Mid-Size Stylish Kitchens – Newburyport Kitchen Tour Pt. 2

Merrimack St Kitchen 1 mid-size stylish kitchen

Ready for some mid-size stylish kitchens? In my first post on the 2019 Newburyport Kitchen Tour, I showcased two larger kitchen spaces. Today, I’m sharing three houses which are smaller in scale, but certainly no less in style. Christopher Street Architect: David Keery Design  |  Interior Design: Holly Gagne Interior Design   This cheery yellow … Read more

Newburyport Kitchen Tour, Pt. 2, My Favorite Houses

Living room with teal blue chairs, hyde hair rug, cream leather sofa

  I’ve been blogging for the last week about the 2017 Newburyport Kitchen Tour here and here.  Today, my final post will feature my two favorite houses on the tour. I think they are my favorite because of the use of space, thoughtful kitchen and interior design decisions and a cohesive design style that fits … Read more

2017 Newburyport Kitchen Tour, Pt. 1 and the case of the missing design element.

  Okay, well, this really should be called 2017 Newburyport Kitchen Tour, Pt. 2 because I’ve already done a post of the gardens and landscaping. But this post and the next will showcase the kitchens and related interiors of the houses. I’m breaking it into two because I took a lot of photos and I … Read more

Travel Tuesday: Edith Wharton’s Gardens at The Mount

Edith Wharton The Mount view of house from gardens

A few years ago I was out in the Berkshires for the 4th of July and visited Edith Wharton’s famed estate called The Mount. I came across my photos again and thought that it would be worth sharing them again. My first video is a tour of the gardens of the estate. These formal gardens were … Read more

Kitchen Tour in Newburyport (and more!)

Newburyport Kitchen Tour 2016

Anytime I am invited to attend something in my favorite city of Newburyport in Massachusetts, I hop to it – regardless of distance (90 minute drive, without traffic) and traffic (two hours to get there yesterday!). So, I headed up to take in the annual Kitchen Tour in Newburyport which benefits the PTO of the Newburyport … Read more

Coastal Haven Showhouse in Newburyport, MA

Earlier this week I headed up to the Coastal Haven Show House in Newburyport, Massachusetts (my favorite city in Massachusetts where I lived for a few years). The show house was put on by the Museum of Old Newbury. The image above is an old one of the house before its recent renovation. At the … Read more

Yarn’s End: What a yarn shop should look like

I recently did the design plan for a yarn shop called Yarn’s End in Norwell, Massachusetts that I wanted to share. I’d done the design for their original location 3 years ago and was happy to tackle another location. Today, when I was in to take photos of the bathroom to share, customers were raving … Read more

XXX is in the Details: Upholstery

I’ve been gathering images of great upholstery details for a while and decided it was time to share them. When coming up with a (hopefully) catchy title, I thought about the phrase “the devil is in the details”. I wondered then, does this expression mean what I think it does? Often, we use idiomatic phrases almost … Read more

Project Replay: Boston Townhouse Living Room

  If you’re on Facebook, you’ll be familiar with the “memory” feature where they give you some of the highlights from posts from the same day going back several years. Today, mine was reminding me that this Boston townhouse living room project I did was featured in The Boston Globe Sunday Magazine on January 17, … Read more

Newburyport Holiday House Tour: Toppan-Whitney House

I wrote about three of the houses I visited at the 2015 Newburyport Holiday House Tour the other day, but wanted to share the Toppan-Whitney House in its own post because it’s on the market – so we get more insider photos! The Toppan-Whitney House is a brick Federal-era home built in 1804 and is … Read more

New England Design Hall of Fame Awards Dinner

Each year, the folks at New England Home magazine put on quite a soiree in honor of the current inductees into the New England Design Hall of Fame. This 9th annual celebration was held last night at The State Room overlooking all of Boston and it was a party to remember! A big congratulations to … Read more

Linda’s Dream House: Making An Entrance

I’ve always loved mural wallpaper, so what better way of making an entrance to the dream house than doing it up right in the front hall! First, here are some inspiration images I’ve been collecting for a long while. This first image is Suzanne Rheinstein’s New York Pied-a-Terre which features a gorgeous paper in the … Read more