Upholstery

Beach House

POSTED: October 3rd 2013

On the hunt for a truly beach-inspired shop with classic, resourceful elements, Sally Dwyer opened her own retail retreat on Aquidneck Island in 1997. At the Beach House Newport, formerly known as Watercolours, it’s always a day at the Beach. Products Available at Beach House Newport An interior designer, Dwyer was inspired greatly by the ocean and the soothing and tranquil respite it offers. By buying pieces that she herself loves, and those that work well together, Dwyer has created quite a storefront for the sea-minded. “We’re very specific in our focus,”she says. “We’re coastal, but not ‘trendy’coastal.”Enter classic: a timeless, traditional look that will endure 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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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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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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