Architect Christopher Grotton on the need for spaces that can grow and adapt along with their occupants Continue reading
“Basically, my approach is to decorate appropriately for the kind of like that takes place in a room,” says interior designer Florence de Dampierre. “It all goes back to having a sense of humor in how you combine things and cultivating an adventurous use of color.” In our take on her white-and-lavender conservatory featured in Susan Sully’s Past Present: Living with Heirlooms and Antiques, a slipcovered sofa anchors a mod- traditional mix that includes a graphic area rug, a metallic tree-trunk table, a British Regency–inspired armchair, and an antique Italian urn. Soothing and surprising, lilac is a natural complement to greenery in the summer and pops against snow in the winter. Pair a few bright bursts with soft shades—just like the flower—for truly radiant results.
On Falmouth Foreside, a 1960s colonial is taken down to the studs and opened up to the ocean Continue reading
Music & quiet in a hidden house in the woods
On Cumberland Foreside, a couple’s new home reflects a 180-degree shift in their aesthetic Continue reading