Local designer has a role in Decorator Show House [West Friendship]

A local designer has a role in the 29th annual Decorator Show House presented by Historic Ellicott City, which remains open for tours until Oct. 19.

Western Howard County's own Ingrid Melber of Westwood Unique Furnishings has decorated the office space at the historic Meriwether Farm with her usual eclectic pastiche of rustic and primitive antiques. "Evokes the spirit of the 19th century house," said a visitor to Westwood, followed by, "Quintessential Ingrid."

The stately stone mansion has been transformed by dozens of designers including Westwood Unique's latest shopkeeper, Sandy Hepler of Ma Maison. Sandy's shop at...