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MCALPINE FINDS PERFECT BALANCE BETWEEN AG RA R I A N & U R B A N E I N GREENWICH, CONNECTICUT Classical Architect Gil Schafer III Imagines an Adirondak Camp-Inspired Family House on the Edge of Lake Placid, New York SLC Interiors Transforms a Historic Seaside House on Nantucket into a Modern-Day Playhouse for a Large Family
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His & Hers
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veere grenney & mally skok
Travel & Culture
the bdc goes to nantucket by design
D E S I G N · S T Y L E · C U LT U R E · C U I S I N E Also in this Issue 5 A Message from Jamestown President Michael Phillips 9 Dear Readers 24 Showroom Spotlights 54 Innovation Envy & BDC Showrooms Giving Back 56 MASS MoCA Enlarges Footprint in the Heart of the Berkshires 58 Market Spotlight
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MICHAEL PHILLIPS This fall, Reebok and America’s Test Kitchen will join the Innovation and Design Building, adding almost 800 people to our community along with new opportunities for collaboration and the continued flourishing of innovation in the Seaport District. Focusing on trends in athleisure, shoe design, and production, Reebok will contribute to our 24-hour urban manufacturing community with new synergies in design and manufacturing. In addition, Reebok’s commitment to physical fitness and wellness will take the form of a new Reebok gym and café at the IDB. There are few companies that are producing content in the food space today with the dynamism of ATK. Through their award-winning multimedia platforms, which include award-winning TV shows, radio broadcasts, and cookbooks, they are driving nutritional health and education around the country. Along with other new food options, ATK will have a branded food truck at the building for you to enjoy. We also hope you will join us for the Boston Eats convention, October 27–28. We look forward to collaborating with these two vital brands to explore the value of partnership and inviting new perspectives into our way of thinking. The activation of our ground floor continues with the opening of the comprehensive new Waterworks showroom and the addition of Design Within Reach on the seventh floor. The construction of our new entrance is underway and we have bold new signage along the promenade. Look for more improvements through the fall. For all inquiries, please contact Michael at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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DEAR READERS Sense of place seems to pop up in just about every feature in this issue. I have long believed that the best decorating involves authenticity and a clear understanding of what is appropriate to the location and complexion of a home. My husband and I are in the throes of raising three tween and teen intelligent, individualistic, and spirited daughters to whom we collectively refer as “The Sisters Breen.” Because my career takes me in many directions, I cut them a lot of slack and they are frequently made to think for themselves. So when it came time to redecorate their childhood bedrooms, why not let them run point and create personal spaces that reflect where they are in their lives? With the Boston Design Center at my fingertips, I started pulling fabric and rug samples galore and bringing them home for review. It was so much fun to see what each daughter gravitated towards and how they went about scheming their new rooms. The other benefit of this exercise was helping them learn about priorities and budgets. My eldest daughter Virginia is away at boarding school, so she wanted to come home to a bedroom that was soft and light and clear of all clutter and memorabilia, so those items were stored away. My middle daughter is the one most interested in design and I have started a library of design books for her. Every time I go to a book signing I ask the author to inscribe the book to her. She opted to keep her existing wallpaper in order to splurge on a new bed fully upholstered in tufted lilac cotton velvet on Lucite legs paired with a painting by celebrated artist Donald Robertson. The youngest, Margaret Ivy, picked fabrics and colors that are spot-on with her personality—happy, cheerful, and bright. In the end, we were all happy and I learned that it’s nice to hand over the reins and be pleasantly surprised.
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LIVING WHERE LAND MEETS SEA By John R. DaSilva with photography by Brian Vanden Brink Published by Images imagespublishing.com
Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects Builders (PSD) is a nationally recognized, full-service firm recognized for integrating architectural design, high-quality construction and thoughtful management throughout coastal New England. In their third book, they focus on the elements of the ocean and how they collaborate to design and build in ways that complement its brilliance. “This book is a celebration of our work, and how the coastline has inspired that work. Over the 20 years we’ve been in business, we’ve continued to combine sophisticated design and exemplary quality with a true respect for both the natural and built context—something we’ve become known for,” says Design Principal and Architect John R. DaSilva.
HAUTE BOHEMIANS Written and photographed by Miguel Flores-Vianna and foreword by Amy Astley, Editor-in-Chief, Architectural Digest World-class Argentine-born photographer Miguel FloresVianna, whose brilliant work is often seen on the pages of Architectural Digest and Cabana magazines, takes us around the world, opening up a treasure chest of uniquely textured design troves that are as much about the point of view of the owner as they are about décor. It’s as if his criteria for project selection was that it must be lush, exotic, worldly, romantic, poetic, and, most of all, a place you would move mountains to see. In the region of Lazio, Italy, we visit the studio of NeoExpressionist Alessandro Twombly, who followed his celebrated father Cy to a career as an artist. Flores-Vianna takes us inside the vacation home of the legendary The World of Interiors founder Min Hogg on the small Spanish island Gran Canaria, where plaster walls are washed in the perfect shade of blush pink. Another highlight is a tour of textile designer (and creative director of Home for Oscar de la Renta) Carolina Irving’s richly layered Paris apartment, which houses talismans collected from her travels around the world. We visit the home of leading landscape architect Madison Cox, where his laboratory of gardens perches high upon a hill overlooking the spot where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Mediterranean Sea and the coast of Spain hovers beyond. In the Hudson River Valley, we visit the high-style home of the woman who founded Elle Décor magazine in the U.S. and practically invented eclectic chic. Much like its author, Haute Bohemians is a whirling dervish of style, elegance, and point of view. Published by Vendome Press, 2017 | www.vendomepress.com
HOUSES THAT WE DREAMT OF By Delphine and Reed Krakoff with photography by Ivan Terestchenko Houses That We Dreamt Of is more of a personal narrative than it is a monograph, which artistically takes you into the unforgettable and inspirational homes of Delphine and Reed Krakoff—but there’s a twist. Their friends have penned essays describing each house. Tory Burch writes about a Bastille Day spent at the couple’s historic East Hampton estate Lasata, the place where Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis spent her childhood summers. Martha Stewart praises the transformation of a mysterious, long-abandoned country home in Connecticut into “a thing of beauty and grace,” while Simon Doonan comments on a modernist Palm Beach pad. Vogue magazine editor-at-large Hamish Bowles writes about their New York apartment and Jacques Grange takes us through the Paris apartment. The book concludes with Galerie magazine editor-at-large Margaret Russell interviewing the Krakoffs about their motivations, working styles, and more. Delphine Krakoff is a Paris-trained designer and founder of Pamplemousse Design. Her work has graced the covers of numerous publications including Architectural Digest and Elle Décor. Reed Krakoff is the Chief Artistic Officer of Tiffany & Co. Along with his wife, he is considered to be one of the most important collectors of twentieth-century and contemporary design. The book is a testament to their combined talents, expertise, and point of view. Published by Rizzoli, 2017 | www.rizzoliusa.com
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Our spotlight turns to Veere Grenney who, though from Auckland, New Zealand, is widely considered to be one the Britain’s leading designers. Grenney left Auckland in his twenties and set up a shop on Portobello Road, where he sold to iconic designers like Christopher Gibbs and Geoffrey Bennison in the 1970s. From there he apprenticed throughout the 1980s with Mary Fox Linton, who was at that time partnered with David Hicks. The unstoppable duo became mentors to Grenney. It was here that he developed his aesthetic of clear and serene palettes favoring pale lilacs, whispers of gray, and blushes of pink against a foil of mossy green or earthy brown. Next stop: Sibyl Colefax and John Fowler, where he took all of the modernism he had learned from Fox Linton and Hicks and rooted it in traditional British design.
In 1997, Grenney founded his own firm and continues to turn out interiors that are positively ethereal. His collection with Schumacher is an ideal tool for channeling Grenney’s inimitable style on this side of the pond.
Fabrics (top to bottom) “Belvedere” in temple pink, “Townline Road” in pink, and “Pavillion” in temple pink available at Schumacher.
“It is not about living grandly or modestly but about achieving harmony, comfort, proportion and a sense of beauty that is right for that person and that place.”
1–3 A beach house on the island of Mustique designed by Grenney with walls and ceilings finished in bamboo with bamboo furniture as well. The bathroom hardware features a blackened finish to help with tarnishing. 4 A small Palladian house in the English countryside which is Grenney’s weekend retreat. 5 A country house guest room with vintage Scandinavian furniture and walls covered in contemporary artwork. 6 Interior view from the drawing room of Grenney’s country house, looking down on the water of the reflecting pond with walls in blush pink and curtains in oyster silk taffeta.
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Failing to mention that interior designer and textile/wallcovering artist Mally Skok hails from South Africa would be a major disservice to that nation. She is greatly inspired by her heritage and the enriching time spent in the Plettenberg Bay area with family and friends. She shops, she entertains, she hikes, and she soaks it all in before heading back to her idyllic pond-side home in Lincoln, Massachusetts.
1 Skok's dog Isabella on an old French chair covered in “Suzani Luv”. 2 An African landscape watercolor by Skok. 3 A mid-century chair found at Brimfield covered in “Sofia”. 4 Skok hiking Silvermine Nature Reserve in Cape Town with her new daughter-in-law. 5 The Robberg Peninsula, looking over to Robberg Beach in Plettenberg Bay where Skok’s home is located. 6 Detail of “Samode” in blue/chartreuse. Fabrics (top to bottom) “Botswana Trees” in peridot multi, “Botanica” in green, “King Protea” in charcoal, and “Suzani Luv” in taupe/pink from her collection at Studio 534.
It sounds like a charmed life, but mixed in is decades of channeling talent into diligent work that has resulted in a lively graphic and expertly-colored textile and wallcovering line which is available from the Boston Design Center’s Studio 534. Layer on a robust decorating business, and a video log packed with resources and ideas called Mally’s Lens, and you have the irresistible package that is Mally Skok.
Never idle, Skok is spearheading a fundraising event for HEADING HOME (an organization dedicated to permanently ending homelessness in New England) during the Boston Design Center Fall Market, October 12–14, 2017. For more information on the event, HEADING HOME TO DINNER, visit www.headinghometodinner.org.
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A HISTORIC SEASIDE HOUSE ON
NANTUCKET BECOMES A MODERN-DAY P L A Y H O U S E F O R A L A R G E FA M I LY
interior design by susanne lichten csongor, slc interiors architecture by botticelli & pohl, pc landscape architecture by kim ahern landscape architects llc photography by durston saylor Â· words by chesie breen
Above: An inlay coffee table by Mix Furniture is paired with classic upholstery from O. Henry House and a whimsical lamp from Visual Comfort. Opposite: 1 The entry hall. 2 The original house is connected by an underground tunnel to the guest cottage. 3 Steven Kingâ€™s Kool Aid Stripe area rug, upholstery by O. Henry House, and casegoods by Sterling round up the selections in this much-loved family room. 4 In the kitchen, an antique whaling harpoon was outfitted into a custom chandelier by the master craftsmen at Paul Ferrante. It was paired with pendants from Ironware International and a dining set by New Classics.
Perched on a bluff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, this project started with an existing historic home that was completely renovated and updated for a modern family of ten. The design team’s first goal was to capture the independent tastes of this young family, which included eight active children. “Overall the family loves color and has a bold, funky style. This meant we had a large variety of color palettes that needed to be combined into one cohesive space. We tied everything together with neutral transition spaces and kept the hardware details similar and consistent throughout,” says Susanne Csongor.
Given the age of the existing house and the fact that the style of the house was integral to the historic development and preservation of the neighborhood, it was not possible to make significant changes to the original structure. The team therefore had to implement a thoughtful and appropriate renovation. “The existing house was lifted up so that we could put a new foundation under it, thereby expanding the living space without significantly expanding the exterior mass of the structure. New additions were built on the west and south sides that were subordinate to and in keeping with the original architecture of the house,” says Lisa Botticelli. Playful, personal touches were added to the décor, such as a mural painted by Audrey Sterk, which had special meaning to the family. Each person got to pick their favorite Nantucket landscapes and points of interest for the artist to include. There are even eight buoys floating by the dock that represent each of the eight children.
The team also created an underground tunnel, outfitted with shiplap and a pretty vaulted ceiling, that connected the main house to an existing cottage. The adventuresome tunnel was chosen so that the two structures were visually separated above ground but the bedrooms in the cottage could still be reached without going outside. By staying true to the historic bones of the house and infusing modern elements for this robust family, this seaside home on the cliff of Nantucket’s Gold Coast is sure to be filled with stories and laughter for generations to come.
1 RESOURCE KEY 1 In the mudroom, a hand-painted floor by Audrey Sterk is punctuated by custom fabric by China Seas and Visual Comfort’s Moravian Star Pendant. 2 A custom table by New Classics is paired with Richard Mulligan’s Shaker Ball Chandelier which allows for the custom mural by Audrey Sterk to shine in the dining room. 3 Pottok’s monochromatic “Little Whales” wallcovering is a stark contrast to the bright blues and reds seen in the reflection of this boy’s suite.
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DESIGN WITHIN REACH CONTRACT POPS UP AT THE BDC
Two of the most respected brands in design have combined forces, while still maintaining the existing portfolio of each company. Lee Silberman, long-time Duralee Fabrics executive, has been named CEO of The Robert Allen Duralee Group.
Artaic’s new 6,200-square-foot showroom also includes the firm’s office (sales and design), as well as production and research & development. Their state-of-the-art gallery/showroom beautifully displays the cutting-edge, computer-driven and robotically-assembled mosaic creations that they’re capable of, from ceiling to floor in a continuous, flowing design.
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DWR Contract (DWRC) is a division of modern furniture retailer Design Within Reach and this is its first contract showroom in the country, marking an increased market presence for the company’s fast-growing business segment. Clients will enjoy access to a single comprehensive source for dining and bar and lounge seating, outdoor furniture and more—much of which is quick-ship—and the ability to conveniently sample products for new projects and client presentations. Brands represented in the new showroom include Tacchini, Softline, Stellar Works, Loll Designs, Muuto and Fritz Hansen. Exclusive products developed by DWR will also be shown.
THE ROBERT ALLEN GROUP AND DURALEE FABRICS MERGE TO CREATE DESIGN INDUSTRY POWERHOUSE
DESIGNER FAVORITE BLANCHE FIELD RETURNS TO THE BDC Blanche Field is a premier source for custom lampshades and lighting since 1905. Previously a tenant in the Boston Design Center, Blanche P. Field has returned to the third floor of the BDC after having inhabited the Makers’ Guild at the Innovation and Design Building. Their new showroom will have an expanded collection, including lighting, and combines the sales floor with on-site custom lampshade manufacturing. Suite 335
BOSTON ART BRINGS WORLD-CLASS ART TO THE BDC
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Situated on the seventh floor of the Innovation and Design Building, in a brandnew showroom and office designed by Elkus Manfredi, the team at Boston Art is busy conceptualizing, developing, and implementing fine art programs for some of Boston’s most exciting corporations, developers, and designers. Four art consultants select and commission artwork that reinforces the mission, value, and goals of their clients. With over 3,000 pieces of art on site, Boston Art is continually refreshing their inventory to feature memorable artwork from both emerging and established artists.
The new Waterworks showroom has nearly tripled in size from 2,400 to 6,800 square feet and introduces Waterworks Kitchen, which includes cabinetry, faucets, sinks, furnishings, pot racks, lighting, and hardware.
Just when you think you’ve seen all of the ikat there is to see, Oscar de la Renta introduces a variation that stops you in your tracks. “Grand Tartar” embroidery in claret red, jade green and Mediterranean blue is a stand out. Also pictured is “Las Palmas” and “Makassar,” both in red.
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COWTAN & TOUT KICKS OFF JUNIOR LEAGUE OF BOSTON SHOW HOUSE Cowtan & Tout hosted the kickoff reception for the Junior League of Boston Designer Show House which will take place October 7–November 5 in the historic 1853 William Flagg Homer house in Belmont, Massachusetts. Currently owned by the Belmont Women’s Club, the Homers were the uncle and aunt of American landscape painter Winslow Homer. For more information and a list of participating designers, visit jlboston.org. Suite 316
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MR. KEN FULK’S MAGICAL WORLD words by chesie breen · photography by douglas friedman photography One can’t help but fall under the engaging spell of the renowned designer and event planner Ken Fulk. His recent book, Mr. Ken Fulk’s Magical World, chronicles his life’s work with the theatricality of Orson Welles and the old-school charm of a Virginia native whose youth was spent parsing the architecture of Thomas Jefferson and asking, “What if?” He credits his upbringing in Virginia—where decorating, housekeeping, and entertaining are inherently equal parts of an unwritten code—for inspiring his career. Fulk is as revered for his outrageously inspired, stunning events as he is for his luxurious, narrative-driven decorating, both commercial and residential. Book by Ken Fulk · Principal Photography by Douglas Friedman · Foreword by Cornelia Guest · Published by Abrams, New York
The house was built for Provincetown’s first electrician around 1900.
We set our sights on Fulk’s harbor-side summer residence, built for Provincetown’s first electrician in the 1900s. Fulk first fell in love with the quirkiness of Provincetown while living in Boston in his twenties and spending weekends there. “It’s hard to accurately capture what makes Provincetown so magical. It has always been an artist colony—attracting the likes of Eugene O’Neill, Tennessee Williams, Mark Rothko, and Robert Motherwell, to name but a few. I know of no other spot where salty, old fisherman, Boston Brahmins, drag queens, and Pulitzer Prize winners all live in close harmony. It’s a place where the unconventional reigns,” says Fulk. After a long journey waiting for the house to become his, he was struck by the house’s original beauty and was determined to preserve it. He began by tearing out the remnants of an unfortunate 1950s remodel, which sent rusty metal kitchen cabinets, prefab tiled baths and showers, stained wallpaper, and crumbling plaster to the dump. What remained was the glorious original house with large rooms, a lovely staircase, rich maple floors, and strong trim work. Floors were polished rather than sanded or repainted. The original plaster walls were left exposed. Woodwork, covered in layers of crackled paint, remained. The house is furnished with antiques from the Brimfield Flea Market and London. The house is unassumingly humble yet grand in gesture and perfectly appointed, much like the magical Mr. Ken Fulk.
Fulk commissioned a mural of the historic Provincetown waterfront.
Fulk hung the ticking strip canopy from brass railings mounted to the ceiling.
â€œProvincetown is not a place of whitewashed beach cottages. Its houses are crusty and weathered, bearing witness to the sea and time. To me this house needed to reflect and maintain the character of Old Provincetown. It was not just a labor of love, but also a love letter to the town that I hold so dear.â€? KEN FULK
The antique butcher block was found at the Brimfield Flea Market.
GIL SCHAFER Classical Architect Imagines an Adirondak Camp-Inspired Family House on the Edge of Lake Placid, New York words by chesie breen photography by eric piasecki
2 “It goes without saying that, to achieve the synthesis of emotion and experience—the deep connection that you feel to your home—requires an architect to have the ability to envision, in the most vivid and correct terms, what your life will be like once you’ve moved in.”
To understand the mastermind that is Gil Schafer and what makes him arguably the world’s leading expert on contemporary classical architecture, one must tip their hat to the path that lead him there. For Schafer, architecture is not just a career but a way of life, a calling. He earned his Master of Architecture from the Yale School of Architecture where he is currently a member of the Dean’s Council. For over a decade, Schafer served as president and chairman of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art. Schafer is revered for his contribution to the field of classical architecture, but likes to remind us that he’s actually a modern traditionalist who has been deeply influenced by the many varied houses of his youth. He believes that a house is defined not just by its style but by its sense of place. For Schafer, these critical elements have become the minerals that have guided his career and cemented his position at the forefront of classical architecture. When asked to design a Lake Placid home for an active family with three teenage daughters that had the feel of a historic, oldworld Adirondack-style camp, Schafer decided to take advantage of the setting’s dramatic hillside and stunning views of the lake and Whiteface Mountain in the distance. The character of the house—with its broad, espresso-brown clapboards, crisp white trim, and spruce-green roof shingles—was inspired by the vernacular architecture of the Lake Placid region.
Schafer balanced the rambling informality of an Adirondack camp with a subtle but refined classicism that related to the traditional sophistication the clients desired for the interiors. Reclaimed oak floorboards in the open public spaces (including a large living room and eat-in kitchen) and painted wood planks in the bedrooms are juxtaposed by more formal touches throughout the house, such as elegant paneling with a simple inset pattern in the entry hall. This balance was crucial for the homeowners, who wanted to respect the rustic feel of the area but desired a slightly more tailored aesthetic. “Given the exterior stylistic tug-of-war, one of the project’s more delicate challenges involved finding an equally appropriate style for the interior architecture, one that honored my client’s preference for a degree of formality while acknowledging the region’s aesthetic history and the relaxed way of life on the lake. We came up with a balance between Colonial Revival and Arts and Crafts, a surprisingly sympathetic pairing that embraces both the buttoned-up and the roll-up-your-sleeves,” says Schafer. In the beginning, the husband had shared that his overriding wish was to walk through his front door and immediately see the lake. “I happened to be present the first time he did it in the newly completed house, and seeing the look of joy on his face—the recognition that, at long last, memory and reality had been united and his dream had come true,” remembers Schafer.
Opposite: 1 Entry hall walls are painted Benjamin Moore 239 Ivory Porcelain. 2 The upstairs hallway with an early nineteenth-century Anglo-Indian bench. Above: 1 The living room with a mantel designed by Schafer. 2 The kitchen with custom cabinetry by Thomas Bump Fine Cabinetry in Gardner, Massachusetts. 3 The mudroom.
In his new book released this fall by Rizzoli New York, Schafer follows up on his bestselling design library staple, The Great American House, by pulling the curtain back on his distinctive approach and sharing his process with straightforward ideas that readers can work into their own projects. The book tours seven beautifully realized houses, including the Lake Placid, New York house featured here.
Book by Gil Schafer III, Written with Marc Kristal, Principal Photography by Eric Piasecki, Published by Rizzoli
RESOURCE KEY 1 The North girl’s bedroom with trim work in Benjamin Moore 1650 Stillwater. 2 The South girl’s bedroom with headboard and curtains in Elizabeth Eakins “Althea” in Coral Bisque. 3 Guest bathroom with Robert Kime Sunburst Terracotta wallpaper. Schafer relied on color consultant Eve Ashcraft for paint selection throughout the house. Landscaping was completed by Ben Page of Page|Duke Landscape.
“When I saw the property—at the water’s edge and with a stunning view of Whiteface Mountain, an iconic local landmark—I experienced an immediate rush of feeling, propelled by the power of such a dramatic setting.” GIL SCHAFER III
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AGRARIAN & URBANE Finding the Perfect Balance in Greenwich, Connecticut architecture by greg tankersley for mcalpine interior design by carol egan interiors landscape design by louis fusco landscape architects photography by simon upton words by chesie breen
McALPINE architect Greg Tankersley knew just what his stylish Manhattan-based clients were looking for in a weekend home— two different things. The husband, a businessman working in film and real estate, wanted an agrarian country house. The wife, an art advisor specializing in the mid-century modern period, wanted something more urbane and close to New York City, or, as Tankersley puts it, “her umbilical cord definitely stretches to the city.” They began the process by looking for the right lot on which to build. The first group they considered all felt a bit too suburban. “I knew my first priority was to create a house that would fill both expectations, so the juxtaposition between agrarian and urbane played throughout. We wanted to build a house that was responsible and appropriate to Connecticut. The first group of lots felt too self-aware and we wanted a house that was threedimensional in its siting, rather than a house that was all about the front or back,” says Tankersley. Ultimately, they found the perfect spot, which was an interior lot (rather than front-facing) that backed up to a bucolic nature preserve, giving it more of a country feel than a suburban one. “We often joked that we built a house that knew what dinner it was invited to and knew just what to wear. There is a lowkey sensibility to the wood-craftsman design, incorporating handsome dormers, gables, clapboard siding and a cedar shake roof that is appropriate to its setting,” shares Tankersley.
The interiors took a modern turn, and a play on materials managed to balance antiquated with polished. “The interiors had a sophisticated edge to them. You could tell that a New Yorker lived there,” says Tankersley. “The moldings were simple and painted out and we opted for a wooden barn ceiling. These were ideal counterpoints for the client’s collection of contemporary art hung on museum-perfect white walls, minimalist furnishings, and playful lighting. The sophisticated interiors were achieved by Carol Egan.” In the end, everyone got just what they were looking for—an honest country house in a pastoral setting with modern sensibility and an easy commute to Manhattan. POETRY OF PLACE: THE NEW ARCHITECTURE AND INTERIORS OF MCALPINE By Bobby McAlpine with Susan Scully Published by Rizzoli, 2017 www.rizzoliusa.com 1 The kitchen with cabinetry designed by Tankersley, specified in wormy chestnut with a custom matte finish. 2 The keeping room with a custom sofa upholstered in Holly Hunt Jet Set leather in Mustique beneath a vintage Stillnova light fixture from the 1950s. 3 The pool extends the sight line of the house. 4 An Achille Salvagni, Sal 05 Spider chandelier from Maison Gerard creates a sculptural moment.
1 The entrance gallery with a solid blackened steel bench from Lucca & Co. 2 The bedroom with a console from BDDW. 3 The great room is anchored by a Sam Kasten hand-knotted dyed-wool Tibetan-style area rug. 4 The upstairs sitting room with a 1950s Nanna Ditzel Pot Chair from Denmark found at Wyeth, upholstered in Holland & Sherry Chamonix fabric.
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A Life of Design and Friendships: It has been a love affair from the beginning. A world filled with design, beautiful objects and luxurious textiles. I have not regretted one minute of my work life. I feel blessed to have loved my work, my staff, and my friendships with all of you. I have had the great honor to have had this special life of designers, vendors, and of course, my special association with Kravet Fabrics, Lee Jofa, and Brunschwig et Fils. I would like to thank all of you for being part of my journey in this life of interior design. It is with great affection, I will miss you all! I am off to the next part of my journey in retirement. Thank you, Bill Elinoff, ASID FDO Group, Inc.
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words by chesie breen photography by julia robbs Painted wallpaper from George Spencer Designs through Charles Spada
1 GEOMETRIC REDUX There’s a new graphic underfoot that looks at geometric patterns with a fresh perspective. Rather than traditional block prints, where shape and form are obvious, we are seeing a trend where geometrics are presented more abstractly and unexpectedly. Charles Spada walked us through the Paolo Moschino collection for Nicholas Haslam where “Bamboo Cane” creates a trellis-like pattern and “Via Krupps” blends a zig-zag flame stitch geometric with coral pattern. Quadrille has new colorways for “Links II,” which is the prettiest mingling of abstract circles and quatrefoils mixed with a vine-like pattern. At Patterson Flynn Martin, we loved their new hand-knotted “Badia” rug, which from above resembles a complicated garden maze with an exotic Indian flair. Webster & Company has brought back Studio Art, a collection of leather wallpaper that presents geometric pattern in an architectural way. It’s smart, sexy, and luxe all at once.
1+3 Leather from the Studio Art collection from Webster & Company. 2 Geometric prints from the Paolo Moschino for Nicholas Haslam collection. 4 Badia rug from Patterson Flynn Martin.
1+2 Wallpapers from Phillip Jeffries. 3 Studio Art leather interiors, Ricamo collection.
M O D E R N I N T E R P R E TAT I O N S TO UPHOLSTERED WALLS
The Studio Art available exclusively at Webster & Company is one of the most fetching collections of leather wallcoverings we’ve seen. Fusing artisan quality, creativity, and functionality with a refined Italian heritage, these textural coverings lend an architectural element to any room. The materials feel rich and supple and unexpected. Herringbone, damask, Italian lace worthy of a Valentino ball gown, and geometric grids all take on new meaning and dimension. Phillip Jeffries, drawing inspiration from around the world, also has some standouts in their time-honored collection. “Pena Palace” is inspired by Portugal’s quiet courtyards and the elaborate tile work of the country’s most famous castle. “Handira Cloth” is an ode to handwoven Moroccan wedding blankets. “Walls of Fez” is reminiscent of the paint found on ancient city walls. Diana Vreeland, with her mandate, “the eye has to travel,” would certainly be pleased.
1 De Gournay’s “Fishes” on 458 Sterling Silver. 2 De Gournay’s “Jardenierre” in Citrus on natural mica ground through Webster & Company. 3 Phillip Jeffries Alhambra collection. 4 Painted wallpaper from Farrow & Ball. 5 Bold selections from Schumacher.
3 W A L L PA P E R W I T H A PA I N T E R LY T O U C H Historically, de Gournay (Webster & Company) has been the torch bearer for creating exquisite, hand-painted masterpieces. There is nothing more luxurious than a room papered in de Gournay, though it’s special and rare and can’t go everywhere. That would defeat its purpose, which is to dazzle and reign supreme. We are seeing a lot more wallpapers that are embellished with a painterly touch. There are so many new incarnations, especially from Farrow & Ball. We were also taken with London-based George Spencer Designs, which is represented by Charles Spada. Designers love Schumacher’s papers because even though they are not painted, they have a painterly quality. They resemble a beautifully-crafted mural or chinoiserie.
“Alhambra” from Phillip Jeffries begins with a Mylar ground, hand-painted with metallic and matte inks followed by a wash of color. The unique pattern takes on a three-dimensional quality.
4 BLACK & WHITE & RED ALL OVER There is nothing stronger or crisper than a well-executed black-and-white interior. The combination is modernly classic and can go in any direction. Charlotte Mossâ€™s East Hampton sunporch inspired me while designing my own in East Hampton. After all, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. To add a personal touch I mixed in a predominantly red Indian rug and a collection of coral. For the past year we have seen a dynamic array of blackand-white patterns from brands like Schumacher, Peter Fasano, and Quadrille, to name a few.
INNOVATION ENVY T W O L U X U R Y L E G E N DA R Y AU T O M O B I L E B RA N D S UP THE DESIGN QUOTIENT ON THE SUV
BENTLEY BENTAYGA If you are looking for an SUV that packs more power than a Ferrari 550 and can be customized from a palette of over 100 shades with an option for a quilted-leather retractable tailgating bench and picnic hamper, look no further. Bentley Motors—the British automotive manufacturer known for sports racing and for winning six Le Mans competitions—has entered the luxury SUV game with the Bentley Bentayga, a vehicle more like a cocoon with the ability to off-road and reach 187 miles per hour. Perfect for driving the kids to soccer practice or camping, as a custom tent is also an option. Starting at $230,000. RANGE ROVER VELAR This fall, Range Rover will roll out its new Velar series, which debuted at the Geneva Car Show and champions design driven by “reductionism”— a belief in design purity that results in the stripping away of complexity to emphasize quality. The interior has been designed as a calming sanctuary, complete with luxury finishes and a new industry concept—sustainable, premium textile seat material as an optional alternative to leather. The Dapple Grey woolen upholstery material was developed together with Kvadrat, a leading European textile manufacturer, and is complemented by suede cloth inserts in Ebony or Light Oyster. This sleek, performance-driven SUV would be right at home on the set of a 1960s Stanley Kubrick sci-fi flick. Starting at $65,000.
As part of the Innovation and Design Building’s commitment to salute the brands in our industry that strive to make a difference either globally, locally, or in their workplace culture, Boston Design Market (October 11–12, 2017) will include a keynote panel devoted to the topic.
BDC SHOWROOMS GIVING BACK
Participants include Merida CEO and owner Catherine Connolly, who, more than twenty years ago, made the decision to manufacture in Fall River, Massachusetts, a historic mill town that was once America’s leading textile center. This move helped revitalize the town, bringing jobs to tradespeople and expert craftspeople who deliver superior products to the industry while also ensuring goods are manufactured in the United States. A challenge, but one Connolly believed was worthy of meeting. “Today, our 40,000-square-foot workshop hums to the rhythms of heritage and modern looms. Committed to a rigorous design process and an innovative approach to manufacturing, our talented team of designers and craftspeople continue to build a distinguished portfolio of products that honor timeless tradition with inventive design,” says Connolly. Joining Connolly will be Jakub Staron, founder of the preeminent rug company J.D. Staron, to discuss their recycled saris program. More than half a billion women in the world wear saris and J.D. Staron is committed to seeing them repurposed and using handspun silk yarn from the regeneration process. Olivia Lord of Jewett Farms + Co. will discuss her company’s sustainable practices and Philip Bershad of Phillip Jeffries will share insights on the corporate culture they have built and their program for planting a tree for every order placed. They are hoping to reach a goal of 25,000.
ENLARGES FOOTPRINT IN THE HEART OF THE BERKSHIRES
Who would have guessed that North Adams, Massachusetts would become the art capital of New England? When Sprague Electric Company closed its factory there in 1985, the small but quaint town saw a sad exodus. In 1999, MASS MoCA set up residence inside Sprague’s sixteen-acre industrial complex of redbrick buildings, and recently doubled its exhibition space with the unveiling of Building 6. The 130,000-square-foot wing was designed by architecture firm Bruner/Cott & Associates, and will host expansive long-term exhibitions of works by artists including James Turrell, Jenny Holzer, and Louise Bourgeois. (Visit massmoca.org) Visitors can stay at Tourists, a forty-eight-room boutique hotel designed by Lake|Flato Architects and decorated by Hank Scollard, opening this fall. The property includes a suspension bridge that leads to thirty acres of trails. (Visit stayattourists.com)
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The modern farmhouse kitchen is a trend that takes cues from the past and streamlines them for today’s farm-to-table cook. Apronfront sinks, with their hardworking history, resonate with the familiar comforts of home. Marble countertops and polished chrome faucets add visual interest and a touch of classic elegance, while furniturestyle cabinetry in muted greys adds architectural interest to serene and sophisticated work spaces.
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THE BDC GOES TO NANTUCKET BY DESIGN This past August, the Boston Design Center once again sponsored Nantucket By Design and was pleased to present the All-Star Design Panel at the historic Whaling Museum, moderated by Hutton Wilkinson and featuring Carolyn Englefield of Veranda magazine, Nantucket-based designer Gary McBournie, Texas-based designer Michelle Nussbaumer, and New York-based designer Richard Mishaan. Nantucket by Design 2017, which benefits the Nantucket Historical Association, was chaired by Phoebe Tudor. Following the panel, we dispersed to intimate, private dinners hosted by NHA board members around the island. While there, we lodged at the stylish and ever charming Roberts Collection in town (1), took the boat out to the Wauwinet for a seaside dinner (2), and scouted the brilliant work of Design Luncheon speakers Robin Standefer and Stephen Alesch of Roman and Williams and architect Matthew MacEachern at Greydon House, a twenty-room boutique hotel in the downtown district (3).
MARKET SPOTLIGHT OCTOBER 11–12, 2017 AT THE BOSTON DESIGN CENTER BOSTONDESIGNMARKET.COM
Fall Market is teaming with panels and keynotes filled with energy and expertise. Be sure not to miss these highlighted programs.
GIL SCHAFER Wednesday, October 11th at 10:30 a.m. Architect Gil Schafer is renowned for his classic American style and his seamless integration of architecture, landscape, and interior decoration.
Wednesday, October 11th at 4:00 p.m.
This panel will spotlight those in our industry who take the extra step to ensure they are making a difference. Giving Back salutes those selfless members of our community and encourages self-reflection about how we can ensure that the growth of our business translates to a positive impact on others.
The BDC is a pioneer in a fast-changing industry. Our panel will discuss how we must innovate to stay relevant as consumers shift their priorities and new generations emerge.
Panelists: ·· Timur Yumusaklar – CEO, Schumacher
Moderator: ·· Gail Ravgiala – Editor, Design New England Panelists:
·· Peter Sallick – CEO, Dering Hall and Waterworks
·· Catherine Connolly – CEO & Owner, Merida
·· Elizabeth Brown – Viyet
·· Jakub Staron – Founder, J.D. Staron
·· Lee Rotenberg – Co-Founder of IvyMark
·· Olivia Lord – Jewett Farms + Co.
·· Philip Bershad – President, Phillip Jeffries
Thursday, October 12th at 10:30 a.m.
HEADING HOME TO DINNER
This year’s panel moves away from the traditional meaning of “trends” and focuses instead on trend forecasting. How does one actually anticipate what is going to be considered on trend in the future? What are some innovation tools that can help you stay ahead of the curve? We will explore these topics across the mediums of interior design, lifestyle, culture, and cuisine.
HEADING HOME TO DINNER is a celebration of tables and bar carts by the Boston design community to raise awareness and help end homelessness in Greater Boston. From October 12–14 at the Boston Design Center, designers and influencers will create a bar cart or table, with all products being donated and sold to benefit HEADING HOME. The event will kick off with a cocktail party co-hosted by New England Home magazine during which they will announce the New England Hall of Fame inductees.
Moderator: ·· Chesie Breen – Editor-in-Chief, ID Boston Panelists: ·· Jesse Lazarus – Executive Vice President, Business & Innovation for Kravet
GIVING BACK Thursday, October 12th at 4:00 p.m.
·· Kyle Hoepner – Editor-in-Chief, New England Home
·· Suzi Hlavacek – Art Consultant at Boston Art
·· Christine Liu – Executive Editor of Website Content for America’s Test Kitchen
For more information and ticket sales visit www.headinghometodinner.org.
Interior by 2017 All-Star Design Panelist Gary McBournie
THANK YOU ! We appreciate Boston Design Center’s support of the Nantucket Historical Association and Nantucket by Design. Thank you for making this year’s event a success!
Save the date for next year!
July 31 – August 4, 2018
P E T E R FA S A N O S E E S NEW LEADERSHIP
MAKER’S GUILD For nearly forty years, the Peter Fasano brand has provided leading designers with unique and compelling fabrics and wallcoverings, hand crafted and hand silk-screen printed in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. An exciting chapter in the company’s history is underway with the new leadership of Reid Stewart and Peter Webster, and their inaugural Skylight Collection is available through Charles Spada. “We are giving this great brand a new influx of energy and resources. We’re delivering fresh ideas, relevant to today’s designers; we’re innovating our supply chain to meet the expectations of our increasingly on-demand industry. And, we’re creating new digital interfaces that will assist designers with their projects in a totally new way,” says Reid Stewart. The new Skylight Collection is fresh, fun, and packed with style. It pairs light grounds and powerful colors with patterns that are unmistakably Peter Fasano. Our sample package arrived on a dreary, rainy day and this lively yet harmonious group of fabrics was precisely what we were yearning for. The floral, traditional, and whimsical patterns reflecting Peter Fasano’s original twist that we have loved for decades were all there— just refreshed. New England Home Hall of Fame Designer Michael Carter adds, “I just saw Peter Fasano’s new Skylight Collection and it stopped me in my tracks. Chic meets fresh. I would like to do a whole room around the Reverse Off-Shoot in the chocolate colorway. Bravo!” “I am thrilled to now represent Peter Fasano fabrics in my showroom at the Boston Design Center. Peter Fasano prints have always been, to my mind, fresh, up to the minute, yet classic designs that never smack of trendy. On the contrary, Peter Fasano designs and colorways hold their style. Our designers and clients love the quality and flexibility, the quick turnaround and custom ability offered by Peter Fasano Fabrics. I especially love the inspiring designs and colorways of the new Skylight Collection, the superb Wood Block Collection, and the range of classic Fasano prints and wallpapers,” says showroom owner Charles Spada. “Our legacy of expert custom work will continue forward as a very important component of our offering. Many of our craftspeople have been with the company for over twenty-five years, giving Peter Fasano a distinct advantage in this area of the business—and it’s something we love to do!” says Stewart.
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