Design New England Magazine

I want to thank Danielle Ossher and Design New England magazine for inviting me to participate in their “Selections” feature in the current July/August 2011 issue.

In each bi-monthly issue, Design New England features the selections of 3 design professionals – 3 different styles based on a particular theme or inspiration.  This time, our picks were aimed at the details of a home’s exterior that enhance the overall, big-picture of curb appeal.

The opening page is so vibrant, with dollhouse doors painted in Farrow & Ball colors.  Notice how clever the coloration of the word, “selections” (at the top of the page), mimics the door colors.

I am included in the company of Michael Ferzoco, of Eleven Interiors, as well as Danielle Ossher, herself!  I chose to embrace New England’s coastal history.  So, a traditional seafarer lantern is combined with modern elements in oil-rubbed bronze and natural materials, like the teak planter and coir doormat.  I also added a vintage cast iron sign – the “C” – a bit unexpected, and a different spin on the hand-carved wooden signs, street numbers and quarterboards typical of New England’s coastal aesthetics.   I wanted a juxtaposition of classic, sleek and rustic style while achieving balance with the use of simple, clean lines.

To view the full article and see Michael Ferzoco and Danielle Ossher’s picks, along with a list (and links) of the Resources, please visit the digital online-edition here.

Design New England is a regional magazine that focuses on design professionals and covers “…architecture, interiors, landscape, getaways, green, renovations, traditional + modern.”  For those of you that miss the defunct Metropolitan Home, as I do, this magazine fills that void and more.

images courtesy of Design New England;  “Selections” photography by Joel Benjamin, Produced by Danielle Ossher

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