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FEBRUARY 2018

The Interior Design Issue


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C O NTENTS

February 2018 56 Still in Play Jim Godbout rallies the city of Biddeford to renovate iconic Waterhouse Field by Susan Axelrod Photography by Nicole Wolf

64 Master of Blue An artful solution to a 3-D puzzle by Debra Spark Photography by Jeff Roberts

82 Little House, Big Impact A stone’s throw from Falmouth Town Landing sits Bayview, a diminutive vacation bungalow with a large personality by Katy Kelleher Photography by François Gagné

98 A Sense of Place From traditional to sleekly contemporary, 15 spaces that are stylish, striking—and sure to make a lasting impression Edited by Jen DeRose

ON THE COVER: Designer Tyler Karu’s inspiration for this condo was the architecture of the space, which includes 14-foot ceilings and original brick accent walls. Karu kept the furnishings modern and clean-lined and selected a neutral color palette with pops of yellow and blues. Artwork in the living room is by Louesa Roebuck.

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Cover photography by Justin Levesque A Sense of Place, page 98


February 2018

CONT ENT S

42 TURNOUT

Going out, giving back: Supporting nonprofits and local businesses in the vital work they do year-round A Light on the Point; Junior Achievement’s Maine Business Hall of Fame North; Mitchell Institute

48 STYLE ROOM

Megan van der Kieft of Margo Moore Interiors creates a richly layered living area

52 SPACES

Interior designer Bronwyn Huffard of Huffard House Interior Design designs a memorable guest bath with British industrial touches

117 ONES TO WATCH

Five standout artists to keep your eye on

168 THE DRAWING BOARD

David Matero Architecture designs a livable little house

98 EDITOR’S NOTE 24 STAFF NOTES 28 CONTRIBUTORS 34 DESIGN WIRE 39 EVENTS 46 RESOURCES 134 REAL ESTATE 139

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HEIDI L A C H A P E L L E i n t e r i o r s – d e c o r – s t y l i n g

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n putting together this issue— our Interior Design issue—I was reminded, over and over, of how much interior design influences almost all aspects of how we live. While interior design can’t perform miracles—your relationship issues or difficult boss require the guidance of a different type of expert— designers know that one’s environment certainly affects mood, well-being, and emotion. In a home, the power of good design is apparent in everything from making mundane chores, such as putting away the laundry, more efficient to enhancing more convivial affairs, such as hosting friends for an intimate dinner. And here’s where the power of good design really comes into play: what begins at home is often carried through to one’s interactions with the outside world. After all, one’s public, exterior side is usually a reflection of one’s private, interior life. Want more proof? Take it from U.S. Navy Admiral William H. McRaven. In his commencement address to a graduating class of the University of Texas at Austin, he said, “If you want to change the world, start off by making your bed.” He went on to explain that, by doing this one chore every morning, we set ourselves up for success—that this small daily task leads to a series of

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small accomplishments to follow. “And if by chance you have a miserable day, you will come home to a made bed,” he said. “That you made. And a made bed gives you encouragement that tomorrow will be better.” Perhaps it’s because my own father is a retired naval officer, but something about this idea resonates with me. Where you start and end your day plays an important role. A space that feels right for you, that’s personal and functional (even if it’s not organized with military precision), that has colors and textures that soothe or invigorate you (depending on your preference), that not only reflects your approach to the world but also influences it—there is power in that, which is broadcast way beyond your bedroom walls. While I don’t want to speak on behalf of the 16 designers who are highlighted in A Sense of Place, page 98, I’m confident that they all believe in the power of good design. Just take a look at their stunning projects. These spaces go far behind the simple functionality of military barracks and tiny dorm rooms. From a calming neutral and natural coastal home to an energetic, eclectic kitchen, these spaces all have a positive impact on the people who live there. And there’s no arguing with that.


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What is your favorite place in your home? “I’ve moved many times in the past decade. I’ve lived in many styles of homes, from a tiny city apartment to a bare bones, concrete house with a tin roof and no plumbing to a spacious, charming New England home. In them all, my favorite space has always been the kitchen. I am happiest when I am stirring a pot of something hearty and delicious while my home buzzes with friends and family. It is where my kids open up about their days and burst into spontaneous dance parties. It is where I laugh deeply with friends, and where I quietly savor my first cup of coffee every morning. My current kitchen is simple and sunny with my children’s artwork haphazardly taped to the walls. The kitchen is truly the heart of my home, and it is where I can usually be found.” —Emily Wedick, advertising account manager

“I gravitate toward rooms that have a certain energy. Like somehow the emotions that happen in the space are absorbed and stored in the walls. With a small bar for parties and a large dining room table for gathering around, my kitchen is my favorite space in my home. My countertops are lined with cookbooks and splashes of red decor, which provide the perfect pop. Maybe it’s because cooking at our gas stove gives the whole home a comforting warmth or because my favorite memories tend to happen around the dinner table, but my kitchen is my sanctuary.” —Shelbi Wassick, director of corporate giving & visibility

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“My husband and I live in a center-stair colonial in Portland, and while we have plenty of room to roam in our home, my favorite room is our living room. The space has two overstuffed couches, a large, steel-framed glass coffee table, and is filled with an eclectic collection of art made by family and from local artists. Our reclaimedwood bookshelf is home to, among other things, our wind-up toy collection. Our living room is my sanctuary; it’s light filled and welcoming. It’s where I spent the better part of 2016 napping as I recovered from my stroke. No matter what kind of day I have had, I am able to unwind and be completely at ease in our living room.” —Chris Kast, brand strategist at the Brand Company

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C ON T RI BU T O RS ERIK PETERSON received his architectural degree from New York Institute of Technology. After initially working for a small firm for several years, Peterson has been designing houses on the coast of Maine with his team at Peterson Design Group for 25 years. He finds great satisfaction in carefully listening, and then channeling, editing, and focusing his clients’ wishes to realize their vision of the perfect Maine home. As designing a house for a client is an intimate process, it’s only natural that many of his clients have become friends. Master of Blue, page 64

COM E HOM E TO CREATIVITY

Hurlbutt Designs, a team of design professionals led by LOUISE HURLBUTT, boasts a 4,000-square-foot retail store to complement their designs and full range of interior design services. As the designers for the Kennebunkport Resort Collection, their work can be found at local hotels and restaurants, including Hidden Pond Resort, Tides Beach Club, Kennebunkport Inn, and the Grand Hotel. Master of Blue, page 64

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JONATHAN TRUDO is the owner of Creative Coast Construction, located in Kennebunkport. He has 30 years of experience building homes on the coast of Maine, and he specializes in creative solutions, historic renovations, and beachfront properties. Master of Blue, page 64

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LINDA A. BANKS, ASID, is the founder of Banks Design Associates in Falmouth. She graduated with a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and completed her postgraduate work at Yale School of Architecture. Banks also owns Simply Home, a retail showroom in Falmouth. When she isn’t busy designing, teaching, or doing triathlons, she can be found boating on Casco Bay or exploring her favorite island in France, where she gets restored and inspired for her projects. BDA has won numerous design awards and worked on projects from Maine to Martha’s Vineyard, Jackson Hole to Connecticut, as well as in Italy and France. Little House, Big Impact, page 82

PAUL MOUTAL, owner of Flying Point Construction, brings over 32 years of experience to residential construction. Moutal is passionate about renovating and redesigning older buildings, making them ready for modern living while retaining their historic charm. He starts off each day ready to learn something new and enjoys working with talented tradespeople to offer high-quality remodeling and new construction. Little House, Big Impact, page 82

BRONWYN HUFFARD is lead designer and founder of Huffard House Interior Design. Bronwyn graduated from Tufts University and trained at the New York School of Interior Design. She lived all over the United States before coming back to her hometown of Cape Elizabeth, Maine, with her husband, Ben, to raise their four children. She takes pride in amusing her friends and helping people create beautiful spaces that they love. An Elegant, Industrial Chic Bathroom, page 52

The following are corrections to the December 2017 issue: In Office, Onward, Workplace Transformation Facilitation (WTF) was responsible for the interior design. In Practical Magic, Rockport Post and Beam handled the timber framing, light framing, wood ceiling installation, and exterior finishes. And the photos in A Remote Camp Reboot were shot by Josh Gerritsen, not Trent Bell.

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eyond an industrial history and a central river, Biddeford appears to have little in common with Chicago. But Biddeford, like the Windy City, has a legendary sports field known to every one of its residents. What Wrigley is to Chicago, Waterhouse is to Biddeford; more than a playing surface, it’s a local icon with a far-reaching legacy and a palpable spirit that links the city’s present to its past. A 360- by 160-foot rectangle of grass surrounded by a neighborhood of modest homes, Waterhouse Field is revered well beyond its home city. In the 1980s and ’90s—glory days for Maine high-school football—Waterhouse was where every team in the state wanted to play, says Jeremy Ray, Biddeford superintendent of schools. That’s still true. “When our athletic director schedules games, he’ll hear: ‘We’ll give you the home game because our kids want to play at Waterhouse,’” says Ray. Part of what makes Waterhouse unique is that there is no track around the field, so spectators feel like they are closer to the game. Also unusual is the fact that it is not owned by either the school district or the city of Biddeford, but by the 18-member Waterhouse Field Alumni Association (WFAA), which leases it back to the district, and helps with upkeep. The history of Waterhouse goes back to just before the Great Depression, when local hardware store owner Alfred Waterhouse and some business partners purchased the property for high school sports. “The economy went bad, but Mr. Waterhouse made it through and created a place basically forever for the kids of Biddeford to play athletic contests,” says Ray. Maintained largely by volunteers and financial donations from the community, Waterhouse Field has also fallen on hard times during its long history. In April of last year, the school district padlocked the field after a structural evaluation found that its old wood and steel bleachers were unsafe. The Maine Shrine Lobster Bowl Classic, an All-Star high school football game that had taken place at Waterhouse every July since

1990, was moved to Thornton Academy in Saco, and with the cost of renovating the field estimated at $5.5 million, some in Biddeford wondered if Waterhouse would ever see another game. Those people must not know Jim Godbout, owner of Jim Godbout Plumbing and Heating and president of the WFAA. A devoted volunteer who is especially passionate about creating opportunities for the community’s young people, Godbout had been part of two previous renovations at Waterhouse Field. Fundraising for the latest round of updates was already underway, and Godbout figured that the best way to tackle the work needed at Waterhouse was to reach out for help. On May 6, 2017 he posted on the Waterhouse Field Renovation Facebook page that the following Saturday, he was looking for a “very large volunteer staff” to dismantle the bleachers. “In seven days I had almost 300 people there to help take down the bleachers, and in several hours we had 5,500 seats on the ground,” says Godbout. “It was classic Jim,” says Ray, who as school superintendent is a member of the WFAA and also knows Godbout from the Biddeford-Saco Rotary Club. “I think we were paralyzed about what to do because everybody had their own opinion and we were all concerned about where the money was going to come from,” Ray says. “I was out getting quotes to dismantle the bleachers and Jim said, ‘We’re taking them down on Saturday.’” On the morning of May 13, volunteers brought chainsaws, welding tools, and heavy equipment to take apart the stands where, for nearly three decades, thousands had watched the Biddeford Tigers play. Those with construction skills were assigned to work on the bleachers themselves, while other helpers, including Biddeford High School students, many wearing the school colors of orange and black, carted debris off the field board by board. “Businesses paid their crews to be there,” says Ray. “TJ’s Pizza, George’s Italian, and others brought food. The credit union called and said, ‘How do I get

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New lighting was part of the field renovation project. (Opposite, top) Nearly 300 volunteers, including many local contracting crews, showed up on a Saturday in May 2017 to dismantle Waterhouse Field’s old, unsafe bleachers. Biddeford Superintendent of Schools Jeremy Ray (opposite, bottom) worked closely with Godbout on the renovation project.

Jim money?’ because people were using their own equipment, and we were buying fuel. It was home makeover, demo-style, with Jim leading the charge.” One of Biddeford High School’s athletic rivals pitched in too. When the old Waterhouse Field bleachers were taken down in the mid1980s, they were donated to Massabesic High School in Waterboro. So that Waterhouse could be in play for the fall 2017 sports season, Massabesic lent the WFAA temporary bleachers, which have since been replaced by permanent, galvanized aluminum bleachers that rise at 30 degrees, putting spectators 39 feet closer to the game than the previous seats. “It’s all cyclic,” says Godbout of Massabesic’s involvement. “Do good things and good things happen.” Waterhouse Field was reopened in time for the high school football season opener, and on Friday, September 1, under newly installed lights, the Biddeford Tigers beat Westbrook 43-0. While an outside company installed the new bleachers, local contractors donating their time and other volunteers did much of the continuing renovation of Waterhouse Field. Students from Biddeford Regional Center for Technology refurbished the old press box, which Godbout helped build 23 years ago. The Biddeford-Saco Rotary Club donated most of the money for a sophisticated video scoreboard. Multiple businesses held fundraisers. And individuals simply kept showing up at Waterhouse. Passing by the field one morning on his way to work, Ray noticed someone shingling the roof on the visitors’ locker room. “I’m thinking to myself, ‘I know I didn’t plan for this expenditure,’ because I get worried about those things,” he recalls. Seeing Godbout’s truck in the parking lot, Ray stopped to ask him what was going on. “He said, ‘They just showed up, and they want to shingle the roof. It’s not costing anything.’” A retired man named Phil Riveria has done much of the painting for the project. “His wife is ill, and he’s just an amazing person and cares about the community,” says Godbout. “We got him set up, and he would say, ‘Jim, what do you want us to do today?’ And he’d go around and paint everything.” Part of the Waterhouse renovation plan has been to make the field usable for sports beyond football, including girls’ and boys’ soccer, lacrosse, and field hockey. Ray also expects it to be used for band competitions, and has hopes that in the wintertime the field can be accessed for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. “We’re very limited for recreation space in Biddeford, so one of the goals of this project is that it would be offered up in some way in combination with our Recreation Department,” he says. Nearly $350,000 in community donations will be used for a synthetic turf surface, which Ray hopes can be installed this spring. In addition, refinancing an existing bond for renovations to the high school created savings for the city


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that have been allocated to the field. “We will have a state-of-the-art facility done by volunteers that costs the taxpayers probably under half a million dollars in new money,” Ray says. Ray stresses that the future of Waterhouse Field would not look nearly as bright without Godbout, who coordinated every aspect of the project. “I’m worried about codes and making sure that everything’s going through the right process,” he says. “But quite frankly, I had a lot of faith in Jim.” On a cruise in Alaska last summer, Godbout got a call from Ray, with a question: “The guys are here to put the lights in; how do I know these are right, Jim?” The lights weren’t supposed to arrive for another two weeks, but the president of the WFAA had planned ahead. “I set the guidelines for where the light poles go because I got a feeling they were going to show up,” says Godbout. “I told Jeremy, ‘It’s all set.’” For Godbout, Waterhouse Field represents the values that he hopes to instill in the next generation: the importance of being involved and

giving back. “When you engage people you create this community effect,” he says. “You open conversation and you show people by action and they all seem to come and give.” A proponent of building Maine’s skilled labor force and leading by example, Godbout mentors students at the Biddeford Regional Center of Technology and Sweetser, a behavioral health facility in Saco. His dedication to role-modeling is inspired by his personal history. After his father left the family when Godbout was young, he helped take care of his brothers. “I had some great mentors, guys who taught me an awful lot about working and how to succeed in life,” he says. “I believe you should transfer what you’ve learned, and that energy, to somebody that’s young and let them succeed.” Both Godbout and Ray believe that Waterhouse Field will play an important role in Biddeford as the city reinvents itself. Downtown historic buildings have been repurposed for restaurants and retail shops, and artists and entrepreneurs have claimed space in once-vacant mills that are

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Football player and Biddeford Regional Center of Technology (BRCOT) student Scott Spellman (above) on the field. (Opposite page, from top) BRCOT students Jacob Damon (left) and Joseph Gamage revamp the press box. Godbout recruited dozens of local contractors for the project. The new bleachers rise at 30 degrees, making spectators feel as if they are much closer to the action on the field.

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also being renovated for housing. “Most towns in the state of Maine have been experiencing population decline, and we’ve actually been holding steady,” says Ray, who expects to see an increase in the next several years. Just as the city has been open to change, the community commitment to Waterhouse Field represents a look ahead, an acknowledgement that it has always been a special place, and that “we might have to create a different kind of special,” he says. The turf, state-of-the-art scoreboard, and other upgrades are all part of that plan. What we can hope will never change, however, is that people like Jim Godbout, Phil Riveria and the dozens of other volunteers who contributed to Waterhouse Field’s rebirth keep showing up to keep it in play. MH+D


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To give the kitchen of Rob and Jane Garvey’s Kennebunkport home a cottage feel, kitchen designer Dina Lennon of Sylco Cabinetry used white beadboard, backsplash tile, and appliance covers. Light granite for the countertops plays off the natural gray of the sand outside. Hidden away are custom drawer dividers and specialty pullouts. The woven wicker and antique white stools are from Lexington Home Brands.


Instead of two flat parallel floors, this house has multiple levels. Each level after the first floor is reached by a switchback interior staircase. The numerous gables seen here, some of which have white detailing, are responding to the space below, says architectural designer Erik Peterson of Peterson Design Group. The home was built by Creative Coast Construction and has interior design by Hurlbutt Designs.

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hat would you do if I told you I had fallen in love with a color?” writes author Maggie Nelson at the start of her quirky book Bluets. Part emotional memoir and part philosophical inquiry, the slim volume published in 2009 is a meditation on the color that, studies show, people favor over every other. On the coast, blue is also the go-to color of designers who want to bring the outside in. Louise Hurlbutt’s many years of designing homes in the Kennebunks has made her a real master of the hue, in all its moods. When she went to design the home of Jane and Rob Garvey on Goose Rocks Beach in Kennebunkport, she knew the nautical crispness of a predominately navy and white interior, or the patriotic vigor of such a home with red touches, would not be right. Although Rob was retired, Jane was still working, and the couple’s professional lives were high stress. They wanted their vacation home to be unfussy and relaxing. “We started with a calm palette,” says Hurlbutt. “Aquas and beiges, making it very restful.” The palette also makes the home very much a piece with the outdoors, as Goose Rocks has a beach so wide at low tide that one can walk from the Garveys’ house to a Cape Porpoise peninsula called Marshall Point and to the coast of Timber Island,

whose 13 acres are part of the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge. Given all that sand, it seemed right to visually pull neutrals and grays into the house as well as the blues of the sky and ocean. The first floor has a European oak floor that was wire-brushed and whitewashed to suggest driftwood, as well as gray and white granite kitchen countertops and light-oatmeal-colored upholstered pieces. Rattans, ropes, rushes, and wickers were chosen for furniture elements, such as the seats for the antiqued wood kitchen stools, and accessories, such as a mirror frame and a decorative nautical monkey claw that serves as doorstop. At the edge of spaces, Hurlbutt introduced bolder colors. The living room walls have two paintings, one a landscape, the other featuring sandpipers on a turquoise background. Mediumvalue aquas appear at the front door and the foyer’s staircase newel. Lighter values are on the sisal-like living room rug and decorative pillows in the owners’ bedroom. Deeper blues serve as an accent throughout the house, as in the dusty blue animal-print fabric on a bench that serves as the den’s coffee table. Upstairs, the use of minimal color continues into an owners’ bedroom with a light-cornflower raffia-upholstered headboard. The guest rooms tend toward bolder blues and whites with occasional grays in the linens. A second design tendency mixes antiques and reproductions (such as a faux-finished wood-framed sofa) with

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contemporary items (such as a long, industrialstyle dining room chandelier whose bronzed wrought iron makes five loops around five glass lamp shades). Yet a third design tendency is for cottagey touches such as white V-match paneling for many of the walls and beadboard for the powder room wainscoting and select areas of the kitchen, which was designed by Dina Lennon of Sylco Cabinetry. The first floor’s ceiling beams, originally stained dark, were painted white, which visually lifts the ceiling. Architectural designer Erik Peterson and builder Jonathan Trudo—of Peterson Design Group in Kennebunk and Portland and Creative Coast Construction in Kennebunkport, respectively—found the house a fun challenge. “I like to solve puzzles,” says Peterson, and Trudo echoes him when he says, “The good thing about projects like this is that there are tons of things to solve. I love that.” The tricky issue was matching the Garveys’ desires with a handful of unavoidable constraints. When the Garveys bought their lot in 2015, it had a timber-frame house with small rooms, a staircase on the ocean side of the house, and a black woodstove in the center of the living room, all of which obstructed views. The plan was to renovate, not rebuild, adhering to firm regulations concerning sand dune protection, setbacks, and allowable height and footprint. The Garveys wanted a clean, easy-

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to-maintain, light-filled, open-plan house, where you look through the house from the front door and see the ocean. Because they planned on year-round use, they also wanted an office for Jane and a garage. A final challenge was to attach the old structure to new steel framing to prevent the house from swaying in high wind. To make all this work, Peterson devised a garage at street level, and then a switchback interior staircase to create a multilevel house instead of two parallel floors. The first floor was gutted and the second floor removed so the builder could start all over. (Trudo also lifted the entire structure to repair the piers on which it was built.) In the new layout, the dining room is on one side of the kitchen, the living room on the other. A small den adjacent to the living room provides a separate space to watch TV or read a book. Large windows line the ocean side of all the rooms and continue around the house to reveal the street views, which are of an extended marsh and river. A guest bedroom and bath is halfway up the staircase. “In most beach houses,” observes Peterson, “not every use has its own room.” On occasion, some form of doubling up is necessary, as with the second-floor landing, which also serves as an office with a vaulted ceiling and skylight. The owners’ bedroom and bath stretches the length of the house and offers

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The second-floor landing also serves as an office. The walls are V-match, and the vaulted ceiling with a skylight floods the space with light. The floor is engineered European oak. Opposite, clockwise from top left: A guest bedroom with a blue and white coverlet, an upholstered bed frame from Stanley Furniture, and a lamp from Hurlbutt Designs in Kennebunk. The black and white mirror in the sink area off a guest bedroom is from India and made of bone. A pillow on the foyer bench has shell and coral Manuel Canovas fabric. Basket-weave tile on a bathroom floor combines Carrara and blue celeste marble.


The bunk room (above), which is hidden under the eaves, has striped linens from Pine Cone Hill.

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broad views of the ocean. Even the shower has a window. Light blue glass shower tiles and a basket-weave tile floor (of Carrara marble and the lightest of blue glass) maintains Hurlbutt’s color scheme. The second floor also has an additional guest bedroom. Up one final level is a bunk room with two built-in beds with drawers underneath, for grandchildren. Almost every space (up- and downstairs) has some sort of exterior balcony or porch with stainlesssteel cabling. From outside, the gray shingle house has multiple gables, all facing in different directions. Peterson says the house is, in fact, not all that complex, and the rooflines are “responding to the spaces below.” Peterson kept things fresh and bright with white trim and white shingling underneath the facade gables. The Garveys acquired their confidence in Hurlbutt, Peterson, and Trudo from first working with the trio in 2000, when the group collaborated on a major renovation on a different house the couple had owned on Kings Highway, which is the street on which the current house is located. Because that first house—originally bought in 1981— was on the land side of Kings Highway, the Garveys were happy to have the chance to purchase property directly on the ocean. The couple had a lot of faith, Jane says, in the team’s “ability to capture what we love” once again. Contemporary author Maggie Nelson ruminated on blue, but the color has been favored for centuries. In the case of the Garvey home, perhaps the Victorian art critic John Ruskin said it best: “Blue color is everlastingly appointed by the deity to be a source of delight.” MH+D For more information, see Resources on page 134.

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Bayview is a pint-size beach house owned and renovated by architectural and interior designer Linda Banks of Banks Designs Associates and Simply Home in Falmouth. The floors are faux-driftwood laminate from Homestead Flooring (a company owned by Distinctive Tile and Design). Dan King of Woofer Audio Video Electronics in Cumberland installed the television, speakers, and all audiovisual components. Alex Hamilton of Tidewater Millwork installed the blue nickel-gap wallboard (the paint color is Quiet Moments by Benjamin Moore). The antiques, art, side tables, and swivel chairs are all available through Simply Home.

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s an architectural and interior designer, Linda Banks spends a lot of time thinking about how design can improve other people’s lives. But when it came to creating a space for her own friends and family to use, she found herself considering an old saying. “It’s always the shoemaker’s kids who go barefoot,” says Banks, the owner of Banks Design Associates and Simply Home in Falmouth. “I wanted this cottage to be different.” Pint-size and optimally located near Falmouth’s Town Landing, Bayview (as she decided to name the house) is a cleverly designed restoration project that Banks completed in 2016 with the help of builder Paul Moutal of Flying Point Construction in Topsham. “It was a puzzle,” Banks admits. “But I love to solve puzzles, and I think this one turned out really well.” The property was in bad shape when Banks first saw it. The cottage had languished on the market for 18 months. Although the 1920s bungalow had its charms, previous homeowners had enclosed the front porch in large sheets of thick glass, which Banks felt disguised the house’s true potential. “It was a camp. Like a lot of camps, it was really cobbled together,” says Moutal. “The structural integrity had been compromised during the various renovations.” The house was missing several bearing points, and the collar ties had been removed from the upstairs dormer, rendering the roof unstable.

There was also no front entryway. The main door into the house was located around the back (away from the water views), which Banks thought detracted from the overall experience of arriving at a vacation destination. “It was obvious to me that we would need to move the doorway and create a stronger entrance,” she says. “I wanted guests to be able to see the ocean before they got inside—that gets them excited to be here and puts them in the right mind-set.” Banks wanted to keep the vaulted ceilings, add an additional dormer to the front of the house, reexpose the front porch, and create a new and more picturesque entryway. In order to build the new entrance, Banks had to make a few trade-offs. Due to the postage-stamp-size lot, she couldn’t increase the footprint of the house, so she created a design that would push the exterior walls inward, sacrificing indoor space to create a roomy covered front porch. This task would prove a practical challenge for her builder. Banks wanted to build a wood porch with slatted decking, but that kind of structure would allow water to flow through it, thus exposing the basement to potential water damage. Since the basement is a heated space that houses mechanical elements like the HVAC and plumbing, Moutal says they “had to find a way to build a porch without exposing the basement to the elements.” Moutal came up with


TKTKTK This watercolor was found at Upscale Furniture Consignment. The side table and chair are from Simply Home.


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“We only had room for the bare necessities, but a big bed is a necessity when you’re vacationing.”

Banks wanted to fit in two bathrooms on the second story to accompany the three guest bedrooms located on that floor. This bathroom (opposite) features one-inch polished marble hexagon mosaic tile by Distinctive Tile and Design in Portland. The vanity and countertop are from J. Keats. The faucet is from Kohler, and other fixtures are by Ferguson. The wall sconces are from Simply Home, as is the oval mirror. Midcoast Glass and Windows did the custom shower enclosure. And plumbing is by New Energy Solutions. The owners’ suite bedroom (above) was designed to feel cozy and warm. The structural engineering for this room was done by Shelley Engineering (Tim Shelley helped Banks create a cathedral ceiling for the water-facing windows). The artwork and furnishings are available through Simply Home. The wall-to-wall carpet is by Port City Flooring.


The “sporty” guest bedroom (above) features a navy blue upholstered bed with nickel nail-head trim by Lee Industries, available through Simply Home. The signal flag artwork is also available through Simply Home. Banks purchased the bedding coverlet at a tag sale. Banks created a new entryway (opposite) for the house, located on the ocean-facing side of the bungalow. The horizontal shiplap boards were done by Tidewater Millwork and painted with Quiet Moments by Benjamin Moore. The entry door is from Simpson Door Company. The lockset is by Emtek and is available through Hamilton Marine.

the idea of lining the porch with pitched sheets of metal that would act as funnels, channeling any rainwater that fell on the porch into bays. “Now, you can go in and throw a bucket of water on the wall next to the front door, and it will drain without getting a drop in the basement,” Moutal says. The resulting porch is large enough to fit a small metal Frenchbistro dining set. To optimize the view, Banks chose an unobtrusive wire railing, and to fit with the home’s Victorian style, she picked vintage-inspired Edison bulb lights to frame the front door and welcome any guests arriving after dark. While Banks says she “tried to avoid changing too much of the interior architecture,” she did want to modernize the flow of the first floor. When she first bought it, Bayview had three rooms downstairs: a living room, a dining room, and a kitchen. She opted to open this up, creating a “circular path” through the main living spaces. This semi-open floor plan allows for light to pour in through the living room front windows and into the kitchen. Another major change Banks made was to install new flooring throughout. “To unify the first floor, we ripped out all the old floors and put down this remarkable faux-driftwood bleached flooring made from snap-and-click vinyl. It’s practically sand-proof,” she says, making it a good fit for a vacation rental. (“I needed a floor that could tolerate dirt and water and could be easily cleaned with a mop,” she says. “Wood would have gotten ruined.”) Throughout the renovation 90 MAINEHOMEDESIGN.COM

process, Banks kept the house’s function at the forefront of her mind, which is why she moved laundry to the second floor, turning the original laundry room into a tiny bathroom. “Now there are two bathrooms upstairs for the three bedrooms to share, which is so much better than one.” This, she says, was one of her biggest contributions to Bayview. “But I found it immensely valuable to have another bathroom, and everyone who stays here agrees.” Bayview’s small size is part of its charm. At 1,900 square feet, it “came out like a little dollhouse,” Moutal says. “The proportions are great, and it works for the location.” Plus, Banks managed to pack a lot of personality into the furnishings and decor. To make the bedrooms seem larger than they are, Banks used white high-gloss paint in two of the guest rooms. “Because the ceilings have so many angles I thought an allwhite ceiling would help unify the room,” Banks says. One guest room has more of a “sporty” look, with framed single flags in a classical nautical color palette and a navy blue headboard for the queen-size bed. (“We only had room for the bare necessities,” she says, “but a big bed is a necessity when you’re vacationing.”) For the largest guest room—what Banks refers to as the owners’ suite—the designer wanted to create a more “womblike” space full of cozy neutrals, so she added wall-to-wall carpeting in sandy beige for warmth, seafoam green walls for an element of color, and limed oak


Builder Paul Moutal of Flying Point Construction in Topsham worked closely with Banks to renovate this bungalow. The exterior painting was done by Augustine Interiors. Flying Point Construction installed the wire railing around the deck, the windows are from Renewal by Andersen, and the exterior lighting is from Simply Home.

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Banks was surprised by how well the bright green French doors (above) paired with the black-painted chairs that she had picked out for the dining area. She says, “That’s what I call design through discovery.” To maximize the view, Banks chose a simple wire railing for the front deck (opposite). Underneath the deck is the basement, which houses all the electrical elements needed to keep the house warm and the water running, so Banks and Moutal had to figure out a way to keep water from seeping down below.

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furniture to match the driftwoodinspired flooring downstairs. Banks also installed a set of antique wooden double doors, which is something of a trademark of hers, as is the wave tile installed in the larger of the two upstairs bathrooms. “That S-scroll tile is one of my signatures,” she says. She brought in Larry Stoddard of Distinctive Tile and Design to create a serene gray and white space, complete with a marble-topped bathroom sink that has scalloped edging. Downstairs, Banks used mirrored cabinet doors to create an illusion of extra space in the kitchen. “I had to give up a window there to make space for the stove,” she says. “So I created my own windows by adding mirrors into the cabinets.” Never one to do an all-white kitchen, Banks kept the space playful with a set of dark hunter green vintage doors from Portland Architectural Salvage

that look particularly fresh next to the mint green cabinets and blackpainted dining chairs. Although she originally planned to paint the doors, Banks liked how they looked with the dining set. “That’s what I call design through discovery,” she says. While the overall renovation took more time than she had originally planned and involved quite a few trade-offs, Banks loves her quirky overflow cottage. “I have some practical Yankee sensibilities, but after 30 years in architecture and interior design, I think I know what people need and what people can do without,” she says. Bayview, she says, hits all the right notes. “It’s everything we need, and nothing we don’t.” MH+D   For more information, see Resources on page 134.

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A Sense of Place From traditional to sleekly contemporary, 15 spaces that are stylish, striking—and sure to make a lasting impression Edited by Jen DeRose

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hen we asked the designers on the following pages to tell us about their philosophies, what came up, time and time again, was how their clients inspire them. “No two spaces should be the same,” says designer Gretchen Boulos, whose focus is on office spaces, “because no two clients or sites are the same.” That ability to hone in on what exactly it is that each client uniquely needs, deserves, and desires is perhaps what made these projects in particular rise to the top of the submission pile. (Speaking of unique, don’t miss the croquet-mallet-inspired balustrade designed by Margo Moore Interiors’ Megan van der Kieft.) After weeks spent working with—and listening to—their clients, these designers have all created intuitive and inspirational spaces. But what really sets their projects apart is that they have more than a passion for their work and an eye for beauty: they also have an open ear.

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A Waterfront Home with Warmth & Ease Brady-Anne Cushing & Elena Duralde Knickerbocker Group knickerbockergroup.com

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his new home replaced an existing, grandfathered cottage within the 75-foot setback from the shoreline. “The interior combines the warmth and ease of Scandinavian design with an elevated coastal aesthetic drawn from its island surroundings,” says designer Brady-Anne Cushing, who worked with designer Elena Duralde, both of Knickerbocker Group, on the project. The solid surfaces within the home are a study of restraint in color. The pair implemented a uniform, soft warm gray for the walls throughout and whites, blues, and wood tones for the cabinetry. “This becomes the canvas for a juxtaposition with the textiles, which feature bright colors of citron, blue, and turquoise,” says Duralde. Notable are the designers’ use of natural finishes that allow the materials’ characteristic beauty to shine through. “It was important to us to maintain the aesthetic and integrity throughout—unaffected finishes such as the concrete parging on the fireplace surround, the raw steelwork of the diamond-lattice wood box, and the natural brass of light fixtures, for example,” says Cushing. The pair also designed a winding open stair that creates a visual connection between the home’s three floors; with its unique handrail and baluster system, it seems to float in the space. In addition, Cushing and Duralde incorporated thoughtful function at every turn: a quirky loft space at the top of the stairs was made into a cozy reading nook by incorporating two large custom benches, and a dresser inset into the wall of the second-floor bedroom adds storage without taking away valuable floor space. The designers transformed the lower level—formerly a dirt-floored storage area— into an elegant, open-air entertainment room with a cedar-coffered ceiling, porcelaintiled floors, a stone fireplace, teak cabinetry, and mahogany-framed screen panels between shingle-clad columns, selecting materials for warmth and aesthetic value as well as weather resistance. “Every inch of space was treated with significance and attention to detail,” says Duralde, “which resulted in a home that is carefully designed and beautifully decorated. The design challenges gave us an exceptional opportunity for creative and uncommon solutions, making this space sing with individuality.”


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his quaint summer retreat in Seal Harbor, Maine, which was designed by architect Keith Kroeger, is a tribute to an original Fred L. Savage summer cottage. Kroeger enhanced the project with intricate wall paneling and moldings, an elaborate woodpaneled staircase with curved newels, and an elegant Maine granite surround for the living room fireplace. Designer Leandra Fremont-Smith introduced slender yet comfortable furniture to update the traditional space. “The living room is a palette of fresh and light blues and greens that reflect the ever-changing ocean outside the cottage,� she says. She created layers of patterns in pillow fabrics from Schumacher, Thibaut, and Martyn Lawrence Bullard. For the artwork above the mantel, she reached out to Deirdre Boland of Artemis Gallery in Northeast Harbor and selected Francis Lipari’s Flanders Bay, which portrays a beautiful, calm summer day on Mount Desert Island. Tucked around the corner from the living room is an upholstered window seat, which provides a cozy reading nook. Underneath the stairway sits a bench from Thos. Moser, with vibrant green pillows that contrast against the rich wood paneling of the adjacent billiards room. The guest bedroom is clad in beautiful tongue-and-groove pine walls with a thick moulding above, and features a McAdoo hooked rug that portrays a scene from neighboring Northeast Harbor. Overall, FremontSmith strove to blend the rich traditional elements of the home with a playful palette and furniture pieces that will continue to be used and loved for many summers to come.


A Colorful Family-Friendly Living Area Heidi Lachapelle Heidi Lachapelle Interiors heidilachapelle.com

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he client, who lives in an 1884 house with her two young daughters, described her aesthetic as “bohemian meets modern farmhouse.” “I saw this as a unique design challenge to merge these styles into a really beautiful, family-friendly space,” says designer Heidi Lachapelle. The home’s double living area had six large windows, which offered lots of light but made furniture placement “a little bit of a puzzle,” says Lachapelle. Her solution was taking advantage of the large room, creating a more formal living area in one space and a cheery playroom area in the other. “The key to designing any older home is to work with the architecture instead of against it—quirks and all!” she says. Cyr Painting Service painted the built-in a strong blue green, a shade that helped inform the rest of the space’s color story. Pops of raspberry add contrast, but most of the furniture is neutral, with a focus instead on textures such as weathered wood and metal accents. Lachapelle hung paintings by Louis-Pierre Lachapelle on the walls and selected simple white window treatments from Accent on Windows. But the room’s showpiece is the stunning capiz globe light. “It ups the sophistication level without feeling too stuffy,” she says.


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esigner Bronwyn Huffard’s clients were repatriating to Cape Elizabeth after years of living in London. The inspiration for the design was the clients’ artwork and treasures collected during their time abroad. Huffard mixed old and new, quirky and traditional, European and American, all while keeping the look clean and functional. Early project inspiration came from pendants (now hung over the kitchen island) that the clients found at auction, as well as a vintage Bibendum Man poster, which helped to inform the color palette. The inspiration for the kitchen cabinetry came from a photo the homeowners took of a kitchen in Sweden with very dark cabinets. “It took some trial and error with samples to get the exact color, but in the end, we got it just right,” says Huffard. She kept the sitting area, which is open to the kitchen, subtle in soft grays and added a custom loveseat and rug sized to the space. She also oversaw the opening up of the kitchen area. “The old space was littered with fluted columns that we wanted to remove, so we had to study how the loads were being carried before taking them out,” the designer explains. “Ultimately, we only had to keep one support, which is visible in the corner of the island. Paul G. White Interior Solutions did a great job creating a template of the countertop and creating an escutcheon of sorts around the pole with the countertop material.” With the wall between the kitchen and dining room left as a cased opening, the two rooms needed to relate to one another while still maintaining their individual characters. Huffard softened the palette in the dining room and elevated the details, adding light blue silk wallpaper and a simple, refined chandelier. “These both softly complement the clients’ cherished landscape painting that hangs center stage above the fireplace,” she says. Overall, it’s a space that perfectly illustrates Huffard’s design philosophy. “I inherently mix old with new, high with low, and near with far, so this project was a great fit,” she says.


A Charming, Classic Bedroom & Nursery Nicki Bongiorno Spaces Kennebunkport spaceskennebunkport.com

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he owners of this historic summer cottage, which retains much of its original detail, have shared many cherished moments at the home. Their two daughters were both married at the house. Their first grandchild was born this year, and they wanted to update the new parents’ bedroom and turn the guest room next door into a comfortable and functional nursery. “Both bedrooms are done with a fresh spin, but they still blend in with the classic antique look of the home,” says designer Nicki Bongiorno. The new mother selected a color scheme of navy and white with punches of orange, for a palette that’s both fresh and classic. Bongiorno then outfitted the space with a clean-lined parsons-style desk, which also doubles as a vanity, so the couple can still work while visiting. The designer also created a seating area for quiet moments with or without the new baby, for reading, and for just taking in the beautiful view. “And the luxe bed is so comfy,” she says. “Perfect for new parents desiring all the sleep that they can get!” The nursery, which is just next door, updates a former guest room that had horsehair plaster with wallpaper on top. “There was no way to remove the existing wallpaper,” explains Bongiorno. Instead, she found a new, nautical-inspired wallpaper to layer on top. “The wave pattern is a nod to the location without being too thematic or babyish. I love that it is so highly patterned, but is still gentle in color and contrast,” she says. “It doesn’t scream, ‘look at me.’” She finished the space with a large soft rug that will be the perfect surface as the baby learns to crawl. “While the family has plenty of seating elsewhere in the house,” says Bongiorno, “they have told me that this room is where they all gather now: three generations seated on the floor, window seat, and glider.”


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y inspiration for this condo was the architecture of the space,” says designer Tyler Karu. “The 14-foot ceilings, original brick accent walls, and clean palette dictated bold design ideas and out-of-the box concepts.” The goal was to create a home that would be casual, sophisticated, and lively—a space where it is clear that an active, adventurous person resides there. To do that, Karu kept the furnishings modern and clean-lined and selected a neutral color palette with pops of yellow and blues. “The blues are inspired by the ocean, as the homeowner loves the water,” says Karu. The shade is evident in the eye-catching Akdo tile from Old Port Specialty Tile that adds life to the pared-down kitchen. The design challenge was rooted in the scale of the space. “There was not a ton of square footage but a lot of volume,” says Karu. To enhance the home’s expansive height, the designer focused on drawing the eye up. This is done with the mural in the owner’s bedroom—Karu had it made from a nineteenthcentury map of Maine that she obtained through the Library of Congress—as well as with a paddleboard used as decor in the living area. “Even though they weren’t part of the original design plan, they add another proportional piece to suit the space,” she says. “I love mixing organic and earthy elements such as wood, leather, brick, and concrete, and they all play together well in this space. Even with a centuriesold map taking up an entire 14-foot wall, the modern furnishings still work because the overall aesthetic is tonal and neutral,” says Karu. “It’s the mix of elements that excites me the most about design.”

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A Rockport Seaside Retreat Ariana Fischer Ariana Fischer Interior Design arianafischer.com

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he homeowners were downsizing from their New York farmhouse and moving to a seaside condominium in the midcoast. Designer Ariana Fischer created a sophisticated, chic home incorporating well-loved family heirlooms and furniture as well as places for the clients’ beloved—and expanding—contemporary art collection. “The couple travels extensively, so incorporating all of these elements into an easy and comfortable home was the goal,” says Fischer. “They also really love modern European design, so we took this opportunity to have their new home and life reflect that.” Fischer acknowledges that there were some design challenges: “Condominiums can have tricky structural details that cannot be altered. That being said, we were able to convert a tiny, dark 1980s kitchen into an open and bright space.” Citing the homeowners’ love of travel and art as her design inspiration, Fischer used neutrals to reflect their tailored sensibilities, played homage to their favorite places with the Italianinspired kitchen and Belgian bluestone floor, and honored meaningful family pieces by incorporating antiques into the kitchen. She also furnished the space with decor that complements the variety of the homeowners’ contemporary art collection, with pieces ranging from an African woven rug to a modern Eames chair. “I like to mix things together that represent the client: where they came from, the life they live, and the aspirations they have,” says Fischer. “I am always determined to create spaces that give respite but also inspiration. I have been designing for these clients for years, and it is an effortless, trusting, and symbiotic relationship, so the result feels totally natural and perfect.”


A Neutral & Natural Coastal Home Nicola Manganello Nicola’s Home nicolashome.com

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n a coastal house built by Thomas and Lord, designer Nicola Manganello created a peaceful and calming look through her use of neutral and natural colors and textures. In the kitchen, the design evolved around the woven lights. “Apart from the artistry of their weave, they filter a soft, subtle light you’ll never find in a Pantone book,” she says. She added vintage Maguire stools, which were handed down by the owners’ parents, “proving that good furniture never goes out of style,” she says. Manganello reupholstered their seats in orange fabric with a Bermuda-red stripe, adding a splash of color and fun to the room. Then, as the kitchen is a high-traffic area, she selected pieces for beauty and durability, such as the heart pine floors. In the living area, Manganello says she “took particular care to sidestep the traditional blues and whites often seen in waterfront settings.” Instead, she gravitated toward Indian stitch pillows, a contemporary painting, and distinctive antique mermaid accents. Clean, oiled beams add a touch of visual orientation. Elsewhere in the house, she incorporated the clients’ antique and vintage finds, such as old boards. Manganello had them pressure washed, “which revealed a tone and grain that was reminiscent of a vintage Hawaiian longboard.” She says. “It completely changed the character of the wood, and we used it everywhere.” The home has a sense of warmth and familiarity that’s instantly welcoming to both owners and guests alike. Perhaps that’s because Manganello puts so much of herself into the work. “When I design a space for a client, I’m also designing it for myself,” she says. “If I wouldn’t want to call it my own, my work’s not done.”


An Organic Modern Kitchen Catherine Weiland Balance Design Studio balancedesign.studio

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or this timeless, modern kitchen, the homeowners requested a design that would be both colorful and serene yet also maintain the natural feel of the home’s wooded site. Designer Catherine Weiland, who collaborated on the space with architecture firm Briburn and builder Senecal Construction, used a tranquil color palette and natural wood to achieve the look that the clients were after. “The homeowners asked for cabinets that felt present—in other words, not white— with bold touches throughout the space,” says Weiland. Her solution was slab cabinet doors painted graphite blue. “This style of doors can be seen in kitchens from every decade,” she says. “And the color is a shade similar to the rocks of the shore nearby. It falls just outside the gray trend, which gives the space lasting independence.” Gallerywhite walls enhance the light and view from windows on three sides, while bold pops of color come in through accessories such as bowls, textiles, and cookbooks. Because the kitchen was an addition and contains a load-bearing wall, there is a large structural post in the space. To keep the design feeling proportionate, Weiland centered the island on the post, creating a feeling of alignment and order, then added a wood waterfall countertop for a clean, seamless interaction. The natural wood counter, along with the floors and shelves, lends an organic modern element and echoes the view of the trees just beyond. “My design philosophy is simple,” says Weiland. “Design the space your clients would design for themselves.”


A Neutral & Timeless Living Area James Light James Light Interiors jameslightinteriors.com

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ape Elizabeth homeowners Chris and Laura Lynch were ready to update the living room that their family uses every evening to watch TV, read, and relax. They loved all of the antiques they had collected but wanted to freshen things up. Designer James Light created a living area with an Old World feel that incorporated some of their existing pieces. “The heart of this room is the view,” explains Light. “So I started with a palette that was borrowed from the outside landscape. I wanted everyone who entered the room to immediately go zooming over to the window and experience the vista that is hard to beat.” In order to do that, Light swapped out brocade curtains for light-colored linen ones, adding a neutral but bold trim to further frame the view. He also re-covered the couple’s floral George Smith sofa and chair in a solid neutral. On the TV side of the space, Light added new Lee Industries swivel chairs and a deep Hickory Chair sofa with a gracious curved back. “I chose to put bold pattern on the pillows,” says Light. “It’s an easy swap if the family wants another change down the road.”


Restoring Luster Gretchen Boulos Boulos Commercial Design bouloscommercialdesign.com

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n renovating the three-story, neoclassical Grand Trunk Railway Company building in Portland, designer Gretchen Boulos says she looked to the site’s history for inspiration. “I wanted the lobby to showcase the history of the building while at the same time making it a first-class office space for Gorham Savings Bank,” says Boulos, who worked with Archetype Architects and builder Monaghan Woodworks on the project. “The building has so much character and architectural detail that I really felt my job was to not overdesign the space, which would distract from its original beauty.” Preserving as much as possible, Boulos restored the wainscoting, wood floors, doors, and doorframes, and even custom designed historically appropriate wall signs from Welch Signs directing visitors to the reception. But she wasn’t afraid to modernize certain elements of the space, such as the large, chrome circular pendants that hang from the lobby’s 14-foot ceilings and the additional seating and office furniture from Creative Office Pavilion. The building offers up views of both the ocean and the city. From the third-floor boardroom, one can see in all directions. “Look left, and you’ll see the ferries. Look straight, and you’ll see up bustling Commercial Street. Look right to see across Munjoy Hill,” she says. In order not take away from the natural beauty of the site, Boulos selected a scheme of wood tones, neutrals, and blues. “The colors allow the eye to gaze from the floor, to the ceiling, to the views, seamlessly,” she says. “As with any project, my approach is always the same. Learn about the client, learn about how they work, and learn how they can work better,” says the designer. “Then I can design an office space unique to them.”


An Airy & Modern Lakeside Bathroom Emily Ennis Mattei e4 Interior Design e4interiordesign.com

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esigner Emily Ennis Mattei’s inspiration for the space—a dated, forest green bathroom with dark wood trim and a sunken tub—was to design a clean, European-modern owners’ bathroom that would showcase sweeping views of Lake Sebago’s Mystic Cove and align its look and feel with the rest of the contemporary lake home. Working with builder Wright-Ryan Homes and Wright-Ryan Millwork, Mattei first broke up the square space into sections, allowing a main function to reside in each corner of the space, where a soaking tub, oversized shower, and modern floating vanity were located. The bathroom’s showpiece is the custom vanity that Mattei floated in the center of the space and paired with a custom ceilingmounted mirror. “I didn’t want to clutter the ceiling with too much hardware,” Mattei says, “so we concealed the support mechanism for the mirrors in the ceiling structure.” In addition, she used specialty junction boxes so that the pendant light canopies could be only two inches in diameter rather than the more common four or five inches. “These small details had a big impact on maintaining the Zen-like feel of the space,” she explains. The designer selected a modern and soothing color palette, choosing textures, sheens, and mixed materials—such as polished chrome and flat-black metal—to create balance and keep the focus on the view. She wrapped the shower walls and the toilet wall in an oversized, high-gloss ceramic tile that gives the appearance of Carrara marble and then grounded the space with square, charcoal-colored ceramic tile flooring that mimics real stone. Finally, she created an alcove for greenery that creates a natural privacy shield for the shower yet connects the space to the outdoors. “Living and working in Maine, I find that I am often designing spaces that lend themselves to celebrating the whole spatial environment, both inside and outside of the home,” she says. “This bathroom, with its large picture windows and views beyond, is no exception.”


A Happy Remix Megan van der Kieft Margo Moore Interiors margomoore.com

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his unassuming home in a row of cabins overlooks Megunticook Lake and Maiden Cliff. Flanked by boulders and covered in pine needles, this beautiful property required a light and fresh approach to lake life. Designer Megan van der Kieft of Margo Moore Interiors first found inspiration from an article she had filed away more than 12 years ago on antique croquet mallets. “I immediately thought of spindles on a staircase,” says van der Kieft. I knew, the moment I saw this space and understood the eclectic decor that the client wanted, that this was the perfect location to introduce the idea.” Van der Kieft worked with Phi Builders and Architects to build the spindles to resemble mallet handles. “Phi further developed the stairwell design by creating a functional newel that houses croquet balls,” she says. Van der Kieft designed the kitchen around a colorful retro refrigerator and range and added natural black slate countertops to ground the space. Rather than traditional wall cabinets, she had Benjamin Leavitt Metalwork craft raw-edged open shelves and brackets to keep the spacing feeling airy. More unique details abound, including quiltpattern decorative flooring painted by Two Itinerant Artisans (who also painted the stair spindles) and gothic arched doors with antique closures installed in the owner’s loft. One other unique detail was a happy surprise. Concrete tiles with a star pattern, which were originally intended for a different project but didn’t arrive within the timeline, were installed in the owner’s bath—and were clearly meant to be. “I showed the tile to the client and her family, and they fell in love,” says van der Kieft. “It reminded them of her husband and his passion for stars. Installed on the walls and the floor, it looks like the night sky and is perfection.”


A Historic Home with a View

Photography: Susan Teare; courtesy of The New Small House (Taunton Press)

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his historic cottage, a former blacksmith’s shop, is situated on a beautiful overlook on the Goose River right at the spot where it empties into Rockport Harbor. “It’s a stunning view, and what struck me about it when I first stepped into the house we now call home was the way it celebrates the beauty outside and also brings it within,” says designer Michael Hampton, who’s based in Washington, D.C. Renovated by architect John Priestley of Priestley and Associates, the home has an open plan that incorporates a living room, kitchen, and dining area, and at its center, a set of floor-to-ceiling glass doors that look right out onto the river. “Everything in the room, from the bright white paint to the furniture and the art, was chosen to harmonize with the view,” says Hampton. “I did not want anything to take away from it.” The home is a vacation house, so the designer chose furnishings that are well made but budget-friendly and fabrics and accessories in a palette of pale blues and soothing greens—”colors that reflect those outside without trying to compete with them,” Hampton says. Because of the home’s small size, he also looked for furniture that would do double duty. (In the dining area, a custom upholstered bench, which serves as both seating and storage, is just one example.) He found local help in all of this, especially with the art, thanks to Debbie Chatfield of Chatfield Design. “One day shortly after we bought the house, there was a knock on the door. It was Debbie, whose office is just around the corner. Being a Southerner—Debbie grew up in Louisiana—she wasn’t shy about coming over to say hello, especially as she’d heard that the new owner was a designer, too. We hit it off immediately, and thanks to her I not only got a line on the best artists and craftspeople in the area, but also had a chance to meet them.” One of Hampton’s favorite pieces came out of this friendship: a large oil-on-canvas chart of Penobscot Bay by Paul Fenton that hangs in the dining area. “It’s a constant reminder,” he says, “both because of the artist and the subject matter, of where I am: a place whose landscape and people I’ve come to love.”


A Charming Classic Cottage Louise Hurlbutt Hurlbutt Designs hurlbuttdesigns.com

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his two-bedroom home is actually the former Cape Porpoise post office. “I wanted it to stay very much a Maine coastal cottage,” says Louise Hurlbutt of Hurlbutt Designs, who added V-groove paneling along with fabrics in blue and white with pop of coral to keep the classic coastal look. The biggest design challenge was the home’s small footprint. Hurlbutt worked with architectural design firm William Ross Design and construction manager Diversacorp to squeeze in two bedrooms with en suite baths, as well as a round dining room table with a custom banquette and a powder room with a stackable washer and dryer in a closet. She designed the home both to take advantage of beautiful views of the garden in the summer and for comfortable seating around a fireplace in the winter, finishing the rooms with antiques and unique lighting for visual interest. “It is compact, and wonderful for a couple to be able to have everything they need within one block: Cape Porpoise Kitchen, Bradbury Bros. Market, a church across the street, the library, gift shopping at Farm and Table, dining at Musette, the Atlantic Hall, and nearby views of the ocean,” she says. “One could not ask for anything more!”


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“Wooden spools in a drawer sparked my decade-long exploration of paintings depicting connections among women, sewing, and fashion. The series Threads, Bodices, and Body Language is the result of this evolving inspiration. The images communicate timeless narratives layered in meaning, recalling a past when one owned few but finely tailored garments, as well as our presentday, wardrobe-filled world. My intention is to engage the viewer in a dialogue about the beauty, power, function, and art of fashion, and examine how an article of clothing makes us feel: how it can intrigue, provoke, amuse, define, or reinvent us. This ongoing theme explores the broader issues of image, identity, sexuality, and politics. It confronts the obsession with style and trend, and the enormity of today’s garment industry, crossing all cultural borders. We are asked to pause and question, ‘Where are our clothes made?’ and to consider the choices we make when purchasing our attire. The bodices and figures are painted in thin, transparent layers of oils on collaged sewing pattern paper, allowing the all-important markings and multilingual text to remain visible, and paying homage to the tactile process of sewing.”

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A . J. BUECHE

Untitled, 2017, oil on canvas, 24” x 24” “I feel compelled to paint; I’m not sure why. Most often, I paint landscapes, seascapes, or cityscapes with varying degrees of abstraction. I like to challenge myself. There is satisfaction in approaching things from different perspectives and reaching satisfactory conclusions. My process changes over time, but I like to work on small series of paintings, and I try to avoid repetition. I think painting can mean more than representation. Artist statements seem to attempt to explain the inexplicable and justify objects that don’t need justification. They try to codify a process that cannot be described adequately, reveal to the reader a ‘soul’ that is impossible to reveal, and report a state of being that is changing constantly. I like oil paint. Oil paint has qualities that make it more malleable than other media. It is basic. It is comfortable. It is limitless. I paint with gouache and watercolor when I can’t paint with oils. I believe that people interact with art in ways that can be meaningful, delightful, thoughtful, disgraceful, provoking, inspiring, disturbing, challenging, instructive, enjoyable, and worthwhile, and in many more ways too. Each person possesses unique traits as well as individual life experiences that affect how they view a work of art. Each person sees and reacts to individual works differently, yet we still share many commonalities.”

BRENDA CIRIONI

Barn Series: Honor, 2017, mixed media on panel, 40” x 48” “My latest paintings are about structural stability—both internal and external—and how it relates to the concept of home. Having a safe and secure home impacts us all physically and emotionally when we’re children, and we carry that impact throughout our lives. My newest paintings in Barn Series and Dream House explore the home environment and our connection to the world. I juxtapose a singular structure against organic form and use the house icon as a counterpoint to my energetic and chaotic natural surroundings. My selection of materials—repurposed house paint, fabric and wallpaper remnants, and other debris— reflects my interest in the environment. I’ve always collected branches, rocks, feathers, and nests off the ground. Now I pick up what others have thrown away; I collect discarded clothing and wallpaper remnants. These bits of discarded paper, wrappers, fabric, and various oddments allow me to give new life to that which would otherwise be in a landfill. My method of layering draws attention to the multiplicities and mysteries of nature.”

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AMY POLLIEN

Bass Harbor Cliff, Descent, 2017, oil on panel, 36” x 24” “In May and June of 2017, I hiked the trails around Bass Harbor in Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island. From the cliffs, there is a view out to the horizon and more than 50 feet down to the incoming tide. Through repeat visits, I have witnessed the change of tide and spray on windy days, as they cover and then reveal the rocks beneath. The vegetation clinging to the cliff face started out green and lush, then dried under the wind and heat of full-on summer. I think about the geology of the downeast coast, the forces that have acted on the landscape we know today, and how the land will change over the next hundred or thousand years. Observing the coastal edge of Mount Desert Island provides a perspective on time and distance that informs my work.”

KIM CASE

The Reader, 2017, oil on canvas, 36” x 48” “The positive and negative aspects of moving frequently as a girl have had enormous influence on my art, even all these years later. I’m always carrying around a longing for where I’ve been, coupled with a deep appreciation for new places and vistas. Raised in a dozen cities around the world, we always returned to this corner of it to reboot. Maine’s fresh air, intense beauty, open space, big skies, and sense of safety are all recurrent themes that I try to capture in my paintings. Every artist I see is an inspiration because I now understand the dedication it takes to live as an artist. Lately I’ve begun incorporating figures into my landscapes, inching toward portraiture. Painting people was a certain leap for me—not only did I want to represent recognizable features, but also to reveal a personality, with restraint. I wanted to show, not tell. But no matter where it takes me, the satisfaction of creating something from nothing but a blank canvas and a few tubes of paint will keep me returning to the easel.” MH+D For more information, see Resources on page 134.


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vacation,” says Catalfano. “It’s casual, light, and simple.” Hardwood flooring throughout resembles cerused oak, complementing the beachy wooden armchairs in the living area, while the squarearmed sofa and cement coffee table add unexpected elements to the decor. Interior architectural details include pilasters and beams on the first floor. Colors range from white to warm browns and beiges, accented by blue touches. Natural light flows openly through bay windows in the living area and stairway alcove. The result is an ambience that is comforting and traditional without being dull or overly formal. On the exterior, classic cottage-style detailing provides interest and originality. Echoing turn-of-the-century styles, gambrel rooflines create architectural variety. Corbels and brackets add depth and shadow play to the design, and butter yellow flared shingles, curving into a wave pattern on the gable, contribute to the coastal-meets-colonial-revival aesthetic. An arched front-covered entry ensures that guests are welcomed graciously, even in inclement weather. To the side of the house, a covered porch provides space for homeowners to relax outdoors in the summertime. Peterson notes that the garage is set back from the front plane of the house so as not to displace the facade as the central point of focus, a traditional detail “often lost in modern houses.” Although its appearance may entice potential buyers to visit the property, it’s the caliber of the construction and design that will inspire them to make it their home. “With this project, I wanted to do something that I’m proud of, and I wanted to make sure it had a high standard of quality,” says Spenlinhauer. By all measures, he succeeded.

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Pumpkin Point is 2.93 acre waterfront bump out. Picturesque views of Seal Cove, Spruce Head, Norton and Whitehead Islands onto Muscle Ridge. Granite outcroppings, patches of sand beaches for swimming or sunning, partial cove, dock for deep water events. MLS 1324983 Peter van der Kieft 207.592.9366 | $1,200,000

Offering 2016 Shingle-style, fully furnished home. Contemporary kitchen with large island, pantry and gorgeous breakfast area. 3 BRs including 1st floor BR with walk in closet. Two large BAs, 2nd floor family room and office. Beautifully landscaped yard with large deck facing the ocean. MLS 1327631 Susan Desgrosseilliers 207.975.4304 | $875,000

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Situated on beautiful Damariscotta Lake! Live, laugh & play under the pine trees on 70 acres. Swim and launch your boats along 800+’ of shoreline. Situated along the The Narrows with long views from the shoreline. Private dirt road access. Create memories of a lifetime here! MLS 1272413 Valerie Foster 207.522.7820 | $599,000

Award-winning architectural gem with views across Horseshoe Pond to the eastern-most boundary of the White Mtn Nat Forest. Nestled on 2.8 acres with living room, dining rm, sitting rm, library, kitchen, master & guest suites, drawing studio, dog run & fenced yard, sleeping porch & 2 screened porches, dock & separate artist’s studio. MLS 1307729 Liam McCoy 207.712.6860 | $2,000,000

High quality Contemporary-style Cape. The property consists of a 4,200 s.f. residence on 1.9 acres with 254' of waterfront that is navigable to open ocean. Easily accessible common dock area. Separate outbuilding with garage/studio/guest cottage space. Beautifully landscaped & in truly move-in condition. MLS 1309118 Dennis Duggan 207.522.3747 | $995,000

Expansive eastern facing Sheepscot River views. Deep water frontage provides easy access to Boothbay Harbor, Wiscasset and Five Islands. Minutes to open ocean. The 11 acre lot is part of the McCarty Cove Association, which includes rights to an association deep water dock. Can be subdivided into two parcels. MLS 1335025 John Collins 207.607.2442 | $791,000

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44 High gracefully rests on Camden’s most beautiful street, surrounded with historic homes, yet sited in a manner that provides privacy, all within three blocks to Camden Harbor. Skilled craftsmanship and attention to every detail are evident throughout this impeccable newly constructed home. MLS 1311976 Kate Jackson 207.691.3684 | $1,649,000

Brick warehouse conversion with 16’ ceilings with multi-levels, rooftop deck & outstanding ocean views from every room! Take a stroll on the board walk to Rockland’s historic down town area and visit museums, numerous galleries, outstanding restaurants and quaint shops or enjoy the beach located right across the street! MLS 1316852 Susan Desgrosseilliers 207.975.4304 | $940,000

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THE GLADES Escape from the ordinary

An ideal blend of quality craftsmanship, outstanding design and the peaceful tranquility of Midcoast Maine, all converge into a beautiful coexistence at The Glades. This distinctive neighborhood features 14 custom homes sited on 22 acres with a stream meandering through the bucolic setting. Each home is carefully sited on a lightly wooded parcel of approximately an acre that blends into the natural surroundings. Build packages starting at $375,000

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Sweeping and protected long views of Hockomock Bay and the Sasanoa River. Designed by Theodore & Theodore for low impact and elegant coastal living. This light filled energy efficient modern farmhouse with expansive west facing decks from main level as well as off the master bedroom suite. Large glass windows affords light and views from every room, 1st floor bedroom/office, energy efficient propane boiler, wood and tile floors, and much more. Close to Historic Bath and Robinhood Marina. Offered at $658,000


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YORK HARBOR – Walk to Harbor Beach from this first floor year round condo. This 2 bdrm end-unit offers 1,500+ sq. ft., spacious master, 4-season heated sunroom, storage & 2 parking spaces. $344,900

YORK – Walk to Long Sands Beach from this 4 bdrm Colonial located on 2.5 acres featuring an open concept living area w/ fireplace, formal dining room, unfinished third level, full basement & more. $514,900

WELLS OCEANFRONT – Poised at the ocean’s edge on Moody Point, this sprawling 3,276 sq. ft. twofamily home is located on a private road, each dwelling offering breathtaking ocean views. $1,375,000

KITTERY WATERFRONT – Walk half a mile to the Foreside or over the bridge to Portsmouth from this 2 bdrm condo boasting a private deep water dock, countless modern amenities & low HOA fees. $699,000

YORK WATERFRONT – Sited in coveted Western Point with commanding views of York Harbor, this charming shingle style home enjoys 400’ of water frontage on 5.65 private acres. $1,795,000

CAPE NEDDICK – This contemporary home is an escape in a coveted location. At nearly 2,200 sq. ft., this 3 bdrm home features open concept living with a heated sunporch and wrap-around deck. $329,900

31 Long Sands Road, York, Maine | 207.363.6640

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4 Garey Mill Road | York | $850,000 Nature lovers take notice! New 3BR home

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1 Carlton Street | York | $675,000 Year round living by the ocean! Located less

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100 Seabury Road | York | $719,000 Craftsman style home.Walking distance to the

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9 Nighthawk Drive | York | $500,000 Located on a cul-de-sac in one of York’s most

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MURRAY HILL COTTAGE WATERVIEW

3BR/2BA 1920’s cottage is an incredible example of log home craftmanship & carefully upgraded to year-round living. Views of Linekin Bay plus short walk to dock & public boat launch. Home being sold furnished & ready to enjoy. $465,000

CAPTAIN’S WAY SOUTHPORT

Captain’s Way is an age qualified neighborhood just a few minutes away from the conveniences of Boothbay Harbor. Cottage style 2BR/2BA home is perfected to balance easy care with admirable finish details. Open deck & front porch. Ready for occupancy. $350,000

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WISCASSET ROAD CAPE

1800s antique cape with 4BR/2.5BA offers classics like 9/6 windows, wide pine floors, fireplace while modern updates include kitchen, first-floor master suite & two-car garage. Convenient to Boothbay Harbor & Damariscotta. $349,000

BOOTHBAY COMMERCIAL OPPORTUNITY

3,300 sf. building with 350’ Rt 27 frontage. C2 general commercial district zoning. Additional 3BR/1BA residence completely renovated in 2016; roof, electric, plumbing, hardwood flooring, well, & new leach field. A great value. 399,000

BARTERS ISLAND WATERVIEW

Enjoy southerly views of the Back River from the screened porch of this 3BR/2BA ranch style home. Situated on 8 +/acres with open floor plan, detached 2-car garage, full basement & many recent updates. $429,000

BARTERS ISLAND WATERFRONT

Two story cape with 3+ bedrooms overlooks the Back River and a shared deep-water dock. Expansive decking and screened porch. Interior includes first floor master, custom kitchen, dining room & living area with vaulted ceiling. $389,000

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Totally restored/renovated 10 rm/4bdrm colonial, 3 acres, 6 fireplaces, great room, 1st & 2nd floor ensuite’s. Newly insulated/energy efficient!

Pastoral setting, delightful 3 bdrm/2 ba open concept ranch (under construction). This builder has thought of everything. Bike to Goose Rocks Beach!

This historic waterfront home boasts 7+ bedrooms. Currently a licensed 4 bedroom B&B, accompanied by an adorable guest cottage. Just stunning!

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Well cared for Cape, easy ride to Dock Square. Sun filled eat in kit, dining rm, living rm & full bath. 3 bdrms & bath on 2nd level. Deck, nice yard!

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Unlimited opportunities: Res/Comm/Multi-fam; 12 rms, 6 bdrm/4 ba. It pairs antique charm w/updates just off Rt. 1, in downtown Kennebunk.

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Stunning easterly views of Casco Bay, Peaks Island, and Pumpkin Knob from this breathtaking location on Great Diamond Island. Enjoy this newly renovated 4 BR, 2 1/2 BA home and relax to the gentle sound of a bell buoy below from its private, cliff side perch. A unique historic battery built during the Spanish American War is also located on the property. Modern conveniences and historic charm—everything you could want on Diamond Cove, Maine’s premier island resort. 102 East Side Drive $975,000.00 MLS #1308793

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