Josh Hildreth infuses a new Arlington home with character and eclectic style

Touring the 2017 DC Design House with her daughters, a local economist fell for Josh Hildreth’s great room. She loved the mélange of furniture, art and mementoes he’d woven together, inspired by Givenchy’s chateau on the outskirts of Paris.

“When I walked into Josh’s room, it spoke to me,” she recalls. “My mother was an interior designer in Manhattan in the ’50s and she always took me to design houses. Josh’s space reminded me of her, from the color palette and combination of textures to an Asian screen resembling one she passed down to me.”

A couple of years later when the visitor and her then-fiancé, an attorney, bought a new Craftsman-style house in Arlington, there was no question who would outfit the interiors. “We needed a designer and I called Josh,” she says.

In the midst of

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A design team puts an eclectic spin on a grand, 1920 abode in Baltimore County

The imposing, Tudor-style home in bucolic Pikesville, Maryland, holds a lifetime of memories. Owner Kim Hammond grew up in this stately, stone residence, built in 1920 by famed Baltimore architect Laurence Hall Fowler as the guest house for a nearby estate. A veterinarian with a prominent Baltimore practice, Hammond had always dreamed of living in the family manse; after his mother’s death in 2014 at 94, he and his wife, Carol Elerding Hammond, decided to move in—with daughter Stella, now 12, and their three beloved dogs in tow.

However, the home had suffered wear and tear over the years, and before the move could happen, it needed updates that would accommodate the family’s modern, relaxed lifestyle. Kim had worked with Baltimore designer Mona Hajj on this and other houses in the past, so he and

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