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RECENTLY I’VE BEEN READING A BOOK FROM

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the 1980s, Style and Design by David Hicks. These days Hicks, one of England’s foremost interior designers during the later twentieth century, is almost universally spoken of in reverential tones . . . and rightly so. He was a man seemingly incapable of not redesigning anything he came across that was ugly (he was notorious for rearranging the furniture in friends’ houses—sometimes while they were still sitting or lying on it) and his predilection for mixing strong colors, graphic patterns and antique and modern pieces opened up the staid post-war decorating landscape in a bracingly fresh way. Still, Style and Design in 2012 is a curious experience. Despite Hicks’s undeniable mastery, many of the rooms shown simply wouldn’t pass muster if submitted to the major shelter magazines today. It’s not that the ideas underlying his designs are wrong; it’s just that the details of how those ideas are expressed have come to seem dated. Although most architects and designers will protest that their work is intended to be timeless, based on undying universal principles, our shared feelings for what is attractive and appealing really do change from decade to decade. (David Hicks’s own carpet designs are a case in point: although many remain in production and are still widely used, the scale of their patterns is generally much larger now than when they were first created.) Moreover, perceptions of beauty and comfort are also deeply personal. Here’s an experiment: take a look at the sitting room photo on page 108. What do you see? One person might sense an emotional warmth from the richly colored wood, brick and fire, seeing a wonderfully cozy retreat for the chill days of autumn. Another individual might focus more on the formal aspects of the image: the subtly sophisticated lines of the chair and ottoman, the beautiful spill of light across the upholstery fabric, the graphic play throughout the room of curve against rectangle. A third might have a simpler, more visceral reaction: “Oh my God, that’s so dark and depressing!” Valid responses all, and all things that make our work so interesting as we put together issues of New England Home. From story to story, issue to issue, do we strike all the right notes? It’s an ongoing challenge, and one that’s great fun to plan for.

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102 Always in Season A restored early 1900s Cape Cod home provides a cozy

getaway no matter the time of year. ARCHITECTURE: LYNN HOPKINS • INTERIOR DESIGN: CHERYL AND JEFFREY KATZ, C&J KATZ STUDIO • PHOTOGRAPHY: ERIC ROTH • TEXT: STACY KUNSTEL • PRODUCED BY KARIN LIDBECK BRENT

112 Ripple Effect Putting family first, a new home on the water satisfies an

urban couple’s penchant for easy, breezy lakeside living. ARCHITECTURE: PAMELA SANDLER • INTERIOR DESIGN: ELENA LETTERON • PHOTOGRAPHY: JOHN GRUEN • TEXT: MARIA LAPIANA • PRODUCED BY KARIN LIDBECK BRENT

122 Theatrical Sweep A dramatic Cape Cod house plays to its spectacular location

high on a bluff above a harbor. ARCHITECTURE: DOREVE NICHOLAEFF, NICHOLAEFF ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN • INTERIOR DESIGN: KAREN QUINN • PHOTOGRAPHY: MICHAEL J. LEE • TEXT: REGINA COLE • PRODUCED BY KARIN LIDBECK BRENT

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132 Welcome Home Once an inn, now a family retreat, a gracious old house

adopts a new air of elegance and intimacy while sacrificing none of its former amiability. ARCHITECTURE: ROBERT ZARELLI • INTERIOR DESIGN: CHARLOTTE BARNES • PHOTOGRAPHY: MICHAEL PARTENIO • TEXT: MEGAN FULWEILER • PRODUCED BY KARIN LIDBECK BRENT

Other Features 81 5 Under 40 Awards Our annual 5 Under 40 awards shine the spotlight on

emerging talent in residential design in New England. 142 Special Focus: Kitchen and Bath Design The best kitchens and baths—

as these spaces prove—are as stylish and luxurious as they are comfortable and functional. TEXT: PAULA M. BODAH On the cover: A young family’s getaway by a Massachusetts lake has a modern vibe fashioned by architect Pamela Sandler and designer Elena Letteron. Photograph by John Gruen. To see more of this home, turn to page 112. 14 New England Home September/October 2012

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Art, Design, History, Landscape 23 Elements: Local Flavor Striking kitchen and bath materials from around

New England. EDITED BY CHERYL AND JEFFREY KATZ Design Destination: The Marston House, Wiscasset, Maine 30

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34 Artistry: The Accidental Artist Tom Patti’s unique glass pieces are a product

of his inventive mind. BY NATHANIEL READE 40 Made Here: Man and the Machine Scientific wizardry and artistic vision

come together in Artaic’s custom mosaics. BY LOUIS POSTEL 46 Outside Interest: The People’s Garden A grassroots effort led to the

spectacular Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. BY PAULA M. BODAH 52 Rooms We Love New England designers dress up two show houses in Maine. BY PAULA M. BODAH • PHOTOGRAPHY BY JAMES R. SALOMON

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England shops and showrooms. BY KAITLIN MADDEN 180 Resources A guide to the professionals and products in this issue’s features. 191 Advertiser Index 192 Sketch Pad Maine designer Julie Morringello gives her imagination free rein

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Elements The things that make great spaces

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Local Flavor

Unless you’ve been on a silent retreat in a remote village with no Internet access for the last five years, chances are you’ve heard the word locavore tossed around a lot. First coined in 2005, the word describes a movement that advocates eating only locally sourced food in an effort to reduce the carbon footprint. In this spirit, we decided to harvest a host of surface materials suitable for use in kitchens and baths that are all made or fabricated in New England. And, though everything is local, there are a wide variety of styles. Whether you prefer urban chic or country farmhouse, we’re confident you’ll find just the thing, right here in—more or less—your own backyard. Catch a Wave Natalie Blake Studios uses the technique called sgraffito for its undulating Unalun tiles, carving freehand to ensure the unique character and exquisite delicacy of each one. As functional as they are beautiful, they would make a sensational backsplash, though many of the studio’s clients hang them on the wall as art. $400/12" SQUARE, $485/14" SQUARE. BRATTLEBORO, VT., (802) 254-9761, WWW.UNALUNTILE.COM

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Find Your Marbles In the 1980s, green marble spoke of money and class, in the ’90s beige seemed more, well, natural. The new century saw a shift to manmade “quartz” products but, through it all, Danby marble from Vermont, with its quiet grays and whites, has remained a classic. Shown here, Crystal Stratus Danby. $40–$80/SQ. FT. MEN-

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A Clean Slate It’s no wonder that Vermont Structural Slate has been in operation since 1859, given the long-wearing nature of their product. The stone is so resistant to stain it needs no sealing when used as a countertop. Shown, clockwise from bottom, Heathermoor, Unfading Green and Unfading Purple. The “unfading” means just that— thanks to low iron content, the color stays true.

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The Marston House, Wiscasset, Maine By Cheryl and Jeffrey Katz

It was an impromptu decision to drive up the coast of Maine to Wiscasset, a small town twenty-five miles north of Portland. But the sky was blue, the calendar free of commitments and we had heard rumblings of a charming antiques shop there, rumored to be chock-a-block with, among other things, culinary antiques. We are never ones to pass up anything kitchen-related. And while we prefer smooth surfaces for everyday kitchen chores—stone counters for prepping, polypropylene cutting boards for mincing and dicing, glass bowls for mixing—it’s the pieces with history that give the kitchen character. The Marston House is filled with personality. Located in the center of town, the shop sits on the ground floor of a beautiful old house that is also home to the proprietors. Paul and Sharon Mrozinski live there from

May to October and spend the rest of the year in the south of France, where they find much of their stock. The culinary collection includes French stoneware platters and bowls, ebony-handled flatware, corkscrews, coffee pots, heavy glass domes and linens—piles and piles of antique French linens, some dyed in vibrant colors. If a shop, various design projects (Paul is trained as an architect) and a place in France aren’t enough to keep the handsome couple busy, they also run a small B&B in the carriage house behind their house, two rooms beautifully furnished with treasures from their shop. 101 MAIN STREET, WISCASSET, MAINE, (207) 882-6010, WWW.MARSTONHOUSE.COM. OPEN MAY BY APPOINTMENT, JUNE 1–SEPTEMBER 30, THURSDAY– SUNDAY, NOON–5 P.M.

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ou can see Tom Patti’s work—everything from crisp-edged, multi-hued cubes of glass to entire walls of iridescence that change as you walk by them—in major cities and museums around the world. His career as a glass artist, however, came about rather like the discovery of penicillin: the result of a combination of experiment and accident. In 1970, after earning a BFA and MFA in industrial design from the Pratt Institute in Manhattan, Patti returned to the Berkshires, where he’d grown up. He bought himself a cheap old farmhouse in the woods and devoted himself to conducting aesthetic experiments. Always an investigator and lover of technology, he wanted to find ways to combine the artist in him with the inventor. He inflated plastics with compressed air to create prototypes of low-cost housing material that looked a bit like metal crates filled with balloons. He created eccentric little sculptures by heating and blowing into plastic drinking straws. He scrounged through dumpsters and used what he found not only to make art, but to build himself a studio that would have made Rube Goldberg proud. One day he decided to heap Above: The artist with two pieces commissioned by the some fire bricks he’d found Berkshire Museum, left, Study and heat a pile of scrounged Two for Echoes in Space window glass with a torch, (2012), 28"H × 34"W, and Study One for Echoes in Space just to see what would hap(2012), 28"H × 34"W. Left: pen. To his amazement, he Reticulated Field Composition says, “It turned orange!” He (1983), 6'H × 40'L × 20'W wondered what would happen if he introduced air. So he broke the radio antenna off his car, inserted it into the molten blob and blew. “It was made of chrome-plated brass,” he says, “so it melted.” He tried again with a length of scrap water-pipe, but nothing seemed 34 New England Home September/October 2012


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Artistry to change one’s priorities. He cast around for a way to make more money and, when a friend admired his glass experiments, packed them into a paper bag and brought them to Doug Heller, who runs a glass gallery in Manhattan. At the time, most glass artists were focusing on traditional craft methods and personal expression. “You couldn’t separate the object from the maker,” Patti

says. “It was a very ego-centric approach.” He was more interested in exploring the basic interactions between glass and air. He wanted his work to bear almost no mark of his hand, to be anonymous, almost industrial. Heller thought they were unlike anything he’d ever seen, and gave Patti his first show. Disdaining romanticism, Patti named these small glass objects in minimalist terms, such as Biaxial Airtrap with Pinlines. The Museum of Modern Art bought a piece, and so did the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Andy Warhol not only purchased Patti’s work, but made a silkscreen portrait of him. Today Tom Patti works in a Pittsfield, Massachusetts, industrial park, which seems to fit a man who gets just as excited about designing the custom metal framework housing his new installation GEORGE ERML (2)

to happen. The next day when he examined the cooled glass, however, he found a tiny air bubble, which pleased him so much he did it some more. Then he went off to investigate something else. Patti was perfectly content in those counter-culture days getting by on odd jobs, including washing dishes at his wife’s diner. Then, in 1975, their daughter was born—an event that has a tendency

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digging when they came home again.” Patti is still like that. He’s fascinated by technological innovations and manufactured materials. He has made a sculpture out of G.E. plastics, and designed and built an entire load-bearing wall of glass and glassFrom facing page far left: fiber at the Clear Spectral Banded Green Owens with Black, Red, Blue (1993– Corning 1995), 4⅝"H × 5⅝"L × world head4 ⁄ "D; Azurlite Split Riser with Clear (1994–1995), 6 ⁄ "H quarters. × 4½"W × 2⅝"D; Miami Rain He has built (2010), sculptural facade inpublic installation, 200'H × 150'W stallations of multi-layered glass in Miami and New York. He designed a glass atrium for a home that provides either clear views or privacy, depending on the angle of the viewer, and changes colors and shapes with the angle of the sun. “When you push the boundaries,” he says, “you increase the likelihood of some serendipitous result. You see new things.” • 5

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at the Berkshire Museum as he does about fusing sheets of glass. At sixty-nine, he is vigorous and smiley, with dark, swept-back hair. Most days he wears red Pumas and jeans, the pocket of his blue button-down stuffed with pens. The son of an Italian barber, he says, “I’m proud of

having grown up in Pittsfield.” As a child he liked to dig in the General Electric dump behind his house and bring things home so he could take them apart and see how they were made. Sometimes, he says, “I’d start digging when my classmates went off to school, and I’d still be

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rant and Lounge that opened this year on Fan Pier. Without Arty, such custom work would have taken many months— and folks would have waited that much longer for the right to see and be seen. Nimble as Fred Astaire, Arty is the size of a catering truck, a half-ton of metal and cutting-edge science; a robot that never gets tired, never makes mistakes and works ten times faster than the fastest human. Founded by Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor and rocket scientist Ted Acworth in 2007, Artaic represents the answer to many a designer’s prayer, offering software to create original designs, a huge range of tiles, a unique selection of backlighting options, fast turn-around 40 New England Home September/October 2012

and installation and prices in the $16-a-square-foot range as opposed to the $200 that prevailed before Arty came to town. Arty represents what’s called in industrial circles a “disruptive innovation,” a close Clockwise from left: Visionary cousin to other technologies CEO Ted Acworth fine-tunes his that have come along from robot. A rug-like mosaic from the company’s Lasting Rugs time to time: the Model T collection tricks the eye, while that made the horse and a lotus motif graces the pool at buggy obsolete; the GPS that a Carlisle, Massachusetts, home. made re-folding road maps a long-forgotten annoyance; LEDs that are turning light bulbs into relics while making lighting part of a building’s architecture. The latter brings us full circle to Artaic-designed walls, floors and ceilings backlit with LEDs. “I have always been attracted to mosaics as an art form:


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Made Here their complexity and the intensity of the labor that went into them,” says the fortythree-year-old Acworth. “When my wife and I were building our first home, I tried to order a custom mosaic. The order

would have gone through Italy to be manufactured in China and it would have been very, very expensive.” The tile industry, he thought, was ripe for a disruptive innovation. “I had an

epiphany: combine my technical degrees in optics, image processing and precision mechanical systems with my love of mosaics,” he says. Acworth quit teaching at MIT to pursue his dream. His work as the telegenic host of the popular TV show “UFO Hunters” helped with the initial financing. Private investors, a $1 million National Science Foundation Grant and a MassChallenge Award in 2011 Artaic—Innovative are taking ArtaMosaics, Boston ic to the next (617) 418-1928, level. Research www.artaic.com and developArtaic’s take on a painting ment is almost by Hyman Bloom at Legal complete on Seafoods Harborside in Arty II, a robot Boston. Facing page top: that will be able Arty finishes up a mosaic inspired by Frank Lloyd to lay tile in Wright. Facing page botcurves, not simtom: Artaic is a pioneer in ply in grids like backlit, flat tile mosaics. its older brother. Gadgetry, for all its seduction, can never be an end in itself, though. At Acworth’s twelve-person firm, the human factor still prevails. “At first, we gave designers our software to use as they wished,” says cre-

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with the same passion for gardening to explore the possibilities. A year later, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens was incorporated as a nonprofit organizaClockwise from above: A tion. Then the real work began. wooden bridge overlooks a In a new book, Coastal blanket of creeping phlox in Maine Botanical Gardens: A the Lerner Garden of the People’s Garden, authors Bill Five Senses. A stone walkway curves through the Vayo Cullina, Dorothy E. Freeman Meditation Garden. A playand Barbara Hill Freeman, house in the Children’s Garthe gardens’ executive director, den sports a living roof. director of philanthropy and director of communications, respectively, recount the ardent troupe’s sixteen-year journey that culminated in today’s 46 New England Home September/October 2012

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ig things—miracles, even—can grow from the smallest seeds. Back in 1991, Boothbay Harbor, Maine, storekeeper Rollie Hale, a self-taught gardener, was planting tea roses as he chatted with his friend Chip Griffin. Admiring Hale’s green thumb, Griffin casually suggested Hale start a botanical garden. We all hear those those “you ought to” thoughts any number of times. We might even think, “Yeah, I ought to.” All too often, though, that’s as far as those little sparks of potential genius get. Not this time, though. The idea lodged in Hale’s mind and within weeks he’d gathered a handful of people

heaven on earth: 250 acres of color and fragrance that draw 100,000 visitors every year. Botanical gardens are usually formed in one of three ways—by municipal government, as a research arm of an academic institution or as the result of a large philanthropic gift. No such avenues existed for the Maine garden. Rather than throw up their hands in defeat, Hale and the others decided


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this garden would have to come from a grassroots effort to raise the initial funding, and would have to be self-sustaining, generating its own sources of income through admissions, gift shop sales and a series of educational and special events. A four-year search for the perfect piece of land led to the gardens’ original 120 acres in Boothbay (a gift of 128 additional acres in 2005 brought the gardens to their current size). No matter that the young organization’s coffers didn’t have anywhere near the $500,000 asking price for the land. Ten of the group’s founders stepped forward to offer their own homes as collateral, and the gardens were born. The next twelve years were spent getting the word out, generating a 48 New England Home September/October 2012

member base, raising money and, of course, designing and constructing the garden. Finally, on what the authors of the book call a “glorious Maine summer day,” the state’s First Lady Karen Baldacci took

a scissors to the ceremonial garland, and the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens was finally, officially open to the public. “Before the year was out, some 37,000 visitors would find their way to the Gardens,” the authors write. Today, people who visit the gardens find a land of enchantment in a series of connected gardens, all with their own personality. Children adore the Bibby and Harold Alfond Children’s Garden, two acres of woods, ponds and theme gardens designed by landscape architect Herb Schaal. Schaal took his inspiration from children’s books written by Maine authors, including a barn and vegetable garden straight out of E.B. White’s classic Charlotte’s Web. The Lerner Garden of the Five Senses, also designed by Schaal, takes visitors along meandering paths and up and down hills through a series of tiny gardens created to engage all the senses. Tasting is encouraged in a garden of fruit, vegetables and edible flowers; touching is welcomed in an area that features soft-leaved plants, stonework and a waterfall; hundreds of fragrant lilies, lilacs and aromatic herbs perfume the air; a quiet spot invites sitting and listening to the sounds of the frogs and katydids that call the garden home; and masses of brilliantly colored Clockwise from left: Tiny, flowers desnow white barrenwort light the eyes. blooms in May. A waterfall A meditacascades to a pond in the Giles Rhododendron Garden. tion garden Sculptor Carole Hanson’s celebrates the marble basin is a quiet note Maine locain the Great Lawn. Hardy pink chrysanthemums sit tion with its behind blazing lemon and stairs, paths mango hues of willowleaf and boulders bluestar in the fall. perfect for sitting for a bit of contemplation, all created from granite taken from old quarries around the state. Every season brings a new display of


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color, from thousands of rhododendrons in May to June roses to the silvery plumes of maiden grass in the fall. The road from casual conversation to world-class botanical garden may have been a long one. But as any gardener knows, patience and diligence yield rewards that elevate the spirits of everyone lucky enough to see the results. • Editor’s Note Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens is open daily year-round from 9 a.m.–5 p.m. 132 Botanical Gardens Drive, Boothbay, Maine, (207) 633-4333, www.mainegardens.org. Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens is available at New England bookstores or at https://secure .downeast.com/books/maine.

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Influenced by European design, the subtle molten-rock textured surface creates depth and inspires new possibilities for use on kitchen countertops, vanity tops, wall paneling, custom-made furniture and more. As with all Silestone natural quartz products, the Volcano Texture is naturally non-porous and never needs to be sealed. It is easy to clean and has high scratch, stain and heat resistance. Silestone is also proven to be a cleaner and safer countertop. It offers built-in antimicrobial protection that fights the growth of odor-causing bacteria, mold and mildew. It comes with GREENGUARD certification for clean air quality and National Sanitation Foundation certification (NSF 51) for safe food preparation. For more information on Silestone natural quartz, visit www.silestoneusa.com.

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UNIQUE SURFACING PRODUCTS FROM A RELIABLE SOURCE From the outstanding performance of quartz to the beauty of granite and the ingenuity of recycled surfacing, Cosentino is a world-wide leader in the manufacturing and distribution of surfacing materials. Our internationally recognized brands are strong, unique and locally available to you.

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DREAM KITCHENS Proud Recipient of 12 CORNERSTONE AWARDS in 2011. Over the last 20 years, Dream Kitchens has earned more than 175 awards for best value and best design. Their projects have been featured in national media like HGTV and Woman’s Day magazine. What sets Dream Kitchens apart from the rest? It’s more than just the ability to design beautiful kitchens, it’s their pledge to increase storage and counter space by at least 30 percent. Nina Hackel, president of Dream Kitchens, has a passion and creativity that hasn’t cooled over the years. She and five other designers create award-winning kitchen and bath designs at Dream Kitchens in Nashua, New Hampshire. “We don’t just replace kitchens and bathrooms, we create better lifestyles for our clients. We create spaces that enable family and friends to be together.” Hackel believes in creating spaces that make every multi-tasking parent’s life easier; where the television is visible, the kids are in view and the dishes are getting done, all at the same time. The designers at Dream Kitchens start each project with an in-depth client consultation. Clients then receive three unique designs for their proj-

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ect, along with objective opinions and guidance about the pros and cons of each layout. This process helps clients make all the necessary decisions about their project. “Our designers pride themselves on the ability to creatively solve challenges of budget, space, function and style, to ultimately provide a dynamic new lifestyle for each client,” Hackel says “Dream Kitchens is committed to making your kitchen a WOW.” Dream Kitchens’ designers are wellversed in many style options, from traditional to contemporary and everything in between. They provide custom designs and products for any area of your house. Dream Kitchens’ focus is on giving the client the best possible layout, beautifully paired with functionality. These are the keys to making every client’s dream a reality. Exceptional Kitchens by Dream Kitchens. Dream Kitchens 139 Daniel Webster Highway Nashua, NH 03060 603-891-2916 info@adreamkitchen.com www.adreamkitchen.com


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I N S TA L L AT I O N S P L U S , I N C . Installations Plus, Inc. of Holliston, Massachusetts, installs ceramic, porcelain, marble, granite and glass tile in highend residential and commercial projects for both homeowners and contractors. The company constantly updates their installation methods to cater to the more intricate tiles that are being introduced daily. Both the owners and the installers are continually educated to use the latest installation methods and products. Their craftsmen are experienced in all areas of tile and stone installation including mud jobs, custom stone and glass installations, installation of PVC shower pans and any removal and preparation work that may be needed. They are also experienced in the installation of Chesney Stone Mantels and work closely with numerous area tile showrooms and stone fabricators. They work on all sizes of tile projects. Installations Plus can install tile in any area of your home including kitchen floors, backsplashes, bathroom walls, ceilings, floors, sunrooms, wine cellars, steam rooms, curbless showers, family rooms and basements. Jon Moss, the principal owner, has been in the tile installation business for close to 30 years. Combined with his

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partner, Bill Daniels, they have more than 50 years of experience installing tile. The company works closely with homeowners and contractors in eastern Massachusetts as well as Cape Cod, North and South Shore, Rhode Island and other areas in New England. They are members of the National Association of Remodeling Industry (NARI), Better Business Bureau (BBB) and Builders Association of Greater Boston (BAGB).

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KITCHEN VIEWS Welcome to the beginning of your design journey . . . these are the words greeting visitors to the newly renovated Kitchen Views showroom at the company headquarters in Mansfield. That theme summarizes the experience we strive to provide to Kitchen Views’ clients as they work with our team of talented designers in our showrooms at each National Lumber. A journey takes time, and having a professional designer to plan and guide the process makes the journey enjoyable. Each homeowner has a unique vision for their home, and our designers have the experience to both lead homeowners through the design process, and bring the finished room to life in a way that will far exceed the client’s expectations. Whether building new or renovating, homeowners face a lot of decisions when creating their perfect space. Our seasoned professionals learn each homeowner’s needs and aesthetics, and guide clients through this decision-making process accordingly. For those contemplating their own design journey, online research is the place to start. Our website, kitchenviews.com, contains a wealth of information. Visit the “Getting Started” section to find practical advice, and click through the “Gallery” section to see inspiring kitchens and portfolios for

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each of our designers. In addition, there are sections for various products to help familiarize clients with the wide array of cabinetry choices, countertop materials and decorative hardware available at the eight diverse Kitchen Views showrooms. Under the heading “About Us,” visitors will find a link to a variety of design magazines published by Kitchen Views, which are available for download as PDF files. They provide an additional source of information and inspiration. Our True Stories series has first-hand interviews of four clients featured on YouTube, which can also be seen through our website. Whether you are currently planning a project, or just dreaming to do so someday, we invite you to visit and browse through a Kitchen Views showroom near you…Where the designers are pros, and the views are yours.

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P E A B O D Y S U P P LY C O M PA N Y, I N C . Imagine for a moment coming home after a hard day at work and taking refuge in your very own home spa. Sinking into a whirlpool bath and enjoying an air massage is not the stuff of dreams—at least not at Peabody Supply Company. People who are improving the look and feel of their bathrooms and kitchens want more than functionality. They want to improve their lifestyle, whether that means adding a moveable spray showerhead that can hit any area of the body or installing Kohler’s newest high-performance High Efficiency Toilet (HET), which flushes beautifully while using just 1.28 gallons of water per flush! Peabody carries products by Kohler, Grohe, Elkay and other leading manufacturers so you’ll find everything you could possibly want in a bathroom or kitchen. Founded in 1947 by the Velonis family, Peabody Supply Company is a family-owned and operated plumbing and heating supply business. The company has five bath showrooms and eight counter locations. Visit The Bath Showcase in North Andover, North Chelmsford and Waltham, Massachusetts, and in Kingston, New Hampshire. The flagship store locations in North Andover and Waltham each have

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more than 4,000 square feet of space. There are many good reasons to shop at Peabody Supply Company, not the least of which is extraordinary customer service. The company holds training sessions on an ongoing basis to keep staff ahead of current trends and new products so they can best inform clients of Peabody’s options. While appointments are not required, they are helpful, especially for large projects—Peabody wants to make sure their customers don’t wait unnecessarily and that they have plenty of time to complete every project comfortably. Today, Peabody Supply Company owners Jim Jr., Nick, Domenic and Chris continue the family tradition of helping homeowners turn the bathrooms and kitchens of their dreams into reality. Stop by any of our showrooms and you will see and feel the difference!

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KOHLER® Enameled Cast Iron -- Made with Strength, Style and Soul KOHLER Enameled Cast Iron is built to last for generations. Guaranteed* not to chip, crack or flex, yet it’s somehow soft and reassuring to the touch. Install a legacy with KOHLER Enameled Cast Iron and make a lasting statement of beauty with strength, style and soul. Visit KOHLER.com/castiron to learn more. *KOHLER Enameled Cast Iron sinks installed in North America carry a Lifetime Limited Warranty for as long as the original consumer purchaser owns his or her home. For complete warranty information, visit KOHLER.com.


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R I V E R B E N D & C O M PA N Y With over 40 years of collective experience in the luxury appliance industry and an invaluable insider’s understanding of manufacturers’ product distinctions, RiverBend & Company’s expertise keeps you up to date with the latest technological advances and design integration while keeping the information streamlined and easy to understand. Through their extensive knowledge, incomparable service and expert installations, RiverBend’s promise is to exceed your expectations. By providing “white glove service” they promise to interact with you at an unparalleled concierge-style level. They will guide you in making the best choices in products that are right for your home, family and lifestyle.

Through their live kitchen displays, they offer ongoing in–store culinary classes to familiarize you with their products and demonstrate the latest in cooking techniques and best practices. Their after-sales support provides you with the comfort of knowing that RiverBend’s ongoing relationship with their customers is most important. After-hour appointments are always available, if needed, to accommodate your schedule Before you create your next kitchen, replace an appliance or need the right complementing products, make RiverBend & Company your choice to shop. RiverBend & Company – where the right choices begin!

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Serving all of New England 978.448.8555 www.riverbendandcompany.com

Miele received the highest numerical score for dishwashers in the proprietary J.D. Power and Associates 2010-2011 Kitchen Appliance StudySM. Study based on 13,492 total responses measuring 19 brands and measures opinions of consumers who purchased dishwashers from a retail store or their new-home builder during the previous 24 months. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of consumers surveyed in March-April 2011. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com.

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TOTO USA, INC. TOTO connects you with water in ways that enrich the flow of your everyday life. TOTO is the world’s largest plumbing manufacturer and has been a pioneer in the industry since 1917. For TOTO, innovation is about people first and foremost. Our products deliver world-class, reliable and eco-friendly performance, but more importantly, they help improve your quality of life. Over the years, the bathroom has been transformed from a practical necessity to a place to relax and rejuvenate the body and mind. Bathrooms have become one of the most remodeled rooms in the home, adding spa-like luxuries to a once basic space. With all this indulgence, it might be easy to overlook one of the top bathroom design trends— water efficiency. Bathrooms account for more than half of the total water usage in the average home. With TOTO products, it’s easy to achieve a luxurious bathroom while still using water responsibly. TOTO’s full line of high-efficiency toilets, faucets and showers can save 20-63 percent on water usage bills—all without sacrificing performance or design. All TOTO products pass rigorous performance tests to

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guarantee superior quality, reliability and customer satisfaction. Our precision-engineered products result in exceptional performance and water savings, ensuring a healthier planet and higher quality of life. That’s people-first innovation. That’s TOTO.

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PEOPLE-FIRST INNOVATION ™ For TOTO, innovation is about people first and foremost. We breathe life into innovations that support the way you live. Our products deliver world-class, reliable and eco-friendly performance, but more importantly, they help improve your quality of life.

TOTOUSA.COM | 800.350.8686 ©2012 TOTO U.S.A., Inc.

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U N I T E D M A R B L E FA B R I C AT O R S Step into our world. Welcome to the pursuit of perfection. United Marble Fabricators is a full-service stone and tile fabricator and installer that creates unique and distinctive surfaces from natural and engineered stone and tile. At United Marble details matter – the finest materials matter. Our homegrown culture of innovation and going beyond matters. We have assembled a team of world-class craftspeople, all working toward the realization of the personal vision of our discerning customers: intricate custom-edge profiles, unique finishes and textures and any elaborate details of the imagination. “For more than 25 years we have been fabricating heirloom-quality custom stone countertops and surfaces for the discriminating eye,” explains John Kilfoyle, partner at United Marble Fabricators. “Our customers are searching for original and fresh design ideas that reflect their personalities and their lifestyles within their homes. They want something distinctive and beyond compare. We create that experience.” Founded in 1987 by Tom Kilfoyle, United Marble Fabricators is one of the original full-service stone and tile fabricators and installers in New England. Today, it seems as if

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there is a stone shop on every corner. Drop our name, and you will quickly find that many of the fabrication shops in the Boston area are the results of people who began their careers at United Marble Fabricators. While many have tried to replicate our success, we are proud to say that we continue to try harder, think smarter, fabricate faster and install more skillfully than any of the others. Our trucks have traveled the finest neighborhoods in New England. We have partnered with the most respected architects, interior designers, and general contractors in the industry. Since 1987, we have remained steadfast in our commitment to creating elegant surfaces of distinctive stone and tile, expertly crated and installed.

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SINCE 1987 WE HAVE BEEN OUTFITTING NEW ENGLAND’S FINEST HOMES WITH DISTINCTIVE STONE AND TILE TO SUIT OUR CUSTOMER’S INDIVIDUAL STYLES AND SPACES.

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A R D E N T E S U P P LY C O M PA N Y Ardente’s WaterSpot Showrooms are a top destination for discerning homeowners, contractors, designers, architects and engineers. Elegantly appointed, the showrooms display thousands of high-end European and American brands along with selections for more modest budgets. The success of WaterSpot is attributed to offering a vibrant, visual and tactile environment that inspires creative design ideas. Customers experience an open and spacious layout with strategically positioned free-flowing product displays. The selections can visually breathe while not crowding each other. The stores feature products from more than 70 leading brands. Customers can find sinks, tubs, faucets, whirlpools, saunas, vanities, shower systems, door pulls and locks, towel racks, soap dishes and lighting. Visitors are offered planning and creative assistance, so customers always leave the store with a design solution to meet their needs. Locations in Providence, Westerly and Woonsocket, R.I. and Natick, Mass. Watch for our newest showroom opening at the Boston Design Center. Ardente Supply Company 404 Valley Street • Providence, RI 02908 800-485-7500 • www.water-spot.com

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CLASSIC KITCHENS & INTERIORS Since 1979, Classic Kitchens & Interiors has been partnering with architects, builders, interior designers and homeowners to collaborate on design aspects of new homes and renovations. From kitchens, baths and built-ins, to whole-house interiors, they work diligently to manage and execute each project efficiently and with great care and attention to detail. With combined experience of more than 100 years, the certified designers and installers will create and implement your vision from coordinating styles throughout your home to working towards a specific solution. Classic Kitchens & Interiors works closely with each client to develop custom solutions that integrate their needs and lifestyles. View the company’s online photo gallery at www.ckdcapecod.com.

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CROWN POINT CABINETRY Crown Point Cabinetry is a second-generation family company that handcrafts the finest quality custom cabinetry for your entire home. All products are proudly made in New Hampshire and available direct to homeowners, architects, builders and custom remodelers nationwide. Crown Point is nationally recognized for their period styles, including Traditional, Victorian, Arts & Crafts, Shaker and Early American. Crown Point also creates outstanding Cottage, Contemporary and Transitional designs. Customers can choose from a number of finishes, including hand-wiped stains protected by an oven baked topcoat, Genuine Old Fashioned Milk Paint and an eco-friendly line of 132 paint colors from the renowned English paint manufacturer Farrow & Ball速.

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ECOMODERN DESIGN New England’s resource for ecofriendly materials and services since 2007. We are the only company of our kind with a full-time architect on staff to help our designers and installers succeed in realizing our clients’ dream homes. We specialize in bringing to market the world’s most innovative products, like our floors made from recycled leather and reclaimed hardwoods, or our coconut shell tile wall coverings made from waste material—both incredibly beautiful and durable. We’re also incredibly proud of our local products, like our FSC cabinets for kitchen and bath made right here in Massachusetts. We believe in helping to guide our clients through the process every step of the way and are always looking to find them creative solutions for every budget. Come visit our showroom in the Seaport District and explore our vibrant, sustainable offerings. EcoModern Design 1 Design Center Place, Suite 543 Boston, Massachusetts 02210 www.ecomoderndesign.com 617.261.0300

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Taking advantage of a ligh*ng control system to help reduce your electricity bill makes sense both economically and environmentally. Dimming your lights by a small amount is barely percep*ble and will help to lower your electricity use. Adding automated, controllable shades will cut your hea*ng and cooling costs even further by maintaining constant temperatures and ltering UV heat transfer. At Cu ng Edge Systems, we have been designing, installing and servicing sophis*cated automa*on systems for discerning clients in New England over the past 20 years. Our goal has been simple: to deliver amazing state-of-the-art systems that are easy to use for everyone in your home.

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THE 2012 WINNERS AMY AIDINIS HIRSCH interiors JOHN DAY interiors & architecture ASHER DUNN furniture ELIZABETH STIVING-NICHOLS interiors & furniture KELLY TAYLOR interiors FURNITURE COURTESY OF MONTAGE INC.


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2012 DESIGNERS TO WATCH TEXT BY KAITLIN MADDEN | INDUCTEE PORTRAITS BY HORNICK/RIVLIN PHOTOGRAPHY

New England Home is proud to present the third annual 5 Under 40 awards, honoring top emerging talent in residential architecture and design in New England. The winners—all five of whom are under the age of forty—were nominated by their peers and then selected by a committee of design leaders who considered four categories: architecture, interiors, furniture and home-design products and accessories. Take note: 5 Under 40 winners are the people to watch, producing some of the most beautiful and innovative work available today. This year’s panel of judges is comprised of top professionals representing different facets of the New England design community, including interior designer Sally Wilson, architect Bradford C. Walker, interior de-

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signer Jill Goldberg, who also owns the acclaimed home boutique, Hudson, and New England Home’s editorin-chief Kyle Hoepner. Sally Wilson commented on her 5 Under 40 experience, saying, “Judging up-and-coming young talent was a rewarding experience. It was fun to see their projects and review how they put their message together. The future world of design is in good hands.” The judges assembled to review scores of nominations and select this year’s winners, who will be honored at a celebratory reception on September 13, 2012 at The Galleria at 333 Stuart Street in Boston. As part of the festivities, each winner designed a custom rug that has been produced by presenting sponsor Landry & Arcari and will be auctioned off at the reception to benefit the Cambridge, Massachusetts–based charity, Barakat. (Read more about Barakat and the rug design process on pages 96 and 98.) Be sure to keep an eye on what comes next from this talented group of design stars!

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Angha Childress of Barakat with Julie Arcari of Landry & Arcari

5 Under 40 winners Amy Aidinis Hirsh, Asher Dunn, Elizabeth Stiving-Nichols, Kelly Taylor and John Day

Brenda Watterson, Bill Watterson, 5 Under 40 winner Elizabeth Stiving-Nichols and Kevan Nichols

5 Under 40 winner Kelly Taylor with Bill Morton of Back Bay Shutter Co. Inc.

5 Under 40 winner Amy Aidinis Hirsh and Keith Hirsh

Kyle Sheffield of LDa Architects with John Kruse of Sea-Dar, 5 Under 40 winner John Day, Felicity Day, Marilyn Day and Jayme Kennerknecht of LDa Architects

Adam Raymond Rodriquez, 5 Under 40 winner Asher Dunn, Annika Schmidt and Michael Lyons

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John Day has design in his blood. The son of an architect, he spent weekends and school vacations at his father’s office, where he watched firsthand as buildings were conceived, designed and built. “I grew up in a creative environment, guided by someone who saw the world with an aesthetic eye,” Day explains. It’s no surprise, then, that when it came time to choose his own career path, architecture seemed like a natural fit, and Day went on to pursue a master’s degree in interior architecture at the Rhode Island School of Design. Since graduating in 2004, Day has worked for esteemed firms Hutker Architects and Gensler, and is now a principal at Cambridge, Massachusetts–based LDa Architecture and Interiors, where he also serves as the firm’s director of interior architecture and design.

Career highlights include designing for the Boston Celtics, BMW and Shreve, Crump & Low, as well as overseeing the interior design and green specifications at the first LEED Platinum and Net Zero home in Massachusetts. The project Day is most proud of, though, is one that is decidedly more low-key: a family compound in the Finger Lakes region of New York. “It was my first complete house, doing both the architecture and interiors,” Day says. It is this sort of holistic effort that is at the heart of Day’s design philosophy. “I believe that the blending of the architecture and interiors should create a blurring of disciplines that allows them to support and play off of one another rather than simply respond to each other. Great moments of inspiration can come from this sort of collaboration, creating complete, thoughtful and appealing environments.” WWW.LDA-ARCHITECTS.COM

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ASHER DUNN furniture

Much of what Asher Dunn has accomplished as a furniture designer can be credited to a perpetual sense of curiosity. “I have always liked learning how things worked,” he says. “My parents tell this story about how I used my toy screwdriver set to take apart the ventilation system in our home when I was eighteen months old.” The pursuit of this childhood interest has given Dunn one of his greatest assets as a designer. “I think that much of my strength stems from a respect for the hands-on approach to woodworking,” he says. “I have an understanding of how things are made and how to apply manufacturing processes to the production of new pieces.” His interest in the world around him isn’t limited to mechanics. He’s

got a keen visual eye, too. His clean, fluid aesthetic has gained him a loyal following and national media attention. The furniture he produces through his Providence-based line, Studio Dunn, has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Elle Decor and Dwell. “My interests lie in developing objects that are beautiful and providing a level of familiarity that the user can relate to,” he says. It’s this aspect of familiarity that inspired the Landry & Arcari rug Dunn designed as part of the 5 Under 40 charity auction. “When designing this rug, I found myself reminded of the warm feelings I got from the rugs in the home where I grew up—in particular, two Oriental rugs,” Dunn recalls. “At a certain moment, when the sun lined up with the windows, the house flooded with light that reflected off the rug’s silk. I worked with this memory to capture the luminescence of the silk on those sunny days.” WWW.STUDIODUNN.COM

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AMY AIDINIS HIRSCH interiors

According to Amy Aidinis Hirsch, there’s a simple secret all successful designers share: they’re great listeners. “The ability to listen is the most important tool a designer could have,” she says. “If you do not listen to your client you will end up with an unhappy one.” Apparently, Hirsch is a great listener. She has owned her successful Greenwich, Connecticut–based company, Amy Aidinis Hirsch Interior Design, since 2007. In fact, she considers it the mark of a job well done when a client tells her a space is “exactly as they’d imagined it.” To chalk Hirsch’s career up to her listening skills, however, would be to downplay her talent. She’s has a sophisticated eye, which she developed while studying interior design at New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology and working for top

design firms, including Greenwichbased Rinfret, Ltd. Hirsh considers her style to be traditional with modern flair, and she’s a strong believer that less is more. Thus, she puts serious thought into every detail she brings into a client’s home. To make sure each piece is just right, her firm offers custom furniture and accessory design, as well as architectural specifications. On a recent residential project in South Hampton, New York, Hirsch’s aesthetic was put to the test. “The space was minimal in decorating and different from anything I had done in the past,” she recounts. “The pieces had to be key. I was worried it would be underdecorated and not feel complete, but in the end, all of the accessories and details came together for a well-edited residence.” WWW.AAHIRSCH.COM

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ELIZABETH 2012 STIVING-NICHOLS interiors & furniture

In the mid-’90s, Liz Stiving-Nichols was working a summer job as a shop clerk on Martha’s Vineyard when she discovered her flair for visual merchandising. It was this seemingly small realization that served as the turning point for Nichols’s career. “I realized I had a knack for spatial design while working on window displays, and my interest in design grew from there.” After graduating with a BFA in Interior Design from Harrington Institute of Interior Design in Chicago, Stiving-Nichols returned to Martha’s Vineyard, where she honed her talent as an interior designer for Hutker Architects. “I have a lot of respect and appreciation for [firm owner] Mark Hutker, who made some very exciting opportunities available to me as a young designer,” she says. “I believe in surrounding yourself with those who are experts in what you want to be great at.”

Now, as the owner of Martha’s Vineyard Interior Design, it is Stiving-Nichols who is looked to as the expert, both by her staff of seven and her roster of clients. Of the latter, she says, “My role is to guide my clients in the right design direction. Sometimes it’s about helping them take the right risks when I see the potential for something that may be out of their comfort zone. Thankfully, I have yet to have a client tell me that I’ve missed the mark.” As is the case with a lot of her work, Stiving-Nichols got the idea for her Landry & Arcari rug from her environment. “I was inspired by a shell commonly found in the waters of Martha’s Vineyard,” she says. “My goal was to evoke the gently sloping contours and subtle color variation of the oyster shell. There is so much depth and structure in this simple and often overlooked shell.” WWW. MARTHAS VINEYARD INTERIOR DESIGN .COM

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To Kelly Taylor, interior design is about much more than just pleasing the eye. It’s about improving the lives of her clients by creating spaces that are functional, sustainable and high-quality, too. “We spend 90 percent of our time inside, so it is critical that the spaces we inhabit enrich and protect our lives,” she says. “When our environments fulfill our needs, sustain our resources and please our senses, they create health and harmony in our lives.” As the owner of Kelly Taylor Interior Design in Providence, her work is guided by this philosophy. When Taylor begins a project, she spends time getting to know each client’s aesthetic, lifestyle and personality. “I study their interests and the things they respond to, and I interpret, edit and shape that information into a cohesive vision,” she says. That vision also incorporates Taylor’s focus on green living. Already LEED certified, she is

currently pursuing a master of design studies in sustainable design degree at the Boston Architectural College, and she uses eco-friendly products and locally sourced materials wherever she can. Still, at the heart of Taylor’s success is good design, and she infuses a distinct style into each of her projects, whether she’s working on a corporate office, a historic renovation or a luxury residence. “If there is a thread that weaves through all of my work, it would be layering textures and using contrast to create depth and drama,” Taylor says. Her signature style is apparent in the rug she designed for the 5 Under 40 charity auction, for which she found inspiration in the layered bark of an old tree. “For whatever reason, many layers [of the tree] were exposed, revealing the richness of the interior so rarely revealed. Those intricacies are represented [in the rug].” WWW.KTID.NET

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Each year, the winners of New England Home’s 5 Under 40 awards get a chance to put their creativity to the test by designing one-of-a-kind rugs in collaboration with presenting sponsor Landry & Arcari. “The designers came in with a blank canvas, but in the end they’ve created some of the most beautiful art pieces I’ve seen in a long time,” says Jerry Arcari, president of Landry & Arcari.

The rug design process is a collaborative and meticulous one. First, each winner works with the Landry & Arcari team to develop a concept for his or her rug. “This year, the designers really found inspiration in their lives and their pasts, as well as in nature,” Arcari notes. Next, the rugs are sketched out, and colors and fibers are chosen. “This group of

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artists used an exceptional amount of texture. They used different fibers and heights of pile to create various depths in their rugs,” he says. From there, the designs are sent to Landry & Arcari’s weavers in Nepal, where they’re mapped out onto

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Fireplaces were rebuilt to look like the originals. Facing page clockwise from top left: Vibrant rugs set off the warm wood paneling between mudroom and library. The living room’s tokonoma holds a tansu that slides open to reveal a television. Custom windows behind the living room sofa pivot and slide to open to the porch that runs along the back of the house.

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Always in Season Not the usual sun-washed summer house on Cape Cod, a restored early 1900s waterfront home provides a cozy getaway no matter the time of year. Text by Stacy Kunstel • Photography by Eric Roth • Architecture: Lynn Hopkins • Interior design: Cheryl and Jeffrey Katz, C&J Katz Studio • Builder: Payne/Bouchier • Produced by Karin Lidbeck Brent

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hile most everyone else on the Cape is covering the wicker with sheets and lowering the blinds on yet another summer, one couple on Buzzard’s Bay is arranging wood for the fire and getting ready for their favorite season in their waterfront home. This house wears no florals or chintz to recall hot July days as the shadows grow longer; rather, an all-season calm carries its owners into the winter months. As graduate students in the 1980s, the couple rented this very Woods Hole house for a winter. Years later, after they’d bought their own nearby home, they were on a walk when they spied their old winter rental—its wide porches and dark wood interiors unchanged—for sale. “The living room, dining room and porch all face Buzzard’s Bay and look much as they did when we first stayed there,” says the homeowner. “The upstairs had been carved into tiny bedrooms and the house was a bit like a rabbit warren in the front.” But the home still had the dark heart-pine floors they had loved and, despite the preaching of magazines and television shows to just paint it white, the old beadboard throughout the rooms had never felt a brush. The house needed work, but the couple wanted to retain the spirit they recalled from years earlier. Having worked with architect Lynn Hopkins before, they contacted her to help them clear the cobwebs. Boston-based Payne/Bouchier, known for their exquisite woodwork and attention to craftsmanship, joined the team as the contractor while Cheryl and Jeffrey Katz of C&J Katz Studio in Boston consulted on the overall design and completed the interiors. “We chose to keep it like it was, with a dark interior that contrasts with the bright light outside,” says Hopkins, whose architectural firm is based in Lexington, Massachusetts. Even the large glassed-in porch across the back of the house, despite its uninterrupted ocean view, seemed detached from the beach because many of the windows didn’t open. “We wanted to connect the inside and the outside,” says Hopkins. She achieved the goal by aligning doors with windows and reorienting rooms toward the views. The strategy worked particularly well on the second floor, where the smaller rooms gave way to more generous spaces and the addition of continuous dormers increased square footage and headroom without changing the original footprint of the house. On the first floor, Payne/Bouchier set about replacing or cleaning up the extensive woodwork that covered the walls and building a small library just off the entryway. Fireplaces rebuilt with brick match the style of the origi-

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A portrait of the home’s original owner hangs in the dining room. Facing page, top to bottom: Architect Lynn Hopkins cleaned up the shore side of the house, making windows and forms uniform and adding what she calls a lantern atop it to take advantage of the views. Evenings by the water stretch into autumn. The dining room retains its original unpainted wood walls, enhanced with additional shelving.

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nals, and almost all windows were replaced to give the house a more uniform look. On the waterfront side of the house, the builder added new trim painted classic dark green. The Katzes helped the homeowners choose the leather Poltrona Frau Chesterfield-style sofa that sits in the living room. It faces a sliding barn door, also called a tansu, that hides the television. In an especially clever move, the sliding door sits in a tokonoma (a recessed space) that holds a Japanese painted scroll and a piece of pottery. Hopkins custom-designed the windows behind the sofa, and Payne/Bouchier built the pivot-and-slide pieces to allow for airflow from the porch behind it. 106 New England Home September/October 2012


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The kitchen holds freestanding pieces rather than built-ins. Left, top to bottom: Given its proximity to the water, the house had to maintain its original footprint. A wide porch wraps around the top-floor lantern. A floating staircase inspired by one designed by Pierre Chareau rises from the second-floor office.

In the kitchen, the Katzes conceived of an “unfitted” The tansu and tokonoma are just two aspects of the space, one where all of the component pieces are freehouse that give it what Jeffrey Katz calls a Zen feeling. standing. “We thought it should have that feeling, given “The couple have a significant collection of Asian art, the natural wood walls,” says Jeffrey. “We did it with a Chinese furniture and Japanese prints,” he says. “A sort nautical feel.” of wabi-sabi idea—the beauty of simpleness, the beauty of wear—drove the whole thinking of the house.” “I love the kitchen, especially at night with the light “The design concept of wabi-sabi gleaming off the stainless steel.” is a Japanese notion of the material world reflecting the impermanence Stainless-steel cabinetry, countertops and appliances of nature,” the homeowner adds. “We wanted rooms that reflect the warm wood of the ceiling and walls. In lieu of were naturally furnished, and all the wood is evocative of a built-in island, an Asian table stands in the center of the traditional Japanese architecture.” September/October 2012 New England Home 107


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The second-floor sitting room—part of the master suite—is the perfect place to enjoy one of the home’s original fireplaces. Right, top to bottom: The stair treads hang from the handrails. The idea of maintaining privacy without closing doors is another Japanese idea practiced in the master bath. Unpainted walls in the master bedroom add warmth with wood tones.

“There was a ladder to pull down to get to the roof,” says the architect. “I thought if you have this wonderful view, you have to be able to get up there. The problem with installing a stair was that it could clog things up in the main hall and you wouldn’t be able to see the ocean beyond.” Jeffrey recalled seeing a photo of stairs designed by the French “A sort of wabi-sabi idea—the beauty of simpleness, the architect Pierre Chareau in the beauty of wear—drove the whole thinking of the house.” 1930s. Using it as inspiration, Hopkins concocted a staircase that gracefully rises over the second floor seating area to Chinese pottery platters and silver serving pieces. a new lantern-like roof structure surrounded by a deck. The wish to connect with nature also drove Hopkins’s Perforated treads keep ocean views unobstructed. plan for access to the roof deck overlooking the bay. room. “I’ve always liked the industrial aesthetic,” the homeowner says. “I love the kitchen, especially at night with the light gleaming off the stainless steel.” The natural wood walls continue into the dining room, where a narrow shelf encircling part of the space holds

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“It’s an amazing house because they are amazing clients,” says Jeffrey. “They loved this home, but it didn’t quite suit them. They had us redesign it with an X-Acto knife—it’s just as it was, but totally different.” “Spare is their sensibility,” adds Cheryl. “They didn’t want our vision; they wanted us as a sounding board and to help them form their vision. The house is personal.” As the brilliant blue of the bay turns steely gray and the rosa rugosa bloassoms tighten into bright-orange rose hips, the house and its owners turn inward to the warm, wood-paneled rooms that give this beachfront house its second season. • Resources For more information about this home, see page 180. September/October 2012 New England Home 109


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“All he ever wanted was a house on a lake,” says the wife about her husband. • So in the summer of 2009, with three pre-teen daughters who “seemed to all be going in different directions,” the Manhattan couple started looking for a vacation home in the Berkshires. Although lake houses were few and far between, the couple was determined to find a place that would invite family gatherings. They wanted a fun, warm, unfussy home away from home: a weekend destination for friends and family both now and later, when the girls are grown. • They hunted endlessly that sum-

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mer until it came down to two properties: a nice, new waterfront home, or a far less appealing older place in need of serious renovation. What swayed them in the end was the iconic boathouse, with a big stone fireplace and wraparound porch, that came with the fixer-upper. “We weren’t looking for a project,” says the busy mother—but luckily they found a simpatico architect and interior designer who were. “We call it camp, and just love it here,” says the wife of her family’s enchanting summer home, completed just over a year ago—on that lake, of course—near Great Barrington, Massachusetts. Having decided to raze the original house and build new on its footprint, they hired architect Pamela Sandler of Stockbridge, Massachusetts, who is no stranger to well-composed getaways on tricky lots. The program called for 4,800 square feet of living space on two floors and a finished lower level. The clients asked for an open plan, a generously scaled kitchen for the wife, who loves to cook and entertain, a spacious shared “bunkroom” for the girls, room enough for a ten-foot table in the dining room and windows, windows and more windows. The husband, whose passion for lakes was made plain in the first interview, wanted to maximize views in every possible way. Oh, and he insisted on places that lent themselves to catching forty winks. “Every time he’d look at the working floor plan, he’d push for bigger windows and identify spots where he could nap,” says the wife. Having worked closely with designer Elena Letteron in the past, Sandler called on her to plan and furnish the interiors. Letteron’s shops, Metropolitain and Germain in Great Barrington, celebrate

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A picture-perfect lake view is the first thing you see on entering; twin wing chairs with a modern vibe invite settling in. Facing page, clockwise from bottom left: Simple chaises encourage relaxing on the patio that bridges house and water. Contemporary and traditional elements mingle on the exterior. Materials tell the tasteful dining room story, from modern metal to a mix of woods. September/October 2012New England Home115

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The wife insisted on a serious kitchen that was fun to work in, hence the roomy and smart work triangle. Shaker-style cabinetry complements classic Bertoia chairs. Facing page, top: a daybed in the loft transforms it into an “away” space. Facing page, bottom: A place to play and stay connected for the homeowners’ three daughters.

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He insisted on places that lent themselves to catching forty winks. “Every time he’d look at the working floor plan, he’d push for bigger windows and identify spots where he could nap.”

French style and antiques as well as modern furnishings and accessories. She delights in wedding old and new, so a neutral palette and neoclassic architectural details proved an ideal backdrop for what the homeowners describe as Letteron’s “genius.” With her magazine pictures in tow, and professionals who “got it,” the wife says the house evolved naturally. “My taste is more classic and traditional than Pam’s or Elena’s,” she says. “I wanted the shiplap, the woodwork and the Shaker-style cabinets. They made it more modern.” Together, they fashioned a vacation home featuring stylish, family-friendly interiors. While there were issues aplenty with the existing structure, the most problematic was the fact that it didn’t feel like it belonged on the site. “You’d walk in and not feel at one with nature and the lake,” says Sandler. “You couldn’t see the water correctly or the sky. It had a small, closed-in kitchen and those Palladian half-round windows.” The new home, which needed to sit sideways on a tight envelope, would be wide open and take full advantage of the views, and yet be composed of spaces that felt warm and intimate. To that end, Sandler, a proponent of the “not-so-big-house” design philosophy, relied on details like beams and coffered ceilings, as well as variations in scale to create cozy places. The airy, slate-floor entry is punctuated by an open staircase and view of the second-story loft space with cable railing. Just beyond are floor-to-ceiling windows that frame the lake. Shiplap siding covers the walls in the vaulted space, the kind you’d find on the outside of a house. A two-sided fireplace is essentially a stone tower that breaks down the openness to form the living room and kitchen/dining areas. At first glance, it all calls to mind a modern vibe, but soft and warm touches abound. “We wanted it to be open but, at the same time, not feel so wildly contemporary,” says Sandler. “So we brought in big chunky wood treads and a wooden handrail. We used metal throughout, but sparingly, and also balanced it with lots of light and warm woods.” The golden-hued hickory floors do much to ground the home. September/October 2012 New England Home 117

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The master bedroom’s natural palette features grasscloth-covered walls and muted, water-inspired shades of green. The furniture’s contemporary lines stand in contrast to the overall organic feel of the space. Facing page, clockwise from bottom left: The bath has a minimalist, Deco feel. The home’s raison d’être: a peaceful lake in the Berkshires. Neutral shiplap walls can handle an influx of color in the girls’ room.

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Despite the requirement for places to nap, the homeowners didn’t want the house to feel sleepy. So Letteron brought with her a toolbox of great ideas for adding texture and color. “We wanted to work with fairly classic shapes, then punch it up with new ones,” she says. “We brought in some ethnic textures, like a patchwork dyed rug. Ethnic elements such as the living room chair upholstered in an ikat pattern soften the modern feel.” While the home is a textbook mix of high-low furnishings (the stools in the kitchen are classic Bertoia from Design Within Reach, while the patio furniture is from Crate & Barrel), all the communal rooms are playful and jazzy with jabs of orange and red. The girls’ bedroom, which was opened up to the rafters to give it a more spacious feel, is especially bright and cheery. In contrast, the couple’s master suite is earthy, natural and awash in water-like hues. Grasscloth the color of sand covers the walls, a hand-woven rug evokes the blue of sky and water, and the pale upholstery on the Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams bench has a raffia-like texture. A metal four-poster bed injects a contemporary note, while off-white linen drapes adorned with Rogers & Goffigon trim are classically elegant. The homeowner is quick to give credit to her architect and interior designer for the confluence of good ideas that made her family’s lake house a reality. “They were incredible,” she says. “They are incredible—and I know this because the house is finished, but we still see them. We’ve remained friends. And I think that tells you something.” • Resources For more information about this home, see page 180.

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Frank and Nancy Selldorff were thinking straight. When they first came to Doreve Nicholaeff to talk about designing a new house on Cape Cod, they weren’t considering curves, despite the fact that the Ostervillebased architect uses them to great effect. “We love modern design, clean, graceful lines, with a European influence,” Nancy says of the couple’s aesthetic. Beyond that, they were focused only on creating a vacation home that maximizes the views from a stunning perch on a bluff high above a harbor with glimpses of the ocean in all directions. They wanted to make the most of their enviable 500 feet of waterfront while making sure their house would suit its traditional neighborhood. “When we began, Frank was cost conscious,” Nicholaeff says. “Curves are always more expensive, so we began with an angled design.” But as Nicholaeff took the couple to look at a few of her other projects, Frank began to change his mind.

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The living room fireplace wall epitomizes a sleek aesthetic married to texture. Facing page, clockwise from top: The traditional, picturesque front facade disguises the drama inside. The rear elevation has views, but little visibility. Mahogany and English sycamore define the dining area. Previous pages: The long glass wall is the longest architect Doreve Nicholaeff has designed. September/October 2012 New England Home 125

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“The more he saw, the more often he said, ‘Why can’t we do a curve like that?’ ” the architect recounts. Thus was born the largest curving wall Nicholaeff has designed to date. The Selldorffs’ new getaway boasts 129 feet of glass wall arcing clear from the garage at one end of the house to the pool terrace at the opposite end. The entire rear elevation of the house is one, long convex curve. “Before this, the biggest arc we built into a home was about half this length,” Nicholaeff says. The shape provides more than drama; it also extends the view. While a straight wall limits sightlines to what is directly ahead, a curve presents an additional range of vision. All this drama—in both the architecture and in the panorama beyond that sweeping glass wall—hides coyly behind a front door as sweetly at home on Cape Cod as any shingled cottage. While the back of the 126 New England Home September/October 2012

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house is modern, sleek and clean, the front entry presents a shingled, picturesque face. Dormers and columns flank an arched door. To either side, flowerbeds bloom with bee balm, Shasta daisies, pinks, rugosa roses and other old-fashioned perennial favorites of the Cape Cod landscape. The traditional front facade faces a small lane populated with a few rambling old summerhouses. “Our challenges included the integration of the interior and exterior of the house with its walls of glass,” says Nicholaeff about her design, which had to be addressed within the complication of stringent zoning limitations. “I tried to create a ‘front to back’ house, taking my cues from the landscape,” she explains. “The house nods to vernacular Cape Cod building tradition with white cedar shingle walls and a red cedar shingle roof. On the railing, we installed stainless steel rails and cables that evoke boats.”

Mahogany and stainless steel ornament a kitchen that nestles into an interior corner while providing views in all directions. Top left: All rooms, including the kitchen, radiate from the central stair hall. Bottom left: A covered dining terrace connects to the kitchen and bridges indoors and outdoors.

The swimming pool and pool house on the west side of the house follow the ridgeline level with the street and parallel to the lot’s long harbor frontage, where the long, narrow lot falls down thirty feet to the edge of the water. A mahogany-floored terrace covered with a beadboard ceiling gazes across the swimming pool deck to the neoclassical pool house and pergola. The terrace flows out of the kitchen, a boon to adults preparing meals while children play. On top of the bluff, the back of the house rises three September/October 2012 New England Home 127

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Above: The master bath and bedroom face the water through the tree canopy. Below: The pool and its neoclassical pool house are beside, not behind, the house. The challenging topography dictated a house design that follows the line along the top of a bluff. Facing page: A ladder in a youthful, sleek bedroom leads to a loft under the eaves, the perfect hiding place for a child.

levels for views of the boats in the busy harbor. Partially hidden among native trees, three stories of large mahogany-framed windows provide the best views of all: out, but not in. Despite the vast fenestration and the decks that follow the curve of the rear elevation, this side of the house is surprisingly private thanks to the maple, oak and pine camouflage. Nicholaeff describes the house as “A bow and arrow—a long rectangular form in tension.” Tension, that is, in the positive sense of thrilling and dramatic. “We needed southern light, but the view is north,” Nicholaeff says. “That already put the house into tension. I knew we’d have to use clerestory lighting. The center of the house gets light via the south-facing entry and from the south- and west-facing kitchen. Light can be indirect, but very effective.” When it came to the interior, Nancy says, “We knew we wanted it informal, easy,” to match the couple’s preferences for simplicity and modernity. “For example, we have just one eating area, no separate dining room.” The kitchen, its adjoining dining area and the living room curve into each other on pale English sycamore flooring. The Bulthaup kitchen blends natural woods with stainless steel and horizontal glass wall paneling for a sleek, theatrical look. An appropriately comfortable and modern decor created by Karen Quinn of Cornwall, Connecticut, furnishes rooms radiating from round stairs located just off the house’s center with clean-lined furniture against a quiet palette that lets the external environment take center stage. Upstairs, each bedroom nestles into the arc and faces the view. Here too, furniture adheres to the contemporary theme, and the color scheme stays neutral with the occasional shot of blues that echo the sky and water. Despite the light and airy decor, the house stays away from a summer-only feel for a getaway that suits any season. “We use the house in winter, too,” Nancy says. “We come on weekends and, when we can, for school vacations.” Nancy and Frank move slowly as they decorate their sanctuary; they lived without a chandelier for three years before they found the right one. “They love certain details,” Nicholaeff says. “And they are willing to forgo other details for a bold move.” Their vacation home is certainly a bold move, but its boldness is a private joy. To the neighbors, it lives comfortably by the side of the road as a new Shinglestyle house. To sailors, the house is barely glimpsed among trees. To its owners, however, it is a wish fulfilled: modern and clean, with graceful lines and sophisticated style. • Resources For more information about this home, see page 180. September/October 2012 New England Home 129

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Texture, pattern and color mix playfully in the living room. The painting, by Ray Ellis, portrays a family member’s sailboat. Facing page, top to bottom: To complement the home’s classic tone, landscape architect Bart Lipinski of Hawk Design created a brick entry path and bluestone pool surround.

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Charlotte Barnes designed the living room’s generous coffee table and comfy sofa. Right, top to bottom: The niche’s original leaded windows borrow light from the adjacent garden room. The entry’s heirloom sideboard sets a perfect stage for bouquets.

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For half a century, this three-story house had operated as the Spray Cliff Inn, hosting legions of happy guests. There were music-filled receptions and endless celebrations capped with bubbly toasts and good wishes. The inn’s prime location—atop a cliff hovering above the ocean— drew visitors from far and wide. When storms brewed, the thump and crash of the waves rattled drinking glasses stacked along kitchen shelves. As lovely and magical as the hundred-and-some-year-old Marblehead, Massachusetts, destination was, a “For Sale” sign stood out front for quite a while. Put off by the massive scale of the rooms and the identity of the building as a hotel, potential buyers drifted away like clouds. Then along came today’s astute owners. Having both grown up in the town, they were familiar with the prop-

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erty. And having renovated half a dozen houses, they were fearless. The couple, a pair of high-profile professionals, had no interest in running an inn. But they were searching for an address to last a lifetime. With three children soon to fly the nest, they imagined hordes of friends and bands of relatives gathering around a gleaming holiday table or convening for endless summer hours on a porch. “We wanted a personal house family and friends could call on for small occasions or large,” says the wife. “We wanted a base our children would always want to come back to.” What better to fill that bill than a seaside haven with a reputation for making people feel welcome? Under numerous owners over the years, the house had suffered some quirky renovations. So, working with Marblehead-


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based architect Robert Zarelli, the owners made a number of dramatic moves. They gutted the building (except for one dear space with window seats and leaded windows off the living room), removed a big hunk of awkward square footage and added a grand water-facing covered porch. Awakened from its slumber, the aged house found itself in possession of everything required for a long run. The inn-vibe was banished forever with open, airy rooms focusing on the views. At the same time, the home’s venerable character was preserved with handsome paneling, coffered ceilings and moldings copied after those in the original sitting niche. The owners had a wealth of experience to draw on, but the husband, in particular, was a driving force. The stunning walnut floors September/October 2012 New England Home 135


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hand-planed for a foot-worn patina, for example, are just one of his countless ideas. Also on board was Greenwich, Connecticut, interior designer Charlotte Barnes, well known for her ability to create chic, comfort-filled decors and a whiz at interior architecture. “The scale of the rooms was large, so the challenge was to make things cozy,” she explains. That translated to a mix of modern and traditional furnishings that would live up to the room’s size, refined with Barnes’s skillful eye for layout and details. Barnes (with help from architectural planner Bettina Routh) knew exactly where to tuck a window seat, for example, as well as how to boost visual appeal wherever possible. Illustration? The rosettes she strung along the living room mantel transform the hearth. “We wanted our home to be inviting, not ostentatious,” the wife says. Certainly Barnes’s smart, up-to-date formula—myriad places to relax and converse, layers of texture and bountiful jolts of vibrant, never-jarring color—ensure that. Her passion for textiles means heaps of pretty pillows and throws of wool, cotton and silk. Take note, however: according to the owner’s wishes, nothing in the stylish environment is precious. No one ever worries about which chair to choose or where to park their drink. Even the family’s dog wanders at will. 136 New England Home September/October 2012


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A bar in the room the family calls “the boys’ room” sports the sign that hung outside the home back when it was an inn. Facing page, clockwise from top left: An eye-catching mirror gives the dining room a splash of modernity. Train-style lights illuminate the kitchen. Flower-filled containers by Marblehead garden designer Cassandra Hughes of C’est la Vie suit the surroundings perfectly.

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A pleasing mix of pillows and throws in the master suite (this page and below right) ensures lasting coziness in the master bedroom. Top right: A deep tub, soft Turkish towels and a beautiful view make the master bath a sensual delight.

Engaging surprises forever ward off stuffiness. Case in point? For the peaceful blue dining room (formerly a bedroom), Barnes chose long-wearing red leather chairs. “Red leather is classic. The color talks to the reds and oranges in the living room but without being overpowering,” she points out. Cheery pumpkin-reddish walls and striped Roman shades cook up drama in the kitchen, where Barnes cleverly doubled the thickness of the honed slate counters to better fit the scale of the space. The nearby breakfast room has a similar palette, with ocean vistas unfolding on three sides as a bonus. A former ho-hum laundry room off the first floor hall has been turned into what’s come to be known as “the 138 New England Home September/October 2012

boys’ room,” although when winter winds howl everybody congregates here. Among the accoutrements are a wealth of sports mementoes and family photos. Creature comforts in this forest-green haven range from a fully stocked bar and large TV to a huge fireplace. There’s a vintage zebra rug atop the floor and fishing spears overhead. “An owner’s collections and keepsakes give a house meaning and personality,” Barnes says. No saltwater gear for the dreamy master bedroom, however. Instead, a delicate hand-crocheted cloth made by the wife’s grandmother unfolds over a table by the window. Tiny treasures like silver rattles and baby cups roost above a snug window seat on mirrored shelves. The sun streaming in through hand-embroidered curtains illuminates a


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sybaritic scene that’s sophisticated and lighthearted—an ideal formula for a spot that promotes rejuvenation. The playful kid’s crown balanced atop a lamp (“Something I just stuck there and then we loved,” says Barnes with a laugh) is a reminder that the well-lived life includes making space and time for a bit of fun. A fireplace in the master bath is the pièce de résistance when it comes to luxury. But in addition, there’s also a deep sculptural tub, a chaise for repose and a decorative marble floor—all features that raise bathing and grooming to new levels. In the end, even without numbers on the doors, this seaside home’s appeal is five-star. The former inn is part of the family now, and will be for generations to come. • Resources For more information about this home, see page 180. September/October 2012 New England Home 139


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GRAND OPENING Removing an interior wall and eliminating a stand-alone table and chairs opened space to add the counters and cabinets the homeowners wanted to satisfy their passion for cooking. A clever island extension surrounded by wicker chairs and topped with a pretty chandelier lets the family enjoy casual dining with a sense of style. A quiet palette and fool-the-eye tricks like the tall stove backsplash and an inconspicuous hood give the low-ceilinged room the feeling of height. Photography by Eric Roth Interior design and interior architectural design: Paula Daher, Daher Interior Design 142 New England Home September/October 2012

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“This couple hosts family holidays and Sunday night football parties, which called for a large prep area and plenty of storage.” —Paula Daher

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LET THERE BE LIGHT The goal: open a small kitchen up to the living area, so a couple can keep an eye on their toddler while they cook. The result: a spacious new kitchen with a fresh, contemporary look. Stainless steel appliances, white cabinets and a glass tile backsplash reflect the light that spills in through the windows of the cozy new breakfast nook. The pretty seafoam green banquette, a color repeated in the backsplash, softens the stone and steel, creating a pleasurable tension between hard and soft, cool and warm. Photography by Michael J. Lee Interior design: Craig Tevolitz, Platemark Design Builder: Brian Long Design Renovations

“What was an awkward, circuitous series of small rooms and partial closets became a wideopen, useful living space.” —Craig Tevolitz

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SURPRISE PARTY Who would suspect this high-energy, basement-level second kitchen sits in a classic colonial-style house in the suburbs? Built for a homeowner who takes his cooking hobby seriously, the space is part laboratory, part entertainment center and all sparkle and shine with its bold red glass and Silestone surfaces and stainless-steel appliances and accents. Bamboo cabinetry and stone floors complete the contemporary picture and add a calming note. Photography by Greg Premru Interior design: Paul White and David Nault, Weena & Spook Architect: Douglas Dick, LDa Architecture & Interiors Builder: Kistler & Knapp Builders

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“Rather than remove the ceiling beams, I refinished them to reflect the secluded, woodsy location of the house.” —Jamie Nicholas

GOING WITH THE GRAIN Designer Jamie Nicholas drew inspiration from this home’s secluded, woodsy location, outfitting the kitchen in warm tones taken from nature. A matte finish lets the natural grain of the hickory floors and walnut cabinets stand out against walls painted two subtly different but equally rich shades of caramel. Stainless steel appliances (including a side-by-side refrigerator and freezer cleverly divided by a custom-designed wine column) offer a textural counterpoint, while the grays and spice hues in the granite counters provide unity. Photography by Eric Roth Interior design: Jamie Nicholas, Jamie Florence Designs Builder: Mike DeMartino, DeMartino Contracting

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A ROOM WITH A VIEW The homeowner’s desire to enjoy the view while she soaks was the starting point for the master bath in a Rhode Island house overlooking Narragansett Bay. Set in the center of the room, the bathtub faces a bank of windows. Little things matter here, like the fact that the faucet and handles are set on a long edge so as not to obstruct the view. Both tub and vanities wear verticalply bamboo panels for an interesting contrast with the horizontal honed-stone mosaic tile. For added textural interest, the tub slab and vanity tops are glossy Glassos crystallized glass. Photography by Nat Rea (left) and courtesy of Ayre Lighting Interior design: Kelly Taylor Interior Design Architect: Gregory J. Snider Architects Builder: Butera Building and Design

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“The master bath is a tranquil, soothing contrast to the bright colors that can be found throughout the rest of the house.” —Jessica Dormitzer

CURVACEOUS BEAUTY It all started with the homeowner’s wish for a bigger closet. She got that, and more, in a renovation that commandeered an adjacent bedroom to create a master suite with a decidedly luxurious feel. Stone and glass mosaic tiles in watery shades of blue-gray wrap walls that curl like a series of soft waves around the tub and shower, cresting inside the shower at a back wall and ceiling of iridescent white tile. Photography by Michael J. Lee Interior design: Jessica Dormitzer, JD Interiors Architect: D. Michael Collins Architects Builder: Twin Peaks Construction

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in hard times, when so many seem to believe good design is a luxury, not a necessity? • • • “We really felt the fallout from 2008 in 2009. There was a lag, but some of our showrooms were off 40 percent,” says Julie Rogowski, who as general manager of the Boston Design Center was one of the first responders to the housing blowout. “2010 was much the same as 2009; then 2011 was more of a roller coaster—some good months, then down again. Only now, in 2012, have showrooms become optimistic. Our VIP designers are once again doing some great projects.” Rogowski sees her marketing outreach—the steady rhythm of lectures, social media and sample sales—paying off. “It’s a matter of awareness,” she says. Though not a Julie Rogowski designer, Rogowski practices design thinking to extend that awareness. Her vision is holistic, inter-disciplinary. For example, India Hicks presented her jewelry collection at the Stark showroom last June as part of the BDC’s Seminar Series. The third child of Lady Pamela Mountbatten and the renowned interior designer David Nightingale Hicks, she would most likely agree with Rogowski’s maxim that “Design is design is design,” whether it’s jewelry or interiors. • • • Designer Richard Ott is a partner at the 25,000-square-foot DesignSourceCT showroom in Hartford, Connecticut. “For two weeks after the real estate collapse in 2008, the phone just stopped ringing,” he says. “Now the bigger jobs are coming back, whole houses, as opposed to small jobs. Still, the uncertainty of the times gives us pause. We find ourselves shying away from anything that is too edgy or too expensive.” By expensive, Ott means over-the-top, loss-of-reality expensive, because merely expensive is selling again. Ott’s living room at the 2012 Hartford Junior League Decorator Show House is worth noting as an exercise in design thinking: his deft use of a paradox to create a unique solution. Specifically, it was a matter of preserving, even enhancing, the feeling of grandeur imparted by the big-boned space while at Richard Ott the same time providing a sense of coziness and intimacy. Ott’s solution: split the living room into halves, each with its own oriental rug and one with a baby grand. Make the halves feel whole again with a faux sisal underlayment rug from Stark with bronze nail heads anchoring the entire perimeter. • • • “Our Marvin window salesman was a great source for how other firms were doing,” recalls Richard Bernhard of Bernhard & Priestley Architecture in Rockport, Maine. “During the recession it was scary. ‘So and so had nothing doing,’ he’d say ‘and there’s nothing doing with such and such either.’ The AIA


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Trade Secrets graphs showing a 40 percent drop in business could not have been more succinct.” Bernhard says he and his partner, John Priestley, adapted well to the downturn for two reasons. First, instead of cutting back, they did the counterintuitive thing, laying out the money for better photography, web design, print advertising and entering competitions. Second, before the firm was big enough even to afford a bookkeeper, they disciplined themselves to put 10 percent aside to ensure against layoffs. They knew far in advance that the creative economy was inherently unstable and that their team would always be their greatest asset. • • • “When the economy dipped, people would say things like, ‘Let’s just concentrate on the family room, rather than the whole house,” recalls interior designer Jocelyn Chiappone. Formerly of Lou Lou’s Decor in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, Chiappone launched her own studio this summer in nearby North Kingstown. At her new company, called design digs, she says, “Instead of five large projects, I find myself working on twenty smaller Jocelyn Chiappone ones.” Smaller projects don’t mean less service, she notes. “You never know—someone may come in who just wants a chair reupholstered, and the next day you are doing their whole house.” • • • Design thinking embraces the creative past as well as future. Take Lee Harrington, who has been with Gary McBournie studio on Newbury Street in Boston for the last twenty years. While visiting her father, Amos Morrill, recently in Antigua, where she was born and raised, Harrington discovered an old black leather portfolio stashed in his loft. Inside its bindings she found Morrill’s original sketches for clothing fabrics. She recalled sitting on the docks, waiting for the cargo ships from England bearing the sea island cotton he had designed, the whimsical, Caribbeaninflected stripes that made his work a 1960s phenomenon. Harrington put together some partners and launched her Antilles Collection, a bold, graphic reinterpretation of the original sketches, now available to the trade through Gary McBournie Home. • • • Pride in design and workmanship buoys September/October 2012 New England Home 159


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Trade Secrets creative souls in the choppiest of waters. Pride shared over generations is increasingly rare, but it happens, and when it does its luster glows in the dark. Modern Design + Construction in Providence is a much celebrated example of this multi-generational dynamic, going back eighty years to the repeal of Prohibition. New England had been bottled up for too long. Bold design thinking was a priority: new bars, hotels and retail stores were in demand. Modern’s founder, Pat DeChiara, stepped in to offer what is now thought of as design/build: one plan, one responsibility and one price; less waste, fewer change-orders and, of course, no under-bidding. This master builder concept opened the way for greater creativity. DeChiara’s grandson Ned Capozzi has since re-focused the company on high-end residential and corporate projects: townhouses in Boston, Shingle-style homes in Newport, high-rises in New York City, fitted cabinetry and hand-joinery in the White House. “We’ve had many rainy days the past few years,” says Capozzi, “but no rainy decades. We do not borrow. This is still a family business. We take care of it and it takes care of us.” • • • Whether or not one believes in the integrated design/build approach, one imperative emerging from the recession is a need to network design itself into the general culture. With apologies to John Donne, no architect or interior designer can afford to be an island. Tracy Swyst is the director of operations at the Design Industries Group of Massachusetts. One of her biggest challenges is overcoming the isolated nature of the design school and advocating for the advantages of interconnection and cross-fertilization with other Tracy Swyst types of schools. “It would be better for students overall,” Swyst says. “Design students could get some business education at Babson, for example; learn to read a spreadsheet. Likewise, business students could take art at Mass Art.” • • • Such cross-fertilization may pay off for the general public as well. With greater exposure, the perception of architects and designers as rarified and inessential may finally be laid to rest. Rather than seeing architects as protectors of over-budget September/October 2012 New England Home 161


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Trade Secrets grand visions and interior designers as deciders of what is gauche and what is not, society may come to value design and design thinking for all its problemsolving potential. In which case, staying afloat and prospering in the next downturn should be a little less challenging for those in the profession. • Keep in Touch Help us keep our fingers on the pulse of New England’s design community. Send your news to lpostel@nehomemag.com.

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Design Life Out and about in celebration of design and architecture in New England SUMMER PARTIES TOOK US ALL OVER NEW ENGLAND. MUSIC

filled the evening air as guests mingled over hors d’oeuvres and desserts at a celebration of William Morris hosted by ELLEN’S INTERIORS at their New London, New Hampshire, design center and showroom. Networking took a fun new tack when IFDA NEW ENGLAND AND ASID NEW ENGLAND got together for a cruise on the Charles River, enjoying cocktails and hors d’oeuvres while taking in a pretty summer sunset. The Newport Historical Society’s sixth annual NEWPORT ANTIQUES SHOW brought more than forty dealers and legions of lovers of fine antiques to the stately grounds of St. George’s School. The event’s annual gala raises money for the Newport HistoriShould cal Society and the Boys and Girls your party be here? Send photographs Clubs of Newport County. or high-resolution images, Designer Leslie Fine was the with information about the guest of honor at POGGENevent and the people in the photos, to New England Home, POHL’s Boston showroom for an 530 Harrison Ave., Suite 302, evening celebrating the launch of Boston, MA 02118, or e-mail Fine’s new website and blog. images and information to pbodah@nehome The party lasted three weeks at mag.com. TASTE DESIGN in Jamestown, Rhode Island, where designer Patti Watson held open houses on three consecutive Thursdays to celebrate the expansion of her office and studio. The lovely Kenneth Roberts Estate in Kennebunkport, Maine, was the site for this year’s KENNEBUNKPORT DESIGNER SHOW HOUSE, the annual fundraiser for the Kennebunkport Historical Society. Back in Boston, we helped celebrate the opening of the new KNOLL showroom, located in the heart of the up-andcoming Innovation District on the South Boston waterfront.

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Nineteenth-Century Chinese Cabinet “I love Asian furniture; its clean lines are timeless and mix well with any decor. I also love the rich, warm browns of the piece and the hardware, simple yet elegant.” SEN’S ANTIQUES THROUGH M-GEOUGH, BOSTON DESIGN CENTER, (617) 451-1412, WWW.M-GEOUGH.COM

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Manfred Console by Promemoria “I love the unexpected use of material in this console. With its floating wood top, in a combo of plain sliced and quarter-sawn veneer, suspended over the brushed finish metal base, this console would look great against a wall or freestanding as a sculptural piece in the room.” SHOWROOM, BOSTON, (617) 482-4804, WWW.SHOWROOMBOSTON.COM

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Florentine Chest “A beautiful chest with timeless details, like this one from Modern History, acts as an anchor and creates great impact as well as a setting for compelling accessories.” GRAND RAPIDS FURNITURE, BOSTON DESIGN CENTER, (617) 345-0911, WWW.GRANDRAPIDSFURNITURE.NET

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Antique Jardinières “I love these antique mahogany jardinières. They’re big (thirty-three inches tall) and bold, yet their curves keep them elegant, and so warm with the wood finish.” TRIANON ANTIQUES, BOSTON DESIGN CENTER, (617) 443-1020, WWW.TRIANONANTIQUES.COM

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Holly Hunt’s Narcissist Mirror “A simple design, but the subtle hint of bronze around the edge adds sophistication to this mirror. The understated lacquer frame balances the hardness of the bronze detail. It is anything but ordinary.” WEBSTER & COMPANY, BOSTON DESIGN CENTER, (617) 2619660, WWW.WEBSTERCOMPANY.COM

The foyer offers the first clue about a homeowner’s style sense, notes Judd Brown. In several classic Tudor-style houses he’s designed recently, he has set the tone with a blend of new and old. “Today’s homeowner wants to connect with timeless components of the past, but isn’t looking to live in a museum,” he says. PAWTUCKET, R.I., (401) 721-0977, WWW.JBD.CC 170 New England Home September/October 2012


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Carini Lang Aquarium Silver Area Rug “The depth of tone-on-tone color and abstract pattern of this silk rug are what make it a spectacular piece for any foyer. The softness of an area rug helps add an inviting feel.” STEVEN KING, BOSTON DESIGN CENTER, (617) 426-3302, WWW.STEVENKINGINC.COM

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Antique Persian Tabriz “Despite its age (circa 1925) this rug, with its unusual ivory field and irresistible light blue border, is right on the money for today’s interiors. I love the scale of the floral elements, and the visible wear adds to the rug’s charm.” LANDRY AND ARCARI, BOSTON, (617) 399-6500, AND SALEM, MASS., (978) 744-5909, WWW.LANDRYANDARCARI.COM

Patricia Finn asks herself plenty of questions as she designs an interior, but the most important one is: “Does it reflect and contribute to the harmony of the people who will occupy the space . . . for a moment . . . or a lifetime?” That, of course, is her ultimate objective. FINN-MARTENS DESIGN, BEVERLY, MASS., (978) 927-9959, WWW.FINN-MARTENSDESIGN.COM

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Georgian Hurricane “A wall sconce adds interest, and this one, from Visual Comfort, would complement most any design. A sconce provides both accent lighting and a point of interest. This one would be attractive in a pair, flanking a mirror.” LUCIA LIGHTING & DESIGN, LYNN, MASS., (781) 595-0026, WWW.LUCIALIGHTING.COM

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Adirondack Sconce “This sconce from Troy Lighting has beautiful proportions, and the finish is so elegant it would complement a number of styles.” LIGHTING BY THE SEA, HAMPTON FALLS, N.H., (603) 601-7354, WWW.LIGHTINGBYTHESEA.COM

Among Meichi Peng’s many accolades is being named one of New England Home’s 5 Under 40 winners in 2010. She has designed some of the Boston area’s most modern spaces, including a South End loft and luxury penthouse with panoramic city views. 174 New England Home September/October 2012

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1 Bronze Metal Rhode Island–based Edgar Berebi Master Atelier is known for the beautifully crafted detail in his work. The designer’s new line of bronze doorknobs, now available at Klaff’s, is no exception. NORWALK, CONN., (203) 8661603, WWW.KLAFFS.COM

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Resources A guide to the products and professionals in this issue’s featured homes

ROOMS WE LOVE PAGES 52, 54 Page 52: Interior designers: A. and D., Gerald Pomeroy, Gerald Pomeroy Design Group, Boston, (617) 227-6696, www.geraldpomeroy designgroup.com; B. Anne Cowenhoven, Accent & Design, York, Maine, (207) 363-7949, www.accentdesignmaine.com; C. Patricia Finn, Finn-Martens Design, Beverly Farms, Mass., (978) 927-9959, www.finn-martensdesign.com. Page 54: Interior designers: A. Frank Hodge, F.D. Hodge Interiors, Boston, (617) 267-8103, www.fdhodgeinteriors.com; B. Deborah Gott and Melissa Debbs McDougald, Interiors with Provenance, Biddeford, Maine, (978) 388-2732, (978) 387-3502, www.interiorswithprovenance .com; C. Nicki Bongiorno, Megan Dunn and Rachel Douglas, Spaces Kennebunkport, Kennebunkport, Maine, (207) 967-0040, www .spaceskennebunkport.com; D. Jerry Rippetoe and Tony Sienicki, TJs at the Sign of the Goose, Cape Neddick, Maine, (207) 363-5673, www.tjs goose.com; E. Paula Robinson Rossouw, Paula Robinson Design Group, Kennebunkport, Maine, (207) 967-6043, www.paula-robinson.com.

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Architect: Lynn Hopkins, Lexington, Mass., (781) 863-2585, www.lhopkinsarch.com Interior architecture and design: Cheryl and Jeffrey Katz, C & J Katz Studio, South Boston, (617) 464-0330, www.candjkatz.com Builder: Payne/Bouchier, Boston, (617) 4454323, www.paynebouchier.com Pages 102–103: Leather chairs and sofa from Poltrona Frau, www.poltronafrau.it; rugs from Claremont Rug Company, www.claremontrug .com. Pages 104–105: Rug from Claremont Rug Company, hand-wrought chandelier from Roman Thomas, www.romanthomas.com; antique pottery mixed with Joan Lederman pottery, www.thesoftearth.com. Page 106–107: Refrigerator, freezer and wine storage by Viking, www.vikingrange.com; range by Wolf, www.subzero-wolf.com; round lights from Urban Archaeology, www.urban archaeology.com.

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RIPPLE EFFECT PAGES 112–119 Architect: Pamela Sandler, Stockbridge, Mass., (413) 298-4227, www.sandleraia.com Interior designer: Elena Letteron, Germain, Great Barrington, Mass., (413) 644-8868, www .germain-store.com Builder: Carl Audia Construction Services, Becket, Mass., (413) 623-2322, www.carlaudia .com Landscape designer: Tomich Landscape Design, Sheffield, Mass., (413) 229-2945, www.tomichlandscapedesign.com Interior millwork: New England Modern, Southfield, Mass., (413) 229-2656, www.new englandmodern.com


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Upholstery and curtain fabricator: M Designs, Sheffield, Mass., (413) 229-0404 Pages 112–113: Sofas by Lee Industries from Paul Rich & Sons Home Furnishings, www.paul rich.com; custom coffee table designed by Elena Letteron, fabricated by New England Modern; orange chairs from Design Within Reach, www.dwr.com; ikat chair from Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, www.mgbwhome.com. Page 114–115: Outdoor furniture from Crate & Barrel, www.crateandbarrel.com; antler chandelier from Design Within Reach; wing chairs from Ethan Allen, www.ethanallen.com; dining table designed by Elena Letteron, fabricated by New England Modern; dining chairs from Industry West, www.industrywest.com; coffee table from West Elm, www.westelm.com. Page 116: Bertoia bar stools from Design Within Reach; backsplash tile from Waterworks, www.waterworks.com. Page 117: Daybed from Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams; floor lamp from Go Home Ltd., www .gohomeltd.com; work station designed by Elena Letteron, fabricated by Jed Fink Builders, www.finkbuilders.com; chairs from Sit Down New York, www.sitdownny.com. Page 118: Bed from Room and Board, www .roomandboard.com; bench by Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams; dresser from Roberta Roller Rabbit, http://robertafreymann.com; rug from Steven King, www.stevenkinginc.com. Page 119: Master bath tile from Artistic Tile, www.artistictile.com; bunk beds designed by Elena Letteron, fabricated by New England Modern; bedding by Pine Cone Hill, www.pine conehill.com.

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THEATRICAL SWEEP PAGES 122–129 Architect: Doreve Nicholaeff, Osterville, Mass., (508) 420-5298, www.nicholaeff.com Interior designer: Karen Quinn, West Cornwall, Conn., (732) 616-5867 Landscape architect: Landworks Studio, Boston, (617) 426-3030, www.landworks-studio.com Builders: C.H. Newton Builders, West Falmouth, Mass., (508) 548-1353, www.chnewton.com, and Sea-Dar Construction, Boston, (617) 4230870, www.seadar.com Cabinetry and casework: Herrick & White, Cumberland, R.I., (401) 658-0440, www .herrick-white.com, and Bulthaup, Boston, (617) 830-2345, www.bulthaup.com Lighting designer: Langlais Group, South Windsor, Conn., (860) 648-2372, www.langlais group.com Audio/video installation: Randall Audio Video, Plantsville, Conn., (860) 621-4202, www .randallav.com Masonry and plant installation: Earth and Stone, Harwich, Mass., (774) 237-7380, www.earthand stonecapecod.com Custom windows: Tischler und Sohn, Stamford, Conn., (800) 282-9911, www.tischler windows.com Pages 122–123: Super White wall color by Benjamin Moore, www.benjaminmoore.com; rug from Colony Rug, www.colonyrug.com; sideboard from Bulthaup; sofa and coffee table

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Resources from Ligne Roset, www.lignerosetboston.com; sofa pillows from Midsummer Nights, www.mid summernightschatham.com. Page 124: Sail Cloth trim color by Benjamin Moore; outdoor furniture from JANUS et Cie, www.janusetcie.com; railings from Cape Cod Fabrications, www.capecodfabrications.com; ipe deck flooring from New England Building Supply, www.nebldgsupply.com. Page 125: Art above fireplace from Studio 534, www.s5boston.com. Pages 126–127: Kitchen cabinets and appliances from Bulthaup; white bowl and vase from Mark August, www.markaugust.com. Page 128–129: Child’s bed from Ligne Roset; master bedroom chair and bedding from Ligne Roset; lighting from Y Lighting, www .ylighting.com; curtain fabric from F. Schumacher, www.fschumacher.com; swimming pool built by Doherty Pool & Spa, www .dohertypoolandspa.com.

WECOME HOME PAGES 132–139 Architect: Robert Zarelli, Marblehead, Mass., (781) 631-5593, www.robertzarelli.com Interior designer: Charlotte Barnes, Charlotte Barnes Interior Design & Decoration, Greenwich, Conn., (203) 622-6953, www .charlottebarnes.com Builders: Groom Construction, Salem, Mass., (781) 592-3135, www.groomco.com, and BCA Builders, Marblehead, Mass., (781) 639-2218, www.facebook.com/bcabuilders Landscape architect: Hawk Design Landscape Architecture and Land Planning, Sagamore, Mass., (774) 413-9480, www.hawkdesigninc.com Garden designer: Cassandra Hughes, C’est la Vie, Marblehead, Mass., (781) 639-2468 Page 132: Pool by Custom Quality Pools, www.customqualitypools.com. Pages 133–135: Custom coffee table and sofa by Charlotte Barnes Interior Design & Decoration, with fabric by Cowtan & Tout, www .cowtan.com; throw pillows from Robert Kime, www.robertkime.com; glazed linen pillows from Rogers & Goffigon, Greenwich, Conn., (203) 532-8068; olive green pillows, club chairs and throw from Comina, www.comina.com; chair fabric from Rogers & Goffigon; blue painted antique stool from BK Antiques, www.bk antiques.com; leaf-pattern lounge chair by Greg Jordan for Scalamandré, www .scalamandre.com; table skirt from William Morris, www.william-morris.com; twisted wood standing lamps from C’est la Vie; painting above fireplace by Ray Ellis, www.rayellis.com; staircase millwork, Blue Anchor Woodworks, Marblehead, Mass., (781) 631-2390; alcove pillows from Quadrille, www.quadrillefabrics.com, and John Robshaw Textiles, www.johnrobshaw .com; sconces by Vaughan Designs, www .vaughandesigns.com. Page 136: Outdoor furniture from Restoration Hardware, www.restorationhardware.com; sofa throw and yellow pillow on club chair from Comina; area rug from C’est la Vie; dining room floor mat from Turabian & Sariyan, www .turabianandsariyan.com; red leather on seats 182 New England Home September/October 2012


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from Edelman Leather, www.edelmanleather .com; kitchen lighting from Ann-Morris Antiques, www.annmorrisantiques.com. Page 137: Custom club chair from Charlotte Barnes Interior Design & Decoration; fabrics by Quadrille and Ralph Lauren Home, www.ralph laurenhome.com. Pages 138–139: Hand-embroidered bed skirt and curtains from Chelsea Textiles, www .chelseatextiles.com; antique linen coverlet form Christine D’Anjou, Marblehead, Mass., (781) 631-2211; throw blankets on window seat and ottoman from MacKimmie Co, Marblehead, Mass., (781) 631-1080; throw pillow on club chair from Comina, photography on wall by Tamara Bahry Paterson, www.tamarabahry paterson.com, from Julie Reid Works of Art, Greenwich, Conn., (203) 536-2576; Turkish bath towels, throw blanket and pillow from MacKimmie Co.

SPECIAL FOCUS: KITCHEN AND BATH DESIGN PAGES 142–143 Interior designer: Paula Daher, Daher Interior Design, Boston, (617) 236-0355, www.daher interiordesign.com Pages 144–145 Interior designer: Craig Tevolitz, Platemark, Boston, (617) 487-4475, www.platemarkdesign .com Builder: Brian Long Design Renovations, Melrose, Mass., (617) 645-2406 Pages 146–147 Interior designers: Paul White and David Nault, Weena & Spook, Boston, (617) 268-6968, www .weenaandspook.com Architect: Douglas Dick, LDa Architecture & Interiors, Cambridge, Mass., (617) 621-1455, www.lda-architects.com Builder: Kistler & Knapp Builders, Acton, Mass., (978) 635-9700, www.kistlerandknapp.com Pages 148–149 Interior designer: Jamie Nicholas, Jamie Florence Designs, Reading, Mass., (617) 780-0467, www.jamieflorence.com Builder: Mike DeMartino, DeMartino Contracting, Arlington, Mass., (508) 208-6778, http:// demartinocontracting.com Pages 150–151 Interior designer: Kelly Taylor, Kelly Taylor Interior Design, Providence, R.I., (401) 437-6363, www.ktid.net Architect: Gregory J. Snider, Gregory J. Snider Architects, Providence, R.I., (401) 421-3130, www.sniderarchitects.com

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A.J. Rose Carpets 100 ArchitectureBoston Expo 173 Ardente Supply Company 76 Authentic Designs 163 Babycakes and Confections 154 Back Bay Shutter Co., Inc. 91 BayPoint Builders 89 Belgard inside back cover Bensonwood Homes 10 Boston Architectural College 165 Boston Art, Inc. 159 Boston Craftsmen Corporation 20 Boston Design Center 13 California Closets 29 Catalano Architects, Inc. 1 Circle Furniture 154 Citizen’s Bank 186 Clarke Distributors 58–59 Classic Kitchens & Interiors 77 Coldwell Banker Previews International 184–185

Cornice Realty 190 Cosentino North America 60–61, 141 The Cottage 161 Crown Point Cabinetry 78 Cumar, Inc. 8 Cutting Edge Systems 80 Dan Davis Custom Building & Remodeling 162

Hope’s Windows 15

Sanford Custom Homes 158

Howell Custom Building Group 51

Sea-Dar Construction 18

Hudson 99

Shafer O’Neil Interior Design 19

Huth Architects 31

Sir Grout of Greater Boston 155

Hutker Architects 37

Snow and Jones 85

Installations Plus, Inc. 64–65

Splash Kitchen and Bath Showroom 163

Island Realty 188 J & K Cabinets 157 J Barrett & Company Real Estate 189 J. Todd Galleries 43

Sudbury Design Group 6–7 Surroundings 42 Susan Dearborn Interiors 131 Susan Shulman Interiors 27

Jeff Soderbergh Custom Made Sustainable Furnishings 49

Taste Design, Inc. 181

JW Construction, Inc. 4–5

Thos. Moser Cabinetmakers 183

Kitchen Views 66–67

Thoughtforms 45

Kristen Rivoli Interior Design 33

TMS Architects 25

LaBarge Custom Home Building 36

Tony Cappoli Interiors 41

Landry & Arcari 83

Toto 72–73

LDa Architecture & Interiors 97

Tree’s Place 35

League of N.H. Craftsmen 181

United Marble Fabricators 74–75

Leslie Fine Interiors, Inc. 2–3

Upstate Door 165

Lewis Interiors 110

Vermont Verde Antique Marble Co. 182

Longwood Events 120, 130, 140, 178 Lynn Creighton Realtor 188 Marble and Granite, Inc. 55 Martha’s Vineyard Interior Design 182 Marvin Windows 9 The Masiello Group 188 McDougal Architects 169 Meredith Bohn Interior Design 171 Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams 11

Davis Frame Company 155

Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival 177

Decorating Den Interiors 162

Northern Lights Landscape 56

digs design co. 169

Ogunquit Playhouse 179

Dover Rug 44

Patrick Ahearn Architect, LLC 121

Dream Kitchens 62–63

Payne/Bouchier 17

Duffy Design Group 53

Peabody Supply Company 68–69

Eco Modern Design 79

Pellettieri Associates, Inc. 47

Ellis Boston Antiques Show 175

Pressley Associates inside front cover

FBN Construction Co., Inc. back cover

Prospect Hill Antiques 111

Ferguson 32

Prudential Connecticut Realty 188

First Rugs, Inc. 39

RiverBend & Company 70–71, 158

Furniture Consignment.com 171

The Romo Group 93

The Furniture Project 167

Salem Plumbing Supply Designer Bath 160

The Granite Group 50

Sally Weston Associates 21

Viola Associates, Inc. 167 Walker Interiors 167 Walter Jacobs Architects 38 Wayne Towle Master Finishing & Restoration 87

West Barnstable Tables 160 Weston Carpet & Rugs 157 William Raveis Real Estate 187 Windover 22 Wise Living for Penquin Hall 190 Woodmeister Master Builders 95 Zen Associates 101 New England Home, September/October 2012, Volume 8, Number 1 © 2012 by Network Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. Permission to reprint or quote excerpts granted by written request only. New England Home (USPS 024-096) is published 6 times a year (JAN, MAR, MAY, JULY, SEP, NOV) by Network Communications, Inc., 2 Sun Court NW, Suite 300, Norcross, GA 30092 (678) 3469300. Periodical postage paid at Norcross, GA, and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to New England Home, PO Box 9002, Maple Shade, NJ 08052-9652. For change of address include old address as well as new address with both zip codes. Allow four to six weeks for change of address to become effective. Please include current mailing label when writing about your subscription. September/October 2012 New England Home 191


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WHEN I EMBARK ON the design of an entirely new piece of work that is not for a client, I like to leave the design criteria rather loose to see what I can come up with. I usually start with a burst of frenetic sketching, during which I am on a kind of creative high. As I sketch I think about shapes, materials and manufacturing processes. My ideas are very non-linear—I make many false starts, jump from one idea to the next and then circle back again. It is a process that requires me to relax and trust that eventually I will get somewhere. When I finally have an idea that I feel is worthwhile (and potentially executable), the development becomes more linear and leftbrained. I do rough construction sketches to help me figure out how to build the object. I use the computer to refine shapes and make templates, and I spend hours on the phone sourcing materials. I then jump to making models, and finally to the creation of a prototype using actual materials. The sketches shown here eventually resulted in a chandelier made of Douglas fir “crystals” hung from a blackened steel frame. It was inspired by the rustic elegance of the many old barns that dot the Maine landscape. JULIE MORRINGELLO, MODERNMAINE, STONINGTON, MAINE, (207) 367-0958, WWW.MODERNMAINE.COM

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