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View of cape cod house from the water
Posted Jul 2 at 2:26 PM in Inspiring Projects by Jaci Conry
SV Design creates a family home with ample spaces to gather and relax, both indoors and out. “The homeowners have a very big, very boisterous family,” says Leslie Schneeberger, an associate principal with SV Design, who drafted plans for this seasonal retreat in Chatham. “They have five sons and when we started the project a few years ago, they ranged in age from elementary school to just...
office with small desk green chair and botanical wallpaper
Posted Jun 28 at 10:45 AM in Inspiring Projects by Marykate Forte
Interior designer Jamie Moore says that a refreshed office space is key to increasing productivity. Jaime Moore, owner of James Studio Residential Interiors, moved from her dining room table to an office in Hingham Square in February, so she and her team could work more productively. With moody greens, a pop of burl wood, and acrylic bins for storage, the office embodies the James Studio brand...
bar area with black cushioned stools
Posted Jun 24 at 1:51 PM in Inspiring Projects by Marykate Forte
A custom garage that showcases more than just exclusive automobiles. Six mahogany bay doors signal the gateway to a stunning carriage house that encompasses a coveted car collection, pool table, and a bar that exudes a youthful, edgy vibe. Initially decorated in traditional Scottish plaid, with gold, green, and burgundy, the homeowners contracted interior designer Betsy Bassett to freshen up the...
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...