Furnishings

The Green Door at Home

POSTED: November 18th 2015

Celebrating 25 years in business Read more Click here to read more.

Susan Swanson at the namesake green door of her shop in East Greenwich, Rhode Island.
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A Door for All Seasons

POSTED: December 1st 2014

Susan Swanson’s silk flower arrangements personalize homes year round. Read more Click here to read more.

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Love, American Style

POSTED: January 16th 2014

Ed Smith was a 22-year-old newlywed with $3,000 in hand, money that came primarily from wedding gifts, back in 1987. As a married man with potential fatherhood ahead, it was time to get serious about the future. So, he drew on the only work experience he had – delivering furniture – and made the bold decision to open his own furniture store. That bold move turned out to be an excellent idea. Read more Click here to read more.

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Timeless Islands

POSTED: October 4th 2013

Kitchen islands are the perfect place for guests and family members to gather while the house chef whips up a meal. But they also serve a more utilitarian role as an extra counter workspace, perfect for rolling out pie dough or chopping vegetables for a salad. No matter what use you have in mind, some of the most unique kitchen islands ever crafted can be found at West Barnstable Tables, where owner Dick Kiusalas and the dozen craftspeople have turned woodworking into a fine art. Read more Click here to read more.

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Rustic Remodel

POSTED: October 4th 2013

When the homeowners, a young couple who keep their main residence in Boston, bought this one-and-a-half story cottage on Nauset Beach, the realtor remarked that it was ‘a lot like going camping’. And indeed, like camping, the open-concept property which wasn’t well winterized and included only one bedroom, offered very little privacy. At the time, it was the perfect retreat for the couple and their two babies who didn’t need much but a quiet seasonal getaway. [caption id="attachment_551" align="alignnone" width="720"] The front of the home saw the greatest change to the exterior.[/caption] Careful planning; choosing carefully As both the children and the demand for overnight gue Click here to read more.

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Second Time Around

POSTED: October 3rd 2013

It’s usually the location or the view that sells a house on Cape Cod.  But in the case of this classic summer cottage in Chatham, the house’s decor sold the new homeowners. Although the house has both a great location and stellar views, the owners fell in love with the Cape-inspired colors, fabrics and thoughtful touches that truly make a house a home. After the sellers moved out—emptying the house of its contents—the new owners wanted to replicate the nautical look and feel with which they fell in love. And what better way to capture the same desired effect than hire the original interior designer? Marsha Malone, the owner of Nautique, a home furnishings and custom design shop in B Click here to read more.

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A Touch of Glam

POSTED: October 3rd 2013

Decorating this brand-new, beachside summer home near a popular bike path posed a challenge for interior designer and Pastiche of Cape Cod owner Irina MacPhee:  How to accommodate the New York family’s relaxed, away-from-the-city lifestyle while incorporating what Irina calls “a touch of glam” that would remind them of home. Four children and a large extended family that visits often dictated that the house be user-friendly, yet the wife, in Irina’s words, is “a fleur-de-lis type” with an appreciation for sumptuous fabrics and traditional patterns. All that the husband really wanted was a comfortable chair . . . not so easy for a man of his stature. Photography by Dan Cutro Click here to read more.

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Capturing the View

POSTED: October 3rd 2013

When a pair of long-time Norwell homeowners craved change and more space in their family’s home they looked no further than the creative team at Roomscapes Luxury Design Center. Having worked with the high-end luxury design center years before, the clients knew which experts they wanted to lean on and also the most important component of the project: allow them to see the river from every room of the house. Photography by Dan Cutrona Design: Roomscapes Luxury Desing Center “The couple is very social and active in the community and entertain a lot,”says Cameron Snyder, co-owner of Roomscapes and lead designer on the project. “They wanted an area for guests to gather and soc Click here to read more.

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Summer Must-Haves

POSTED: October 3rd 2013

Summer Must-Haves Color blooms throughout the seasons at Sundries Furniture, a home décor store in East Falmouth on Cape Cod known for its laid-back coastal style and boldly hued accent pieces.  “We love colorful, comfortable, livable spaces,” says store manager Laurie Long about her and owner Donna Stearn’s design aesthetic—both of whom work together on interior design projects throughout the year. Since Sundries has been in business for nine years now, they have access to countless product lines and can offer a list of choice items. “The longer you’re in business, the more resources are available to you,” says Stearn, who works regularly with a stable of professional cr Click here to read more.

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Special Treatment

POSTED: October 3rd 2013

She paints with patterns and prioritizes texture. Her creations can enliven spaces, or simply soften them. Whether the goal is to add luxury, encourage comfort, lend formality or some combination in between, she is always mindful of fabric design’s endless creative possibilities. [caption id="attachment_168" align="alignnone" width="720"] Bess Walker covered the chairs flanking the fireplace, the homeowners' family pieces, with coordinating fabrics.[/caption] ‘What feels right’ Bess Walker is an interior decorator who specializes in textiles. Her showroom, Walker Interiors, in Middletown, Rhode Island, is home to an extensive library of fabrics, carpets, wallpapers, and trims. “ Click here to read more.

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Open Invitation

POSTED: October 3rd 2013

It was the opportunity of a lifetime. When the neighboring home went on the market, they knew they couldn’t pass it up. The potential was to own two homes—both overlooking Chatham’s Stage Harbor—on abutting properties with one shared driveway. Once combined, the two sites now form an enviable family compound, where friends and extended family always have room to stay. For this serendipitous addition to their Cape Cod lifestyle, the owners envisioned a coastal-inspired interior that communicated elegance without compromising durability. “We wanted a casual and comfortable beach house with a different look and feel than our main house,” they explain. “We also wanted furnishing Click here to read more.

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Putting It All Together

POSTED: October 3rd 2013

For designer Irina MacPhee, owner of Pastiche of Cape Cod in West Barnstable and Dennisport, the details and finishing touches are what make a house really shine and that is one of the things she liked best about designing the main living spaces in this Barnstable home. [caption id="attachment_137" align="alignnone" width="720"] A grouping of comfortable furniture is arranged around a fieldstone fireplace in the great room.[/caption] The homeowner had purchased a kitchen table and chairs from Pastiche several years ago. When she moved to a new house on the water, she came into MacPhee’s store with the desire to finish decorating her new home. She hired MacPhee to help her put togethe Click here to read more.

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Hope Street ‘Upcycling’

POSTED: October 3rd 2013

Line Daems and Pernilla Frazier started Kreatelier in 2007. Their European backgrounds, shared aesthetics and entrepreneurial creativity found a place on Hope Street, where a bright red awning welcomes visitors. Whether restoring a consignment tea chair or creating a mobile of whimsical fabric birds, Line and Pernilla ensure reuse and recycling are common threads, knitted together by their philosophy: Everything is fabric. Everything is used, re-used, or passed forward. [caption id="attachment_105" align="alignnone" width="720"] These chairs were custom upholstered in 100% cotton, washable fabric by Clarke & Clarke.[/caption] All things useful and functional Line and Pernilla enc Click here to read more.

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Savoring the View

POSTED: October 3rd 2013

Most often the best meetings are by chance. Marsha Malone of Nautique in Brewster was in her store one day a few years ago when a client came in looking for furniture for his summer home in Brewster. He bought a few pieces off the floor and kept coming back for more. “He finally said, ‘You should come see my place,’” remembers Malone and so she did. It was the start of a fruitful design collaboration. [caption id="attachment_100" align="alignnone" width="720"] Marsha Malone turned unused space at the top of the stairs into a quiet studio area for the homeowner.[/caption] Starting with the living room She began by providing a few swivel chairs for the living room overlooking Click here to read more.

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