New England Home September/October 2015

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TENTH ANNIVERSARY ISSUE Celebrating Fine Design, Architecture, and Building

Kitchens And Baths From Sleek to Rustic The Best of New England Craft PLUS: GORGEOUS GLASS AND THE SIXTH ANNUAL “5 UNDER 40” AWARDS

TENTH ANNIVERSARY ISSUE September–October 2015


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in this issue september-october 2015 Volume 11, Issue 1




featured Homes



For a prolific Martha’s Vineyard architect, pulling off a challenging concept for an Edgartown house is all in a day’s work.

Fearlessly setting a mix of styles against a backdrop of bold color brings a spirit of fun to a young family’s suburban home.







Thanks to the discerning eyes of one couple, a grand but worn-out old Back Bay townhouse once again exhibits its debonair character. TEXT BY ROBERT KIENER PHOTOGRAPHY BY RICHARD MANDELKORN

Other features




New England Home marks ten years of exploring the rich, diverse, stylish world of the region’s best residential design.

Our sixth annual celebration of New England’s best young design professionals.

kitchen and bath design



On the cover: With its weathering shingles, white trim, and black shutters, a Martha’s Vineyard house designed by architect Patrick Ahearn is classic, but never clichéd. Photograph by Michael Partenio. To see more of this home, turn to page 152.

Special Focus:

Classic or modern, sleek or rustic, today’s kitchens and baths are as varied as the people who use them. TEXT BY Paula M. Bodah

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70 62 Art, Design, History, Landscape

People, Places, Events, Products

28 | From the Editor

203 | Perspectives The wide world of countertop materials; accessories with a global influence; a Massachusetts architect looks to her home state of Wisconsin for inspiration; landscape architect H. Keith Wagner on the synergy between house and yard; a living room on Penobscot Bay is as stunning as its view.

35 | Elements: The Artful Hand Good-looking, functional, and soulful objects for the home from exceptional New England craftspeople. EDITED BY CHERYL AND JEFFREY KATZ


44 | Design Destination New England Demolition and Salvage, New Bedford, Massachusetts. 48 | Artistry: Material Witness A Vermont fiber artist weaves social and cultural meaning into her colorful baskets, vessels, and home accents. BY JULIE DUGDALE

54 | Metropolitan Life: Individual Style A two-bedroom condo in Boston’s South End is, like its owner, lively, just a little bit quirky, and brimming with personality. TEXT BY REGINA COLE // PHOTOGRAPHY BY MICHAEL J. LEE PRODUCED BY KYLE HOEPNER

62 | In Our Backyard: More Than a Touch of Glass Simon Pearce’s Vermont-based company offers handmade glassware and a growing range of unique, elegant accessories. BY ROBERT KIENER


214 | Trade Secrets: Wait, Walk, Wave News from and musings about the New England design community. BY LOUIS POSTEL

226 | Design Life Our candid camera snaps recent gatherings that celebrate architecture and design. 236 | Calendar of Events BY LYNDA SIMONTON

240 | New in the Showrooms Unique, beautiful, and now appearing in New England shops and showrooms. BY LYNDA SIMONTON

245 | Premier Properties Notable homes on the market in New England. BY MARIA LAPIANA

113 Special Marketing Section: Distinctive Kitchens & Baths

70 | Good Bones: Private Showing Clever design gives a Rhode Island house on a challenging site a surprising sense of seclusion. TEXT BY LISA E. HARRISON PHOTOGRAPHY BY WARREN JAGGER

256 | Resources 260 | Advertiser Index 264 | Sketch Pad A designer creates the perfect fabric to suit the grand living room in a nineteenthcentury Newport home.

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P´7350 Discover the fascination of a kitchen which stands for what has characterised Poggenpohl and Porsche Design Studio over many years: concentration on the overall line.

Poggenpohl Boston 135 Newbury Street Boston, MA 02116 Phone 617-236-5253

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From the Editor

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breathed, and practiced design. (I don’t just mean myself, by the way. Additional examples include our homes editor, Stacy Kunstel, who is also a partner in Dunes and Duchess, currently one of the hotter lines of furniture and lighting on the scene, and contributing editors Cheryl and Jeffrey Katz, who run a thriving interior architecture and design firm of their own and are responsible for the look and feel of several of the Boston area’s most beloved restaurants.) When we are out in the field, interacting with the people who create New England’s most beautiful homes, this shared affinity makes, I think, a crucial difference. And cultivating such ties has helped us better fulfill our self-appointed mission to be “the designer’s design magazine” and the perfect publication for the most discriminating, knowledgeable readers. Over the past ten years we have seen New England’s sense of style expand to encompass more urban and contemporary looks and global influences, while remaining faithful to the traditional beauties that make these six states so special. We have seen careers blossom, we have seen friendships and design projects grow from introductions made at some of our own events, we have been invited into the conversations that New England’s professionals have among themselves. That kind of intimate engagement with the design community and the design-loving public makes us what we are. So. . . ten years of living in style—that is, living immersed in the subject of home style. The view that greets me in my bathroom mirror every morning tells me that the number is true. The feeling I get when I open each magazine as it comes back from the printer tells me that, for New England Home, ten years is only the beginning. —Kyle Hoepner

Ten Years of Living in Style


en years. It’s awfully hard to believe it has really been that long since a certain graphic designer and art director was recruited to join the launch team for a new regional shelter publication. Yet, here I am, and here is the New England Home brand—now comprising three different magazines, two major awards programs, a website and social media presence, and various other bits and pieces—some 90 printed issues later. The switch from doing design myself to overseeing content about design happened quite quickly; I was editorial director by early spring of 2007 and succeeded our founder, Dan Kaplan, as editor-in-chief by the middle of 2008. And that progression says something important. There are publications—many quite honorable and interesting—staffed by journalists whose assigned beat happens to be design. Then there are publications such as this one, staffed by people who have lived,

Find more at + Our editors and a fascinating lineup of guest blog­gers share beautiful photography, design ideas, and advice five days a week on the New England Home Design Blog. + The site also features ongoing content updates, where you’ll encounter house tours, interviews and commentary, before-and-after stories, and other special items for lovers of great home design. + Sign up for our Design Discoveries editorial ­e-newsletter and get weekly updates on luxury home style, including the latest products, upcoming events, and green ideas. /////

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Editor-in-Chief Kyle Hoepner Homes Editor Stacy Kunstel Senior Editor Paula M. Bodah Creative Director Robert Lesser

New England Architectural Finishing, LLC. “A Commitment to Quality and Satisfaction”

Online and Market Editor Lynda Simonton Managing and Copy Editor Susan Kron

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Contributing Editors Cheryl and Jeffrey Katz Karin Lidbeck Brent Louis Postel Contributing Writers ­ unningham, Regina Cole, Caroline C Megan Fulweiler, Lisa E. Harrison, Robert Kiener, Susan Kleinman, Maria LaPiana, Erin Marvin, Nathaniel Reade Contributing Photographers Trent Bell, Robert Benson, Bruce Buck, Tria Giovan, Sam Gray, John Gruen, Keller + Keller, Michael J. Lee, Richard Mandelkorn, Laura Moss, Michael Partenio, Greg Premru, Nat Rea, Eric Roth, James R. Salomon, Brian Vanden Brink /////

Editorial Submissions  Designers, architects, builders, and homeowners are invited to submit projects for editorial consideration. For information about submitting projects, e-mail ­ Letters to the Editor  We’d love to hear from you! Write to us at the above address, fax us at (617) 663-6377, or e-mail us at ­letters@

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Upcoming Events  Are you planning an event that we can feature in our Calendar of Events? E-mail information to calendar@, or mail to Calendar Editor, New England Home, 530 Harrison Ave., Suite 302, Boston, MA 02118.

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Parties  We welcome photographs from design- or architecture-related parties. Send high-resolution photos with information about the party and the people pictured to

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Executive Sales Manager Jill Korff Sales Managers Roberta Thomas Mancuso Kim Sansoucy Robin Schubel David Simone Marketing Designer Jared Ainscough Production Manager Glenn Sadin Sales and Marketing Coordinator/Office Manager Alexandra Corrado /////

Subscriptions  To subscribe to New England Home ($19.95 for one year) or for customer service, call (800) 765-1225 or visit our website, Advertising Information  To receive information about advertising in New England Home, please contact us at (800) 609-5154, ext. 713, or Editorial and Advertising Office 530 Harrison Ave., Suite 302 Boston, MA 02118 (617) 938-3991 (800) 609-5154 /////

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A design collaboration is a very special relationship.

It’s a pleasure when our passion for quality products becomes part of the creative process. As an addition to the wide assortment of brands that homeowners have come to enjoy in our showrooms, we’ve recently curated new collections to help architects and designers distinguish their work when transforming baths and kitchens. Product knowledge, detailed coordination and an accessible, friendly staff are added values we offer to ensure your project goes smoothly. Visit to find your nearest showroom. Architects & designers are encouraged to visit

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ELEMENTS The things that make great spaces EDITED BY CHERYL AND JEFFREY KATZ

“I don’t make or grow things to hold on to them, but rather to send them out into the world for others to live with and enjoy.” —Frances Palmer Frances Palmer (who loves gardening as much as ceramics) crafts functional pieces that beautify the home. Shown, Footed Bowl Stripes, 6½″H × 7″W, $750, and Oxide Pear Vase, 6½″H × 6″W, $650. Frances Palmer Pottery, Weston, Conn., (203) 227-7204, francespalmerpottery. com

The Artful Hand From Provincetown to Portland to Pawtucket, our region boasts a long history of craftspeople. We have weavers, quilters, ceramicists, furniture makers, and a host of others exploring new terrain that combines technology with traditional craft. Rhode Island School of Design, Massachusetts College of Art, and the North Bennet Street School—to name just a few—have nurtured the creative spirit for more than a century, graduating artisans whose work exhibits both critical thinking and a clear artistic vision. What enticed us to share the work of these particular craftspeople is the way the works speak to one another. The organic, sometimes idiosyncratic, painterly sensibility of each item creates an emotional response that extends across crafts. In every piece, the sense of a hand and the spirit of the soul are palpable. SEPTEMBER–OCTOBER 2015 NEW ENGLAND HOME 35

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Fabulous Fabrics

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“My father and I have always shared a love of textiles and a good story.” —Andra Eggleston It’s not surprising that the debut collection from Andra Eggleston and her Boston-based business partner, Anja Lademan, is inspired by the paintings of Eggleston’s father, photographer William Eggleston. Shown here, ➀ Verde, ➁ Wedding, ➂ Mitte, and ➃ Tropicana. 55″W. $145–$190/yd.



“I’m really lucky to be able to make a living doing something that I love to do.” —Peter Fasano For more than three decades, Peter Fasano has been hand-screening and hand-painting wallcoverings and fabrics in his Great Barrington, Massachusetts, studio. Shown here, both 100 percent hemp, ➄ Double Dotty in Cherry, 52″W, $100/yd., and ➅ Provincetown in Baltic, 53½″W, $97/yd. Webster & Company, Boston Design Center, (617) 261-9660, 36 NEW ENGLAND HOME SEPTEMBER–OCTOBER 2015

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Eric Roth Photography design by Adams & Beasley

Styles to suit your lifestyle

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Craftsmanship to last a lifetime



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“I have focused my attention on new ways to reinvent myself through design.” —Erin Flett

A Place at the Table

The Westbrook, Maine, textile designer sets a pretty table with her bright, graphic placements. 18″L × 14″W. $22 each. Greentail Table, Newton, Mass., (617) 244-3510, and


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What a Dish!

“ shapes, soft sugary colors, and imagery are inspired by childhood summers spent at Grandma’s country house outside of St. Petersburg, Russia.” —Gleena Gleena’s set of Nesting Spouted Bowls was inspired by gourd bowls found during a trip to French Guiana. 3¼″W × 4″L × 1½″H to 7″W × 7¾″L × 3″H. $125. Studio Hop, Providence, (401) 621-2262, and by appointment at Gleena Studio, Pawtucket, R.I., (401) 484-6535,

“. . . we create little luxuries that make everyday rituals, like a morning cup of coffee, a little more comforting.” —dbO Home Case in point, the Burl Collection of porcelain wood-grain dinnerware. Large plate, 10″D, $97; medium plate, 8″D, $45; bowl, 5″D × 2″H, $52. Lekker Home, Boston, (617) 542-6464,


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Against the Grain

“Their craftsmanship makes them worthy of display— but don’t worry, they are the ‘please touch’ kind of art.” —Vermont Rolling Pins One of twelve styles of rolling pins, the Modern Rolling Pin from Vermont Rolling Pins, shown here in walnut, is also available in cherry and maple. 2³⁄8″D × 20″L. $80. South Burlington, Vt., (802) 373-4369,

“I make to find new ways of making.” —Yuki Kawae Yuki Kawae’s Cherry Cutting Board (above) has a graphic texture, the result of soaking the wood in ocean water. 14″L × 9½″W. $150.


Inspired by the countryside of his native Kyoto, Japan, and influenced by the American sense of independence and individuality, Kawae crafts pieces that, like the B.A. Table (right), are both rugged and subtle. 18″H × 24″W. $500. Cambridge, Mass.,

Leslie Williamson’s book, Handcrafted Modern: At Home with Mid-century Designers, published in 2010 by Rizzoli, continues to inspire the Katzes’ love of the handmade. 42 NEW ENGLAND HOME SEPTEMBER–OCTOBER 2015

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This story starts with the simple premise that things look great in a group—a fact that is made crystal clear as soon as visitors to New England Demolition and Salvage walk through the building’s unprepossessing front door. Located in a converted nineteenth-century mill in New Bedford, Massachusetts, the 80,000 square foot space (yes, 80,000) is nearly unprecedented locally in its collection of architectural materials and artifacts, a collection that pays tribute to the history of construction in New England. Looking for doors, hardware, cornices, newel posts? No problem. This space is chock-a block full. There are claw-foot tubs, shutters, mantelpieces, windows, and much, much more. Lined up by type, cheek-to-jowl, it’s a dizzying array. But beyond the delight inherent in the graphic arrangement of these things, a more important fact emerges: owners Harry and Jeanine James’s commitment to the environment. These are things meant to be repurposed, recycled, and reused again and again. And that’s the fact that’s really great. 73 Cove St., New Bedford, Mass., (508) 9921099, Open Thursday–Monday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. —Cheryl and Jeffrey Katz

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Material Witness A Vermont fiber artist weaves social and cultural meaning into her colorful baskets, vessels, and home accents. ///////////

By Julie Dugdale


ackie Abrams walked into a basket shop in Chesterfield, Massachusetts, forty years ago, and her entire life changed. That was the day she met shop owner Ben Higgins, who had been making traditional white-ash baskets since the turn of the twentieth century, just like his father before him. Abrams, twenty-six and frustrated by her inner-city teaching job in Hartford, Connecticut, was mesmerized by the craft and wanted to learn—but the elderly basket weaver was planning to retire. “I don’t know what it was,” Abrams says. “Everything about that shop made me want to make baskets. I had to go back many times to convince him to make me his apprentice. I talked him out of retirement.”

Abrams launched a lifetime of artistry from that six-month apprenticeship. Early on, she learned to flex her creative muscles, and today, the Brattleboro, Vermont-based fiber artist focuses on abstract, sculptural vessels in materials that range from waxed linen and recycled silk blouses to sand, stones, and wire. “The thing about functional baskets is that they’re very limiting,” she says. “I was doing it for the love of it, but I left them behind and moved on. I really

wanted to learn about color; I took a class in surface design, and learned from someone who used a pasta machine to cut paper.” With a tendency to work in series, Abrams has become a storyteller through her art. Her narrative of choice: the shared experience of womanhood. She has developed this theme across collections such as “Spirit Women” and “Women Forms,” creating intricate pieces that symbolize, as she says, “the women with whom I share my life.” Put another way, the emotions, triumphs, struggles, strengths, and sorrows of these women inform the shapes of her pieces as she sculpts them into containers that hold their stories. Much of Abrams’s inspiration is rooted in her extensive travels to Africa and Australia. Through women- and artsfocused nonprofits such as TOP: Pieces from the “Women Forms” collection (2013), 5″H to 11″H, cotton paper, wire, acrylic paint, encaustic wax, beads. LEFT: Hidden Memories: the Ravages of Dementia (2013) 11″H × 10″ × 10″, recycled cotton and linen fabrics, buttons, waxed linen thread.

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Abrams has become a storyteller through her art. Her narrative of choice: the shared experience of womanhood, expressed through pieces that symbolize “the women with whom I share my life.”

Cross Cultural Collaborative, Womens­ Trust, and SERVV, Abrams has engaged in arts development and handicraft CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Blue Shell (2014), 8″H

× 11″ × 11”, cotton paper, acrylic paint, waxed linen thread; Untitled (2015), 11″H × 10″ × 9″, copper wire, Lokti paper, ostrich eggshell beads, waxed linen; Captured Reflections (2013), 8″H × 12″ × 11″, copper wire form by Jackie Abrams; glass vessel blown into form by glass artist Josh Bernbaum; Souda (2013), 19″H × 12″ × 12″, cotton paper, acrylic paint, wire, beads, waxed linen, sand. FACING PAGE: Stone Stories (2013), 9″H × 6″ × 6″, recycled newspaper bags, stones, thread.

training for villages and communities in Ghana and Uganda. Her work in these microcraft industries has helped her appreciate the concept of sustainability and encouraged creative ways to weave baskets with whatever is available—like fabric scraps or discarded plastic bags— in communities where materials are hard to come by. Exposure to Aboriginal art during her visits to Australia, where she has taught a wide repertoire of classes through univer­ sities, conferences, and residencies, has

influenced the way she approaches color in her work. With titles such as The Matriarch, Wisdom, and Grounded, the vessels in Abrams’s “Spirit Women” collection rep­ resent the inner core of women—some­ thing that’s made of colorful memories, resilience, and even frayed edges, she says. The pieces are strong yet imperfect, constructed through an ancient crafting technique called coiling, in which Abrams compresses strips of her materials by spiraling and stitching the layered coils

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together as she shapes the piece. They are, she says, physical portrayals of everything that makes up the human experience. Incorporating stones and copper wire lets Abrams experiment with texture, creating bumps and focal points that mirror the journey of a woman’s life. Texture has also become a driving force in Abrams’s most long-standing series, “Women Forms,” which showcases woven, shaped pieces that embody the essence of a specific woman. She starts by weaving cotton paper with wire to achieve the shape of the vessel, then adds an agent such as natural sands, acrylics, encaustic wax, and even paper maps to create interesting exterior surfaces. These containers bear names like Earth Woman (sand) or Woman of the World (maps). Abrams exhibits her work at gallery shows across the nation, most recently including a Smithsonian Craft Show online auction, a Brattleboro Memorial Hospital exhibit, and a show running from September 18 through November 22 at the Fruitlands Museum in Harvard, Massachusetts. The stories and history woven into Abrams’s baskets and containers are compelling and intriguing. But, she insists, “The techniques I use are simple and straightforward. I want what I’m trying to say to speak louder than the techniques.” • RosemaRy FletcheR PhotogRaPhy editor’s note: Jackie Abrams is represented by

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The living room walls were treated to a chartreuse paint color by Farrow & Ball that acts as a surprising neutral. Framed pieces depicting seashells and coral have a generous scale that expands the small room.

Individual Style A two-bedroom condo in Boston’s South End is, like its owner, lively, just a little bit quirky, and brimming with personality. ///////////

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aura Sceppa walks everywhere: to work every day, to the coffee shop down the street, to movie theaters a few miles away. “I park my car in a nearby lot and then don’t use it for a week,” says the CFO and vice president of administration at the Improper Bostonian, a bi-weekly Boston lifestyle magazine geared to a youthful readership. “It’s one of the things I love about living here. But no matter where I go or how I

get there, it always feels wonderful to come home.” Home is a 729-square-foot condominium with arched lancet windows on the second floor of the Bailey Mansion, a handsome house of red brick and stone that sits on the corner of a quiet South End side street. Named for the circus family that originally lived in it, the building evokes its first owners’ memory with a stone lion outside the front door.

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Sceppa had searched for some time before she found a place that spoke to her. “I knew I wanted to be in the South End; I really like the vibe and the cultural diversity,” she says. “I also wanted something with good bones. I like older buildings, architecture with character, crown moldings, and rooms with personality.” Once she found her two-bedroom home, she turned to Boston interior designer Nancy Serafini for help with the personality. “When I bought it, the space was safe and conservative, which is not me,” Sceppa explains. “I wanted an older feel, but with a modern touch. My personal style is whimsical, and Nancy got that.” “This became my favorite project,” Serafini says. “Laura was very trusting.” “I don’t trust everyone, but I totally trusted her,” her client agrees. “I let her

“Nancy totally got me,” says Sceppa. “She knows that I love dogs, that I love to cook, and that I smile every time I walk into the kitchen.” do whatever she wanted. “I had other designers’ names,” she adds, “But once I sat down with Nancy, I knew that she was the one.” Serafini created a playful, colorful, yet classic decor that makes the most of the apartment’s high ceilings and nineteenth-century architecture. Structural changes included moving the heating system to install a washer and dryer; replacing flimsy, hollow doors CLOCKWISE FROM FAR LEFT: The colorful botanicals of

a graphic Marimekko fabric anchor the dining area and set the tone for the living room’s color scheme. The small kitchen has big personality due to the nineteenth-century lancet window and decidedly contemporary “doggie” wallpaper. The spare bedroom is a favorite refuge, with bold wallpaper whose chartreuse and purple are repeated in the daybed. september–october 2015  New England Home 57

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with clean-lined versions in solid wood; closing off a passthrough between the kitchen and the living room; breaking into the kitchen wall to make space for the refrigerator; and replacing the bathtub with a spacious white marble shower stall luxurious with a bench, steam shower, and multiple shower heads. “Friends told me I should leave the tub because it would affect the condo’s resale value,” Sceppa says. “But I did this for me, for the way I live now, not for some future what-if.” On one living-room wall hangs a large piece of graphic Marimekko fabric that Serafini stretched on a frame; its hues drove the color scheme for the whole room. Chartreuse paint is surprisingly neutral, yet fresh and cheerful on the walls. “The color, which took several tries

to get right, is like me, quirky and lively,” Sceppa says. The guest bedroom gained considerable presence with purple and chartreuse wallpaper in a large-scale pattern that serves to expand the small room, while in the master bedroom, rose-tinted walls and earth-tone fabrics give the space a serene, calming feel. The kitchen is cheerfully canine-centric, with what Sceppa calls her doggie wallpaper. “Nancy totally got me,” she says. “She knows that I love dogs, that I love to cook, and that I smile every time I walk into the kitchen.” For the lancet windows, Serafini chose plantation shutters of white-painted wood that provide privacy without obscuring the handsome architecture. At her suggestion, her client found simple, classic furniture. “I

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We did this together and it was a fun ride. I miss her!” Sceppa is hard-pressed to name a favorite spot in her home. She often finds herself drawn to the guest bedroom, where she likes to stretch out on the daybed to read. “And, even though it’s small, I really like the fact that the living/ dining space is a separate room,” she adds. “I love my steam shower, and I love my kitchen.” She’s happy that she didn’t listen to the friends who thought she should decorate with some future buyer in mind. “Everyone thought I was nuts to put all this personality into this place, but I am so glad that I did,” she says. “You always should listen to your gut when you make decorating decisions.” •

The bathtub was removed in favor of a luxurious white-marble shower stall that incorporates a bench, additional lighting, and several shower heads (including one that delivers steam). FACING PAGE: Soft pink walls, earthtoned bedding, and lively work by Boston artist Lisa Houck mark this as the home of a woman unafraid of expressing her personality.

had furniture when I moved here, but it was too big and did not fit this space,” Sceppa says. “Nancy showed me the importance of scale.” “This place is warm and cozy without many fabrics,” Serafini says. “We found accessories that evoke nature and add texture. The overall style is playful, but at the same time, timeless.” “I learned so much from Nancy, especially in the way she layered things to create personality,” Sceppa says. “I was sad when this was over.

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e call it getting lost in the glass,” says Bill Browne, one of Simon Pearce’s master glassblowers and production director, as we watch a skilled glassblower use a four-foot long, hollow blowpipe to gather a honeylike glob of molten glass from deep within the glory hole of a 2,300-degree furnace. The glassblower, twenty-oneyear-old Tanner Fosher, is a study in concentration as he transforms the molten glass by centering, blowing, rolling, shaping, blocking, and opening it into something that begins—almost magically—to resemble a wineglass. As Fosher and an apprentice glassblower work seamlessly together, one turning the blowpipe to keep the emerging glass centered and shaped, the other snipping off a tail of molten glass, Browne tells me, “They are both in the zone now; they’re completely focused on what they’re doing. There’s a lot of Zen in the art of glassmaking.” I’ve come to the Simon Pearce glassblowing workshop in Quechee, Vermont, to see firsthand how the company

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“Did you hear that?” asks Browne, clinking two wineglasses together. “It’s alive; it doesn’t sound dead like machine-made glass. And notice it’s sturdy and thick. I wouldn’t try that with machine-made glasses.”

produces its much-coveted glassware, all of which is handmade. As we watch the glassblowers at work, Browne shows me the proprietary mix (“Simon’s secret formula,” he says) of Belgian silica sand, lime, barium, and potash that makes up the “batch” that is mixed in Sweden and melted here to

produce the brilliantly clear glass that has become Pearce’s signature. “Our silica is almost iron-free, and that helps us produce clear glassware without hues and imperfections,” Browne explains. “It gives our glass the brilliance that has become our trademark.” In the retail shop above the factory, Browne picks up a pair of Essex wineglasses (one of Pearce’s earliest designs, dating back to his days as a glassblower in Ireland, before he moved to the United

States in 1981). He clinks them sharply together. “Did you hear that?” he asks. “It’s alive; it doesn’t sound dead like machinemade glass. And notice it’s sturdy and thick. I wouldn’t try that with machinemade glasses. They’d probably shatter.” While Simon Pearce has become known for its classic, functional handblown glassware, pottery, and dinnerware, the company also offers heirloomquality artisanal glassware. The firm’s three-year-old Pure line comprises elegantly designed, one-of-a-kind vases, TOP: The Simon Pearce flagship store, perched atop the falls of the Ottauquechee River, in Quechee, Vermont, includes a restaurant and a glassblowing operation. MIDDLE, LEFT TO RIGHT: Royalton Optic Pendant, glass and polished nickel, 10¾″H × 11″W; Champlain Vase in blue, glass, 9½″H × 6¼″W; Pure Crystalline Platter in jade, stoneware, 2″H × 14¼″W. BOTTOM: Simon Pearce in the early 1970s at his first glassblowing workshop in Kilkenny, Ireland.

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development, and creative. “Each piece is unique and made by our most artistically talented glassblowers. The line is aimed at a collector or someone who is looking for an unusual or fantastic piece that makes a statement.” Murray explains that the Pure line, like

many of the Pearce designs, is a collaboration. “Simon and I may draw up some designs,” he explains as he points out several embryonic sketches in his Moleskine watercolor pad. “But the master glassblowers also have input. They’re never shy about offering suggestions, and it’s

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their virtuosity that gives this artisanal glassware its magic.” Murray picks up a heavy vase from the Pure collection that was made by wrapping long strands of molten glass round a vase. “This came out of experimentation in the factory,” he says. “It’s a testimony

to the artists we have here and their willingness to let the glass take them where it wants to go.” As he holds up the vase he adds, “That’s a real collaboration between designer, glassblower, and the glass itself.” In addition to extending existing lines by adding new models of glasses to classics such as Essex, Westport, and Ascutney, the company offers specially sourced and handcrafted wooden bowls, flatware, place settings, pottery, and other furnishings. Custom work, such as designing and fabricating glass chandeliers, is also available. The company’s Focal Point Design Professional Program offers trade discounts, and its products are sold online and in five Simon Pearce retail shops and some 500 independent outlets, from small shops to giants such as Bloomingdale’s and Neiman Marcus. The company is headquartered in


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very site, no matter how seemingly perfect, comes with a unique set of challenges. Great architects relish these challenges and overcome them. In the case of this scenic spot, little more than a spray of salt­water away from the beach on Rhode Island’s Aquidneck Island, there were two major ones. The first was the existing structure. The new owner, a young man who lives and works in the Boston area, originally planned to renovate his new weekend retreat. However, after a sit-down with architect Jim Estes of ­Estes/­Twombly Architects in Newport, it became clear that a teardown and fresh start would be the more prudent path. The second challenge wasn’t as cut and dried. “It’s a tough site,” says Estes. “The buildable area is sandwiched between a seasonal stream

and wetlands area and a busy road. It’s a wonderful piece of land, but we had to put the house closer to the road than we would have liked.” In many ways this informed the design of the 2,800-square-foot house and its surroundings. Estes’s challenge was twofold: to create privacy and to block sound from passing traffic. To do this he created layers, using both natural and architectural elements. His “first line of defense,” as he calls it, was a rebuilt stone wall that borders the road and bounces sound away from the property. A privet hedge planted just behind the stone wall furthers the ABOVE: Awning windows and sliding doors

enhance the relationship between indoors and out. LEFT: Architect Jim Estes says he used stone walls, trellis, pergola, and stone paving to “soften the transition to exterior spaces, create outdoor rooms, and blend the house into the site.”

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sense of seclusion and dampens noise. But the truly clever solution, or layer, comes in the form of an extended flat facade on the street-facing side of the house. To the left of the entryway sits a two-car garage; to the right, a screened porch and trellis mimics the aluminumframed design of the garage. The end result is that the facade essentially “walls off” the living quarters and yard. This notion of layering is something that Estes brings inside as well. The first floor comprises three main areas: the entry/stairway, the dining room/kitchen, and the living room. As each space flows to the next (the architect uses exposed black steel ceiling beams to define the areas), the house opens up. The living room then opens to the outdoors beyond via a glass wall of windows and doors. This vibe is in keeping with the owner’s wish to have an open floor plan, conducive to entertaining, yet still to have

“I didn’t want a really large house or a huge third story,” explains the owner. Estes’s answer to this was an ingenious third-floor tower— a special room accessible only from the master suite. rooms that are clearly delineated—nooks where people can be away from a group but remain part of the action. “Different layers and different degrees of transparency—that’s what we’re playing with here,” says Estes. Note how the boards are spaced on the front stairs, creating a dynamic relationship between open and closed. “Playing with different amounts of opening in the board coursing reinforces the theme of layering started at the street,” he points out. Estes continues this motif on the stair to the master suite and the stair to the tower; by alternating between painted poplar and translucent panels, he ups the privacy quotient while still allowing light to shine through. He used the same translucent material that’s on the garage and CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: The use of local stone

connects the house to its surroundings. While Estes describes the interior detailing as “simple and straightforward,” he added interest with the subtle play of shadow lines. The owner (with input from his sister and mother) chose the modern furnishings. A glass wall of windows and doors opens the living room to the yard. Black steel ceiling beams help to define interior spaces.


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stair walls create a nice interplay between open and closed. Clean lines and modern fixtures define the guest bath. The wall of the private stair to the third-floor tower incorporates translucent panels that diffuse the light.

screened porch, providing a nice continuity between the interior and exterior. Just as the house flows nicely from outdoors to in, it also complements its surroundings, in terms of both scale and design. “I didn’t want a really large house or a huge third story,” explains the owner.

Estes’s answer to this was an ingenious third-floor tower—a special room accessible only from the master suite. Wrapped in windows, it offers beach views and a unique space to read a book or enjoy a cocktail, without adding unnecessary square-footage. Likewise, while the house certainly makes a statement, it adheres to the vernacular of the region. “What I really like about Jim’s work is that they look like New England homes, but they’re modern,” says the owner. On the exterior, Estes used white cedar shingles and local fieldstone for the stone walls, terrace, and chimney (built by talented stone workers Kevin Baker and Mike Plume) to give the property a sense of place. All that’s left is to enjoy said place with activities like paddle boarding, sailing, and walking dogs on the beach. Easy to do, now that one more challenge has been solved: the owner—who used to weekend on Nantucket—no longer has to contend with running to catch ferries or flights. • editor’s note: For more information about this home,

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A Beautiful Decade

This issue marks our tenth anniversary—a decade of exploring the rich, diverse, stylish world of New England’s best residential design. Here’s a look back as we continue to look forward.

➻ Having spent decades in this industry, I’ve been a magazine junkie for a long time. Changing airplanes in random airports has always meant an opportunity to visit the newsstand and pick up some local publications. Ten years ago I noticed that many regions of the country had something we New Englanders didn’t have. From Florida to Seattle, from Washington, D.C., to California, I found wonderful magazines devoted to local design and architecture. New England—with its plethora of talented designers and architects—was the exception. A thriving community lacked one big thing: a magazine that would celebrate and showcase the region’s best in design, architecture, and custom building. As I shared the idea of starting up a new magazine with people in the design community, I found I didn’t really even need to sell it. Indeed, most of the responses I got were along the lines of, “It’s about time!” Launching New England Home with the wonderful team of publishing professionals who joined me—and seeing it thrive as it has—was one of the most fulfilling experiences of my career. —Dan Kaplan, founder of New England Home

A New England Home timeline: September 2005

Spring 2006

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New England Home goes in the mail and hits newsstands across the six New England states.

community joins in to celebrate the magazine’s launch with a gala evening at the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park.

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sional networking evening at its recently opened design center in Needham, Massachusetts. This is the first of scores of such events held so far, to promote connections and collaboration in the high-end residential design trade.


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➻ I’m very fortunate shooting for New England Home over the years. I’ve worked with some of the most talented professionals, photographing the most beautiful designs, in the most beautiful locations. Of those talented people, producer Karin Lidbeck Brent is one of the most gifted stylists I’ve ever worked with. Her aesthetic and ability to bring a space to life with just the right propping and styling is uncanny. We have pet names we call her when she’s not around: Tasmanian Devil, Speedy Gonzalez, and The Whirlwind. You get the picture. Standing at around five-footnothin’, Karin gets things done like no one I’ve ever seen. And her attention to detail and artistic ability are remarkable. Thanks Karin, for always making me look good!


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➻ New England Home will always hold a special place in my heart. It was with great pride (and a tear) that I watched the only two designers I had ever worked with, Celeste Cooper and Richard FitzGerald, inducted into the New England Design Hall of Fame in its inaugural year. And it was on a 2006 New England Home photo shoot, at a penthouse apartment that I had designed with Richard FitzGerald, that I met Kyle Hoepner. I became transfixed by the editorial photography process, and on that day I was catapulted into a career change. Some six years later, on August 8, 2012, I was the one behind the camera, and Kyle and I were working on our fourth shot of the day. There was some commotion, and the shot ended up taking an hour and fourteen minutes to complete. It was that photograph that became my first New England Home cover (for the January–February 2013 issue). That is something I’ll never forget. — Michael J. Lee, contributing photographer THE JANUARY–FEBRUARY 2013 ISSUE COVER, WITH PHOTOGRAPHY BY MICHAEL J. LEE

➻ All the houses we’ve featured on our pages are unforgettable, in their own way. But after ten years of editing every story in the magazine, I find that the ones I most remember are those that are least like my own home. Like so many of us, I tend to take the safe route, surrounding myself in neutrals. The houses that embed themselves in my mind—the ones that most resemble the place I fantasize about owning one day—are bold, imaginative, and, most of all, colorful. —Paula M. Bodah, senior editor

Spring 2006

◗ New England Home’s website,, launches, promoting the best in New England style, professionals, and resources to an online audience reaching far beyond the physical borders of the region.

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November 2007

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◗ New England Home partners with Boston

Design Center to create the New England Design Hall of Fame, and ten of our region’s architecture and design stars—Richard Bertman, Lee Bierly and Christopher Drake, Celeste Cooper, Jeremiah Eck, Richard FitzGerald, Graham Gund, William Hodgins, James Volney Righter, and Charles Spada—are honored as the inaugural inductees. SEPTEMBER–OCTOBER 2015 NEW ENGLAND HOME 79

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A Beautiful Decade ➻ Although math is not our strongest suit, here are some numbers. Over the past seven years, we’ve visited more than 100 stores, reviewed upwards of 1,000 items for the home, and met dozens upon dozens of talented, creative shop owners, designers, and makers of wonderful things. From tiny off-the-beaten-path shops specializing in found objects to warehouses filled

to capacity with hardware, from the coolest of objects (like the 3D-printed lighting produced by Nervous System, in Cambridge, Massachusetts) to the most comforting (the beautiful, warm, hand-loomed blankets from Swans Island Company in Maine), we’ve covered six great New England states and been inspired 100 percent of the time. —Cheryl and Jeffrey Katz, contributing editors

➻ The schedule is tight during a photo shoot, so when problems arise, you have to deal with them quickly and move on. I once cut my finger at a photo shoot and immediately knew I would need to head to the emergency room. Before I left I styled two shots, gave the photographer a few directions, and said I would be back shortly. At the ER, the doctor ripped the skin right off my finger without asking. It was throbbing so badly when I got back to the shoot an hour later that to kill the pain I grabbed a beer out of the homeowner’s refrigerator and downed it without asking. Shoot came out great. I think we got a cover. —Stacy Kunstel, homes editor “STORYBOOK ENDING,” FROM THE NOVEMBER– DECEMBER 2013 ISSUE

➻ Sometimes you see a photo and you can’t get it out of your head. That was my reaction when I saw Bruce Buck’s photo of the iron gate in front of Paula Casey’s Concord, Massachusetts, home. It’s rusty and crunchy, and no wonder— it’s been sitting in the same spot since the mid1800s. It’s said that Ralph Waldo Emerson would rest his cigar on the gate when he paused there during a walk. I ride my motorcycle out to Concord all the time, and I often stop in front of this amazing house to admire it, and the gate— just like Ralph. I knew I needed to make it the opener to our feature about the house. —Robert Lesser, creative director

July 2008

◗ Longtime style

authorities Cheryl and Jeffrey Katz join the magazine as editors of the Design Discoveries (now known as Elements) section.

April 2010

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➻ Writing stories for New England Home is a learning experience for me and, in the process of showing me how some very creative people make the world a more beautiful place, has taken me to some out-of-the way and surprising places. But recently I was delighted and even moved by what, at first glance, seemed fairly straightforward: a small condo in Boston’s South End (see page 54 in this issue). The young homeowner trusted her interior designer and gave her free rein, and the results speak of their relationship. Colorful, practical, luxurious, and very personal, the home they created together epitomizes the best of design—and of the beginnings of a beautiful friendship. —Regina Cole, contributing writer

➻ New England, as a destination, evokes memories of endless beaches, shingled cottages, and foghorns sounding. So when New England Home magazine calls, I jump at the opportunity to return to an area that I love, and to photograph some of the most interesting and varied design projects around. Case in point: designer Nancy Taylor’s elegant update to a classic Rhode Island “cottage” perched at the ocean’s edge. Stacy Kunstel and I had a busy, hectic day, with so many beautiful shots we had to get. Then the fog rolled in and out and in again, making my lighting a challenge, to say the least. All in a fulfilling day’s work to grace the pages of this wonderful magazine. —Tria Giovan, contributing photographer “OCEAN BREEZY,” FROM OUR JULY–AUGUST 2015 ISSUE

➻ I’ve been writing Trade Secrets for about ten years now and, frankly, I never get tired of it. Perhaps it’s because I’m designchallenged myself and appreciate the way design folks can read the world in a way that I can’t. Why do two candlesticks on a mantelpiece feel static, while introducing a third creates a little dance rhythm? I dunno, but I like it when I see it. Perhaps I’m a little greedy, too. Every time I make a call in pursuit of a Trade Secret, I get a

free tip, ahead of everyone else. (Which I feel may be okay, ethically, because when I’m out and about, people ask me for tips about how to get published and become rich and famous.) But even though I get all those great secrets first, I’m only too happy to share them—the latest developments in sustainability, universal design, downsizing, upsizing, and more—with our many savvy, devoted readers. Now, if we only move that candlestick on the right slightly to the left . . . —Louis Postel, contributing editor

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gets under way with the first of 1,100-plus posts published so far. Designers Leslie Fine and Linda Merrill step up to the plate as our first pair of guest bloggers. Soon after, our social-media presence begins its ongoing expansion.

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➻ Over the past decade, scores of fabulous houses have crossed my desk. I fell in love with each, but there was one—the pretty nineteenth-century farmhouse in Western Massachusetts that was featured in the July– August 2014 issue—that struck a personal chord. Picket fence, shady front porch, leggy sunflowers rimming the garden—it brought back my country childhood. Of course, this lovely updated house with its medley of colors and upscale fabrics was a hundred times more stylish than our rural nest. Still, I was grateful for the sweet memories it stirred. That it also left me longing more than ever for a farmhouse (and could we have a barn, too?) . . . well, that’s been harder to bear.

➻ Creating a sleek, contemporary condo within a building originally built in 1872 is no small feat. Fortunately for us, homeowners Craig Tevolitz and Richard Baiano and their team of talented professionals were up to the task. The home is beautifully crafted, taking advantage of every inch of space with smart design and impeccable execution. I also love that even though it’s a compact space with a small kitchen, Craig and Richard entertain both big and small groups often—hello, glossy red bar! When I met Craig (who was also the interior designer for the project) at a party, I told him how much I loved his home. He graciously invited me to see it. I demurred, not wanting to impose. On second thought, I wish I had said yes! —Lynda Simonton, market and online editor

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➻ It takes generosity on the part of our sources—from architects and artists to homeowners and shopkeepers—to produce a story for the magazine. Creative people are especially kind, I’ve found, and as a writer, I’ve always appreciated that. Recently I had the pleasure of sitting down with a veritable rock star in the world of luxury cabinetry design. Christopher Peacock (artist, musician, and founder of Peacock Home) was thoughtful, attentive, unhurried—even chatty—the whole time we talked, perched on stools in his Greenwich, Connecticut, showroom. He loves telling stories and told quite a few. He never once looked at his watch. I was the one to signal an end to our conversation. Being able to interact with people like him is what makes my line of work such a joy. —Maria LaPiana, contributing writer

August 2015

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“I am thrilled to hold the honor of being the first advertiser in New England Home magazine ten years ago! My involvement with the magazine has been a significant factor in the successful growth of my business over the last decade. New England Home has not only been a supportive partner of my marketing efforts but has been instrumental in showcasing the professional design community all over New England. Congratulations on a fabulous ten years!” — Leslie Fine, Leslie Fine Interiors Inc.

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“Congratulations on your tenth anniversary! We’ve just celebrated our tenth, and you have been a key media partner since day one. The quality of your editorial product and your reach to both private clients and designers make New England Home an indispensable part of our marketing efforts. Here’s to everyone at New England Home. Cheers!” — Greg Sweeney, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams

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as one of Boston’s hottest design-industry events, New England Home’s “5 Under 40” awards program celebrates the region’s most promising young talent in residential design. The 2015 honorees—a superstar mix of emerging designers from around New England, all under the age of forty—were nominated by their peers and then selected by a committee of regional design leaders. This year, the “5 Under 40” awards recognize

Scenes from 2014 (clockwise from above): auction emcees Billy Costa and Jenny Johnson, the proud class of 2014, New England Home editor-in-chief Kyle Hoepner welcoming guests, awards made by Woodmeister Master Builders, and partygoers enjoying the festivities.

architect Corey Papadopoli, mosaic-tile designer Kate Sterling, interior designer Josh Linder, furniture designer Adam Rogers, and landscape architect Troy Sober. This may be the first time you’ve heard the names of these talented young creatives, but we can assure you it won’t be the last. Please read more about each of this year’s winners and see examples of their work starting on page 94. Each year, the honorees are invited to design their own custom rugs—limited only by their imaginations—that are then produced by the weavers of presenting sponsor Landry & Arcari Rugs and Carpeting. The rugs are revealed at the “5 Under 40” awards presentation, and guests have the opportunity to bid on these one-of-a-kind creations. Proceeds from the auction, emceed by Jenny Johnson and Billy Costa, hosts of NESN’s “Dining Playbook,” benefit the Cambridge, Massachusetts-based charity Barakat, an organization that provides educational opportunities to women and girls in Pakistan and Afghanistan. The judges for this year’s “5 Under 40” awards, who undertook the daunting task of selecting the award recipients from an impressive pool of nominees, were Joseph Kennard of Joseph Kennard Architects, Liz Caan of Liz Caan Interiors, Greg Bilowz of Bilowz Associates, Natalie van Dijk ­Carpenter of Lekker, and Kyle Hoepner, editor-inchief of New England Home. Although it spans six states, the New England design community feels like a tight-knit family— especially when we come together to celebrate our own. We hope you’ll join us in Boston on September 10 for a night of lively celebration, cool cocktails, and charitable giving as we honor these emerging new design stars and welcome them into the fold. •

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(1) Landry & Arcari’s Boston showroom (2) Jerry Arcari of Landry & Arcari Rugs and Carpeting with New England Home’s Kathy Bush-Dutton (3) 2015 winners Josh Linder of Evolve Residential, Kate Sterling of AKDO Intertrade, Troy Sober of Gregory Lombardi Design, Adam Rogers of Thos. Moser, and Corey Papadopoli of Elliot + Elliot Architecture (4) “5 Under 40” judges Liz Caan of Liz Caan Interiors and Greg Bilowz of Bilowz Associates (5) Tamara Wilson, winner Adam Rogers, and Chris Eramo and Jackie Meuse from Thos. Moser (6) Ryan Alcaidinho, Sarah Burgett, Jim Cappuccino, and Julie Bangert of Hutker Architects (7) New England Home’s Kyle Hoepner with “5 Under 40” judge Joseph Kennard of Joseph Kennard Architects (8) Alex Harwin of Brooks + Hill Custom Builders with Jay Walden and Gary Rousseau of Herrick & White (9) Julie Arcari Cook, Jerry Arcari, and Jay Arcari of Landry & Arcari Rugs and Carpeting (10) Mary Sorenson and Bill Morton of Back Bay Shutter flank winner Josh Linder (11) Winner Kate Sterling with Angha Childress of Barakat (12) New England Home’s Melissa Rice, David Simone, Alexandra Corrado, and Robin Schubel (13) Sean T. Reynolds, Kim Goodnow, Beth Sheahan, and Kevin Vician of Woodmeister Master Builders 92  New England Home  SEPTEMBER–OCTOBER 2015

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Josh Linder ➽ A common thread throughout Josh Linder’s portfolio isn’t a particular style, period reference, or color palette, but rather careful attention to proportion and scale. After a love of drawing led him to study fine arts at Massachusetts College of Art, his education continued in New York City at the Institute of Classical Architecture & Classical America. It was here that his understanding of the concepts of classical proportion and scale were cemented and became a driving force that resonates throughout his work. “Proportion and scale are so important on every project,” says Linder. “They are a great fundamental core from which to approach design.” As a partner at the Boston design firm Evolve Residential, Linder executes these core principles across a diverse range of projects, most recently a 12,000-square-foot contemporary home in Chestnut Hill, a traditional compound

on Nantucket Sound, and a triplex penthouse apartment in Boston’s Back Bay. Linder finds inspiration for his work in myriad sources: Japanese architecture, color combinations found in the natural world, and the encyclopedic knowledge of architecture and art history possessed by his business partner, Thomas Egan. Together Linder and Egan take a holistic approach to architectural and interior design, ensuring a cohesive, complete vision for their clients. “The combined effort of multiple minds on a project results in the best design,” says Linder. “When you push the limits and see how far you can take something and still keep it tasteful and sophisticated and exciting.” Tasteful, sophisticated, and exciting are certainly themes found throughout Linder’s work. And while the “5 Under 40” award might be his first design honor, it certainly won’t be his last. •

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Corey Papadopoli ➽ Connecticut’s public school system certainly did right by Corey Papadopoli: he credits his high school’s exceptional fine-arts program as a factor in his career choice. “I liked to draw and I liked math, and architecture seemed a good balance of both,” says Papadopoli, who studied architecture and urban design at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston. Before joining Blue Hill, Maine-based Elliott + Elliott Architecture in 2006, Papadopoli spent five years with Peter Forbes, FAIA, Architects, living and working in Seal Harbor, Maine, in Puerto Rico, and in Florence, Italy. Although no longer surrounded by works of Michelangelo, Alberti, and the like, Papadopoli doesn’t lack for inspiration when pursuing his interest in merging vernacular forms with modern design. “This is something I learned a lot of in Italy and working with Peter, and have pushed

at Elliott + Elliott as well,” he says. “In Maine, there is an architectural history worth understanding, as it acknowledges not only the past but the climate and environment as well.” He notes that, while technology and the way we build have evolved, the natural environment has changed far less, and he stresses the importance of architecture’s connection to site. Papadopoli’s work has been recognized with a number of honors, including a Maine AIA Honor Award for Architecture for his first project with Elliott + Elliott. His own house, which he designed and built, was featured in the “Maine Modern: 50 Years of Maine Modern Architecture” exhibition, in Portland. Now a senior associate at Elliott + Elliott Architecture, Papadopoli carries NCARB and LEED AP+ Homes certifications and has been instrumental in implementing the sustainable strategies now integrated into all of the firm’s projects. •

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Adam Rogers ➽ As the director of design and product development at Thos. Moser, Adam Rogers knows that his greatest challenge is also his greatest opportunity: to remain true to the company’s values while continually striving for the best vision of those values. “The challenge is to evolve, not to change,” says Rogers. Thos. Moser is known for its commitment to craftsmanship, and the definition of “craft” and its parameters provide ongoing inspiration for Rogers. “Woodworking techniques and traditions are what they are, and materials have properties that don’t change,” he says. “It’s a continued understanding and learning of materials, and of what is possible as technology is evolving, that will redefine what is possible with craft.” The Element Collection—Rogers’s first for Thos. Moser, as well as the first collection designed outside of the Moser

family—feels modern and fresh while still honoring the company’s classic principles of clean design and honest construction. “In some ways the greatest value of this company is its heritage, and there are these true values of craftsmanship,” says Rogers. “My challenge and responsibility is to communicate these values through an object. The furniture is a vehicle, and it becomes an object with a perspective more reflective of how I see the world, so it inherently becomes more modern. But it still adheres to those same principles and values of traditional woodworking.” As a regular guest lecturer at his alma mater, Rochester Institute of Technology, a frequent host to school groups studying design, and a teacher at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Rockport, Maine, Rogers continues to look to the future of craft not only in his furniture designs, but in emerging young designers. •

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Troy Sober ➽ As a kid, Troy Sober didn’t have a green thumb. He wasn’t into gardening, and time outdoors was spent playing with other kids in the neighborhood. It was indoor factors—a love of art as a child, an advanced physics class in high school—that helped guide Sober down his chosen path as a landscape architect. Combining his affinity for art, math, and science, Sober studied landscape architecture at Pennsylvania State University, and then went to work for Morgan Wheelock before joining Gregory Lombardi Design in 2006. “In college, I think it was the combination of trying to understand the math and the structural side that kept me interested—the problem-solving,” says Sober, who also credits the positive influence of his enthusiastic professors. “Our profession is about trying to understand our clients’ goals, life conditions, and the design that we want to leave

behind on the landscape. It’s a lot of problem-solving.” Although his education and his experience at Morgan Wheelock might skew toward the traditional, Sober and his colleagues at Gregory Lombardi Design don’t subscribe to one particular style. “We have a passion for working with our clients to create a landscape that they are going to enjoy and that works within the constraints of the site,” Sober says. “The synergy that clients, architects, interior designers, builders, and landscape architects all bring to a project when they are working toward a common goal results in the most beautiful landscapes.” Sober primarily creates his beautiful landscapes in New England and New York. “There is a diversity in New England’s style of landscape and houses that allows me to respond differently each time,” he says. “From a personal standpoint, my projects are never stagnant or repetitive, so it keeps things interesting.” •

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Kate Sterling ➽ A naturally curious child drawn to natural curiosities, Kate Sterling collected pebbles on the playground and spent her allowance on small pieces of marble, amethyst, and quartz. Sterling still works with the natural stones she’s always loved, now as head of product development and marketing at Bridgeport, Connecticut-based AKDO, where she develops intricately beautiful tile products used in custom homes, commercial spaces, and designer showhouses such as Kips Bay. Her designs have generated plenty of buzz in the industry and in publications such as Traditional Home, Luxe Interiors + Design Magazine, Elle Décor, and Connecticut Cottages & Gardens. “I love seeing what these talented designers do with the things I designed,” says Sterling. “It amazes me to see how many other layers they add to it, and it’s exciting to be part of that process.”

Although she’s already designed more than 700 tile products for AKDO, each of Sterling’s collections is unique. Sources of inspiration are as organic as her material choices: patterns, colors, and textures she sees in everyday life. The Fabric Collection found its focus in bespoke menswear fabrics; interlocking circle patterns seen on a trip to Turkey became her muse for the Eternity Collection. Her newest line, Origami, is more modern, with hexagonal and triangle patterns that are cut in a way that makes it look like the stone is folding in on itself. “AKDO supports me in many ways, and one is letting me try new things,” says Sterling. “We own our own factories, so I have a great relationship with the mosaic artisans who are putting together these products. I’ll go to Turkey and work with them, and while I’m there I can explain what I was trying to do. They’ll translate that and it becomes a collaborative, cool thing.” •

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A Creative Challenge Landry & Arcari’s Jerry Arcari (front row center) offered support and guidance as the 2015 honorees worked on their rug designs.

Landry & Arcari works with weavers in Nepal, who translate the designs into rugs of silk and wool. It takes two weavers about three months, hand-tying each knot, to finish each rug.

➽ Every year, the “5 Under 40” award winners are each invited to design a custom rug, which is then produced by the talented weavers of presenting sponsor Landry & Arcari Rugs and Carpeting. “We’re empowering these artists, architects, and designers, who may never have created or designed a rug before but have an inner spirit for great design, to create these beautiful pieces,” says Jerry Arcari. “We ask them to dig deep into themselves to make something that is meaningful to them.” Different as each interpretation might be, nature was a common thread in this year’s rug designs. The abstract hydrangeas in landscape architect Troy Sober’s rug were inspired not only by the abundance of the flower throughout

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way to express the type of design I love to do: taking two very different design components and fusing them together in an interesting way,” he says. Having their designs translated into silk and wool was, indeed, an empowering experience for all involved. “They work with our people to create the designs, and then we send the designs overseas to another world, and those artistic people hand-tie every knot that goes into each rug, projecting their own spirit into the carpet,” says Arcari. The rugs are woven in Nepal, and it takes two weavers about three months to make each one. “Every year, I say they are better than last year’s,” says Arcari. “And this year, they are spectacular.” The finished rugs will be revealed at the “5 Under 40” awards celebration on September 10 and auctioned off to the highest bidder, with proceeds benefiting Barakat. “It’s all cyclical,” says Arcari. “The money we raise goes directly back to the weavers’ communities to support education. Barakat is the vehicle that we use to give back to the people.” Let the bidding begin! •

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New England, but also by the fact that hydrangeas were used as a centerpiece for his w ­ edding. Furniture designer Adam Rogers also didn’t have to look far to find his muse. “I needed some basis of design, and because wood has always been my partner I brought it along for that design as well,” he says. Architect Corey Papadopoli focused on his love of Maine’s Mount Desert Island. “I started doing a series of watercolor studies of different natural phenomena that I’d seen around the island,” he explains. “The one I gravitated toward was the point of space where water meets the sky.” Specialty designer Kate Sterling used actual slices of blue agate to inform her design, pulling out various characteristics of each—sparkling crystal, cloudiness, stripes—and transforming them into a kaleidoscopic pattern of rich blues. Interior designer Josh Linder layered a Japanese tree silhouette—meant to represent the Kodama tree spirit—over a classic Spanish rug design, using an ombré effect to simulate the sun rising behind the tree. “I thought it was a great

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ago through a partnership between the owners of a carpet-weaving business in Punjab, Pakistan, and a carpet-selling business in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Barakat grew out of two men’s desire to reinvest back into the communities where they did business. Today, Barakat is dedicated to providing exemplary basic education in Afghanistan and Pakistan that advances literacy and increases access to secondary education, particularly for girls and women. Barakat now serves more than 3,000 women and children through traditional schools, at-home literacy programs, and evening classes. Enrollment continues to grow each year, and schools and special programs are run by staff and teachers native to each student community. As part of its ongoing efforts in breaking down barriers to education, the nonprofit organization also provides uniforms, stationery, textbooks, drinking water, and health services—all at no cost to the students. Each year, the rugs designed by “5 Under 40” award winners are auctioned off to the highest bidder, with proceeds benefiting Barakat. Since 2010, “5 Under 40” has raised more than $60,000 for the charity. Please visit for more information.

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The Bath Showcase at Peabody Supply Company Imagine taking refuge from your active

lifestyle by relaxing in the privacy of your own bathroom. With The Bath Showcase at Peabody Supply Company, you can work with our showroom consultants to create the kitchen or bathroom of your dreams: a sanctuary for your body, mind, and soul. The Showcase has five bath showrooms throughout New England, with locations open nights and weekends. Visit The Bath Showcase in Peabody, North Andover, North Chelmsford, and Waltham, Massachusetts, and in Kingston, New Hampshire. The Bath Showcase flagship locations in North Andover and Waltham each have more than 4,000

square feet of inspiration. While appointments are not required, they are helpful. The Bath Showcase has everything you need to complete your project, from custom stone and tile to soaking tubs and lighting, with prices to fit every budget. Providing the finest products in the industry, The Bath Showcase proudly stocks Kohler, Grohe, Basco, Riobel, and Strasser Woodenworks, to name a few. Service is our specialty; your coordinator will be with you every step of the way. Today, The Bath Showcase continues the tradition of helping homeowners turn the bathroom and kitchen of their dreams into reality.

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Cosentino Center Boston Cosentino Group has a rich history in

natural stone, quartz, and recycled and architectural surfacing materials. Whatever your design aesthetic, Cosentino offers a style and color that will fit your vision. From traditional and classic to bold and edgy, the company’s Silestone and Dekton products come in a number of hues, textures, and looks to perfectly tie together the elements of your kitchen or bath. Understanding the investment that comes with

interior design and the importance of designing with products that maintain their appearance and utility through the test of time, Cosentino pioneers products with the highest levels of resilience and beauty. For an extra measure of assurance, the company offers comprehensive product warranties that are unmatched in the industry. Visit your local Cosentino Center, where a team of professionals is ready to help with unique design solutions.

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Cosentino Center Boston 120 Shawmut Road Canton, MA 02021 (508) 393-9600

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Daher Interior Design Daher Interior Design offers a full

complement of services, providing turnkey spaces for both residential and commercial clients. We specialize in complete design, renovation, project management, custom furnishings, cabinetry, and finishes. Our ability to work collaboratively with our clients and all associated trades makes us a trusted partner that has enjoyed 20 years of success through referrals and repeat clients. We have completed many projects in Boston proper and beyond. Kitchens and baths are two of our many specialties; our goal is to create

beautifully designed spaces with all of the key functional elements that you will enjoy for many years to come. Call us to set up a consultation; we would be pleased to work with you!

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Daher Interior Design 224 Clarendon at Newbury Boston, MA 02116 (617) 236-0355

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Dream Kitchens For the last 22 years, Dream Kitchens has

specialized in kitchen and bath design and remodeling. Dream Kitchens has earned more than 200 awards for best value and best design. Nina Hackel, president of the Nashua, New Hampshire–based company, and her five designers have a passion and creativity that haven’t cooled over the years. What sets Dream Kitchens apart from the rest? It’s more than just the ability to design beautiful kitchens; it’s the company’s pledge to increase storage and counter space by at least 30 percent. Hackel believes in creating spaces that make every multitasking parent’s life easier—imagine the

television visible, the kids in view, and the dishes 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, along with professional input on the pros and cons of each layout. The goal is to design a space that is both beautiful and user-friendly. “Our designers pride themselves on their ability to creatively solve challenges of budget, space, function, and style, to ultimately provide a dynamic new lifestyle for each client,” says Hackel. Dream Kitchens is committed to making your kitchen exceptional and ensuring that every client’s dream becomes a reality.

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Dream Kitchens 139 Daniel Webster Highway Nashua, NH 03060 (603) 891-2916

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Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Today’s kitchen is the hub of the home.

It’s where family congregates, it’s where we entertain guests, it’s where meals are shared and memories are made. Since the kitchen is such an important part of the home, homeowners are customizing the space to best fit their lifestyle. Many new and remodeled kitchens are designed to include “stations,” work zones dedicated to a particular task. For instance, Thermador’s stainless steel built-in coffee maker offers a coffee station with an area to store coffee cups. Other kitchen work zones include prep stations within kitchen islands and baking stations complete with several ovens. Another example of kitchen customization is the

placement of the refrigerator and freezer; you no longer need to keep them side by side. The Thermador Freedom Collection allows your refrigeration to blend seamlessly into any kitchen station. Modular components can be interwoven together or strategically placed throughout the kitchen to enhance efficiency and create a uniquely integrated environment. If you are ready to build and customize your dream kitchen, Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery can help. Our product experts are extremely knowledgeable and our showrooms are a good place to get design inspiration and other on-trend recommendations.

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Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery 22 National Drive Franklin, MA 02038 (508) 528-0006

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Jennifer Palumbo Interior Design Jennifer Palumbo’s design philosophy features

the sophisticated use of color, texture, and form in a way that highlights the space, while showcasing the clients’ personality. She believes that any interior space can fulfill its function while encompassing beauty and timelessness. The purity of simplicity and balance are at the core of her work. Jennifer Palumbo, Inc. works on projects of various scales, from large, comprehensive construction projects to partial renovations, all of which include furnishings and, frequently, kitchen and

bath design. The firm gets particular pleasure from designing kitchens and baths. With the breadth of fabulous materials in the industry and the need for function, designing kitchens and baths offers Palumbo an opportunity to create unique and customized spaces for her clients. “I am proud to say that I do not have a ‘style,’ ” she says. “I am completely open-minded when it comes to design. I appreciate design on so many levels that, to me, it is a matter of editing and composing an environment for a particular personality and lifestyle.”

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Kitchen Views at National Lumber WELCOME TO THE BEGINNING

of a design journey.... Kitchen Views’ clients have an enjoyable experience as they work with our talented designers. Planning with a professional designer makes the journey gratifying, and our Kitchen Views showrooms provide inspiration. Homeowners have a vision, and our designers have the experience to lead them through the design process for every room in the house, exceeding their expectations. A staggering number of decisions must be made, and having a seasoned professional who understands the homeowners’ needs and aesthetic taste helps with decision-making.

Visit to see “Getting Started” and “Designers” portfolios. There is information and photos of the wide array of cabinetry, countertops, and decorative hardware available at Kitchen Views. “Design Magazines by Kitchen Views” is another source for inspiration and ideas. Our “True Stories” have interviews with happy clients praising our services. Their insights on the remodeling process will benefit you. Whether you are currently planning a project, or dreaming of doing so, we invite you to visit a Kitchen Views showroom near you.... Where the designers are pros, and the views are yours.

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Showrooms in Newton, Mansfield, New Bedford, Berlin, and Warwick Kitchen Views at National Lumber (508) DESIGNS

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Landscape Depot Outdoor kitchens and living areas are

really cooking in New England. More and more people are extending their homes into the outdoors and creating stunning environments that are comfortable and practical. Even businesses are beginning to build outdoor break rooms and kitchens for their employees; what a way to keep your staff motivated! You are limited only by your imagination, and there is something for every budget. With a team that has more than 50 years of combined experience, Landscape Depot is equipped and eager to help with any outdoor project. Our

experts will guide you the entire way, from the initial design phase to the final details such as lighting options. We have a contractor network that is second to none and have fostered relationships with experts in outdoor kitchen design such as Precision Excavation (based in Foxboro, MA; eric@ and Ahronian Landscape (based in Holliston, MA; From simple fire pits and fireplaces to pizza ovens, full outdoor kitchens, and living rooms, Landscape Depot is perfectly positioned to be your partner in building your outdoor dreams.

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Ahronian Landscaping & Design, Inc.

Precision Excavation Ahronian Landscaping & Design, Inc.

Landscape Depot 57 1/2 Dilla Street Milford, MA 01757 (508) 366-9100

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Roomscapes Luxury Design Center Roomscapes is a full-service firm engaged

in residential space planning, interior design, and remodeling services for every room in the house. The award-winning kitchens and baths are the most distinctive samples in the company’s portfolio. The attention to detail shows not only in the design layouts but also in the unique selection of materials, cabinetry, and interior accessories. Roomscapes’ clients benefit from engineering, remodeling, and design services, as well as the ability to purchase all products and materials under

one roof. From cabinetry, appliances, and surface materials to tile, plumbing fixtures, hardware, and accessories, you can find everything you need for your remodeling project in this one-of-a-kind design center. With a team of almost twenty designers and craftsmen, Roomscapes provides the experts to help clients transform their homes one room at a time, enhancing their lifestyle. The nurturing quality of every person on the team has endeared this company to thousands of satisfied clients since 1977.

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Roomscapes Luxury Design Center 40 Reservoir Park Drive Rockland, MA (781) 616-6400

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Sea-Dar Construction If you’re ready to design a kitchen but don’t

know where to begin, Sea-Dar Construction’s online portfolio ( is a good place to start. From the simple to the sublime, their work is sure to inspire. Sea-Dar is able to source unique combinations of wood, concrete, stone, and metal to create sleek urban and traditional looks. Odd angles, small spaces, and uniquely shaped rooms are no challenge for the award-winning contractor. Years of experience allow the company to consistently resolve renovation and new construction issues for their clients.

Best known for their custom waterfront homes, luxurious condominiums, and historic brownstone residences, Sea-Dar has garnered a reputation for posh properties in Greater Boston, Cape Cod, and New York. Their lavish collection of modern bathrooms and custom gourmet kitchens has earned Sea-Dar a long list of awards for everything from craftsmanship to construction safety. These awards speak directly to the company’s capabilities. To learn more about Sea-Dar Construction, visit or preview their projects on Houzz at

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46 Waltham Street, 4A Boston, MA 02118 (617) 423-0870 2957 Falmouth Road Osterville, MA 02655 (508) 419-7372 112 W. 34th St, Ste 17019 New York, NY 10120 (212) 946-4797

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TOTO Gallery In 1917, TOTO was established as Japan’s first

sanitary-ware manufacturer, with the goal of improving people’s lives. Today, we maintain that pioneering spirit with innovations that make people’s lives healthier, less complicated, and more beautiful. The Neorest 750H with Actilight is designed to bring new levels of comfort and cleanliness to your bathroom. Experience the pleasure of using a toilet that looks and feels brand new every time. Neorest 750H with Actilight gets rid of both visible and invisible waste without any extra effort from you.

The two key features of Actilight are the special glaze that’s fired onto the bowl and an ultraviolet light inside the lid. These two technologies work together with oxygen and water in the air to create a photocatalytic process that breaks down waste. The Actilight process is a natural one that uses no chemicals… just light, oxygen, and water. Neorest 750H with Actilight minimizes the need for additional maintenance and reduces the use of harsh detergents that negatively affect our environment. Let the Neorest 750H with Actilight transform your space into a luxurious and rejuvenating oasis.

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Classic Kitchens & Interiors Since 1979, the dedicated team of certified

designers and installers at Classic Kitchens & Interiors (CKI) has been partnering with architects, builders, interior designers, and homeowners to create beautiful, unique, and functional kitchens and baths throughout Cape Cod, the islands, and southern New England. CKI’s superior craftsmanship and award-winning projects also include custom built-ins, laundry rooms, offices, and wetbar cabinetry. The team provides attention to detail, quality workmanship, state-of-the-art cabinetry products, and an individualized approach to the design process. Please visit our 4,500-square-foot showroom, which highlights a variety of design styles and the latest technologies available.

Classic Kitchens & Interiors 127 Airport Road Hyannis, MA 02601 (508) 775-3075

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attention for its award-winning kitchens and baths. Its projects are frequently showcased in magazines and cabinetry brochures and recently appeared on Building New Hampshire, on WMUR ABC. The firm specializes in creating uniquely personalized spaces for a discerning clientele. It provides designs, products, installation, and warranty services to homeowners, designers, builders, and architects. Whether your home is a traditional estate, a postand-beam lake house, or a modern city loft, each project pairs quality materials and master craftsmanship with uncompromising service. The results are beautiful, functional spaces that will be enjoyed for generations!


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Hampden Design & Construction Hampden Design & Construction is an award-

winning general-contracting firm that creates beautiful custom homes and elegant additions in the Greater Boston area. We specialize in high-end renovations, additions, and new construction projects for homeowners who seek functional yet stylish solutions executed with impeccable craftsmanship. Winners of the Boston Home magazine Dream Kitchen competition and featured on “This Old House,” we will treat your home with the attention and respect you deserve. Your home is your most important asset, so remodeling and construction decisions are not—and should not be—entered into lightly. At Hampden Design & Construction, we appreciate the magnitude of this decision.

Hampden Design & Construction PO Box 180 Newton, MA 02467 (617) 969-1112

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Installations Plus, Inc. Since 1983, Installations Plus, Inc. has been

transforming spaces. Our skilled team of installers works on both new projects and remodels, displaying quality workmanship in both residential and commercial settings. With years of experience working with custom homebuilders, designers, and contractors, we specialize in kitchen, bath, foyer, sunroom, and patio projects involving ceramic, glass, and quarry tiles, as well as slate and marble. We invite you to explore our website to see some of our completed work. We look forward to making your vision a reality!

Installations Plus, Inc. 241 Kuniholm Drive Holliston, MA 01746 (774) 233-0210

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Kennebec Company Befitting Cabinetry…. If you’re looking for

cabinetry that fits your home’s architecture, that fits your personal style, that fits your life, find it all at Kennebec Company. Here, Maine craftsmen build kitchens and client relationships to last a lifetime. From hand-planed doors to precision-engineered cabinets, we specialize in authentic, furniture-based design and construction and, in the process, go to extraordinary lengths to protect the environment. Everything about the experience—design, craft, and installation—is customized to delight you. We welcome all to visit our shop and meet the team that will transform your home.

Kennebec Company 1 Front St. Bath, ME 04530 (207) 443-2131

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Mitchell Construction Mitchell Construction Group is a design and

build remodeling company. Over the past 25 years our staff has grown to include interior designers and architects, project managers, master carpenters, green remodeling experts, and top-notch customer service professionals. The kitchen pictured above is just one example of the wide range of projects that we tackle. The homeowners wanted to transform their dark, outdated kitchen into one that was grander and more sophisticated. The vision included a larger footprint to accommodate both a peninsula and a large island with circulation for two cooks and multiple guests. From the custom cabinetry to the polished nickel fixtures to the granite counters, each element is upscale, unique, and inviting.

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Moniques Bath Showroom Inc. At Moniques Bath Showroom, a second-

generation family business, we pride ourselves on our product knowledge and our commitment to superior customer service. We have received the Houzz Customer Service Award, the Decorative Plumbing & Hardware Association’s Showroom of the Year Award, and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show’s Innovative Showroom of the Year Award. Whether you are a design professional or a homeowner, you will be treated with respect in our newly upgraded showroom. Because we display all of the top-brand decorative plumbing fixtures and hardware as well as products exclusive to very few showrooms, Moniques is a must-visit in your kitchen and bath planning.

Moniques Bath Showroom Inc. 123 N Beacon St. Watertown, MA 02472 (617) 923-1167

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Newton Kitchens & Design Newton Kitchens & Design provides exceptional

handcrafted cabinetry and furniture manufactured in Massachusetts. As a family-owned business, we blend an unpretentious and authentic mindset with an unrivaled commitment to master craftsmanship. Our unique, innovative designs range from contemporary to traditional, and combine luxury with functionality. Our finishes include exotic wood veneers, Italian lacquers, fabric and stainless steel wraps, and more. At every stage, we take a handson approach to help you create the perfect pieces for your home. We deliver unparalleled customer service and unsurpassed quality in both our handcrafted custom and semi-custom cabinetry.

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Platemark Design PLATEMARK specializes in luxury residential

transformations. We design elegant, richly balanced interiors for a discerning and sophisticated clientele. We create gracefully modern homes, described as “classical contemporary,” whose designs are conceived, detailed, and executed to perfection. Planning a move? We also manage comprehensive household transitions—from your quiet family home to an urban penthouse or vice versa. When you hire us, you have us, 100 percent. Our process is simple: we listen to what you envision, then create something beyond your expectations. We are there the entire time to bring your project to fruition.

Platemark Design 45 Newbury Street, Suite 503 Boston, MA 02116 (617) 487-4475

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Rosado & Sons, Inc. Working throughout New England, Rosado

& Sons, Inc. provides unparalleled service for all your outdoor living needs. We’ve earned our reputation by demonstrating exquisite workmanship and providing quality customer service and satisfaction to our clients for more than 30 years. We skillfully design and install landscapes that integrate both hardscape and softscape elements, creating an outdoor atmosphere perfect for relaxing and entertaining. We specialize in outdoor kitchens and sitting areas, pool and patio designs, shrub and tree installation, custom outdoor lighting, irrigation and water management programs, water features, seasonal colorscapes, and maintenance. Let Rosado create an environment that translates your vision into a reality.

Rosado & Sons, Inc. 217 B Turnpike Rd. Westborough, MA 01581 (508) 366-3700

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Seldom Scene Interiors Seldom Scene Interiors is an international

design firm specializing in all aspects of interior design. For decades, principal designer and owner Wendy Valliere has masterfully designed homes, yachts, condos, stables, and even treehouses for clients the world over. Although the genesis of each project differs, the outcome is always the same—her clients are astounded, speechless, and often teary-eyed by her ability to bring their dreams to life. Whether it’s a rustic Stowe Mountain cabin, a sprawling, seaside Cape Cod, a Fifth Avenue apartment, or a 17thcentury London estate, Wendy and her Seldom Scene team are masters of metamorphosis.

Seldom Scene Interiors 2038 Mountain Road Stowe, VT 05672 (802) 253-3770

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Slocum Hall Design Group Slocum Hall Design Group is an architecture

and design firm specializing in creating beautiful homes that are functional for everyday living. Kitchens are one of our favorite design challenges; we love the process of turning these functional rooms into extraordinary spaces that you and your family will enjoy for many years to come. Each of our projects begins by listening to you and understanding the way you live, then designing your space to capture the aesthetics, flow, and utility most important to you. Whether you prefer traditional or contemporary, you’ll find thoughtful, creative design and detail-focused project management. At Slocum Hall we help you realize the home of your dreams.

Slocum Hall Design Group 74 Barnard Avenue Watertown, MA 02472 (617) 744-6399

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showroom in New England, is in the process of remodeling. We are knocking down walls and selecting beautiful plumbing fixtures. We’ve had a few bumps in the road that have set us back a bit, but we cannot wait to unveil the first phase of our new showroom this fall. Splash is open during renovations, and we are looking forward to showing you the most updated working models to complete your dream home.

Splash 244 Needham St. Newton, MA 02464 (617) 332-6662

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WaterSpot Showrooms Newly crowned the winner of a 2015 Best of

Boston Award for bath accessories, WaterSpot showrooms are designed to create a vibrant experience while displaying a great variety of products. See and touch the latest in bath, kitchen, heating, cooling, and plumbing. WaterSpot is also gaining a reputation for its extensive selection of designer lighting from around the world, offering best-in-class manufacturing along with innovative, beautiful design. For discount pricing visit our new WaterSpot Oops! at 11 Brooks Drive, Braintree, Massachusetts, for out-of-stock, discontinued, scratch-and-dent, and display items. These products aren’t in perfect shape, but who is?

WaterSpot Showrooms Boston, MA | Natick, MA Providence, RI | Westerly, RI Woonsocket, RI (800) 485-7500

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100% Hand-Woven: It’s that simple. In our showroom, a wide variety of styles and stripes, bold and bright, or extra subtle, with highlights of hand spun silk, available in many standard sizes, or customized to suit your needs.

The Mill at Newton Lower Falls 2284 Washington Street, Newton Lower Falls 02462, 617-244-2553,

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È Architect Patrick Ahearn, interior designers Andrea Georgopolis and Kellye O’Kelly of Slifer Designs, and builder Peter Rosbeck teamed up to create this oasis on Martha’s Vineyard for a suburban-Boston family. The view from the second floor of the guesthouse encompasses the main house, pool, bocce court, and an ocean view.


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Even after designing nearly 200 houses on Martha’s Vineyard, including every house on this street overlooking South Beach outside Edgartown, architect Patrick Ahearn will tell you it takes practice to make perfect. Over the years, some of the best architects have been foiled in attempting to create what’s known as an upside-down house, where the main living and entertaining areas appear on the second floor, the better to take advantage of the views. A typical outcome is a first level full of throw-away rooms or dead-ends—laundry, mudroom, guest quarters, and forgotten spaces—and an exterior that resembles a roadside motel, with architectural oddities resulting from trying to encase multiple stairwells or provide larger living spaces above the smaller base.

Ahearn brought his considerable experience to bear in designing this upside-down house that makes the most of its location and serves as a reflection of its owners’ lifestyle. Combining two major architectural elements—a pair of steeply pitched, broad gables for the front and back of the house and stout gambrels acting like bookends to the north and south views—Ahearn gave the home a substantial base while maximizing the square footage in the rooms that needed it the most: those with a view that stretches across miles of Atlantic Ocean.

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È The main living spaces sit on the home’s second floor, to take advantage of the views. CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT: Exposed ceiling beams add character to a living room painted in serene white and accented with bold blues. The entry of the upsidedown house offers the same welcoming feel as a home with a more conventional circulation pattern. Adjustable pulleys mean the lights above the dining table can be pulled up during the day so as not to impede the ocean view.


Patrick Ahearn, Patrick Ahearn Architect INTERIOR DESIGN:

Andrea Georgopolis and Kellye O’Kelly, Slifer Designs BUILDER:

Peter Rosbeck, Rosbeck Builders LANDSCAPE DESIGN:

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È The one-of-a-kind backsplash is a mural by island artist Kara Taylor. FACING PAGE: In the office just off the dining room, designers O’Kelly and Georgopolis opted for a green ceiling to define the architecture of the space while creating a sense of coziness.

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“Everything is chunky about the house,” says the architect. “It sits on a fieldstone podium and there’s a promenade of large columns that gives the exterior more weight. It’s all about how to create circulation patterns that aren’t evident on the exterior of the house or that overpower the architecture on the exterior. It’s a very tailored house.” The property’s layout is substantial as well. A large, rectangular pool sits between house and beach with pergolas anchoring each end, and the backyard holds multiple outdoor entertaining spaces, including a

dining area and outdoor kitchen and fireplace. Just over the fence that separates the main house from the guesthouse (an attenuated version of the former) lie an herb garden, cutting garden, and bocce court, all within earshot of the crashing waves. As Martha’s Vineyard–perfect as the exterior’s weathered shingles and white trim look, the interior is as sophisticated as you’ll find in any home onisland or beyond. Taking their cues from the layering of beadboard and trim inside and the weight of the architecture outside, Andrea Georgopolis and Kellye september–october 2015  New England Home 157

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“Everything is chunky about the house,” says Ahearn. “It sits on a fieldstone podium and there’s a promenade of large columns that gives the exterior more weight.”

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È CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT: Ahearn used exaggerated, symmetrical bays on the backside of the house; the guesthouse is visible to the far left of the main house. Giant pots of rosemary and flowers mark the path toward the pool area. Pergolas at either end of the pool create outdoor living spaces complete with a waterside kitchen and dining area.

O’Kelly of Colorado-based Slifer Designs set about ­creating spaces that draw attention to the architecture with a palette taken directly from the sea. Vineyard-goers know greens, grays, and muddled blues would be the color of the water most days. Georgopolis, having grown up near Boston, was quite familiar with it. Throughout the home, greens of varying shades dominate the color scheme without overwhelming it. Muted tones lie in the background, allowing blues, patterns, and textures to pop when need be. To make the house circulate in a more conventional fashion, Ahearn gave the space an auspicious entry, lessening the prominence of the staircase and allowing the emphasis to be on the view through the small family room to French doors that lead to the pool. He also set the interior architectural tone with beadboard applied to the ceiling, layering the trimwork with a heavier hand than what appears on the more open second floor.

Shapely lamps on a rough wood-front console in the entryway niche and an undulating tortoise-shell mirror introduce texture and scale to Georgopolis and O’Kelly’s design. It plays through to the family room, where the designers placed a geometric rug of bold blues under cerusedwicker chairs in blue fabrics. Right above the family room, the living room spans the space between two fireplaces and has an exterior deck that runs the length of the house. “The homeowners gravitate toward more muted tones,” says Georgopolis. “We added blasts of blue in the living room, but there are also links to the greens we used throughout the house in the sofa and accents.” The boat painting above the mantel, from Eisenhauer Gallery in Edgartown, helped solidify the color palette. “The painting fit the niche within one inch,” september–october 2015  New England Home 159

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says Georgopolis of their luck. A chaise longue—the family dog’s favorite perch— divides the main living area from a secondary seating area that backs up to the opposite fireplace. As with the architecture, tailoring in terms of the interiors was also key. “We did not slipcover furniture,” says Georgopolis. “These are not loose, messy people. They wanted comfort and livability, but everything is more finished, more refined than your typical beach house.” The home’s palette developed from the decision not to have a white kitchen. Says Georgopolis, “The kitchen was really the springboard for the green tones and driftwood texture.” The wire-brushed cabinets and range hood and a sandstone-topped island that sits on a painted green base act as a background to the dramatic art that is

the backsplash above the range. Georgopolis and the homeowners commissioned artist Kara Taylor, who has a gallery on the island, to complete a painted mural of a tree on canvas that was then covered in glass and trimmed in tile. The kitchen fills one of the gambrel ends, the multiple ceiling angles creating detailed nooks and open cabinets. Across the ceiling, reclaimed beams run from the front of the house to the back and are repeated in the adjacent dining room, office, living room, and master bedroom in the opposite gambrel. The dining area lies between the kitchen and living room, a see-through fireplace acting as a room divider. The dining room also sits in the crosshairs between the wife’s office and the ocean view. “The dining room sort of floats,” says Georgopolis. “It’s open to kitchen and office. You can raise

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Throughout the home, muted tones lie in the background, allowing blues, patterns, and textures to pop when need be. È LEFT: In the family room, a geometricpatterned rug, a circular design on the chairs’ upholstery, and wave artwork offer an echo of the pool area, which sits outside the room through a set of French doors. ABOVE: Bold blues and orange add punch in the daughter’s room.

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È The master bedroom’s closet incorporates an Empire-period chest that belonged to the wife’s mother, prompting the choice of natural walnut for the walls, floors, and ceiling. ABOVE: Light and dark materials take turns in the master bath. FACING PAGE: A hint of color in the ceiling adds a warm touch to the master bedroom.

and lower the Jonathan Browning light fixture on a pulley. It’s raised when the family’s not eating so the wife can see the water from her office.” To define the office area from the other beamed spaces on the second floor and to create contrast in the architecture, Georgopolis and O’Kelly painted the beadboard ceiling a mossy green. The splash of color cozies the space, showing off the paneling and builtin cabinet details. The desk’s green glass pulls recall seaglass and the driftwood tones of the kitchen. “That green is part of the accent color from the kitchen,” says Georgopolis. “If that space had been all white, we’d have lost the detail that showcases Patrick’s design.” “The architecture and Andrea and Kellye’s design are a more modern interpretation of the New England vernacular,” says Ahearn. “The cabinetry is

a more modern look, while the woodwork is more traditional with the beadboard and high paneling.” The designers also painted the beadboard ceiling in the master suite, but this time in a yellowish-beige. The organic-looking rug in its soft pattern completes a khaki, green, and beige oasis. Cabinetry in the master bath combines painted elements with naturalwood vanities in a dark stain. The walnut stain was continued in the entirety of the walk-in closet to match a chest from the wife’s mother. “The closet was supposed to be white,” says Georgopolis, “but the walnut added a rich, contrasting element to the bedroom. Instead of that chest jumping out at you, it now fits perfectly.” Perfection, indeed, defines this home, from the grand scheme to the smallest details. • RESOURCES For more information about this home, see page 256. september–october 2015 New eNglaNd Home 163

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A cast-resin sea urchin assumes a sculptural presence in the entry, next to a reclaimed-wood table topped with a lamp custom made by Hudson Interior Designs. FACING PAGE: Faux-painted wood and miniature bells make a fantastical mirror frame. The adjacent office, unlike most offices, is as colorfully appealing as the rest of the house.

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Unconventional Wisdom

Fearlessly setting a mix of styles against a backdrop of bold color brings a spirit of fun to a young family’s suburban Boston home. september–october 2015  New England Home 165

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Color, pattern, and texture happily mix in the living room. Above the fireplace, double-armed sconces flank a painting by local artist John Vinton. The custom-cut and -bound rug hails from Faber’s Rug Company in Wellesley, Massachusetts. The graphic throw is by Jonathan Adler. FACING PAGE: The living room flows seamlessly into the dining room, where the large light fixture and rich dark-blue chairs add a dose of drama.

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t’s well known that New Englanders have a staid reputation. Steadfastness, endurance, loyalty—indeed, Yankees have all those traits. Exuberance as a characteristic, on the other hand, comes less frequently to mind. But when a designer who wields color like a magician happens along, we’re utterly and completely charmed. As it turns out, fearless playfulness is a balm for our souls. With that in mind, it’s no wonder interior designer Jill Goldberg’s clients feel like they have a new lease on life. Their previously dark house, with its decidedly Gothic-leaning decor, has been transformed. Maybe the exterior fits perfectly with all the other homes in their pretty Boston suburb. But the interior? That’s a different story. It was the owners’ wise recruitment of Goldberg that turned their world around. In addition to being among the area’s most in-demand designers, Goldberg is the founder of Hudson, one of Boston’s most stylish boutiques. Known for her ability to blend styles—modern (the designer spent almost a decade in sunny California) with traditional and vintage—

Goldberg also subtly interjects a good bit of fun into every project. Here, since the layout was efficient and the home was in mint condition, the primary focus was on cosmetics. The master suite got a makeover, but it was the first floor—ground zero for the family’s activities—that received the greatest amount of Goldberg’s attention. The owners were yearning for a more up-to-date look and a cheerier nest overall. As every expert will confirm, nothing changes a room’s mood like a fresh, bright color. And, fortunately, Goldberg’s clients were more than ready to rev up the tempo. Now, even on the dreariest of days, the vibe is upbeat. Just look at the entry. Goldberg clad the walls in a luscious blue Phillip Jeffries grasscloth

Twin Lucille floor lamps by Oly bring an additional measure of symmetry to the open and airy living room. The lively Christopher Farr drapery fabric inspired the bold green wall color. FACING PAGE: The powder room’s razzledazzle wallpaper riffs on all the colors the designer incorporated in her scheme and simultaneously bestows big personality on a compact space.

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The kitchen’s custom-painted fixture is by Stray Dog Designs. “I like oversize lighting,” says Goldberg. “This one complements the grand scale of the table.” The zippy indoor/outdoor fabric on the dining chairs is Tortola by Schumacher. FACING PAGE: New countertops and snowy tiles give the busy cooking zone fresh spirit.

that might easily evoke thoughts of a cloudless West Coast sky. Visitors who sit to remove their boots do so on a Bernhardt leather bench the hue of a spring leaf. The bolster at their back (like the curtains framing the window on the stair landing) is dressed in a flamboyant Osborne & Little fabric guaranteed to raise the spirits of even the staunchest northerner. For that matter, so could the leopard-print stair runner and the fanciful vintage mirror (the last a lucky

score on 1stdibs). “The more eclectic we made it, the better it seemed to work,” says Goldberg. The office, which is visible from the entry, isn’t shy on personality either. The linen window fabric, with the fun name Enter the Dragons, is by Jim Thompson. There’s a fireplace for extra coziness, but a carpet the color of a summer sunset is also a warming feature. And there’s definite heat being generated in the powder room, too. Celerie Kemble’s electric Flamestick wallpaper gives the stately vanity pizzazz it never had before. Warm and welcoming are the adjectives that apply to the whole place. The kitchen with its generous-sized breakfast area and the adjoining family room, for instance, couldn’t be more congenial. The existing cabinetry didn’t warrant replacement. Instead, Goldberg cleverly worked around it, swapping out yesterday’s countertops and backsplash for pale tiles and gray-veined marble. Then, to help define the dining area, she installed

“The more eclectic we made it, the better it seemed to work,” says Goldberg. an eye-popping, oversize, custompainted light fixture above an X-base table by Noir. One step down, the family room holds a bold sectional by Verellen and a user-friendly coffee table from Restoration Hardware. A chic cowhide is layered over a long-wearing sisal rug. “This is where everybody congregates,” says Goldberg. “We wanted it to be an enjoyable, worry-free spot.” The dining and living rooms are even more uplifting, if that’s possible. The bright-green, open-toone-another spaces suggest gardens, grass, and all things outdoorsy. Yet, there’s also an underlying note of elegance. Glossy white ceilings—one of Goldberg’s signature moves—add life, underscore the crisp green, and september–october 2015  New England Home 171

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The most joyful nook of all might be the whimsical basement playroom. “Little kids are happy,” says Goldberg. “I wanted to make this a happy haven.” maximize light. In this case, the gleaming finish also draws attention to the architecture by accentuating the tray ceilings. And, once again, there’s a titanic light fixture— this time it’s the dining room’s capiz sphere—floating moonlike above a handsome Parsons table by Kravet. The Martinique side chairs are creamy-hued, while dramatic blue wingbacks guard the table’s ends. The chairs ground the space and reference splashes of blue found throughout. The chic living room centers on the hearth. According to Goldberg, it was the Christopher Farr drapery fabric that inspired the vibrant wall color. The furnishings are classic—twin Bernhardt sofas and Layla chairs by Oly standing side by side—but a zebrastriped (actually, painted cowhide) ottoman kicks it all into a higher contemporary gear. “You have to mix

it up,” Goldberg says, modestly downplaying the level of skill such complementary blending entails. The designer was delighted that her clients carefully cherry-picked their art, not only because every piece earned her thumbs-up, but also because it put a personal stamp on the rooms. In addition, the wife happens to be a photographer. Her work lends a whole extra layer of interest, bringing with it reams of stories and memories. Still, all the captivating art and comfortable furnishings aside, if we were to take a family poll, the most joyful nook of all might be the youngest child’s whimsical basement playroom. How could it not be, with its bright Schumacher wallpaper and hot-pink, snuggly sofa? Once again, Goldberg lets it rip, marrying yellow pendants and a floor lamp the shade of a grasshopper. Open shelves provide plenty of space for myriad toys and books. And, should a tea party be scheduled, there’s a generous table with chairs for guests. “Little kids are happy,” says Goldberg. “I wanted to make this a happy haven.” In the end, that’s exactly how the talented designer made the whole house feel—irrepressibly happy, the way every home everywhere should be. • Resources For more information about this home, see page 256.

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Goldberg has a sure hand, right down to choosing accessories, when it comes to melding colors. In the family room, toss pillows pull together the vivid yellow of the draperies, the bold orange of the sofa, and the brilliant blue of the Dunes & Duchess candelabra. FACING PAGE: A patchwork rug by PB Kids cozies up a playroom made extra-energetic by hot pink accented with bright primary colors.

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A Return To Elegance Thanks to the discerning eyes of one couple, a grand but worn-out old Back Bay townhouse once again exhibits its debonair character.

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◆ ◆ ◆ As the restored entry hall and vestibule of this elegant Commonwealth Avenue townhouse prove, bringing the historic nineteenth-century, 7,400-square-foot building back to its original condition required a skilled team of artisans who worked hand in hand with the project’s architect, designer, and contractor. September–October 2015  New England Home 175

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“LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT” is how Boston investment manager Bob Atchinson describes his initial visit to the stately, five-story Commonwealth Avenue townhouse that he and his wife, Michelle, now call home. “It was magnificent and full of character. Although time had taken its toll, I knew it could be restored to its former glory.”

Architect Bob Paladino and designer Cynthia Deysher agreed. “The first time I saw it I realized it had great bones and great potential,” Paladino says. As Deysher recalls, “It was steeped in history and was so elegant. But it needed work.” That’s putting it mildly. The townhouse, built in 1878 on land once owned by John Wilkes Booth, was showing more than a few signs of age. The building’s September–OctOber 2015 New eNglaNd Home 177

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◆ ◆ ◆ Although the owner worried that the original wood paneling made the living room too dark, a color palette of light blues, greens, and creams and a generous supply of table lamps and wall sconces helped brighten the once “gloomy” room. Minimal window treatments also let in lots of light from Commonwealth Avenue.

herringbone, quarter-sawn oak floors were scuffed and worn. Its ornate paneling and wainscoting needed repair and refinishing. Beautiful details like leaded windows, faux stone wainscoting, and elegant limestone fireplaces cried out for restoration. “This was a job that demanded skilled craftsmen’s attention to detail,” says Paladino. Over its life, the 7,400-square-foot structure had undergone several transformations and many renovations. Originally a single home, it became a private club in 1940. The St. Botolph Club, an exclusive arts club founded in 1880, occupied the premises until 1972. The building was then sold and divided into seven apartments, which were reduced to five after a fire broke out in 2004. “Happily, a lot of the craftsmanship that went into the townhouse survived the transformations and the fire,” says Paladino. The Atchinsons’ long-term plan included cre-

ating their own home on the two lower floors and converting the other three floors into living spaces for their grown children. “Everyone involved wanted the same thing: to restore this townhouse and make it look, and especially feel, like a home again,” Michelle says. Despite its general state of disrepair, the townhouse showed plenty of evidence of the skill of the nineteenth-century craftsmen who built it. “All of us felt privileged to work on a vintage property like this,” says general contractor Ken Vona. One of the biggest challenges he and his team faced was matching the new work to the

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original. “Our work had to blend in seamlessly with the nineteenth-century version,” he says. No detail was overlooked. Restoring one facenailed, inlaid, quarter-sawn oak floor required resetting tens of thousands of nails, filling in the nail holes, and resurfacing the floor. Plasterers painstakingly restored and replaced the wainscoting in several rooms. “It was time-consuming to fabricate new plaster molds and match the new work to the existing walls,” says Vona. He and his subcontractors were challenged to add all the modern necessities—new electrical, audio wiring, and a high-tech alarm system—without making them obvious. “We

wanted to make everything as invisible as possible,” says Vona. Automatic window shades are cleverly tucked away in millwork. The family room’s flat-screen television hides behind wood paneling. In every room, the new blends in perfectly with the old. Thanks to its various reconfigurations over the years, the building’s interior was dark. “It seemed a bit gloomy when I first entered,” admits Michelle. To flood the space with natural light, Paladino enlarged a rooftop skylight and opened up a once-closed stairwell between the floors. “This gave us a light shaft that runs all the way through the building,” explains

Project Team Architecture:

Robert (Bob) Paladino, Mellowes & Paladino Architects Interior design:

Cynthia Deysher, Deysher Advisory Services Builder:

Ken Vona, Kenneth Vona Construction

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◆ ◆ ◆ The design team created a spacious new kitchen, complete with an island and breakfast counter. New cabinets of white wood and glass and a copper oven hood blend in with period elements such as the original leaded-glass doors.

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“EVERYONE INVOLVED WITH THIS PROJECT REALLY WENT ABOVE AND BEYOND TO PRESERVE THE DETAILS THAT MAKE THIS HOUSE SO SPECIAL,” SAYS ATCHINSON. Deysher. “It helped make the entire house brighter and more airy.” To soften an early-twentieth-century Gothic addition, the team redesigned the stairways, removing wrought-iron balustrades on several floors and replacing them with more-traditional wood banisters supported by white wooden spindles. “We did this to lighten the house and bring it back to its 1880s feel,” says Deysher. To further lighten the look and feel, Deysher and Michelle chose a palette of pale blues, greens, and creams for the walls, fabrics, and furniture. Rugs and carpets in quiet neutral hues add softness. Deysher also added recessed ceiling lighting, wall sconces, chandeliers, and table lamps throughout the house. “At one time

we even considered painting the rich dark paneling in the living room, but we decided against it,” the designer notes. “Cleaning it and reconditioning it lightened and softened it a lot.” Simple, classic window treatments—and, in the case of the leaded windows, no treatments at all—make the most of the natural light that washes in from Commonwealth Avenue. Scale was also an important consideration in the interior design. In the dining room, for example, Deysher specified oversize embroidered-silk dining chairs, a massive mirror, and a large rock-quartz crystal chandelier to stand up to the generous proportions of the limestone fireplace and fourteen-foot ceilings. A new mural, by Mendon-based painter

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George Paicopoulos, that features historical scenes from nineteenth-century Boston wraps around the dining room walls and continues up the stairway. “We used old prints and engravings as the basis for the scenes we included in the mural,” explains Deysher. Bob Atchinson admits they took “a small liberty” with the mural’s historical accuracy. The artist included an image of Bob and Michelle, dressed in nineteenth-century garb and riding in a horse-drawn carriage down Commonwealth Avenue. When the couple’s grandchild was born during the renovation, the artist added him in a pram being pushed by the Atchinsons’ daughter and son-in-law. Bob and Michelle report that they are so

thrilled with the way their two-floor home turned out, they are now restoring the two floors above for their daughter and her family. “Everyone involved with this project really went above and beyond to preserve the details that make this house so special,” says Bob. Recently, the couple showed off the completed renovation to members of the St. Botolph Club and got their wholehearted seal of approval. “They told us they were happy we saved and restored so much of the craftsmanship that went into this house,” Bob Atchinson says. “We feel the same way; once again this historic house is a home.” •

◆ ◆ ◆ LEFT: An enlarged skylight floods the stairway with natural light. ABOVE: The master bedroom features floor-to-ceiling windows (flanked by Indian shutters and blue-and-gold silk drapes) that look out onto Commonwealth Avenue. A buttercream-colored rug keeps things light. A television and dresser are neatly tucked away in one of the room’s two alcoves.

Resources For more information about this home, see

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MOdern MagiC ➻ Everything about this Brookline, Massachusetts, home is fresh, modern, and open. No walls divide the kitchen from the breakfast area to one side or the pantry (complete with a wine refrigerator) on the other. The kitchen also opens to a sitting area. The challenge happily assumed by Adolfo Perez and Andra Birkerts was to create seamless transitions clearly delineating each area’s function. The quiet palette of grays and taupes forms a consistent backdrop for a mix of materials: concrete floors, a stone backsplash, shelves of steel and oak, and counters of concrete and resin with accents of stainless steel. The sitting area is cleverly defined by an irregularshaped Paula Lenti rug in a hot orange that projects both warmth and whimsy. And just for fun, a trio of white Blu Dot bar stools is joined by one in brilliant turquoise. Andra Birkerts Adolfo Perez BUilDeR: Thoughtforms inTeRiOR DesiGn:



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a shining eXaMple ➻ The kitchen is truly the heart of this Massachusetts home, the nucleus for all the family activities, the homeowner says. Classic ingredients like white cabinetry and black granite counters get a contemporary kick from the glossy crackle-tile backsplash, the leather-edged rugs, and the fetching celery hue of the faux leather upholstery on the Dakota Jackson chairs at the island. A coffer above the island brings interest to the expansive ceiling and acts as a frame for

a pair of oversize tole-shaded Charles Edwards hanging chandeliers that are nothing short of magnificent. The space gets a bit of extra shine from the mirrored cabinet fronts. “Keeping things organized in a glass-front cabinet can be a nightmare,” says designer Maribeth Brostowski. The antique French mirror panes keep things both bright and tidy. — PHOTOGRAPHY BY GReG PRemRU; PRODUCeD BY KARin liDBeCK BRenT

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siMply perFeCt ➻ This suburban Boston kitchen has such an appealing simplicity one might be forgiven for being slow to catch on to designer Emily Pinney’s clever employment of a variety of materials. The room’s working wall—where dinner is cooked and dishes are washed—is clad in reclaimed brick that supplants the need for a backsplash. A wide window with narrow, black-painted mullions sits above the white farmhouse sink, offering a view to the wooded backyard. Cabinets painted a soft gray-blue and topped with soapstone counters complement the stainless-steel appliances and add a touch of color. Upper cabinets are kept to a minimum and painted white to keep the feeling light. Reclaimed barn beam tops the farmhouse table–inspired island, and, above, a trio of lamps with a modern bell-jar shape adds a hint of sparkle. — PHOTOGRAPHY BY Ben GeBO

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emily Pinney ARCHiTeCT AnD BUilDeR:

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Byron Haynes, Haynes & Garthwaite inTeRiOR DesiGn:

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Updating the Classics ➻ The clients wanted their New Hampshire home to be “classic but not overwrought,” explains designer Cecilia Redmond. “They wanted something that nods to the past but is also of this century.” The master bath stands as the perfect illustration of how Redmond fulfilled their hopes. The tub is based on a classic Victorian slipper tub, but has a more modern, clean-lined look. The cabinetry, too, shows traditional

influence, but the moldings and hardware take it in a more contemporary direction. The tub and shower are separated by a tall slab of Calacatta marble embellished with a strip of Walker Zanger mosaic that gives the effect of a waterfall of bubbles flowing down to puddle under the tub. Radiant heat in both floors and walls keeps the space toasty even in a long New Hampshire winter. — PHOTOGRAPHY BY Jim Westphalen

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COUntry ChiC ➻ Rustic can be elegant, as this Vermont bathroom, built into a reclaimed barn frame, attests. In designing the space, Ann Shriver Sargent (who was working with DPF Design at the time, and who now co-owns Sargent Design Company and Porte-Cochère) played up the barn theme, making the most of the rough stone wall and exposed ceiling beams. The silo-shaped shower is wrapped in curved glass, a material chosen to keep the focus on the stone, and a floating stone bench extends from the wall into the shower, integrating the two. All the materials are local, including the walnut of the vanity and the Danby marble of the vanity top and the back shower wall. A soaking tub with a faux metal finish tucks into a corner, and a charming Dutch door leads to an outdoor shower and spa. — PHOTOGRAPHY BY ROB KAROsis

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Natural Beauty ➻ After years of being used for storage, the second floor of this early-1900s Arts and Crafts home in Needham, Massachusetts, has been reborn as a spacious master suite. The new master bath takes its cue from the architecture of the house, with its emphasis on natural

materials. Cedar planking on the ceiling echoes the fir of the flooring, vanity, and tub apron and gives the bath a spa-like feel. Slate-like porcelain was laid on the floor both inside and outside the shower, and the shower walls wear a light-blue penny-round tile. A skylight turns the tub into a

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place for star-gazing. There are conveniences, like the built-in storage niches and the mirror that reveals a magnifier when a light is switched on. And a sweet blue tuffet at a midcentury modern dressing table offers a feminine touch.



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in FUll retreat ➻ A Zen-like master bath is just the place to relax away the demands of the day for the parents of three children who live in this suburban Boston home. The focal point of the space is the iroko-wood tub, crafted by Cape Cod boatbuilder Peter Eastman. The tub sits at one end of the long space in front of a tall wall of Ann Sacks slate tile holding a double-sided fireplace that cozies up to both the bath and the bedroom.

Porcelain sinks on the matching vanities are a soft echo of the tub’s shape. A long, slim dressing table near the wife’s sink holds a hidden makeup drawer. For a dose of drama, designer Alison Kripke hung a Bocci chandelier consisting of fourteen single balls at different heights from the high ceiling. • — PHOTOGRAPHY BY GReG PRemRU; PRODUCeD BY KARin liDBeCK BRenT

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PERSPECTIVES New England design considered from every angle

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From China to France, global influences abound in interior designer Jeffrey Delvy’s projects. Here are some of his favorite pieces for curating a well-traveled look.






1. Fabrics from Brunschwig & Fils

“These Persian-inspired fabrics add a beautifully exotic touch to any room. Use them for upholstery or pillows, or create a romantic cocoon with upholstered walls.” Boston Design Center, (617) 3482855,

2. Square Ottoman Covered in Moroccan Tapestry

“This is a modern form wrapped in an antiquestyle textile. I love how it can act as a side table, extra seat, or footstool.” Landry & Arcari Rugs and Carpeting, Boston, Salem, and Framingham, Mass.,

3. Brass Shiva Statue

“This piece is so seductive with all the open work in the design. It would be beautiful taking center stage in the middle of a room or placed in a window for a dramatic effect.” Mohr and McPherson, Boston and Watertown, Mass.,

4. Louis XV Center Table from France

5. Antique Chinese Horseshoe Back Chair

“Classic French furniture works well with a variety of exotic items from around the world. Coco Chanel’s iconic Paris apartment was the perfect example of this. The size of this table allows it to sit next to a sofa, act as a small desk, or float in an entry.” Marcoz Antiques,

“The lines of this chair seem so clean and modern—it’s hard to believe it was designed more than 400 years ago.” Olde China Trader, Bristol, R.I., (401) 378-8483,

Boston, (617) 262-0780,

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Five Questions

What are the pros and cons of working in New England?

The only con is that our plant palette is more limited than it is in other parts of the country. You have to use that limited, but beautiful, palette in a judicious way to achieve what you are trying to achieve. For example, red-twig dogwood is a pretty calm-looking shrub most of the year, but when it drops its leaves, it has those brilliantly beautiful red branches that are visible in the winter. We use it in big drifts so when you look out in the winter and see this stark, serene winter landscape, you also see this nice drift of red twigs. We also use a lot of ornamental grass because that looks beautiful, often sculptural, in the snow. Among the pros: it’s so beautiful here, the change of seasons is dramatic, and we have so many skilled craftsmen and artisans available.

What is the most common mistake you see in landscape design?

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Award-winning landscape architect H. Keith Wagner explains how his design complements a home’s design.

When is the best time for a client to hire a landscape architect?

From day one. Homeowners will get a better product if we are involved from the beginning of the project. That way we can hear from the get-go what they want and how they want to live. Clients have usually thought very thoroughly about what they want their house to be, but sometimes they haven’t thought about the landscape. So it’s our job to extract that information. This sort of collaboration with client and architect is like a marriage. Whenever you hire a designer there has be a level of trust. We need that trust so that when we give clients suggestions and tell them the pros and cons of things, they can believe us and feel good about that. The sooner you get that trust the easier the project

is. Building a home is stressful, so you want to surround yourself with people you trust.

Do you take your landscape design cues from the architect?

Exactly. We don’t have a style. We don’t say, “We do classic cottage gardens or French gardens.” Our language of landscape is formed by expressing what the architect is doing, what the site is doing, and what the client wants. If the architect is using stone on the house, we want to pull that stone into the site through site walls or other features and complement—never overpower—the home’s design. I like to think of landscape design as the placemat. You can have really nice flatware and nice dishes, but the placemat is what pulls it all together.

The biggest mistake is related to scale. You need to understand that when you are outside, the landscape scale is different than an interior scale. We may tell a client a terrace needs to be this big and they may say, “But that’s twice as big as my dining room.” Well, an eighteen-bytwenty-foot dining room feels big inside, but that same footprint outside is now competing with a vast space and it feels small. The other mistake is not knowing when to say “That’s enough.” That’s hard, and is a skill you need to learn. We are always eliminating the extra in our process and getting it down to its purity. It’s like haiku: we are trying to say as much as we can with as few words as possible.

How do you describe your design philosophy?

A client told me that what she likes about our work is that it is calming. That’s exactly what we are trying to do. Life is crazy enough! We want a client to come home, look around, and be able to relax. Our design can be very geometric or very contemporary, but the wood, the stone, and the plants have their own language, textures, and habit of growth. You mix all that together and you can create a space that is simple, elegant, and calming. INTERVIEW BY ROBERT KIENER

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What I’m Looking At For architect Jill Neubauer, influences from her home state of Wisconsin help guide her work. The singular beauty of birch bark also fuels her creativity.



“I was exposed to great modern architecture as a child. I grew up in a contemporary, architectdesigned ranch house, and in summer I would visit my THE NEUBAUER FAMILY CABIN grandparents at their log cabin by a lake. I am visually and emotionally connected to a modern sentiment. Of course, Frank Lloyd Wright, being from Wisconsin, was a huge influence. I can look at anything he designed and be amazed, grateful to be an architect, and to be from Wisconsin.”



“If it is possible for a tree to be a soul mate, birch trees are mine. Their beauty captivates me. I have always been drawn to them and have even collected their bark since I was a small child. The library in my own home was constructed with birch logs and white knotty pine. The birch logs come from our property in Vermont; I saved them knowing I would use them for a project someday.”


“I had this image of the Barcelona Pavilion long before I became an architect. That building is perfection! It evokes simple, modern, and perfect. The vertical planes and perspective of the building influenced the architecture of this Truro beach house I designed, where the lines of the house allow you to focus on the view beyond.”


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What Makes It Work This spacious living room overlooking Maine’s Penobscot Bay—a collaboration between the home’s owner and the design and building team—achieves a sense of space and grandeur worthy of the view. 1. Simple, flat baseboards and window casings recede visually, creating a clean, contemporary geometry overall. Interior fixtures and furnishings, by contrast, supply organic curves and texture.

2. Expanses of window at eye level reveal as much of the landscape as possible; two additional upper squares capture just the right vista of trees and sky.

3. At night, sculptural pendant lights bring a warm glow to the lofty ceiling, and downlights accenting the wave wall add drama.

4. Large, pale wall and ceiling planes bounce light back and forth, keeping the deep room feeling bright and airy.


5. An Alster coffee table and Togo sectional and chaise from Ligne Roset echo the arcs adorning the wave wall.

6. Angela Adams’s Cumulus area rug and a standing lamp by LZF Lighting follow suit.

7. The “wave wall,” built from a large-scale, high-relief tile, is an architectural reference to the waters of the bay outside. PROJECT TEAM

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News from and musings about the New England design community

Wait, Walk, Wave ///////////

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rustrated trying to get out of your leafy, suburban driveway, hedged and wedged by an everincreasing onslaught of traffic? You’re not alone. Guided by GPS apps on smartphones and other navigational devices, motorists desperately seeking shortcuts around New England’s congested highways have been infiltrating and upending its quiet suburbs. Police chiefs are now calling these places “cutthrough” communities. Fortunately, there has been a counter-reaction, a purposeful slowing-down, a premium on human over Hummer—homes that are walkable to amenities, mixed-use downtowns, bike paths, and lower speed limits. Porches designed for sitting and waving at passing neighbors are coming back into vogue, as well. As a crosswalk sign reads in Portland, Maine, “Wait, Walk, Wave.” Wave, make eye contact, be a neighbor, be human!

/// This more human-centric approach is expressing itself

in other unexpected ways. For example, architect Karen Brown of Sherborn, Massachusetts, is developing a new

and brilliant furnishings collection following her involvement with Architects for Humanity in Madagascar. There, island farmers and craftspeople make a sustainable, non-silkwormkilling textile from abandoned Brown’s Natural Selection cocoons. Lustrous and roughhewn, the stuff belies the feminine side of silk. Maybe think of it as silk for brawny guys. Brown upholstered the sides of a chair with this material, donating it to IFDA’S Take A Seat Auction for Charity, which was previewed recently at the new Sayeed’s Papillon Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams showroom in Natick, Massachusetts, along with some other stunning exercises in up-cycled furnishings. A chair called Papillon, by Sudbury, Massachusettsbased interior designer Vani Sayeed, had a vampy blue jacket fabric and LED lights fixed to its bottom, which made for a kind of fairytale garden Boose’s glow over the rug. And one by Southie Space Saver Edwina Drummond Boose of Boston made light of the city’s winter from hell last year. She found one of those controversial “space saver” chairs perched high on a mountain of snow, and left a note asking if she could have it for a fund-raiser. The owner of the solidmaple ladder-back kindly obliged, thereby relinquishing his precious space as well. The auctioning off of the entire chair collection took place at the Larz Anderson Auto Museum in Brookline, Massachusetts, raising more than $16,000 for

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Innovation Hub It only occurs every two years, so don’t miss the 2015 Design Biennial Boston, running through September 25. Innovative installations—chosen in a juried competition—by four Boston-area design firms grace the Rose Kennedy Greenway. Pieces like this wood-and-metal latticed hemisphere by the MASS Design Group remind visitors to the Greenway just how vibrant the local design scene is. For more information, visit

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“PETER ROLFE” - Friday, September 18th

solo exhibition of famed New England impressionist Peter Rolfe. Featuring over 60 new paintings depicting Boston, Maine, Italy, France, and many other locations. Peter will be in attendance from 5 9pm to talk about his travelling and painting experiences around the world.

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the Women’s Institute for Housing and Economic Development. In a balmy tent set up outside the museum last spring, Chief Eternal Optimist Ted Goodnow of Woodmeister Master Builders won the auction for Brown’s wild-silk entry. It now has pride of place at the firm’s showroom in Boston’s South End. Perhaps it’s not entirely coincidental that this masculine display of raw-silk upholstery debuted where a few months before the Nayak same showroom presented the “Designing Interiors for Men” panel hosted by designer and television personality Taniya Nayak. ///

Robin Roberge of Marblehead, Massachusetts,

Interior designer and blogger

feels that good communities, as opposed to the “cut-through” places we’re hearing about, depend on giving back through community involvement. For Roberge, this means a lot of volunteering for The League of Women Voters. “So often the typical female fashion bloggers are pushing products. When I started my blog I saw a void when it comes to living a


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wholesome life, raising a family, and being a good kind of person,” she says. Roberge’s blog, Catch Haberdashery, celebrates “relaxed, refined, New England style,” and is a catchall for design, entertainment, and lifestyle tips. “People especially love my pretzel-baking video on the site,” she says. /// It’s easy to picture master refinisher

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necticut, making a beautifully glazed pretzel. “Using a flat finish is much easier on the finisher. It hides flaws, but it also masks color and kills any life or soul the color once had,” says Gedrys. He explains the difference between a flat finish and a glossy, more labor-intensive finish by

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comparing the process of using them to that of cooking chicken thighs. “You put the thighs in a roasting pan with some salt and pepper. They’re edible, but boring. Brown the same thighs, remove, sauté onions, deglaze the pan with chicken Gedrys stock, balsamic vinegar, and honey to balance the flavor. Add thighs back in and roast, basting along the way. The result is a delicious, complex flavor. Call it mahogany chicken!” /// Despite the fact that traffic on the Cape

can get backed up enough to send us to our GPS in search of a back-road shortcut, designer and self-described washashore Linda Vantine of East Sandwich has a steady supply of clients who want to slow down while staying relatively close to Boston. “One client had been collecting art for thirty years,” she relates. “We spent many hours going through the collection, but even after whittling them down, there were so many pieces. She suggested that we do a winter theme and a summer theme.” At first Vantine tried to talk her out of it, but her client persisted. Vantine In the end it worked out much better than Vantine expected. “I feel we both grew from the experience,” Vantine says. “We labeled every piece and stored it away or hung it—switching themes in winter to brass and gold frames with red and green jewel-tone accessories such as candles, and in summer we’d go back to beach and other scenes in frames of ivory and blue. We’d never wear the same clothes in all seasons, so why hang the same artwork?” ///

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parents will tell you that children grow up all too soon. Designer Teresa Burnett reminds parents still in the diaper-changing phase of that eternal truth. Burnett, who heads up Willow Designs in Norwell, Massachusetts, suggests her clients envision a mudroom that goes beyond a place to drop wet boots and muddy sneakers. “These spaces need to be easy for kids to use, but they can also be fully appointed,” she says. Her mudrooms make for an

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elegant entry, complete with millwork, good-looking drawers and cabinets, and a charging station and message center. She also includes an area for pet accessories and feeding bowls. Can anything be worse than having the entire house redone, only to find yourself still tripping over the dog dish in the kitchen corner? /// As summer draws to a close, it’s good

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to know that one beach scene that has ebbed over the years is about to start flowing again. This is taking place in Swansea, Massachusetts, where architect Stephen Kelleher’s firm, based in nearby Fairhaven, is working on a total revitalization of the nine-acre waterfront. Once a big draw for community events, Town Beach and its old Bluffs building fell into neglect. The fierce tempos of Benny Goodman’s 1940s swing era became faded and forgotten as cars propelled

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residents away from Swansea to larger, more exotic beaches farther away. The new plans include a concert and dance pavilion, a new boardwalk, a bath house, a concession building, a waterside patio, a playground, and replacing 25,000 yards of sand lost to erosion. /// Maybe what we are seeing is a recog­

nition of the virtues of slowing down. We may be giving up our giddy affair with speed in favor of connection and community. Even though a GPS can take us anywhere at all by the shortest route possible, maybe we’re already there. Or, as the critic James Howard Kunstler might say, our “yearning for an everyday environment worthy of our affection” may be hard to calculate digitally, but it’s no less real than a stop sign on Main Street. • September–October 2015  New England Home 221

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helping to create a true community among area design professionals. Nothing makes us happier than seeing the fabulous results of collaboration between people who met because we introduced them. Jill Goldberg and Pauline Curtiss met when they were both ­honored in our 2014 “5 Under 40” awards program. Now Goldberg, an interior designer who owns the Boston home store Hudson, has announced that Curtiss is the 2015 Hudson Discovers Artisan-Designer. Curtiss’s new line of limited-edition porcelain dinnerware, with its hand-drawn pen and ink sketches, will be displayed and sold exclusively at Hudson through the end of the year.

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» It’s a short move—just across the street—but a big change for designer Patti Watson at Taste Design in Jamestown, Rhode Island. Watson and her team have taken over a historic Narragansett Avenue building, renovating the 130-year-old structure to create a bright, Watson first-floor gallery of the

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firm’s work along with client meeting space and workstations. Upstairs will hold a lightfilled, airy studio complete with a deck for catching a bit of sun and fresh air.

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» In Cambridge, Massachusetts, designer Emily Pinney is also on the move. Her Pinney Designs recently relocated its headquarters to the Huron Village neighborhood. The new space will also house Pinney’s newest venture—Syd & Sam, a boutique slated for a fall opening. The shop’s Pinney showrooms and shelves will feature merchandise that reflect’s Pinney’s own signature style of simplicity, sophistication, and a hint of fun.


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(1) Michael Partenio, New England

Home’s Stacy Kunstel, Stacey Bewkes, Kathryn McCarver Root, and Philip Gorrivan (2) Pamela Frisoli, Janet Nelson, Clay Warman, Susan Harrington, and Emily Sapione (3) Kati Curtis and Justin Shaulis (4) New England Home’s Kyle Hoepner and Stacy Kunstel (5) Robert Couturier and Alan Tanksley (6) Kristen McCory, Sharon McCormick, and New England Home’s Roberta Thomas Mancuso

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awards. Lori Scholz of Your Decor was the grand-prize winner. Her prize included having her award-winning space photographed by Eric Roth, the room featured in an advertisement in New England Home, and a $1,000 gift certificate to Designer Bath and Salem Plumbing Supply. Guests celebrated while enjoying drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and the beautiful Designer Bath showroom.

(1) Michelle Ritchie and Bradley Cashin (2) Beezee Honan and Chris Hogan (3) Jason Sevinor and Susan Lefkowitz (4) Kristina Crestin and Mindy Sevinor-Feinberg (5) Marion Murphy and Sherri Davis (6) Sharon Hunt and Susan Howell (7) New England Home’s Kathy Bush-Dutton,

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Cape & Islands Networking Event at C.H. Newton Builders Spirits were high at the party to celebrate the launch of the 2015 edition of New England Home Cape & Islands at C.H. ­Newton Builders, in Falmouth, Massachusetts. More than 200 people enjoyed mixing and mingling with members of the design, architecture, and building communities on the Cape, islands, and beyond. Guests enjoyed the c­ ompetition over winning covetable items in the silent (and not so silent) auction featuring everything from handcrafted end tables to a New England Patriots hat signed by #12. The auction raised more than $8,000 for The Boys and Girls Club of Cape Cod.









It was the perfect night for reconnecting and kicking off summer!

12 (1) Alex Parulis and Jonathan Fox of Hutker Architects, 11 Gary Ludden of Beacon Millwork, and Pam Hutt (2) Skye Kirby Westcott and Kathy Michalski of Arhaus flank Libby Ellis of Libby Ellis Design & Advertising (3) Judy Dorn of LaBarge Homes, Leslie Schneeberger of Siemasko + Verbridge, and Herbert Acevedo of Shor (4) John DaSilva of Polhemus Savery DaSilva, New England Home’s Paula M. Bodah, Alison Farias of Polhemus Savery DaSilva, Adam Japko of Esteem Media, Debra Cedeno of Architecture + Indigo (5) Katherine Nolan of Patrick Ahearn Architect, Gary White and Tim Army of Herrick & White, and Cara Aupperlee of C.H. Newton Builders (6) Brian and Nancy Lafauce, and Rachel Tinquist, of C.H. Newton Builders (7) Julie Bangert, Nancy Swensson, and Nicole Mant of Hutker Architects (8) Steve Sprague of Fagan Door, Tom McNeill of Hutker Architects, and New England Home’s Robin Schubel (9) Bryan Skulsky and Todd Skulsky of Perfection Fence flank Dan Gordon of Dan K. Gordon Landscape Architects (10) Anthony Frausto, John MacDonald, and Bryson Iacoboni of Morehouse MacDonald and Associates (11) Andrea Baerenwald and Sean Skehill of Cape Associates (12) David Newton of C.H. Newton Builders with New England Home’s Kathy Bush-Dutton

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were treated to a very special evening at the Audrain Automobile Museum in Newport, Rhode Island. Guests mingled among a private collection of the rarest and most remarkable cars in history. The building itself is an architectural gem, and its recent stateof-the-art renovation provides a fitting backdrop for the automobiles.


(1) Ken Bertram, Richard Roy, Carlos DaSilva, and Jay Walden (2) Gary Rousseau, New England Home’s Kathy Bush-Dutton, Toby and Katherine Field, and New England Home’s Robin Schubel (3) Barry Gano and Ramona Rodger (4) Justin Minda and Glenn Parker (5) Kelly Brilliant and Michael Kim (6) Christopher Arner and Ken Bertram (7) Jennifer Driscoll and New England Home’s Kyle Hoepner










(1) Ted Goodnow, Paul Guitard, and Brooke Goodnow (2) Jeremy McCulla, Debra Burke, and Andrew Gavrylov (3) One of the beautiful chairs auctioned off at the gala, designed by Vani Sayeed (4) Laurie Gorelick, Vani Sayeed, Ana Bonilla, and Deborah Berger (5) Chris Elliot, Karen Gill, Judy Ghanem, Edwina Drummond Boose, and Robert Boose (6) Eric Haydel and Rosemary Porto (7) Mahmud and Hasan Jafri

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What could be better than a fun evening that just so happens to support a worthy cause? Bidding was fierce and spirits were high at the International Furnishings and Design Association’s third annual Take a Seat Gala, held at the Larz Anderson Auto Museum in Brookline, Massachusetts. The event featured an auction of up-cycled chairs created by area design professionals. Proceeds from the sale benefited the Women’s Institute of Housing & Economic Development.


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New England Home celebrated its fourth year of sponsoring Maine’s Ogunquit Playhouse with an evening with special guests from the design community. Everyone enjoyed a hilarious performance of the Tony Award–winning musical Nice Work If You Can Get It, along with delicious food from Kitchen Chicks Catering.

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Bush-Dutton and Ken Strainic of The Kennebec Company (2) Kathie Chrisicos of Chrisicos Interiors with Loretta McClary (3) Kathy Michalski of Arhaus Furniture with Gordon Wisbach (4) Esteem Media’s Adam Japko with Susan and Jim M-Geough of M-Geough Company (5) Buffi Robbins of TMS Architects and David Crupi of David R. Crupi, LLC (6) Lynn and Gary Rousseau of Herrick & White (7) Mary and Glenn Farrell of YFI Custom Homes (8) Marc Hall of Marc Hall Design and New England Home’s David Simone


(1) Tatyana Janes, Jaime Ferris, and Leslie Francis (2) Karen Dzendolet and Sean Reynolds (3) Laura Sudbey, Kevin Briggs, Kyle Sheffield, New

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Brimfield Antique Show September 8–13


Mark your calendar for the fall Brimfield (Massachusetts) Antique Show. Considered one of the best and biggest antique and flea markets in the country, this show features more than 6,000 dealers selling everything from vintage bric-abrac to fine antiques. Show hours and admission vary depending on field and venue location. You Can’t Spell Martha’s Vineyard Without ART Party September 12

Mix and mingle with Martha’s Vineyard artists at this annual fund-raising event. A private home is the setting for enjoying appetizers, cocktails, and great art, with the artists’ work on display and for sale. A percentage of the sale proceeds will benefit the Martha’s Vineyard Museum. Edgartown, 6 p.m.–9 p.m., reservations required, $150, (508) 627-4441, x117,

➀ John Bisbee, Husk, welded nails, 18″ × 47″ × 42″. ➁ Andrew Wyeth, Turkey Pond, tempera on panel, 32¼″ × 40¼″. ➂ George Bellows, Iron Coast, Monhegan, oil on board, 145⁄8″ × 19″. ➃ Berenice Abbott, Columbus Circle, gelatin silver print, 13″ × 10½″.


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Importing Splendor: Luxuries from China Through December 27

The Peabody Essex Museum’s Chinese export collection is considered one of the most extensive and recognized of its kind. The collection comprises furniture, paintings, and decorative objects created by Chinese artists in the 18th and 19th centuries for foreign markets. Visit the museum to learn about these decorative crafts and their historical significance. Salem, Mass., (978) 745-9500,

Directors’ Cut: Selections from the Maine Art Museum Trail Through September 20

The best of Maine art from museums across the state comes together under one roof in this exhibit highlighting Maine’s rich artistic history. The state’s importance in the American art scene continues to grow as the state gains status as a mecca for galleries, studios, and art museums. From Winslow Homer to N. C. Wyeth to Alex Katz, the exhibit studies Maine’s profound artistic legacy. Portland

Rich and Tasty: Vermont Furniture to 1850 Through November 1

New England Home’s “5 Under 40” Awards September 10

The 2014 award night

This event celebrates the 2015 “5 Under 40” honorees, who have been selected as tomorrow’s design stars. Savor small bites and cocktails, catch up with friends and colleagues in the design industry, and bid on spectacular custom rugs designed by the honorees. Proceeds from the rug auction, featuring celebrity auctioneers Jenny Johnson and Billy Costa, will benefit Barakat, a charity working to strengthen education and literacy in Central and South Asia. Landry & Arcari Rugs and Carpeting’s Boston showroom, 6 p.m., tickets $55 in advance and $70 (cash only) at the door,

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Codman Estate Fine Arts & Crafts Festival September 12

The historic Codman Estate welcomes guests to tour the property and shop at an extensive fine-crafts fair. The annual event features more than 100 artisans working in pottery, photography, jewelry, glass, fiber art, metalworking, and folk art. Lincoln, Mass., 10 a.m.–4 p.m., free to Historic New England members and $5 for non-members, (617) 994-5914, Codman Cocktails September 17

Ogden Codman Design Group members are invited to the Stark Showroom in the Boston Design Center for a professional meet-and-greet event. This group comprises enthusiasts of historic New England architecture and design. Enjoy the chance to reconnect with peers after

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Walter Gropius’s innovative lighting plan can be seen during this evening event at his architecturally influential home. Guests will enjoy a slide show, tour, and light refreshments. Lincoln, Mass., 7 p.m.–9 p.m., (781) 259-8098, ­

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Here’s a chance to peek inside five beautiful homes in West Chop. Festivities kick off at 9:30 a.m. with a special patron mimosa brunch followed by a lecture at 11 a.m. on the history of the homes. Tours will run from noon–3 p.m. The day ends with lemonade and cookies. Tour only $35, tour and talk $45, patron ticket (brunch, talk, and tour) $75. Martha’s Vineyard Museum, Edgartown, (508) 627-4441, x110, Provincetown Art Association and Museum’s Fall Special Consignment Auction September 19

9 a.m.–4 p.m., early admission $25, regular admission $7, (781) 894-1751,

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Thomas Connolly, Portraits of Portland Portland, Maine, (207) 772-2693, ­ Boston Design Market October 8–9

The Boston Design Center opens its doors for the annual Boston Design Market. Showrooms throughout the Innovation and Design Building host product launches, panel discussions, open houses, workshops, trunk shows, pop-up book shops, and more. It’s a great opportunity to learn what’s new and connect with others in the design community. Visit for a full event schedule. Axelle Fine Arts Boston October 8–November 1

François Anton Boston, (617) 450- 0700, Provincetown Art Association and Museum’s 8th Annual Gala October 10

This elegant dinner gala draws more than 300 people to the Provincetown Town Hall to honor a distinguished supporter of Provincetown arts and renowned artists for lifetime achievement. Proceeds help underwrite the museum’s exhibi-

The museum’s centennial celebration continues with the annual fall auction. Attendees will bid on contemporary and vintage works of art, rare furniture, and high-quality collectibles. Proceeds benefit the museum’s cultural and educational initiatives. Provincetown, 7 p.m., free, (508) 487-1750, Golden Ball Tavern Museum Antiques Show September 26

The Golden Ball Tavern Museum’s Annual Outdoor Antiques Show takes place on the museum grounds. A hundred select dealers will be on hand. Additionally, area residents donate vintage furniture and decorative items to be sold in the barn at competitive prices. A preview party in the barn the Friday before the show will feature cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and early access to the selection of donated items. Proceeds from this event support the Golden Ball Tavern, a museum and educational resource for schools and for students of the history of architecture and the decorative arts. Weston, Mass.,

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10th Annual Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival September 25–27 Enjoy fabulous food and wines from around the world at some of the most notable and historic mansions in the United States. This year’s event includes talks with Martha Stewart and Jacques Pépin, a collectible-wine dinner, cooking demonstrations, and more. A variety of ticket packages are available. The Elms, Rosecliff, and Marble House, Newport, R.I., (401) 847-1000,

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RISD Alumni & Student Art Show October 10

Providence’s Benefit Street comes alive with art and artisans during this upscale art fair. More than 100 Rhode Island School of Design students and alumni display and sell their artwork, includ­ ing furniture, home accessories, ceram­ ics, prints, photographs, textiles, and more. 10 a.m.–5 p.m., (401) 277-4931, ­ Lakes Region Parade of Homes October 10–12

The parade presents the best of builders, developers, tradesmen, and remodelers in New Hampshire’s lakes region. The open-house event showcases new, custom, remodeled, and model homes. This is a great opportunity to meet with area profes­ sionals and gather inspiration for your own upcoming projects. Proceeds from the event benefit Greater Lakes Region Chil­ dren’s Auction, $10 for all three days and all homes, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., (603) 387-1817, Martha’s Vineyard Food & Wine Festival: A Celebration of Sea, Farm & Vine October 15–18

The picturesque village of Edgartown pro­ vides the backdrop for this event for wine and food enthusiasts. The four-day festival celebrates the rich tradition of fishing and farming on Martha’s Vineyard. Nationally renowned chefs will create dishes with local ingredients, and wine and spirit purveyors from around the globe will be on hand. See website for details,

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Gallery representatives from across the United States and around the world come to Boston for this premier fine-art show. In addition to the art, enjoy guest speakers, panel discussions, dealer booth talks, and more. The Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, Gala Preview October 22 at 5:30 p.m., Fri. 1 p.m.–8 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.–8 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.–5 p.m., $15, (617) 363-0405,


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4 1. Petal Power Slamp’s Flora Pendant was inspired by the lush flora of the Brazilian jungle. Use it to bring an exotic glow to your home. Neena’s Lighting, Brookline and Boston, Mass., (877) 5633627,

2. Crown Jewels Emtek proves that cabinet hardware really is the jewelry of a room with its Color Crystal Cabinet Knobs. Van Millwork, Needham, Mass., (781) 444-8744,

3. Clear-Cut Say goodbye to a dark, heavy dining table and welcome the new Forest Table from Roche Bobois. Boston, (617) 7429611, and Natick, Mass., (508) 650-5844,

4. Limited Edition Aquabrass brings art to the bathroom with a series of tubs featuring hand-painted exteriors. Moniques, Watertown, Mass., (617) 870-0107, moniquesbathshowroom. com

5. Take Flight The Bird Wing Chair reflects both the strength and elegance of its namesake with taut tufting and sleek lines. From Hable for Hickory Chair. Dayton Home, Wellesley, Mass., (781) 772-1630,

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5 4 1. Dapper Dan Sterling Row tiles by Walker Zanger are as crisp and tailored as a bespoke suit. Tile Showcase, Boston Design Center, (617) 426-6515, and Watertown, Mass., (617) 926-1100,

2. Prima Ballerina Aptly named for the ballet term tendu, meaning stretched, this lacquered end table from Donghia is on point. Boston Design Center, (617) 574-9292,

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3. Chinoiserie Chic Grisaille, the latest addition to Mary McDonald’s Chinois Palais collection for Schumacher, is subtle and elegant in a soft gray. Available in both wallpaper and fabric. Schumacher, Boston Design Center, (617) 482-9165,

4. Black Beauty A black matte finish paired with Jet Hematite Swarovski crystals results in an ultraglam bathroom faucet. Part of the new Jem collection by Watermark. WaterSpot Showrooms, locations in Massachusetts and Rhode Island,

5. Bar Hop Stash cocktail essentials on this handy Alexander Bar Cart from Palacek and you’ll be ready for drop-in guests. Bartlett Design, Laconia, N.H., (603) 3662688,

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CALL FOR ENTRIES: The New England Chapter of the Institute of Architecture & Art is pleased to announce its sixth Bulfinch Awards. The awards program recognizes the work of individuals and firms to preserve and advance the classical tradition in New England. The program honors Boston’s own Charles Bulfinch, America’s first native-born architect and the designer of the Massachusetts State House. The 2016 Bulfinch Awards judges are architect Alvin Holm, educator and designer Christine Franck, and architect Andrew Skurman.

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WESTON, MASSACHUSETTS Exquisite Stone and Stucco estate set on 2 acres in Country Club area offering 13 rooms, 5 en suite bedrooms, custom details and chef’s kitchen with cathedral great room. $5,995,000

WESTON, MASSACHUSETTS Exquisite Shingle Style home set on 1.4 acres offering superb architectural details, spacious rooms, stone fireplaces, 2-story great room, state of the art kitchen, and custom pool. $4,595,000

Kathryn Alphas-Richlen | C. 781.507.1650

Kathryn Alphas-Richlen | C. 781.507.1650

LEXINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS Exquisite, privately set Shingle-Style estate offering pastoral views, 6 bedrooms, mahogany library, chef’s kitchen, bluestone terrace, carriage house with 4-car garage. $3,900,000

BROOKLINE, MASSACHUSETTS Renovated brick Cape home offering luxurious appointments and millwork, 5 en suite bedrooms, chef’s kitchen with great room, 2 fireplaces, screened porch and wine cellar. $3,695,000

Elizabeth Crampton | C. 781.389.4400

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

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MARBLEHEAD, MASSACHUSETTS Ocean & Island views! Classic turn of the century with state-of-the-art luxury, 6 bedroom, 5 ensuite bathrooms Peach’s Point seaside home with Association dock, beach, neighboring moorings. $3,495,000

BROOKLINE, MASSACHUSETTS Located in Fisher Hill, masterfully crafted twelve room brick Jacobean home with European grace and beautiful outdoor spaces. $2,995,000

Mary Stewart & Heather Kaznoski | M. 781.820.5676 | H. 781.576.9288

Jayne B. Friedberg | C. 617.899.2111

LEXINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS Stunning estate set on lush grounds with Pergola, patios and waterfall. Open floor plan includes soaring ceilings, walls of glass, fitness center and home theater. 3-car garage plus 4-car Carriage House. $2,949,000

WAYLAND, MASSACHUSETTS Contemporary family compound with separate media center, studio and office, on 10 scenic acres amidst hundreds of acres of conservation land. Near Boston and Cambridge. $2,890,000

Elizabeth Crampton | C. 781.389.4400

Brigitte I. Senkler & Amy Pasley | B. 508.935.7496 | A. 617.571.7826

HAMILTON, MASSACHUSETTS Welcome to gentle breezes and sweeping pastoral views from nearly every room of this Hamilton Contemporary Shingle Style residence on a private and pristine 13 +/- acres. $2,850,000

NEEDHAM, MASSACHUSETTS Stunning South Street 2005 Colonial on rare 3.3 acres. Gourmet kitchen, fabulous open floor plan. 12 rooms, 5 bedrooms and 3.2 bathrooms. Exercise studio and sports court/rink have wonderful appeal. $2,795,000

John Farrell & Cindy Farrell | J. 978.578.5203 | C. 978.468.4180

Ellen Walsh | C. 781.254.2337



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GLOUCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS Custom built Victorian with panoramic ocean views. Spectacular open plan and true chef’s kitchen. 4 bedrooms, stunning master suite, and beautifully landscaped grounds. $2,795,000

CONCORD, MASSACHUSETTS Revitalized 1924 Colonial with historic details, 5 bedrooms, custom kitchen, new 3 car carriage house with apartment, terrace with kitchen, and scenic, pastoral views. $2,780,000

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BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS In the heart of the city, with magnificent Charles River and Back Bay skyline views, elevator opens to 2,210 square foot residence on one floor. 3 bedrooms and 2 parking spaces. $2,775,000

NEWTON, MASSACHUSETTS Extraordinary 7,200 sq. ft. residence offering 7 bedrooms, 6.5 baths, stone fireplace, chef’s kitchen, playroom, wine cellar, 3-season porch, huge deck, and 3-car garage. $2,499,000

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MATTAPOISETT, MASSACHUSETTS Equestrian Estate in exclusive beach community. Masterfully reconstructed antique. 14 rooms, 6.5 baths, 7 fireplaces, 6.72 acres, 8 stall barn with tack room and wash stall. $1,800,000

BROOKLINE, MASSACHUSETTS Longyear at Fisher Hill residence featuring 2 bedrooms, customized rooms, updated kitchen, covered patio, cherry hardwoods, many built-ins, fireplace and 2 garage spaces. $1,695,000

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TRURO $2,095,000 Two dwelling compound on the Pamet River with take your breath away views of one of Truro’s most seductive riverfront settings. Both homes have every amenity you could want. High end appliances, restored antique lighting, reclaimed chestnut floors and much more. Cape Cod living at its best.

EAST SANDWICH $1,899,000 Mini estate with renovated home plus carriage house on 2+ acres with ocean views. Old Cape Cod charm with updated features and systems. Kitchen has new appliances, granite, and custom cabinetry. First floor master suite in main house plus 3 additional bedrooms.

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HARWICH PORT $1,650,000 This contemporary 4 bedroom, 4 bath home features an expansive foyer leading into the twostory cathedral great room with built-ins, gas fireplace, formal dining area and French doors to the three-season sunroom. Located only 0.3 mile to a private sandy beach on Nantucket Sound.

SANDWICH $1,295,000 Stunning private estate on a rolling 2.9 acres surrounded by 50+ acres of forest and farm land. Reclaimed Vermont barn with hand-hewn timbers, 200 year old wood floors, antique fixtures, 3-bedrooms, 3-baths and multiple decks. Separate 3 car garage, and outbuilding/studio.

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Nantucket, Nantucket, MA $12,500,000 Nantucket,MA MA $12,500,000 $12,500,000 MLS#80496, MLS#80496,Roberta RobertaWhite, White,508.228.9117 508.228.9117 MLS#80496, Roberta White, 508.228.9117

Nantucket, Nantucket, MA $6,495,000 MA $6,495,000 $6,495,000 MLS#79631, MLS#79631, Roberta White, 508.228.9117 MLS#79631, Roberta White, White, 508.228.9117 508.228.9117

Nantucket, MA $5,950,000 Nantucket,MA MA $5,950,000 $5,950,000 Nantucket, MLS#80565, Roberta White, 508.228.9117 MLS#80565, MLS#80565,Roberta RobertaWhite, White,508.228.9117 508.228.9117

Wellesley, Wellesley,MA MA $4,595,000 $4,595,000MLS#71834103 MLS#71834103 Wellesley, MA $4,595,000 MLS#71834103 Ellen EllenCurran CurranKarassik, Karassik,617.803.8439 617.803.8439 Ellen Curran Karassik, 617.803.8439

Marblehead Nantucket, $3,695,000 Marblehead MA MA $4,495,000 Marblehead MA $4,495,000 $4,495,000 Nantucket,MA MA $3,695,000 $3,695,000 MLS#71854109, Shalley, 508.228.9117 MLS#71854109, Jack Jack Attridge, Attridge, 781.883.3200 MLS#71854109, Jack Attridge,781.883.3200 781.883.3200 MLS#80822, MLS#80822,Jennifer JenniferShalley, Shalley,508.228.9117 508.228.9117

Waban, MA $2,799,000 $2,799,000 Waban, Waban, MA MA $2,799,000 MLS#71866203,Liz LizAndres, Andres,617.504.4655 617.504.4655 MLS#71866203, MLS#71866203, Liz Andres, 617.504.4655

Cape Cod/Hull, MA MA $2,649,000 Cape Cape Cod/Hull, Cod/Hull, MA $2,649,000 $2,649,000 MLS#71855296,Lorraine LorraineTarpey, Tarpey, 781.254.0105 MLS#71855296, MLS#71855296, Lorraine Tarpey,781.254.0105 781.254.0105

Brookline, MA $2,649,000 Brookline, MA $2,649,000 $2,649,000 Robin Allen, 617.921.1019 MLS#71866195, MLS#71866195, RobinAllen, Allen,617.921.1019 617.921.1019

Duxbury,MA MA $2,590,000 $2,590,000 Guilford, CT CT $2,100,000 $2,100,000 Duxbury, Guilford, Duxbury,Renee MA $2,590,000 Guilford,Edward CT $2,100,000 MLS#71790093, Hogan,781.248.7153 781.248.7153 MLS#E10041095, MLS#E10041095, Hillyer, 860.235.3424 860.235.3424 MLS#71790093, Renee Hogan, Edward Hillyer, MLS#71790093, Renee Hogan, 781.248.7153 MLS#E10041095, Edward Hillyer, 860.235.3424

Concord, MA Concord, MA $1,929,000 $1,929,000 Concord,Sue MA $1,929,000 MLS#71834947, MLS#71834947, Sue Revis, Revis, 978.807.8219 978.807.8219 MLS#71834947, Sue Revis, 978.807.8219

Andover,MA MA $1,750,000 $1,750,000MLS#71864586 MLS#71864586 Andover, Andover, MA $1,750,000 MLS#71864586 Peggy Patenaude, 978.804.0811 Peggy Patenaude, 978.804.0811 Peggy Patenaude, 978.804.0811

Madison, CT CT $1,700,000 $1,700,000 Madison, Madison,Ray CTMagrath, $1,700,000 MLS#N10048163, Ray Magrath, 203.494.6538 MLS#N10048163, 203.494.6538 MLS#N10048163, Ray Magrath, 203.494.6538

Swampscott, MA Swampscott, MA $1,699,000 $1,699,000 Swampscott, $1,699,000 MLS#71862097, Ginny Burke, 978.317.2486 MLS#71862097, GinnyMA Burke, 978.317.2486 MLS#71862097, Ginny Burke, 978.317.2486

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Nantucket, Nantucket, MA $12,500,000 Westport,MA MA $12,500,000 $1,550,000 MLS#80496, Roberta 508.228.9117 MLS#71851383, KathyWhite, Santos, 508.889.2517 MLS#80496, Roberta White, 508.228.9117

Nantucket, MA Nantucket, MA $6,495,000 $6,495,000 Scituate, MA $1,535,000 MLS#71828725 MLS#79631, Roberta White, 508.228.9117 The Neagle/Caffrey MLS#79631, RobertaTeam, White,781.603.9763 508.228.9117

Nantucket, Nantucket,MA MA $5,950,000 $5,950,000 Marblehead, MA $1,449,000 MLS#80565, MLS#71844617, StevenWhite, 781.690.6433 MLS#80565,Roberta Roberta White,508.228.9117 508.228.9117

Wellesley, Cohasset,MA MA$4,595,000 $1,429,000MLS#71834103 MLS#71854464 Wellesley, MA $4,595,000 MLS#71834103 Ellen Curran Karassik, 617.803.8439 EllenJoanne CurranConway, Karassik,781.248.7041 617.803.8439

Marblehead MA $4,495,000 Nantucket, MA Natick, MA Cape Cod/E. Falmouth, MA $1,399,900 Marblehead MA$1,400,000 $4,495,000 Nantucket, MA $3,695,000 $3,695,000 MLS#71854109, 781.883.3200 Shalley, MLS#71859765,Jack Ken Attridge, Barber, 508.740.8812 MLS#21501493, Pamela Peters,508.228.9117 508.221.7760 MLS#71854109, Jack Attridge, 781.883.3200 MLS#80822, MLS#80822,Jennifer Jennifer Shalley, 508.228.9117

Cohasset, MA $1,399,000 MLS#71841232 Waban, Waban, MA MA $2,799,000 $2,799,000 Andrew & Anderson, 781.789.0009 MLS#71866203, Liz Andres, MLS#71866203, Liz Andres, 617.504.4655 617.504.4655

Sherborn, MA $1,375,000 MLS#71830344 Cape Cape Cod/Hull, Cod/Hull, MA MA $2,649,000 $2,649,000 Nora Lynch Smith, 508.245.2626 MLS#71855296, Lorraine Tarpey, MLS#71855296, Lorraine Tarpey,781.254.0105 781.254.0105

Duxbury,Brookline, MA $1,275,000 MLS#71876961 Brookline,MA MA $2,649,000 $2,649,000 Glenn FitzGerald, 781.234.4332 MLS#71866195, Robin Allen, MLS#71866195, Robin Allen,617.921.1019 617.921.1019

Scituate, MA $1,175,000 MLS#71830713 Duxbury, MA $2,590,000 Duxbury, MA $2,590,000 Michelle Larnard, 781.264.6890 MLS#71790093, Renee Hogan, 781.248.7153 MLS#71790093, Renee Hogan, 781.248.7153

North Marshfield, MA $1,150,000 Guilford, CT $2,100,000 Guilford, CT $2,100,000 MLS#71869405, Richard 339.793.0406 MLS#E10041095, EdwardPower, Hillyer, 860.235.3424 MLS#E10041095, Edward Hillyer, 860.235.3424

Ridgefield, CT $1,149,000 MLS#99102200 Concord, MA $1,929,000 MA $1,929,000 David Concord, Everson Sue Group, 203.246.7150 MLS#71834947, Revis, 978.807.8219 MLS#71834947, Sue Revis, 978.807.8219

VT $1,000,000 Andover, Moretown, MA $1,750,000 MLS#71864586 Andover, MA $1,750,000 MLS#71864586 MLS#4106358, Susan O’Rourke, 802.238.9353 Peggy Patenaude, 978.804.0811 Peggy Patenaude, 978.804.0811

Scituate, MA $999,900 MLS#71836640 Madison, CT $1,700,000 Madison, CTMagrath, $1,700,000 Michelle Larnard, 781.264.6890 MLS#N10048163, Ray 203.494.6538 MLS#N10048163, Ray Magrath, 203.494.6538

Norwell, MA $979,000 MLS#71851321 Swampscott, MA $1,699,000 Swampscott, $1,699,000 The Devine Connection, 781.820.3743 MLS#71862097, GinnyMA Burke, 978.317.2486 MLS#71862097, Ginny Burke, 978.317.2486

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Hilltop home with Gloucester Harbor views offers 5 bedrooms, 3 baths. Fireplaced living room, 1st-floor master option, in-law potential. Indoor pool, back-up generator, fenced yard, garage.

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Beautiful Custom Colonial on 5.96 acres with 4-bedrooms, 2-full/2 half-bathrooms. Stainless/granite kitchen. 3 fireplaces. Expansive yard, in-ground pool, cabana. Hamilton-Wenham schools.

Luxurious 5,376-sq.-ft. home on 8 acres surrounded by conservation land with 2,916 sq. ft. on one level, 4 fireplaces, 5 bedrooms, 5.1 baths. Energy efficient extras include new windows.

Stately residence on 2.27 professionally landscaped acres borders Audubon sanctuary. Offers 6 bedrooms, 6 full baths, 2 half. Restored in 1998 with all modern conveniences, original charm.

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Direct Oceanfront with sweeping views. Enchanting 4-bedroom, 2.5-bath Victorian with old world charm. Private beach with seaside bathhouse. Near Boston, Logan. Be on vacation all year round.

Delightful 5-bedroom, 2-bath Cape on 2.18 acres with deeded beach rights, fenced yard, saltwater pool. Open floor plan with chef’s kitchen, 1st floor master suite. 3-car garage with storage.

Elegant 1930’s 5-bedroom, 3.5-bath Colonial. Updated kitchen with soapstone counters and farmer’s sink, formal living and dining rooms, Also French doors, multiple fireplaces, central air.

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Brand new 4-bedroom, 3-bath Colonial on over 2 acres. Open floor plan, chef’s granite/stainless kitchen, fireplaced living room with coffered ceiling, Study/1stfloor bedroom. 3-car garage.

Contemporary 4-bed, 4.5-bath Cape on 2.2-acres. Flexible floor plan fits casual/formal lifestyles. Offers eat-in kitchen, fireplaced family room. Screened porch, billiard room, heated pool.

Pristine Parson’s Hill Colonial. Updated 5-bed, 4.5-bath home with chef’s kitchen, office/au pair suite, den, 4-season sunroom, fireplaced family room and master suite. Patio, 3-car garage.

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The current owner’s grandmother purchased the house in the early 1940s and converted it to apartments; it served as a boardinghouse whose tenants included expats from Germany, France, and Poland who were displaced during World War II.


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tranquil. Enter through twelve-foot-high solid rosewood doors and see through the wide-open plan to an expressive open stairway and the woods beyond. There are floor-to-ceiling windows and Spanish marble and mahogany floors. There’s a master suite on the main level and two additional bedrooms with en suite baths upstairs. At 4,860 square feet (inclusive of the finished lower level) the home is spacious but not cavernous. It features wraparound covered terraces and a distinctive flat roof. The kitchen is fitted with custom, highly lacquered cabinets and marble countertops. Owing to its many windows, reflective surfaces, and three triangular domed skylights, this house is bathed in light from dawn to dusk.

Known as the DeRosay-McNamee House on the National Register of Historic Places, this Cambridge, Massachusetts, home was built by a brick baron for his own family in 1895. The grand Colonial Revival in the storied Avon Hill neighborhood has been in the present owner’s family for close to seventy-five years; she bought it from her father in 1985. Like many large homes of the same period, it was made into apartments at one time. Sadly, like many antiques, it fell into disrepair. In 2000, the owners closed it down for a thorough renovation and turned it back into a single-family residence (with a more open, livable floor ROOMS: 14 plan). It’s now a flexible 5 BEDROOMS 4 FULL BATHS family home with five 1 HALF BATH bedrooms, including 7,073 SQ. FT. a luxurious master $3,950,000

with custom walk-in closet. A parlor, music room, and spacious stair landings are among the beautifully appointed common areas. A third-floor former ballroom would make an ideal office, media room, or studio. Period details abound, from vaulted ceilings to magnificent millwork. The yard is lovely, too, with flowering trees and a bluestone patio surrounded by boxwoods. But the crowning glory of this home is its stunning front porch adorned with ornate columns, a beautiful balustrade, and three sets of steps that provide access to the gardens as well as the street.

This place rocks. A long driveway is flanked by rock outcroppings that reach all the way to the house, which is clad in stone and stucco. Stone mined on the property was used to fabricate a sink for the powder room. The lower level opens to a spa with a stone surround. And this four-and-a-half-acre spot even has its own rocky waterfall.



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


Fine Gardening

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METROPOLITAN LIFE: INDIVIDUAL STYLE PAGES 54–59 Interior designer: Nancy Serafini, Nancy Serafini Interior Design, Boston, (617) 2621099, Builder: Jerry DiPierro, DiPierro Construction, Boston, (617) 592-6447, dipierroconstruction. com Page 54: Caged lantern in polished nickel from Circa Lighting,; leather sofa from Bloomingdale’s,; Trent ottoman from Duralee,; rug from Williston Weaves,; shell prints from Lussier LaJoie Custom Framing, South Boston, (617) 536-0069; bird prints from R.H. Ballard, Pages 56–57: Dining table and chairs from Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, mgbwhome. com; wall art by Marimekko,; Best in Show kitchen wallpaper by Thibaut,, through The Martin Group,; custom daybed fabricated by Renato Custom Upholstery, Framingham, Mass., (508) 360-8356; Shangri-La Ivana wallpaper from Thibaut; all fabrics by Romo,; Essex wall sconce from Circa Lighting. Page 58: Interior shutters by Hunter Douglas, Page 59: Bath fixtures from WaterSpot,; Normandie light fixture from Circa Lighting. GOOD BONES: PRIVATE SHOWING PAGES 72–74 Architect: Jim Estes, Estes/Twombly Architects, Newport, R.I., (401) 846-3336, estestwombly. com Builder: Rick Messier, Messier Construction, Tiverton, R.I., (401) 624-8194, Landscape architect: Martha S. Moore, Tiverton, R.I., (401) 351-7366


UPSIDE-DOWN PERFECTION PAGES 152–163 Architect: Patrick Ahearn, Edgartown, Mass., (508) 939-9312, Interior designers: Andrea Georgopolis and Kellye O’Kelly, Slifer Designs, Edwards, Colo., (970) 926-8200, Landscape architect: Dan K. Gordon Landscape Architects, Wellesley, Mass., (781) 237-5751, Builder: Peter Rosbeck, Rosbeck Builders, Edgartown, Mass., (508) 693-6300, Pages 154–155: Wood-framed sofas from

Mattaliano,; double-sided sofa and ottoman from A. Rudin,; pillow fabric by Bergamo through Donghia, donghia. com; rug from the Scarab,; painting above the fireplace by Michel Brosseau from Eisenhauer Gallery, eisenhauergallery. com; lanterns from Dana Creath Designs,; lamp from Currey & Company,; dining table by Gregorius Pineo,; chairs from R. Jones,; light fixture by Jonathan Browning,; rug from the Scarab; entry lamp by Arteriors,; table by Roberta Schilling,; mirror by Made Goods,; rug from the Scarab. Page 156: Kitchen backsplash art by Kara Taylor,; range from Wolf,; counter chairs by Berman Rosetti, bermanrosetti. com; cabinetry by Triple Crown Cabinetry, Page 157: Desk from Ironies,; art by Steve Mills through Granary Gallery,; rug from Surya, surya. com; pulls from Sietto,; lamp from Arteriors; chair from A. Rudin; Cheyenne Green ceiling color from Benjamin Moore,; curtain fabric by Galbraith & Paul, Page 162: Master bedroom rug from the Scarab; bed by McGuire,; bench by Pearson,; artwork by Robert Cardinal through Eisenhauer Gallery; Mohair ceiling color by Benjamin Moore; curtain fabric by Kravet, UNCONVENTIONAL WISDOM PAGES 164–173 Interior designer: Jill Goldberg, Hudson Interior Designs, Boston, (617) 292-0303, Painters: Catchlight, Brookline, Mass., (617) 734-1696, Pages 164–165: Stair runner from Faber’s Rug Company,; custom lamp by Hudson Interior Design; sea urchin ornament by Oly,, leather bench by Bernhardt,, round table by CFC,, and basket all through Hudson,; bolster fabric by Osborne & Little,; office carpet from Faber’s Rug Company; grasscloth wallcovering from Phillip Jeffries, phillipjeffries. com. Pages 166, 168: Carnival drapery fabric by Christopher Farr, christopherfarrcloth. com; sofas by Bernhardt; Layla chairs, Oliver ottoman, Lucille floor lamps, and woven urns all by Oly through Hudson; art over fireplace by John Vinton,; double-armed sconces by Visual Comfort, visualcomfort. com; custom cut and bound rug from Faber’s Rug Company; throw by Jonathan Adler,

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Page 167: Hanging Capiz chandelier from Restoration Hardware, restorationhardware. com; sconces by Visual Comfort; Parsons dining table from Kravet,; Martinique side chairs and winged head chairs from Restoration Hardware. Page 169: Celerie Kemble Flamestitch grasscloth through Schumacher, fschumacher. com. Pages 170–171: Painted light fixture by Stray Dog Designs,, and X-base dining table by Noir,, both through Hudson; Tortola dining chair fabric by Schumacher. Page 172: Oversize floor lamp, yellow pendants, metal chairs, and étagère all from Land of Nod,; Imperial Trellis wallpaper from Schumacher; hot-pink velvet sofa fabric from Kravet; patchwork rug from Pottery Barn Kids, Page 173: Window treatment fabric by Kravet; custom sectional by Verellen, verellenhc. com, cowhide rug from Brahms Mount,, candelabra by Dunes & Duchess,, all through Hudson; coffee table from Restoration Hardware. A RETURN TO ELEGANCE PAGES 174–185 Architect: Robert Paladino, Mellowes & Paladino Architects, Hopkinton, Mass., (508) 625-1371, Interior designer: Cynthia Deysher, Deysher Advisory Services, Sudbury, Mass., (978) 8073336, Builder: Ken Vona, Kenneth Vona Construction, Waltham, Mass., (781) 890-5599 Faux painting/mural: George Paicopoulos, European Fine Painting, Mendon, Mass., (617) 593-9129 Floral arrangements and accessories: Gerard’s, Lincoln, Mass., (781) 259-9146 Upholstery workroom: Classic Upholstery, Wilmington, Mass., (978) 658-0260 Drapery workroom: Designer Draperies, South Boston, (617) 268-2391 Pages 174–175: Console by Artifacts International,, bench by Las Palmas,, with fabric by Brunschwig & Fils,, and mirror, all from M-Geough,; lamp from Currey & Company, curreycodealers. com, through Concord Lamp and Shade, Page 176: Desk from Charles Fradin,, through Webster & Co.,; lantern and sconces from Ironware International,, through Webster & Co.; Artistic Frame chair,, through Icon Group, Boston Design Center, (617) 428-0655; stair carpet from Steven King, Pages 177–179: Dennis & Leen chandelier,

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and Shade; wallpaper from Schumacher; carpet from Steven King. SPECIAL FOCUS: KITCHEN AND BATH DESIGN PAGES 186–199 MODERN MAGIC: Pages 186–187 Architect: Adolfo Perez, Newton Centre, Mass., (617) 527-7442, Interior designer: Andra Birkerts, Andra Birkerts Interior Design, Wellesley, Mass., (781) 235-7073, Builder: Thoughtforms, West Acton, Mass., (978) 263-6019,

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Newport, Rhode Island, has some unique architecture, which deserves creative decorating. One of our recent projects was an 1800s stable, turned 1970s theater, turned 1980s private home, which was restyled for its present owners in 2014. The decorating included dressing arched windows, upholstering sofas and chairs, and generally giving the grand living room an updated look while retaining a nod to its historic flair. This led to our designing and producing a fabric specific to this magnificent home. (I was originally trained in textile design, so I’ve wanted to do this for a long time!) I had the opportunity to work with Dawn Oliveira at Oliveira Textiles in Bristol, Rhode Island, to produce a heavy linen printed fabric that incorporated the aqua, ivory, rose, and gold colors from the rest of the scheme of the room (1). The strike-off was approved; the fabric was produced (2); the chairs were upholstered (3); and the draperies were sewn and hung. Now, we are so energized by the process that we are creating four additional colorways and two additional coordinating fabrics (4). They will be printed on glazed chintz and available to the market by October of this year.



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