Sea Pearl

POSTED: September 22nd 2016

An island house interprets old Nantucket in a new way. By Laurel Kornhiser | Photography by Wendy Mills PhotographyWhen Donna Elle’s clients fell in love with a home nearing completion on Nantucket, they were planning on using their own decorator for the interiors but were looking for a local designer to help with a few furnishings. After soliciting proposals and interviewing four local firms, they chose Elle: “They loved my color aesthetic,” she says. “They liked the sophistication of my colors and the way I picked up on nuances of the flooring and wall trim.” [caption id="attachment_2693" align="alignleft" width="238"] The furnishings hold their own visual weight with stron Click here to read more.

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Serenity in South Chatham

POSTED: September 9th 2016

Interior designer Marsha Malone of Nautique has a knack for fulfilling her clients’ dreams. By Lisa Cavanaugh | Photography by Dan Cutrona Standing in Frank and Marigrace Dubas’ calmly beautiful living room, it’s interesting to learn that Marsha Malone, their interior designer and owner of Nautique, in Brewster, first envisioned these warm, coastal colors and rich textures during the terrible winter of 2015. “It was so cold,” recalls Malone. “I had my hat on and scarf wrapped around my face as I balanced on the cross beams, and I said to Frank, ‘That’s where you will want the wall wash lighting [to illuminate a] piece of art!’ Click here to read more.

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Room for Improvement

POSTED: September 6th 2016

Thanks to Red House Custom Building’s meticulous remodel of a living space, the room is now in unison with the elegant home. By Rob Duca | Photography by Aaron Usher III It seemed obvious to the homeowners that the family room in this East Greenwich, Rhode Island, home required a makeover. “It really stood out,” Justin Zeller says. Zeller didn’t mean that as a compliment. This charming and elegant 6,000-square-foot property featured stunning custom millwork and detail throughout the house, with a spacious first-floor layout that included an open eat-in kitchen, formal dining room and main study. But the family room was the odd duck, w Click here to read more.

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Comfort and Ease

POSTED: January 8th 2016

The newest addition to Willowbend, The Village, offers the luxury and amenities of a larger home while saving on space. By Katie Menosky • Photography Courtesy of Southworth Development LLC  Nearly 30 years have passed since construction first began at Willowbend, and in that time the luxury residential community, golf course and country club have seen a lot of growth and change. The newest addition is The Village at Willowbend, comprised of villas and townhomes that offer a low-maintenance alternative to single-family-home living. Deb Journalist, a Willowbend homeowner for 13 years, recently decided to downsize from her 5,500-square-foot house to a townhome. She chose the 3, Click here to read more.

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Essential Design Elements That Remain Timeless

POSTED: December 28th 2015

Rooms capes Luxury Design Center shares insightful tips on how to create inviting rooms that will endure the test of time. Read more Click here to read more.

The neutral palette of white molding against cream cabinetry is timeless. By adding colorful accessories and accents you can quickly and easily update a room. Kitchen designed by Cameron M. Snyder.
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Contemporary Classic

POSTED: December 28th 2015

Traditional design meets modern function in a Rhode Island estate. Read more Click here to read more.

The estate’s exterior blends traditional Shingle Style coloring and character with cutting-edge rooflines.
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Relaxed Grandeur

POSTED: December 23rd 2015

New design elements that complement stately antiques breathe fresh air into a formal Newport home. Read more Click here to read more.

“The use of different textures in the living room creates a space that is interesting and warm,” says Lou Lou’s Decor owner Stacy Carlson.
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Littoral Translation

POSTED: November 18th 2015

Preserving the Language of a historic home in a 21st-century context. Read more Click here to read more.

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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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Harborside Whimsy

POSTED: November 11th 2015

Vibrant colors and bold patterns brighten a North Shore home. Read more Click here to read more.

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Comfort Zone

POSTED: November 5th 2015

Coaxed to try a new, less traditional approach, a Harwich homeowner is delighted with the results. Read more Click here to read more.

Jan Aldrich loves her new home’s location on the Herring River. From the front of the house
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Nature Knows Best

POSTED: October 27th 2015

Once Overshadowed by its magnificent setting, an Ocean State home is redesigned to rival its scenery. Read more Click here to read more.

The Nymans’ dog Lexie enjoys a cozy perch by the fireplace, which features a “Fantasy Brown” granite surround.
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Ultra Organized

POSTED: October 22nd 2015

Stylish and functional products from California Closets offer storage solutions for the entire home. Read more Click here to read more.

At California Closets’ flagship showroom in Brighton, Mass., designers meet with clients and bring their ideas to life with Closet Cad technology.
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Light Years

POSTED: October 22nd 2015

Designer Irina MacPhee transforms a second home into a year-round Shangri-La for new retirees. Read more Click here to read more.

In redesigning her clients’ spaces, MacPhee created vignettes from treasured items, like the burl wood sofa table, baroque-style decorative bowl and Cheryl Dyment painting, now flanked by new seafoam green lamps, above and opposite.
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A Peerless Print Shop

POSTED: October 14th 2015

Both homeowners and professional designers receive cutting-edge service at Providence Picture Frame. Read more Click here to read more.

A colorful and varied display in one of the Providence Picture Frame galleries.
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Permanent Vacation

POSTED: September 15th 2015

A holiday abode is styled to evolve into a family's year-round home. Read more Click here to read more.

The Sarah Richardson fabric chosen for the upstairs study creates a serene space to sit in and read or just relax.
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Gift Rapt

POSTED: September 14th 2015

At Cory Farms Past & Presents, shopping is a one-of-a-kind experience. Read more Click here to read more.

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Sitting Pretty in Osterville

POSTED: September 9th 2015

Amenities abound in this lavish, custom-built seaside home. Read more Click here to read more.

Stunningly sophisticated yet relaxing and warm, this waterfront home is set on nearly 2 acres of private land.
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A Whimsical Welcome in Brewster

POSTED: September 3rd 2015

Nautique’s Marsha Malone fills a vacation home with color and custom furniture. Read more Click here to read more.

The circular game table is a Nautique Vintage piece that is well-used in this family-friendly home.
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Brilliant Ideas

POSTED: September 2nd 2015

It’s lights on with Harbour Lighting Boutique. Read more Click here to read more.

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Show Stopper

POSTED: August 26th 2015

More than a dozen designers collaborated on a stunning Show House in Osterville to benefit a local cause. Read more Click here to read more.

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Changing Course

POSTED: December 11th 2014

A new owner reinvents a Chatham classic. Read more Click here to read more.

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Better Off Bold

POSTED: December 2nd 2014

Bright colors and lively patterns invigorate a remodeled Marion home. Read more Click here to read more.

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A Beautiful Home in Any Language

POSTED: October 8th 2014

Casabella in East Sandwich offers a captivating collection of interior décor. Read more Click here to read more.

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Savage Sophistication

POSTED: August 18th 2014

In an Outer Cape home designed by Hutker Architects, nature and novelty prevail. Read more Click here to read more.

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