A Splash of Color

A Splash of Color - Coastal Home Magazine Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn Buffer It! JoomShareBar Small House with a Big Personality The small house near Kittery Point’s Spruce Creek was made larger by converting the garage into a living room. Photographed by Cheryle St. Onge - Produced by Marsha Jusczak Kittery Point is a bohemian community on the coast of Southern Maine. Far from the hustle and bustle of the outlet malls, it lies in a quiet world of harbors, saltwater creeks, and small islands. With its proximity to Boston and Portsmouth, it is surprising that this charming...

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Emerson House

GWP_York2011-16 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn Buffer It! JoomShareBar Designers Transform a 1719 Landmark into the 2011 Decorator Show House to Benefit the Museums of Old York Patricia Finn | Second Floor Landing Patricia Finn of Finn-Martens Design started her design by addressing the walls, which had been covered in dark, floral wallpaper. “Because it was a very large space I went with a very classic grass cloth,” she says. “It was in fashion hundreds of years ago—it’s still in fashion—it never goes out of fashion.” To give it a slightly updated...

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Online Inspiration

KenebunkKitchenTour_Kitchen Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn Buffer It! JoomShareBar A Kennebunkport realtor designs a kitchen after surfing the web The homeowner ordered much of the room’s lighting from lightinguniverse.com, including the oversized hanging lights by Jeremiah Lighting. The idea for the large lights came from viewing Mediterranean-style kitchens on houzz.com. Photographed by Greg West, Produced by Marsha Jusczak One doorway off the kitchen leads to a covered porch, which is cooled down on hot days by the palm-leaf fan overhead. The table is set with beautiful yellow and blue china discovered...

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The Ledges

Ceb_Kitchen Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn Buffer It! JoomShareBar Photographed by Rixon Photography Previously the site of a large chimney and fireplace, the kitchen has one of the best views in the house. To take full advantage of the ocean view, it was designed without any upper cabinets. A Gilded Age home shines anew on the rocky North Shore Andrew Carnegie, Jay Gould, Andrew W. Mellon, J.P. Morgan, John D. Rockefeller, Charles M. Schwab, and Cornelius Vanderbilt were among the great industrialists and financiers of the late nineteenth century. It was a...

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Captivating Cottage

Quid_Ext Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn Buffer It! JoomShareBar Quidnet cottage is ideally located a few steps from the beach. Photographed by Terry Pommett Imagine you’re in the middle of the Atlantic—ship-wrecked—more specifically, 26 miles out to sea by the coast of Nantucket, known as the Grey Lady of Massachusetts for its rolling blankets of fog. You find yourself lapping your way to an inlet…Sesachacha Pond on the easterly shore. As you flop facedown in the sand—Castaway style—you lift your spinning head to a pristine strip of deserted beach. Your vision grasps...

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Cragmere

ME0980_1_CC_3 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn Buffer It! JoomShareBar At Home on the Cliffs Photographed by Steve Rubicam New landscaping aimed to replicate the home’s original era and echo the coastal features. Cragmere now sits on 1.4 acres of lawn and gardens. The house provides views of the ocean, plus the Boon Island and Nubble lighthouses. New decking made of ipe, an extremely hard wood, was cut to fit around the stonework. A 25-foot-high entry foyer features the original stone fireplace and staircase. The designer stripped the latter to better expose...

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Round Island

Round_Island Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn Buffer It! JoomShareBar A Historic Property Gets a New Lease on Life Round Island, just off the coast of Portsmouth’s South End, is now a year-round residence for the Lassens. Photographed by Rob KarosisProduced by Marsha Jusczak   Before the renovations, the roof of the old New Englander was starting to collapse.   Walking through Portsmouth’s South End, it is hard to imagine this New Hampshire area was once declared a slum and that many of the antique homes were to be demolished. In the...

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Simply Elegant

Onthank_LivingroomOverall Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn Buffer It! JoomShareBar Restoring a 1910 Craftsman Home Photographed by Eric RothThe reception hall features natural woodwork, coffered ceilings, and original stained glass windows. A grand piano and ocean view provide the perfect backdrop for entertaining.     This 1910 Craftsman showcases the natural beauty of local resources and celebrates the craftsmanship and creativity of the artisans of yesterday and today.     Subtle faux painting of the ceiling in the formal dining room softens the room, allowing the view to take center stage.  

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Worth the Wait

Archibald_LvRm Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn Buffer It! JoomShareBar A Rye couple hits a home run with their rebuilt beach house Written by Crystal Ward Kent Photographed by Greg West Produced by Marsha Jusczak The cozy living room is set off by white columns rather than walls so family activities can flow easily from one space to another.     Tom and Barbara enjoy cozy lunches at the L-shaped island.     The bar is convenient to kitchen, dining room, and living area for handy access when the Archibalds entertain.  

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An Eclectic Vision

1011featuredhome6 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn Buffer It! JoomShareBar Blending cultures in a seaside home The cupola is almost 40 feet from the ground and features an inlaid compass that orients the home to the East. Photographed by James R. Salomon In the summer porch, curtains blow gently in the breeze. Vintage 1940s bamboo chairs surrounding a small breakfast table hearken back to summer camps along the coast of Maine   A mid nineteenth-century Burmese Buddha lends an air of serenity to the living room, which offers plenty of comfortable seating...

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Retro Style

Flop_Retro-Kitchen_2 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn Buffer It! JoomShareBar A COZY COTTAGE FROM FLEA MARKET FINDS Photographed by James R. Salomon Above: A collection of barbeque trays from the 1950s and 1960s are hung along the wall next to a painted hutch housing vintage glasses and dishware. The chrome dining table, discovered at a flea market in Rowley, adds to the feeling of a fun and funky beach house. Within walking distance of downtown Ogunquit, yet surrounded by woods, the summer cottage is in the perfect location for both fun and...

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Rooms with A View

Greg_West_Yrk2010-1 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn Buffer It! JoomShareBar Photographed by Greg West, Produced by Marsha Jusczak Above: After selecting a leather sectional for the family room, designer Barbara Vaughn realized large furniture wouldn’t fit up the existing staircase. “It ended up being quite an experience because we had to remove the windows and move the furniture in,” she says. HIGHLIGHTS OF OLD YORK'S 2010 DECORATOR SHOW HOUSE When the Museums of Old York chose the 2010 Decorator Show House, they knew they had a good shot at success. Twin Cottage...

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A Colorful Collaboration

Seaglass3-B Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn Buffer It! JoomShareBar Photographed by Nat Rea Two Designers Bring "Artisanal Style" to a Community Clubhouse Corporate interior design is not often thought of as vibrant, bold and energetic. For many of us, the term evokes images of beige walls, neutral carpet and unremarkable artwork designed to ensure that no one client, visitor or employee finds the surroundings distasteful. But then, few of us have ever seen a corporate interior designed by Renee Carman of Mandeville Canyon Designs and Stephanie Morrison of Morr Interiors. The...

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Zen on the Beach

Zen_Kitchen_72dpiRGB_ Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn Buffer It! JoomShareBar Photographed by Rob Karosis After a challenging design and construction process, this modern home has become a serene sanctuary showcasing the homeowners’ treasured art collection. Copper trim protects the home from harsh winds and inclement weather.     Nestled on the beach like a great galleon ready to head out to sea is a home that exemplifies simplicity and tranquility. The homeowners are a couple who are passionate about coastal living and the art and aesthetics of the Far East. Exquisitely crafted, traditional...

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On the Town

onthetown Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn Buffer It! JoomShareBar Photographed by Greg West - Produced by Marsha Jusczak   Condo living blends past and present in historic Portsmouth The living room invites relaxation with its cozy furniture and gas fireplace. Cherry bookcases fill one wall, while convenient storage is built in below. A leopard print ottoman adds a touch of fun. Peggy’s striking foyer features diamonds of black and pine. The dark squares are pine stained black to give the entrance hall a consistent overall texture.            

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