Over-The-Top Color in the Maryland Mountains

Over-The-Top Color in the Maryland Mountains

Leah Moss
Feb 10, 2009

To say that artist couple, Beth Piver and Andy Vick, are comfortable with color would be a gross understatement. Glimpsing into their Cumberland, Maryland loft is like entering into a Dr. Seuss book — two blue furry chairs bearing a remarkable resemblance to Thing 1 & Thing 2, a chandelier made out of Barbie dolls, the dining room table made from the hood of a pick-up topped with salvaged glass doors from a department store. And the list goes on...

"Whimsical" is not a strong enough word to describe the multi-color neon walls, the stream of striped-socked mannequin legs lining the window sills, and the lavender shag stair runner framing the balcony floor. It seems fitting that their outrageously vibrant loft be located in the former home of the International Order of Odd Fellows. Many will certainly see their home as "odd," which the couple fully expects — describing their own style as "early modern freak."

One of the most incredible aspects of their decor feat is its sheer expanse — 6,000(!) sq.ft. It seems that every corner, inch of wall space, and door frame bears Beth's bold creativity. Impressive by anyone's standards.

To read the full article and see more of Andy and Beth's home, visit Maryland Life online.

(Images: Mike Morgan for Maryland Life)

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