Inner Space When Denise Davies’s clients, a German CEO and his American wife, relocated from Boston, they bought a Westport center-hall colonial—a traditional home squarely at odds with their modern sensibilities. It’s a design dilemma Davies is increasingly familiar with. “The next generation is moving from
Restoring a 250-year-old farmhouse appealed to artist Michael Quadland’s sense of nostalgia for his rural upbringing, his passion for historic preservation, and a simple need for more studio and gallery space. But it also had to do with a sense of permanence. Growing up as the child of innkeepers, Quadland would sometimes come home to find his
It’s easy to imagine losing yourself amid a profusion of heady roses or while strolling a linden allée. But finding such reverie in a garden where flowers and vegetables vie for attention? Not so often. Here in Washington, however, is an exception. Architects Charles Haver and Stewart
Every interior designer seeks to make a “house” into a “home,” but the decades-long relationship between designer Trudy Dujardin and client Jill Jordon is so deep and trusting, it takes that concept to an especially detailed level, right down to selecting the flowers on the table and arranging treasured keepsakes on bookshelves.
When someone wants a waterfront house badly enough, not even New England bedrock can stand in the way. Before they could even start building, the owners of the aptly named Laurel
Practice makes perfect. It may be something of a cliché, but it’s also a truism, at least for interior designer Leslie Rylee and designer/builder Dennis Fisher, who have contrived