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This Old Church Was Transformed Into an Interior Design Office

See inside the incredible re-do of this 1889 Howard County church.

Talk about a vision: Built in 1889, this Howard County Episcopal church had fallen upon years of abandonment after its congregation formed a new church. Enter Stacia Smith. She was smitten with the building’s bones, and in 2012 the interior designer snapped up the property with plans to convert the 3,800 square foot space into the headquarters for her design company, Homewood Interiors.

Smith shepherded the place through a full interior and exterior rehabilitation, taking care to retain and enhance much of the building’s original architecture. She sourced masonry stonework to match the original exterior, and replaced the battered accent windows with handmade stained glass versions done in her company’s hues. Next up, she added a custom eight-foot glass dome, antique reclaimed pine floors, and eco-friendly materials for the kitchen.

The result? An imaginative reuse of an interesting old space. Take a peek at the amazing transformation below.

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