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New England

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Winter 2011


ELIZABETH WERTZ PHOTOGRAPHY

In this issue ... Yvonne Blacker editor/creative director of New England Finery www.yvonneblacker.com designvignettes.blogspot.com

Our winter issue of New England Finery is a visual feast of welcoming images that speak to the art of entertaining, opening up our homes, and inviting others in. And if gift giving is a part of your gratitude, there are ideas on where to shop and what to consider when expressing that you care. By decorating our home’s interiors, offering a place for guests to rest, and incorporating an element of surprise into our everyday lives, we are somehow able to forget that just outside our windows there is a winter chill in the air. I invite you to look to these pages for inspiration that speaks to slowing down and enjoying the presence of others in the comfort of home. Wishing you a season of peace and joy.

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Mary O’Neill Interior Design

ACORN INTERIORS:

custom design showroom and more!

Drapery workroom on location for custom draperiers, bedding, and reupholstery Fabric, trim, drapery hardware, blinds and shutters Design services are available

10 Essex Street, Andover MA 01810 978.273.9717 acorninteriors@comcast.net www.acorninteriorsdesigncenter.com www.facebook.com/acorninteriors


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Winter 2011

TABLE OF CONTENTS

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2 In this Issue: Editor’s Letter

32 – 39 Editor’s Picks: Giving Gifts

5 Contributors

42– 43 New Engand Finery Antique Show Field Trip

8 –15 Holiday House Tour Concord, MA

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46 – 47 New England Fine Living: Best of North Shore

16 – 23 Patterns with Punch: Designers Mix it Up On our cover ... 24 – 29 Company’s Coming: Holiday Entertaining

30– 31 Confection Cake 12

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Brenda Adams dining room designed by Darlene Gentle of Turtle Bay Interiors, Cambridge, MA photographed by Michael J. Lee Opposite page ... watercolor by Yvonne Blacker


Michael J. Lee Photography Greg Premru Photography

Eric Roth Photography Photography by Corinna Spinale

Samantha Paige Photography Nat Rea Photography

A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS


SoWa Vintage Market sm is open during The SoWa Artist’s Guild First Fridays Open Studios. SoWa Vintage is a weekly antiques + vintage market: like a mini Brimfield happening in Boston every week + on the First Friday evening of each month. First Fridays at SoWa Vintage Marketsm is a great time to check out the galleries AND SoWa Vintage. It’s a festive evening held the First Friday of each month. Parking is $5, admission is free. Refreshments are served. SoWa Vintage Marketsm is open every Sunday 10am - 4pm (closed on New Year’s Day). 25 dealers in all things vintage + cool for home, garden + wardrobe styling. SoWa Vintage Marketsm Sundays 10am-4pm + First Fridays 5pm-9pm Boston’s weekly antiques + vintage market + fashion + furnishings + decor + design in Boston’s South End


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Holiday House Tour TO B E N E F I T T H E C O N C O R D M U S E U M Saturday, December 3, 2 011 Area designers decked the halls of charming homes located in historic Concord, Massachusetts { p ho t o e s s a y by y vo n n e b l a cke r }


lauren huyett judy blaikie lane

DESIGNER: FLORIST:

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hilary bovey


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kate mccusker


katie rosenfeld DESIGNER: rachel reider

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kristen rivoli

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ABOVE:

LEFT:

stone cottage built by cyrus pierce in 1850 DESIGNER: katie mccusker new construction federal revival home DESIGNER: hope beckman


PAT T E R N S with P U N C H fabrics this page: Calico Corners top to bottom clockwise ... 1. Khandar in Jewel 2. Medina in Jasper from Iman Home Fabrics 3. Zulaika in Tourmaline from Iman Home Fabrics {click on each gift for ordering info}


Mix ’em up! Pair citrus stripes with graphic prints on a bright solid background for designer punch.

photo credit: greg premru

The holiday season encourages us to confidently fill our homes with a mix of pretty papers and joyful patterns. Why not continue to surround ourselves with the same artful combinations throughout the year? Designers present their plays on pattern. above: room by interior designer Kristen Rivoli www.rivoliinteriordesign.com

photo credit: yvonne blacker

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DESIGNER ... Rachel Reider For my clients that are afraid of using color and pattern but would like to incorporate some into their home, I suggest starting small with accents – a few pillows, a piece of artwork or a small upholstered piece. It feels like less of a risk to them and they can easily be swapped out. In general I tend to upholster larger pieces in more neutral fabrics and save the strong pops of color and pattern for accent pieces. This also allows you the flexibility to easily change up your color scheme without starting from scratch! www.rachelreider.com

photo credit: nat rea


DESIGNER ... Darlene A. Gentle of Turtle Bay Interiors Using multiple patterns provides a complex and often rich tapestry-like aesthetic effect. It can solve design dilemmas, too, as in the case of this room. This dining room serves as the central axis point for all other rooms, therefore it was a deliberate choice to have a darker pattern on the floor that is more forgiving to this refined, yet heavily trafficked area. www.turtlebayinteriors.com HOMEOWNER ... graphic designer Brenda Adams As a graphic designer the play of patterns and textures against each other has always held a special fascination for me. I especially love the wallpapers that were designed in the early 18th and 19th centuries. The animal print rug against the Scalamandre wallpaper was an exceptionally brilliant choice. The two fabric chairs accent and ground the whole look. My dining room is a joy to come home to every day! www.adamsdesignboston.com

Carpet: Stark Carpet “Animal Axminster” Wallcovering: Scalamandre “Chinoise Exotique” Dining chairs: Louis J. Solomon Chair back fabric: Scalamandre “Shirred Stripe”

photo credit: michael j. lee

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photo credit: michael j. lee

DESIGNERS ... Katie Rosenfeld & Rachel Reider { read about the design of this space by clicking here }

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Company’ s Coming ... When decorating for the holidays I think there should be a celebratory mood – elegant, joyful and sparkly with lots and lots of natural greenery. I feel you should follow the palette of the home. In the case of this beautiful Beacon Hill home, we were all about sea foam, beige and azure. So of course, we ran with orchids, paper whites, white amaryllis, cream tea roses and lots of magnolia coupled with cream ware and mercury glass. Very festive and elegant and perfect to take you through the holiday season. – Gerald Pomeroy Interior design: Gerald Pomeroy Design Group Flower arrangements: New Leaf Flores of Jamaica Plain Photography: Eric Roth Photography


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Holiday Confection Cake


Need a dessert that will make an impression but don’t have a lot of time to spare? Try this easy to “make” Holiday Confection Cake. Ingredients: one angel food cake one container of whipped topping package of gingerbread cookies package of spearmint leaves candy package of red gum drops package of mini marshmallows package of frozen strawberries container of chocolate syrup pair of candy canes Frost cake with whipped topping and then embellish with mini marshmallows, spearmint leaves, red gumdrops, candy canes and gingerbread cookies. Puree thawed strawberries in a blender. Serve sliced cake on pool of strawberry sauce. Drizzle chocolate sauce across the top. Adorn plate with gingerbread cookie and candies. photos and recipe: yvonne blacker

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12 Days of Christmas Wine Glasses $250.00 www.nicolebiancadesign.com • Special edition set available at New England Fine Living in Middleton, MA • For custom orders contact nicole@nicolebiancadesign.com

EDITORS PICKS F Whether shopping for the holidays or every day gift giving, vendors on Etsy always have a unique selection of items to choose from ...

Traditional Judaica ... Etsy shop: artnharmony58 Original cast bronze Chanukah Menorah handmade by Israeli artist Shaul Baz $99.00 plus shipping from Jerusalem

Host worthy ... Etsy shop: Itty Bitty Bag Burlap Wine Bag made by Jen St. Jean $8.50 each plus shipping

Celebrate with champagne ... Etsy shop: Liliana Designs Champagne Bubbles Sea Glass Jewelry Designer Susan Wilson of Scituate, MA Pendant $48.00 each plus shipping


OR GIFT GIVING For the collector ... Etsy shop: DownEastAttic Vintage Bell & Howell 16 mm Movie Film Camera SOLD but check out this shop for more vintage treasures

Something personal ... Uplifting literature ... Etsy shop: countrysidepeddler Vintage 1920’s Children’s book: The Magic Umbrella by David Cory $14.00 plus shipping

Etsy shop: Emmetswyfe Antiques Vintage handkerchief with S monogram $24.00 plus shipping

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Holiday Portraits PHOTOGRAPHY BY CORINNA BY APPOINTMENT

GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE!

SPECIALIZING IN PORTRAITS OF ANIMALS AND CHILDREN SINCE 1995 IN-STUDIO / ON LOCATION 781-477-9903 451 BROADWAY, LYNNFIELD (LOCATED ON THE CORNER OF RT 1 AND RT 129)


photos this page: Photography by Corinna

Find holiday treats for pets at Penelope’s Pet Boutique located in Salem, MA penelopespetboutique.com

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Present your guests with a custom sweet table designed by Maria Rago Cohan of Rago Events, Massachusetts www.ragoevents.com

photos this page: Samantha Paige Photography

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photos courtesy Sharyn Fireman

Brilliant designer-bling from SHARYN & CO ... After retiring to Miami Beach in 2001, Sharyn Fireman and her “beau,” Murton Sudalter, both well known to the fashion industry in Boston, took up beading as a hobby. It wasn’t long before these two celebrated creative minds moved their skills to the world of gemstones. Working diligently with geologists in New York and Miami, custom stones like barrel-cut topaz, reticulated quartz, chunks of citrine, and amethyst roundels, were coaxed into unique neck pieces. Discovered by a representative from LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moet Henessey), a private Sharyn & Co Boutique was created for luxury cruise ships with world wide exposure. Sharyn and Murton sail the seas three to four times a year throughout the Caribbean and the Mediterranean. The jewelry is ever changing for each adventure. Sharyn & Co has been presented at NYC Fashion Week for the fall and spring collections and at a Boston Fashion Week trunk show held recently at Hotel Chocolat. The company is now creating fabulous gemstone charms for fun: sapphire skulls, diamond fish, and ruby turtles in bead form now hang from sterling silver chains as monikers to modern art.

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Need last minute gifts? There is something for everyone at Mason & Madison gift shop in Middleton, Massachusetts. www.masonandmadison.com


Gifts with style photos this page and opposite: Samantha Paige Photography

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< Autumn 2011 cover featuring F.D. Hodge Interiors shot by Michael J. Lee Photography

*table from The Queenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Vault > Click here to read about this space designed by New England Finery Magazine for the October Boston Antiques & Design Show & Sale finery 42

FIELD TRIP

New England Finery


Thymes Remembered Antiques, Alstead NH

Marvin Wies Antiques, Baltimore MD

Redinger’s, Litchfield CT

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Laura Thomson Designs: centerpiece www.designing44.blogspot.com

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Peterson Party Center: chairs, place settings www.ppcinc.com

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The Queen’s Vault: antiques {click here for online listing}

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First Oriental Rugs: carpet www.firstrugs.com

Next Boston Antiques & Design Show & Sale January 21- 22, 2012 at Shriner’s Auditorium Wilmington, MA www.neantiqueshows.com Robin Jenkins Antiques & Epilogues, Bristol RI


Acton â&#x20AC;˘ Danvers www.firstrugs.com


New England Fine Living 10 6 S o u t h M a i n S t r e e t , M i d d l e t o n , M a s s a c h u s e t t s

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The Fine Living Muse

Congratulations, Linda! New England Fine Living recently received the 2011 Best of North Shore Readerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Choice award for Furniture offerings from North Shore Magazine and store owner, Linda Smith, won an award for best Visual Display from the Retailers Association of Massachusetts!

Open to the trade and by appointment. We would love to meet with you for an in store design consultation, prop rental, or to discuss working together on your next interior design, decorating, or party planning project. Please call first to schedule an appointment.


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The Write Expression CUSTOM DESIGNED INVITATIONS AT NEW ENGLAND FINE LIVING 10 6 S O U T H M A I N S T R E E T MIDDLETON, MASSACHUSETTS PHONE 978.777.8535 W W W. W R I T E E X P R E S S I O N M I D D L E T O N . C O M


Happy holidays and best wishes for the new year from New England Finery Magazine this page: eric roth photo, gerald pomeroy design group, new leaf flores

New England Finery Magazine Winter 2011  

Setting the table, holiday decorating and patterns with punch

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