The Fells Point home of Baltimore-based interior designer Patrick Sutton is filled with attention-grabbing decor.
Sutton, who designed the interiors of such luxury establishments as the Sagamore Pendry hotel and the Charleston restaurant, had to ponder a moment when asked to choose one piece from his meticulously curated waterfront townhouse. He first thought of the antique bronze goat urn he purchased from a Belgian dealer eight years ago — he’s never seen anything quite like it. Then he suggested a sculpture of a pair of lips made from straws.
And then he remembered the framed Hendrik Kerstens photograph above his mantle.
“It’s his daughter,” Sutton says of the woman in the photo with the sad, vulnerable quality. “He photographs his daughter in various poses for this series.”
Kerstens, a contemporary Dutch photographer, is known for images of his daughter, Paula, wearing household items styled to look like elaborate headpieces and accessories.