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TURNING WINE, BEER & SPIRITS RETAILING ON ITS HEAD Every Savory Grape employee tastes and learns about each new product that hits our shelves. It is a grueling part of their job but they curiously always seem eager to do it. From cashiers to stockists, buyers to managers, all are informed to help our customers select the right products and provide inspiration on how best to enjoy and incorporate these bottles into our customers’ lives. Come in for a tasting and experience first-hand why we are consistently voted “The Best” in Rhode Island. We can’t wait to see you.

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We wanted them to be something that would broaden our customers’ wine knowledge

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HOME INSPO Tips and takeaways from four local interior designers

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NET ZERO A Jamestown bungalow gets an energy efficient makeover

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THE NEW COASTAL Put the anchors away! For these waterside homeowners it’s all about the vibe

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LOFTY GOALS A Providence loft is featured in the new book Global Bohemian

Left: A boutique hotel bathroom makeover by Kelly Taylor Interior Design On the Cover: A swing chair sparks joy at Rising Sun Mills, Providence. Photography by Mark Lohman styling by Fifi O’Neill

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CONTENTS

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Home Guide 2019

BROWSING 15 How Pinterest ignited a passion for making and selling wreaths

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Lamps are an easy way to bring Living Coral to your design scheme. Shown: “Honey” lamp in Papaya, Hwang Bishop Designs, Warren. $800.

A photographer shares her love

of striking door fronts

20 We wax poetic about setting the mood with small-batch candles

24 Pawtucket’s Jordan’s Jungle is your source for air plants and succulents

Winner Of The Super Service Award From Angie’s List

FOUR YEARS IN-A-ROW!

DECORATING 31 Get high-style, no plug required, with Chandeliers by NK

32 Tips for assembling a gallery wall of Ocean State art

35 Local resources for adding Living Coral to your surroundings

ENTERTAINING 69 Get to know Fred & Friends, purveyors of whimsical party

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70 Make entertaining a snap with prepared foods

74 Whip up a pitcher perfect batch of sangria with local ingredients

78 Tour a sampler of delicious Servicing all of RI & nearby Mass. for over 35 years

Ocean State chocolates

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A guide to local home design, decor,

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FOUR SEASONS LANDSCAPE While terms like house or apartment indicate where you live, home describes how you live. In this issue of Hey Rhody, our dedicated editorial team combed the state to showcase how our neighbors transform wherever they are into uniquely personal spaces, whether via furniture, accents, or setting a mood. Get a first-peek into an eclectically furnished loft in Providence that will be featured in the  upcoming  book,  Global Bohemian; learn what it means to have a Net-Zero house; and see how for some waterside homeowners, going coastal doesn’t necessarily mean anchor motifs. Meet with the Instagrammers behind The Front Door Project and The Accidental Farmgirl, and the duo at  Jordan’s Jungle who will have you as taken with airplants as they are. In this issue you’ll also find plenty of tips on topics ranging from how to assemble a gallery wall with local art, along with practi-

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cal take-aways from interior designers. For home entertaining we’ve got everything from assembling a cheese board to whipping up sangria, to satisfying your sweet tooth with fresh offerings from Rhode Island chocolatiers. If you’re a color geek like me, enjoy a round-up of items from Ocean State makers and shops that can bring Pantone’s Color of the Year, Living Coral, into your design scheme. I’m especially excited about this issue as it’s my first Hey Rhody Home as Editor-in-Chief; I hope you enjoy it and that it inspires you to make the most out of your home. Editor In Chief

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BROWSING HISTORIC HOMES • CANDLES • AIR PLANTS Thanks to a wide mix of faux fruits and florals, wreaths can be reused time and time again, inside or outside

The Bread and Butter Wreath, $129. AccidentalFarmGirlCo.com

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The Accidental Farmgirl’s wreaths welcome each season with style Jessica Billings began making wreaths as a way to experiment with ideas that her aunt found on Pinterest. Before long, this pastime blossomed into The Accidental Farmgirl Co., a thriving home accent business with over 20,000 followers on Instagram. Jessica’s handcrafted farmhouse goods include wreaths laden with realistic-looking faux fruit and florals, all created in her Exeter home studio. Drawing inspiration from visuals and textures, Jessica also relies on the changing seasons to inspire her designs, and incorporates elements like pomegranates and red apples in the fall and winter, and lemons and green apples in the spring and summer. Jessica believes that every front door should have a wreath, but she also suggests hanging wreaths from mirrors, above mantles, on big chalkboards, or to accent any blank space in need of a little decorative touch. -Kim Tingle Photo courtesy of The Accidental Farmgirl


BROWSING • HISTORIC HOMES

WELCOME HOME The Front Door Project highlights the entries to historic Rhode Island homes

By Robert Isenberg Wreaths, mats, sconces, transoms, carvings, arches, and iron hinges – if you can use it to decorate an entryway, Deb Cohen has photographed it. A few years ago, Cohen started The Front Door Project as an Instagram hobby, thinking her affection for New England doorways was rare. Now, over 1,300 photographs later, Cohen has a website, 67,000+ followers, and many, many pictures of Providence. “I really enjoy spending time in Providence,” she says. Cohen started the project in her native Connecticut, but the site gave her a reason to roam. “The Downcity and College Hill neighborhoods in particular are spots I admire for the architectural variety and history. Rhode Island is fortunate to have a large inventory of historic architecture in places where anyone can see it, such as Benefit Street in Providence or the various neighborhoods in Newport. Both of those areas are compact and very walkable, and make you feel like you have gone back in time 200 years.” Cohen asserts that most of the architecture in Rhode Island is consistent with design patterns across New England, yet each antique home asserts its own individuality. “In general, historic houses were not cookie cutter, as so many new houses are from the 1950s and subsequent. Every home truly is unique in its own way, whether it be the setting, materials used, size and scale, or architectural details utilized.” TheFrontDoorProject.com

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The front door of a home is interesting to me when it makes a visual impact. Its architecture alone might make a statement, but a front door especially stands out when the homeowner makes an effort to create a welcoming focal point through their use of color, hardware, and a bit of whimsy such as a fun door knocker or unique wreath. - Deb Cohen

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BROWSING • CANDLES

SET THE MOOD

Romantic ambiance is only a local candle away By Lauren Vella

Aster Candle Love from Rhode Island Collection pure soy candles are scented with essential oils. $12 each, AsterCandle.com

Whether you’re entertaining a group of guests for an intimate dinner, or relaxing at home by yourself, nothing creates a calming atmosphere quite like the soft, ambient flicker of candlelight. Candles provide the ultimate sensory experience – they’re aesthetically pleasing, smell delectable, and provide the smallest bit of heat to make your home welcoming and cozy. Here are five Rhode Island-made candles, with their own unique scents.

Naturally Lou Candles Soy candles made with phthalate-free fragrance and decorated with vintage materials. 8oz, $10, Find at the Providence Flea

Providence Candle Company Pure soy candles, sustainably sourced and blended with essential oils. 4oz tin, $7, ProvidenceCandle.co

Orange Cat Candle Co. Hemp-wicked, soy, non-toxic candles made with seasonal scents. 8oz, $11.50, OrangeCatCandleCo.com

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A Curated Collection of American-Made Jewelry, Accessories, Ceramics, Hand Blown Glass and Clever Gifts.

Shore Soap Company Nautical-themed, phtalate-free soy candles handcrafted in Newport. Tumbler, $25 each. ShoreSoapCo.com

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carpet and expert care, is now an international award-winning store. In January, owner Roz Rustigian traveled to Hannover, Germany where she was hailed as Carpet! magazine's "Retailer of the Year" at the Domotex international flooring fair. The award caps Rustigian Rugs' almost ninety years of excellence in the rug and carpet trade, which all began when "Rusty" Rustigian first hung a modest shingle outside his Benefit Street home. Roz still lives there but moved the business in 1981 to its present showroom, a landmark neoclassical bank building at One Governor Street. From the beginning Rustigian's earned its reputation for service and expertise, helping homeowners and designers select the perfect floor covering to suit their distinctive décor and the demands of daily living. Rustigian's specializes in challenging spaces, spiral staircases, custom projects, and striking just the right balance between luxury and practicality. Their experienced staff is dedicated to the fine art of customer service and well-seasoned in project management. Rustigian’s is Rhode Island’s exclusive dealer of Stark Studio Rugs, Roger Oates runners and other fine brands. A long-standing collaboration with Adler's Hardware enables both stores to blend the advantages of a metropolitan design center with Providence’s convenience and personal touch. We invite you to stop in and see for yourself. Bring photos, swatches or idea boards: Rustigian's will show you an array of rugs and carpets with textures, colors and designs to enhance your home.

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BROWSING • AIR PLANTS

BREATHE EASY Jordan’s Jungle in Pawtucket specializes in air plants, the low-stress house plant

By Robert Isenberg One minute, you’re walking down a bland corridor. But turn a corner, and you’ll find Jordan’s Jungle, a lush greenhouse of levitating plants. The old brick mill in Pawtucket may seem like an odd place for a nursery, but owners Darin Wildenstein and Jordan Ford love their 4,000 square feet of semi-tropical showroom. Here they display 150 varieties of air plants – more scientifically known as Tillandsia – a genus of perennials that latch onto larger things. “Air plants are great because they do not grow in soil,” says Dann. “They are epiphytes, which means that they would naturally grow suspended from other plants or objects. They are not parasites, as they do not steal any nutrients or anything from their host; they just use the host as a place to call home. They do not drink through their roots, as other plants do, but instead from tiny little fuzzy spots on their leaves, called Trichomes.” Air plants are mostly native to Mexico and Latin America, and they wouldn’t fare well in a New England winter. But they make great house plants, since they require elementary care and will quickly freshen up stuffy living quarters. “They all take carbon dioxide and nitrogen out of the air and release clean oxygen,” says Dann. “So many people come into the Jungle and as they walk in, they take a big breath, because there is a noticeable difference in the air quality when you have plants cleaning it for you.” 545 Pawtucket Ave, Pawtucket, JordansJungle.net

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Experience a breath of fresh air and a lush eden of plants in Jordan’s Jungle tropical showroom Photography by Brandon Harmon


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BROWSING • AIR PLANTS

AIR PLANT CARE TIPS • Jordan’s Jungle recommends filtered, bright light. Too much light, and these plants will actually wither. • Depending on the species, shower your airplant with a spray bottle twice a week, using rainwater or even bottled water. Tap water isn’t recommended.

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Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind rental opportunity for waterfront living! Our pet-friendly studio, 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 bedroom apartments have a fresh contemporary design and spacious open floorplans, many with fireplaces, harbor views and additional loft space! Convenient on-site storage and garage parking are also available. Discover Warren, RI! This vibrant seaside community is home to a potpourri of fine restaurants, yacht charters, picturesque beaches, local arts & museums—all just minutes from your new home at Tourister Mill. Sleek, sunny, and tastefully appointed. Tourister Mill residents also enjoy an assortment of tastefully appointed on-site amenities, including a fully-equipped fitness center, theatre room with cinema-style seating, a WiFi lounge, community game room, waterfront patio and grilling area, even an indoor putting green!

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DECORATING DIY GALLERY WALL • COLOR OF THE YEAR • DESIGNER TIPS

This sunny chandelier adds a fun touch to any space.

Yellow Octopus Chandelier. $59.99. ChandelierByNK.com

CREATIVE OUTLET

Wireless chandeliers are a bright idea After being unable to find a chandelier without the hassle of plugs, North Kingstown-based designer Nicole Ketchum decided to create her own version without lights. After two years of research and design, Chandelier by NK made its debut in January 2014. The suggestion to use acrylic as the base material came from her husband, also a designer. Acrylic is usable both indoors and outside, and its colorful nature “happily shines and casts fun shadows in the sun.” Nicole sometimes draws inspiration from current design trends, but her creations mainly stem from what she “just loves.” She suggests hanging her chandeliers within the home, such as, “above a child’s bed or crib, in a playroom, home office, or, in a kitchen window.” Last year, Nicole was asked by Disney to design over 20 custom chandeliers to decorate one of their stores. Her creations have also caught the attention of Mattel and People Magazine. -Kim Tingle


DECORATING • GALLERY WALL

NAILED IT

How to source and style your own gallery wall By Megan Schmit

The trend of hanging eclectic collections of art is no longer limited to actual galleries – it’s expanded into homes as a style statement. A gallery wall is an easy way to give a room some personality without wallpaper or paint. Whether you’re working with your own mismatched pieces or starting from scratch, here are some tips and tricks to build your own gallery wall.

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1. GO VINTAGE Expand your shopping destinations from galleries and gift shops to include antique stores where you can find old artwork with character. Discover items like this watercolor by Mary Mason Brooks at Re in North Kingstown, or check out other vintage purveyors like White Star Antiques in Providence and Nick Haus in Warren. ReRhodeIsland.com WhiteStarAntiques.com NickHaus.com

2. FRAME IT Choose at least one unifying element to connect all of the separate pieces of art together, like custom frames. This mini oil painting by Karen Murphy in Riverside comes with one, but you can do it yourself with help from Providence Picture Frame or Picture This! Framing and Gallery in Wakefield. Other tie-ins include color scheme, subject, and style. KarenMurphyFineArt.com ProvidencePictureFrame.com PictureThisGalleries.com TIP: Anchor the gallery wall with one large piece, like how we used Rhode Island Tides by Amy Ryan found at Studio Hop in Providence. AmyRyan.net | StudioHopcom

3. MIX IT UP Not every piece of your gallery wall needs to be a painting on canvas or paper. Incorporate different materials, like maps or metal, such as this copper plate by Teresa Mowery of Patina Studio in Tiverton. PatinaStudio.com

4. SHOP LOCAL Rhode Island is a cultural hub for talented artists and makers. So, take advantage and scour your local galleries, shops, and co-ops for art like this Narwhal print from Frog & Toad in Providence. Other destinations include Hotpoint Emporium in Bristol, Yes! Gallery in Wickford, and Lou Lou’s Decor in Newport. FrogAndToadStore.com HotpointEmporium.com YesGallery.com LouLousDecor.com

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DECORATING • COLOR OF THE YEAR

DECORATING WITH Living Coral 16-1546

Local finds to energize spaces with Pantone’s Color of the Year By Elyse Major

For two decades, Pantone, the company primarily known for its color matching system, identifies a Color of the Year. This annually anticipated announcement influences decision-making in industries from packaging to fashion, but is also just plain fun for design geeks. In 2019, that color is Living Coral (PANTONE 161546), described by the company as “an animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energizes and enlivens with a softer edge.” While coral found in the Ocean State is often overlooked for its stony color, its existence alone is reason enough to embrace its brighter tropical cousin. Turn to the next page for where to spot coral accents – no SCUBA gear required.


DECORATING • COLOR OF THE YEAR

“Wayland” elbow chair O&G Studio, Warren; OandGStudio.com

Tripod side table O&G Studio, Warren “Jump” 20x20 painting elleARTdesign, Wickford; ElleArtDesign.com

“Phoenix” lamp Hwang Bishop, Warren; HwangBishop.net

Dish towel Bristol Looms, Bristol; BristolLooms.com


TIPS & TRICKS

How to add this hot hue to your digs Take a cue from nature when Lightweight blanket Kreatelier, Providence; Kreatelier.com

deciding how to add this vivacious color to your design scheme. Similar to orange, this hue is effective alongside shades of leafy greens and brown. When paired with aqua, coral is at once beachy and retro. Use with white, grey, or pink for an elegant approach. Bring Living Coral in sparingly via art, textiles, ceramics, or a piece of furniture, or go bold with a painted or papered “Sanctuary” wallpaper Mayflower Wallpaper, Tiverton; MayflowerWallpaper.com

Tea towel Noon Design Shop, Warwick; NoonDesignShop.com

Custom Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® mix Sea Rose Cottage, Bristol; SeaRoseCottage.com

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DECORATING • DESIGNER TIPS

HOME INSPO Four Rhode Island interior designers share their tips for making the most of any space

Throughout our state, we live in a wide variety of homes, all with different challenges and charms. For many of us, design inspiration comes from various sources, like magazines, television, and social media. However, Rhode Island is filled with talented interior designers, and we thought we’d tap their creative brains for ideas to inspire and use in our own living spaces.

Photo courtesy of Blakely Interior Designs, by Andrea Pietrangeli, Andrea Media

By Elyse Major


DECORATING • DESIGNER TIPS

A slightly tinted ceiling makes crown moldings stand out

DESIGN TIP With careful planning you can mix color and texture with period details and current styles

Triple center light fixtures hung at different heights provide interest in the center of this large room

Soft silk draperies add finish without competing with the chair fabric

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I loved researching some of the history of the home, while adding to its future.

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Just because a home is over a century old, doesn’t mean it needs to look dated. For this client, Kim Peterson of KEP Interior Designs knew she wanted the fireplace – original to the 1895 property – to serve as a focal point. “To keep it intact we wanted to use cool soft colors along with the depth and warmth of the brick, all while maintaining the integrity of the home’s age. I came up with the soft palette and then added the pop of brick red in pillows to tie the fireplace into the design,” says Kim.

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DECORATING • DESIGNER TIPS

Neutral walls provide a blank canvas

DESIGN TIP Everything needs a place, and whatever remains in view, needs to be visually attractive

Small reading lights mean no fussy switches

Keep accent colors cool, simple, and reflective of the home’s location

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Art is so important as the finishing touch, it should elicit only a feeling of peace and happiness in its abstract, vibrant color story. Kelly Taylor, Designer

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To give a bedroom that boutique hotel feel, keep spaces and furnishings simple and accent with art and textiles. For this Jamestown home, Kelly Taylor of Kelly Taylor Interior Design wanted to provide a subtle nod to the waterside location. “We got to work creating a completely custom experience – warm and modern at the same time,” she says.

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DESIGN TIP

Exposed ceilings pay homage to the home’s history

Don’t be afraid to use black or other dark colors

The bold chevron patterned tile floor creates visual interest and juxtaposes vintage elements

DESIGN TIP Break up black with natural wood or color

Natural wood creates warmth against the black cabinetry for a balanced look

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While design aims to create beauty, the primary goal is to impact the lives of those that live in the home in profound ways.

Photo courtesy of Blakely Interior Designs, by Andrea Pietrangeli, Andrea Media

Janelle Blakely Photopoulos, Owner and Creative Director

Black cabinetry, chevron patterned floors, and open ceilings work together to show the charm of this former grange. Windows kept bare fill the space with natural light. “Our clients love anything vintage and finding new purposes for well-loved items. One of our favorite solutions was creating a separate eating nook using old factory windows!” says Janelle Blakely Photopoulos.

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DECORATING • DESIGNER TIPS

DESIGN TIP Don’t be afraid to play with colors, textures, and patterns

Upper cabinets in white lift the eye and serve to maximize visual space

Use leafy plants to soften hard lines

Textures keep white walls from boredom

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DESIGN TIP Always add something that’s vintage, or rough and tumbled, to ground a space

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It All Starts with the Right Color. I always say a room has to have a focal point as first impressions mean everything. Blair Moore, Design Director

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This Net-Zero House A Jamestown home gets an efficiency makeover By Andrea E. McHugh Photos by Anthony Tieuli


Binge-watch the entire process of restoring the charm of this Jamestown bungalow while also making it energy efficient on This Old House. Find links and details at ThisOldHouse.com.

Architect Donald Powers has designed a number of “net-zero” communities with his firm over the years; that is, communities with homes that over the course of a full year, make as much energy as they use. Finally, he was tired of only talking the talk and sought to walk the walk. Along with his wife Dana and teenage sons Nate and Theo, Donald set out to find a home of their own to renovate and make net-zero. They found a 1,000-square-foot cottage in Jamestown built in the 1920s with two bedrooms and one bath. “That didn’t really matter to us because we knew we’d be completely gutting into the stud and starting over,” explains Donald, who ultimately doubled the size of the home. Although the Powers family already had four home renovations under their belt, this project was different. “The hardest part is getting the whole design and construction team to buy into the goals and pay attention to the details as they are building it,” says Donald. “We had a great team who all really got it.” He says his contractors knew what they were getting into and all the critical areas that needed to be addressed. “It’s all about reducing load and maximizing solar,” explains Donald.

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In the winter, he explains, homes are typically net-negative when you are using more energy than the solar can produce. “In the summer, it switches, and you hope to be exporting energy to the grid. Over the whole year, you are trying to balance production of energy with the use of it.” Donald specifically designed the barn to have a long, south-facing slope to carry a lot of solar panels by Vivint Solar, a residential solar provider. There are other factors that contribute to its maximum efficiency. The house is insulated to about double the required minimum, has triple-glazed windows, and it is sealed against air leakage about three times better than the average new home. “Also, all of the fixtures, appliances, and systems are the highest efficiency possible,” adds Donald. Besides the obvious benefit of little to no electric bill, Donald says the home is very comfortable due to the very little amounts of air flow required from the heating and cooling. “There are absolutely no drafts in the house,” he says. “It’s also extremely quiet — the triple glazed windows and the insulation really cut down on the noise transfer from the outside.” “Even if you do not actually produce any energy through solar, the techniques of building a very well insulated, well air-sealed house requires a very good insulation system to bring in fresh air and manage humidity,” says Donald. “No house, no matter how well built to be net zero, [will be] if the occupants leave the lights on or windows open in the winter or are generally wasteful in how they live.”

White walls, windows, and floors left bare, repeated vertical lines, and natural wood combine to create a sense of flow in the open spaces of the Powers’ home.

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Put the anchors away! For these waterside homeowners it’s all about the vibe By Elyse Major Photography courtesy of Mark Lohman, styling by Fifi O’Neill


“Since we live at the beach I like to have elements with that vibe, but not in a traditional way. I love things that are worn and loved.” –Nancy Rafi


Visit the coastal decor section of most home furnishings stores and chances are good that you’ll find the typical trappings: navy and white stripes, anchor motifs, and perhaps signs in wood or canvas about life being better at the beach. However, not all lands’ end dwellers have the same interpretation of what it means to provide location cues indoors. For homeowners Gail Greenwood of Little Compton, Nancy Rafi of Wickford, and Nancy Chace of Bristol, living by the water means having digs where it’s okay to enter with sandy feet, comfort is key, views are unobstructed, and color signals all the feels of an endless summer. A common thread for this spin on coastal is that functionality is as crucial as design and ease of use. “It is important to me that a space be practical and stylish, durable and fun – where a balance exists between beauty and comfort,” says Chace of her historic home. “In a cottage most everything is touchable and somewhat bullet proof. There is a certain resignation to sandy feet on the floor and the embracing of imperfection that comes with a livable home. Often cottages have a collected feel where its belongings take on unique personality and meaning over time. A happy place where memories are made, and form, function, and fun reign supreme!”


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COMMON ELEMENTS OF COASTAL STYLE For most Rhode Islanders, a water view doesn’t require a far drive or even a walk. Our state is lined with beaches and dotted with ponds and lakes. Whether your digs have a dock or you’re on a third floor in Providence, seaside style is in our DNA – after all, we are the Ocean State. Use these tips to bring a carefree vibe to wherever you are. No-fuss window treatments like blinds and Roman shades Furniture that is durable and comfortable Colors that evoke happiness Bare flooring Authentic natural objects such as seashells and stones Easy-care textiles such as slipcovers and tablecloths


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LOFTY GOALS A Providence couple makes a large space into a cozy retreat that is anything but run-of-the-mill

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In Providence, the impressive complex Rising Sun Mills brings to mind the old saying “Birds of a feather flock together.” Built circa 1800 and named after their former function, the textile mills have been revived as live/work studios and lofts for artists and the once-abandoned buildings are now thriving with creatives of all disciplines, including Courtney Webster, an event stylist and project manager for an interior design studio in Boston, and her husband Brandon Aguiar, a painter. “We needed a space that could accommodate Brandon’s art studio,” Courtney says. “We fell in love with the raw, industrial character of the building with its original large windows, brick walls, and wood floor.” Living in a 1,300-square foot loft with such high ceilings takes some planning design wise. “We struggled a bit with how open the layout is! It was tricky to define spaces without anything feeling closed off,” Courtney admits. Yet within the floorplan concept the couple managed to create distinct areas linked by a neutral palette warmed with pink and blue color accents. “I love how well they pair with one another and how many different shades of each there are,”

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The sofa, which the couple have had for a few years, received a new slipcover in neutral linen, while a shaggy throw from Urban Outfitters injects a bit of color and a lot of texture. When just a small dose is needed, dark wood and a bamboo tray can evoke exotic destinations without going all-out.


LEFT: An indigo blue armchair was chosen to provide contrast to the sofa.“We actually sanded the legs to the raw wood – they had been stained an umber color and were too dark,” Courtney says. The patterned, softly colored rug adds comfort underfoot. As for the shiny gold table, she adds, “We wanted something bold but that would also work well as an end table or a plant stand. We like to juxtapose reflective elements with more rustic ones.” Mission accomplished! A ladder adds vertical storage for globally-inspired textiles.

Courtney notes. Their individual sense of design also comes into play. “Brandon and I have blended a mix of bohemian, midcentury-modern, and rustic styles in our home to create a true reflection of us. We wanted it to feel honest and homey with a mix of functional and stylish pieces,” says Courtney, who mines inspiration from design books, Instagram, blogs, and her job. “I’m always surrounded by beautiful fabrics, and am constantly sourcing and selecting items for clients. I get to envision how things would work in my home and love taking that influence

and making it my own,” she explains. Courtney describes her style evolution to its present-day contemporary bohemian mood. “It has naturally morphed over the years. In our first apartment together, Brandon and I bought almost strictly Ikea and vintage. Then we started buying almost entirely midcentury modern. That felt too cold, so we introduced different textures and colors and it made the space feel warmer and more inviting. Since then we’ve only brought in pieces we truly love and it has felt more and more like home.”

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Sangria is the ultimate party drink. It’s classy, it’s tasty, and it fits almost any occasion. Created in Spain, this festive punch is a host’s go-to beverage, no matter what the weather or time of year. Sangria can also be easy to make: Chop up your favorite fruits, toss them in a pitcher of wine, and maybe mix in some fruit juice and spritzer. Voila! Your back-porch dinner party is a hit! You can also take your sangria to the next level – and better yet, use a medley of Rhode Island ingredients. Gooseneck Vineyards has some lively reds for the task, and local rum doesn’t get better than small-batch maker White Dog Distilling. The finishing touch is Yacht Club soda, which could be Pineapple, Orange Seltzer, Fruit Punch, or any number of other flavors.

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SANGRIA INGREDIENTS • 1 bottle Heritage Red or Cabernet Sauvignon (Gooseneck Vineyards) • 3 cups Spiced Rum (White Dog Distilling) • 1 cup orange juice • 1/2 cup pomegranate juice

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When we think about our little Ocean State, we usually conjure up visions of miles of coastline, nautical decor, and really good seafood. Rarely do we think about the decadent confections that are made right here in our backyard. Here’s a sampling from five gourmet chocolatiers in Rhode Island.

SWEET INDULGENCE Cranston Kerri Smith owns a lovely boutique confectionary filled with Instagram-worthy goodies. Located in Pawtuxet Village, the store specializes in gourmet chocolate apples and hand-dipped products. Facebook: @MySweetIndulgence

SWEENOR’S CHOCOLATES Cranston and Wakefied This multi-generational sweet maker is famous for their assorted chocolate boxes, but they also make brittles, truffles, salted toffee, and an array of other chocolate-covered goodies. SweenorsChocolates.com


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Ocean State Follies - 7:30pm-9:30pm Awaken - A tribute to the music of YES - 8pm-10:30pm Whole Lotta Love - Showcasing the music of HEART - 8pm-11pm Skynyrd Tribute - Sons of Skynyrd - 8pm-11pm Eric Clapton - Journeyman with Opener Fugitives from Justice Fundraiser - 8pm-11pm Led Zeppelin Legacy - No Quarter - 8pm-11pm Jonathan Edwards live - Legends series - 8pm-10:30pm The Eagles Experience - 8pm-10:30pm Scott Kirby - Singer, songwriter, guitarist, storyteller - 8pm-10:30pm Gary Hopp and the Good Vibe Tribe with Courthouse Chimes fundraiser - 2pm-6pm Roland Comtois, Medium: Validating the life after - 7pm-9pm James Montgomery & the Troublemakers - 8pm-10:30pm Tom Paxton with the Don Juans - 8pm-10:30pm An evening with Cher, Bocelli, Bette Midler The Edwards Twins - 7:30pm-10pm

May/June - Pink Floyd, Azetc Two Step, Cheryl Wheeler, Magic Dick & more

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GO FOR THE GOLD They say that all that is gold does not glitter – and in the case of Rhody Gold, that’s certainly true. The Original Gold is a compost made from a mixture of local materials: food scraps and coffee grounds to sawdust and wood chips. It’s produced by The Compost Plant, a commercial operation based out of Providence that is dedicated to making sustainable soil enhancers for local farmers and gardeners. But you don’t have to have a green thumb – use it as a top dressing in your home or kitchen garden. CompostPlant.com -Megan Schmit Photo courtesy of The Compost Plant


Fresh Foods to Take Out Tonight

Prepared Entrees ~ Side Dishes

Meals for One Dave’s on the Go Hot Bars ~ Cold Bars Soup Stations Salads ~ Sandwiches ~ Sushi

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NEWPORT: ‘Grey Walls’ Overlooking Newport Harbor – $7,200,000

NEWPORT Fabulous Contemporary – $2,400,000

PORTSMOUTH Custom-Built in Sea Berry Farm – $1,399,000

NEWPORT: ‘Snug Harbor’ on Bellevue – $4,995,000

PORTSMOUTH: Captivating ‘Mintwater Cottage’ – $1,495,000

NEWPORT: 13+ Acre Compound in Estate Area – $6,750,000

NEWPORT: Sleek Contemporary with Ocean Views – $2,250,000

MIDDLETOWN: Indian Avenue Retreat Near Beaches – $2,950,000

MIDDLETOWN: Easton’s Point / Ocean Views – $2,400,000

TIVERTON: ‘Chelsea Way’ on Nonquit Pond – $1,495,000

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Hey Rhody Home 2019  

Hey Rhody Home; Joyful Living; Everything you need to make the most of your Ocean State home; 125+ ways to decorate, entertain, and shop loc...

Hey Rhody Home 2019  

Hey Rhody Home; Joyful Living; Everything you need to make the most of your Ocean State home; 125+ ways to decorate, entertain, and shop loc...