In a departure from the home’s cooler tones, Ouellette designed this bedroom around a ﬂoral pattern she loves. Top left: Strips of iridescent glass tile shimmer against white granite in the bathroom. Bottom left: A custom bench is reﬂected in a mirrored dresser in the bedroom.
tanzanite and sky. “There are about 100 hydrangea bushes around the house,” says Ouellette. “Some of the flowers are almost a foot in diameter; the house looks like it’s floating in a cloud of hydrangeas when they’re open.” A trip to the English countryside and visits to fabulous gardens abroad inspired Ouellette to return home and create a beautiful garden for herself. A combination of annual and perennial plants accented by potted topiaries and a stone wall and terrace makes for an outdoor haven. There’s room for Ouellette and Evans to entertain a crowd or just relax by themselves and enjoy their verdant sur-
roundings. Day lilies, impatiens, gladiolas, lavender and roses are just a handful of the flowering plants that turn the backyard into a riot of color. “It’s an evolution,” says Ouellette. “Every month there’s a different flower. It’s ever-changing and wonderful.” Ouellette and Evans make the most of their time on the Vineyard, hosting parties, walking to nearby restaurants and just enjoying the slower pace of life outside of Boston. “When we come here our pulse rate goes down,” says Ouellette. “It’s the antithesis of our place in the city.” • Resources For more information about this home, see page 108. Summer 2012 New England Home’s Cape & Islands 63