Spatial Design

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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Building with the “H”

POSTED: October 4th 2013

At Humphrey's, a building and design center with various storefrontsand showrooms throughout Rhode Island, quality materials and exceptional design, along with  knowledgeable staff in every department, are ingredients that when combined together, make a cohesive, high-functioning concept–with an aesthetically pleasing look to match. Read more 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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Redefining Luxury

POSTED: October 3rd 2013

The pebbly feel of leather under your fingertips, the cooling sensation of smooth marble at our feet and a coffered wood-paneled ceiling are all examples of fine materials that emanate luxury in our homes. While luxury may have traditionally been defined by difficult-to-get products and sky-high prices, homeowners are now looking to channel their funds into the important details that make a room special. Clients have let go of trying to attain particular name brands in order to further personalize their home and save valuable time by making the room layout more efficient. Mercedes Aza, vice president and director of marketing at Roomscapes Luxury Design Center in Rockland, MA, a leader in in 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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