A neighbor with a penchant for antiquing sourced the dining room sideboard—Christin Engh painted it high-gloss orange to tie in with the painting by Reagan Geschardt.
Marcie 1, a photograph of a rescued alpaca by Joel Anderson, hangs above the living room fireplace. The animal theme continues with the cowhide under the Creative Metal & Wood coffee table, a Precedent sheepskin ottoman, and an accent chair covered in a blue zebra print from Thibaut.
The homeowner calls her late husband “the ultimate entertainer;” the kitchen was the first remodeled room in the house.
The family room was designed before the homeowner’s husband passed away, and he played a big role in choosing the Lee Industries sofa and Vanguard Furniture chairs. “His touch is on this home, but we only had one holiday here, so it isn’t filled with a lot of memories, which I think would have made it a challenge to stay,” reflects the homeowner.
A pair of playful vintage monkeys from Trovare Home keep the formal dining room, with its Visual Comfort chandelier, from looking too serious.
The mother of three takes advantage of rare moments of quiet time in the main bedroom, which includes a LexMod desk, RH chair, and artwork from One Kings Lane.
The homeowner (left) with designer Christin Engh.
Engh designed the room to be spa-like and soothing with Bungalow 5 nightstands, a Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams bed, and linens from Serena & Lily.
The kids work on art projects at the banquette and custom SDS Design zinc-topped table that divides the kitchen and family room.
Block-print linens layered with gold flatware add glam to the table while a single thistle stem gives it a foraged feel.
Michael Anastassiades floor lamps and contemporary, colorful art add verve to the minimalist aesthetic.
In the entryway, one of the husband’s favorite artists, Gerhard Richter, references the Lincoln Center and the couple’s many years living in New York City.
A trio of black-and-white prints featuring Elle Fanning, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Vanessa Paradis from Chanel’s Little Black Jacket exhibit bring a timeless and chic vibe to the dining room. The homeowner was happy to incorporate her fashion career into the home’s decor.
A print from a Louis Vuitton exhibit in Los Angeles adds a splash of color to the guest bedroom’s white backdrop.
Photos from a fashion campaign offer pops of pink and personality.
An oversized Bottega Veneta fashion book takes center stage on the coffee table alongside a pair of Eva Zeisel vases.
A white leather chair from CB2 and floor lamp from West Elm sit in the corner in that same room.
Designer Angela Belt used the homeowner’s collection of fashion magazines and books for inspiration.
With its upholstered headboard and yellow-green blanket, this bed both softens and energizes the bedroom.
A Phillip Jeffries wallcovering was the starting point in the guest bedroom; low-hanging pendants are a funky touch on either side of the bed, which is dressed in Frette linens.
The shower in the primary bath boasts large-format tile with an offset horizontal-vein patterning.
Fulmer swapped distracting pendants for sleek cylindrical ones in the kitchen, then went big with a sprawling branch chandelier over the dining table.
The low profile of the Matthew Hilton sofa keeps sightlines clear, but articulating pop-up headrests offer optimal comfort when in use. A Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams bar with a black marble top fills the back niche.
Fulmer purposefully used different materials and shapes in the living area. “I didn’t want things to match,” he says.
The wool flannel drapery panel on the right obscures a window, enabling the bed to be positioned on the center of the wall. “I like a bedroom to be symmetrical,” designer Trevor Fulmer says. Black-and-white photos by Sharon Green reflect the client’s interest in sailing. He splurged on the Lumina pendant.
The Surprise curtains and Liz wallpaper, which Roache developed by cutting one rectangle of paper thirty-seven times.
Roache, who taught at the Museum of Modern Art, surveyed the colors in the museum’s collections and assembled the hues into a palette of twelve colors to create Optimist, seen here in the fabric and wallpaper options.
Roache at work in her studio wearing a custom-made dress using the Small Surprise fabric; the textile design required the artist to cut approximately 150 shapes to achieve the dynamic form.
Roache and Pierre Frey’s Sunlight carpet.
The Lively curtains are printed on cotton.
Artist Liz Roache relaxes on a chair upholstered in Surprise, part of her Optimism collaboration with French textile brand Pierre Frey, in her Boston Design Center studio.
A 20-foot-long farm table creates the ultimate work-from-home space.
An intimate seating area in an urban space.
A light and bright palette unites a disparate collection of new and vintage furnishings.
Contemporary drawings by Ellsworth Kelly are the perfect foil to the more rustic English and continental furnishings.
A custom Hoffmann-inspired pendant light hovers above a bluestone trestle table.
Trendy Ash Grey compliments the traditional brick home.
Bluestone finishes are ideal for New England homes, shown Full Color.
Miami White mirrors the tone and texture of this stucco home.
Some finishes, like this Pink Tan Flagstone, have lots of movement and color variation.
Surround your pool with the elegance of Silver Quartz porcelain.
Concrete, as a design element, continues to gain traction, shown Simply Grey.
Enjoy the visual impact of a wood patio with the ease of porcelain, shown: Soul Walnut.
Incorporating porcelain poolside provides some extra traction for splashy days.
Massive windows fill the five-bedroom home with light and take advantage of the sloping lot’s close and distant views, while stained cedar siding allows it to comfortably blend in with its forested location.
The variously slanted or pitched roofs are layered to create a sense of movement when viewed from the home’s bluestone-paved entryway.
A color-splashed abstract painting by Stowe-based artist Seb Sweatman greets visitors and helps set off the kitchen from the entry.
A wall comprised of wide-plank flooring reclaimed from a Vermont barn is a backdrop to a Seb Sweatman painting and is fronted by a Room & Board console table and a leather bench from Restoration Hardware.
The great room features a fireplace surround constructed of hot-rolled steel panels custom fabricated by Chelsie Bush of Burnt Bearing Studios, as well as built-ins and a coffee table made by Lake Elmore, Vermont-based Whitaker Hartt Cabinetry.
A steel-and-blown-glass chandelier helps lower the high ceiling in the dining room, which is anchored by a custom-made walnut table designed by Amber Hodgins Design.
Likewise, island pendant lighting by Rejuvenation scales the high steel-beam-and-wood ceilings in the kitchen; Simpson Cabinetry crafted the cabinets, and Chelsie Bush created the steel range hood.
The home’s sliding-wall system of oversized doors topped by transom windows brings the outdoors in and offers an inviting pathway to an outdoor patio where a gravel-based fire-pit courtyard awaits. Wagner Hodgson Landscape Architecture kept the landscape design simple yet elegant in order to ensure the holiday home stays as low maintenance as possible.
The main bedroom, which opens to a bluestone-paved private patio, includes a gray upholstered bed from Restoration Hardware.
The main bath features a pendant light by Robert Abbey as well as walnut floating cabinetry built by Whitaker Hartt Cabinetry
Aged French oak floorboards wrap the kitchen island and repeat on the dining room fireplace. The linear pattern echoes on the ceiling’s shiplap and on the sailor-striped floor rug.
A custom-built “swing bed” by Classic Woodworks appears to be hanging in this guest room, however, the headboard is secured to the wall under the windows. Layered linens from Pom Pom at Home and sheepskins on the floor pile on the coziness.
In the library, leather Scout & Nimble chairs pull up to a cocktail table with a custom base from Ferrous Hardware, while a black-and-white photograph of Sandra Cavallo’s twins when they were young provides an elegant, nostalgic backdrop.
In the family room, a mix of sheepskins and reindeer skins cover the window seat and B&B Italia sofa; they also act as a skirt for a Christmas tree decorated in heart ornaments collected from Switzerland, Germany, and Austria.
Cavallo at home on the porch of her Old Silver Shed.
In renovating the previous non-functioning fireplace, Cavallo worked with European Home to create a modern, exposed, linear flame at eye level (when seated) for a firepit feel, especially since the square dining table from Antoine Proulx lends a communal feel with no head of the table.
Cavallo designed the transom into the kitchen using vintage glass panes she found online at Delphi Glass for five dollars each.
Painted Farrow & Ball’s Black Blue, the library is now the Winchester family’s favorite room, especially when stockings are hung from a mantel decorated by Jennifer Figge with curly willow, magnolia, and pheasant-feather arrangements beside a ribbon-wrapped garland.
: A simple bay-leaf garland complements Sarah Winchester’s own fine art print of Versailles above the mantel in the living room, while a red peony bouquet provides pop on the coffee table.
The banister is woven with a cedar-and-Douglas-fir garland accented by faux birds and clusters of matte-glass ornaments.
In the dining room, Winchester suspends tulips, greens, and ornaments from a chandelier.
In the kitchen, amaryllis ‘Rilona’ provides a bundle of festivity. But all eyes naturally turn to the wreath crafted by New Hampshire designer Emma Carole Paradis of Impeccable Nest.
Once a windowless mudroom in the most basic sense of the word, the current luminous entry hall is now a cheerful transition between the main house and the ell.
Tony Elliott glorifies late autumn with sweeping arrangements scavenged from his fields and gardens, proving that the raging red foliage of smoke bush can rival poinsettia bracts.
Sigman sets tables throughout the house; in the kitchen, the floral designer ran a simple centerpiece of fresh treetops surrounded by princess pine along the table to encourage the flow of conversation.
The festivity continues with myrtle topiaries and eucalyptus wreaths.
Sandra Sigman created a mini snow scene in a glass cannister, which she smartly paired with a treetop anchored in sand.
With a camelback sofa and softly lit tree, the living room is accented by a galvanized swivel table holding a welcoming lantern.
Clocks and watches (including his father’s) symbolize that time is of the essence.
The colorful vintage toy pickup collection is the brightest element in the room, so it stands alone.
Atop an early-1800s pie safe that he picked up in Pennsylvania sits Woods’s grandmother’s wooden bowl, which she used to make bread stuffing every holiday.
In the living room, original plaster appliqués frame a photograph of a ballerina by Ken Browar and Deborah Ory; “I wanted something with motion in that room,” says designer Tiffany LeBlanc, “something sexy and poised to live up to the formality.”
Approachable, bohemian fabrics dress down the ornate fretwork in the foyer.
LeBlanc chose a sleek midcentury modern table to complement, not compete with, the foyer’s elaborate woodwork.
Built in 1895, the grand Queen Anne Victorian (and former all-girls Catholic school) retains its original architectural splendor, outside and in.
Double blue-velvet sofas and a mirror-topped table flank the fireplace in the living room’s sitting area. “The room commanded that level of formality,” says LeBlanc, noting the rich, dark woodwork, the onyx surround, and plaster appliqués that display a musical theme.
Venegas and Company collaborated on the white kitchen; a large island now sits where a chimney once was, and the modern globes floating above are from The Urban Electric Co
: The dressed-up dining room sports new crown molding, and dining chairs from Vanguard Furniture accompany the owner’s existing table.
: LeBlanc describes the mezzanine’s ceiling as “the belle of the ball;” a blush-toned wallcovering paired with neutral furnishings and carpets let it shine.
In the family room off the kitchen, an eggplant-colored chair from Ambella Home with Nobilis upholstery pops alongside the intricate original mosaic-tile fireplace surround.
A mirrored soaking tub that nods to the antique and a classic marble floor bring the glamour.
A taller backsplash in the main bathroom lends an Old World feel to the space.
“Everyone looks best in blush,” says LeBlanc of the inspiration behind the main bedroom, which has a lush, layered, feminine feel; the replica bed is from Leonards New England, and the drapes are from Rogers & Goffigon.
LandscapingHP Broom Housewright’s Skip Broom found the blacksmith’s shop whose rafters and framing form the great room in the home of Nancy and Paul FitzPatrick. Designer Carol-Ann Speros freshened the home with a neutral palette and a mix of traditional and contemporary furnishings.
Broom designed the house to look as though it evolved one addition at a time over generations.
The great room’s exterior vertical siding suits its eighteenth-century origins.
Wherever possible, Broom used materials he salvaged from old buildings around New England, including the floorboards and timbers.
Speros paired a zinc-topped table from Restoration Hardware with the FitzPatricks’ own antique chairs. The blacksmith shop’s old timbers make a perfect exhibition space for the couple’s art collection.
The clean, contemporary kitchen has a touch of industrial style with its subway-tile backsplash wall, galvanized-metal sconces, and a vintage French Holophane pendant.
Nancy FitzPatrick and Bodie relax in the foyer.
One of many vintage rugs in the home anchors a cozy sitting area at one end of the kitchen.
Speros outfitted the library, which connects the great room to the bedroom wing, with horsehair wallpaper from Phillip Jeffries. Skip Broom’s company crafted the built-in bookshelves.
The bedroom wing’s exterior sports a barn door that looks authentic but doesn’t actually open.
All of the bedrooms, including this sweet room for the grandkids, have wall-to-wall sisal carpeting.
Look carefully: the transom and the small window—one of two in a guest bedroom—are the reason Broom crafted the exterior’s nonfunctioning barn door.
Designer Jason Puiia reimagined the 1970s three-car-garage addition to better suit the eighteenth-century residence, trading in vinyl siding for cedar shingles and adding a porte cochere, carriage doors, gables, and a cupola.
Puiia, left, with his partner, Keith Venkiteswaran, and their Coton de Tulear, Ziggy.
Schumacher’s Pyne Hollyhock print—made popular by designer Albert Hadley—enlivens the living room. “This is a masculine way of doing chintz,” says Puiia.
In a corner of the living room, an antique secretary cabinet complements a fretwork chair found at an estate sale in Salisbury.
Puiia sets the table in the family room, which is used for informal entertaining.
The living room’s original wood-burning fireplace from 1760 was preserved and repainted.
In the family room’s dining area, a fixture from Shades of Light hangs above a West Elm table, Pottery Barn side chairs, and armchairs from Mainly Baskets Home; the artwork is by Mark Liebergall.
A dated 500-square-foot addition became a light-filled family room with a television area, an informal dining area, and a workspace for Venkiteswaran.
Puiia’s plan included doubling the size of the kitchen, which he carefully crafted to avoid looking too new.
Another addition, which had served as a doctor’s office, morphed into the main suite. The new bath features a Randolph Morris tub, Carrara marble flooring, and a Cheviot sink.
In the bedroom, vintage bedside tables flank a bed from Charles P. Rogers, while an Oushak-inspired rug ties everything together.
Local craftsman Gilbert Fitch came out of retirement to fabricate the glass-and-mahogany entry. A trio of pieces by artist Gary Passanise inspired the entry’s neutral palette.
The living room’s green and gray Finn Juhl chair is a favorite perch for the homeowner. The floor lamp was crafted by Daniel Oates of DBO Home.
The upper level’s vertical red-cedar siding and the lower level’s stucco are painted a warm, rich gray. “It was on my wish list to have property that didn’t need to be mowed,” says the homeowner about the pachysandra, ferns, and trees that cover the half-acre lot.
The dining area’s Nakashima-inspired table is one of several pieces by furnituremaker Geoffrey Holmes of Sheffield, Massachusetts.
Zeus the cat approves of the home’s special touches, like the maple wraparound shelves at the kitchen’s entrance.
Pottery by Dana Brandwein of DBO Home populates the kitchen’s open shelves.
The main bath holds a 1960 cabinet by Paul McCobb, a treasure found at Finch Hudson in Hudson, New York.
The basement’s Formica-paneled cabinets pay homage to midcentury French designer Charlotte Perriand.
A large piece by Gary Passanise dominates a wall in the main bedroom. The homeowner cherishes her bedspread, the very first quilt ever made by her granddaughter Sarah.
Douglas fir, stone harvested from the site, and rough-sawn-wood siding comprise the exterior.
A statement-making bird’s-nest fixture is the “icing on the cake,” Young says.
Because a timber frame absorbs so much light, selecting the right lighting was critical; the goal of incorporating lots of strip and indirect lighting was to see the light but not the source.
A cascading light fixture adds a dose of drama to the helical staircase, which is housed in the stone silo.
A front door made from a slab of Bastogne walnut bisected with glass allows light to pass through. Just behind it, explains homeowner Shannon Young, is an illuminated salt wall. “It looks like it’s on fire!”
Custom Lars Bolander metal chairs with Belgian linen cushions flank a nineteenth-century Danish coffee table.
The 2,600-square-foot shop features artistically arranged vignettes, allowing shoppers to envision how the unique furniture and accessories could work in their own homes.
An antique Swedish Mora clock circa 1820 sits alongside a vintage Nicholas Haslam cabinet.
This tableau showcases hand-crafted poplar mushrooms from France; the urn paintings are by Vittoro Splendore.
Maharaja daybeds from Morocco sit beneath a hand-painted Indian tent that can be custom made in a variety of sizes. The tents are intended for outdoor use, but many customers are using them to create cozy spaces within their homes.
The homeowner graduated from University of Notre Dame, thus the green (it’s Benjamin Moore Vintage Vogue on the walls), blue, and gold palette.
From the foyer, it’s possible to see the artwork in the dining room and office. That silver-leaf tree-trunk table comes from Phillips Collection.
The dining room table, site of many dinner parties, was designed by Moss Design and fabricated by Old Mill Road Company. Moss Design also created the plush chairs, which are covered in upholstery from Schumacher and Kravet. The glam light is from Arteriors.
Gold Rush, an oil on canvas by James Rieck, was completed in 2015.