Designer Snapshot: No Boundaries

May 23, 2012

By Paula M. Bodah

Much of Kim Deetjen’s work as director of the interiors studio for the Burlington, Vermont, architecture and design firm TruexCullins involves designing homes in the verdant mountains or alongside the sparkling lakes of northern New England. As you might imagine, those landscapes offer plenty in the way of inspiration, and Kim and her team place an emphasis on creating interiors that not only reflect their clients’ personality and style, but also celebrate the natural world outside. Below, Kim (whose selection of favorite tables was featured in our March/April edition’s Perspectives section) shows off some projects where the boundaries between indoors and out are beautifully blurred.

In a Shelburne, Vermont, home, the continuity between architecture and interiors connects the indoors with the outdoors. The interior echoes the natural setting with its palette of warm earth tones and wood and stone finishes. You can see the rest of this home on our website.

Photo by Jim Westphalen

A villa in Stowe, Vermont, was given a more modern aesthetic while staying true to the home’s rustic mountain setting.

Photo by Jim Westphalen

This Burlington, Vermont, house enjoys views of Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks, and features large windows and a porch that runs the length of the house. Pristine white beadboard and fabrics the color of water and sky embrace and complement the lakeside setting.

Photo by Jim Westphalen