blog | ‘in good taste’

Patti Watson  |  taste renovation

balancing act

Preserving and Modernizing a McKim, Mead & White Masterpiece I’m often asked “what makes an ideal project for team taste?” My perhaps long-winded answer always starts by describing the quality of the client/project partner team and usually ends with something sort of emotional along the lines of  ‘we’re helping clients realize a dream they’ve long […]

Patti Watson  |  before & after

before, during & shortly after: elm’s view

  In Good taste | September 2019 As we say goodbye to summer, we also say goodbye to our clients and now dear friends at Elms View — our historic Newport restoration project completed in June.  The family returns to their primary home in Chicago, full of short-but-sweet summer memories made in their re-imagined home, […]

Patti Watson  |  before & after

before & after: honest + artful bungalow

The design assignment to renovate a bungalow and retains its inherent character sounds straightforward and appealing.  The scale is comfortable, architectural details are honest and an open floor plan creates a pleasing flow from room-to-room and from inside-to-out. Built in 1900, this Jamestown charmer had the potential to promise this simplified lifestyle.  Thankfully, our client […]

Patti Watson  |  design inspiration

big impact, small budget…

  Happy Spring everyone!  If you’re like us and are embarking on a few spring projects at home to freshen up your inside spaces, you’ll find this article from The New York Times “Making a Big Impact on a Small Budget” helpful. We did, and found it inspired us to share a few of our favorite […]

Patti Watson  |  design inspiration

take it outside

  tasteful exterior spaces, just in time for summer… Current New England temperatures are far from our idyllic coastal summers, but our clients know warmer weather will be here before we know it.  Once here, our summers here are short-lived, for sure. Those precious twelve weeks of summer means outdoor spaces currently in design and […]

Patti Watson  |  team taste

meet team taste member Ashley LeFebvre

  When designing a home, there are so many opportunities for a client to breathe their own personality into their space. We encourage it and it’s always been one of our guiding service principles. As a team we work hard to understand our clients’ unique vision and then refine it, synthesize it, and evolve it […]

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