Home briefs: Fine Furnishings Show this weekend; House Downtown remodels

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April 30, 2013|By John-John Williams IV

Mid-Atlantic Fine Furnishings Show

Rug maker Michael Heilman will highlight the 2013 Mid-Atlantic Fine Furnishings Show, which will take place at Maryland State Fairgrounds on May 3-5. Heilman will use handheld rug-making tools dating from 1870 to 1970 during his demonstration. Tools from the “Blue Nose Rug Hooker” to the “Rumpelstiltskin Hand Speed Needle” will be used while Heilman creates new rugs. The event promises to be both educational and entertaining.

Attend the 2013 Mid-Atlantic Fine Furnishings Show, May 3–5 at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium. Adult one-day tickets are $10, two-day tickets $15; children under 12 are free. Call 401-816-0963 or go to finefurnishingsshows.com.

The House Downtown remodels

To celebrate 10 years of business, Stephanie Gamble decided it was time to give her business, The House Downtown, a makeover. The Baltimore furniture store, which also houses Gamble’s design studio, was closed for seven weeks during February and March to accommodate the project. “We always suggest to our clients to stay current. I felt that we should practice what we preach,” Gamble said. “We touched every surface except for the ceiling. We took down walls, added walls, changed paintings, added wallpaper.” Gamble’s favorite aspect of the remodel was moving her design studio to the front of the 3,300-square-foot space. “There’s lots of natural light,” she said. The store reopened March 28. Gamble said a grand-opening party is being planned for the end of May.

Find The House Downtown and Stephanie Gamble Interiors at 524 E. Belvedere Ave. in Belvedere Square. Call 410-464-1440 or go to thehousedowntown.com.

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