Interiors

Swept by the Sea

POSTED: April 15th 2014

An expansive new home overlooking an iconic Cape beach is as impressive inside as it is outside thanks to the talents of Sandra J. Tuthill Interior Design and Colony Rug Company.  Read more Click here to read more.

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Escape from Manhattan

POSTED: January 16th 2014

Teeming with energy, Manhattan brags about being the city that never sleeps. But sometimes, a good sleep is what you want more than anything. The relaxed pace and sea breezes of Westport, Massachusetts are the perfect antidote to the Big Apple’s relentless pulse for this fortunate family, now that their new home overlooking the Westport River is complete. The family of four, including a young son and daughter, embrace everything Westport has to offer. They love to clam and quahog, then cook up a coastal feast in their gourmet kitchen. In the evening or on rainy days, the game room is the perfect spot to work on the intricate puzzles they transform into works of art. here to read more.

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A Modern Marvel

POSTED: January 15th 2014

Imagine a home for every mood – urban sophistication, island getaway, country comfort. While all moods might not be covered, this couple enjoys the contrast afforded by their homes in Boston, Florida and on the Cape, especially now that a 13-month renovation of their new Osterville home delivers just the right mix of Cape Cod mellow and crisp modern aesthetic to provide a refreshing counterpoint to their other residences. Read more Click here to read more.

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Think Big

POSTED: January 6th 2014

Providence Picture Frame’s unassuming location on Branch Avenue belies a treasure trove of big spaces filled with big art, big frames, and a big team dedicated to framing artistic projects large and small. With three floors, there’s over an acre of gallery space. That’s more than enough room for its approximately 3,000 items, including a large room to showcase Rhode Island art. Read more Click here to read more.

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Living the Lifestyle

POSTED: January 2nd 2014

Lifestyle Designs came into being to fill a need, which was to provide quality design services and products under one roof. Interior designers Ramona Rodger and Barry Gano have brought together a comprehensive design center, allowing clients to experience a level of service that is tailored to their needs. Read more Click here to read more.

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A Wrong Turn Finds the Right House

POSTED: January 2nd 2014

After 17 years in North Falmouth, these parents of four realized life was drawing them increasingly over the bridge. With one son attending high school in Boston, the husband commuting to West Bridgewater, and multiple hockey games off-Cape, the couple began “loosely looking” for a new home. And then, the house found them. They had pulled into a driveway to reset their GPS while scouting another property, looked up and spotted a sign saying the house was for sale. Read more Click here to read more.

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Something Old, Something New

POSTED: December 12th 2013

Not every designer would be thrilled with the idea of outfitting a home, in its entirety, with a mix of vintage and modern existing pieces; it takes a certain level of creativity and vision. Interior Designer Kate Jackson, of her eponymous firm, clearly has that vision and was excited when she was approached by the owner of a gambrel-style home overlooking the ocean in Weekapaug, Rhode Island. Read more Click here to read more.

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Summer Breeze

POSTED: November 18th 2013

Austin, Texas is a great place to live, but when the summer temperatures spike, Ken and Lorrie DeAngelis head north to Little Compton, Rhode Island. They prefer their ‘hot fun in the sun’ a little cooler – and the breezes off Narragansett Bay and the waves at Brigg’s Beach provide the perfect setting for their large family gatherings. The home that hosts these memories-in-the-making had remained unaltered since Ken purchased it in 1998, but this summer the family will enjoy the benefits of a year-long rejuvenation. Read more Click here to read more.

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Newport Rebuild Brings Custom Details to Life

POSTED: October 4th 2013

When John Damon and John Harrington of The Damon Company were hired for the renovation of a 4,200-square foot home in Newport, R.I., they never expected to wind up doing a complete rebuild on that same house after it ended burning to the ground in December, 2005. Damon and Harrington immediately set about creating new plans – this time focusing on entirely new construction. While it might have been somewhat disheartening to start fresh, The Damon Company focused on an unseen benefit. “Certain pre-existing constraints from the original renovation could be circumvented in the rebuild,” said Damon, company president. “The overall design had more flexibility with the new construction Click here to read more.

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The Art of the Tabletop

POSTED: October 3rd 2013

“FLORA-STYLE,”simply put, is an aesthetic created by Anne and Richard Sadow, owners of Flora in South Dartmouth, MA, and they’ve been swiss replica watchesworking at perfecting their signature look since they opened ten years ago. “It’s an attitude and an approach to a life filled with great design, infused with a bit of whimsy and expressed through the joy of color,” explains Anne Sadow. PRODUCTS AVAILABLE AT Flora Style PHOTOGRAPHY BY Nat Rea STYLED BY Richard Sadow From the gorgeous stylized planters outside the shop, to the eclectic mix of home décor, tabletop items, accessories and gifts… once you enter Flora, you’ll be hooked! The style at Flora is all abo Click here to read more.

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Rethinking a Barn – Creating a Restful Retreat

POSTED: October 3rd 2013

When designer Richard Sadow, first enters a space he’s hired to design, he immediately sees potential replica watches opportunities to add structure and order to the architecture with the goal of creating a sense of permanence and balance. He had his work cut out for  him with designing this stunning retreat for a busy couple who travel extensively. INTERIOR DESIGNED BY Richard Sadow Design PHOTOGRAPHED BY Nat Rea The home was originally a 19th century barn that was part of a large farm owned by a New Bedford ship captain, who had used the farm as a summer residence for his family and to grow provisions for his ships. In the 1980’s, the abandoned barn was purchased by the cur Click here to read more.

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Reviving a Classic

POSTED: October 3rd 2013

The moment you enter the New Bedford, Massachusetts, home of Interior Designer Bill Barr, his creative flair and passion for visual artistry are immediately evident. Intriguing vignettes occupy virtually every space throughout the rooms of the Colonial Revival home which he purchased seven years ago after falling in love with its plentiful period details and abundant charm. With the goal of  ultimately remodeling the entire house, Barr finds that, so far he’s thrilled with his results of the nearly completed lower level. The space has been converted back to its original glory, yet with a few liberties taken to accommodate a more modern way of living. INTERIOR DESIGNED BY Surrounding Click here to read more.

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Home Run – A Back Bay Brownstone Scores a Red Sox Inspired Makeover

POSTED: October 3rd 2013

When these Connecticut homeowners and avid Red Sox fans wanted a Boston home base for enjoying game nights with family and friends, they found an ideal location on the top floor of a handsome Back Bay brownstone. DESIGN & BUILD Woodmeister Master Builder INTERIOR DESIGN Suzanne Novik PHOTOGRAPHED BY   Gary Sloan Photography However,the existing structure, built with small door openings and awkward spaces, made the home feel cramped and failed to take full advantage of natural light. The clients enlisted Woodmeister Master Builders in Holden, Massachusetts to create the inviting space they envisioned. “They wanted a space that would work as well for the two of them as for wh Click here to read more.

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The Daring’s in The Details at Walker Interiors

POSTED: October 3rd 2013

Those little details that pull a room together--the pairing of fabrics and trims, wall coverings and carpet-—is Bess Walker’s specialty. Since 1987, she has been crafting seamless spaces by calling on her limitless knowledge of drapery and slipcovers and wall coverings and carpets. AVAILABLE AT: Walker Interiors “I really get color, texture and details, and putting together patterns,” explains Walker about her eye for design. “I really get it with beautiful upholstery and how it works and how drapery works with coordinating treatments and carpets.” The eponymous Walker Interiors is one-part workshop and one-part showroom-sample library with more than 10,000 swatches of Click here to read more.

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Gently Renovating One of Newports Oldest Homes

POSTED: October 3rd 2013

Overlooking Easton’s Beach, the John Easton farmhouse is one of the oldest residences in Newport, Rhode Island. While the homeowners envisioned an expanded kitchen and sunroom for family gatherings and enjoying the gorgeous views, they did not want to compromise the integrity of their 17th-century home. Ramona Rodger and Barry Gano, partners at Lifestyle Designs in Rhode Island, worked with the clients and Beyond the Woods builders in Portsmouth to improve both form and function. DESIGN/BUILD BY Lifestyle Designs PHOTOGRAPHY BY Rachael Girard Photography The deeply veined green soapstone on the island and countertops inspired the kitchen’s interiors. “The owners had seen Click here to read more.

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Stunningly Summery

POSTED: October 3rd 2013

Endless summer – a prospect many New Englanders dream of and few ever experience. The Callahans of Wellesley cannot quite lay claim to that elusive lifestyle, but they have succeeded in transforming their cramped 1920s kitchen into a light, warm and airy kitchen, dining and family room space, featuring a coastal palette and some special reminders of their favorite beach destination. “We were looking for family-friendly space and functionality,” said Susan Callahan, who, with her husband Christopher, juggles the hectic lives of four children ages eight to fourteen. “In the original space, all six of us couldn’t fit in the kitchen at one time. We were looking for a place where we Click here to read more.

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Modern Aesthetic

POSTED: October 3rd 2013

It isn’t often that a view is so expansive and grand that it doubles as the artwork, but in the case of Dr. Kenneth Lawton’s skyline condo this rings true. “The views inspire conversation and the design inside my home furthers it,” says Lawton, who owns a condo overlooking Boston Harbor. While Lawton had the priceless views and raw space at his fingertips, he still needed someone with a talented eye to turn the newly renovated condo into a home for relaxing and entertaining. Fortuitously, he had been friends with interior designer Michael Barnum, of Barnum + Company for years and the pair worked closely together on the design. Photography by Lisa Voll and Courtesy of Michael Click here to read more.

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A Decorator’s Flair

POSTED: October 3rd 2013

When Jim and Kelley Sullivan decided to redo the guest house behind their waterfront home in Scituate, they knew it would cost more to rehab the circa 1924 two-car garage with a two-bedroom guest house above than it would to start fresh and get exactly what they wanted. So they knocked down the existing structure and built a three-car garage with a suite above that includes a reinvention of a multimedia room, a small kitchen and a guest bedroom and bath. Photography by Dan Cutrona Interior Design: Cabbages & Kings Interiors They named it “The Boathouse,” because of its incredible water views, and hired Cape Cod-based interior designer Peri Olson of Cabbages & Kings Int Click here to read more.

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A Fresh Take on Tradition/Art Underfoot

POSTED: October 3rd 2013

When we enter a home for the first time, we take in all the finished details: the color of the walls, the woodwork and even what is underneath our feet. In the case of this Wellesley home, what lay beneath were beautiful custom carpets rivaling any piece of artwork. Photography by Shelly Harrison Custom Carpeting: Colony Rug The house is a fully renovated 1920s Georgian-style colonial with plenty of personality but was in need of a functional facelift.  The clients wanted the new interior architecture and design to be accommodating to their growing family while retaining a sense of elegance.  Interior designer Barbara Sheehan of Barbara Sheehan Interior Designs collaborated with Click here to read more.

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Rose Cottage

POSTED: October 3rd 2013

Some houses are just structures; others can seem almost human and beg to be described in terms like ‘friendly’ and ‘gracious.’ Such is the case with Rose Cottage, a large, rambling Shingle-style house built in the late 1800s for Joseph Story Fay, a wealthy Boston cotton broker who bought up a great deal of land in Woods Hole and Falmouth, including this two-acre parcel. The five-bedroom, six-bath house sits on a bluff around the corner from Nobska Light in Woods Hole and has the same sweeping views of Vineyard Sound. Describing her days here as “favorite childhood memories,” one frequent visitor during the 1960s wrote recently:  “It may sound strange, but it is as though the p Click here to read more.

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Getting it Right

POSTED: October 3rd 2013

No room is complete without lighting to guide it. Cindy LaFarier of Harbour Lighting and Electrical in Exeter shares her top tips and trends for this season’s hot products and lighting design.   [caption id="attachment_231" align="alignnone" width="689"] Products available at Harbour Lighting & Electrical[/caption] First Impression When redecorating or building a new home, foyer lighting is one of the most important decisions to make early on in the design process. “It’s one of the first things you see when you enter [a home] that sets the mood for the whole house,” says LaFarier. “Based on your personal preferences and style of your house and size of your room 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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An Acre of Showroom Space

POSTED: October 3rd 2013

Not many businesses can claim they’ve been around since Abraham Lincoln was in the White House. But Providence Picture Frame has flourished for more than 150 years and is one of the largest art and frame stores in New England. “There is no place like us in the country,” says co-owner Geoff Gaunt, referring to the size and scope of the store’s inventory and services. [caption id="attachment_219" align="alignnone" width="489"] Products sourced from Providence Picture Frame[/caption] Large Inventory The three-level store has one acre of showroom space, displaying thousands of framing style samples, mirror moldings, ready-made frames and art. Seventy-five percent of the showroom 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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