A Home for All Seasons Dining
Urban Legend Living
Scarborough Love Story Exterior
Peace like a River Patio
Peace like a River
Room to Grow Kitchen

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Flexibility in Design

Architect Christopher Grotton on the need for spaces that can grow and adapt along with their occupants Continue reading

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Purple Reign

“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.

The airy kitchen has a cooking zone and a clean-up/prep zone
that share an eight-foot-long island topped with Danby marble
from Morningstar Stone and Tile in Topsham. A full-height
backsplash of marble and mirrored tiles reflects the water.
Banks allowed for pops of homeowner Kim Nemser’s favorite color in the pendant lights, stove knobs, and rattan French
bistro stools—one of the designer’s go-to chairs because they’re “scrubbable, lightweight, and don’t scratch the floor.”

Red, White & Views

On Falmouth Foreside, a 1960s colonial is taken down to the studs and opened up to the ocean Continue reading

“We wanted the house to be contemporary but classic, so it would fit in with the Capes and
Colonials in this area,” says owner Dava Davin. A traditional black-and-white palette and two-overtwo window style, combined with more modern 8-inch-wide clapboards, shallow roof overhangs, and unfussy trim, help the home toe the line.

A Clean Slate

On Cumberland Foreside, a couple’s new home reflects a 180-degree shift in their aesthetic Continue reading