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Redesigned Family room with custom ceiling blue abstract paintings on the wall and coral chairs
Posted Jun 22 at 7:50 AM in Inspiring Projects by Jaci Conry
Robin Gannon adds dimension with color, texture, and architectural details that honor the origins of this home.           Though well-built and appealing from the exterior, this suburban Mission-style residence lacked character inside. The homeowners tapped designer Robin Gannon to give the interior a more distinctive vibe. “Right away, I realized that we needed to give the home some...
modern kitchen with big island and white tile on the walls
Posted Jun 17 at 11:53 AM in Inspiring Projects by Marykate Forte
Oynx Marble & Granite provides endless top-quality selections for kitchens and bathrooms. With its deep black background and striking white veining, the polished Skyfall granite topped island is a showstopper in this suburban kitchen. To source, fabricate, and install the counters in their new kitchen, the homeowners contracted Onyx Marble & Granite. A family-owned business with 20 years...
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...
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...
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...
Renovated Cape Cod home front view
Posted Apr 1 at 10:52 AM in Inspiring Projects by Marykate Forte
A Cape Cod home gets a fresh new vibe and space for the whole family.   To accommodate their ever-growing family, which includes grandchildren, the homeowners felt it was time to update their summer cottage and expand the kitchen and living room. “We tried to use the exposed beams and elements of what was already there,” says Jennifer Birnstiel, principal of ArchiPlicity, an architectural design...
custom-designed built-in full-size bunk beds
Posted Mar 19 at 5:34 PM in Inspiring Projects by Marykate Forte
Laplante Construction delivers a range of custom designs. Coffered ceilings, nickel gap shiplap accent walls, and intricate moldings are custom details Laplante Construction, a luxury home builder based in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts, knows well. From intricate traditional styles to sleek and simple designs, Laplante creates a wide range of custom details and is now serving Cape Cod with a...
Custom Cape Cod home renovation by Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects Builders
Posted Mar 2 at 4:34 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects Builders renovates an iconic Cape Cod residence for a second time. An iconic, idyllic Cape Cod residence, long known as Riptide, has been reimagined by Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects Builders (PSD) for its newest owners. After eyeing the property for years, and following the work of PSD, they found themselves in the fortunate position of making Riptide their...
Modern coastal kitchen by Divine Design Center
Posted Feb 23 at 2:53 PM in Inspiring Projects by Marykate Forte
A Jamestown kitchen overlooking Narragansett Bay embodies originality. With its majestic ocean views, it was important that the elements of this kitchen in Jamestown, Rhode Island didn’t detract from the outdoor perspective. Equally important, according to Samantha DeMarco, the senior designer at Divine Design Center who was contracted by the homeowners to execute the first floor redesign, was...
Net Zero Home by Paul Weber Architecture
Posted Feb 19 at 12:21 PM in Inspiring Projects by Jaci Conry
A family relies on their experience living aboard boats to build a home of maximum efficiency. It’s no small accomplishment for a family of five to reside on a sailboat. “We figured if we could manage on a boat, we could certainly manage to live in a relatively small house,” says Chris Museler, who set about designing a sustainable home in Jamestown, Rhode Island with the help of architect Paul...