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House of Taste
Rosemary Hallgarten

Have you ever seen a rug that takes your breath away or one that is ‘the’ statement piece in a room?  There’s a reason for that.  Rugs have been designed by artists for centuries.  In fact, rug weavers once wove their names into their designs like artists who sign their paintings.  That tradition has sadly faded […]

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We found our new home.

taste is on the move… For the past 17 years, Jamestown has been an ideal place to begin and grow my business. As our projects and employee base has expanded, we’ve outgrown our current space on Narragansett Avenue.  By the end of August, we will be moving to 170 Aquidneck Avenue in Middletown. Our new-to-us building […]

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Welcome Rachel Duchesne

The taste talent pool has expanded again with the addition of Rachel Duchesne to our team.  With a deep and broad resume of experience, Rachel’s graceful style and well trained eye for detail is already benefiting our client projects. Rachel brings extensive experience from her tenure in luxury residential interior and private club design.  Add […]

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Welcome Ainsley Lawson

  We’re growing again and pleased to announce our latest addition to team taste – Ainsley Lawson, Interior Designer.  On board just five weeks, Ainsley is already making a significant contribution to our practice, lending a smart and experienced design eye to our work – wrapped in warmth and genuine care for our clients and […]

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A day in the life at taste.

  If you’ve ever wondered what it feels like to be mid-project with team taste, take a look at the following.  It captures the excitement and anticipation mid-construction as we get closer to the finish line on this whole-house renovation of Newport home we completed with Patrick Ahearn and Parker Construction. Looking to buy or […]

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Ready to make coastal New England your home?
We can help.

  We’ve heard it time and time again the past four weeks…. “We’re ready to leave New York / Boston / Chicago and make coastal New England our home.” Of course you are! We’re so fortunate to live, work and raise our families here in Rhode Island. Good schools and universities, a thriving cultural and […]

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Creative Atelier in Watch Hill

  We are thrilled to announce taste’s partnership with Isoude in Watch Hill, Rhode Island for Summer 2020. The Isoude + taste Creative Atelier brings together our shared commitment to artfully conceive and masterfully craft pieces – for the home, and for her. Katie Brierley, the creative director and founder of Isoude, and I share […]

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Custom Home Know-How:
The Impact of Your Project

  Do you know the positive economic ripple that occurs when you build or renovate a home? It’s tremendous and often invisible. And now more than ever, vital to the financial well-being of our communities. So how are top builders maintaining productive job sites for our shared clients? More importantly, how are they ensuring a […]

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Your Favorite Before & After:
Revisited

  I had a lovely call with longstanding clients last week while they were quarantining from Florida. We’re working on the renovation of their new/old Rhode Island home now, preparing for their hopeful return next month. (A big shout out to the Chuck Millard team for keeping the renovation moving along at such a great […]

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Project Peek:
Mackerel Cove Custom

  Spring is in sight, and we’re in full swing on summer home design and construction. Today, we’re sharing a sneak peek at our Jamestown Mackerel Cove custom home we’re designing and building with WKP Construction and Herk Works Architecture.   Our work with this top notch client/design/build team started last August – well before […]

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Sneak Peeks:
Summer Projects in the Works this Winter

It’s February and that means our studio is a buzz with activity.  This is our peak time preparing homes for this coming summer, summer 2021, and beyond. Walk in our front door and you’ll see plans, materials, mock-ups and samples on just about every flat surface available.  Designers are huddled together working through design details […]

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Project Slow Downs:
What Happens Behind the Curtain

  Quick story…  I had lunch with a top notch designer in a field that isn’t interiors tell me about her experience working with her interior designer while building-out her new construction luxury penthouse in Boston.  (This is a new friend, so she didn’t know me/taste when she started her project.  Too bad.) She’s a […]

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Tips from the Tastemakers

Design Ideas and Philosophies for 2020 We’re celebrating the start of 2020 with a gift – a collection of inspirational ideas and images to guide your interior projects this year.  (Plus, the more you read, the more you’ll find references to some of our favorite makers, designers and architects.) Here’s the view into what’s on […]

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Top 12 Moments of 2019

As we wrap-up the year, we’re sharing a collection of our favorite moments from 2019 – expressed in images.  Enjoy and best wishes in 2020!   We found abundant architectural inspiration in and around our client projects in Palm Beach.     Our collaborations with artists like Tracy Glover, expanded to new heights.     […]

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