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desi g n · st y le · c u lt u re · c u isine On the Cover · A Summer Refuge on the Coast of Maine · Page 14 Quadrille’s classic Les Indiennes fabric, which was chosen for the guest room’s curtains, upholstery, and accent pillows, was recolored in black and white to fit the Neoclassical room’s graphic color palette. The headboard is covered in Quadrille’s Lane Stripe, while the bedskirt is made of Melong Reverse by China Seas.




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MICHAEL PHILLIPS WHY THE BOSTON DESIGN CENTER? When Jamestown had the opportunity to purchase The Innovation and Design Building (IDB) and with it the Boston Design Center (BDC), we did so with a specific plan in mind. The BDC appealed to us as an independent design center in the great city of Boston with the added value of drawing design and innovation professionals from around New England. We want to be the steward for positioning the BDC as a leader and innovator in how people engage with design centers in the future. WHAT IS THE PLAN? We intend to make the BDC relevant on a global scale. The IDB represents one of the largest buildings in Boston. As part of our plan, we intend to provide more options for dining, access to the public, and a better pedestrian environment. We have worked with our existing, valued showroom tenants and have incorporated them into the planning efforts. We aim to foster a mix of complementary industrial and commercial uses within the IDB complex. For example, we will seek maker spaces to support the design center as well as industry furniture makers, architecture firms and construction companies. Our plan will bring additional amenities to the ground floor, such as a coffee shop, newsstand, and showrooms, all opening onto a pedestrian promenade. Our experience in other markets has shown that access to amenities is a key consideration for companies as they make location decisions and seek to recruit top talent and grow their businesses. WILL THE DESIGN CENTER MODEL CHANGE? The IDB benefits from being home to one of the largest clusters of design showrooms and professionals in the Northeast. We view the BDC as the anchor to the IDB. The BDC will continue to showcase its established trade showrooms. In addition, our plan calls for opening the center's first floor to showrooms that will reach both the trade and the end consumer. With the enhancement of the speaker series, existing best-in-class local and national showrooms, new ground floor showrooms that open onto IDB’s pedestrian promenade, and comprehensive interior renovations, the BDC will thrive for decades to come under Jamestown’s stewardship.

WHAT TYPES OF PROGRAMS? One of my favorite features in ID BOSTON is Bibliophile Boston. It’s an ideal springboard for reimagining our book and author lecture series. This spring we welcome design talent and best selling author Tom Scheerer to the BDC with one of our newest tenants, Quadrille, who will host a book signing and cocktail reception following the lecture. We are looking at everything with a fresh set of eyes and exploring new partnerships that we hope will appeal to our loyal followers and also bring a new audience to the building. We had great success with the partners of Tilton Fenwick who led guests in a program called The Social Network: Using Your Connections to Elevate Your Brand, moderated by Erin Gates of the blog Elements of Style. Duralee recently launched their fabric collection and hosted a bloggers brunch in real time with live tweets. The BDC partnered with the New England Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art to develop a panel on the importance of building classical residences that can last for generations when done right the first time. Waterworks graciously hosted the reception. WILL ENHANCED TECHNOLOGY PLAY A ROLE? In essence, we envision the BDC as a front-end portal and thought leader that will act as a bridge, joining design professionals, retailers, restaurants, trade showrooms, the makers’ market, and our neighbors in the Boston Seaport. We also want to be a resource for the domestic and international leadership that comes to Boston and New England through institutions like Harvard, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Rhode Island School of Design. How will we do this? By creating a world class design center that is a destination because of its mixed-use composition, superior programming, digital work spaces, and state-of-the-art search engines for sourcing the BDC’s vast array of products, resources, and services.

Jamestown was established in 1983 as an investment and management company focused on income-producing real estate in the United States. Over the last 30 years, Jamestown has expanded from a regional property investor into a national, vertically integrated real estate operator. The Boston Design Center is one of the latest properties to join Jamestown. With many celebrated national and international brands located on-site in more than 70 showrooms, the BDC is filled with the most impressive resources available in New England. Michael Phillips is chief operating officer of Jamestown and the creative leader responsible for establishing the vision and execution strategy for Jamestown’s real estate projects. Michael is the recipient of the 2010 Urban Land Institute “Development of Excellence” award for the White Provision development and the Urban Design Commission award for the Westside Urban Market development. For all inquiries, please contact Michael at

Michael Phillips Chief Operating Officer, Jamestown Executive Editor, ID Boston

Summer in New England Quadrille owner John Knott and Designer John Fondas aboard their picnic and lobster boat Shangri-La, built in 1958 by Bunker and Ellis. Quadrille will open its first Boston showroom at the BDC this Spring.

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DEAR READERS There are no coincidences in life – when Jamestown Chief Operating Officer Michael Phillips invited me to his offices atop Chelsea Market in New York to discuss an exciting new project in Boston, my curiosity was immediately piqued. In acquiring the Boston Design Center, there was a small magazine, more similar to a newsletter, that was part of the package, and he wanted me to work with his team to reimagine it into a resource that would align with his big picture vision for the BDC. Just as there are no coincidences – you are only as good as the company you keep. Putting together a magazine from scratch could be considered a daunting task. Not so when you are buoyed by talent like that of Creative Director George Krauth and his right hand Caroline Sholl. We agreed the quatrefoil of our focus should be design, style, culture, and cuisine. We started beating the bushes, went shopping and called upon our friends in the industry and within the building to share ideas. My editorial method relies heavily on what is on my radar screen and maybe selfishly, things I covet. I am wild about the unabashed mix of bold patterns and punchy color combinations that Quadrille owner John Knott and designer John Fondas stirred up in their Maine summer house, shot with pristine clarity by Bjorn Wallander. Chintz has never gone out of style in my own house so I was inspired to see which floral patterns top designers gravitated towards. This issue has also left me with a must-do-must-have list. Good design isn’t just about pretty decorating – it is about a way of life. We wanted ID BOSTON to go beyond the four walls of the BDC and reach out to our neighbors in Boston and throughout New England. I am bursting to: ·· Visit Twin Farms to hike those purple mountains in Vermont; ·· Attend Chef Barbara Lynch’s Full Plate women’s networking luncheon series at Menton; ·· Shop the Nina Campbell for Osborne & Little Collection for black chintz, a recent obsession; ·· Find a rug for my sun porch from David Kleinberg’s Rug Collection at Patterson, Flynn & Martin; ·· Splurge on a Asprey's Sueded Bullskin GMT Traveller – perfect for the Delta Shuttle; and ·· Return to XV Beacon for a dreamy stay in Boston. We want to hear from you and hope that you will share ideas, so please be in touch - cbreen@


Chesie Breen Editor-in-Chief, ID Boston

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BIBLIOPHILE BOSTON The editors of ID BOSTON have partnered with Potterton Books to curate the ultimate home library with emphasis on design, style, culture, and cuisine. Potterton enjoys cult-status with design-obsessed book collectors and is widely recognized as the first and only resource when looking for one perfect book or building a library full of rare, out of print books, auction catalogs and interesting new discoveries. Potterton's work with private clients includes full services, up to home library curation. Corporate partnerships have included designing a capsule collection for Barneys New York.



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In the aptly-named “Neoclassical room”, Quadrille’s snappy Lane Stripe fabric covers both a sofa and chair, while a graphic-looking version of Les Indiennes, also by Quadrille, appears both as curtains and on a Billy Baldwin-designed slipper chair. China Seas’ Melong Batik

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ON THE COAST OF MAINE At their island retreat, John Fondas and John Knott have mixed bold colors and pattern in a fresh, new American style words by jennifer boles · photography by bjorn wallander interior design by john knott & john fondas For John Fondas and John Knott, an interior designer and the owner of Quadrille fabrics, respectively, home base might be Manhattan, but when it comes to beating a summertime retreat from the city’s hustle and bustle, the partners head to Little Cranberry Island, Maine, where their circa-1905 cottage is located within viewing distance of majestic Acadia National Park. Seeking “a camp experience,” Fondas and Knott eschewed luxury decorating, choosing instead to play up the house’s unpretentious architecture as well as its sylvan setting. First up was the task of renovating the house, which was originally built as a hotel for summer rusticators. After careful consideration, the homeowners decided to remove some of the interior’s abundant walls, transforming 19 cell-like bedrooms into a set of living, dining, and bedrooms that are now more graciously proportioned. Doors, windows, and flooring, all of which are original to the house, were meticulously restored to their former radiance, while the addition of heating and air-conditioning was deemed unnecessary, considering that Fondas and Knott only reside in the house during the summer months. Once the bones of the house were restored, the couple turned their gimlet eyes to the home’s interiors, which are a blend of antiques, twentieth-century design classics, and Americana – a mix that Knott refers to as “the flotsam and jetsam of decorating” – as well as some really great fabrics. While some of the home’s furnishings came from the couple’s former New York country house, much of the rest had been purchased over the years and squirreled away in storage. In one of the guest rooms, you’ll find a bed that once belonged to society doyenne Jayne Wrightsman, while in another, a Billy Baldwin-designed slipper chair. For all of the home’s pedigreed, high-style pieces, the interiors remain down to earth and all-American looking. Perhaps no room is as quintessentially American as the red, white, and blue bedroom of Fondas, whose fascination with George Washington




wallpaper surrounds the space.



Fondas and Knott eschewed luxury decorating, choosing instead to play up the house’s unpretentious architecture as well as its sylvan setting began during his Bahamian childhood. Surrounding the room’s rare American Empire bed is Quadrille’s Independence Toile, which tells the tale of this country’s fight for independence. Based on a late eighteenth century English document print, the toile features Benjamin Franklin, the Liberty Bell, and founding father George Washington, who is being pulled in a chariot by leopards. Fanciful? Perhaps, but the toile’s use makes sense considering that “no place is more Fourth of July than Maine,” according to Fondas. In fact, the entire house is furnished with Quadrille’s charming printed fabrics, which Knott credits with creating a “happy environment.” Ikats, batiks, and the aforementioned toile, all rendered in updated colors, infuse the house with a modern, upbeat attitude, one which is very much at home with its surroundings. Fondas notes that “the house has a real American spirit, which is also the spirit that runs through these fabrics.” And the same could be said of the homeowners themselves, whose very-American enthusiasm and can-do attitude have given their summer place a sunny, carefree personality. As Knott so concisely put it, “The house is fun. It’s not too ponderous or serious.”





RESOURCE KEY 1 In one of the house’s eight bedrooms, the aqua and white tones of Alan Campbell’s Meloire Reverse, used for the bed’s accent pillow, are repeated in the room’s wallpaper, Balinese Batik by China Seas. 2 A simple yet stylish kitchen reflects the homeowners’ preference for casual entertaining. Adding to the kitchen’s rustic charm is its wallpaper, Parquetry by Quadrille. 3 Fondas and Knott’s days on Little Cranberry Island are spent relaxing, entertaining, and piloting their beloved 1958 Bunker and Ellis 26-foot open skiff, a necessity on an island that is three miles at sea. Opposite The homeowners’ long-held desire for a blue and white living room inspired this space’s crisp color palette. China Seas’ Aqua IV covers the room’s walls, while a pair of armchairs is upholstered in China Seas’ Nitik II. Also in the mix are China Seas’ New Batik, which was used for an Albert Hadley-designed armchair, and curtains made of Quadrille’s Tashkent, which Knott said acts like a “big punctuation for the room.”

No room is as quintessentially American as the red, white, and blue bedroom of Fondas, whose fascination with George Washington began during his Bahamian childhood


John Fondas’s love of American history inspired not only his bedroom’s red, white, and blue color palette, but also his use of Quadrille’s Independence Engraving and Independence Toile on the walls and roman shades, respectively. The windows’ panel curtains are made of Lane Stripe by Quadrille.



RESOURCE KEY 1 A long sectional sofa looks dashing thanks to its Ikat II fabric by China Seas. An Alan Campbell Zig Zag pillow adds a judicious splash of coral to the predominately blue and white room. 2 Once a hotel frequented by rusticators, Fondas and Knott’s house has been restored and renovated, yet it still maintains its original shingle-style charm. 3 In an effort to give the house “a good, modern platform,” some of the floors were painted in deck paint, which helps to make colors and pattern, like Quadrille’s Vanderpoel Stripe wallpaper, seen here, really “pop,” according to Knott. Opposite Once configured as two small bedrooms, a newly-enlarged dining room is furnished in Home Couture’s Persepolis fabric curtains and Taj wallpaper, which serves as a soothing backdrop for a table that can, and often does, seat 18.

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RESOURCE KEY 1 An antique French birdcage with palm-frond finial adds a note of whimsy in one of the bedrooms, which is layered in snappy prints: the wallpaper and the chair’s fabric are Balinese Batik by China Seas, while the curtains were made from Home Couture’s Lorraine. 2 An antique Portuguese bed, deemed the “Princess Bed” because of its petite size, gets the royal treatment thanks to the room’s splashy Henriot Floral wallpaper by Quadrille. 3 Saya Gata wallpaper by Alan Campbell introduces subtle pattern to an otherwise tranquil-looking bathroom. Opposite Against the Neoclassical room’s Melong Batik wallpaper by China Seas, a trove of curated pieces reflect the homeowners’ love of “quirky and old decorative objects.”




C harlotte B arnes

D ara C aponi g ro

Fabric: de Gournay, Askew from their Chinoiserie collection in full custom colors on bleached white dyed silk.

Fabric: Pyne Hollyhock by Schumacher Flower: My favorite flower is a garden rose and it appears in my favorite chintz of alltime called Pyne Hollyhock by Schumacher. Albert Hadley used it years ago in a living room that has become iconic. Mr. Hadley was a genius at restraint so the room is at once traditional and modern.

Flower: Magnolia for its scent and handsome beauty. It is the perfect shade of cream and we often use this color for paint. Even a man would be comfortable in this room.

J ennifer B oles


Fabric: I’m not aware of any fabrics that depict the gardenia, but my favorite floral print is La Riviere Enchantee by Braquenie. I would use it in the French style: in a dressing room or lady’s study, curtains, bedding, and upholstered furniture would all be made of this one print. Flower: Gardenia

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R ob S o u thern Fabric: Fortuny Cimarosa in Lilac and White #5662 Flower: Anemones, white with black center

Fabric: Iphigenia from Rubelli. This linen print design is the reinterpretation of a 1700 Venetian painted silk taffeta which upholstered the walls of palazzo Calbo Crotta in Venice. The leftovers of this upholstery are now preserved in Palazzo Mocenigo, the newly renovated museum of decorative arts in Venice. I upholstered all the walls in the Redentore Suite at the Gritti Palace in this fabric. Flower: Peonies and anemones

BELOVED BLOSSOMS louis xiv Sunflower

christian dior Lily of the Valley

pauline de rothschild Lilies and White Lilacs

dutchess of windsor White Lilies and Orchids

clare booth luce Night Blooming Cereus

T om S cheerer

cecil beaton White Orchid

david hicks Tuberose

empress eugenie

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Excerpted from In with the Old: Classic Decor from A-Z by Jennifer Boles

Gar y M c B o u rnie Fabric: Bowood from Colefax and Fowler Flower: White floribunda roses

Fabric: It’s a geranium print by the long gone but not forgotten Woodson!

S ara Gilbaine

Flower: I do truly love geraniums in all forms. The starchy kind we have in the Northeast in summer, the lacy tumbling kind spilling out of Mediterannean window boxes. The brilliant red ones everywhere at the Plaza Athenee in Paris. I find the smell of the crushed leaves intoxicating.

Fabric: Hummingbird by Cole and Son is gorgeous. Anything Bennison as well. Flower: It is so hard to choose but I absolutely love poppies and anemones.

L ace y B ooth Fabric: Missoni at Stark has beautiful textural floral fabrics. Flower: White peonies. Really any white flower that is in season.

M arkham R oberts Fabric: Clarence House's Dahlia Hand Block Print is a favorite. The colorways are beautiful and it is printed on a lovely stone linen ground, which heightens the hand blocking. It's a lovely fabric for a lady's bedroom, dressing room or bath. Flower: I love dahlias - they're big and showy, come in all colors and throw off blooms until the first frost.


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HIS During his 16-year tenure at Parish-Hadley, David Kleinberg adopted the mantra “beauty meets quality of life,” which he continues to blend with his own guiding rule – understatement. Pictured here is his classically modern New York City living room with 13-foot ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows, reminiscent of his favorite city, Paris. For a pool house barn in rural Connecticut, Kleinberg opted for a polished concrete floor and exposed, original beams. “I know I’ve succeeded when I pass my own litmus test – could I live happily in this one room alone?”

1 Kleinberg in his New York City offices 2 Kleinberg’s Manhattan apartment, once owned by George Gershwin 3 Assyria Grille rug from Kleinberg’s Patterson, Flynn & Martin collection 4 Collection of ceramic pottery 5 Kips Bay living room designed by Kleinberg in 1998 6 Pool house barn in Connecticut 7 Kleinberg’s book Traditional Now



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HERS Renowned for her contagious wit and brilliant sense of style, Nina wins high marks from her discerning, international clients. At just 19, she began as an assistant to John Fowler at the venerable Colefax and Fowler. Soon after Nina set up her own firm, her work caught the eye of Mark Birley, who asked her to redecorate the famed Annabel’s private members club in London.

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Swept away by what she created at Annabel’s, a New York client asked Nina to decorate his town house in her quintessential English style (pictured above). Imperial yellow ribbed cotton on walls set the tone for a sitting room in Mainland China. 1 Campbell at home in London 2 A ninteenth century New York City town house 3 Duck and Rabbit Egg Cups in Asprey hallmarked sterling silver 4 Jewel-toned champagne flutes also from her shop and website 5 Campbell’s first book, an illustrated biography on Elsie de Wolfe


6 D  rummond, a harlequin pattern from the Nina Campbell for Osborne & Little Collection 7 A large residence in Mainland China 8 Her current book, Nina Campbell Interiors

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Adirondack twig work in Treehouse, one of ten freestanding cottages on Twin Farms' 300 acre site




TWIN FARMS Breathtaking grounds, an A-list art collection, top notch cuisine and singular accommodations make Twin Farms in Vermont a world-class destination



When you step onto the property of Twin Farms, Vermont’s only

Gates and Steve Jobs – constructed Aviary and the Farmhouse

luxury, five-star experience, you step back in time to 1795 when

at Copper Hill (both pictured). Interior Designer Thad Hayes

the original farmhouse was built, with surrounding countryside

continues to perfect more recent accommodations.

and mountains virtually unchanged. You are immediately immersed in a singular experience that very few resorts in the world can lay claim. Twin Farms delivers unparalleled seasonal farm cuisine, a 20,000-bottle wine cellar with an impressive reserve list, spa, and the great outdoors. Options are plentiful

Private and common areas are enriched by works by celebrated artists Roy Lichtenstein, David Hockney, Frank Stella, Jim Dine, Deborah Butterfield, Milton Avery, Jasper Johns, Ed Ruscha, Sean Scully, Cy Twombly, Nam June Paik, and Donald Sultan, to

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1 The magic begins at Twin Farms

2 Farmhouse and Cabana at sunset

3 Vermont clapboard on the outside; tented Moroccan fantasy on the inside

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1 The original master bedroom once occupied by Harry Sinclair Lewis 2 Private dining is graciously orchestrated 3 Vermont’s purple mountains at dusk


4 An old-fashioned footbridge leads to hiking, biking, and skiing 5 A hot tub inside the Peter Bohlin-designed Aviary 6 Farmhouse at Copper Hill's lounge, designed by Thad Hayes 7 An authentic log cabin tucked in the forest for seclusion 8 A Frank Stella painting in the Studio 9 The Aviary 10 Cuisine expertly crafted by Chef Nathan Rich with wine pairings by Wine Manager David Morris




4 “Jed never meant for the interiors to be authentic. They’re Utopian. The whole experience of Twin Farms is." Architect Alan Wanzenberg in Architectural Digest, referring to Twin Farms' original designer Jed Johnson






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BARBARA LYNCH Boston’s leading chef shares her favorites in a love letter to the city she adores most


Chef Barbara Lynch is revered for her singular approach to providing Bostonians with cuisine that delivers a one-two punch. Not only is it superior in its authenticity and beautifully presented, it’s fun. To give back to the city she loves, she has launched the Barbara Lynch Foundation, which is dedicated to inspiring Boston’s youth to get up and out. Then there is Full Plate, a lunch series where women can seek reinforcement, get inspired, and share experiences. Chef Barbara Lynch is the future of food – and not just in Boston.





Barbara Lynch Gruppo restaurants include Menton, No. 9 Park, B&G Oysters, The Butcher Shop, Stir, Drink, Sportello, and 9 at Home.

Dear Boston,


The accents, the crazy drivers, the politics, the world class universities and hospitals… that’s only the tip of the iceberg for what makes you such an incredible and inimitable city. From the salty street s of Southie to the Brahmin Back Bay, this city is filled with perso nality, history, style, and spirit. When I need to stretch my legs and clear my mind, there are runs along the fish piers, past the Boston Desig n Center, up to Castle Island, and back to the now bustling Fort Point. When a bit of beauty and peace are needed, I quietly disapp ear among the masterpieces at the MFA or the Isabella Stewart Gardn er Museum. And although I think you are quite perfect, when an excursion is needed, how amazing that I can hop on a high speed ferry and go to Provincetown, hop on a train at South Station and head to NYC, or catch a plane at Logan and be in Europe in a mere six hours. While I love you unconditionally, a girl does have her favorites and for me, those include: ·· Beers outside at the ICA with live music during the summ

1 Cheese Tray at No. 9 Park 2 Signature Oyster Plate from B&G Oysters 3 Old-fashioned Mint Juleps at Drink

5aily Specials at The 4 D Butcher Shop

5 Dessert at Menton 6 Chef Barbara Lynch

·· Ice skating on the Rose Kennedy Greenway during the


winter ·· S  hopping on Charles Street – ER Butler for one of a kind home goods and Savenor’s (Julia Child’s butcher of choice) for meat ·· Newbury Street; I can check out the latest Lanvin at Alan Bilzarian and then work my way down to Trident Bookstore (my favorite in the city) and Johnston Paints for art supplies ·· The SOWA market for antiques and even bar tools for Drink! You are the city I grew up in, the city I learned to cook in, and the city I love. You are Boston, you are home.


Conceptual artist Annie Evelyn photographed as part of the “Factory Floor” exhibition at Industry City in Brooklyn, NY


MAKERS' GUILD Focus on Artisanship and Talent Conceptual artist Annie Evelyn and her company New Colony Furniture turned heads at the “Factory Floor Exhibition” at Industry City in Brooklyn, NY. Annie is pictured here with her “hard-upholstered” chairs. Translation: hard materials like wooden sticks and inlaid crystals function as suspension springs that squish down when you sit on them. Furniture design is an integral part of this Brown and Rhode Island School of Design-educated young artist’s pedigree. Her grandparents founded Old Colony Furniture in Boston in the 1920s. She has drawn inspiration from their work but forged her own path, turning tradition upside down with designs that revel in the unexpected. Annie’s intended outcome is to leave you smiling and happy from the hidden element of surprise. This fall marks another crowning achievement. Annie is one of a handful of artists invited to join the esteemed Penland School of Crafts artist residency.


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pages three & four Question & Answer with Michael Phillips Portrait by Patrick Heagney Photo by Bjorn Wallander page seven Dear Readers Portrait by Virginia Sutton

1. Portrait by Gavin Kingcome 2. Photo by Simon Brown 3. Photo courtesy of Asprey 4. Photo courtesy of Nina Campbell 5. Photo courtesy of Panache 6. Photo courtesy of Osborne & Little 7. Photo by Simon Brown 8. Photo courtesy of Ryland Peters & Small pages thirty to thirty-three

Photos courtesy of Twin Farms; Barbara Lynch; Osborne & Little; Patterson, Flynn & Martin; Asprey; and XV Beacon

All photos courtesy of Twin Farms

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pages thirty-six & thirty-seven

Bibliophile Boston


Photos by Julia Robbs

All photos courtesy of Barbara Lynch with photos by Susie Cushner


pages fourteen to twenty-three Island Home Photos by Bjorn Wallander

pages thirty-eight & thirty-nine Makers' Guild Photos by Julia Robbs

pages twenty-four & twenty-five Flowers & Fabric Photos courtesy of featured designers page twenty-eight His 1. Portrait by Peter Murdock 2. Photo by Pieter Estersohn 3. Photo courtesy of Patterson, Flynn & Martin 4. Photo by Pieter Estersohn 5. Photo courtesy of David Kleinberg 6. Photo by Pieter Estersohn 7. Photo courtesy of The Monacelli Press


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