New England Home July August 2014

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Celebrating Fine Design, Architecture, and Building

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A careful freshening up lets all the glory of a fine old Shingle-style house on the North Shore shine through.

A New Hampshire lake house destroyed by fire rises from the ashes—better than ever.



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A century-old barn gets a new life as the starting point for— and the very soul of— a Nantucket retreat.

A well-loved rural farmhouse gets a gentle makeover that adds a layer of sophistication to its already abundant charm.



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22 From the Editor

Art, Design, History, Landscape 33 Elements: Kid’s Stuff Fun furnishings for outfitting the stylish child’s room. EDITED BY CHERYL AND JEFFREY KATZ

40 Design Destination: Artefact Home | Garden, Belmont, Massachusetts


44 Artistry: Natural Talent Anne Neely’s landscape-inspired semiabstract works invite reflection on the beauty and fragility of our environment. BY LOUIS POSTEL 50 Special Spaces: All Hands on Deck A labor of love by a committed team brings a historic Newport boathouse back from the brink of decay. TEXT BY PAULA M. BODAH // PHOTOGRAPHY BY WARREN JAGGER

58 In Our Backyard: In Stitches From his chic urban loft in Providence, Michael Savoia embroiders luxury textiles to furnish the interiors of our country’s most sophisticated residences. BY JULIE DUGDALE

People, Places, Events, Products 145 Perspectives: Summer Entertaining Everything you need to throw a great party, from New England designers. EDITED BY LYNDA SIMONTON

152 Trade Secrets: The “A” Team Comings and goings (and a few surprises) in New England’s design community. BY LOUIS POSTEL 160 Design Life Our candid camera snaps recent gatherings that celebrate architecture and design.


164 New in the Showrooms Unique, beautiful, and now appearing in New England shops and showrooms. BY LYNDA SIMONTON 176 Premier Properties Notable homes on the market in New England. BY MARIA LAPIANA

179 Gallery A loving look at porches, terraces, and other delightful spots to enjoy a summer day. 188 Resources A guide to the professionals and products in this issue’s features. Special Marketing Section: Professional Profiles 65

191 Advertiser Index 192 Sketch Pad Martha’s Vineyard Interior Design conceives a cocktail table that echoes the ultramodern architecture of an island home.

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or that hunks of gray granite could contrive to be picturesque in so many different ways on a wooded hillside? And why would you build the same kind of dwelling in such diverse and characterful settings? The houses you’ll see in this issue extend in one fashion or another that range of constructed history. They’re all sensitive adaptations of contemporary living to older traditions. Literally so, in most cases: a historic boathouse brought back from near ruin, renovations of a Nantucket barn and a Berkshires farmhouse, a grand old manse perched above the shore. Even the one completely new structure—a New Hampshire lake house intentionally devised to recede into its surroundings—looks as if it were created by a family of rusticators 100plus years ago. The same kind of creative multiplicity extends outdoors this time of year, hence our Gallery department (see page 179) exploring porches and terraces. There is architecture. There is nature. And then there are those in-between places, where the two come together. The first time I remember noticing my love of such transitional zones was in high school, during a visit to the city of Mérida, in Mexico. We had just checked into our hotel and I was searching for my room. The passage along which I was striding turned a corner—and what had been a hallway was now a covered walk at the side of a courtyard lush with plantains and passion flower vine. No need to pass through anything so crassly interruptive as a doorway; you had been inside and now, suddenly, magically, you weren’t. Heady stuff for a style-starved Texas teenager. Renaissance art theorists praised copia— abundance, a certain profuseness of invention that gives delight. This issue of New England Home has it . . . and how perfect for summer, the time of plenty. —Kyle Hoepner

Variety, Inside and Out


espite having been with New England Home for nine years now (I guess that means we should begin preparing for the magazine’s tenth anniversary celebrations in 2015!), I still find myself amazed by the diversity of look, feel, and intent represented by the houses that end up in our pages. Notwithstanding the stereotyped view of New England as the home of conservative sameness, when looked at carefully our built heritage has been one of notable diversity. Of course, there are certain elements that appear time and again: wood shingles; clapboards; white, black, or dark green paint; slate roofs. But a fishing camp doesn’t look much like a Cape saltbox, which doesn’t look much like an Arts and Crafts bungalow or an Italianate Victorian. Part of it, no doubt, is the sheer variety and natural lusciousness of our scenery. Who knew that the layered horizontality of a salt marsh could convey so many shades of mood,

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Now kids can be part of the taxidermy craze with this endearing hippopotamus. UK designer Fiona Walker’s felted-wool animal heads are all the rage in the hottest playrooms. If hippos aren’t your child’s style, go for a rabbit, elephant, unicorn, gorilla, rhino, or bull. $168. Patch NYC, Boston, (617) 426 0592,

KID’S STUFF “Decorate a kid’s room?” you ask. Sounds counterintuitive, right? Childhood passes in the blink of an eye, so why agonize over a bassinet? In a few months it’s a crib, and before you know it the toddler needs a real bed. And wait until the first time you see a “No Adults Allowed Without Permission” sign on your progeny’s door. You’ll turn on your heels, with deeply hurt feelings, convinced that it was all for naught. But really, decorating a kid’s room is all about fun. When else can you think about a carpet shaped like a zoo animal, consider a tepee in the bedroom, or imagine sleeping under a green gingham canopy? Frilly and pink are not the only choices for girls’ rooms, and boys have more options than sheets festooned with cowboys or astronauts. Depending on the child (and your taste), there’s a whole host of products to choose from. Decorating a kid’s room? It’s practically child’s play.


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Leave it to Boston-based FilzFelt and its collaborator Jennifer Hill of JHill Designs to come up with this charming alternative to a traditional area rug for a kid’s room. The feltedwool elephant silhouette comes in five colors and three sizes, and with an antislip backing. Small: 2′ × 3′; medium: 4′ × 5′9″; large: 5′9″ × 9′. $220, $760, $1,200. FilzFelt, Boston, (800) 482-7777,


A splash of color makes ducduc’s Campaign Crib anything but boring. You can feel good, too, that it’s constructed of sustainably sourced hardwoods and boasts low-VOC finishes. 57½″L × 38″H × 30¾″W. $1,795. Baby Koo, Newton, Mass., (617) 467-5860,


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It’s never too soon to learn about good design. Case in point, Harry Bertoia’s child’s-size Diamond chair, designed in 1952. It’s available in four colors of Ultrasuede (shown in Placid). 24½″W × 22¾″D × 24″H; seat height 11¾″. $1,036. Knoll, Boston, (617) 695-0220,


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Designed in the Berkshires by Dash & Albert, these poufs are great for building a fort. And when the need to put your feet up strikes, just remind the kids they have to share. Shown here in tangerine and white, the pouf comes in a host of colors and can be used indoors or out. 25″W × 23″L × 17″H. $275. Nest, Littleton, N.H., (603) 259-3280,


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A couple of years ago, our friend Nora suggested that we might like to visit a home store that had recently opened a few miles from where she lived. Although Belmont is a stone’s throw west of Boston and boasts two tony private schools, the Audubon Society’s nature center, and a vibrant town center, it’s not the most likely spot for hot retail. (Especially when you factor in that this particular shop sits in a former Dodge dealership wedged between automotive stores and a bus parking lot.) But visit we did and found Artefact, a boutique owned by sisters Sue and Maureen Walsh. The pair, new to retailing, had come from the world of international business development (Sue) and technology (Maureen). That they were retail novices didn’t matter; it took only a few minutes to realize that they possessed a keen eye for product, business savvy, and a respect for the customer. Time passes quickly, but when we returned recently, we found Artefact as charming as when we had first visited. The shop’s point of view, honed since its inception, is clear, strong, and confident. The palette remains serene and neutral, with a deep reverence for nature. Earthy garden accessories, weathered glass-front cabinets, delicate ceramic wall pieces by Elizabeth Cohen (whose work can be seen at the DeCordova Museum in Lincoln, Massachusetts), and Jason Wein’s chunky glass pieces lend the shop a rich, warm, tactile feel. Before leaving, we made a pact with Sue and Maureen: we wouldn’t wait two years between visits ever again. 1000 Pleasant Street, Belmont, Mass., (617) 993-3347, Open Tuesday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. —Cheryl and Jeffrey Katz

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After 9/11, “I felt I couldn’t go out in the landscape full of the same kind of ­innocence, that the innocence had been broken,” says Neely.

enchants us with the visual rhythms Franzen admires—those parading dots and rectangles, circles and squares—but offers something else, too: a shadow, a foreboding. We wander a golden field, a Van Gogh in rich vibrancy, but down in the lower third of the canvas there’s a new, flat ­perspective in the style of Cezanne. There, Neely has placed a cutaway to a hidden aquifer. And in those bluish paint strokes something troubles the sight: floating blots of oil or some other possible form of pollution, edged by reflections of the trees above, but now oddly tormented in shape.

In Peak, a thinly painted (read: vulnerable) town flickering in the twilight nestles behind a foreground of eggplantcolored, spotty water. How safe are we? one might ask. Neely backs off from providing an answer, leaving us to invent our own stories. “I am a painter first, not a politician,” says Neely. “But if in the process of creating these paintings a story is revealed about concern for water, its peril or preciousness, or the impending disappearance of beauty in our blindness toward the environment, then I have been a vehicle for that message.”

Neely came to Boston from Connecticut with her husband in 1974. She soon found a job that turned into a long labor of love teaching art at Milton Academy. Only recently did she retire to devote herself to painting full-time. Although she began her career as a landscape painter, Neely’s interior landscape—her spirit— began weaving itself into her work most prominently after 9/11. “I felt I couldn’t go out in the landscape full of the same kind of innocence, that the innocence had been broken,” she says. “I felt compelled inward, wanting to paint from a place of gratitude and meaning, not strictly from observation.” Susan Stoops, curator of contemporary art at the Worcester Art Museum, refers to Beneath in describing Neely’s work. “It’s a great example of the way Anne creates these strata of experiences of the landscape—its multiple layers as she applies pigment, devoting at least part of the image to something we wouldn’t necessarily see, an entire universe out of details, a cluster of marks,” Stoops says. “In that sense, we experience her work as having as much to do

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with the paint as the subject itself.” Stoops points out that “Neely uses her brush strokes as building blocks of paint, arranging them in such a way as to allow viewers the freedom to move through space, to go through a process of selfdiscovery without being manipulated.” Neely’s energy is so “happening” that one keeps imagining what’s transpiring far beyond the edges of her canvases. That’s why she suggests her paintings be left unframed. Why, in any case, would you want to interfere with the flow of her work, that unclassifiable “flickering dynamic” that is the source of life itself? • Editor’s Note: To see more of Anne Neely’s work, visit Neely is represented by Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, New York City,

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rom boyhood, Arthur Curtiss James vowed he would one day sail around the world in his own yacht. Over the years, James, who was born in 1867, had several sailing vessels, but his pride and joy—and the one on which he achieved his goal of circumnavigating the globe—was the 218-foot, three-masted Aloha. After an illustrious run (including a stint as the USS Aloha during World War I), the yacht was scrapped in 1938. That the boathouse James built in the early 1900s in Newport harbor escaped a similar fate is thanks to a team with the

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­original materials, such as the stone and the chestnut wood used for framing, as much as possible. LEFT: Aloha Landing sits at the end of a long, narrow, cobblestone driveway.

enviable ability to look forward and backward at the same time. Builder Jerry Kirby, of Kirby-Perkins Construction, and his wife, interior designer Kim Kirby—both avid sailors—often cruised by Aloha Landing. As they watched the old boathouse deteriorate, Kim says, “We’d fantasize about owning it.” They did the next best thing, persuading friends who own another historic Newport property to buy Aloha Landing. Jerry then called in Mark P. Finlay, a Southport, Connecticut–based architect with plenty of experience in renovating historic structures. “It’s an important

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It’s no accident that the interior looks like a fine old yacht. The plans were drawn up by Langan Design Partners, a Newport-based yacht-design firm. little structure, and it was a wreck,” Finlay says about the two-story building constructed of wood and stone. The slate roof sagged, the chimney was crumbling, and the chestnut and oak frame was rotting. Inside, the team discovered that the once-open floor plan had been turned into a labyrinth of small rooms with low ceilings, hiding the beautiful framing and obscuring the views of the harbor. The goal wasn’t just to build a look-alike boathouse, but to recreate something as close as possible to the original. To that end, the structure was carefully disassembled. Stones were numbered so they could be set back where they belonged. Wood that could be salvaged was reused. “About 70 percent of the roof framing is original,” says Jerry, but most of the live-oak vertical half-timbers used for the walls had to be replaced.

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Nautical influences find their way into every detail. The mantel is carved from a single piece of granite. The boathouse looks very much like it did at the beginning of the twentieth century. Architect Mark Finlay moved the chimney and fireplace from the west side of the building to the east, the better to catch the stunning harbor views. The interior’s gleaming woodwork recalls a classic yacht.

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Finlay took advantage of the rebuilding process to make some improvements on the original. He repositioned the stairs leading from the upper floor to the basement level, moving them from a back

corner to the center of the newly openedup space. Astute observers of the process might notice, too, that the chimney now rises from the opposite side of the house. Moving the fireplace to the east side had

the dual purpose of exposing the harbor views to the west and creating a sense of privacy from the large, 1912 brick house next door, the architect explains. It’s no accident that the interior looks like a fine old yacht, with its shipshape walls painted nautical white and trimmed with highly varnished teak. The plans were drawn up by Langan Design Partners, a Newport-based yacht-design firm. “When you’re inside, you feel like you’re on a classic Herreshoff,” Jerry says. It’s tidy as a yacht, too, from its galley kitchen to the lower-level sleeping quarters’ built-in furniture. “It has

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everything you need,” says Kim. “When you work with people who know about boats, the space becomes ultraefficient.” Kim kept the furniture equally simple, outfitting the living room’s custom sofa and chairs in white fabric and introducing accent pillows with a touch of blue to echo the harbor just outside the wide windows. At the rear of the house, the lower level opens to a broad deck that extends to a sturdy new dock that stretches out into the harbor. With its grilling area and plenty of seating, “it’s the coolest party deck on the planet,” Jerry says. New retaining walls and tiered gardens by T J Brown, a Newport landscape design firm, help the house nestle comfortably on the craggy, sloping land. The boathouse stands at the end of a

long, narrow, cobblestoned driveway. In James’s day, a hand-operated turntable enabled a driver to turn his carriage around when it was time to leave. Today, the same turntable—now powered by electricity—makes it easy for the homeowners to come and go. For everyone involved, bringing Aloha Landing back to life is its own reward. Still, it came as a pleasant surprise when

the Newport Restoration Foundation honored the new owners with a 2013 Doris Duke Preservation Award. • Resources For more information about this project, see page 188.

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In Stitches From his chic urban loft in Providence, Michael Savoia embroiders luxury textiles to furnish the interiors of our country’s most sophisticated residences.

overlays two thread colors to add depth and interest to the pattern. “That gives embroidery motion,” Savoia says. “It plays with light. You actually see it differently as you walk around. It’s not static anymore.” It’s these nuanced observations that make Savoia a sought-after craftsman in the field of textile embroidery. His clients are largely high-end designers who seek

custom fabrics for furniture, curtains, and pillows. In fact, the throw pillows on the sofa in the Oval Office of the White House (they’ll eventually end up in the Smithsonian) are Savoia’s handiwork, commissioned by renowned interior designer Michael S. Smith. Savoia’s current projects include furnishings for a Clockwise from top left: Michael Savoia created

the curtain edging for this showhouse room by Washington, D.C, designer Mary Douglas Drysdale. The pattern for the chair backs in this Thomas Pheasant dining room derives from a seventeenth-century textile. A Rogers & Goffigon jacquard embroidered for the home of Los Angeles rug dealer Ben Soleimani.


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ichael Savoia holds up a swath of linen embroidered with an array of silvery patterns. When he shifts the material slightly, the thread catches the light pouring in from the wall-to-wall windows of his loft in downtown Providence. The embroidery takes on an iridescent, three-dimensional quality. The effect is elegant—the result of a technique that

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In Our Backyard Left: This nineteenth-century chair served as a work sample in Savoia’s former Pacific Design Center showroom. Below, clockwise from top left: Gold-leaf circles are a

recent experiment. Triangles on silk velvet for designer Waldo Fernandez. An appliqué of Fortuny fabric. Quilted embroidery for San Francisco’s Wiseman Group. Another appliqué, in velvet this time, for Thomas Pheasant. Curtain edging on alpaca for designer Michael S. Smith. Opposite page: Works in progress line a studio rack.

San Francisco home for interior designer Heather Hilliard and a collaboration with Sandra Jordan, purveyor of luxury alpaca textiles.

Although his clients are all over the country, Savoia works mainly out of his airy urban loft, which doubles as a studio. Fabric swatches, design sketches, and toss pillows are strewn about tabletops and counters. Giant rolls of his own line of linens from Ireland and Belgium are stacked near a wall mounted with spools of thread in every shade imaginable. And a chest-high, spool-loaded contraption that resembles

a piece of medical equipment—a computerized embroidery machine—stands sentinel in the center of it all. So how does a vision go from a sketch to the fabric? By manipulating a special embroidery software program on his computer, Savoia can experiment with colors, textures, and shapes to create a digital representation of the embroidery. He saves the design on a flash drive and transfers it to the embroidery machine. The machine reads the data and begins stitching on autopilot, one needle at a time. One design could take several hours or a day, depending on its intricacy. “The program is so full of tools that one can use creatively,” Savoia says. “You articulate the decision-making process you have in your mind through the tools of the software.” He calls his style “traditional with a twist—maybe modern-primitive,” noting that he’s inspired by history, nature, antiques, and architecture. It’s not uncommon for him to wander streets and buildings, camera in hand, to capture interesting imagery. For example, he has created designs based on the bronze trim of the ticket windows of Grand Central Station in New York City, and stitched a

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pattern that mimics the domed ceiling of the National Gallery in Washington, D.C. “Nothing is new; what’s new is what we do with it,” he says. “I spend a lot of time in museums. I love to look at details in clothing—Renaissance clothing from England, Italy, and France. I love New York because of its art deco references.” The historic streets of Providence make an ideal backdrop for architectural inspiration—more so, perhaps, than Los Angeles, where Savoia spent twenty-seven years before relocating in 2011 to teach computerized embroidery at the Rhode

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Teaching at RISD has helped Savoia to “look at the world with a different viewpoint; to start imagining in a new way.” Island School of Design. Armed with a degree in art education, a master’s in art and textile design, and sales experience at the Donghia showroom in Chicago and the Mimi London showroom in Los Angeles, Savoia jumped at the opportunity to instruct young textile students in his niche craft. He says teaching at RISD has helped him to “look at the world with a different viewpoint; to start imagining in a new way.” Savoia’s recent experimentation with real gold-leaf embroidery brings a whole new element to his designs. He starts by stitching the outline of a circle, then uses textile glue to apply the delicate, papery gold leaf inside the circle. Once it dries, he embroiders spiral stitches on top of the gold leaf for a subtle, shimmering, metallic effect. He isn’t sure where he’ll apply the technique, but he’s already envisioning the possibilities. “This would be wild in a hem—amazing,” he says, eyeing one of his sample gold-leaf patterns. “You go on a journey every time you start a design.” •

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Chrisicos Interiors

WHAT DESIGN PERIOD DO YOU FIND MOST ENGAGING? Present day. It is an exciting time to be creating beautiful and functional interiors, drawing from past classics while expanding boundaries utilizing today’s technology. WHAT IS YOUR DESIGN PHILOSOPHY? Create an exceptional experience and bring excitement and freshness into every project that will always be original and not dated to a specific design period.

PROFESSIONALISM, LUXURY, VALUE, and a fabulous experience speak to the essence of what we offer you at Chrisicos Interiors. We strive to create memorable client experiences, and beautiful, functional homes that convey grace, personality, and style. We create exquisite interiors where people love to live. Our design always reflects our clients’ individual tastes while supporting the day-to-day needs of their lifestyles. Working with a designer is as luxurious as it is practical. Chrisicos Interiors has the resources, expertise, and experience to design new projects from conception to completion, or to instill new life into an existing space with flawless results. We provide attention to detail; clear, concise communication; and a budget-conscious work ethic. Reward yourself—let us help bring your vision to life and create an elegant space that you will love coming home to.

WHAT DO YOU COLLECT? I have a passion for beautifully crafted handbags and find it difficult to resist adding a unique find to my collection. WHAT MOTIVATES YOU? My clients and their homes. I truly enjoy developing relationships and delight in the design process where we bring your vision to life.

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Constructure HOW DO YOU DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE? From a personal perspective, I am a coach. The relationships I build are based on a need to connect and motivate. Whether with client, architect, or craftsman, I value mutual problem solving, hand-holding, and building. I receive immense joy from seeing those around me succeed.

AS AN ARCHITECT, I WORKED with many good builders on successful residential projects but was driven with a passion to create a distinct approach: how could we redesign the construction experience for our clients? A team of seasoned construction professionals with a solid design foundation, Constructure specializes in implementation and communication. With a long history of architectural experience, sound business and building practices, and an extraordinary network of productive relationships, we are uniquely qualified to propose solutions, maximize resources and build teams that make our construction process exceedingly productive. Constructure advocates for the client, designing schedules taking the most direct path and communicating financials to help clients make better decisions. Part of what sets us apart is our well-defined process that uses sophisticated business tools to remove the uncertainty from residential construction. We make sure that our clients receive maximum value for their investments. Our unique blend of architectural and construction management expertise enables us to streamline processes for maximum accountability and homes that exceed our clients’ high expectations.

WHAT DO YOU COLLECT? I collect Lego buildings. My favorite is Villa Savoye, designed by Le Corbusier. One of the highlights is building them with my youngest daughter. She is a bit like me, likes to follow the directions and organize each step. It’s not like it used to be, when all the pieces came in a box and you were on your own. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CITY? In part, my Midwestern roots influence an infatuation with Chicago. The grid street pattern makes it easy to navigate, while the Lake Michigan beachfront adds softness and accessibility unique in an urban context. There are great examples of modern architecture and access to Frank Lloyd Wright’s work. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SPACE WITHIN YOUR HOME? Living in our family room is almost like being outdoors. Filled with daytime light yeararound and in inward focus on the warmth of the fireplace in Winter, it is where our family hangs out and relaxes.

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Decorating Den Interiors WHAT INSPIRES YOUR WORK? Clients inspire our work! The passion for problemsolving, listening to and meeting our clients needs is our true inspiration. WHAT ARE THE EMERGING TRENDS? Simplify, simplify, simplify! It has been a surprise to see how influential contemporary design has become. Traditional has become more relaxed and refined. Even Art Deco has popped up as simplified grace. The serene side of contemporary has become the new mantra.

YOUR PERSONAL STYLE IS OUR SPECIALTY! We are experienced, professional interior designers. We listen! Our experience allows us to prioritize your project and establish a budget that is meaningful to you. Having unlimited design resources and relationships with major manufacturers allows us to create unique, personalized spaces. The result is a decorating process that you can have confidence in.

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE DESIGN SOURCES? It is exciting to watch and incorporate the latest product introductions from the April and October High Point, N.C., markets. High Point is one of the hotbeds of the newest, latest, greatest trends in color, fabric, and new furniture designs. WHAT MOTIVATES YOU? Developing long-term personal relationships with our clients. Working with them through the years, on their different projects, in their different houses. Our business has grown from that relationship building and the referrals that come from working with someone you trust and have confidence in.

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Edgehill Construction Enterprise Inc. WHAT INSPIRES YOUR WORK? Everywhere we visit we find something that inspires us. Whether it’s a restaurant, office building, or a friend’s home, we are constantly gathering new, creative concepts together. WHAT IS YOUR MOST COVETED ITEM? Most definitely our boat! Some of our most unique ideas come when we are out in the middle of the ocean. It’s our place of serenity.

EDGEHILL CONSTRUCTION ENTERPRISE INC. is a fullservice husband-and-wife construction team that focuses on client satisfaction. From the moment a project begins we work with our clients throughout the design, build, and complete process with skill, expertise, and enthusiasm. Edgehill is a third-generation-owned business that started out in Newton, Massachusetts, and has now expanded to much of New England, including the Cape and islands, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Maine, and Vermont. Whether it is a small bathroom renovation or a four-structure compound on the ocean, we treat every project with equal respect and importance. Our subcontractors are professional, respectful, and honest, and our project managers help oversee every step of the process to ensure perfection. We strive to help our clients envision their dream and build it. Many of our clients call us back year after year to do additional projects for them. Renovating and building can be a daunting experience and our goal at Edgehill is to make it fun, easy, and incredibly rewarding. We don’t want to just build or renovate a house, we want to make it your home.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SPACE IN YOUR HOME? Our living room/parlor. We turned it into a sleek entertainment area. With six kids together, we often escape there to relax alone or entertain friends. WHAT MOTIVATES YOU? Our prospective clients. As we go through the interview process it’s really important for us to understand their vision and lifestyle to create their dream project.

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Glickman Design Studio PHOTOS BY MICHAEL J. LEE

JENNIFER GLICKMAN and her team at Glickman Design Studio work with clients to create designs that represent each client in a unique and multidimensional way. We approach our projects with a fresh and detailed eye, designing interiors that balance the architecture of the space with the personality of the clients living in them. Color, symmetry, texture, and layers are balanced in harmony with functionality. Each project is unique, and we work one on one to help find each client’s own design voice. We have enjoyed designing spaces of all styles and needs throughout New England and look forward to continued exciting projects! We always tell our clients that their interiors should represent them. You don’t need to know the names of every style and genre, but listen to your gut for what speaks to you. Your design voice is reflected in the clothes you wear and the things you surround yourself with. Your home should reflect your personality, while providing a balance of design elements and functionality.

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE DESIGN SOURCES? We select pieces from sources that speak to the client’s individual personality. We don’t like to choose from only one or two sources as that flattens the palette. By mixing our sources within each project, we create a layered design that ultimately has more depth and character. WHAT INSPIRES YOUR WORK?? I’m often inspired by color, texture, and balance that I see outside in nature. I come from a family of artists, including my grand-mother and great grandmother (whose art was once at MoMa), who have passed along a passion for seeing art in everything around me. Because of them, I express myself through my art, whether it’s designing interiors or painting in my home studio. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CITY? Traveling through Europe has always been the most inspiring to me. Italy’s classic elements and materials are timeless. The glamour of the French is quintessentially chic and elegant. However, I was ultimately most inspired to pursue interior design while studying Jeffersonian architecture in my college days at the University of Virginia, in Charlottesville. Living among Jefferson’s iconic elements of symmetry, balance, and innovation while analyzing all genres of art and design led to my passion for interiors and to the development of my career.

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WHAT DO YOU COLLECT? Beautifully crafted wood boxes in a variety of styles collected over many years. I hide cool stuff in them. Children visit and open every one of them to see what’s inside. It’s the same wonderment I have about homes. HOW DO YOU DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE? New regional vernacular: homes that have evolved within the specific climates and circumstances of the communities where we are privileged to create homes.

HUTKER ARCHITECTS creates extraordinary custom homes rooted in a comprehensive understanding of New England’s ecological and historical context. Each home is carefully designed using natural materials connected to the environment. Hutker Architects’ monograph, Heirlooms to Live In, illustrates the firm’s authentic style, focusing on craftsmanship, longevity, comfort, and beauty. Mark Hutker and his team of 33 professionals are dedicated to discovering the specific connections each family has to the community, cultivating memories, and nurturing emotional connection to place. Every home supports the family’s flowing life pattern of use, holding large gatherings and small, intimate moments. Hutker Architects’ approach responds to the social structure of today’s family and generates meaningful homes that remain timeless for use by future generations. Hutker Architects embraces a learning culture that values collaboration with clients, craftsmen, and allied designers.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SPACE WITHIN YOUR HOME? My sunroom faces east to a farm, south and west to kettle ponds. It has great natural light and glass walls open to the landscape beyond. WHAT MOTIVATES YOU? I want to make a better home each time out. It is the true meaning of “practicing” architecture. I’d like to advance the art of residential architecture in New England.

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OUT OF MY STUDIO based in Newport, R.I., I’m focused on creating one sustainable heirloom at a time. Each piece is exceptionally crafted, using timeless joinery, the finest handselected reclaimed materials, and family-friendly finishes for years of enjoyment and easy care. I love any challenge that has a basis in beautiful materials, from bronze and driftwood to windfall trees and reclaimed stone. For 24 years, my clients have come to me to commission something special. Our projects range from providing stunning reclaimed materials for flooring, beams, wall paneling, or architectural details for both residential and commercial applications to creating bespoke pieces that fit a very specific use and space. I have a small and dedicated team of highly skilled craftsmen and -women who all love making things as much as I do. My only goal is to listen to my clients and be forever proud of the pieces we produce. My showroom/gallery on Cape Cod is the perfect place to start a conversation, peruse a mix of styles and materials, and see the work of a few other sculptors with a similar mindset. The new green is clean!

WHAT IS YOUR DESIGN PHILOSOPHY? Very simple: listen and deliver timeless craftsmanship. My job is to turn ideas and inspiration into a functional, beautiful reality. Choose stunning materials and they will speak for themselves. Keep the design simple and let it sing. And lastly, no one wants to live in a museum. Make beautiful pieces that are easy to care for and live with. WHAT INSPIRES YOUR WORK? My materials. For over 20 years, I’ve been gathering, sorting, and stockpiling gorgeous pieces of wood, stone, metal, glass and textiles that have an incredible texture or depth or color or grain, something that calls out. They tell a story of a simpler time and give a place to gather around and share time. WHAT MOTIVATES YOU? My beautiful family. Two boys who know themselves and live out loud and a stunning woman that I am so amazed by. My wife, Natasha, and I are trying to raise our children to find their own happiness and then pursue it for life. In this way, I am always learning what is truly important. Worms, the ocean, Chicken Mirabella and rope swings are among them. WHAT ARE THE EMERGING TRENDS IN YOUR INDUSTRY? Thankfully the ideals of reclaiming, reusing and being green have surged into the forefront of design. Reclaimed doesn’t have to mean rustic; we can achieve both sleek and green. I opened my showroom/ gallery specifically to showcase incredibly talented contemporary artists who have sustainability on the mind and work in modern themes and materials.

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Cape Cod seasonal showroom and gallery 11 West Main St., lower gallery (below Karol Richardson) Wellfleet, MA 02667 P.O. Box 3362 | Newport, RI 02840 (401) 845-9087

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Martha’s Vineyard Interior Design

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE DESIGN SOURCES? Lighting: Urban Electric Tile: New Ravenna Upholstered Furniture: Verellen Rugs: Landry & Arcari Fabric: Rogers & Goffigon Paint: Farrow & Ball WHAT IS YOUR DESIGN PHILOSOPHY? My team and I feel it is a true privilege to assist in creating the spaces our clients call home. Our role is to lead our clients in a design direction that suits their personality, taste, lifestyle, and budget. We also prefer the idea of inspiring trends rather than following them.

MARTHA’S VINEYARD INTERIOR DESIGN, started in 2010 by Liz Stiving-Nichols, encompasses an array of design disciplines. Within our team we have experts in the field of architecture, fashion design, interior design, and event planning. This gives us a unique perspective that has served our clients well. While we are not afraid of bending the rules of design, one rule that is always followed within our firm is the approach we take with each project…we start by being good listeners and observers. We draw inspiration from our client’s personality and lifestyle, set guidelines and standards pursuant to the architecture, and embrace the views or landscape. We believe there must be cohesion within these elements to deem a project successful. We see the beauty in simplicity, appreciate a collaborative effort, and are motivated by our passion for design.

HOW DO YOU DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE? There is not one style that defines Martha’s Vineyard Interior Design. We do not strive to see that our design stamp has been imposed. Our goal is to have our clients’ lifestyles and personalities resonate. WHAT WAS YOUR PROUDEST MOMENT? The sun rises and sets with my daughter Phoebe Suzannah, and the day she was born was hands down my very best day. However, being named one of New England Home magazine’s 5 Under 40 was a pretty spectacular moment.

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Newton Kitchens & Design WHAT DESIGN PERIOD DO YOU FIND MOST ENGAGING? Art Nouveau, because I have such an appreciation for materials in their natural form. I’m inspired by all types of arts and like to combine small elements of these inspirations to my ideas. I always thought I would be a jewelry designer in another life.

THERE WAS A TIME in this country when furniture and cabinetry was built to last; built to endure from one generation to the next. Before the modern-day assembly line, artistry and skill were evident in each handcrafted piece. I want to pay homage to these lost traditions by bringing this sensibility into the twentyfirst century and creating my own enduring legacy. I fell in love with woodworking at a very young age, and this has become my passion. I pass my passion along to my clients. I love what I do and I will always give my clients more than 100 percent.

WHAT IS YOUR DESIGN PHILOSOPHY? Make my clients’ dreams come true. I try to guide them to what they will love and want to come home to. I want them to be excited to spend time with friends and family in the spaces that I help create for their homes. WHAT MOTIVATES YOU? The sincere gratitude from my clients and the expressions on their faces when they see their projects completed. HOW DO YOU DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE? I love to combine all kinds of natural materials with highly sophisticated techniques to produce one-of-a-kind pieces, whether cabinetry or furniture.

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Patrick Ahearn, AIA WHAT DO YOU COLLECT? I collect classic cars of the 1950s and 1960s primarily. These were the cars of my youth. Particularly, the cars of the 1950s, with their flamboyant multi-color schemes and constantly changing body styles, inspire an exciting design language. DO YOU HAVE A COVETED ITEM? My most coveted item is my 1964 Porsche 356C Coupe that I restored over two-anda-half years. It is dolphin gray, with a Nefertiti-green leather interior and chrome wheels. It is perfect for the early morning tour of our New England countryside!

PATRICK AHEARN, AIA, specializes in historically motivated architecture and interior design. For the past 40 years, his volume of finely crafted and detailed residential work has spanned a multitude of classic styles of architecture from city town houses to island homes. With offices in both the historic Back Bay neighborhood of Boston and on the island of Martha’s Vineyard, these environments provide a rich and fertile background for the creation of classical, timeless architecture, appropriate and in scale to each locale. The firm’s work covers a broad spectrum of projects in the United States, including master planning, new construction, historic renovation, and restoration. To each of his projects, Mr. Ahearn and his team of architects and designers bring a highly educated and schooled knowledge of classic architecture coupled with a keen sense of how people live today, which in turn produces homes that are timeless and responsive to the needs of today’s lifestyles.

WHAT DESIGN PERIOD DO YOU FIND MOST ENGAGING? The period of the 1920s and 1930s produced some of the most timeless and romantic architecture of the twentieth century. My own houses recall this period, yet are designed for the way people live today. WHAT WAS YOUR PROUDEST MOMENT? My proudest moment was the birth of my daughter, Taylor, and my son, Conor. They bring me great joy and inspiration. Taylor is an inspiring photojournalist, having recently graduated from NYU, and Conor is studying product design at the College of Creative Studies in Detroit.

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Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects Builders WHAT MOTIVATES YOU? Pleasing our clients; providing clear communication; integrating timeless architecture, craftoriented building, and sound construction management into a single, efficient process; having a positive effect on the natural and built environment.

SPECTACULAR BEACHES, dunes, and seascapes—along with picturesque harbors and villages—engender great passion for coastal New England. The architects and builders of Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects Builders (PSDAB) consider themselves blessed to live and work in such a place, and to be able to create houses for clients who share their passion for the landscape and building traditions of the area. As an integrated architecture and construction firm, PSDAB combines this love of place with an emphasis on creative but timeless design, exceptional craftsmanship, functional success, superior service-centered management, and budget and schedule control. They do this with single-source accountability, so their often-busy clients can avoid potentially contentious scenarios that often accompany construction relationships. While PSDAB’s clients are diverse, their need for clear, direct communication, a trustworthy relationship, and hassle-free project management is universal. PSDAB’s integrated model is a powerful one that fulfills these needs and serves its clients very well.

WHAT INSPIRES YOUR WORK? Each client’s unique vision and personality; the potential for fruitful professional relationships; the natural and built context of each client’s site; regional and worldwide architectural history; beauty, art, craft, and whimsy. WHAT IS YOUR DESIGN PHILOSOPHY? Reconciling programmatic and aesthetic elements that seem unreconcilable; designing forms, spaces, and details that inclusively provide solutions to multiple needs rather than exclusively solve only one; inventing mostly within convention and only occasionally outside of it. WHAT IS YOUR PROUDEST MOMENT? We have a new “proudest moment” whenever a home is complete and the client says, “We love it.” We are proud to say this happens every time!

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101 Depot Road Chatham, MA 02633 (508) 945-4500

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Rachel Reider Interiors HOW DO YOU DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE? While our work is often noted for color palettes that pop, our style is fresh, unexpected, and thoughtfully tailored to the taste and lifestyle needs of our clients. WHAT DO YOU COLLECT? Art. I love that this line of work allows me to discover up-and-coming artists and introduce clients to unique pieces at different price points. WHAT DESIGN PERIOD DO YOU FIND MOST ENGAGING? Rather than pick one, I wholeheartedly believe in pulling from many to create a unique mix that truly represents each client’s style and personal experiences.

RACHEL REIDER INTERIORS was born out of a love of the creative design process, and since opening its doors in 2006, bold palettes and patterns have become the firm’s signature touch. With projects ranging from residential to commercial and beachfront to mountainside, Rachel started her business based on the simple idea that the best interiors reflect their inhabitants. But sometimes people need a little guidance along the way, and that’s where Rachel Reider Interiors shines. Throughout Rachel’s years at the helm, she’s racked up some notable accolades—New England Home’s “5 under 40” and Coastal Living’s Top 10 Coastal Design Trendsetters, to name just two—but most importantly, she’s developed long-term relationships with her clients based on her enthusiasm for mixing styles, colors, and textures that really speak to their lifestyle. They know her as much for her calm demeanor, creative approach and keen eye for unexpected detail as they do for her signature splashes of color and fresh, inviting interiors.

WHAT INSPIRES YOUR WORK? I love to travel. It really energizes me, and I’m constantly on the hunt for innovative touches, textures, and concepts that can be unexpectedly incorporated in our designs.

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Rachel Reider Interiors Inc. 535 Albany St | 2nd Floor Boston, MA 02118 (617) 942-2460

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Robin Gannon Interiors, LLC


WHAT DESIGN PERIOD DO YOU FIND MOST ENGAGING? Right now! I love designing in this era because it incorporates the present and the past! In the past, people designed in specific eras—Victorian, Federal, Midcentury—and entire homes were like that. Now we incorporate pieces from all different design periods, and it creates a far more interesting palette! I always try to create a history for my rooms, a well-traveled, collected look.

MY DESIGN TEAM AND I approach each project with individuality. When we meet with our clients, we engage them in a lot of dialogue to help us get to know their personality and their style better. This helps us define our approach to the project. I usually have one of those “aha” moments when I get exactly what they are looking for and I have this visual image in my mind of the space. Then we go out and create it! I like to push my clients a bit, not out of their comfort zone, but definitely to something they wouldn’t have thought of— that’s why they hired us, right? Every project starts with a jumping-off point—maybe a piece of furniture or a fantastic fabric—and the weave of the web begins there. I am fond of saying, “There are no rules of design.” I really say that with tongue in cheek because, of course, there are, but design is very instinctual.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CITY? I can’t say I have one, though who doesn’t love Paris? I was recently in Asia and was fascinated by all the cities, centuries-old architecture, and new age. The juxtaposition is incredible. HOW DO YOU DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE? People ask me that all the time! I don’t have a “style”! My job, as I see it, is to help my clients define their style and then create something that reflects them! I never want someone to walk in to their home and say, “Oh, I see Robin did this!” WHAT INSPIRES YOUR WORK? Everyone and everything! I love creating spaces that just make you wonder, Does that really work? The answer is always yes. I try really hard to never use the same thing twice. I want people to have originality in their home.

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Robin Gannon Interiors, LLC 1646 Massachusetts Avenue Lexington, MA 02420 (781) 771-9221

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Colin Smith Architecture, Inc. WHAT IS YOUR DESIGN PHILOSOPHY? Design is a process of evaluation; I am always learning something new, either from a client, a craftsman, or through my own research. The search for opportunities within the limits of a project, be it a custom home, historic renovation, or a piece of furniture. Exploring, testing concepts and refining ideas to meet multiple objectives is essential to good design.

COLIN SMITH ARCHITECTURE, INC. is a team of focused professionals committed to creating simple, artful, and memorable places. Since its founding in 2002, Colin Smith Architecture has devoted a significant portion of its time and talent to developing a diverse portfolio of work, with an emphasis on custom homes and interiors. Our ability to work within traditional or modern forms of architecture and interiors has strengthened our sensibilities as designers. We are avid problem solvers who strive to coordinate all aspects of building design with the project team. We are passionate about employing our craft to create functional space while seamlessly integrating the landscape to enrich the human experience. Searching for solutions that hold value to our clients and the needs they reflect is critical to our mission as designers.

WHAT MOTIVATES YOU? Understanding the inherent properties of a place, object, and building materials, allowing that to inform the design process when working through an idea. Engaging in a meaningful dialogue with the project team, sharing my professional experience and personal objectivity, bringing value to the project is what motivates me. WHAT INSPIRES YOUR WORK? Translating our clients’ lifestyle to the built environment, creating a story about how one can use space over time, binding architecture with one’s life, their memories.

COL N SM TH ARCH TECTURE Colin Smith Architecture, Inc. 1666 Massachusetts Avenue Lexington, MA 02420 T (781) 274-0955 F (781) 274-0922

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Hampden Design & Construction SHELLY HARRISON PHOTOGRAPHY

WHAT IS YOUR DESIGN PHILOSOPHY? No two spaces are the same and no two clients are the same. My philosophy is to understand the feeling of the home and how the new space will relate to the existing home and, most importantly, listen to the client and understand their needs with the new space. WHAT MOTIVATES YOU? The joy I feel in creating a new physical space that the family will enjoy for years to come is what I love most about building. Creating something tangible that the architect designed and the family desired to improve their quality of life is a very fulfilling feeling.

HAMPDEN DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION is an awardwinning general contracting firm based in Newton. They create beautiful custom homes and elegant additions for discerning clients in the greater Boston area. Founded in 2002, Hampden Design & Construction specializes in highend renovation and new construction projects employing the finest craftsmen and artisans. Winner of the Boston Home Dream Kitchen Competition and featured on the popular television show “This Old House,” we will treat your home with the attention and respect you David Cohen deserve. Your home is your single most important asset, so remodeling and construction decisions are not—and should not be—entered into lightly. At Hampden Design & Construction, we appreciate the enormity of this decision.

DO YOU HAVE A COVETED ITEM? I love any natural product. There is no substitute for natural wood and stone. There is a “life” that lives in the feel and natural movements of wood grain and stone veins that cannot be duplicated. The man-made products feel flat and lifeless to me.

Hampden Design & Construction PO Box 180 Newton, MA 02468 (617) 969-1112

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Kate Maloney Interior Design SEAN LITCHFIELD

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CITY? London holds a special place in my heart. I studied there for a semester in college and it changed the trajectory for me. I like to think my inner designer was born there. Every time I visit I can still feel the creative energy in the air. HOW DO YOU DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE? My design style is approachable and comfortable. I achieve this by gathering a collection of items that complement one another just enough but still have an interest all their own. This allows me to design rooms that are layered with textures, shapes, and patterns in a way that is unique to each space.

MY TEAM AND I ARE MOTIVATED by the belief that good design is an organic process between the designer and the clients, who know what they love. Our work is inspired by the designs that evolve from the communication we are able to foster with our clients. When designing a home, our decisions are guided by a principle that each home should be unique to the people who live there. Our goal is to design rooms that are just as beautiful to look at as they are comfortable to live in. With a design team well versed in the art of simplistic design, we create spaces tailored to the demands of each family’s living style while maintaining a timeless appeal. For more than 10 years now it has been our pleasure collaborating with New England families who choose to work with us for our professionalism and our youthful spin on balancing form with function.

WHAT INSPIRES YOUR WORK? My clients and the design problems they present me with inspire my work. They’re working to find the words to describe what they’re looking for and I’m trying to find the questions to help them get there. I love when the work is finally installed and my client’s realize they have been heard. I chase that gratifying feeling again and again.

Kate Maloney Interior Design 875 Main Street, Cambridge, MA 02139 (617) 547-1550

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La Tour Design WHAT MOTIVATES YOU? Every time I start a new project, what motivates me is the possibility of creating a perfect match between first-time or returning clients and the space they have entrusted me with. When I hear from a client “this is not at all what I envisioned, but honestly I would not see anything different,” it motivates me to continue doing what I am so passionate about.


AT LA TOUR DESIGN, Nathalie Ducrest works with only one client at a time. Since 2003, she has dedicated her undivided attention to single projects resulting in one-of-a-kind interiors that truly reflect her clients’ personalities and lifestyles. Nathalie selects furniture, accessories, fabrics, colors, and textures with an extraordinary eye for detail. Contrasting styles are blended together, inherited objects and treasured belongings are thoughtfully incorporated, and pieces are customized for a unique look. Through her design process, Nathalie’s cosmopolitan and international upbringing guides her respect for authenticity when exploring various Nathalie Ducrest styles and different periods.

WHAT DESIGN PERIOD DO YOU FIND MOST ENGAGING? The beauty of working in the twenty-first century is the luxury we have to pick the best of what each design period has produced. Blending the functionality of modernism with the richness of the materials used in art deco, the comfort and boldness of contemporary designs, and some antique findings can produce, along with the right vision, unique interiors with personality and character. WHO ARE YOUR PROFES SIONAL INFLUENCES? Karl Springer, with his bold use of textures in modern furniture, and Pierre Yovanovitch, for his ability to give warmth and life to minimalist interiors. French design for respecting the old and welcoming the daring, and, always in my mind, Argentina, my birth country, for its mix of sophistication and informality.

La Tour Design (617) 232-3533

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WHAT WAS YOUR PROUDEST MOMENT? Reaching a major milestone of 25 years in business! Against tremendous odds, two young adults took a chance and, along with a tremendous team, built a well-respected service company that excels at meeting the high expectations of the New England design community. WHAT ARE THE EMERGING TRENDS IN YOUR INDUSTRY? We have seen a major increase in the use of soft chenille fabrics. While these fabrics are very appealing, it’s always wise to make sure they are used in the proper settings. We provide fabric sample cleaning maintenance testing for designers. This popular service helps the designer and customer determine suitability before purchase.

FOR 25 YEARS MWI FIBERSHIELD has worked tirelessly to provide the greatest on-site quality protection, cleaning, and care for fine fabrics, carpet, and rugs throughout New England. We are honored that many recognized award-winning interior designers and architects never hesitate to refer their valuable clients to us. We have been rewarded with thousands of loyal repeat customers and the highest level of trust from design professionals. Our company is certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). We both are members of and have served on the board of directors for both ASID New England and IFDA New England. ASID has awarded our company with the Michelle and prestigious National Industry Foundation Wayne Southworth Merit Award. We are equally proud to have been honored by ASID New England as a 2012 Design Excellence Award Recipient. The daily dedication to our customers and the entire New England design community has always been the hallmark of our success.

WHAT MOTIVATES YOU? Being filled with gratitude for simply being alive motivates us to be the best parents, partners, business owners, and human beings that we can be. What has always motivated MWI FiberShield is to offer the best service and care to our clients.What motivates us most is to know at the end of the day, we have given 100 percent to serve our clients, to work together, and to have made the world cleaner, protected, and a little better.

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NOW, MEET YOUR BUILDER Building a home that suits your style and the way you live is what we do. Over the past 10 years it’s how we’ve built our business and reputation. Let us take you home. u General Contracting u Design Services u Custom Cabinetry u Heirloom Furniture Please visit our showroom. Looking forward to meeting you.


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Cosentino Center Boston On April 9, the grand opening of the Cosentino Center in Boston and a New England Home networking event came together for one amazing evening! Among the 350 guests were building and design professionals from around the region, Cosentino executives, and New England Home advertisers. Guests celebrated local New England culture by enjoying fresh Boston seafood while they explored the spacious new showroom. And to celebrate Cosentino’s Spanish heritage, attendees sampled Spanish tapas and were entertained by a flamenco dancer and a Spanish guitarist.






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(1) Brian Lynch and Brooks Deschamps of Cosentino flank Tanya Clark and Vincent Trento of Rumford Stone (2) Jon Brodeur of Emme with Leslie Fine of Leslie Fine Interiors, John Day of LDa Architecture & Interiors, and New England Home’s Kathy Bush-Dutton (3) Nancy Sorensen and Bill Morton of Back Bay Shutter Co., Inc., flank New England Home’s Kim Sansoucy (4) Rob Henry of Audio Video Design with Mark Landry of Landmark Services, Inc., and Clayton

Schuller of FBN Construction Co., Inc. (5) Chelcie Trask and Jill Janasiewicz of Eric M. Haydel Design (6) Lauren Szczygiel and Andrea Manni of Ferguson (7) New England Home’s Kim Sansoucy with Bill Prachnick of Architectural Kitchens and Greg Premru of Greg Premru Photography (8) Timothy Lee of Timothy Lee Landscape Design with Tim Connors of JW Construction (9) Samples of natural stone, quartz, and recycled surfacing offered by Cosentino

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Grand inside and out, this stately 1885 former summer home in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts, retains its historic charm. FACING PAGE: The foyer’s original woodwork soars to the third floor.

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Fancy This A careful freshening up lets all the glory of a fine old Shingle-style house on the North Shore shine through.

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Anyone who has ever driven the winding Route 127 along the North Shore of Massachusetts knows the pleasure of slowing to a crawl to take in the beauty of the homes, which are as lovely as the stretches of ocean that intermittently burst into view like paintings of classic seascapes. What’s left of the grand summer houses of the late 1800s along this stretch of road still serve as standardbearers of Shingle-style architecture. Vast lawns that tumble down to the water’s edge hold the intricately detailed structures once built for well-heeled Bostonians seeking to escape the summer heat. To admire one from the outside is to have a lesson in the art of architectural detail. But to see one whose interior architecture remains much as it was 130 years ago is

akin to spotting a creature long thought extinct. Tom Trkla had looked at a number of homes along the water from Marblehead to Gloucester, taking along a friend, architect Laine Jones, for advice. When he stepped inside this 1885 manse in Manchester-by-theSea, his reaction was immediate. “When we walked into this house and saw the woodwork, Laine said, ‘This is it,’” says Trkla, who was looking for a home that would entice his four grown children to visit often. Soaring above the heavy front door, the foyer rises like the entry to a castle. Carved paneling follows the staircase and supports a screen of turned woodwork with spindles stretching toward the third floor. A fireplace of red brick bids warm welcome. Well-tended by previous owners, the house needed only some updated electrical and audio systems and

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Owner Tom Trkla fell for the classic Shingle-style house perched high atop a hill. RIGHT: A work by Joan Miró hangs above the foyer’s original brick fireplace. BELOW: A Schumacher grasscloth with a Greek key design adds drama to the first-floor powder room.

the skillful touch of a talented interior designer. So often with historic properties, the decorating plan either can’t seem to get past the history or strips it away entirely. Trkla turned to interior designer Honey Collins to help keep the house the showplace it is while giving him and his children an elegantly comfortable setting. “I really wanted to keep it masculine,” Collins says. “I knew I needed to lighten it, but not to the point of being feminine.” While Collins insists the changes are merely cosmetic, she achieved a look that complements the home’s strong architecture while creating rooms that engage with their richness and texture. “This house is 99 percent Honey,” says Trkla. “I’d have gotten a whole lot of oriental rugs and done it all in dark green, were it left up to me.” july–august 2014  New England Home 107

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Kelly Dukarski’s landscape design surrounds the pool with hedges that afford privacy without blocking the views. The living room’s herringbone wallpaper lends a masculine touch, while a botanical rug adds a hint of femininity. Designer Honey Collins opted for casual, but not outdoorsy, furnishings for the sun porch because the space is open to the living room.

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Located at the highest spot on Smith’s Point, the house commands a nearly 360-degree view of the water, including a historic lighthouse. For all the expansive vistas, however, Collins felt the connection between the outside and the inside could be stronger. In less capable hands, creating that connection could have meant a Nantucket-blue-and-white-on-steroids theme, but Collins had something more subtle and sophisticated in mind. “I didn’t want it to be beachy, but more coastal,” she says. Inspiration began with a Lee Jofa fabric, a botanical crewel with bits of gray, taupe, and blue that echo the craggy cliffs and water outside. Although she used the fabric only in a handful of toss pillows, its colors and touch influenced the variety of textures and earthy hues Collins used throughout the house. “I love color, but I knew that in this house color wasn’t going to be the emphasis,” she says. “In this house the heavy emphasis is on the woodwork.” The living room opens to a large, three-season sun porch, whose windows are removed for the summer, giving the space the feel of an Italian coastal resort.

“The space needed to be a sophisticated, clean-looking room,” Collins says. She outfitted the walls in fog-gray, herringbone-patterned Phillip Jeffries wallpaper, and laid a botanical-patterned rug with touches of soft blue (from Landry & Arcari) on the floor. “The view is amazing; you don’t want to take away from that,” she explains. “So I used earthier, rocky, textural colors from the coast.”

Located at the highest spot on Smith’s Point, the house commands a nearly 360-degree view of the water, including a historic lighthouse. A simple striped dhurrie in a trio of creams and browns covers the floor of the sun porch, and roughed wood furniture gives the room a casual feel. For the dining room, which has paneled touches that echo the entry hall, Collins used a Phillip Jeffries burlap wallcovering with faux-nailhead accents. A light Oushak rug and dining chairs upholstered in a pale

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For the dining room, “It worked to use something masculine on the walls paired with something lighter, more feminine on the floor,” says Collins.

A wallcovering from the ­Phillip Jeffries Rivets collection clothes the dining room walls, where the palette of nature-inspired colors reflects the rocky coast outside.

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gray fabric with a small herringbone pattern keep the room from being too dark. “It worked to use something masculine on the walls paired with something lighter, more feminine on the floor,” Collins notes. In one of the few places where Collins opted for more-vivid color, the powder room off the foyer wears

“I really wanted a place that my kids would come back to,” says Trkla. “It has worked. And I love it. It’s a serene place for me.” a Greek key–pattern wallpaper by Schumacher in bold blue. “I used a lot of wallpaper,” she says. “It adds so much personality.” Around the corner, in the music room, Collins turned to a rich Farrow & Ball paint color called Down Pipe for the walls of the small, very tall room. The herringbone pattern, a favorite motif of the designer’s, appears again in the Landry & Arcari rug, giving a rhythm to the space and contrasting with the circular

pattern on the drapery panels. Up the foyer’s staircase, past the delicate watercolor portraits of Trkla’s children, lies the master bedroom with its vast view. “The view is a focal point here, so it couldn’t be a heavy room,” says Collins. Draperies in a light taupe hue frame the windows without obscuring the vistas, while another Phillip Jeffries covering adds subtle texture to the walls. Pillows with an ikat-patterned fabric sport touches of red for a bit of interest. From his bedroom deck, Trkla has an expansive view of the lighthouse, ocean, the terraced gardens, tennis courts, and swimming pool. “I really wanted a place my kids would come back to,” he says. “It has worked. They love the beach, the tennis courts. And I love it. It’s a serene place for me.” A koi pond and vegetable garden lie hidden from this vantage point, but Trkla got another surprise this spring when his neighbor cut down a couple of trees. He now has a view of the Boston skyline—in his eyes, one more bit of proof that he made the perfect choice. • Resources For more information about this home, see page 188.

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The second-floor landing doubles as a cozy spot for enjoying a good book. Punches of red brighten the master suite. A variety of patterns—from herringbone to stripes to circles—mix it up against the dark walls of the music room.

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Because the fire destroyed everything within sixty feet of the house, the team had to recreate a forest, a feat they accomplished by moving mature trees from an excavation site not far from the Squam Lake house.

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t 6:30 a.m. on a cloudy May morning in 2012, David Frost drove to his job site, same as any other day. He and his crew at White House Construction had been building a 3,900-square-foot house on New Hampshire’s Squam Lake for about a year, and it was nearly finished. When he drove down the driveway toward the water, however, the house was gone. Fire had blackened the huge pine trees, shattered the foot-thick concrete of the foundation, and turned a steel beam into what looked like a giant noodle. “I’m an emotional guy,” Frost says. “I had tears in my eyes.” It’s traumatic to lose any house, but this was more than a house; it was a work of art you could live in. Architect Chris Williams and project architect Rob Turpin had designed it around the footprint of

a ramshackle old camp. At the owners’ request, they had used what’s called the Adirondack style—which, on the face of it, might seem more appropriate to New York than New Hampshire. Not so, says Williams. “The Adirondack style was actually part of a movement back to nature in the late 1800s that occurred all across the northern part of the United States. The same thing was happening—building with logs and twigs—in northern Maine and Montana and Washington State, and at nationalpark facilities in places like Yosemite.” Williams and the owners had chosen this style in part because of the way it blends into its surroundings. He and Frost’s crew, led by project supervisor Mark Pease, went to extraordinary lengths to make sure that neighbors across the lake would see water, not house—no easy task given that it sits just ten feet from the shore. So whereas many builders clear a site of trees, Williams and Frost wove the house

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siding and corner posts created from bark-on white-cedar logs connect the house to its environment. The house is so well integrated with its site, it’s almost invisible from across the lake. Boats at the dock stand ready to turn the lake into an extension of the backyard.

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around the existing pines, many of them twenty inches in diameter. “I always try to nestle the building into the existing landscape,” Williams says. “Why spend $200,000 on landscaping after cutting everything in sight, when you can work the house in among existing trees?” Williams deliberately chose colors and materials that matched the bark and leaves of the woods. He used “live-edge” siding, where one edge of a board is left as it grew. Masons built out stone footings

on the corners of the foundations, onto which Frost’s carpenters placed corner boards cut from whole logs of white cedar, the bark still on. The net effect was that, from the water, the house seemed to grow out of the forest. After looking at lots of camps and buildings in the Adirondacks, Williams concluded that while they had “lots of nice moments in them,” he wanted to design a house that had “nice moments everywhere.” So the team didn’t just buy


load-bearing hemlock posts in the great room were packed in foam to protect the bark during transport. Bark and branches make for a distinctive door. The homeowners spent years studying Adirondack architecture and collecting antique furniture and period lighting. A curved partial wall separates the entry from the living room; the back side is lined with bookshelves.

always try to nestle the building into the existing landscape,” says Williams. “Why spend $200,000 on landscaping after cutting everything in sight, when you can work the house in among existing trees?” July–august 2014  New England Home 119

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antique pool table is a sibling of one at The Point, a mansion in the Adirondacks built by the Rockefellers. Decorative accents and art add touches of color. The desk is one of many pieces crafted by the noted Adirondack-style furniture maker Sampson Bog Studio.

a door; they asked each other, ‘How can we make a door that’s truly special?’” They designed a distinctive detail for each room: a band of multicolored cherry and birch twigs in one room, lighting hidden beneath a dentil covered with white-birch bark in another. They crafted door pulls and towel bars from sticks. They collaborated constantly. In the

he fire was suspected arson. “It was a very traumatic experience for everyone.” When the owners decided to rebuild, “I was very happy,” says Williams.

office, it was a finish carpenter’s suggestion to cover the frame of the cabinets with white birch bark and use the contrasting, buff-colored, interior bark for the cabinets’ panels. “Getting these materials was a major undertaking,” says Williams. Several load-bearing hemlock posts inside had to be installed with the bark on, completely unmarred, requiring that they be cut in winter and wrapped in foam insulation during transport. Frost’s team cut those logs right at the ground to preserve the root flare, so when installed they looked as if they’d grown there. When Williams’s designs called for

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peeled logs, Frost’s crew harvested them in early spring, when the bark was loose. They didn’t want the wood marred by tools, so they finished the process with a power-washer. “That way, the log has sinew to it,” Williams says, “like muscle on an arm.” William and Susan Copeland, the owners, had spent years scouring auctions, flea markets, and antique shops for period lighting, furniture, and such details as Victorian-era doorknobs depicting deer heads. Vermont artist Dennis Sparling used metal for the custom light fixtures, but managed to replicate the feel of wood. He built chanJuly–august 2014  New England Home 121

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deliers that look like tiers of grapevines, and fixtures of woodpeckers looking into a light-emitting hole. While it’s never been proven, Williams thinks the house burned because of arson—volunteer firemen had seen a young man running from the fire. “It was a very traumatic experience for everyone,” Williams says. The Copelands were devastated, but decided they needed to rebuild as a lesson to their children: when you fall off the horse, you get back on. “I was very happy,” Williams says. They got to make art all over again. Williams changed a few things, such as adding a cistern-fed sprinkler system in the house, and putting all the mechanical systems in a room so fireproof he describes it as a “vault.” The fire had killed every tree within sixty feet of the house. Fortunately, the landscape contractor, who was also in the excavation business, found a lot close by that was about to be cleared for a shopping plaza, and he was able to move about thirty big trees. Williams, who handled the landscape design, added native plants such as ferns. “You feel very connected to the lake here,” he says. “You feel tied to the landscape.” On a beautiful fall day of blue sky and red leaves a few months after he and his crew had finished construction, Frost returned to the house to replace a burned-out bulb. “The house was empty, the furniture was all in place, and every-

thing was perfect,” he recalls. “I was able to see all the little details, the amazing fireplaces and the cedar post in the corner that we put there to look like it had been left over from the old part of the house. That’s when it finally hit me. I sat there and I thought, ‘This really is a work of art.’ It was such an honor to be able to work on it—twice.” • Resources For more information about this home, see

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window-lined master bedroom lets the owners feel as though they’re sleeping outside. Craftsmen selected varying colors of birch and cherry for the banding around the paneled walls. A headboard from Old Hickory Furniture fits right in with the owners’ collection of distinctive antiques. The master bedroom opens to a private porch.

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Young at Heart

A century-old barn gets a new life as the starting point for—and the very soul of—a Nantucket retreat. Text by Lisa E. Harrison + Photography by Michael Partenio + Architect: Mark Cutone, BPC Architecture + Interior Design: Tom Sheridan, Sheridan Interiors + Landscape design: Tom Godlesky, Earth Works + Builder: Joe Gamberoni, Cross Rip Builders + Produced by Stacy Kunstel

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Arranged just so, a cluster of paintings collected over the years wound up a perfect fit for the family room. FACING PAGE: In search of an abstract focal point to anchor a hallway wall, Stephanie spied this painting, by Victor-Raul Garcia, in a SoHo shop.

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“I wanted to give the house a sense of history and create a story,” says Cutone.

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he original plan called for a teardown and do-over. Down would come the turn-of-thecentury barn, and up would go a waterside Nantucket retreat that could transition to a home for a couple’s retirement. The view from this spot—four pristine acres overlooking Polpis Harbor—changes constantly with the tide and would never get old. The owners, who had vacationed on the island for decades, enlisted local architect Mark Cutone, of BPC Architecture, to draft drawings. In the meantime, they bunked in the barn, which had been made into living quarters years earlier and renovated again in

the 1980s. Months slipped into years, and their tune changed. “I said to my husband, ‘This barn wants to stay here,’” remembers the wife (who for reasons of privacy prefers to be known only as Stephanie). “It was far more of a historical structure than we originally thought.” And with that, Cutone went to work based on a different directive: to preserve as much as possible. The teardown-turned-renovation took shape, with Cutone leaving the original rectangular twenty-five-by-thirty-foot structure entirely intact, showcasing the twenty-foot ceilings and the beautiful exposed beams. He enlisted the help of builder Joe Gamberoni, a partner in Nantucket-based Cross Rip Builders, to add on to the west, east, and south and to incorporate an attached, carriage-style, two-car garage. “I wanted to give the house a sense of history and create a story,” says Cutone.

ABOVE: A few well-placed black accents in the family room spice up the quiet palette. LEFT: Stephanie’s mother collected the shells in her world travels. FACING PAGE: Architect Mark Cutone created a lovely cohesion between the main house, garage, and guest cottage.

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Given the open floor plan, it was important to have a uniform aesthetic so as not to disrupt the flow.

“These layers create a natural presence on the property.” The 4,800-square-foot, four-bedroom house merges a farmhouse vernacular (Polpis was a community of small farms in the 1800s and early 1900s) with a classic Nantucket feel. Cutone took cues from the owners, who had a

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ABOVE: Stephanie’s husband,

Harald, bought the nautical painting above the fireplace as a surprise for his wife. LEFT: The spice chest hails from Leonards New England, the boar’s tusk from a trip to South Africa. FAR LEFT: Original beams from the barn provide structural support and visual appeal.

clear vision, especially after living in the space. In fact, he completed the two-bedroom guesthouse first, so they could stay involved in the process and not miss a season on the island. The architect incorporated traditional elements of a year-round house, while simultaneously creating a space with an open and airy

aesthetic—a welcome contrast to the warren of smaller rooms that make up the owners’ other home, a converted church in Easton, Connecticut. Long sightlines were important to the plan; visitors enter into the kitchen and can see past the dining room, through the French doors, and beyond to the water. Likewise, if Stephanie is july–august 2014  New England Home 129

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prepping in the kitchen, she can join the conversation in the dining or family room. “You can stand at so many different points and see the whole downstairs,” she says. This fact would prove the guiding force behind the interior design: given the open floor plan, it was important to have a uniform aesthetic so as not to disrupt the flow. To get the look she desired, Stephanie collaborated with friend and interior designer Tom Sheridan of Sheridan Interiors in Wilton, Connecticut. “I’ve known her for thirty-plus years,” says Sheridan. “I know where her mind is, where she’s trying to go with things.” The goal, says Sheridan, was to “make it look timeless, and create a sense of warmth and comfort, with the interest being in the paintings, the pops of color, the architecture.” Stephanie adds: “I wanted it more modern than my house in Connecticut, with cleaner lines and less clutter.” To this end, she favored a calming palette of beiges, whites, and neutrals, an ideal backdrop for the personal treasures that would now call Nantucket home. The color scheme was inspired by the shell collection passed down from Stephanie’s late mother, who shelled all

around the world. She would ship home boxes brimming with shells labeled with their Latin names, as well as the longitude and latitude of origin. “For her, it was about the collecting,” says Stephanie. “For me, it’s about having them around me.” Personal artifacts take a starring role throughout; the wooden horse in the hallway and an African mask in the dining room are keepsakes from a sixtieth-birthday trip to South Africa, and the walrus ivory figurine in the living room marks an excursion to Alaska with her youngest daughter. Family mementos mingle with hand-chosen fabrics, rugs, accessories, and furnishings. Praised by Sheridan for being “extremely hands-on,” Stephanie often clocked an eighthour shift poring over fabric swatches at

ABOVE: A glass-topped table and globe chandelier lighten the feel of the narrow dining space. ABOVE LEFT: Stephanie and Harald take many casual meals at the kitchen island. FACING PAGE: Painted black, the spiral staircase adds an architectural and tonal pop to the living room.

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Sheridan’s showroom. “I love the hunt,” she confesses. Her process is passionate and purposeful, and her deft design touch shows in the details throughout the house. “I like textures—something shiny next to something not shiny, something burlap next to something smooth. I love that yin and yang,” she explains. Note the five-foot-long lamp of driftwood, made in France and discovered in a Greenwich shop, that she envisioned as a dining room showstopper; a linen shade and custom black console table round out the look. What to do about the circular staircase in the living room— the only access to the second floor? Stepha132  New England Home  july–august 2014

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“Why compete with the natural landscape?” says Stephanie. “We wanted something very serene that would complement the views.”

nie’s bold idea: paint it black against a sea of neutrals, highlight the curves, and transform it into a statement-making architectural piece. She approached the open kitchen as one might a living room, keeping it elegant, clean, and simple. No need to hide the stainless hood; rather, add two black sconces and embrace it as a focal point. Stephanie’s design savvy was not limited to the interior. A landscape designer for years, her tack was to go natural and play up what was already there. “Why compete with the natural landscape?” she says. “We wanted something very serene that would complement the views.” She teamed up with Tom Godlesky of Earth

Works and went for texture (grasses, red twig dogwoods, winterberry) for multiseason appeal; summery blooms were relegated to the sides of the house so as not to vie with the lovely marshy surroundings. From choosing shrubs to color swatches, it’s uncommon for an owner to relish the process like Stephanie did. The result is a house that reflects her unique aesthetic, merges the past with the present, and puts a focus on family. “This stuff is personal to me,” she says. And, indeed, so is the stunning coastal haven she inspired and helped to create. •

With its marshes, inlets, and peninsulas of land, Polpis Harbor is a serene setting. This lovely layered view (complete with a charming rebuilt shed) can be seen from all the bedrooms, the living and dining rooms, and, of course, the deck.

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An Affair to

✽ ✽ ✽ An old sign, a picket fence, and venerable trees underscore the character of the lovely nineteenth-century farm. FACING PAGE: Small treasures from the owner’s collections and fresh flowers grown on the farm personalize the sitting room.

Text by Megan Fulweiler ✽ Photography by Laura Moss ✽ Interior design: Polly Lewis and Maribeth Brostowski, Lewis Interiors ✽ Landscape design: Sam Bittman, Bittman Boys Edible Landscapes ✽ Produced by Karin Lidbeck Brent

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Define love? Impossible.

It’s some kind of magic. And the same holds true when a house is involved. Take the couple who profess an affinity for modern architecture and then throw it all over for a cozy cape, or the colonial enthusiast who suddenly goes dewy-eyed for a Victorian. Affairs of the heart—and house—are often a mystery, but not here. No one could have resisted this charming Western Massachusetts farmhouse. As is so often the case, it seems as if fate dictated the union. Seventeen years ago, the owner was visiting friends and grew curious about winter rentals in the area. The 1881 farmhouse, however, was listed for sale only. “It was so beautiful, I went for it,” she recalls. ✽ ✽ ✽ CLOCKWISE FROM RIGHT: Chic comes to the country in the sitting room, with its Farrow & Ball wallpaper, Zoffany fabric, and citrus-green window shades. The homeowner bought the 1881 farmhouse on a whim. The color of a man’s coat in a favorite painting of the owner’s inspired the dining room’s sophisticate palette. An antique mirror reflects a gleaming silver tea-andcoffee service, adding an extra layer of polish to the dining room.

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Her instinct proved just right, too. Not only was the old house irresistible, the almost-ten-acre property, with its bucolic Berkshire views, was amazing. Two barns (one is now home to the caretaker; the other holds an indoor pool), gardens, and pastures create a storybook retreat for the Boston-based owner and her family. But truth be told, by the time the designers arrived, overcrowding was becoming an issue. This slice of the state is rich with flea markets and country auctions that regularly yield treasures too good for a woman with a keen eye to walk away from. The farmhouse was filling up with her finds, along with all the paraphernalia kids generate. Although the kitchen had been renovated and the porches revamped a decade earlier, it was time for some revision and freshening to instill added comfort and increase functionality. “The good bones were all there,� explains interior designer Polly Lewis. “And everything in the

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“Gardens are everywhere around the property,” says Bittman. There’s a steady supply all ­season of ­vegetables, herbs, and fruit.

house was great, too. We were just there to organize and edit so that this wonderful place could be enjoyed even more.” To that end, Lewis and her partner, Maribeth Brostowski, imported a storage pod and launched a sensitive pare-down campaign. Simultaneously, they enlisted New York architect Julie Kalberer of Turino Kalberer Architects to help devise a

mudroom—a portal for everyday comings and goings as well as an annex for coats and boots. Rather than step directly into the kitchen as before, now the family moves first into the window-lined mudroom running alongside the kitchen. “It makes it less confusing,” Kalberer explains. “The owners pull up with their kids and dogs and there’s a designated entry.”

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✽ ✽ ✽ Below: Crewel shades from Schumacher carry the garden into the TV room, cozy with its Phillip Jeffries grasscloth walls and Scalamandré velvet upholstery. RIGHT: The kitchen renovation included installing a wood-fired oven. FACING PAGE: Checks, stripes, and a laminated fabric in a romantic print by Manuel Canovas mix happily on the sophisticated porch.

As a result of the designers’ winnowing of furnishings and accessories, unused space also became accessible. Before you could blink an eye, for example, the skillful duo emptied a porch of surplus toys, and turned it into a gorgeous haven— complete with sitting and dining areas—for entertaining or whiling away an evening with a book. A striped bowling carpet, table lamps, and art provide all the comfort of an indoor room. The screened side porch required only minimal tweaking, which allowed Lewis and Brostowski to concentrate greater efforts on the sitting room, which they smartly clad in silver and white Farrow & Ball wallpaper. Never before has the bay-windowed room looked so chic. In fact, anyone not aware that this is a rural outpost might assume he or she had been dropped into an urban nest; there’s not a whiff of country-cutesy here. Edward Ferrell love seats facing off over a decorative antique trunk create

the kind of spot guests are loath to leave. And sure, the window seat existed before, but not with the heightened presence it has today. Newly upholstered and strewn with pillows, the window seat is a serene sanctuary for watching the snow fall or a summer rain. The TV room might be the coziest niche of

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“We wanted the room to be calm, to flow with the house but be feminine as well,” says Lewis. all. How could it not be, with its Phillip Jeffries grasscloth wallcovering the color of a setting sun, and its plush sofa dressed in green Scalamandré strié velvet? Comfort and function go hand in hand here, especially in the big Lewis-designed ottoman of Edelman leather. The ottoman includes sturdy pull-out trays so that both feet and drinks always have a roost. An assortment of antiques—including a stunning armoire—lends the room character, as do family photos. For formal occasions, the refurbished dining room shines. How many country houses can boast a backdrop of Zoffany vinyl paper for their holiday turkey? The owners’ table and chairs were handsome enough, but the latter, tricked out in a tony Jim Thompson fabric, take dinner up a

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sophisticated notch or two. A simple wool-andsisal carpet offsets the grandeur of the sparkly chandelier and an abundance of gleaming silver. Earlier renovations provided a generous master suite, but ten years later it also called out for an injection of twenty-first-century spirit. For its rebirth, the designers developed a soothing palette featuring gray and pink—not a startling bubble-gum hue but a pleasing, grown-up rosy shade. “We wanted the room to be calm, to flow with the house but be feminine as well,” says Lewis. In swept yards of elegant, bird-patterned Gastón y Daniela fabric for shades, pillows, and seating, along with a cushy carpet and a swath of Farrow & Ball wallpaper for the bath. The girls’ room got a makeover, too, complete

with a lively Stark carpet, a preppy Peter Fasano wallcovering, and a Sister Parish fabric so dainty it looks as if it were plucked from the garden. And, of course, “gardens are everywhere around the property,” says garden designer Sam Bittman of Bittman Boys Edible Landscapes, in Cheshire, Massachusetts. Bittman makes sure there’s a steady supply all season of vegetables, herbs, and fruit. Thanks to his efforts, flowers of all varieties—including masses of sunflowers and bright bee balm amid the vegetables—grow in profusion. Their color and perfume fill the air, making every day on this idyllic farm sweeter than the next. •

✽ ✽ ✽ Clockwise from above: Pale gray and rosy pink bring a soothing, feminine quality to the master bedroom. A fresh swath of China Seas wallpaper updates the master bath. One daughter prefers pink while the other favors green, so the designers chose a theme to please them both.

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“Drinks carts are a must for entertaining on the terrace or on a big screened porch. I think it is important for the wheels to glide smoothly. My favorite feature is the built-in ice bucket—look closely.” K Colette, Portland, Maine, (207) 775-9099,


Mojito Cart by Cattelan Italia ///

“The trolley bar on wheels won’t be just an accent at your next summer gathering. I love the perfect mix of bright chrome and matte wenge.” The Morson Collection, Boston, (617) 482-2335,


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“This serving cart evokes a recent stroll through the Garden District of New Orleans ogling all the beautiful wrought iron work that the area is known for. Stock it up with the makings for a Mint Julep or a Pimm’s Cup, even a Hurricane, and laissez les bons temps rouler!” Frontgate, (888) 263-9850,


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Summer Entertaining Serving Tray LINDA MERRILL

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“I’m a huge fan of John Derian’s decoupage work. This tray is both whimsical and graphic, which works with any style of outdoor space, from a modern pool to a gazebo in an English garden.” Lekker Home, Boston, (617) 542-6464,


“One of my party favorites— a raw bar! This large, ceramic oyster-shell bowl, crafted in Yarmouth, Maine, is perfect filled with ice and scattered with scrumptious oysters and shrimp. Serve with chilled vodka.” Nest, Dedham, Mass. (781) 329-6466,


Jonathan Adler’s Lacquer Hexagon Tray ///

“This hexagonal lacquer tray will add some colorful punch to your tabletop. I love the bright orange, but if you’re planning your July Fourth soirée, you can also grab it in red, white, and blue.” Jonathan Adler, Boston, (617)


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“I got my first set of Moroccan tea glasses fifteen years ago and I still love them. These timeless table toppers come in all kinds of intricate patterns and colors. Mix them up or stick with one color for a more classic, monochromatic theme.” Frog and Toad, Providence, (401) 831-3434,


Clear Ruby Pitcher ///

“The hobnail detail of this vintage-looking beverage pitcher reminds me of my grandmother’s Cape Cod house, where she always kept a crystal hobnail decanter filled with ice water in the fridge. This acrylic version is perfect for outdoor and poolside use.” Through Sur La Table, various locations in New England, (800) 243-0852,


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“When it comes to setting the table, I like linens that are classic and contemporary. Matouk’s square placemats with satin-stitch napkins are just that, and they come in ten colors, including this rich smoke gray.” Matouk Factory Store, Fall River, Mass., (508) 997-3444,


Daisy Braid Table Runner ///

“This natural braided table runner caught my eye. I love old-fashioned braided straw rugs in the summer. I thought, why not use something similar on the table? I like the neutral color with all-white linens, but it comes in a variety of colors, as well.” Linens on the Hill, Boston, (617) 227-1255,


Pehr Designs Persimmon Napkins, Placemats, and Storage Bin ///

“This is my new favorite outdoor color! These mix-andmatch linens come in a wide variety of colorways and patterns, and can be stylishly stored away in the matching canvas bin.” Available at home stores throughout


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n April, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston introduced a show called “D Is for Design.” The curators juxtaposed works on paper from the museum’s own collection for a refreshing and synergistic mix of design, art, and architecture—disciplines that in our specialized, super-efficient world feel unnaturally compartmentalized. Each practitioner was awarded a letter, just for fun: L for stained-glass-window maker John LaFarge, for example, and R for architect Aldo Rossi, who gave us the Alessi teakettle. Excellent idea, but why stop there? Why not alphabetize everything? New England 2014 certainly merits a letter designation, at least for its first two quarters: namely, a U for Unusual weather. Who can forget the polar vortex clipping us from the Arctic flipside of global warming? It was so cold for so long, many of our hardiest designers, builders, and architects, among others, took to constructing custom igloos in their backyards. How do we know this? When the snows finally melted, empty bottles of Sam Adams and Grey Goose began to appear on lawns from Portland to Hartford. And then, just to drive home the U in Unusual, within

days of the opening of “D Is for Design,” another surprise occurred. Meb Keflezighi crossed the Boston Marathon finish line, the race’s oldest winner (at thirty-eight) since 1930 and the first American in thirty-one years to take first place. So old and unlikely a guy was Meb, in fact, that Nike had given up on him as a sneaker sponsor, only to be replaced by Skechers. What a statement—cultural, aesthetic, historic—Meb’s flying red sneaks and death-defying bib inscribed with the names of last year’s bombing victims. It turns out there have been a number of unusual moments in the design community, too. They present abundant evidence of the ongoing commitment to innovation as well as tradition. Which is to say, if you happen Meb Keflezighi not to have attended the Marathon or been invited to a designer’s igloo party last winter, or have yet to visit “D Is for Design,” all is not lost. The timeless world of design still holds many surprises. /// Let’s check in on the state of things, beginning with B for

architect Mary Brewster of the Brewster Thornton Group in Providence. “Homeowners are thinking longer-term these days,” says Brewster. “They’d like to make a statement about improving their corner of the world without making their house look like a science project. Right now we’re installing two geothermal systems, drilling wells 300 feet down.” Long-term thinking also involves aging, Brewster

A detail from June, The Garden Window (1927), by Frank Lloyd Wright

D is For Design Treasures from the MFA’s collection are featured in this exhibition of works on paper by artists, architects, and designers from the sixteenth through twentieth centuries. Arts and Crafts designer C.R. Ashbee has the letter A covered, with a design for a ring, while a detail of a magazine cover by Frank Lloyd Wright represents the letter W—you get the idea. It’s a surprising—and enlightening—collection of pieces that museum visitors only rarely have the chance to see. Through February 22, 2015, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, (617) 267-9300,

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for Dave Caldwell Jr. of the designbuild firm Caldwell & Johnson in North Kingstown. “I’m installing photovoltaic roof shingles—as opposed to panels— with great success,” he says. “They provide the same power as solar, only you can’t see them. We installed the first one right before Hurricane Sandy on the ocean side of Narragansett Bay, and it came out fine. And we Dave just installed a second set Caldwell Jr. on a rebuild at Misquamicut Beach in Westerly.” In addition to preserving the architectural integrity of rooflines, Caldwell says owners are getting a special thrill from seeing credits on their electric bills. ” ///


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tects in Boston. His clients are relating more to the issue of time with a capital T. “I think we are increasingly broadening our view of what it means to connect to history and tradition,” says Eisen. “Just because you are nailing shutters to the side of a house doesn’t mean you are connecting to history in a meaningful way. You can use more-abstract forms to make people think about where they are in time and space. For example, we’re doing a

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synagogue in Milton where we wrap the congregation in something like an oversize prayer shawl, with fragmented walls. Separated by large expanses of glass suggesting the ruins of the Second Temple in Jerusalem, the walls also invoke the rough stone walls crisscrossing the New England landscape. Our residential clients are more open to such poetic evocations of architecture and its traditions, as well.” ///

Amanda Hark of Boston’s Hark + Osborne Interior Representing the letter H is

Design. “It’s LED everything now,” says Hark. “It’s the new norm. We noticed all our jobs Hark and Osborne changed overnight about six months ago. Our clients don’t even want the ubiquitous halogen MR-16s, let alone incandescents.” Hark’s partner, Jeff Osborne, is equally enthusiastic about LEDs in recessed lighting. “With ever warmer Kelvin ratings, specifying LED trims aren’t a problem,” says Osborne. “The key, however, is to use a proper lens in the fixture to act as a diffuser for an even light, masking any flares or highlights.”

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dramatic changes in houses they have been living in over many years. He looks for clever ways to oblige, even within limited budgets. “One client in Dover,” he recalls, “was interested in a kitchen, mudroom, and casual dining renovation and was considering expanding the existing kitchen with an addition. Our solution was to create an S-shaped wall instead, separating the mudroom and kitchen. And instead of a conventional wall with storage cabinets attached to each side, taking up a lot of square footage, the S-shaped wall was constructed of cabinets only. They are accessible in an alternating pattern, providing ample storage for the mudroom and the kitchen, where we also increased counter space.” And there U have it— another unusual solution in a highly unusual year. •

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New and Noteworthy Eric Piasecki

» The Nantucket

Historical Association’s annual Antiques & Design Show of Nantucket (July 30 to August 4) celebrates Steven its thirty-seventh year Gambrel with a week of events certain to please any lover of good design. The kickoff luncheon will feature a talk by designer and architect Steven Gambrel, who plans to discuss how his world travels have inspired his work. On August 1, Nantucket- and New York– based designer Susan Zises Green will moderate a panel that includes such luminaries as Mario Buatta; designer, architectural historian, and preservationist Ralph Harvard; Manhattan designer Tom Scheerer; and Hutton Wilkinson of Tony Duquette Studios.

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The new space represents the seventh showroom for the company Jakub Staron started in 2004 in New Canaan, Connecticut. Staron, a native of Poland who earned degrees in fine arts and weaving, worked in London before moving to the U.S.

» Woodmeister Master Builders has opened a new office, this one in Boston, at 1317 Washington Street. The office will be overseen by Sean Reynolds, who Kim Goodnow joined the company just last summer and is looking forward to working in the vibrant, bustling SOWA community. Meanwhile, the company is also celebrating the Ambassador Award that the American Red Cross of Central Massachusetts recently bestowed on Woodmeister’s president and chief culture officer, Kim Goodnow. Goodnow has been active with the Red Cross for the past fourteen years, and is serving her second term on the chapter’s board of directors.

» Congratulations are in order, too, for Sally DeGan of SpaceCraft, an architectural firm in Lexington, Massachusetts. She and her company won a historic preservation award for 158  New England Home  july–august 2014

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the renovation of a colonial house in Andover, Massachusetts. The award, presented by the Town of Andover’s Preservation Commission, the Andover Historical Society, and the Ballardvale Historic District Commission, was for exterior and interior renovaDeGan’s tion as well as an lexington project addition that the presenting organizations felt was especially sensitive to the home’s history.

» Fine Homebuilding magazine bestowed its Best Small Home award for 2014 on Anne Callender of Whipple-Callender Architects, in Portland, Maine. The 1,600-square-foot house “shows that downsizing doesn’t have to come with sacrifices in style, comfort, and good living,” according to the magazine.

» Boston’s Back Bay welcomes Dover Rug & Home to the neighborhood. The company, owned by the Jafri family for three generations now, has grown from its original, small showroom in downtown Dover, Massachusetts, to include a large showroom in Natick, Massachusetts, as well as the new Boston location.

» Plymouth, Massachusetts-based Dillon & Company is on the move, too, opening a second location at 449 Washington Street in Duxbury, Massachusetts. Owners Gillian and Dickie Dillon make four trips abroad each year to hunt for the company’s selection of antique French and English furniture. They also offer custom reproductions crafted in England.

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tects took a look at the past in designing the cottages of a new beachfront community in Dennis Port, Massachusetts. Heritage Sands

comprises one-, two-, and three-bedroom cottages whose designs hark back to the shingled Cape cottages of old, complete with front porches to sit on and watch the world go by. Caswell Development, of Newburyport, Massachusetts, is the general contractor, and the landscape plan that gives the colony its cohesive look is by Hawk Design, in Sagamore, Massachusetts. —Paula M. Bodah july–august 2014  New England Home 159

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Design Life

Out and about in celebration of design and architecture in New England 1

Matt West

A brand-new


Quadrille showroom was the beautiful backdrop for a discussion with designer Tom Scheerer and House Beautiful’s editor-at-large, Chesie Breen. There was much to celebrate at the event, including the launch of ID Boston magazine, also edited by Breen and ­published by the Boston Design Center.






(1) Tom Scheerer (2) Jeff Ferreira,




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Supporting up-and-coming designers was the focus of “Designing for the Next Generation,” hosted by Cumar Marble and Granite and the Over


Tammy Thomas, New England Home’s Kyle Hoepner, and Chesie Breen (3) Liz Tawater, Jessika Cannon, Dominick Coyne, George Krauth, and Caroline Sholl (4) John Knott and Michael Phillips (5) Paula McIlveen and Carey Erdman (6) Gary McBournie and John Fondas (7) Kristine Mullaney and Liz Tawater (8) Rob Henry and Vani Sayeed

My Shoulder Foundation. Speakers

discussed the importance of mentoring in their careers and lives. The event was held at the Alex and Ani boutique in Boston, and a portion of sales from the evening was donated to the foundation.




(1) Janice O’Leary and Denise Hajjar (2) Dawn Carroll, Ivo Cubi,

Carlotta Cubi, Jon Butcher, and Dave Connor (3) Marilyn MacLeod, Janine Dowling, and Holly Miller (4) Karen Vachon, Paula Daher, and Lauren Vachon

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In honor of their silver anniversary, Mitchell


Gold + Bob Williams hosted

a lively party at their Boston store. More than 600 people toasted the success of the popular home-furnishings brand. The company is celebrating its anniversary at stores around the country, and at each event a local charity has been selected to receive a donation. The Pine Street Inn was the lucky beneficiary in Boston.






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Privet House in New Preston, Connecticut, made a lovely backdrop for a book signing by Susanna Salk. Salk signed copies of her new book, Decorate Fearlessly: Using Whimsy, Confidence, and a Dash of Surprise to Create Deeply Personal Spaces. The book focuses on creating a home that celebrates personal style.

Gomez, Anthony Masters, Dagny Blomster, and Jon Allen (3) Bob Williams, Andrew Terrat, Lyndia Downie, Mitchell Gold, and Steve Elbaz (4) Michael Kelley, Ricardo Rodriguez, and Barry DeCosta (5) Matteo Scaiola, Inagh Ní Chinnéide, Joe Shamatta, Jim Horner, and Marcus Hamblin (6) Greg Sweeney, Bianca de la Garza, Bill Emery, and Alisha Daniels


(1) David Whitman, Susanna Salk, and John Truex (2) Ashley Goodale and Toni Goodale (3) Susanna Salk and Jane Scott Hodges (4) Suzanne Cassano and Dana Schulman (5) Susanna Salk and Richard


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The Boston design community took a trip back in time to the 1960s at Clarke’s annual Designer Appreciation Night. Fashion and music from the ’60s helped create a groovy vibe at the luxury appliance showroom. Clarke also announced the six winners of the company’s kitchen design contest.





(1) Jackie Smith, Scott Sherman,

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New in the Showrooms

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

Shadow Play The Kelly SO1 suspension lamp is the latest addition to the Studio Italia Design catalog, available at Neena’s Lighting. Laser cuts create a pattern that results in an intriguing interplay of light and shadow. Four showrooms in the Boston metro area, (617) 859-1700,

Nautical Flair Turned wood, brass, leather, and burlap work together seamlessly to create the Point Judith Lamp by O&G Studio. This handsome lamp would be right at home in a coastal cottage. Warren, R.I., (520) 247-1820,

Passage to India Inspired by travels to India, Taj is the latest line from NIBA Rug Collections. Luscious patterns and colors reflect the complex country that inspired the designs. To the trade, (617) 821-2405,

Scene Stealer The Gaultier Console from Now Interior Design Studios doesn’t shy away from the spotlight. This bold piece measures seventy-six inches long, so it has plenty of storage and display space. The console can be ordered in a variety of finishes, including colorful lacquers, cerused oak, and mother-of-pearl. Acton, Mass., (978) 369-8387,

Best-Kept Secret The Giselle Jewel Box Ottoman by Windsor Smith for Century Furniture packs plenty of glamour into a petite piece of furniture. Our favorite feature? There’s a secret compartment for storage— perfect for small spaces. Boston Design Center, (617) 737-0501,

Tablecloth Couture Intricate embroideries and detailed designs are the hallmark of La Collezione from Anichini. Handcrafted in Tuscany, these custom-made table linens lay the foundation for elegant dining. Quechee, Vt., (802) 478-0874,

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Willowy Beauties These majestic-looking, handblown candlesticks, crafted in Belgium and found at Marc Hall Objekt, stand tall at twenty-five and thirty inches. Boston, (617) 391-6236,

En Plein Air Maine artist Janis Sanders captures the essence of coastal New England in works created with a palette knife and oil paint. The outdoor studies, which can be found at Summer House Furnishings, are vibrant depictions of marshes, rocky shores, and beaches. Rye, N.H., (603) 319-1655,

Campaign Stop Dramatic brass legs bring a modern sensibility to Pearson & Company’s Regency Campaign Writing Desk, from Julie Sanford Interiors. What a handsome spot for jotting a note to a friend or catching up on your e-mail! Woodstock, Vt., (802) 457-5857

Clearly Elegant Is it hyperbole to call a doorknob stunning? Not when it’s this new Modern Disc or Square Crystal knob from Emtek, available at Van Millwork. The knobs can be partnered with rosettes in a variety of finishes. Needham, Mass., (781) 444-8744,

Welcome Reprise Duralee recently revived the iconic Bailey & Griffin line—a mainstay of the interior design market for more than eighty years. Reinvigorated with up-to-date color and scale, the line, produced in Westerly, Rhode Island, shines again. Boston Design Center, (617) 428-6991,

Cushy Comfort These lovely block-print pillows, designed exclusively for Nicola’s Home, will instantly cozy-up any space. The pillows come in two sizes and four different patterns of gray, green, blue, and yellow. Yarmouth, Maine, (207) 847-3466,

—Lynda Simonton

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adorned throughout; don’t miss the coffered, silver-leaf-finished ceiling in the dining room. The three-vehicle carriage house also features a second story that can be converted to a studio or home gym. At present it’s used as stylish and comfortable guest quarters.


CONTACT: Anne Casner, Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty, Boston, (781) 591-9449, MLS #71653177

McKim, Mead and White Estate in Newport

Artfully Restored Weston Home Every room is a great room in this spacious, well-appointed estate in the coveted Boston suburb of Weston. A gem—albeit something of a plain Jane—when it was built in 1870, the Shingle-style residence was restored well beyond its original luster in 2002. All that was elegant was lovingly preserved, every modern amenity ROOMS: 15 was added, its good 6 BEDROOMS 6 FULL BATHS; bones were made better 3 HALF BATHS by finessing Craftsman9,620 SQ. FT. inspired details, and its $4,795,000 rooms were furnished anew in high style. The transformation was the work of acclaimed Wellesley architect Jan Gleysteen and interior designer Michael Barnum of Barnum + Company in Boston. The home is formal,

but very welcoming all the same, says listing agent Anne Casner. With “large, open rooms, great flow, and lots and lots of big windows that bring the outside in, it’s excellent for entertaining,” she says. At nearly 10,000 square feet, the main house has too many features to list, but among them are a show-stopping vaulted foyer with sweeping grand staircase, a handcrafted wine cellar, and six distinctive fireplaces (including one, in the master bedroom, with a hand-hammered copper surround). And because the designer doesn’t like blank ceilings, says Casner, they are all thoughtfully

It’s hard not to name-drop when describing this Newport property. For starters, the granite mansion was designed in 1885 by the prominent architectural firm of McKim, Mead and White. Its lush landscape was created under the guidance of Frederick Law Olmsted (of Central Park fame). It was owned by one family from 1887 until 2010, and was lived in most recently by renowned archaeologist Bruce Howe. It was Howe who sold Wild Moor, as the twenty-three-acre property is known, to a couple who are ROOMS: 17 staunch preservation9 BEDROOMS 6 FULL BATHS; ists. Says listing agent 2 HALF BATHS Kate Leonard, “When 7,440 SQ. FT. they bought it, they $9,900,000 walked into a time warp. Nothing was changed from the day it was built.” The couple set out to completely update and restore the house and its lawns, gardens, groves, thickets, and wetland meadows. They spent millions on the restoration of the property’s trails alone, says Leonard. Among the home’s countless amenities are its grand, yet immensely livable, rooms; a striking entry hall with fireplace; Tiffany-designed leaded-glass windows and fireplace tiles; handcrafted wood paneling and cabinetry throughout; ➤ CONTINUED ON PAGE 176


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Fairfield, CT $7,500,000 MLS#99046754, Michelle&Company, 203.454.4663

Wareham, MA $4,899,000 MLS#71636725, Donna Fernandes, 508.245.0318

Newport, RI $4,800,000 New Canaan, CT $4,595,000 MLS#1056023, D.Wilder/D.Gower, 401.339.3871 MLS#99055581, Christine Saxe, 203.273.1548

Old Saybrook, CT $2,995,000 MLS#M9143263, Angela Thelin, 203.824.2750

Avon, CT $14,900,000 MLS#G666165, Bif Carrington, 860.881.5664

Hingham, MA $2,799,000 MLS#71685405, Denise Marshall, 617.875.7774

Fairfield, CT $2,595,000 MLS#99041959, Katie O’Grady, 203.913.7777

Brookline, MA $2,499,000 MLS#71646051, Robin Allen, 617.921.1019

Swampscott, MA $2,395,000 MLS#71653002, Jane Clayton, 781.883.4288

Concord, MA $1,995,000 MLS#71662358, Adriana Crosby, 508.364.7371

Little Compton, RI $1,950,000 MLS#1059997, Ellie Wickes, 508.493.4545

Easton, CT $1,900,000 MLS#99052588, Al Filippone Associates, 203.913.9454

Andover, MA $1,895,000 MLS#71646431, Chris Doherty, 978.430.8202

Milton, MA $1,849,000 MLS#71657532, Julianne Bridgeman, 617.688.8555

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Newton, MA $1,675,000 MLS#71650606, MB Associates, 617.818.2447

Clinton, CT $1,590,000 MLS#E274451, Edward Hillyer, 860.235.3424

Newburyport, MA $1,500,000 Milton, MA $1,449,000 MLS#71677979, Eileen Gagnon, 978.270.6843 MLS#71658632, Shari Sklar Jacobson, 617.512.5169

(Cape Cod) Chatham, MA $1,395,000 MLS#21400568, Phyllis Power, 508.237.1406

Swampscott, MA $1,799,900 MLS#71631947, Ginny Burke, 978.317.2486

Duxbury, MA $1,350,000 MLS#71637172, Marcy Richardson, 617.513.2242

Rocky Hill, CT $1,299,900 MLS#G677873, Sharon Carducci, 860.836.0558

Andover, MA $1,299,000 MLS#71667314, Kathy & Jim Cyrier, 978.852.5811

Ipswich, MA $1,275,000 MLS#71654747, Dolores Person, 978.660.0967

Ridgefield, CT $1,199,999 MLS#99059049, David Everson, 203.246.7150

Natick, MA $1,195,000 MLS#71639015, Stephanie Barber, 508.314.0398

North Andover, MA $1,150,000 MLS#71654943, Virginia Valeri, 508.954.7862

Lyme, CT $1,088,000 MLS#E273595, Edward Hillyer, 860.235.3424

North Reading, MA $1,049,900 MLS#71650009, Deborah Lucci, 978.771.9909

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WESTON, MASSACHUSETTS WOW! This 19,000 square foot contemporary masterpiece on 7.54 acres showcases whimsical humor in custom decor, sophisticated entertaining areas, and master craftsmanship throughout. $14,500,000

GILFORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE Brilliant lakefront estate featuring six bedrooms, gourmet kitchen and conservatory is surrounded by lush grounds with stone patios and commanding views of Lake Winnipesaukee. $9,950,000

Paige Yates & Kathryn Alphas-Richlen | P. 617.733.9885 | K. 781.507.1650

Susan Bradley | C. 603.493.2873

WOLFEBORO, NEW HAMPSHIRE Gated lakefront property set on nearly 35 acres with 1,100 feet of frontage, sandy beaches, dramatic views, huge barn, cottage, garage, and phenomenal, four slip boat house. $7,500,000

WESTON, MASSACHUSETTS Stunning 2004 12,000 square foot Shingle style home on 6.02 acres with tennis court, skating pond, and sledding hill. Innovative design and master craftsmanship throughout. $5,995,000

Susan Bradley | C. 603.493.2873

Paige Yates & Kathryn Alphas-Richlen | P. 617.733.9885 | K. 781.507.1650

WELLESLEY, MASSACHUSETTS Stunning new construction in prime Wellesley Farms location offering superb craftsmanship on four fabulous floors of living that feature 19 rooms, eight bedrooms, six full and two half bath and a separate guest suite. $4,395,000

CHESTNUT HILL, MASSACHUSETTS Overlooking conservation land, this five bedroom masterpiece of luxurious quality features dramatic millwork, notable appointments and craftsmanship plus a four car garage. $4,195,000

Ellen O. Walsh | C. 781.254.2337

Jayne B. Friedberg & Deborah M. Gordon | J. 617.899.2111 | D. 617.974.0404

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NEWTON, MASSACHUSETTS Elegant French Country style residence offering 16 rooms, five plus bedrooms, wine room, chefs kitchen, huge media room, studio/gym, radiant heat, Sonos audio, and three-car garage. $3,900,000

BROOKLINE, MASSACHUSETTS Impressive Contemporary home set on one plus acres in Country Club area featuring an open, two story floor plan, multiple levels, five bedrooms, pool, tennis court, and two garages. $3,550,000

Amy Sassoon & Deborah M. Gordon | A. 781.622.4504 | D. 617.796.2796

Deborah M. Gordon | C. 617.974.0404

BROOKLINE, MASSACHUSETTS Close to Boston’s Back Bay and historic Fenway Park, restored home with magnificent reception rooms, gourmet kitchen and four bedrooms. Walled garden and two car heated garage. $3,290,000

CONCORD, MASSACHUSETTS C. 1885 Landmark estate with 16 meticulous rooms, intricate period details, renovated kitchen and updated baths on two acres with carriage house apartment and three car garage. $2,998,000

Deborah M. Gordon & Jonathan P. Radford | D. 617.974.0404 | J. 617.335.1010

Brigitte I. Senkler | C. 978.505.2652

CONCORD, MASSACHUSETTS Renovated 1907 Federal Revival in estate area near Center with 16 rooms, period details, chef’s kitchen, breakfast room, six bedrooms, plus attached studio with loft. $2,875,000

GLOUCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS Sprawling oceanfront home set on a private street in Magnolia featuring exquisite views, open floor plan, two to four bedrooms, walkout lower level, two car garage, and tiered decks to ocean. $1,999,999

Brigitte I. Senkler | C. 978.505.2652

Frank Rossetti & Martha Poti | C. 781.718.4662 | M. 781.718.4660


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East Marion waterfront estate with private dock! Stunning views of Buzzard’s Bay and Cape Cod and the Islands. Sprawling 1.9 acre lot to the water’s edge with private, sandy beach, lush gardens, rolling lawns, and beautiful stone walls. Moor your boat just off the dock for easy, deep-water access. This traditional New England Cape Cod-style home includes 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, and views from nearly every room of the 2,800 square foot design.

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 for generations to come. Do not miss this rare offering.

Exclusively listed at $1,850,000

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Popponesset Island, Cape Cod

A rare opportunity to own a majestic estate on exclusive Popponesset Island. This fabulous home has a deep water dock, spectacular ocean views and European inspired architecture with quality craftsmanship throughout. First floor features an elegant two story marble foyer, master bedroom suite with fireplace, sitting room/office with French doors opening to the terrace. The living room has floor to ceiling windows with ocean views. The grounds are magnificent with gunite pool/spa, brick terrace and a separate cabana with bath. $5,995,000

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Beverly Farms - $1,395,000

Manchester-by-the-Sea - $4,350,000

Gloucester - $739,900

Marblehead - $1,895,000

Manchester-by-the-Sea - $1,895,000

Beverly Cove - $2,200,000

Shingle-style hilltop residence set on 11+ acres with sweeping views. This home features a front-toback living room, fireplaced dining room, spacious kitchen, and family room with wood stove. Offering 4 bedrooms and 4.5 baths as well as a separate au pair suite over attached garage.

Direct oceanfront residence with private beach in Beverly Cove. This home boasts ocean views from almost every room and features a gourmet kitchen, fireplaced dining area, formal living room, and fireplaced family room. Offering 5 bedrooms, this home also features a lower fireplaced game room.

Rockport - $1,399,000

Hamilton - $1,980,000

Classic English Country property set on 3+ acres abutting conservation land. Exquisitely detailed, this residence features a dining room, fireplaced great room and new custom kitchen. Offering 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths, this home is accented with a lovely in-ground pool.

Ocean views from this Shingle style residence built in 1990 with gorgeous wraparound deck. This home features a dramatic foyer, fireplaced living room, formal dining room, kitchen with granite, and fireplaced family room. Offering 6 bedrooms and 4.5 baths including a master suite with balcony.

Prides Crossing - $1,795,000

Stately Colonial set on 1+ acre of professionally landscaped grounds with in-ground pool. This residence offers gourmet fireplaced kitchen, library, music room, master suite, wine cellar, 6 fireplaces, family room, and game room. Also 3-car garage with au pair suite above.

Oceanfront home set on 1.19 acres above Manchester Harbor with panoramic views to Smith’s Point and the outer islands. This 5 bedroom, 4.5 bath home features a gourmet kitchen, family room, sun room, and living room and paneled study both with decorative fireplaces.

Ocean views from this new Shingle-style home set across from Back Beach. This home features a chef ’s kitchen open to dining/sitting area and a fireplaced family room with access to an ocean view patio. Offering 4 bedrooms and 3 baths including a master suite with private deck.

Ocean views from this waterfront property located on Rocky Neck. This home features 2 decks, a living room/dining room with fireplace, kitchen with pantry, and family room. Offering 2 bedrooms and 2 baths, this home also features a spacious upper living area with deck access.

Elegant Colonial built in 1995 set on a landscaped 3+ acre lot. This residence features a formal fireplaced living room, dining room, and a gourmet kitchen leading to a blue stone patio. Offering 6 bedrooms and 4.2 baths including a master suite as well as a 2 bedroom apartment with garage.

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Classic 1935 lake house sitting on the bay in quaint Wolfesboro, NH. This charming home has the perfect blend of rustic lake style, yet has all of today’s modern amenities. You instantly feel like you have been taken back in time and can truly exhale. There is a chef’s kitchen with professional appliances. Main great room features a large granite fireplace. There are 7 bedrooms, 6 baths, library, sunroom, and guest quarters. The waterfront is spectacular. Sandy bottom, covered permanent U-shaped dock, patio, and gardens. Perfect for entertaining indoors and out. Stroll to downtown to the restaurants or take in one of the local summer concerts. A perfect place to watch the local fireworks from your home. If you are looking for a premiere location, a true classic home, then 106 Sewall Road is your place to call home. $3,800,000. Please call Jodi Hughes at Prudential Spencer-Hughes to schedule a preview of this spectacular property. 603-455-9533.

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Gracious, carefully renovated and maintained circa 1810 stone residence (8 rooms, 4 BR, 3 BA), with guest/caretaker cottage (2 BR, 2 BA), stables/outbuildings, and views over fields and 3 spring-fed ponds all situated on 131.97+/- acres of professionally managed woodlands. Property is perfectly located at the end of a town maintained road ensuring complete privacy yet only a 10 minute drive to Woodstock Village. Fieldstone is the classic Vermont country property. $3,300,000. 5 Central St./Box 630 Woodstock, VT 05091 802/457-2244 877/227-0242

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West Passage. Amazing sunsets! Waterfront with pool, dock, boathouse, beach access & more! $3,270,000

Dutch Harbor. Historic six bedroom waterfront cottage. Adjacent lot with dock available also. $2,999,000

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Your Dream Home Deserves a Location Dreams Are Made Of Breathtaking Views of Martha’s Vineyard | 1.46 ACRE with 660’ of WATERFRONT Salt Water Pool, Stone Terraces | Waterfront Patio with Fire Place | Prestigious Moore’s Association

$1,925,000 Property being sold with older home, as is condition, not as rendered

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widow’s walk offering sweeping views across Edgartown Harbor. Another plus: if you like the way the rooms are furnished (or have no time to shop), the home is also available for turnkey purchase. DULY NOTED: A finished walkout basement is accessible through both the main house and its own private street entrance, making it ideal for an in-home workspace, gallery, or boutique. CONTACT: Wendy Harman, Point B Realty,

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nine bedrooms; a flexible third-floor space that currently holds bedrooms, an exercise room, family room, and full bath—oh, and the single most amazing butler’s pantry we’ve ever seen. Among horticulturists, the grounds at Wild Moor are considered some of the most beautiful in Rhode Island. The property also includes a five-room gardeners’ cottage, a carriage house with two full apartments and room for more than five cars, and a large barn and studio.


CONTACT: Kate Leonard, Lila Delman

Real Estate, Newport, R.I., (401) 952-3461, MLS #1043232

The surprisingly roomy dwelling on a characteristically condensed lot feels private, even though it sits just steps from the street. It offers the best of both worlds: an in-town experience and a leafy, private enclave ROOMS: 12 of a backyard complete 5 BEDROOMS 6 FULL BATHS; with in-ground pool. 1 HALF BATH Designed for all-season, 3,197 SQ. FT modern living, the $3,995,000 home features five bedrooms with en suite baths (including an over-the-top master with walk-in shower and French doors that open onto a mahogany deck), great room/ kitchen combination with bar, sitting area, and butler’s pantry, and a rooftop

Captain’s House in Edgartown An updated whaling captain’s house in the heart of Edgartown village on Martha’s Vineyard is a plum any way you look at it. The Samuel Butler house was built by Edgartown’s first whaling family in 1795 and renovated just last year by award-winning preservation architect Dudley Cannada, who works out of Edgartown and Washington, D.C. 176 NEW ENGLAND HOME JULY–AUGUST 2014

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pillows fabrics from Schumacher, fschumacher.

Williams, Christopher

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Kaufman,; kitchen bar stools

Architects, Meredith,

from Starbay,

N.H., (603) 279-

Page 55: Linens and towels from Matouk,

6513, cpwarchitects.; mirrors from Lucid Glass Studio,

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Builder: David

Ralph Lauren Home,; bathroom shades fabricated by A Shade Above,, with fabric by Schumacher.

Frost, White House Construction, Gilford, N.H., (603) 528-2282, Landscape design: Chris Williams, with William

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Landscape installation: Scott Burns Landscaping,

Honey Collins,

Center Harbor, N.H., (603) 279-8100,

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Decorative painters: Forrest Noe Painting, Gilford,

(978) 758-1145,

N.H., (603) 455-8370,

Custom windows and doors: Jeff Thurston, Thurston

Landscape designer:

Millworks, Concord, N.H., (603) 226-2731,

Kelly Dukarski, Indigo

Design, West Newbury, Mass., (978) 473-1156,

Custom light fixtures: Dennis Sparling, Sparling

Studio, New Haven, Vt., (802) 453-4114,

Contractor: Jason Kamps, Ipswich, Mass., (978)

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Page 120-121: Pool table and writing desk by

Architect (mudroom addition): Julie Kalberer, Turino

Sampson Bog Studio, Mayfield, N.Y., (518) 661-

Kalberer Architects, New York City, (212) 219-



Page 122: Master bed from Old Hickory Furniture,

Builder (mudroom and porch): Jim Torra, Jim’s

Building and Remodeling, Pittsfield, Mass., (413) 442-9615 YOUNG AT

Painter: Michael Renzi, Pittsfield, Mass., (413)



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Drapery and upholstery workroom: Decorator’s

Architect: Mark

Workroom, Boston, (617) 650-9653,

Cutone, BPC


Custom furniture: McLaughlin Upholstering, Everett,

Nantucket, Mass.,

Mass., (617) 389-0761, mclaughlinupholstering.

(508) 228-2722,


Landscape designer: Sam Bittman, Bittman Boys

Interior designer:

Edible Landscapes, Cheshire, Mass., (413) 528-

Tom Sheridan, Sheridan Interiors, Wilton, Conn.,

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(203) 762-2888, Builder: Joe Gamberoni, Cross Rip Builders,

Pages 135–137: Wallpaper by Farrow & Ball,

Nantucket, Mass., (508) 228-1007,; love seats from Edward Ferrell

+ Lewis Mittman,

Landscape designer: Tom Godlesky, Earth Works; love-

Landscape, Nantucket, Mass., (508) 325-7600

seat fabric by Zoffany, zoffany.

Page 124: Artwork by Victor-Raul Garcia through

com; Roman-

Raul Carrasco,

shade fabric from

Pages 124, 127: Artwork from Quidley &

Osborne & Little,

Company,; sofa from Mitchell


Gold + Bob Williams,, with

com; carpet

fabric and ottoman from Kravet,;

by Stark, stark.

shagreen table lamp and mask on game table

com; dining

from Bungalow,; white chairs

room wallpaper

from the Barbara Barry collection for Baker,

by Zoffany; chair fabric by Jim Thompson,, with Scalamandré fabric,; shade fabric by Cowtan & Tout,; carpet by Stark.

Pages 128–129: Marine art over mantel

Page 138: Arbor by Bradley Weatherup, Rustic

from Quidley & Company; sofa by Century,

Woodcraft, Great Barrington, Mass., (413) 528-; coffee table from Nantucket


Looms,; chairs next to sofa

Page 140: Wallcovering by Phillip Jeffries,

by Giorgetti,; wicker suitcase side; crewel window fabric by

table and shagreen bench from Lillian August,

Schumacher,; velvet sofa and; spice chest from Leonards New

chair seat fabric by Scalamandré, scalamandre.


com; carpet by Stark; ottoman by Lewis Interiors

Page 130: Console from Crate & Barrel,

with covering by Edelman Leather, edelmanleather.; stool under console from


Lillian August; lamps on console and bureau both

Page 141: Dining chairs from Restoration

from Nantucket Looms.

Hardware, restoration; sitting-area

Page 131: Regina Andrew glass chandelier from

furniture from Weather End, weatherend.comm,

Klaff’s,; IVIK driftwood lamp by Bleu

with fabric by JANUS et Cie,;

Nature,; glass dining table from

ottoman built by Connors Design, Marlborough,

Williams-Sonoma Home,;

Mass., (508) 429-4980, with Manuel Canovas

folio chairs from Crate & Barrel, crateandbarrel.

fabric,; rug by Bolon, bolon.

com; range from Wolf,; Montana


sconces on either side of hood from Sonneman,

Pages 142–143: Master bedroom wallcovering by; Talis Blanco

Phillip Jeffries; shade and chair fabric by Gastón

backsplash tiles from Porcelanosa, porcelanosa-

y Daniela through Kravet,; window-; bar stools from Crate & Barrel; lighting

seat pillow by Etamine through Webster & Co.,

above kitchen island from Estiluz,; window-seat fabric from

Building on the Maine Tradition 207.846.1002

Carol A.Wilson Architect, FAIA, Maine

Manuel Canovas; bedding by Matouk, matouk. AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER

com; rug by Stark; master-bath wallpaper by China

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Seas, from Quadrille,; girls’ room

Interior designers: Polly Lewis and Maribeth

shade fabric by Sister Parish, sisterparishdesign.

Brostowski, Lewis Interiors, Boston, (617) 367-

com; wallpaper by Peter Fasano,;


bedding by Matouk; wool carpet by Stark.

Carol A.Wilson Architect, FAIA, Maine

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