DHS Designs is a nationally recognized source for imported antiques - from simple to rare, all are chosen with a singular aesthetic of beauty of form and richness of style. Owner Darryl Savage scours the continents for these remarkable pieces and has received acclaim for his innovative antique shop located on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, as well as award-winning interior design show house rooms incorporating these pieces (such as Kips Bay in NYC and NSO in DC). In addition, DHS has produced dramatic antique show vignettes at such venerable shows as the New York Botanical Garden Antiques Show, Nashville Antiques & Garden Show, and Park Avenue Armory Antiques Show.
Mr. Savage's background in the field of interior design was a spin off from his career in the hospitality industry, where he managed his family's hotel business for fourteen years. It was here that he developed his sense of thinking on a grand scale, designing public spaces and searching for large gutsy pieces to make his statement. It is this aesthetic that carried through and ultimately brought national attention to the shops, the showhouses, and the antiques shows. His foray into the antiques business was a natural development fueled by his affinity for (and difficulty in finding) singularly notable pieces. He opened his first shop in 1989, and has continued to re-invent his place in the forefront of the world of international designers. His selection, with its unique character, has caught the attention of and is patronized by such top taste-makers as Easton/Moss, Thierry Despont, Michael Smith, and Bunny Williams.
DHS Designs' spectacular antiques have been featured in the designs of many fine newly built homes, as well as being integrated in design projects involving the reconstruction, restoration, or remodeling of existing properties. DHS' look has been touted in Architectural Digest, Interior Design, Town & Country, Southern Accents, Garden Design, Traditional Home, Veranda, and House Beautiful, where they received the 1995 award for "America's Ten Best Showhouse Rooms."
DHS has attracted some of the country's most talented and prestigious designers and architects. High profile customers range from well-known sports personalities to high ranking government officials, from titans of commerce to art academia. DHS Designs prides itself in being a leading source for the discerning design community.
We invite you to browse our antique inventory online. A knowledgeable staff member can assist by phone at 410. 827.8167 or in person at our shop in Queenstown, Maryland. Additional information and photos are available upon request through e-mail or postal mail.