New England Home November - December 2016

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Suburban style

On The Bright Side

A home outside Boston goes from beige to bold with whimsical art, modern patterns, and feel-good design for the whole family. ///////////

Text by Julie Dugdale Photography by Michael J. Lee


he has modern West Coast sensibilities. He’s a farm guy who loves nature. When a new job prompted a move from their home in rural Rhode Island to the Boston suburb of Sharon, the first order of business was transforming the 5,800-squarefoot house into a space that suited both their styles. “The two of them had such

different ideas,” says designer Shari ­Pellows about her clients. “To marry their tastes was a challenge.” Two things everyone agreed on: the importance of color, and materials that were durable enough to withstand three kids, two cats, and a dog. “I really didn’t want traditional,” the wife says. “I like sparkle and fun.”

Pellows took a layered approach and started with the floors and walls, darkening what she and her clients called the The living room shares a two-way fireplace with the family room and showcases colorful abstract paintings against a neutral backdrop of staggered limestone bricks and light-colored seating. Designer Shari Pellows adds edgy energy by contrasting the cool hues of the Steven King rugs with the fiery colors in the art.

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