The compact size of the sitting room compelled designer Prudence Bailey to place a quartet of armchairs around an airy coffee table from Mr. Brown London.
A lacquered Arteriors desk, black Worlds Away coffee table, and an ebony ceiling add masculinity to this office; a blue wool sofa from Hallman Furniture helps ease the transition between the dark flourishes and the light walls.
A high-gloss ceiling enhances the family room’s sense of space, as do the iron-and-glass panels framing the entry to the adjoining eat-in kitchen.
In the modern kitchen, the nailhead design on the cornice above the sink echoes the sheen of the metal range hood.
A Julie Neill chandelier from Visual Comfort cascades from the entry ceiling. White coral, a nod to the nearby coastline, frames the Made Goods mirror.
Lucite chairs add flair and friction to the mix of modern and traditional elements in the dining room. A subtle animal theme is carried through from the chair upholstery to the horse-head sculpture sourced from Eleish Van Breems Home to the hair-on-hide rug.
Blue notes in the living room include a Precedent sofa and a painting by artist Fernando Varela. The nesting tables are from Pottery Barn.
Radman designed and installed the built-in desk and open shelving in the kids’ study.
The casual dining area is open to the kitchen with its minimalist cabinetry designed and installed by builder Mike Radman. Chairs from Four Hands surround the Gus* table. LEFT: Blue notes in the living room include a Precedent sofa and a painting by artist Fernando Varela. The nesting tables are from Pottery Barn.
The family room, which features a sofa from Eleish Van Breems Home and deep chairs by Thom Filicia, is furnished with comfort top of mind.
Designer William Lyon calls this the basement “chill zone.” Radman installed the cladding on the TV wall. The clients’ own oversized ottoman was reupholstered in a Kravet fabric.
The family’s goldendoodle, Pepe, runs through the entryway, past the console table from Interlude Home and the Arteriors Olympia mirror.
In the serene dining room, the custom Dunes and Duchess table is perfectly proportioned for the space. An easy-care Bowood Tweed from Perennials covers the chairs from Eleish Van Breems Home. The drum chandelier is from Visual Comfort.
In the office, the Phillip Jeffries Dojo Weave wallcovering in navy plait complements artwork from Arhaus. A striped Annie Selke rug pulls it all together.
Bold artwork from Natural Curiosities dialogues with the Roman shade in a Brunschwig & Fils fabric, while Kravet sofas express the plaid theme.
A comfy rust-colored velvet chair and matching ottoman beckon the family to sink in beside the living room fireplace. The gold frames on the mirror, fireplace screen, and artwork add a touch of glam.
Interior designer Damna Ferrara complemented the front hall wallpaper with a vintage bench reupholstered in the ochre colorway of Clarke & Clarke’s Dragonflies fabric.
In the dining room, the Nimbus resin bubble chandelier from Oly is the star.
Cobalt-blue glossy lamp shades by Currey & Company flank a large abstract in the dining room.
Stephen D’louhy’s hand-painted mural sets a mod mood for a teenage daughter, while a velvet headboard, shag rug, and mushroom lamp keep it groovy.
A sleek chair from Highland House provides a perch in the primary bedroom.
Roman shades featuring an embroidered fabric from Thibaut tie the room’s aubergine walls with its cream-colored carpeting and furniture.
The shop features hostess gifts galore, like the Wrappedrockz, collected river rocks woven with natural cane in New Mexico, displayed in the shallow bowl.
The couple salvaged furniture from across New England to be used as display pieces at The Spotted Hound. Handwoven seagrass baskets and straw basket totes—perfect for the farmers’ market or beach—perch on top of the hutch
For the housekeeping section of the shop, Flynn and her husband, co-owner Kevin Costello, sourced this sink from Facebook Marketplace. Costello built the sink stand from reclaimed barnwood.
“I love vintage scales,” confesses shop co-owner Caitlin Flynn. Antique scales, wooden tobacco baskets, and trunks comprise this vignette.
Light streams through a glass vessel blown by Randi Solin, whose work has been shown in museums and galleries worldwide. You can see Solin in action at Fire Arts Vermont in Brattleboro, a studio and gallery she founded with fellow artist Natalie Blake.
: Rhode Island School of Design graduate Carrie Gustafson’s Lattice Bowl demonstrates the artist’s prowess with intricate detail and light reflection. The rug is Antelope Ax by Stark
The work of two makers creates a captivating mix in the cozy study. Boston-based Niho Kozuru casts candles like her Large Pendant, Tower, and Pendant using antique finials and balusters. Two colorful baskets from Kari Lonning’s Hairy Basket series are an exemplary example of contemporary basket weaving. Artist-dyed pieces of reed woven into the baskets’ walls create the “hairy” effect.
Pottery from Lauren Gelgor Kaplan’s Twigs and Twine series makes a dramatic statement. The hand-thrown white-ceramic pieces are finished with a matte-black glaze. Kaplan incorporates collected driftwood that has been treated for indoor use. The five pods below the vessels are part of Berkshires-based ceramicist Paula Shalan’s Pod series. Each one is smoke fired, which lends an earthy color palette. A cozy throw handwoven by Humble Linens adds a layer of softness to the room.
A selection of handblown leather-bound vessels by Providence glassblower Jon Watanabe demonstrates the impact of massing like objects or collections. The ikebana vase, also by Watanabe, beautifully displays a simple Japanese-inspired floral arrangement. Interior designer Kate Coughlin wrapped the room in Crezana’s embroidered Bowden Square wallcovering.
Frances Palmer’s Four Ear Vase adds a whimsical note to the traditional living room. The ceramicist’s pieces have garnered a cult following due in part to Palmer’s thoughtful Instagram account. The chair is a Louis XIV gilt fauteuil armchair (circa 1930–1940) purchased at The Barn at 17 Antiques in Woburn, Massachusetts, and reupholstered in Pierre Frey’s Victor Hugo–Imprimé fabric. The stylized floral pattern complements the lines of the vase.
With a unifying all-white palette, these four pieces from Warner Wolcott’s Magnolia Ceramics and Warner Wolcott Ceramics feel graphic and sophisticated. The key to artful styling, says Karin Lidbeck Brent, is balancing various shapes, sizes, and heights to provide visual interest.
An inlayed antique nineteenth-century chest from Autrefois Antiques in Brookline, Massachusetts, acts as an elegant perch for Anna Kasabian’s High Tide at Island’s Cove. The sea provides infinite inspiration for Kasabian’s undulating porcelain forms.
Simon van der Ven initially formed his Shoji Pattern Vase on a potter’s wheel. He then carefully used an X-Acto knife and other small tools to draw his pattern onto the clay after it had dried. Van der Ven made the petite pierced porcelain bowl with a celadon glaze in collaboration with fellow Maine potter Mark Bell.
The cozy sitting area in the primary suite is a comfy place to read a book or have a morning coffee; the Charles Stewart chairs are upholstered in a Pindler & Pindler fabric.
The primary bathroom’s walk-in shower features Akdo tile that, according to the designer, “adds a modern twist to the transitional space.”
Pale silver Mark Alexander grasscloth adds a rich, comforting, fabric-like texture to the primary bedroom, which boasts its own private deck.
Galbraith & Paul’s Lotus wallpaper in the powder room off the foyer complements the adjacent room’s grasscloth and makes a subtle impact.
In the kitchen, a built-in buffet can serve small groups or a crowd. Pantries flank both sides. The cabinetry is painted Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter.
In the light-filled great room of this third-story condo, interior designer Anita Clark took her cue from the fireplace wall of Macaubas Oyster polished marble and opted for a design palette of taupes, soft blues, and whites.
Clark arranged the great room’s sofa and chairs so the homeowners can enjoy the view, the television, and the fireplace.
Blue grasscloth creates drama in the foyer.
The open-plan dining area, which connects the kitchen and great room, is anchored by a steel-and-glass chandelier, a custom-made dining table, and a Stark rug.
Albert also designed the primary bedroom’s headboard, which is inset with a mosaic crafted by his mother. Additional mosaics of hers flank the headboard, and she is also the artist behind the oil painting above the bed.
In the primary bedroom of architect Jacob Albert’s recently renovated condo, he painted the shelving Benjamin Moore Brookside Moss. A vintage chair sits beside a nineteenth-century French wine-tasting table, and Albert purchased the dhurrie while traveling in Jaipur, India.
The paneling and shelving in the guest room/study are painted Benjamin Moore York Harbor Yellow.
Custom built-ins line the combined living and dining area, which Albert furnished with vintage and antique pieces, such as the Moroccan side table and an upholstered bench; newer pieces include an Afghan kilim from Landry & Arcari Rugs and Carpeting and side tables Albert designed himself and had constructed in Maine by Tidewater Millwork.
In the living area, a collection of pottery from Albert’s parents joins an etching by Giovanni Battista Piranesi.
One of the biggest changes Albert made to the condo was closing off the kitchen from the entry and reorienting it to open into the living and dining area. He kept the kitchen’s petite floor plan but “tripled the storage capacity by wrapping all three sides with cabinetry,” explains Albert, who chose an Ann Sacks tile as a fun accent.
The guest room/study features a side table designed by the architect, a vintage rug that he purchased in Morocco, and a coverlet from a trip to Sri Lanka.
A pendant from Barn Light Electric Company hangs above a vintage table and chairs in the dining area, which is painted Benjamin Moore Stone Harbor and features a mix of tall wainscoting, built-in cabinetry, and drawers. The lamp post style lights are from Hi-Lite Manufacturing Co., and the sconces are from Circa Lighting.
Najnigier says the colors in the primary bedroom’s pleated printed-linen wallcovering remind her of a winter sunset. DiCarlo Upholstery carefully covered the sconce switches in the same Romo boucle fabric as the wall-to-wall headboard.
Romo wallpaper depicting an abstract garden envelopes the powder room.
The team at Bannon removed the concrete pad in the lower-level media room by hand in order to install radiant heat and polished concrete flooring. Najnigier painted the cabinetry Farrow & Ball Lichen.
The Doca kitchen cabinetry features cut-out finger pulls in lieu of hardware. Three Lawson-Fenning barstools boast Brentano vegan-leather seats and backs covered in a Romo fabric.
Najnigier loves the Kelly Wearstler for Visual Comfort pendants that hang above the waterfall island because of the marble spheres suspended from inside each one.
“The fireplace elevation was a form and function focal point,” says interior designer Jill Najnigier of the fluted-plaster design with its leathered-quartzite bench. “These clients love the entire woodburning experience including gathering the wood.”
The dining room’s fireplace had been boarded up with plywood, which Bannon Custom Builders removed, rebricking the firebox with bricks painted black. Note the ombre hardware that transitions from brass to copper to blackened steel on the cabinetry
Marble tile from Ann Sacks on the bathroom floor and walls features a faint blue undertone; one side of a teak bench mounts to the shower wall.
Najnigier designed the slatted-oak vanity, which was built by RF McManus Company.
Epure black burlap wallcovering by Élitis in the foyer and on the three-story stair hall makes for a dramatic entrance.
The shelves in the second-floor landing showcase family photos and the latest LEGO projects; the oversized glass bell jar lantern is by Formations.
The dry bar reinterprets the home’s original cabinetry, and an antique Seguso lantern found in London also nods to the past.
Clè tile gives the rebuilt sunroom a graphic punch; the Jensen Furniture sofa is a popular spot for the (extended) family to lounge, and here, Mike Oliva holds Clyde while Jenny relaxes with Booth.
“I never thought I’d live in a brick house,” jokes interior designer Michael Booth as he leans in the front doorway of his recently renovated home on Providence’s East Side.
The grand sofa by Hutton Collections anchors the seating group, which includes an eighteenth-century American wing chair from David Neligan Antiques. The abstract watercolor is by Booth’s longtime friend, San Francisco-based artist Andrew Belschner, while the boldly colorful area rug, which ties the room together, was purchased closer to home at Loominous Rug Gallery in Providence.
The new kitchen features Urban Electric Co. pendants, honed Vermont Danby stone, and counter stools by Sawkille Co.; “the rare Paul Philp vase, which sits out of harm’s way above the refrigerator,” says Booth, “is by my favorite ceramicist and found in my favorite city, London.”
The oft-lit living room fireplace, the largest of four throughout the house, takes the chill off during winter months; an art deco French ottoman discovered in Paris sits in front of a Louis XVI chair from Axel Vervoordt, both of which are covered in Fortuny fabrics.
We have great appreciation for the history and craftsmanship of old buildings,” notes SR Fine Home Builders’ Nick Vanasse when discussing the perks and challenges of rehabbing an older home like this.
A nook in the entryway houses an eighteenth-century Italian cabinet from David Neligan Antiques in Essex, Massachusetts, and a floor lamp from Venetia Studium in Venice.
“I never thought I’d live in a brick house,” jokes interior designer Michael Booth as he leans in the front doorway of his recently renovated home on Providence’s East Side.
In the dining room, “Italian Panoramic wallcovering by Iksel Decorative Arts brings the outdoors in,” says Booth, “like a fantasy version of our East Side neighborhood.”
Architect Mary Dorsey Brewster skillfully converted a family room and a warren of closets into en suite guest quarters; the handmade bed is from The Country Bed Shop in Ashby, Massachusetts.
The third-floor guest room displays a lively collection of illustrations by Charley Harper.
A Christopher Farr Cloth wallpaper set the color palette for the bedroom shared by the two oldest children, whose Jenny Lind beds from Crate & Barrel flank an inlaid nightstand their parents found on Etsy.
A restful, neutral palette dominates the primary bedroom, which features a Christopher Farr Cloth wallpaper and a ceiling fixture from Pinch.
In the primary bath, Jimmy Raiden Studio sconces flank a pair of Pottery Barn medicine cabinets hanging above a custom white oak vanity.
The heirloom piano was made in the Chickering & Sons factory a few blocks away. A quirky vintage game table, purchased online, contributes to the home’s collected look and indulges the family’s love of games and puzzles.
Serena & Lily wallpaper adorns this fifth-floor children’s room, which is connected to the neighboring bedrooms to foster togetherness.
An exuberant Zoffany wallpaper backs the bookcase in the living room, where a slipcovered linen sofa matches the homeowners’ dog
The owners are avid cooks, so designer Lisa Kreiling lined the back of the island with shelves to display their cookbooks. The custom cabinets are painted Farrow & Ball Elephant’s Breath and are topped with Vermont Danby marble. Brass mesh covers the upper pantry doors at left.
The dilapidated rear wall of this South End brownstone was demolished and then rebuilt using the original bricks. New folding French doors enhance the flow to the patio.
The same wallpaper greets visitors in the entry.
Architect Marcus Springer peeled back the floor between the first and second levels, creating a two-story light well that links the kitchen and living spaces above. It’s illuminated by a chandelier from Apparatus.
A chair from Kathy Kuo Home hangs from the ceiling of the third-floor playroom, which sports a wall mural from Anewall.
The framed christening gown once belonged to the wife’s great-grandfather.
A built-in banquette dominates the fireside family area adjoining the kitchen.
Mohair stools and a Verellen high-top table complement a Schumacher suede wallpaper.
To prevent fading, the Lee Industries chairs in the sunroom—enclosed by Tischler und Sohn steel-framed windows—were upholstered in indoor-outdoor Cowtan & Tout fabric.
Leather Made Goods chests flank the custom Verellen bed in the primary bedroom. The machine-embroidered wallcovering is by Schumacher.
The primary bath boasts a BainUltra tub with a House of Rohl filler, Carrara marble tile, and another Paris Ceramics fireplace.
Duffy enveloped the powder room in a Harlequin wallpaper and outfitted it with a WS Bath Collections sink, Brizo faucet, and Arteriors mirror.
Her office centers around a Made Goods faux horn desk. Duffy matched the millwork color to the niche’s Phillip Jeffries wallpaper. The gold ceiling paper is also Phillip Jeffries.
In his office, a Ralph Lauren light illuminates the dark bay window area, while a Visual Comfort ring pendant showers a conversation area with light. The rug is from Landry & Arcari Rugs and Carpeting.
The living room, anchored by a rug from Steven King Decorative Carpets, is open to the dining room, a sunroom, and a bar (not pictured). Lee Industries armchairs in Pavoni suede and a Bright Group sofa provide seating next to a Paris Ceramics fireplace; the chandelier is from Visual Comfort.
Some cabinetry and the kitchen’s central island showcase blue, the wife’s favored color, which designer Lisa Duffy also picked up in the Perennials fabric on the RH stools. Massive wood beams and white-oak floors add rustic charm to industrial touches like iron-and-glass cabinetry, steel-framed windows, and House of Rohl fixtures.
A custom island, open shelving, and cabinetry in various finishes give the kitchen a collected look.