparkle to any of your richer colored rooms.,

Details of Design is a great source to find the rug that you have been looking for. The rug in this display is a Transitional Scrolled Damask in white on Chocolate. The creator of this rug has used a very traditional pattern and over scaled it to be more contemporary. You can update a tired room with a new look, like this rug! Keep that in mind when you are designing the next space in your home.

Please come in and see our new Fall merchandise and say “Hello” to our new recruit, Marie. It’s time to get your “Details Fix”!