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Celebrating Fine Design, Architecture and Building

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FEAturED HoMEs 118 contemporary chic A modern rendition of a classic farmhouse cultivates a happy union between form and function. PHOTOGRAPHY: ERIC ROTH TEXT: MEGAN FULWEILER PRODUCED BY KYLE HOEPNER

126 special order A spectacular Rhode Island site overlooking both ocean and river gets an equally extraordinary house that binds past and present and fashions a successful connection between indoors and out. PHOTOGRAPHY: WARREN JAGGER TEXT: LISA E. HARRISON

134 romancing the cape A designer’s eye for classic style turns good bones into great spaces both inside her suburban Boston home and out. PHOTOGRAPHY: MICHAEL PARTENIO TEXT: MARIA LAPIANA PRODUCED BY KARIN LIDBECK BRENT

142 All Due respect Classic fabrics and fine antiques give a nineteenth-century in-town Nantucket house an interior that harmonizes perfectly with its historic architecture. PHOTOGRAPHY: MICHAEL PARTENIO WRITTEN AND PRODUCED BY STACY KUNSTEL

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112 special Focus: Kitchen and Bath Design Designed with creativity, originality and the occasional touch of whimsy, these stylish kitchens and baths prove that the most functional rooms in the house have taken a big step beyond their utilitarian pasts. TEXT BY PAULA M. BODAH

on the cover: estes/twombly Architects and mooney Landscape Architects made the most of an extraordinary site on rhode Island’s coast. photograph by Warren Jagger. to see more of this home, turn to page 126 September–october 2013 New eNglaNd Home 13

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18 From the Editor

Art, Design, History, Landscape 29 Elements: Wagering on Wallpaper The hottest new trend for walls is an old favorite. EDITED BY CHERYL AND JEFFREY KATZ 36 Design Destination: Yates & Kennedy The spirited, charming and eclectic shop in, Provincetown, Massachusetts. 40 Artistry: Polaroid Moments Behind Susan Mikula’s ambiguous, moody images is the artist’s meticulous attention to process. BY CAROLINE CUNNINGHAM 46 Metropolitan Life: Have a Heart A Boston townhouse’s update brings new warmth to the very core of the home. TEXT BY REGINA COLE / PHOTOGRAPHY BY MICHAEL J. LEE

52 In Our Backyard: Game Changer Boston-based Figulo leads the way as 3-D ceramic printing technology revolutionizes the world of design. BY LOUIS POSTEL 60 Rooms We Love: Tucked-Away Treasure Secret Cove, this year’s Old York Decorator Show House, reveals the many talents of New England’s design professionals. TEXT BY PAULA M. BODAH / PHOTOGRAPHY BY JAMES R. SALOMON

People, Places, Events, Products 163 Perspectives: Animal Attraction Beautiful things featuring leather, hide or fur. EDITED BY PAULA M. BODAH

170 Trade Secrets: The Next Big Thing Comings and goings (and a few surprises) in New England’s design community. BY LOUIS POSTEL


178 Design Life Our candid camera snaps recent gatherings that celebrate architecture and design. 182 New in the Showrooms Unique, beautiful and now appearing in New England shops and showrooms. BY KAITLIN MADDEN 187 Premier Properties Notable homes on the market in New England. BY MARIA LAPIANA

Special Marketing Section: distinctive kitchens and baths 67

195 Gallery Just returned from summer’s more colorful, shoes-off spaces, we experience anew the beauty of elegant, neutral-tone rooms like these. 203 Resources A guide to the professionals and products in this issue’s features. 213 Advertiser Index 216 Sketch Pad Vermont’s bucolic Kedron Valley inspired Ramsay Gourd’s new Farmyard fabric collection.

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great majority of them are by comparison a bit more reticent, more circumspect in approach, than what you typically see in the national home-design press. I also don’t at all mean to denigrate New England’s home design through this observation. We’ve come a long way from our “all oriental carpets and brown furniture all the time” past. Beacon Hill and Benefit Street today are most assuredly not your grandmother’s Beacon Hill and Benefit Street. Nonetheless, as our architects, designers and their clients have embraced new and more diverse design influences, they have retained, somehow, the traditional underlying sense of propriety. We’re not, for the most part, members of the “just toss out the past and start fresh” school. Based on my observation, I’d say our professionals are much more apt to mine the past for fresh approaches to the present, to adapt, reconfigure and recombine classic patterns to suit our evolving style of life. Influences from elsewhere—global currents or the occasional bit of glitz from New York and LA—get woven in, quietly, as part of the tapestry. This is not the only way to produce residences both gorgeous and entirely fit for their purpose. But, barring the occasional exception even in the crustiest old Yankee redoubt, it does generally seem to be our way. Our traditional styles are progressive; our contemporary styles are tempered by humanism and vernacular touches. As you’ll see in the pages that follow, basing a new house’s architecture on the outbuildings of an old farm or kitting out an island home in antiques and expertly matched floral prints may not be the height of Hollywood glam, yet the results are nonetheless very satisfying.

Not So Keen on Showing Off


ooking at New England Home alongside other home-design publications, particularly the national ones—and if you’re as much of an addict as I am, you certainly won’t limit your reading to just one shelter magazine—you’ll soon notice something interesting. There’s a certain theatricality to many of the living spaces shown in Architectural Digest, Interiors and other such publications, a tendency toward showiness that we just don’t see very often in our neck of the woods. I don’t at all mean to denigrate those magazines, or the way people outside New England are decorating their houses and apartments. After all, I happily subscribe to several design titles myself and leaf through each new arrival as avidly as anyone. Still, when our own editorial team meets here in Boston to evaluate and discuss potential feature projects, the

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Corrections and Amplifications In the Artistry department of our July–August 2013 issue we inadvertently omitted part of

the caption and credit information for the photograph at the bottom left of page 36. It should have read as follows: John Bisbee, Squall, 2010. One ton of welded 12-inch spikes; eleven 40-inch spheres. Lent by the artist. Storm King at Fifty, 5+5: New Perspectives, June 5–November 4, 2010. © Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, NY. Photograph by Jerry L. Thompson.

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WAGERING ON WALLPAPER If trend watching were a sport, we’d put our money on the fact that what’s hot—whether in clothing, food or home— changes faster than we can say, “What’s next?” When a hemline creeps up as far as it decently can, rest assured it will drop precipitously the very next season. As soon as fine dining begins to feel the slightest bit pretentious (what were we thinking?) along comes small plates served at the bar. Minimalism gives way to über decoration in less time than it takes an upholsterer to re-cover a sofa in natural linen. Color is fabulous the moment neutral palettes pale. Right now we are in a big-time wallpaper moment. Not since the ’70s when Mylarflocked papers covered the walls— and ceilings—of many, many powder rooms has wallpaper been so popular. Unlike some trends, this one seems here to stay. Wallpaper just might be the odds-on favorite for a long time to come. We’re betting on it.


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Like a little black dress, this wallpaper is elegant, but unlike that basic black wardrobe piece, it’s not exactly understated. Use it in a powder room, run it up the walls and over the ceiling as an homage to style. The Afropavo paper also comes in beige and dark blue. 21″ W. $108/roll (28.9 sq. ft.). The Four Walls, Newton, Mass., (617) 964-4440,


Artist and RISD professor Oren Sherman’s newly created line of wall coverings is sure to wow. The scale of the digitally printed vinyl is unique and the designs sophisticated. The wall coverings are available in ten patterns, including Lace, shown here. Buy them directly from the artist online or by appointment at his studio. From $10/foot. Truro, Mass., (508) 487-2172,


The graceful pattern of Aria from Decorline floats melodically across the wall for a showstopper that will get rave reviews. Aria comes in four colorways including White Ribbon Swirl, shown. 20½″ W. $54/roll (28 sq. ft.). Exeter Design Center, Exeter, N.H., (603) 778-7540,


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From bright and bold to soft and subtle (there are more than forty colors to choose from), the Manila Hemp wallpaper collection from Phillip Jeffries is hand-woven before being laminated onto a paper backing. 36″ × 8 yds. $160/roll. Webster & Company, Boston Design Center, (617) 261-9660,


Originally woven as part of a dowry by brides in Central Asia, the Suzani pattern has been reinterpreted as wall covering. Available in four colors (orange shown here), the Suzani paper from Eijffinger is a modern take on a beautiful, age-old classic. 20½″ W. $69/roll (28 sq. ft.). Babel’s Paint and Decorating, Norwood, Mass., (781) 762-3128,


The Italian Piero Fornasetti was not only a painter, sculptor, interior decorator and engraver, it seems he was also a collector. Paying homage to Fornasetti’s extensive collection of walking sticks, umbrellas and riding whips, Promenade, from Cole & Son, is a wide-width frieze that’s perfect for hanging between the chair rail and baseboard in the dining room. 27″ × 11 yds. $348/roll. Lee Jofa, Boston Design Center, (617) 428-0375,


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Trustworth Studios recreates wallpapers from the English Arts and Crafts period. Using both a hand silk-screening process and digital technology, the papers are reproduced from original documents and are true to scale and color. Shown here, Bird and Holly is based on a circa-1897 pattern by architect and designer C.F.A. Voysey. 21″ W. $210/roll (30 sq. ft.). Plymouth, Mass., (508) 746-1847,


Maybe it’s the romantic nature of their pastoral themes or an appreciation for their fine detail, but whatever the reason, toiles have been gaining in popularity, garnering a lot of attention from a whole new audience. Manuel Canovas’s Tortuga wallpaper with its chinoiserie-themed pattern is sure to be a hit. Shown here in Safran, Tortuga also comes in three other colors. 27″ × 11 yds. $90/roll. The Martin Group, Boston Design Center, (617) 951-2526,


Founded in 1986 by the husband-and-wife team of Liz Galbraith and Ephraim Paul, Galbraith & Paul’s studio workshop excels in giving traditional, hand block-printed textiles and wall coverings a clean, fresh, modern twist. The Lotus Pattern, in ten colors including aqua, shown, is printed in single and double fouror five-yard rolls as well as custom panel lengths of up to ten yards. 36″ W. $90/yd. Studio 534, Boston Design Center, (617) 345-9900, s5boston


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Our favorite rooms are those with character. Strong character. Created by people who love to be surrounded by things that speak to who they are and what they think; spaces that hold pieces that don’t “match,” that come from different periods or reflect more than one style. Rooms with character would best be described as eclectic, if that word had not suffered from overuse. Often densely layered, cross-cultural and conveying a passion for collecting and arranging, rooms with character encourage lingering because there’s so much to see. Yates & Kennedy definitely shares the sensibility of rooms like these. In less than 500 square feet, owner Mitch Yates has created areas throughout the shop that teem with personality. The five-year-old shop is chock-a-block full. Antelope horns lean against agate bookends, watermark pillows rest next to small oil paintings, and claw-foot candlesticks, magnifying glasses and a jewel-encrusted crown share table space. A variety of vintage wallpapers—save for a new black-and-white graphic paper by British fashion designer Julien Macdonald— serves as backdrops to the diverse assortment. Yates has even created a space for a great assortment of espadrilles and hand screened T-shirts by his best friend, John Kennedy (no relationship to the thirty-fifth president.) The shop, like a room with character, is spirited and charming. When you visit, plan to spend some time there; you never know what you’ll uncover. 368 Commercial Street, Provincetown, Mass., (508) 487-4400. Open May–mid-Sept. daily 11 a.m. –9 p.m. (10 p.m. Fri. and Sat.); closed Wed. from mid-Sept.; closed Tues. and Wed. from Oct. —Cheryl and Jeffrey Katz

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Polaroid Moments Behind Susan Mikula’s ambiguous, moody images is the artist’s meticulous attention to every detail of the photographic process. ///////////

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here’s an irony in the idea of an accountant being an accomplished artist. These seem like inconsistent, almost contradictory, pursuits. But they share a desire to reduce everything to its essence—by getting to zero on a balance sheet, or by revealing the unexpected through rigorous composition and distillation. Susan Mikula’s luminous photographs reflect both the precision of her mathematical background and a distinctive vision that uncovers complex beauty in ambiguity. She makes images that are both familiar and strange, like the corridor depicted in sic transit #4. The viewer may have a flicker of vague recognition for this indistinct space, but it’s evanescent. We’re pulled into a disorienting world of muted tones and texture, and we’re spellbound.

Mikula grew up in a creative family where art was a backdrop to everyday life. Courses in color theory at New York’s Hamilton College provided some academic structure to her journey, but she has always been her own teacher, and a fierce independence about the artistic process, along with a deep understanding about the chosen tools of her craft, gives her work such power. These tools are, first and foremost, Mikula’s collection of vintage Polaroid cameras and film. The unpredictable nature of each camera, as well as the

volatility of expired film, is central to her method. Mikula takes notes about each of her cameras before selecting a model for a specific project; she takes the same care in choosing her film. Until recently, she used only natural light, and she never manipulates the image after taking the shot. The Polaroid print is then scanned and reproduced, with astonishing results. The pinhole camera and rare Polaroid Chocolate film used in bearings #1 captures, in moody abstraction, the experience of being on a fishing boat off Cape Cod. In Civil Twilight, Santa Monica, CA #1, a Ferris wheel becomes a half-circle of refracted light, swirling through our collective memories of such a place and time. CLOCKWISE FROM ABOVE LEFT: Civil Twilight, Santa

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By stripping away extraneous detail and softening the edges to the point of dissolution, Mikula uncovers the central form of her subject. Mikula regards the printing, mounting and installation of her photographs as almost as important as the images themselves. For her 2006 series, 9 Portraits, the Polaroids were printed on nine-foot panels of industrial mesh, suspended from

the ceiling of the 4-H Exhibition Hall at the Northampton Fairgrounds. The rustic space was a deliberate challenge to the formal way of looking at art. Despite its monumental size, the figure of a seated woman in 9 Portraits #9 resembles a deli-

cate Giacometti sculpture, formed in part by light and shadow. While shooting, Mikula moves with intuitive speed, but little is left to chance, and this is also true of her prolific career. She spent years working as an accountant

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while participating in group shows and juried exhibitions before getting her first solo show in 1998. Her patient ambition helps explain her extraordinary success, but it’s the consistent intelligence of her images that has made such an impact on the art world. By stripping away extraneous detail and softening the edges to the point of dissolution, Mikula uncovers the central form of her subject, as well as the multi-layered narratives within. American Breakbulk #13 and #21, American Device #49 and American Vale #17 are part of an extended series called American Bond in which Mikula documents abandoned industrial sites across the country. Her monochromatic images convey the sadness in these decaying structures, but also reveal the inherent majesty— they’re the gorgeous ruins of an ancient empire. “These photographs are neither damning, nor exultant,” explains Mikula. “They are just who we are.”

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(2009), 40″ × 41″, pigment print from Polaroid original on Crane Museo Portfolio Rag paper, mounted on aluminum panel; u.X #24 (2012), 8¾″ × 11″, archival pigment print from Polaroid original on Awagami Bizan paper, mounted on anodized aluminum plate. TOP LEFT: American Breakbulk #21 (2011) 40″ × 41″, pigment print from Polaroid original on Crane Museo Portfolio Rag paper, mounted on aluminum panel. BOTTOM LEFT: sic transit #4 (2008), 36″ × 36″, Fujiflex print from Polaroid original.

Mikula’s newest series, u.X, was inspired by the Lascaux cave paintings in France, and by the small plastic figures she played with as a child, making imaginary worlds with her sister in which “the toy wasn’t the story—the world we created was the story.” In u.X #24, printed on handmade mulberry and hemp paper from Japan, the figure almost disappears into saturated hues of amber, sienna and ochre. The result is mysterious and somewhat melancholy, reminding us of a past we might have known, or imagined. • EDITOR’S NOTE: Susan Mikula is represented in New England by William Baczek Fine Arts, Northampton, Mass., (413) 587-9880, To see more of her work, visit

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hen this modern young couple bought an attached single-family townhouse in Boston’s South End, they envisioned a sophisticated, contemporary interior. They also wanted one decidedly traditional element: a wood-burning fireplace. A simple desire, it would seem, but one that dictated a total conversion of the system behind the existing gas fireplace. For help with the structural complexities, they turned to the Boston design/build firm Haycon on the recommendation of friends whose opinion they trusted.

“The fireplace was a challenge,” admits architect and project manager Karl Viksnins. “To transform the firebox to one that could burn wood, we had to dissect the house. We cut the house open to get a new chimney in.” The house, Viksnins notes, has four full stories. “Changing the fireplace from gas to wood was the one piece of major construction work in this project.” The new fireplace holds court on the spacious second floor where it forms the focal point for a sitting area that eases the transition from living room to dining area.

In a wise move, the homeowners kept the original marble surround and mantel, a stunning example of late-Victorian Eastlake style with its geometric carving. Beyond the fireplace, nothing in this home could fairly be called old-fashioned. CLOCKWISE FROM ABOVE LEFT: The living room’s original marble hearth and mantel surround the new wood-burning fireplace. Formal dining takes place at the room’s opposite end. A palette of soft blue, taupe and ivory creates elegant comfort in a living room seating area.

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Shannon Feeney introduced audacious color to the family room with textiles and accessories. Climbing all four stories of the house, the graphic blackand-white stair runner forms a unifying backbone. The master bedroom’s personality is serenity itself. FACING PAGE: A powder room goes glamorous with reflective wallpaper.

“I treat rugs like artwork,” says designer Shannon Feeney. “They lay the groundwork for a room. It’s one element where I encourage clients to splurge.” In enlisting designer Shannon Feeney— another recommendation from friends— the couple hoped to create a space with all the elegance the old home deserved but with a younger, modern feel. “They wanted a fresher, more contemporary look, but they still wanted it to be homey,” says the designer, who has offices in Boston and Dallas, Texas. Feeney and Viksnins executed a complete facelift that included new paint throughout, new plumbing fixtures, wood flooring, new marble for the kitchen and master bathroom counters

and new hardware. From the first floor, with its cheerful kitchen and comfortable family room, to the fourth-floor master suite—connected by a stairway that wears a sophisticated, graphic black-and-white carpet—Feeney specified a clean, quiet color scheme that derives its impact from a bright white background accented with occasional bursts of strong color. The neutral canvas makes a fitting backdrop for the couple’s growing collection of contemporary art. In the kitchen, the palette manifests

as white cabinets, backsplash, walls and ceiling, warmed with earth tones on the floor and countertops and seasoned with a colorful rug. The family room’s personality sparkles with vivid orange in an armchair, a lamp and accent pillows, as well as with a rug whose metallic geometric stripes create pattern against a calm blue background. “I treat rugs like artwork,” Feeney says. “They lay the groundwork for a room. It’s one element where I encourage clients to splurge.” The second-story living room fea-

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Presents tures another important rug before the fireplace, this one hair-on-hide with a subtle floral pattern of milky-white and gray hues that echo the marble of the mantelpiece and make a fitting ground for elegant leather swivel chairs. A driftwoodframed mirror above the fireplace injects a casual note. In a second seating area, an ivory sofa and a sofette of soft blue cozy up to a glass-topped cocktail table. Toss pillows from Kravet and a wool rug from Steven King pick up the sofette’s blue as well as the taupe of the curtains. On the other side of the fireplace a Foscarini Caboche chandelier softly illuminates a contemporary round pedestal table and upholstered dining chairs the homeowners brought from their previous house. The pleasing ambience continues through the third floor with its guest rooms and up to the fourth-floor master suite, where the home’s design language is expressed by a bed upholstered in oatmeal-colored linen, a neutral rug and window treatments featuring taupe and blue brushstrokes against a white background. Classic nailheads trim the headboard, and above it hang five unique minerals in deep rose–colored metallic frames. A jolt of color comes from a shaggy purple pillow. “We wanted a serene feeling,” says Feeney. “But not a boring one.” Now that the work is done, the homeowners have no regrets, even as they recall the single most intrusive part. “They love to come home from work and sit in front of the fireplace,” Feeney explains. “It really is the heart of the home.” • RESOURCES For more information about this home, see page 203.

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be immortalized in clay as a towel bar, perhaps, or a lamp?” she asks. A couple of years ago, the answer would have been no, or not very well. No ingenious mold, no monk toiling fifty years could make such a thing. . . until now. The challenge for designers posed by 3-D printing and manufacturing, however, cannot be underestimated. Now that no ceramic object is out of bounds (as long as it can fit in a kiln), the question remains how to make that object feel manmade—a custom piece involving

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ndy Jeffery holds up a piece of driftwood. The wormholes have created a complex pattern, a configuration that changes in the light as Jeffery turns the wood. “Before now,” he says, “you could never duplicate such a thing in ceramic. But now we can.” Imagine a client showing a similar piece of driftwood to her designer, a souvenir from a long moonstruck stroll on the beach. It means a lot to her. “Could it

hand and eye, tradition and imagination—not machinemade and mass-produced? Jeffery came to America from Australia twenty-two years ago to launch a career in textile engineering. “This was just as 3-D printing was in its infancy,” he explains, and that is what kept him here in Boston. He’s now founder and CEO of Figulo, a world leader in 3-D ceramics printing and manufacturing.

Clockwise from top: The Berkeley-Rupp Prize for Architecture, designed by Rael San Fratello Architects; an unglazed version of the Hyphae Lamp from local design partner Nervous System, based in Somerville, Mass.; planter bricks like this one, also by Rael San Fratello, can be used to create green walls.

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Do these 3-D printings made from Jeffery’s special sauce look and feel like the work of robots? The simple answer is no, hardly. His venture—housed in a 5,000-squarefoot space within walking distance of the Boston Design Center—has reached the break-even point in two short years, shipping all over the world to artists and designers and even a retail shop in Chicago called The 3-D Printer Experience. “Since we started in October of 2011, we have made over 4,000 unique designs,” he says. “If you had made molds for all of them, they would fill half this building easily. The process itself would have a taken a lot lonCLOCKWISE FROM top: 3-D printing allows the

production of extremely intricate forms (in this case the Bevel Bowl, by Rael San Fratello Architects); geometric lattices like these design studies cannot be produced using traditional methods; the Weave Cup by designer J.F. Brandon; this head of Zeus was scanned from an original in the Michele & Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts in Springfield, Mass.

ger, as well: at least ten days just to make the mold. From receiving a CAD design to manufacturing, baking, glazing and shipping, we take about ten days total.” He shows off the computer that controls the process. “You can see on the screen how the object in the printer still has about six hours to go,” he explains. “We have seven printers, each filled with a

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solution made from a clay powder I engineered.” The printer looks like any big office printer; even its cartridges are much like those infernal inkjet cartridges that keep running dry just when you need them most. Under the printer’s glass cover, a tray can be seen lifting an infinitesimal amount of the white powder, allowing a roller to move a thin layer of the stuff onto the tray next to it. The object pattern solidifies, while the roller goes back for more powder and another layer. Once all the layers are on, the manufactured egg cup, vase, lamp, tile or whatever happens to have been communicated by the computer, gets baked in the kilns in the next room, glazed and shipped. The result is some of the most sophisticated art and industrial design on the planet, from U.K. designer and Figulo client Michael Eden’s lacy, racy “Wedgwoodn’t” tureen to tiles and trellises for green walls, not

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Master Bedroom Not one to shy away from a challenge, Patricia Finn, of FinnMartens Design, addressed the support post that sat almost in the center of the master bedroom by turning it into a dramatic focal point. Now sheathed in mahogany, the post is flanked by woven wool panels that lend the space a tropical feel. A palette of earth tones, dark wood furnishings and natural linen fabrics contribute to the room’s resort-like feel. An added bonus: the post and panels make a perfect backdrop for the bed, now oriented toward the windows so the homeowners wake to views of the outdoors.

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Tucked-Away Treasure Secret Cove, this year’s Old York Decorator Show House, reveals the many talents of New England’s design professionals. ///////////

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he glorious stretch of land that holds the 2013 Old York Decorator Show House sits on what was once a hillside pasture in Kittery Point, Maine. When Anders and Nancy Albertsen built there in 1996, they designed their home to conform to the topography. The six-level house nestles into the hillside and, with its open floor plan and many skylights and windows, offers stellar views and abundant natural light. The bright, spacious home made the perfect canvas for the talented designers who participated in this year’s show house, an annual event that raises funds for the Museums of Old York.

In the sitting room, Meredith Bohn strove to play up the connection to the natural world outside the generous windows. Looking to the water, rocks, sand and marsh grasses of the seacoast, Bohn set a variety of tans, grays and blacks against a background that recalls the almost-white foam of whitecaps on a windy day. Fabrics, furniture and finishes with lots of textural interest further the relationship to the outdoors. For one final link to nature, Bohn hung a series of lithographs of sea birds, by the artist and ornithologist John Gould, on the walls.

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The Saltwater Pool One of Secret Cove’s many pleasures is the saltwater pool surrounded by lush perennial beds on one side and a tranquil woodsy area on the other. Valerie Jorgensen, of V. Jorgensen Design, added a new layer of indulgence to the space, outfitting the brick lounging area with sturdy, yet luxurious, furniture in easy-to-care-for outdoor fabrics. She chose colors that echo the gardens planted and lovingly tended by the homeowners. Vintage and antique furniture and art turn the changing shed nestled among the trees into a serene retreat.

Guest House Bedroom You might expect a space that overlooks the water to incorporate the colors of sand and sea, but Anne Cowenhoven, of Accent & Design, has a flair for the unexpected. Using the home’s beautiful gardens for inspiration, she devised a palette for the guest house that pairs a range of pinks from pale carnation to luscious raspberry with greens that run the gamut from cool mint to zesty lime. Here in the bedroom, touches of crisp white help the colors pop. Bedding, pillows and curtains in vivacious floral fabrics give the room, a plush, romantic look.

The Porch Barbara Elza Hirsch, of Elza B. Design, turned the spacious porch into two outdoor rooms, one for relaxing and one for dining. A porch bridges the space between a house and nature, so Hirsch set out to create a seamless transition from indoors to out. A close look at the subtle palette reveals a harmonious blend of greens, yellow greens, grays, whites, blues and putty, colors found in the yard, gardens and water views as well as in the rest of the home. Nature-inspired materials— stone, wicker, wood, glass and metal—also help unite the interiors and the out-of-doors.

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KITCHEN VIEWS Welcome to the beginning of your design journey ... this theme summarizes the experience of Kitchen Views’ clients as they work with our team of talented designers in our seven showrooms. A journey takes time. Good planning with a professional designer guiding the process makes the journey enjoyable. All homeowners have a unique vision for their home, and our designers have the necessary experience to lead them through the journey of designing their living space, to the finished room that will exceed their expectations. Making a space more functional is a major benefit of working with a designer. Whether building new or renovating, homeowners must make a staggering number of component selections. Having a seasoned professional learn a homeowner’s needs and aesthetics helps to determine the choices. Online research is the place to start. See Getting Started at for practical advice, as well as the Gallery section, which is full of inspiring kitchens. Browse portfolios for each of our designers to get more ideas. In addition, there are sections for various products to familiarize you with a wide array of cabinetry choices,

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countertop materials and decorative hardware available at the seven diverse Kitchen Views showrooms. Under the heading “About Us,” visitors will find links to a number of design magazines published by Kitchen Views. These are available as PDF files that can be downloaded. They are provided as an additional source of information and inspiration. Our true stories series has firsthand interviews from four clients featured on YouTube, which can also be seen on our website. Whether you are currently planning a project or just dreaming to do so someday, we invite you to visit and browse through a Kitchen Views showroom near you... Where the designers are pros, and the views are yours.

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LESLIE FINE INTERIORS, INC. Leslie Fine Interiors, Inc. is an award winning, full-service residential interior design firm located in the heart of Boston’s Back Bay. In connection with each project, whether large in scale or smaller in scope, within New England or in other regions of the country, every client is given personalized attention at all times from the principal of the firm, Leslie Fine. From concept to construction, from installation to realization, Leslie will work with you to design a new kitchen or bathroom of your dreams! With twenty years of successful design projects in her portfolio, Leslie introduces innovative ideas to her clients and offers them the opportunity to explore various options to create beautiful and functional interiors that are specific to their lifestyle and taste. She is proud of the close working relationships that she develops with her clients: “Listening to my clients and responding to their lifestyles is essential. My expertise is in creating a functional home environment while simultaneously expressing the individuality of each client.” Leslie Fine Interiors, Inc. is well known throughout New England, and their topnotch services are in demand by their discerning clientele. The firm’s work has appeared in many

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regional and national magazines, and the company has garnered many top awards over the years. As a thought leader in the online interior design world, Leslie’s Blog – everything interior design is read by thousands each month since its inception in January of 2010. Leslie’s loyal clients cite her “professionalism, personal attention and availability” as some of the key reasons they wholeheartedly endorse her. Leslie’s strength in formulating solid design plans and overseeing them to completion by working hand in hand with your builder make her a sought after designer. To discuss your plans for a new kitchen or bath, please contact us by phone or email. We look forward to hearing from you!

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P E A B O D Y S U P P LY C O M PA N Y, I N C . Imagine taking refuge from your active life in a timeless, stylish, efficient kitchen. Your kitchen will be a sanctuary for your body, mind and soul. At Peabody Supply Company we want to design your kitchen to reflect your lifestyle. We provide the inspiration you need to personalize your space. With The Bath Showcase at Peabody Supply Company you can create the meaningful space you’ve been dreaming of. People who are improving the look and feel of their kitchen and bathroom want more than functionality. They want to improve their lives while improving these spaces. Whether it be the Kohler Sensate™, a touchless faucet that frees your hands so you can speed through prep, cooking and cleanup without spreading messes and germs or a moveable spray showerhead that can hit every area of the body, The Bath Showcase at Peabody Supply Company carries it. They offer a wide variety of products by Kohler, Grohe, Elkay and other leading manufacturers. You can find everything you could possibly want for your kitchen or bathroom. Founded in 1947, Peabody Supply Company is an innovative plumbing and heating supply business. The company has five bath showrooms and eight counter locations. Visit

The Bath Showcase in Peabody, North Andover, North Chelmsford and Waltham, Massachusetts, and in Kingston, New Hampshire. The Bath Showcase flagship locations in North Andover and Waltham each have more than 4,000 square feet of inspiration. There are many reasons to shop The Bath Showcase at Peabody Supply Company, not the least of which is extraordinary customer service. The company holds training sessions on an ongoing basis to keep their designers ahead of current trends. While appointments are not required, they are helpful, especially for large projects—The Bath Showcase wants to ensure clients have ample time to complete every project comfortably. Today, Peabody Supply Company continues the tradition of helping homeowners turn the bathrooms and kitchens of their dreams into reality. Peabody Supply Company, Inc. 25 Commerce Way North Andover, MA 01845 (978) 532-2200


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TROY CABINETMAKERS Since its founding, Troy Cabinetmakers has earned a reputation for an uncompromising commitment to superb craftsmanship, with a broad range of millwork and cabinetry specialties. Under the leadership of original owner, John DeCurtis, Troy is known for its exquisite craftsmanship, extraordinary attention to detail and a passionate commitment to its craft. Throughout its history, Troy Cabinetmakers has embraced a synthesis of Old World standards and modern technology. Troy’s new 20,000-square-foot facility in upstate New York is equipped with the finest, state-of-the-art Italian and German millwork machinery. This enables Troy’s highly skilled craftsmen to seamlessly integrate the tools and precision of twenty-first-century technology with the traditional methods of handcrafted woodwork. Whether working on projects conceived in traditional, classic or contemporary genres, the “Troy Difference” begins with an intensive involvement in the planning and conceptual design stages. Our hands-on approach continues throughout the design development and shop drawing stages, as concepts are translated into critically important

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details. The Troy difference enables the client, designer, architect and builder to make informed decisions through the design and construction process. Our craft- your masterpiece.

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BINGHAM LUMBER INC. The Bingham family has drawn from its sixty-seven years of manufacturing wide plank flooring, paneling and millwork components and expanded its mill to include a complete manufacturing line of FSC-certified reclaimed hardwoods and softwoods. The new 25,000-square-foot showroom and retail space features a full-scale Virginia oak barn frame, enabling clients to see where the wood fibers are recycled from and understand how it relates to one of the many grades, colors and textures that antique wood has to offer. Bingham Lumber’s millwork shop customizes in manufacturing cabinet shop blanks, stair parts, solid or faux beams, mantels, counters, bar tops and many antique slabs and table bases. Our long history in replicating historic moldings, wainscot and other millwork patterns in old-growth hardwoods and softwoods is now available in the antique wood as well. Bingham Lumber Inc. 89 Route 13 Brookline, NH 03033 (603) 673-4549

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BONNEVILLE DESIGN PREPARE FOR THE FUTURE – because it’s your life. You’re 50 or 60 years old and you know where you want to live in your 70s, 80s and beyond. YOU KNOW WHAT YOU WANT: You treasure a personal aesthetic and the fun of creating beauty in your functional living spaces. YOU’VE PLANNED BEFORE: You transformed a small apartment in your early adulthood; you added more space for parenthood; you look forward to a long elder-hood; you want the choice to age in your home. YOU WANT TO HAVE FUN: You want to embrace the whole process of a long life—within a well-designed home. We specialize in creating living spaces that will meet your goals for beauty, comfort, efficiency and safety. We bring more than thirty years of expertise to each project, and we will work to build a living environment that is just right for you—for a lifetime. START PLANNING AT BONNEVILLEDESIGN.COM.


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CLASSIC KITCHENS & INTERIORS For more than thirty years, Classic Kitchens & Interiors has been serving Cape Cod and the islands, focusing on beautiful cabinetry, quality craftsmanship, expert installation and outstanding customer service. Our highly accredited design staff works hard at understanding and interpreting your needs while paying close attention to your dreams and expectations. This level of expertise has given Classic constant recognition from leading architects, builders and interior designers, along with numerous awards for excellence from our leading cabinet manufacturers. Our 4,500-square-foot showroom highlights Wood-Mode and Brookhaven cabinetry, displaying ideas to help you customize the perfect kitchen, bath, closet or office. We also feature Homestead, Dover Woods and Medallion cabinetry lines. With so many options to choose from, we feel confident that we can meet your budget without compromising style and quality. Whether it’s new construction or remodeling, your home or project will benefit from the “Classic” touch. Classic Kitchens & Interiors 127 Airport Road | Hyannis, MA 02601 (508) 775-3075

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E L I Z A B E T H S WA R T Z Elizabeth Swartz, ASID provides interior design and space-planning services for an array of new construction and renovation projects. Custom residential design is a specialty. With more than thirty years of experience, Elizabeth has a keen understanding of the importance of seamlessly integrating architecture and interior design. Her refined use of sophisticated color, natural materials and skilled craftspeople are noteworthy features of sprawling weekend retreats, elegant residences and small-scale commercial interiors. “I listen carefully to understand my clients’ ideas and provide personalized interior design services to make their visions a reality,” Elizabeth says. “This philosophy necessitates a close collaboration, and my clients recognize that decisions are made with them, not for them.” Elizabeth is a graduate of Cornell University. Her work has garnered multiple awards and has appeared in numerous publications. Elizabeth Swartz Interiors, LLC 11 Elkins Street • Suite 440 Boston, MA 02127 (617) 421-0800



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GRIFFIN INTERIORS I founded Griffin Interiors in 2006 which has grown steadily since then. I practice all aspects of design including renovation, new construction, space planning, fabrics, fixtures, furniture and decoration. With the addition of kitchen, bath and closet design, fine cabinetry has become a passion that I consider to be the foundation with which all other pieces will marry—countertop, flooring, fixtures, lighting, accessories and more—to complete the design. If the foundation is poor, the design will not hold up over time. I believe in doing something right and doing it once. When choosing products I agree with Benjamin Franklin who said, “The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten.” What I enjoy most about design is helping my clients give life to their dreams. Griffin Interiors P.O. Box 275 Wenham, MA 01984 (978) 317-7801

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I N S TA L L AT I O N S PLUS, INC. Installations Plus, Inc. of Holliston, Massachusetts, installs ceramic, porcelain, marble, granite and glass tile in high-end residential and commercial projects for both homeowners and contractors. The company constantly updates their installation methods to cater to the more intricate tiles that are being introduced daily. Installations Plus can install tile in any area of your home including kitchen floors, backsplashes, bathroom walls, ceilings, floors, sunrooms, wine cellars, steam rooms, curbless showers, family rooms and basements. Jon Moss, principal owner, and partner Bill Daniels have more than fifty years of combined experience in installing tile. The company works closely with homeowners and contractors in eastern Massachusetts as well as Cape Cod, North and South Shore, Rhode Island and other areas in New England. They are members of the National Association of Remodeling Industry (NARI), Better Business Bureau (BBB) and Builders Association of Greater Boston (BAGB).

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MONIQUE’S B AT H S H O W R O O M At Monique’s Bath Showroom we minimize the stress of a remodeling project by guiding our clients through the process of selecting product. Our experienced sales staff includes Vin Battista, who holds a Master Plumber’s license; Michael Battista, who has a Journeyman Plumber’s license and a Home Improvement Contractor’s license; and Tom Parker, a licensed construction supervisor who ran the remodeling division of a construction company for twenty years, specializing in kitchen and bath remodels. Pat, Chris and Jim have been selling kitchen and bath products for many years. At Monique’s, we are experts in both product and construction. We stress private appointments to ensure your precious time is used effectively and with minor interruption. We’re proud of the repeat business that means we’ve earned the trust of architects, designers, contractors and homeowners. We’re updating our showroom to make clients’ experience even easier and to provide the very latest and best products for kitchen and bath. Monique’ s Bath Showroom 123 North Beacon Street Watertown, MA 02472 (617) 923-1167










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NEWTON KITCHENS & DESIGN Newton Kitchens & Design provides exceptional handcrafted cabinetry and furniture manufactured in Massachusetts. As a family-owned business dedicated to delighting our customers and altering their perceptions of what is possible with custom kitchen, bath and furniture design, we blend an unpretentious and authentic mindset with an unrivaled commitment to master craftsmanship. Our unique and innovative designs range from contemporary to traditional while combining luxury with functionality. Our in-house finishes include exotic wood veneers, Italian lacquers, fabric- and stainless steel-wrapped options and more. At every stage—from in-home consultation through design, build and installation—Newton Kitchens & Design takes a hands-on approach to helping you create the perfect pieces for your kitchen, bathroom or entertaining space. In both our handcrafted custom and semi-custom cabinetry we deliver unparalleled customer service and unsurpassed quality. Newton Kitchens & Design 244 Needham Street Newton, MA 02464 (617) 559-0003 |


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R O O M S C A P E S L U X U RY DESIGN CENTER Roomscapes is a full-service firm engaged in residential space planning, interior design and remodeling services for any room of the house. Their award-winning kitchens and baths are the most distinctive sample of their portfolio. The attention to detail shows not only in their design layouts but also in the unique selection of materials and cabinetry interior accessories. Roomscapes’ clients benefit from engineering, remodeling and design services, as well as the ability to purchase all products and materials under one roof. From cabinetry, appliances and surface materials to tile, plumbing fixtures, hardware and accessories, you can find everything you need for your remodeling project in this one-of-a-kind design center. With a team of almost twenty designers and craftsmen, they are the experts at helping clients transform their homes one room at a time to enhance their lifestyle. The nurturing quality of every person on the Roomscapes team has endeared this company to thousand of satisfied clients since 1977. Roomscapes Luxury Design Center 40 Reservoir Park Drive Rockland, MA (781) 616-6400 PHOTOGRAPHY BY DAN CUTRONA

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SPLASH Please visit our showroom and see how you can transform your dreams for your bathroom into real life! Whatever your budget we can help realize your vision. Whether your style is modern minimalism or country cottage, we have the products to make the selection process simple. Our knowledgeable staff will be happy to work with you, as well as your contractor, plumber or designer, to help ensure that your project goes smoothly. Splash would like to thank you all for your kind thoughts and patience after our recent fire. Fortunately no one was hurt, and we have reopened for business.

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S TA N D A R D O F N E W E N G L A N D, L L C Functional beauty and quality are the hallmarks of The Beautiful Bath & Kitchen Showroom at Standard of New England. We strive to represent manufacturers who offer quality, value and good customer service so that we can offer the very best to you. Our showroom sales team has been specially trained in the bath and kitchen products that we represent. Being a family-owned business gives us the flexibility to cater to each customer’s individual needs. Customers appreciate the fact that we are flexible, knowledgeable and professional. We strive to offer individualized solutions that best meet each customer’s particular need. We are here to help architects, builders, designers, plumbers and their clients. Homeowners and walk-ins are always welcome. An appointment will give you our undivided attention. Please do not hesitate to contact us at (800) 225-7747. Standard of New England, LLC 100 West Road Portsmouth, NH 03801 (800) 225-7747 (603) 436-1400

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VERMONT SOAPSTONE Since 1856, the craftsmen at Vermont Soapstone have been handcrafting custom fixtures and home accents in our Perkinsville, Vermont, facility. Soapstone is a natural product quarried from the ground in blocks, like marble and granite. But unlike either of these stones, it's non-porous, which makes it completely stain-resistant. This also makes it the ideal kitchen surface—cleanups are an absolute breeze and there are no pores to retain bacteria from meat and fish. But the main reason most of our customers choose soapstone is simply this: soapstone is gorgeous. It has a very soft texture and wonderful veining. We can craft a completely custom design or you can order one of our unique classic soapstone sinks, countertops, flooring or fireplaces. Give us a call and let’s discuss how we can bring classic soapstone to your home.

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VERMONT VERDE ANTIQUE Vermont Verde Antique is a rich green serpentine stone quarried only in the Green Mountains of Vermont. It has been used in many signature projects throughout the world and is now being reintroduced to the local New England market. Vermont Verde Antique’s natural qualities of acid resistance, stain resistance, durability and low maintenance make it an excellent choice for kitchen and bath counters, shower enclosures, fireplace surrounds and all floors. Vermont Verde Antique has been used in the restoration of historic homes as well as some of the most modern and contemporary designs. We work with the stone supplier or fabricator of your choice. Slabs may be viewed online, and we also offer you the unique experience of visiting the quarry and warehouse to select slabs for your special project. We are a local, family-owned quarry and operate in an environmentally sensitive manner, taking great pride in the quality of our stone and the community in which we work. Vermont Verde Antique 2561 Sugar Hollow Road Pittsford, VT 05763 (802) 767-4421



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New England Home is excited to present the fourth annual 5 Under 40 awards, celebrating the region’s finest emerging talent in residential and product design. The honorees—all of whom are under the age of forty— were nominated by their peers and then selected by a committee of local design leaders. This is a year of firsts for 5 Under 40. For the first time, we actually have six winners, because our judges couldn’t ignore the talent of an inspiring team. It’s also the first time we considered submissions in landscape design, in addition to the standing categories of architecture,

interiors, furniture and home-design products and accessories. The result is perhaps one of the most talented and accomplished groups of design stars we’ve celebrated yet. Collectively, they’re behind the launch of multiple successful businesses, and they’ve variously been educated at Harvard, lauded in The New York Times and hired to design one of Boston’s most popular restaurants. What hasn’t changed: this year’s winners were selected by a jury of esteemed professionals from around New England who represent different facets of the design community: interior designers Susan Orpin and Diane McCafferty, architect David Stern, landscape architect Keith LeBlanc, product designer Adam Simha and New England Home’s editor-in-chief, Kyle Hoepner. The selected winners will be honored at a celebratory reception on September 12, 2013, in Boston

(please join us: see page 114 for ticketing information). As part of the festivities, each winner designed a custom rug that has been produced by presenting sponsor Landry & Arcari Oriental Rugs and Carpeting and will be auctioned off to benefit the Cambridge-based charity Barakat. Be sure to keep an eye on what comes next from this talented group! 98 NEW ENGLAND HOME SEPTEMBER–OCTOBER 2013

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1 Julie Arcari Cook and Jerry Arcari of Landry & Arcari Oriental Rugs and Carpeting with New England Home’s Kathy Bush-Dutton and Kyle Hoepner 2 2013 winners Jonathan Glatt and Sara Ossana of O&G Studio, Phoebe Lovejoy Russell of Lovejoy Designs, Tiffany Eastman of Tiffany Eastman Interiors, Matthew Cunningham of Matthew Cunningham Landscape Design and Rina Okawa of ZEN Associates 3 Paul Guitard of Woodmeister Masters Builders with Nancy Sorensen and Bill Morton of Back Bay Shutter Co. and Danielle Jones and Patti Jones of Snow and Jones, Inc. 4 Winner Tiffany Eastman of Tiffany Eastman Interiors with New England Home’s Stacy Kunstel 5 Winner Matthew Cunningham of Matthew Cunningham Landscape Design and Cody Thornton 6 Maria Mancino of The Romo Group with Ted Goodnow of Woodmeister Master Builders, Joseph DeChiaro of The Romo Group, winner Phoebe Lovejoy Russell of Lovejoy Designs and Debbie Towle and Wayne Towle of Wayne Towle Master Finishing & Restoration 7 Kristen Kirch with winner Rina Okawa and Russell Stott of ZEN Associates 8 Winners Sara Ossana and Jonathan Glatt of O&G Studio flank New England Home’s Kyle Hoepner 9 Judges Susan Orpin of The Orpin Group, Adam Simha of MKS Design and Diane McCafferty and David Stern of Stern McCafferty Architecture and Interiors 100 NEW ENGLAND HOME SEPTEMBER–OCTOBER 2013

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Matthew Cunningham began his eponymous landscape architecture firm ten years ago, but his passion for New England’s topography has been life-long. A Maine native, he grew up entranced by his outdoor surroundings. “I have always been passionate about geology, plants and ecology,” Cunningham says. “The sciences associated with landscape architecture fascinate me.” So much so that Cunningham has never held a job that didn’t somehow involve plants. In high school, he took a position as a sales associate at a local gardening center, and later managed a nursery while attending the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. His obvious dedication to the field was enough to land him a spot in the landscape program at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design. Despite his in-depth formal training, however, Cunningham employs


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a number of unconventional design methods that are all his own. He relies heavily on his camera to help him visualize a project. “Looking through the lens is an essential part of understanding a site and its potential,” he says. It was through the lens of his camera that Cunningham found the inspiration for his rug design. “On the day I received word that I was a 5 Under 40 winner, I was literally leaving for South Africa on my first vacation in six years,” he remembers. “While on safari there, camera in hand, my soul connected with a mother elephant as she tended to her young. I was captivated by the topography of her skin: the repetition, flow and frequency of every line could resemble a dramatic aerial photograph or the enlargement of a fingerprint, reminding me of the importance of context—a driving force in my design work.”

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Tiffany Eastman’s career can be summed up in one simple motto: the greater the risk, the greater the reward. “I truly feel my success as an interior designer stems from putting myself out there creatively,” she says. For one thing, she’s not afraid to blend periods and styles in her work, or to buck trends completely in favor of design she thinks will suit a client’s personal style. “I would have to say I have found that I have mastered the art of mixing,” she says. Eastman’s risk-taking, however, is best demonstrated by her career itself. After dipping her toe in the design waters while working at a highend furniture store, Eastman landed a job at a Raymond Forehand Associates, a design firm in Fairfield, Connecticut. Just three years later, she opened up Tiffany Eastman Interiors. “I took a chance when I started my firm,” she says. In the nine years


since, her gamble has reaped dividends. “I believed in what I had to offer and clients did, too.” The rug she designed for Landry & Arcari demonstrates her penchant for mixing styles, but also her sensitivity to the audience she’s designing for. “I wanted to somehow incorporate the charity, Barakat, into my design,” she says. “The dyeing technique of Ikat has been used for centuries in the Middle East [where the charity does much of its work]. I thought, what better way to incorporate a design element that represents a bit of the culture of the women and children we hope to support and educate with the proceeds of the auction?” The end result? “It’s a modern interpretation of a classic and timeless technique. Kind of what I like to say I bring to the table!”

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Rina Okawa has been interested in design for as long as she can remember. As a child, she says, “I could spend hours and hours trying to set up a space for dolls without actually playing with them.” After accompanying her mother to a lecture by a Japanese interior designer, Okawa’s fate was sealed. “I told her, ‘this is what I want for my career,’” she says. After earning a degree in interior design from Wentworth Institute of Technology, Okawa joined Bostonarea firm Zen Associates, where today she is a senior designer. Career highlights include spearheading projects from Colorado to New York City, and of course, around New England. She’s also had a hand in a number of highprofile commercial spaces, like the design of popular Boston sushi restau-


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It’s a unique talent that Jonathan Glatt and Sara Ossana of O&G Studio possess: to make furniture that looks both recognizably traditional yet undeniably of-the-moment at the same time. They call their style “New England Modern,” and the description hits the nail precisely on the head. Glatt and Ossana met in a furniture welding class while they were students at the Rhode Island School of Design, though neither had intended to make the furniture trade a career. Glatt had been studying jewelry making, while Ossana was getting her master’s degree in architecture and set design. After both reached a transition period in their intended careers, they teamed up to forge a new path, and O&G was born. Since launching the company in 2009, the two have enjoyed moments of success that would seem like accomplishments after a lifetime of


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work, never mind just four years of it. Their pieces have been featured in Elle Décor, the Wall Street Journal and Martha Stewart Living. They’ve got distribution in the U.K. and in May, after O&G appeared at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair, the New York Times called their upholstered Atlantic Settee one of “the highlights of Design Week.” Though their triumph is the product of natural talent and their eye for good design, it’s also the result of objective assessment and a willingness to constantly refine their craft. “Sara’s greatest strength is her ability to edit and to make quick decisions about what works and what doesn’t,” Glatt says. Echoes Ossana, “We are both perfectionists and are obsessive with details and quality craftsmanship, but we also know when to stop designing and when a piece is complete.”

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The best way to describe Phoebe Lovejoy Russell’s approach to interior design: she likes to focus on the big picture—one detail at a time. “From the way the furniture layout complements the grassy lawn outdoors, to how the grasscloth on a wall complements the leg finish of a sofa, every decision is meticulously thought out,” says Russell, who has owned her Allston, Massachusetts–based firm, Lovejoy Designs, since 2006. While Russell considers attention to detail to be a big part of her success, there’s no denying the emphasis she places on taking time to understand her clients, either—a skill she partially credits to an undergraduate degree in psychology that she earned before heading to design school. “My goal is to have a relationship with the home and the people who inhabit it,” she says. “The foundation of a successful project is created in listening


to a client’s hopes and visions for their home.” Russell’s “can-do” approach to client satisfaction seems to know no bounds. Asked to describe one of her most rewarding projects, she recounts the story of a client who added another 4,000 square feet of space to her to-do list in the middle of the design process—by buying the apartment next door. “I was originally hired to design a 2,000-square-foot apartment in a Back Bay high rise,” Russell says. “After the design was complete, the client opportunistically purchased the building’s penthouse.” Without batting an eye, Russell and her team went on to reconfigure not only the design, but the entire layout of the unit in order to create a unified home out of the two disparate spaces. The result? Another satisfied client, and a designer who wouldn’t have it any other way.

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Each year, as part of the 5 Under 40 celebration, winners get the chance to apply their creativity to a new medium by designing one-of-a-kind rugs alongside presenting sponsor Landry & Arcari Oriental Rugs and Carpeting. “It was very exciting to work with such a diverse group this year,” says Jeff Arcari, owner of Landry & Arcari. “Each designer came with their own unique background, inspiration and personal vision.” The time-intensive design and pro-

duction process starts almost as soon as winners are chosen in February. “All of the designers met with Jerry [Arcari, another owner of the business] and me at the beginning of the process to go over the technical details,” Jeff Arcari says. “There are always some limitations to what is possible and what is not in the actual creation of a hand-woven carpet, but


I love the fact that these young designers are always pushing the envelope and in turn making us come up with new techniques in the material preparation or weaving in order to execute their visions.” From there, the rugs are sketched out, and colors and fibers are chosen. Then the information is passed on to Landry & Arcari’s weavers in Nepal,

where the designs are mapped out onto graph paper, and the wool for the rugs is dyed, made into yarn and strung on a loom. Finally, each rug is skillfully hand-knotted. This last step in the process is the most time-intensive, typically taking two weavers up to four months to create each rug. The finished products, which Arcari says span styles from contemporary to Art Deco to traditional, are set to be auctioned off during the September 12 awards celebration. As with last year’s rug auction, proceeds will benefit the Cambridge-based charity Barakat.



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Interior designer Liz Caan devised a fun rope theme for the family room with a striking image above the fireplace and an eye-catching coil of rope nesting in a glass vase nearby. FACING PAGE: The home’s materials may seem familiar, but its clean lines speak to today.

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amid beautiful trees with handfuls of rugged boulders about that buoy the quintessential New England feel, this Middlesex County home—a modern-day take on the iconic farmhouse—is as welcoming as a warm fire. Windows on all sides send light streaming through and pull every season closer. Everyone who participated is in love with the Zen-like results. So much so, one wonders if, as it was coming together, the stars didn’t perfectly align. Or maybe it just follows: gather experts with excellent chemistry and innovative ideas flow. Add a husband with a strong engineering background and a wife with a lifelong interest in design and things are bound to get amazing. “I’m all about function. My wife is about form. We make a good match,” jokes the husband. Dedicated to building their dream house and nothing

less, the conscientious owners did their research. Before recruiting Boston architect Marcus Gleysteen (whom they regard as brilliant for having nailed precisely the home they’d envisioned) they took an upclose tour of his projects. Builder Steven Kosowsky, president of Design Housing in Dedham, Massachusetts, was an easy choice as they were familiar with his work. And once they met interior designer Liz Caan, who also heads the Newton, Massachusetts, retail shop Liz Caan Interiors Fine Furnishings, she was a shoo-in. The wife and Caan had instant rapport, which is no small thing when you’re concocting a family nest. Originally, a 1970s ranch graced the property. Unfortunately, an indoor pool had contributed to a multitude of problems. The only recourse was to raze the elderly abode and start over. The ecoconscious owners salvaged stone from an existing terrace and set aside scores of existing plants. The aged stone was reintroduced in a new terrace where it provides appealing patina. “Old materials have a distinct character,” explains Sterling, Massachusetts, garden designer Greg Bilowz, who helped site the house and develop a comphrensive landscape plan. Rescued plants were maintained in a makeshift nursery till construction ended and Jon Morgan and crew landscapers from the Wellesley, Massachusetts, comABOVE: From a distance, the house seems in sync with neighbors, but “move closer and it takes on its own singular character,” explains architect Marcus Gleysteen. LEFT AND RIGHT: In the living room, an antique rug lends stature while Thomas Paul zebra pillows from Caan’s shop inject modernity. The Arteriors bar cart was a surprise gift from husband to wife.

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Old materials have a distinct character,” says Bilowz. The eco-conscious owners salvaged stone from an existing terrace and set aside scores of existing plants.

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pany Earle B. Mosher could find spots for them. “Following Greg’s conceptual direction, we replanted mature rhododendrons, azaleas, witch hazels and cryptomerias,” says Morgan, who worked closely with the owners to achieve the grounds’ “soft natural look.” The astute husband had recognized the property’s potential on his first visit and made an offer almost immediately. Still, it was a challenging site with a steep grade drop, evident today at the back of the house. As it turned out, though, the contours and ups and downs benefitted Gleysteen’s artful design. The screened porch, for instance, rests on stilts, affording the owners “the wonderful feeling of a treehouse,” says the husband. The topography also allowed Gleysteen to devise a generous walk-out basement, which is where the wife’s Pilates studio is located. Her clients come and go without entering the main house.

Such thoughtful planning is Gleysteen’s trademark. “We’re creating value, not just space,” he insists. Moving effortlessly between classical and contemporary, Gleysteen brought the best of both here. “The key to creating fresh but traditional work is to cull out what is no longer relevant,” he explains. To that end, he eliminated unnecessary space, forged bedrooms of a comfortable, not grandiose, size and created living areas that are, he says, “accommodating, not monumental.” Because the husband was instrumental in fine-tuning many of the systems like the digital lighting himself, the home runs like the proverbial well-oiled machine. High praise rains down from all sides for Caan’s contributions. Collaborating with the wife, she has conjured the perfect, well-edited ambience. Window treatments? Caan wisely includes TOP LEFT: Stone steps meander through wooded grounds. TOP RIGHT: The home’s gray and blue palette is enhanced in the kitchen with white Calacatta marble. LEFT: With French doors open, meals in the dining room take on an alfresco flair. A table by Tritter Feefer rests on a Williston Weaves rug. FACING PAGE: The breakfast area takes in views of a terrace built with stone salvaged from the site. september-october 2013  New England Home 123

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My clients are in tune with Style. They wanted a contemporary decor but they also wanted it to be warm,” says designer Liz Caan. “We walked a fine line.”

them only where privacy is demanded. Elsewhere she’s left the windows free, furthering a come-in-Mother-Nature vibe the family treasures. The serene house feels at one with its surroundings from furnishings to palette. “I knew we didn’t want oranges and browns. The old stones are gray with a touch of purple. Our lavenders, blues and grays are all derived from them,” says the wife.

Gleysteen says he designs his homes “from the kitchen out,” so it makes sense that in this Y-shaped plan, the stunning kitchen with its dual counters and Calacatta marble– clad cooking station is at the center. The family breakfasts at a Saarinen table by Knoll on Ultrasuede-covered chairs. One raised arm of the immensely livable Y holds the girls’ study, Mom’s office and the family room (master suite above), while the other is occupied by the three-bay garage (guest quarters, Dad’s office, laundry above). The Y’s leg includes the powder room, dining and living rooms (daughters’ rooms above) with the porch nestled alongside. Although the porch is a favorite family destination, the open rooms flow so seamlessly that any one could be a top contender. “My clients are in tune with style. They wanted a contemporary decor but they also wanted it to be warm. We walked a fine line,” says Caan. Schumacher’s pewter metallic grasscloth on the living room walls imparts a subtle sophistication. Enlivened by jolts of blue in a pair of heirloom lamps, the pale room sparkles. The dining room with its fully upholstered B&B Italia chairs shares a similar tone. An accent wall papered in interlocking circles speaks to a Worlds Away sideboard. And the family room? It’s equally engaging, of course, with sofas by Cisco Brothers and sculptural lamps by Dunes and Duchess. Not for a moment does the pared-down, chic theme falter. In the master bedroom, a glazed linen headboard interjects an elegant note. And a window-side settee gives busy parents an after-hour’s oasis. Each girl’s room sports a sweet window seat and, befitting their ages (nine and eleven), the colors are lively tones of pinks, purple and turquoise. For their bath Caan even designed a streamlined turquoise vanity teamed with acrylic-framed mirrors. It’s just one more custom detail that underscores how very well contrived—in every sense— this sun-filled house truly is. • Resources For more information about this home, see page 203.

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A spectacular Rhode Island site overlooking both ocean and river gets an equally extraordinary house that binds past and present and joins indoors to out. Spectacular views call for special attention to the windows. Architect Jim Estes used a two-over-two grid throughout for continuity and texture.

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piece of property took these homeowners four long years. A weekend getaway to Newport initially sold them on the idea of summering in Rhode Island. “We fell in love with the whole area: the stunning waters sprinkled with sailboats, the casual atmosphere and the down-to-earth people,” remembers the wife. The couple had their hearts set on waterfront, but not just any old parcel. They wanted something spacious, secluded—in short, special. The kind of property that gets passed down from generation to generation and rarely comes up for sale. Just when they were about to throw up their hands, they found it, a 1,500-square-foot summer cottage with plenty of mice and no heat. It was the land, a private, three-and-a-half-acre spit with 270-degree water views that captured sunrise and sunset, that drew them. “We didn’t even look at the house that was on the property!” exclaims the wife. “The land was so unique, with the ocean bordering the property on one side and the river and beach on the other side.” They enlisted veteran Rhode Island–based architect Jim Estes to helm the project. No stranger to creating stunning seaside escapes, even he was impressed with the vantage. “It is one of the most spectacular views we’ve ever worked with,” he says. No surprise, then, that the landscape would serve as the driving creative force behind the build-out. Down came the tattered cottage. In its place (and then some) went a 3,100-square-foot house that simultaneously pays homage to the land and breathes new life into the stunning surroundings. “It’s a prominent site,” says Estes, “so we wanted a lowprofile house.” The goal was a “minimally two-story house—no big attic spaces and as low as possible.” It also had to be fairly maintenance-free in terms of exterior up-keep and bulletproof when it came to salt air and snowy winters. That’s where Wes Deane 128  New England Home  september–october 2013

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A generous amount of stonework grounds the house and complements the rocky shoreline. In the thoughtfully conceived kitchen, the backsplash and counters conjure the blues and grays of New England waterways as well as the stone that is so prominent outside. Tall ceilings, lots of glass and unobtrusive furnishings create space and depth in the main living quarters.

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Mooney elevated the pool a couple of feet so swimmers can soak up an uninterrupted sightline straight to the Atlantic. And that is what it’s all about at this house: taking in the view.

The beauty lies in the details: stoneworker Kevin Baker wrapped the pool— which reads the same color as the ocean in the distance—in a foot-wide strip of rounded beach-stones.

of Highland Builders came in, executing Estes’s plan and building a house so solid he’d welcome the opportunity to ride out a hurricane in it. Hipped roofs, large red-cedar clapboards and a generous amount of New England fieldstone help anchor the structure to the land and set up a seamless transition between the new construction and the rugged, natural landscape. True to Estes’s genius, the house defies easy labels. It’s not a contemporary, per se, nor a straight Shin-

gle-style. And that’s exactly the point: the aim was to cast aside monikers and design to the site, creating a harmonious space that’s in sync with its natural setting and has an equally seamless flow indoors. The house comprises three rectangles: the firstfloor living area and guest suite; the upstairs sleeping quarters with a master suite, laundry room and kids’ bedrooms; and a two-car garage-plus that incorporates a playroom and bathroom accessible from the pool. Efficiency was an important part of the design

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process. “There’s not a lot of redundancy,” says Estes. “We wanted to do it once...and do it right.” The main living space brings kitchen, dining and living rooms together in one open, airy expanse. Three sets of nine-foot-tall sliders run the length of the room on each side, successfully joining outdoors and in. An eye-catching fifteen-foot-tall exposedbeam ceiling with vertical-grain fir beams and cypress planks lends loft and plays nicely with the reclaimed yellow-pine flooring underfoot.

A stone fireplace with a thin arched Southern yellow pine mantel, designed by Estes and executed by master stoneworker Kevin Baker (who also gets credit for the exterior work), offers textural appeal and some heft to the breezy space. Just beyond the fireplace sits the husband’s study to the left and a screened-in porch to the right. When it came to the overall vibe, the wife wanted to retain a casual beach-house feel. And with four children ages three to thirteen descending for sumseptember–october 2013  New England Home 131

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mer vacations, the house had to be able to withstand some wear and tear. Interior designer Kathie Wheaton took the couple’s wishes to heart, creating a space at once practical (the dining chairs are slip-covered—just toss them in the wash; the sofas wear Sunbrella indoor-outdoor fabric) and aesthetically connected to the surroundings. Small touches throughout— cobalt-blue chair fabrics, sheer draperies that billow with the breeze, a prudent use of wicker—say quintessential beach cottage. A palette of whites, blues and grays recalls New England waterways. Wheaton took a subtle approach. “The site is such a strong site that you don’t want to interrupt the incredible peacefulness,” she says. “Interiors, I wanted to ensure, became secondary to views. My job is to move the eye to where you want it to be, which is the outside.” Playing off the push between new construction and the ageless seascape, Wheaton added accents that travel back in time. The living room’s side tables are fabricated from petrified wood, and a large

“The site is such a strong site that you don’t want to interrupt the incredible peacefulness,” says wheaton. antique trunk with plenty of cubbies and drawers for storage doubles as a coffee table. The technology, however, is decidedly present day; all of the windows and sliders are equipped with automated blinds that let in watery vistas with the flick of a switch. Outside, understated landscaping plays up the coastal feel. “I wanted to keep everything very minimal, very beachy,” says landscape architect Sharon Mooney. She turned to local favorites like hydrangeas, rosa rugosa, bayberry and lavender for optimal pop at the height of summer. A heated pool designed by Mooney gives the beach friendly competition. The right side of the L-shaped pool has a lap lane, at the husband’s request. There’s a raised spa for soaking and stargazing, a waterfall feature for visual and sound effect (and kid-friendly splashing) and an area beneath a pergola with a builtin grill for family gatherings. Mooney elevated the pool a couple of feet so swimmers can soak up an uninterrupted sightline straight to the Atlantic. And that is, in fact, what it’s all about at this house: taking in the view, from dozens of different, equally compelling, angles. No small feat on Estes’s part, it turns out every single room—save for a half-bath on the first floor—has a water view. It’s an impressive detail that makes the home exactly what the owners desired: special. • Resources For more information about this home, see page 203. 132  New England Home  september–october 2013

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Above: Clean lines (dressers are cleverly hidden behind a wall) and unobstructed views—even from the shower—define the master bedroom and bath. Left: Landscape architect Sharon Mooney chose plantings that are beachy and tolerant of harsh seaside conditions. The gridded trellis, designed by Estes, replicates the windows and provides visual and textural appeal, via both the wood and the shadows it casts.

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Romancing the


A designer’s eye for classic style turns good bones into great spaces both inside her suburban Boston home and out.

Designer Nannette Lewis paired plush upholstered pieces and cherished antiques, such as the French desk, to infuse her home’s interiors with comfort and sophistication. FACING PAGE: Lewis had admired the traditional cape and its gardens for years before she bought the house.

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The designer favors a neutral palette both for its soothing qualities and to showcase her antiques. RIGHT: Lewis uses her collections of creamware (top) and art (bottom) to create interesting compositions throughout her home.


annette Lewis had admired the demure brick cape she now calls home for years before she ever set foot inside. The house certainly is easy on the eye, given its classic charm, pleasing symmetry, trio of petite dormers in a slate roof and the lush trees, shrubs and flower beds that frame its iconic facade. “I always loved the house and its gardens,” says Lewis. Five years ago she heard that the owners were moving overseas and jumped at the opportunity to own the house she’d been sweet on for so long. The house, built in 1945

and renovated at least once or twice, was— along with its gardens—due for another round of freshening up, a fact that didn’t deter Lewis. “I walked in the front door and said, ‘I’ll take it,’ ” she remembers. She’d been looking to downsize: “It was this beautiful, small, adorable house and I loved it—although I thought it was smaller than it actually is.” At nearly 5,000 square feet with four bedrooms and five baths (Lewis added on and reconfigured the rooms a bit), the home sits deep on its leafy lot. “The beauty of it,” she says, “is that in every room the gardens are in sight.” A word about those gardens: they were lovingly planted by former owners twice

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removed, horticulturists who took great pride in the stunning landscape they’d created and generously invited visitors in to tour every year. “We’ve been told that they cut the grass with scissors,” says Lewis. Sadly, the beds and borders had gotten a bit overgrown over the years since those passionate gardeners sold the house, so Lewis set about re-creating the landscape’s original beauty. She enlisted the expert help of Craig Lemberger of the Garden Concierge in Sudbury, Massachusetts. “It wasn’t too far gone,” remembers Lemberger, “but there was work to be done. We focused mostly on the gardens surrounding the house: the gated garden and the backyard. We weeded and trimmed back the woodland garden.”

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Even the breakfast nook is elegant; a curved banquette in the bay window mirrors the cove ceiling, while wicker chairs dial down the formality of the space. FACING PAGE: White-on-white works everywhere: In the kitchen (top) with its smooth Calacatta marble counters, and in the master suite (bottom).


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The roses in the walled-in garden had gone wild, growing to eight feet tall, says Lemberger, so they were cut back. A holly hedge grown gnarly was pruned and restored. Unkempt flowerbeds were revived. Lemberger says that Lewis had a clear vision for improving the three-quarter-acre site, so they made some changes, too. “We planted lots of hydrangeas, dahlias and tulips, and did some massing in the back. We planted perennials and added boxwood to punctuate the arrival at the small pond.” Within a few seasons, the gardens were back and as beautiful as ever. The interior’s renovation went much more quickly. “I had already sold my home, so I had a really tight deadline,” says Lewis. “It needed to have the past brought forward. It had to be modernized tastefully. I needed to define the architectural vocabulary of the house and then move on from there with the renovation.” It would have been hard (and wrong), she says, to put a modern addition on a traditional house.

“I wanted to create a calm environment, a place where I could breathe after a busy, ­ ectic day,” says Lewis. h Today the house mixes past and present with a sophisticated simplicity. “I feel there is great beauty in simplicity,” Lewis says. “I wanted to create a calm environment, a place where I could breathe after a busy, hectic day.” She credits architect John Tankard of Waban, Massachusetts, with whom she has worked on many projects, for “understanding my vision and implementing it successfully.” The most challenging part of the renovation was combining three rooms into a large, warm space used as a library. For that, Lewis gives a nod to her builder, Charlie Howard, of Howard Brothers Builders in Westwood, Massachusetts. “He was unflappably able to work out all of the issues,” she says. For drama, a balcony housing a home office overlooks the kitchen/family room below. “Sitting in the office and looking over the balcony feels like being in a tree house looking through a large round window,” says Lewis. Reflecting her passionate belief that “a home should be a melange of many memories, with an aesthetic integrity that reflects september-october 2013  New England Home 139

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one’s personality and lifestyle,” the designer has filled her rooms with pedigreed antiques and comfortable pieces, most bought on trips all over the world. “Most of my things have had many lives,” she says. The living room is an artful composition with its skirted sofa and chairs in a luscious cream color, French antique chest, table and desk, a side chair outfitted in a muted Clarence House floral and shapely lamps and accessories, all on an off-white rug from Stark. In the dining room, French chairs upholstered in Edelman leather surround an antique English table. A demilune and a shell-embellished corner niche show off the designer’s lovely collection of creamware. Cooking is a joy in the spacious all-white kitchen with its simple Shaker-style cabinets and Calacatta marble counters. The kitchen ceiling rises to a vault above a breakfast area that sports a round table and a banquette tucked into the bay window. Lewis’s well-loved neutral palette suits the master bedroom, where the star is a custom sleigh-inspired bed with a tufted, upholstered headboard and footboard, tailored skirt and bedding by JRB linens.

The property’s three gardens were planted and nurtured for many years by former owners, then went through a bit of an unkempt growth period. Lewis was bent on the gardens’ revival when she moved in, and with the help of gardener Craig Lemberger, restored them to full flower.

“A home should be a melange of many memories, with an aesthetic integrity that reflects one’s personality and lifestyle.” Although Lewis is fond of pattern and color in her work, she opted for a state of neutrality throughout her own home, the better to let the classic quality of her furniture choices shine. Wood floors in a rich shade of espresso make a striking contrast against the white walls and cabinetry. Her purposeful placement of fine contemporary art, including paintings by Dine, Hockney and Frankenthaler, leaves no question that this is a carefully curated home— though Lewis insists it’s not flawless. “I am never after perfection in designing my own home,” she says. “I want to love my space but I try to create comfort and beauty in a thoughtful way. I have lived in many homes through the years, built from ground up, and this is still my favorite.” • RESOURCES For more information about this home, see


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Classic fabrics and fine antiques give this nineteenthcentury in-town Nantucket house an interior that harmonizes perfectly with its historic architecture.


DueRespect Written and produced by Stacy Kunstel // Photography by Michael Partenio // Interior design: Nancy Serafini // Architecture: Mick Rowland, Milton Rowland and Associates // Landscape architect: Martin E. McGowan, ’Sconset Gardener // Builder: Les Fey, Les Fey Millwork

Bold blues and lively botanical print fabrics animate the historic Nantucket home’s formal living room. Period antiques mix with newer pieces to keep the home from feeling too rooted in the past.

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Nancy Serafini found the English chair at Janis Aldridge and the antique embroidered fire screen at Rafael Osona Auctions, two on-island resources popular with interior designers. Facing page, top: Zoffany fabric makes a pretty backdrop for the entry’s Chinese vases and gilt-framed mirror. Facing page, bottom: Historic homes along Orange Street share interior walls with their neighbors.

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The houses along Nantucket’s Orange Street are packed as tightly as leather-bound books. Sharing side walls, the three-story homes sit close to each other and loom over the sidewalk. It’s not about ocean views in these historic homes, but the comforts that await inside. “You can feel claustrophobic in those houses,” admits Boston-based interior designer and longtime Nantucket resident Nancy Serafini. “There are no side windows in any of them.” But this particular house, one in a row of spec houses built back in 1831, has a secret. While many in-town houses of that era have postage-stamp–size backyards, this one holds a hidden courtyard garden, walled on two sides, softened with espaliered pear trees, roses and a giant iron pergola endowed with a thick tangle of wisteria vines. It’s a light-filled blessing for the L-shaped house. The broad front side that faces the street gathers afternoon light in the living room, entryway and upstairs guestroom. But in the morning and during most of the day, light swells through the narrow back of the house, infusing the family room, dining room, kitchen and master suite with a warm glow. “There’s so much beautiful light coming into this house,” says Serafini. No stranger to antique houses, owner Barbara Jones had already lived in two old homes on the island. She bought this one just three years ago and brought in Serafini, architect Mick Rowland and builder Les Fey of Les Fey Millwork for a gentle renovation.“I’ve always been in town,” says the California resident who has been coming to Nantucket for almost thirty years. “It’s the sense of history, of architecture. I particularly like it around Thanksgiving when the leaves are off the trees and you can see all the structures.” That admiration includes respect for what came before. Some work had been done on the house over the years beginning with a renovation a century ago. Updates occurred along the way, and now Jones has made a few improvements of her own. Still, the wide pine floors, an interior stair’s carved newel post and

“We started with the rugs, says designer Nancy Serafini. “It’s so much harder to find the perfect rug than it is to find the perfect fabric.”

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the double pocket doors separating the parlors—now the living room and family room—are all original to the design. The team repaired crown molding and trim and gave the bathrooms an elegant update. In the master bath, a small tub was expertly shoehorned into the tight space. The cozy dining room got a grander sense of space with the removal of a vaulted ceiling and the addition of French doors that open to the garden courtyard. Windows along the family room and dining room face the courtyard, which has become a welcoming space to gather friends. “I can seat more people outside than I can in my dining room,” says Jones. As wonderful as the garden is, everything comes down to what’s inside, and here Serafini brought her years of decorating and antiquing to create spaces rooted in elegance and tradition. From the hand-painted paper in the entryway to the gilt mirrors and antique furnishings that came from Boston, Savannah, Nantucket and beyond, the rooms resonate with history but are never mired in the past. “The house has a feeling of a Nantucket antique, but we’ve mixed in some new with it as well,” says Serafini. “To me, the way to mix antique and new was to find several key antique pieces and marry them with fresh, beautifully designed fabrics.” The living and family rooms open to one another and provided a particular challenge in that the former called for a formality Jones didn’t want in the latter. “We started with the rugs,” says Serafini. “It’s so much harder to find the perfect rug than it is to find the perfect fabric, plus it was critical that the two rugs should communicate with one another and that one not overpower the other. We also wanted rugs that were highly individual and personal to the house.” Once she found the rugs, the designer gathered complementary fabrics that would translate well from one end of the house to the other. “When you look at the fabulous Taffard silk woven print in the living room curtains with the incredible

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The walls of the narrow dining room are clad in Travers fabric. Facing page, top: In the mudroom, carved wooden birds flock on plaid Schumacher paper above an antique woven cafe table and chairs. Facing page, bottom: A hidden courtyard behind the house offers space for outdoor dining and entertaining.

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A quilted paper art piece by Nantucket artist Mellie Cooper hangs above the family room fireplace. The family room is open to the living room, but maintains a more casual character. Facing page, top: Serafini built out the wall behind the bed in the master bedroom to create a walk-in closet. Facing page, bottom: The slipper tub was added to the small master bath.

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Throughout the process, historical integrity was crucial to the homeowner. “I wanted the inside to speak to the historic structure,” she says.

Lee Jofa trims and you then look at the family room with its printed linen in a blue and off-white pattern, you recognize the balance that we were after,” explains Serafini. Rich blue walls and dramatic draperies in shades of blue, rust and cream that echo the colors of the rug bring a luxe feel to the living room. A more contemporary waterscape in a gilded frame and an Asian coffee table live beautifully with an embroidered fire screen that looks as if it were part of the original house. “Barbara and I both have a love affair with blue,” says Serafini. While the living room is for formal entertaining and garden club meetings, the family room is where you’ll find the television and a hidden wet bar. Blues again, but this time softer and paired with pale striped upholstery and Ralph Lauren herringbone fabric on the walls. From here, the house narrows to just ten feet wide. The dining room leads to the kitchen, where Serafini added beadboard and a pear tree mosaic behind the range, but kept the green marble counters and glass-front cabinets from an earlier renovation. Just beyond is a tiny mudroom so well designed you’d wish it a more prominent position in the scheme of things. Large-checked wallpaper covers walls and ceilings, while carved birds flit about a whimsical mirror above an antique wicker set. One other major change occurred in the large second-floor master bedroom. The headboard originally rested between two closets that had been added in the past. Serafini built out the wall behind the bed, making room for a hidden walk-in closet and giving the room a cozier feel. Throughout the process, historical integrity was crucial to Jones. “I wanted the inside to speak to the historic structure outside the house,” she says. That was a challenge Serafini had no trouble meeting. “Barbara and I have exactly the same taste,” she says. “It wasn’t even work.” • Resources For more information about this home, see page 203. september-october 2013  New England Home 149

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Special Focus:

Kitchen and Bath Design Kitchens and baths with plenty of style prove that the most functional rooms in the house have taken a big step beyond their utilitarian pasts. text By Paula M. Bodah

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For information about the professionals, see page 203.

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John MacDonald, Morehouse MacDonald & Associates Builder:

The Lagasse Group Millwork:

Herrick & White

Less is More The double-height ceiling in this kitchen was a bit too much of good thing. Responding to his clients’ desire for a more intimate space, architect John MacDonald used black walnut trusses and white oak in-filling for the illusion of lower ceilings. Additional warmth comes from the walnut cabinets and a bubinga island top, while limestone floors, white granite counters and backsplashes set with pale stone lighten things up. Natural light spills in from a new skylight above the window. MacDonald added other warm touches, including walnut panel accents in the stainless-steel range hood and a copper-lined farmer’s sink. —Photography by Sam Gray

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Special Focus:

Kitchen and Bath Design

Go With the Flow The original small, brick-walled kitchen probably suited this home perfectly when it was built in the 1930s, but today’s families crave more space and far more light. The transformation by architect John Meyer and designer Laura Meyer included raising the ceiling (and giving it architectural detail), knocking out walls and reconfiguring the space for seamless flow from the pantry through the cooking area to the casual dining area. Blue lower cabinets create a pleasing contrast with bright white walls and ceilings. And those bricks? The homeowners hated to part with them entirely, given their history as part of Boston’s historic Old North Church. The design duo made clever use of them as an accent behind the stove and to give the pantry, above, an extra dose of character. —Photography by Shelley Harrison

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Meyer & Meyer Architecture and Interiors Interior decorating: Kate Maloney Builder: Martin Deane, Kells Construction Cabinetry: Jim Simko, Weston Kitchens

Architecture and interior design:

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Kitchen and Bath Design

Forever Young ///// Interior design:

Karen Swanson, New England Design Works

Karen Swanson envisioned a youthful, contemporary look for the kitchen in her own 1850s sea captain’s house. The butler’s pantry, above, eases the transition from traditional to relaxed with its multicolored Harlequin wallpaper, walnut countertops and gold metallic ceiling paint. The serene kitchen belies the challenges Swanson faced, including the non-functioning three-story brick chimney that intruded on the space. The designer plastered over the brick then covered it with wallpaper to create an anchor for the island. Vivid decorative accents and stainlesssteel appliances ramp up the energy level in the room, which took first place for medium kitchens in the 2013 National Kitchen and Bath Association’s annual kitchen design contest. —Photography by Evan White

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Special Focus:

Kitchen and Bath Design

Now and Zen Stephanie Horowitz and Ben Uyeda stayed true to the modernist roots of the 1950 home when they renovated this bath. The goal: to expand and reconfigure without giving up the spare, utilitarian feel of the original room. Reclaiming an unused closet in the next room enabled the duo to add the soaking tub. They tucked the toilet behind the shower to shield it from view when the bathroom door is open. Harsh yellow walls and vanity counters gave way to soft white, and tile in a warm, neutral palette laid in a contiguous pattern sets a modern tone. A clever peg-board system in the medicine cabinet holds hair dryers, toothbrushes and other bathroom necessities for minimum clutter. The result: a serene oasis with a Zen-like feel.

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Stephanie Horowitz and Ben Uyeda, ZeroEnergy Design Builder:

S+H Construction

—Photography by Eric Roth

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Kitchen and Bath Design

///// Architecture:

Kyle Sheffield and Douglas Dick, LDa Architecture & Interiors Builder:

Gilman Guidelli & Bellow Cabinetmaker:

Olive Square Kitchens

Wakeup Call Everyday activities like the morning shower and getting dressed for work take on a sense of adventure in this master bath and dressing area, thanks to the ingenuity of the architects and their daring clients. The contemporary space treats the separate elements—the sleek tub, the glass shower cube, the freestanding vanity and, most notably, the egg-shaped standalone closet—as sculptural pieces. By paring away nonessential walls, the architects opened a clear view from the bedroom door to the back of the bathroom, where the tub sits positioned to take in the view of garden and woodlands. There’s nothing timid about this space, including the color scheme, where natural finishes in calming hues of gray, sand and white serve as a backdrop to bold splashes of purple. —Photography by Michael J. Lee —Styling assistance by Angela DeSiata Stevenson

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///// Architecture and interior design:

Jonathan Cutler Builder:

R.L. Smith Construction

Special Focus:

Kitchen and Bath Design Glass Act The owner of this urban condominium envisioned a bright, cheerful space, despite the fact that her interior bathroom gets no natural light. Architect Jonathan Cutler obliged by covering the walls with gleaming glass Ann Sacks bricks in white and two shades of aqua. Outside the shower, mirrored upper walls (one hiding a medicine cabinet for plenty of additional storage) reflect light in every direction. Opposite the blizzard-white Caesarstone vanity Cutler installed a matching counter, lit by vertical incandescent tubes at either end, so the homeowner can stand close to the mirror to put on her makeup. Finally, the floor’s tiny iridescent glass blocks guarantee a sense of light even underfoot. —Photography by Eric Roth

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Kyle Bunting Bench ///

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Helena Chair from Bunny Williams ///

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“This bed is very French in design; it’s mahogany with suede set into the headboard. It’s of very fine quality, has gentle lines and soft coloring, and when you walk into the room it has such a presence. I think it’s one of the most beautiful beds ever made.” TJ’s at the Sign of the Goose


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“This bed is fit for a king or a queen (and comes in both sizes, as well as California king and twin). The headboard is upholstered in neutral suede and tufted in a modern style. Although the pencil post design is rooted in history, this versatile interpretation can read as either transitional or masculine.” Ailanthus, Boston Design Center, (617) 482-5605,


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/// Which brings us to thinking pink, very possibly the next

big thing. The color of Breast Cancer Awareness, pink will be the subject of a new show opening at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston on October 3. Pink was not always reserved for girls pirouetting in tutus. Truth is, the rosy hue became equally popular with men beginning in the seventeenth century, and only much later did it veer off to symbolize femininity. In art, fashion and design, pink was huge. Now it’s due for a comeback. “I feel it’s wonderful that a single color has become such an international symbol of hope and health,” passion for pink The Museum of Fine Arts, says art consultant and interior Boston, will be bathed in pink designer Andrea Marquit Clagett light to celebrate Breast Cancer of Boston. For Marquit the gender Awareness month and the October 3 opening of Think Pink, color codes no longer apply. “Here an exhibit that explores the rosy in my own living room there’s hue and its place in history and an abstract painting with very culture since the 1700s. The show runs through May 26, 2014. masculine impasto strokes in pink combined with a Louis XIV chair upholstered in a pink plaid silk.” /// While the MFA is thinking high

culture, interior designer Diana Kennedy is thinking pop. Married to “Boob Tube Dude” Ryan McGee, the television critic,

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hat is the next big thing? Now that summer is spent, the Jewish New Year arrives with a blast of the ram’s horn. Jewish or not, we feel the excitement of new beginnings, though we may not quite know yet where we’re headed. The pull of the ocean’s waves is receding into memory, and now we feel the swirl and tug of creative currents as we get back to work. Their gentle, insistent power draws us in new design directions, some strangely familiar, and some surprising. Ultimately, however, we resolve to get our bearings. After all, it’s time to actually produce something: a plan, a presentation, a payroll. We cannot afford to stumble along like the beach bums of design indefinitely. So we ask: what is the next big thing, what images and influencers, ideas and inspirations (dare we say trends?) should we pay attention to this new season and New Year? One way to find out is to look over the shoulder of smart-looking folks at Jeff Postel’s Art Longwood bookstore in Rockport, Massachusetts. Postel (step-brother to

this correspondent) has amassed 4,000-plus art, design and architecture titles. He says that anything depicting the home interiors of the late Yves Saint Laurent and his partner, Pierre Bergé, in Paris receives immediate, rapt attention. How these spaces effortlessly combined a deep and glowing opulence with fresh, clean lines will surely define the next big thing for years to come. The reclusive Irish architect and furniture designer Eileen Gray is getting a lot of attention, too, as is one of her first champions, Andrée Putman, generally acknowledged as the grande dame of modern interior design. Putman’s Complete Works features her own 1980s-era hit, Morgans New York Hotel. “A two-volume, ribbon-tied set on Art Deco designer Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann sells very well,” Postel says. “And, like Eileen Gray, Ruhlmann figured prominently in the Yves Saint Laurent collection.” With such intense creativity unfolding page after page, why look for more? Why not simply digest the huge feast that design has set before us? Well for one, the ram’s horn is going to blow, a new year, a new start, even newer influences no matter what. There’s the next big thing and then the next big thing after that.

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Kennedy returned from the ATX Television Festival in Austin this June, where her husband was moderating a panel. The influence of TV set design on interior design impressed and inspired her. “The Good Wife even inspired a line of furniture from Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams and accessories from Horchow. Modern Family was hugely influential as well, especially the Latina trophy wife. . . those hot red accent colors!” says the Wakefield, Massachusetts, designer. Now, the next big thing looks to be the set for Hannibal, the new TV series from NBC, based on the horror classic Silence of the Lambs. The sets feature a gray-green and scarlet palette, but behind the ghoulish colors, the bones of the set are cool and classic. “Especially Hannibal’s office, which has this amazing Gothic/Moorish architecture on multiple levels, which helps determine who in the show happens to be at what level of power,” Kennedy points out. /// For designer


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Dayton Home in Wellesley, Massachusetts, the next big thing is a real paradigm shift in the trade. “People don’t want to be tied exclusively to the old design center system anymore,” he says. “While my partner, Lynn Dayton, and I have no intention of skirting that system, we recognize that people want Michael more choice in high-end Carter design: a two-tier system where they can, for example, hire a designer for a big project, but if they just want to finish a few things or re-cover a chair, or are simply looking for some new ideas or an inspiring point of view, they can come to us. And while the vignettes are much like a show house, everything here is for sale. You can be inspired, but also instantly gratified—take things home right off the showroom floor.” /// Some may be already thinking pink, but

people thinking orange often end up with coral, according to designer Susan Ambrose, who owns Home Remedies in Portland, Maine. “They see orange in magazines and come in asking for it, but when I show them actual orange, they just chicken out,” she says. Coral pillows and coral fabrics are all selling well; think

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orange dialed back to the natural world with a touch of pinkishness. What about Ambrose’s own place? “I am a black and neutral kind of gal.” /// Max O. Urbahn thought big. A German

émigré architect like Walter Gropius, Urbahn was among those who defined post-war modernism. His Vehicle Assembly Building at Cape Canaveral is still one of the world’s largest structures. Cut to Boston where he met the much younger architect Michael McKinley. The ageing Urbahn persuaded McKinley to join his practice. McKinley soon followed the master to Stonington, Connecticut, where he recalls how Urbahn stood out with his tweed suits and yellow carnation. McKinley does not think modernist monolithic, though he is first to acknowledge the influence of Urbahn’s aesthetic that form must follow function. Still in Stonington, McKinley thinks coastal casual. “One thing we’ve been creating lately for a number of second homes is ‘the off-season room.’ This space can do double duty, acting as old-fashioned screened-in porch in summer and family dining room for Thanksgiving and Christmas. It Michael took a while to figure it McKinley out, but a new window technology allowed us to do it. Hinged at their mid-sections, the windows fold inward and upward against the ceiling when not in use. Down, they look like typical double-hung thermal panes. The new high-efficiency wood burning fireplaces can easily heat this area as well as the dining room and living room.” /// Designer

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quartzite and Caesarstone, says Orpin. More clients prefer glass-enclosed steam showers, and free-standing tubs displayed like sculptures in large spaces open to the master bedroom have given way to under-mounted Jacuzzis. “Under-mounting accomSusan modates the motors Orpin and heaters, and it’s important for people who like a ledge for bathing essentials, even a glass of wine,” says Orpin. /// Designer

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Burlington, Vermont, thinks salvaged building materials for a contemporary look with an industrial twist. If that sounds like a tall order, it is second nature to Palmisano, whose off-the-grid home caught the attention of Better Homes and Gardens. With several salvage books to her credit and many a star turn on HGTV’s DIY Network, Palmisano remains a hands-on upcycler. She’s apparently fearless when it comes to exploring the outer banks of resourcefulness such as her own city’s nonprofit Resource Building Material Store. There she finds the raw materials for contemporary with an industrial twist: ’50s chandeliers, doors, sinks, window trim and appliances,

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Beautiful interior design needs a clutter-free, organized environment to really shine. Landry & Arcari aims to help out on that front by hosting presentations with Style Network star Mark Brunetz, author of Take the U Out of Clutter. As part of the events, on October 6 at the Salem, Massachusetts, showroom and on


Interior designer (and New England Design Hall of Famer) Gary McBournie can add “author” to his list of accomplishments with the launch of his new book, Living Color: A Designer Works Magic with Traditional Interiors. The 252-page tome, from Pointed Leaf Press, presents more than 350 illustrations of an array of colorful and chic projects showing McBournie’s signature twist on traditional.

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October 7 at the Boston showroom, the rug company is running a contest to win a homeorganizing session with Brunetz. A deserving family is now comfortably ensconced in their new Norton, Massachusetts, home thanks in part to the architectural design services donated by Dennis Colwell Architects (DCA) to Old Colony Habitat for Humanity. Hutker Architects and Hob Knob Construction are also involved in a new philanthropic venture, Facing West. The private corporation partners with architects and builders to restore and sell homes on Martha’s Vineyard, donating a portion of the sale to build schools in developing countries. The first project, Captain Ellsworth House in Edgartown, will benefit preschool schoolchildren in Rwanda. Brickyard is a new home/lifestyle store on Main Street in Vineyard Haven that’s filled with an eclectic mix of items the founder, Kate Shanor, has searched out in old barns, factories and small artisan fairs. Her partner, Scott Mullin, oversees the visual aspects of Brickyard and, along with Kate, assists clients with on-site interior services. Together they look for “the interesting one-of-a-kinds, the old and rusty and the unusual.”

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NEWPORT FLOWER SHOW’s opening gala.

With a theme of Jade: Eastern Obsessions, the party offered an Asian-inspired cocktail buffet along with music and dancing, all amid the show’s stunning floral exhibits and garden designs with the Atlantic Ocean as the backdrop.

The Boston Design Center has been busy opening new showrooms this year. Ardente Supply celebrated the opening of its newest WATERSPOT showroom, a 4,000-square-foot destination for design professionals, contractors and homeowners to see the latest in designer lighting, hardware and fixtures for the bath., courtesy of the Preservation Society of Newport County

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More than 230 guests enjoyed a party at the grand Eustis Estate in Milton, Massachusetts, to help HISTORIC NEW ENGLAND raise money for historic preservation. The elegant soiree featured a cocktail reception on the first floor and in the gardens of the 1878 mansion designed by William Ralph Emerson, followed by dinner under a tent on the lovely grounds.







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Interior designer Jeff Ferreira and his wife, Maureen, welcomed partygoers to celebrate the opening of their new interior design shop, WELL-LIVED, in Beverly Farms on Boston’s North Shore. Guests mingled and enjoyed drinks and refreshments among a sophisticated collection of furniture and decorative pieces for the home.

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The Society of Arts and Crafts strutted its stuff with its CRAFTBOSTON show at the Seaport World Trade Center. The preview party offered cocktails and jazz as guests browsed the offerings by some 200 fine craftspeople.

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Boston’s historic Taj hotel was the elegant setting for a book-signing party hosted by MERIDA MERIDIAN to celebrate designer Amanda Nisbet’s new book, Dazzling Design.



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Unique, beautiful and now appearing in New England’s shops and showrooms

Updated Classic For a plush and modern take on the ever-popular Chesterfield sofa, look no further than M-Geough, where you’ll find A. Rudin’s cozy-chic velvetupholstered version. Boston Design Center, (617) 451-1412,

Colors of the Season Celebrate fall all year round by ditching your cold stainless steel stove in favor of Bertazzoni’s new pumpkin-colored professional range, available at Baron’s Major Brands. Locations throughout New Hampshire, (800) 350-2499,

On the Fritz The name of Fritz Hansen’s new Ro chair is the Danish word for “tranquility,” which is exactly the feeling this modish easy chair, now at Addo Novo, is meant to induce. Boston, (857) 284-7071,

Maine Attraction This wool Acadia National Park blanket from Pendelton, reminiscent of vintage ski sweaters, will get you excited for cooler temperatures. Find it at Nicola’s Home. Yarmouth, Maine, (207) 847-3466,

Euro Style London born, Madrid-residing James Malone’s textile collection has been a hit in Europe for years. Lucky for us, his hip designs, like this Totem fabric, are also readily available at Ailanthus. Boston Design Center, (617) 482-5605,

The Little Things New to Yale Appliance + Lighting, Adorne by Legrand’s sleek pop-up light switches are proof that great design can be found in even the smallest details. Dorchester, Massachusetts, (617) 825-9253,

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Prompt Patina Give new construction the timeworn character of a classic New England colonial with Carlisle Wide Plank Floors’s

reclaimed Grandpa’s Wood Floors. The New Hampshire-based company opened its second area showroom in the Boston Design Center over the summer. Boston Design Center, (617) 830-4592,

Just Riveting Rivet detailing gives the 16˝ × 16˝ chrome-and-glass Quad wall clock, now at Lou Lou’s Decor, an industrial edge. Portsmouth, Rhode Island, (401) 293-5799,

Flower Power Osborne & Little’s fall line of

prints includes this oversized floral Alexandria motif, which can be ordered as a wallpaper or fabric in a variety of shades and color combinations. Boston Design Center, (617) 737-2924,

Capiz, Please Swap everyday placemats with Kim Seybert’s capiz shell chargers—part of her fall 2013 collection—to create a table worthy of a special occasion. This chevron-like, deco-cut version is available at Fine Linen and Bath. Branford, Connecticut, (866) 3524522,

Natural Beauty Sudbury, Massachusetts–based furniture maker Ray Bachand is known for his organic wood pieces, like this hall tree made from a slab of butternut, a new addition to his showroom, 60 Nobscot. Sudbury,, (978) 440-8066

Puzzle Piece Roche Bobois’s blue glass Daisy coffee table, the brainchild of designer Sacha Lakic, pulls apart into a set of three geometric pedestals. Boston, (617) 742-9611,

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Notable homes on the market in New England BY MARIA LAPIANA

Connecticut’s Colgate Mansion

Best of Both Worlds on Beacon Hill Everything that was splendid about Beacon Hill in the nineteenth century is represented in this Federal-style townhouse designed by famed architect Asher Benjamin. Built in 1823, meticulously maintained and then renovated in 2009, the home’s modern amenities have kept pace with its Old World grandeur. A stately curved stair foreshadows the formality of the highly detailed rooms, many of them with floor-to-ceiling windows, elaborate crown molding and wainscoting. And yet the home is immensely livable. To wit: it features an elegant double parlor, soaring ceilings and marble fireplaces (a clear testament to the past) and a spacious and inviting modern kitchen and heated four-car garage. A private garden creates a charming outdoor living space in the middle of the city. It just may be possible to have it all. DULY NOTED: Get away from it all—without going very far. A cozy sitting room, where privacy is paramount and a wood stove takes the chill off of cool evenings, opens directly onto the garden. CONTACT: Campion and Company, Boston, (617) 236-0711,, MLS# 71481716

Inspired by eighteenth-century Italian Renaissance design, this stucco-on-stone mansion is as magnificent as it is unexpected in the Connecticut countryside. Hidden away in Sharon, in the northwest corner of the state, construction on the mansion designed by architect J. William Cromwell, Jr. began in 1901. The owners, Romulus Riggs Colgate and his wife, Susan, moved in five years later. Nothing was too good for this couple’s home that was fashioned on Colgate’s grandfather’s manse in Kent, England; a guided tour of its nineteen rooms would be chockablock with famous names. Suffice it to say, this is a singular offering. The fifty-acre property includes an English barn with six stalls, a carriage house, a forty-five-by-fiftyfoot reflecting pool and a grand courtyard entrance with privet and fountain. Back in 1901, the mansion’s building costs were estimated at $2 million—something like $43 million today. Mind you, this did not include the landscaping. DULY NOTED: The American songwriter, arranger and pianist Paul Leka purchased the estate in 1978; he lived there with his family, sometimes using the mansion as a recording studio. CONTACT: Litchfield Hills Sotheby’s International Realty, Washington Depot, Conn., (860) 868-6926,, MLS# 20256468

ROOMS: 19 9 BEDROOMS 5 FULL, 3 HALF BATHS 12,057 SQ. FT. $6,999,000

A Private Vineyard Paradise More than 300 acres with 1,200 feet of private oceanfront beach on the southern shore of Martha’s Vineyard: is there anything more to say? Indeed. This property, known as Homer’s Pond, offers privacy and natural surroundings in spades. It sits ROOMS: 12 adjacent to the Long Point Wildlife Refuge, offers a world of possibili4 BEDROOMS ties for equestrians and features more than a few building sites, all with 5 FULL, 1 HALF BATH spectacular views. The AIA award-winning main house (with floor5,600 SQ. FT. to-ceiling windows) was designed by Gary Graham of GMI Architects $118,000,000 as three separate volumes, sited to take advantage of both sun- and moonlit vistas. The home’s amenities include a heated saltwater pool, tennis court, sauna, steam room, spa and an underground, 12,000-bottle wine cellar. A charming onebedroom beach house is perched on stilts amid a canopy of trees. Imagine: nothing but sea, sand and woodlands, as far as the eye can see. DULY NOTED: Seclusion, privacy and natural beauty may be this property’s most compelling selling points, but it’s also just minutes away from the airport and Edgartown. CONTACT: South Light Property, LLC, (781) 281-0137,


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Weston, Massachusetts Private estate set on over 5.5 acres offering a host of amenities, character and charm. convenient access to train, dining, shops and close proximity downtown Boston. $7,995,000

Boston, Massachusetts Beacon hill. recently-completed, meticulously-renovated 5-level townhouse on prestigious West cedar street. featuring 5+ bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, a sky-lit gourmet kitchen, 7 fireplaces, a/c, two-tiered garden and expansive roof deck. $6,250,000.

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concorD, Massachusetts Monument street colonial with 5 bedrooms, on a 2 acre corner lot surrounded by decorative stone walls. open, window-wrapped plan with rich details & first-floor master suite. Garage parking for 7 cars, in-ground pool & heated pool house. $3,900,000

LexInGton, Massachusetts Impressive 8,500+ square-foot estate featuring 14 well-appointed rooms, top-ofthe-line kitchen, six bedrooms, in-laid flooring, finished lower level and large granite patio. near top schools, walking trails and Lexington center. $2,699,000

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LexInGton, Massachusetts noteworthy colonial residence set on nearly an acre featuring 11 rooms, 5 bedrooms, red birch floors, custom details, exquisite kitchen, game room, gym, mudroom & patio. convenient to bike path, commuter route & top schools. $2,550,000

LIncoLn, Massachusetts exquisitely-detailed custom colonial with mahogany floors, rich millwork, chef’s kitchen, four bedrooms and sumptuous master suite. Landscaped 3+ acres near commuting routes. $2,199,000

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GLoucester, Massachusetts Beautiful waterfront home set on the annisquam river with 400 feet of frontage, panoramic views, four bedrooms, three fireplaces, home theatre, six-car garage, and multiple decks. $1,749,999

Gwen Washburn | c. 978.771.4827

Louise touchette | c. 617.605.0555

east GreenWIch, rhoDe IsLanD nantucket shingle-style Gambrel colonial with exquisite detail. 6,300+ squarefoot home set on 2-acre cul-de-sac featuring 10 rooms, five en suite bedrooms, custom details, 2-story great room, chef’s kitchen and in-ground pool. $1,649,000

east GreenWIch, rhoDe IsLanD captivating 6,300+ square-foot estate home set in desirable area featuring 12 rooms, four en suite bedrooms, two-story great room, chef’s kitchen, game room, plus bistro bar. $1,475,000

John chapski | c. 401.808.9279

Janis cappello | c. 401.578.6656

BeverLy farMs, Massachusetts exquisite, new custom home set on 4+ acres offering four bedrooms, superb details, state-of-the-art kitchen, cathedral family room, patio, gym, and access to private beach. $1,368,000

east GreenWIch, rhoDe IsLanD Magnificent residence set on 2.52 manicured acres abutting conservation land with superb details, gourmet kitchen, home theatre and a bluestone patio. $999,000

Louise touchette | c. 617.605.0555

MaryLee McDonough | c. 401.261.6104

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Westport, CT $5,875,000 MLS#99013374, E.Landau/D.Andreoli, 203.722.3101

Brookline, MA $3,950,000 MLS#71542018, Robin Allen, 617.921.1019

Westport, MA $3,500,000 MLS#71549791,E.Wickes/D.Gower, 508.493.4545

Newton, MA $3,400,000 MLS#71544340, MB Associates, 617.818.2447

Newton, MA $3,300,000 MLS#71556440, Sarina Steinmetz, 617.762.4071

Clinton, CT $3,295,000 MLS#M9141193, Ona Nejdl, 860.227.5027

Brewster, MA $2,925,000 MLS#21305561, Jeffrey Karlson, 508.237.5505

Alton Bay, NH $2,850,000 MLS#4236540, Steven Gray, 603.387.2488

Provincetown, MA $2,499,000 MLS#21305091, Lee Ash, 508.237.6342

Middletown, RI $2,400,000 MLS#1034394, Arthur Chapman, 401.640.0807

Marshfield, MA $1,900,000 MLS#71548267, MaryAnn Quinn, 781.264.3564

Dennis, MA $1,845,000 MLS#21102658, Ralph Secino, 508.776.3323

Westport, CT $1,699,500 MLS#99032634, Jillian Klaff Homes, 203.858.2095

Stamford, CT $1,699,000 MLS#99030852, Wolfe Team, 203.918.9400

Norwell, MA $1,695,000 MLS#71541349, John Volpe, 781.248.2018

Wayland, MA $1,549,000 MLS#71553317, Jan Pitzi, 508.380.1519

New Hartford, CT $1,450,000 MLS#G642361, Karen Campagna, 860.559.4259

Natick, MA $1,399,000 MLS#71541592, Nora Lynch Smith, 508.245.2626

East Falmouth, MA $1,359,000 MLS#21305461, Joseph Sciuto, 508.457.8622

Truro, MA $1,350,000 MLS#21304560, Mona Anderson, 508.274.6251


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East Falmouth, MA $1,295,000 MLS#21305539, Joseph Sciuto, 508.457.8622

East Falmouth, MA $1,275,000 MLS#21306332, Joseph Sciuto, 508.457.8622

Medfield, MA $1,250,000 MLS#71446807, Sharon Bartelloni, 508.259.2474

Westport, MA $1,250,000 MLS#71550660, Laurie Ammann, 508.636.4529

Newport, RI $1,195,000 MLS#1035947, Patricia Ewenson, 401.862.5512

Eastham, MA $1,150,000 MLS#21304887, Nikki Carter, 508.410.0558

East Sandwich, MA $995,000 MLS#21304116, Ralph Secino, 508.776.3323

Brimfield, MA $979,000 MLS#71515775, Suzanne White, 413.530.7363

Norwell, MA $959,900 MLS#71551307, Liz McCarron, 617.347.4140

Scituate, MA $950,000 MLS#71535899, Michael Rotman, 781.588.4461

Bloomfield, CT $949,900 MLS#G652132, Bill Hill, 860.651.4941

Natick, MA $929,000 MLS#71545216, David Ferrini, 774.279.1020

Longmeadow, MA $895,000 MLS#71538853, Suzanne White, 413.530.7363

Hanover, MA $879,900 MLS#71556773, Liz McCarron, 617.347.4140

Farmington, CT $875,000 MLS#G648704, Karen Campagna, 860.559.4259

Woodbury, CT $825,000 MLS#99022390, Shari Sirkin, 203.910.3207

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Concord, MA $2,250,000 Kim Piculell, 617.480.3086

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Newburyport, MA $1,690,000 Dolores Person, 978.660.0967

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Redding, CT $1,000,000 David Everson, 203.246.7150

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Avon, CT $860,000 Barbara Spelucin, 860.212.7671


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Premiere Marion waterfront estate located on Butler’s Point, directly across from the renowned Kittansett Club. Breath-taking, panoramic views of Buzzard’s Bay, Bird Island Lighthouse, and Cape Cod and the Islands from every room in this extraordinary custom property. Completely remodeled to take full advantage of the stunning views with open living on second floor, and four private suites on the first floor. Perfect for entertaining with two gourmet kitchens, one bedroom guest house, in-ground pool and sprawling one acre lot. Luxury and elegance abound in this exceptional, one-of-a-kind home.

Exceptional waterfront property located on Water Street in Marion Village. Nestled on the shores of Sippican Harbor, right next to the Beverly Yacht Club, this property offers expansive views of the harbor and Buzzards Bay, as well as direct water access. 100 foot private dock with gazebo and professionally landscaped .66 acre lot. Classic Cape Cod style home with 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, great room and formal living room make this home the perfect place for entertaining and family gatherings. Do not miss this rare offering.

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Marblehead-Sensational ocean views from this newly constructed residence built in 2009. This home boasts extra high ceilings, an open state of the art kitchen, dining room, fireplaced living room, family room, 5 bedrooms and 4 baths. This home also features direct access to balconies and expansive decks. $2,399,000

Manchester-by-the-Sea-Shingle-style residence set on a 1 acre lot near Magnolia Beach. This newer residence features an open living area with stainless and granite kitchen, dining area and fireplaced family room. Offering 4 bedrooms, this home also features a private mini-pool/hot tub. $1,250,000

Prides Crossing-Exquisite stone estate set on 6+ acres with original Olmsted gardens. This residence features 10 fireplaces, formal living and dining rooms, garden room, library and game room. Offering 6+ bedrooms and 5-1/2 baths, this home also offers an in-ground pool and tennis court. $1,499,000

Wenham-Gracious Colonial residence set on a landscaped 2.62 lot in a private setting. This home features a gourmet kitchen, formal dining and living rooms, 5+ bedrooms, and a fireplaced family room. Completing this home are bluestone walkways and heated gunite pool. $1,925,000

Magnolia-Ocean views from this Shingle-style Victorian set on a beautiful seaside lot. This residence features a gourmet kitchen, formal dining and living rooms, family room, and sunroom. Offering 4+ bedrooms and 3-1/2 baths, this home is accented with a tennis court, and 3 decks. $2,600,000

Manchester-by-the-Sea-Newly constructed Shingle-Style residence set on a private, landscaped lot. This home offers a spacious kitchen with deck access, dining room, den, 4 fireplaces, 4 bedrooms and 6-1/2 baths. Additional features include a family room, outdoor shower, and 3-car garage. $2,200,000

Gloucester-Fantastic Contemporary set on almost 20 acres with river frontage. This home features a spacious fireplaced living room, granite and stainless kitchen, lower level family room, 4 bedrooms and 3 full baths. Accented with studio apartment, artist studio, and tidal dock. $1,200,000

Manchester-by-the-Sea-Shingle-Style residence built in 2001 set on a landscaped 1.79 acre lot. This property features a spacious kitchen, formal dining room, fireplaced living and family rooms, 4 bedrooms and 4.5 baths. Beautifully landscaped with stone terraces and heated pool. $2,900,000

Hamilton-Custom Colonial set on 3+ acres overlooking the Ipswich River. This residence features 4 fireplaces, formal dining and living rooms, and an open kitchen/family room. Offering 4 bedrooms and 2.2 baths, this home also features a finished room over a 3-car garage. $1,495,000 Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA (978) 526-8555 I Beverly Farms, MA (978) 922-2700 I Gloucester, MA (978) 282-1315 Ipswich, MA (978) 356-3444 I Beverly, MA (978) 922-3683 I Marblehead, MA (781) 631-9800

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NARRAGANSETT, R.I. Gorgeous NARRAGANSETT, R.I. Gorgeous beachfront beachfront home with beautifully ŚŽŵĞ ǁŝƚŚ ďĞĂƵƟĨƵůůLJ ĚĞƐŝŐŶĞĚ ĐƵƐƚŽŵ designed custom interior. ŝŶƚĞƌŝŽƌ͘ ƩĞŶƟŽŶ ƉĂŝĚ ƚŽ ĞǀĞƌLJ ĚĞƚĂŝů͘ Attention paid to every detail. KīĞƌĞĚ Ăƚ ΨϮ͕ϵϱϬ͕ϬϬϬ Offered at $2,950,000

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A nineteenth-century Oushak rug and wheelback chairs covered in red leather add just a blush of color to this grand dining room in Boston’s Back Bay, while its faux marbre columns, curtains and curvaceous antique English chandelier are carefully harmonized in shades of brown.


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Assertive textures and gutsy graphic touches—a scrolled coffee table in cerused wood, a trio of boldly framed prints, punchy toss pillows, overscale rope-handled lamps in lustrous white pottery—up the modernity quotient of an elegant living room in Wellesley, Massachusetts.

Michael J. Lee


Design by Jill Goldberg, Hudson

Interior Design, Boston


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Comfort floor lamp and hanging quatrefoil chandelier by Regina Andrew— their curves wittily echoed even in the arms of a pair of Kravet cane armchairs.

Eric Roth

This spacious master suite on New Hampshire’s seacoast is enlivened by the rounded forms of a custom-designed upholstered ottoman, Visual

Design by Paula Daher,

Daher Interior Design, Boston

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Interior Design

Home Furnishings

custom window treatments | furniture | one of a kind pieces upholstery | slipcovers | lamps | accessories | fabrics

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X marks the spot where modern style meets tradition in this circa-1890s house in Jamestown, Rhode Island. Designer Patti Watson first lovingly recreated period architectural details, then injected newer notes with Artistic Frame’s X-back dining chairs, ­Urban Electric sconces and a wool-and-silk creation from NIBA Rugs.

Robyn Ivy


Design by Patti Watson, Taste,

Jamestown, R.I.

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NOV. 19-21 Whether you’re a design professional or aficionado, ABX is for you. 400 exhibitors, 150 workshops and myriad social opportunities await.

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Period oak flooring and detailed millwork provided the springboard for Susan Shulman’s recasting of a Victorian home in West Newton Hill outside Boston. Hand-painted tone-on-tone stripes and a coordinated foyer rug and custom stair runner from Stark prove perfectly calibrated to their formal setting.



Design by susan shulman,

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METROPOLITAN LIFE HAVE A HEART PAGES 46–49 Interior designer: Shannon Feeney, Boston and Dallas, Texas, (857) 239-8279 Builder: Haycon, Boston, (617) 652-0670, C Page 46: Window treatment fabric by Kravet, M; living room sofa from Donghia,, with Pollack fabric, pollackassociates. Y com; toss pillows from Kravet; coffee table from CM Bernhardt Interiors,; sofette from Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams,, MY with Pollack fabric; floor lamp from Philippe Starck, CY; swivel chairs from A. Rudin, arudin. com, with Holly Hunt fabric,; CMY living room rug from Steven King, stevenkinginc. com; hide area rug from Diseño, disenobos. K com; driftwood-framed mirror from FDO Group,; dining room chandelier by Foscarini from Neena’s Lighting, Page 48: Shoji White family room wall color and w ww ww ww w w .. aa.. taat etetseesasasaaaaraarcrcrhch w w w chi hititeitetceectc tcut utur uerr ce.. coc. o comom mm Westhighland White trim color from Sherwin Williams,; rug from Madeline Weinrib,; sofa and floor lamp from Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams; orange chair from Ralph Lauren,; 174 Bellevue Avenue 401.413.932 11 174 Bellevue Avenue 401.413.9321 174 Bellevue Avenue 401.413.932 174 Bellevue Avenue 401.413.9321 pillows from Crate & Barrel,; Third Square template:Layout 1 6/12/13 4:47 PM Page 1 Newport, Rhode Island 401.608.2286 Newport, Rhode Island 401.608.2286 Newport, Rhode Island 401.608.2286 Newport, Rhode Island 401.608.2286 ottoman, credenza, side table and table lamp from Jonathan Adler,; hallway stair runner from Truett Fine Carpets and Rugs,; artwork by Rex Ray through Jonathan Adler; On The Rocks master bedroom wall color from Sherwin Williams; curtain Tesa_SO13_.333sq_v1 1 8/5/13 8/16/13 fabric by Romo,; bed from Crate & A Tesa_SO13_.333sq_v2 THE-BAC.EDU / LI Barrel, bench from Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams; shaggy pillow from Anthropologie, anthropologie. com; lamp from Arteriors,; mineral art from Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams; nightstand from Baker,; carpet from Stark, Page 49: Wallpaper from Designers Guild,; lighting and crystal knob faucet from Waterworks,; mirror by Precision Glass,


ROOMS WE LOVE TUCKED–AWAY TREASURE PAGES 60–62 Page 60: Master bedroom designer, Patricia Finn, Finn-Martens Design, Beverly Farms, Mass., (978) 927-9959,; sitting room designer, Meredith Bohn, Meredith Bohn Interior Design, Hollis, N.H., (603) 465-2108, Page 62: Saltwater pool designer, Valerie Jorgensen, V. Jorgensen Design, Wells, Maine, (207) 251-0447,; guest house bedroom designer, Anne Cowenhoven, Accent & Design, York, Maine, (207) 363-7949,; porch designer Barbara Elza Hirsch, Elza B. Design, Acton, Mass., (781) 859-7817, CONTEMPORARY CHIC PAGES 118–125 Architect: Marcus Gleysteen, Marcus Gleysteen Architects, Boston, (617) 542-6060, Interior designer: Liz Caan, Liz Caan Interiors, Newton, Mass., (617) 244-0424,

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Resources Builder: Steven Kosowsky, Design Housing,

Dedham, Mass., (781) 329-3100, Landscape designer: Greg Bilowz, Bilowz Associates, Sterling, Mass., (978) 422-5040, Landscape installation: John Morgan, Earle B. Mosher, Wellesley, Mass., (781) 235-0975 Millwork: William Kennon Cochrane, W Kennon Cochrane Interiors, Arlington, Mass., (617) 8721980 Kitchen cabinets: David Dorrer, Scandia Kitchens, Bellingham, Mass., (508) 942-3096, Pages 118–119: Planters from Napa Home and Garden through Liz Caan Interiors; pendant from CL Sterling,; rope art from Art Addiction,; Cosmo sofas and Bruno chair from Cisco Brothers, ciscobrothers. com, through Twelve Chairs, twelvechairsboston. com; ottoman from Zentique,; lamps by Dunes & Duchess,; area carpet by Williston Weaves,; custom end tables by Art Applications through Liz Caan Interiors. Pages 120–121: Grasscloth wallpaper from Schumacher,; Dinora sofa from Cisco Brothers; velvet sofa fabric from Schumacher; custom pillows in Martyn Lawrence Bullard Fabric from Schumacher and charcoal zebra pillows from Thomas Paul through Liz Caan Interiors; coffee table from Global Views,; bar cart from Arteriors,; gold bee pillow from Dermond Peterson though Liz Caan Interiors; throw blanket from Schumacher; crystal quartz box by Jon McCoy,; charcoal zebra pillow from Thomas Paul through Liz Caan Interiors; throw blanket from Schumacher; white urchin sculptures from Made Goods,; Neta bench from Oly Studio, Page 122: Round dining table and executive side chairs by Eero Saarinen for Knoll through Design Within Reach, Page 123: Calacatta marble backsplash from Marble & Granite,; island and perimeter cabinetry paint by Farrow & Ball,; resin apple and pear from Arteriors; black and white ginger jars from Emilia Ceramics,; dining room pendant from Zia Priven,; sideboard from Worlds Away,; dining table by Tritter Feefer,; Febo dining chairs by B&B Italia through Montage,; area carpet from Williston Weaves; wallpaper from Schumacher; glass and brass decanters from Arteriors. Page 124: Window treatment fabric from Pierre Frey,; sofa fabric from Romo,; area rug by Williston Weaves; faux shagreen tray and throw pillows from Made Goods; tufted bed by Liz Caan Interiors; mirrored cocktail tables from Worlds Away; bedding from Bloomingdales,; ceiling light fixture from IKEA,; wall art by John Murphy,; sconces from Visual Comfort,; window fabric by Manuel Canovas,; bedding from West Elm,; window seat, pillow and bolster fabric from Romo. Page 125: Teak furniture from Kingsley Bate,; lantern from Pottery Barn,; leopard pillow from West Elm; charcoal zebra pillow by Thomas Paul and

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viper serpent pillow by The Utilitarian Franchise through Liz Caan Interiors; fur throw by Adrienne Landau,; horn bowl from Made Goods; wicker trunk from Crate & Barrel, SPECIAL ORDER PAGES 126–133 Architect: James Estes, Estes/Twombly Architects, Newport, R.I., (401) 846-3336, Interior designer: Kathie Wheaton, Design Collaborative, Vero Beach, Fla., (772) 999-2155, Landscape architect: Sharon Mooney, Mooney Landscape Architects, Portsmouth, R.I., (401) 862-5052 Builder: Westall Deane, Highland Builders, Tiverton, R.I., (401) 625-1667, Cabinetry/millwork: Joseph Yoffa Custom Woodworking and Milling, Newport, R.I., (401) 846-7659 Stonework/masonry: Kevin Baker Stonework, Barrington, R.I., (401) 641-6256 Pages 126–127: Doors and windows by Duratherm, Pages 128–129: Wood floors by Peter Corr, Northeast Millwork Corporation, Tiverton, RI, (401) 624-7744; refrigerator by Sub-Zero, subzero-wolf. com; dishwasher, cooktop, hood and oven by Miele,; dining table from Restoration Hardware,; dining chairs from Lee Industries,; custom built TV case by Brendan Kinnane, Troy City Woodwork, Fall River, Mass., (508) 494-5389; living room sofas from Hickory Chair, hickorychair. com, with fabric from Donghia,; fireplace designed by James Estes, fabricated by Kevin Baker Stonework; chairs near fireplace from Lee Industries, with fabric from Kravet, Pages 130–131: Pool designed by Sharon Mooney, Mooney Landscape Architects; outdoor furniture from Restoration Hardware; pergola drapery fabric from Sunbrella, Pages 132–133: Master bedroom furniture from Stanley Furniture,; lamps from Lee Jofa, ROMANCING THE CAPE PAGES 134–141 Architect: John Tankard, John R Tankard III Architect, Waban, Mass., (617) 965-0200, Interior designer: Nannette Lewis, Nannette Lewis Interiors, Chestnut Hill, Mass., (617) 739-3004 Builder: Charles Howard, Howard Brothers Builders, Westwood, Mass., (781) 326-1409, Cabinetry/interior millwork: John White, John White Cabinet Shop, Attleboro, Mass., (508) 226-2446 Garden installation: Craig Lemberger, The Garden Concierge, Sudbury, Mass., (978) 261-5192, Pages 135–137: Sofa and upholstered pieces by Decore Upholstering, Boston, (617) 542-1180; living room rug from Stark Carpet, starkcarpet. com; floral chair fabric from Clarence House,; all other fabrics custom by Peter Fasano,; lampshades by Blanche P. Field,; coffee table by Axis Woodworking,; dining room carpet from Stark; dining chair covering from Edelman Leather,; hall mirror from Dennis and Leen,; sconces from Vaughan,; paintings by Alex Katz,


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ALL DUE RESPECT PAGES 142–149 Interior designer: Nancy Serafini, Boston, (617) 262-1099, Architect: Mick Rowland, Milton Rowland and Associates, Nantucket, Mass., (508) 228-2044, Builder: Les Fey, Les Fey Millwork, Nantucket, Mass., (508) 228-7073 Landscape architect: Martin E. McGowan, ’Sconset Gardner, Nantucket, Mass., (508) 228-3422, Curtain workroom: Architexture by Christopher Robert, Boston, (617) 822-2543 Upholstery workroom: Decore Upholstering, Boston, (617) 542-1180 Wallpaper installation: Kitty Kenia, Nantucket, (508) 221-1029 Pages 142–144: Rug from Steven King, Boston,; Kissee silk curtain fabric by Taffard Fabrics, through Webster & Company,; English chairs through Janis Aldridge Antiques,; Piedmonte damask pillow fabric by Cowtan & Tout,; sofa from Danish Country Antiques,, in Carrera fabric from Marvic Textiles,; hanging fixture by McLean Lighting Works through M-Geough,; antique needlepoint fireplace screen from Rafael Osona Auctions, Page 145: Antique English yew and walnut chest from The Corner Door Antiques and Accessories, Savannah, Ga., (912) 238-5869; Eleanora wallcovering by Zoffany,; mirror from Antiques Period,; antique Chinese porcelain urns from Rafael Osona Auctions. Page 146: Mudroom mirror from Trove,; wallpaper from Schumacher, Page 147: Dining room wallcovering by Travers through Zimmer + Rohde,, with Samuel and Sons trim,; chairs by Woodland Furniture through The Martin Group,, covered in Pine Tree from Marvic Textiles; Italian table, small cupboard and painted tole chandelier from Charles Spada Antiques,; painting by Dennis and Leen through Webster & Company. Page 148: Rug from Steven King; art above the fireplace by Mellie Cooper through Janis Aldridge Antiques; Payne wing chair by Dessin Fournier,, covered in Rogers & Goffigon’s Calypso Bolero Fabric from Delany & Long,; chest as coffee table from Rafael Osona Auctions; wallcovering from Ralph Lauren,; curtain fabric from Kerry Joyce, Page 149: Bed from Old Biscayne Designs,; Ellis Stripe wallcovering from Cowtan & Tout; rug from Stark, starkcarpet. com; Napoleon III chair and ottoman covered in

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Ad Index A helpful resource for finding the advertisers featured in this issue 60nobscot  213 a Blade of Grass  173 A. Tesa Architecture  203 A.J. Rose Carpets  17 Adesso/Ligne Roset  15 ArchitectureBoston Expo (Boston Society of Architects)  201 Ardente Supply Company  171 Artefact Home|Garden  96 Audio Video Design  162 Authentic Designs  211 Back Bay Shutter Co., Inc.  107 The Barn at 17  42 Belgard  54, 55 Bingham Lumber Company  82 Bisousweet Confections  210 Blu Homes  65 Bonneville Design  83 Boston Architectural College  203 Boston Design Center  19 Brendon Homes  58 C.H. Newton Builders, Inc.  174

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California Closets  10 Carter Dayton Home  43 The Chelsea Company, LLC  185 Chip Webster Architecture  183 Chrisicos Interiors  50 Classic Kitchens & Interiors  84 Coldwell Banker Previews International  188–189 Colin Smith Architecture, Inc.  179 The Converse Company Realtors  192 Cosentino North America  68–69 Crystaline Stone  8–9


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Davio’s  197 Decorating Den Interiors  208 Dover Rug  21 Dream Kitchens  70–71 Eastman Street Woodworks  72–73 Elizabeth Swartz Interiors  85 Ellen’s Interiors  176 Ellis Boston Antiques Show  206 Eric Roseff Designs  33 FBN Construction Co., Inc.  back cover Fifthroom  165 Fine Furnishings Shows Providence  212

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The Granite Group  115 Griffin Interiors  86 Gunn Memorial Library & Museum (Washington CT Antiques Show)  162

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Haley & Steele  183 Haven  175 Hutker Architects  171 Installations Plus, Inc.  87 Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (Bulfinch Awards)  194 Island Realty  194 J Barrett & Company Real Estate  193 J. Todd Galleries  165

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Sea Dar Construction  167 Shade & Shutter Systems, Inc.  35 Shafer O’Neil Interior Design  59 SLC Interiors  41 Snow and Jones  105 SpaceCraft Architecture  63 Splash Kitchen and Bath Showroom  91 Standard of New England, LLC  92 Stark Carpet  inside front cover Stephen Kelleher Architects  199 Sudbury Design Group  6–7 Surroundings  214 Susan Shulman Interiors  31 Taste Design, Inc.  210 Tea Cake Bakery  167 Thread  61 TMS Architects  11 Troy Cabinetmakers  80–81 Valor Fireplaces  179

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