Intimidated by home design? This LI designer wants to help – Newsday

If you’d like to give your home high style but find the idea of walking into a high-end interior designer’s showroom intimidating, you’re not alone.

Keith Baltimore, owner of The Baltimore Design Center in Port Washington, wants to change that.

“I have a lot of things that are not that costly,” says Baltimore, whose work was also recently featured locally in the 2020 Caumsett Designer Showhouse. “There are a lot of gift ideas, a lot of summer ideas — even big pieces. I’ve been conscious of cost — it’s been a rough year.” He adds, “Not everything has to be expensive to be gorgeous.”

Baltimore, who has homes in Manhattan and Water Mill, is known for thinking way out of the box when it comes to interior design, and fashioning unexpected and daring looks not driven by trends. He says sometimes giving a home a great makeover can be as simple as changing things up bit with some new accessories here and there.

“There are things you can buy at the showroom like a beautiful stone tray, there are a lot of host gifts for the summer, and we have beautiful votives from Belgium in bisque and blue,” Baltimore says. “Something can get a fresh approach without spending a lot of money,” he