Carol L. Vargo is founder and co-owner of Gray Antiques. During two decades as a Washington, DC lobbyist, Carol pursued her personal passion for antiques and design by studying interior design at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and at Random Harvest, a Georgetown,DC interiors shop. She launched Gray Antiques in 2015 and has overseen its growth from a personal blog, to a successful retail website, to a brick and mortar shop.
Carol possesses a keen eye for designing rooms with timeless elegance and her prowess in locating items at auction and in little-known shops enables her to offer truly unique pieces. Carol attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and holds a Masters in Health Sciences from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. After fifteen years residing in Washington, DC, she and her husband have lived with their two sons in the Roland Park neighborhood of Baltimore since 2002.
Katherine Behrens Crosby, a Baltimore native with a passion for design, is co-owner of Gray Antiques. Her studies have ranged from art history and culture with her undergraduate studies at Middlebury College, to French language and culture in Paris, France, to decorative and fine arts at Sotheby’s and Christie’s in New York and Boston. She holds a Master of Arts in Interior Design from New England School of Art & Design at Suffolk University, and has been practicing interior design professionally in Boston and now Baltimore since 1998.
Katherine brings a broad knowledge of art and architecture to her classic interiors. She strives to create distinctive, livable spaces for her clients that are timeless and elegant, as well as modern and practical. She lives in Baltimore County with her husband and three children.
Retail: We offer for purchase online and at our Mount Vernon shop by appointment a carefully curated selection of antique and vintage accessories. We are continually looking for great finds so that we can offer you an updated selection of fresh looks.
Design: We offer design consultations and full scale design services, as well as hunting for that perfect piece to decorate a space in your home. We will work to design an entire space or we will work with you to select and incorporate new pieces with your existing interior in a way that communicates your home’s own individual character and personality. Contact us for more information about our design services and fees.
Auction Acquisition: We love auctions to find beautiful and unique pieces. If you are looking for a particular piece, our services include sourcing, previewing, developing a bid strategy and and bidding on your behalf at auction.
Wedding Registry: We love to gift one of a kind vintage and antiques. We are excited to help you identify pieces you love from our inventory and let your friends and family know so you can receive that unique, one-of-kind piece on your special day. Contact us about the Registry.
Photography: Julie Hoven Andersen Photography