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Built in window seat along bay window overlooking the water
Posted Jun 1 at 10:08 AM in Inspiring Projects by Marykate Forte
Window seats with a view. What better place to relax than at a window seat positioned by a beautiful vista? Check out these perfectly placed window seats. Barbara Kotzen (above)Overlooking the ocean, this rounded window seat is filled with natural light and accentuated by pops of blue and green.Designer: Barbara Kotzen, kotzeninteriors.comBuilder: JW ConstructionPhotography by Richard Mandelkorn...
Dining room set up in Marine Home Center showroom
Posted May 27 at 7:58 AM in News by Marykate Forte
Marine Home Center creates a showroom that emulates a cottage vibe. Marine Home Center, a Nantucket complex where you’ll find appliances, building materials, and home and garden décor recently opened an interactive design center, called The Cottage, where clients can view products in a home-like setting. “The premise was to make the shop look like a Nantucket cottage,” says Michael Flanagan,...
modern kitchen with white cabinets and an oversized island surrounded by stools
Posted May 26 at 8:15 AM in News by Marykate Forte
Longfellow Design Build expands its reach. With a ribbon cutting by the Sandwich Chamber of Commerce, Cape Cod architect and builder Longfellow Design Build recently opened a new office and design showroom on Rt. 6A in the Sandwich historic district. "We've seen a significant increase in business in the area," said Mark Bogosian, Longfellow Design Build's owner. "Our clients often meet with...
Bedroom with ceiling wallpaper based on a Moroccan tile roof
Posted May 18 at 5:11 PM in Tips & Trends by Marykate Forte
Wallpaper can make a wow-statement when its used on the ceiling.Check out how these wallpapered ceilings add another design dimension to enjoy. Donna Elle This delicate blue and white Schumacher wallpaper features a wavy trellis pattern and botanical motifs adding warmth and light, creating a cohesive space that dazzles when illuminated by the chandelier. Designer: Donna Elle, donnaelle....
Butler's pantry converted from a bank vault with tin ceilings and white cabinets
Posted May 14 at 8:11 AM in Inspiring Projects by Marykate Forte
A renovation transforms this space from business to pleasure.  Warm metals, tin ceiling tiles, and a mirrored backsplash transformed this bank vault into a jewel box. Previously an old bank, the building was renovated into a house and the homeowners wanted to live with some of its original detailing. They contracted Timothy Costello, owner of Costello Fine Homes and Bill Barr, an interior...
Custom home with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the water
Posted May 12 at 9:01 AM in News by Marykate Forte
ZEN Associates blends nature into their unique designs. ZEN Associates provides contemporary landscape architecture, interior design, and construction services. The firm was founded on modern Japanese design principles which include the use of clean lines, architectural detail and an appreciation of the connection between our interior spaces and our natural environment. “Understanding the...
Clarke showroom kitchen with big island in the center set up for 3 diners
Posted May 5 at 8:54 AM in News by Kelly McCoy
Clarke marks 30 years of changing New England kitchens. Clarke, New England’s Official Sub-Zero, Wolf & Cove Showroom and Test Kitchen, has revolutionized the way architects, designers and homeowners think about kitchens and appliances for three decades. April marked Clarke’s 30th Anniversary in business. In 1991, Tom Clarke leveraged his extensive knowledge of cabinetry and close...
River Shops show room
Posted May 1 at 12:42 PM in News by Marykate Forte
As the Cape and Southcoast’s largest library showcasing thousands of fabrics, wallpapers, rugs, and a showroom of custom furniture, The River Shops Design Studio in Mattapoisett is now available to the public as a resource for enhancing the design experience. New owner Nicole Klein saw the opportunity to expand Surroundings, the full-service interior design and lifestyle boutique that has been in...
Pink L'atelier stove in bright white kitchen
Posted Apr 7 at 4:16 PM in Tips & Trends by Jaci Conry
L’Atelier Paris launches a line of custom ranges in bright new hues, just in time for Spring. L’Atelier Paris Haute Design, the luxury bespoke creator of made-to-measure ranges and kitchens has unveiled its exclusive 2021 Color Collection. The line features 15 colorways inspired by hope and joy. Think of the delight you’d feel with a kitchen highlighted by these pale blues and greens, bold purple...
Remodeled master bath with White marble and unlacquered brass fixtures
Posted Apr 2 at 7:32 AM in Inspiring Projects by Marykate Forte
A contemporary bathroom that nods to the past. White marble and unlacquered brass fixtures accompany modern-day conveniences in this master bathroom built by McCormack Builders. The clients wanted to create a contemporary shower space for the master suite that appears older than it is. The original home was built in the 1700s and the bathroom was part of a larger renovation that embodies the old...

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