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

In Good taste | July 2020   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 […]

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Creative Atelier in Watch Hill

In Good taste | June 2020   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 […]

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custom home know-how:
the impact of your project

In Good taste | April 2020   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 […]

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your favorite before & after:
revisited

In good taste | April 2020 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 […]

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Project Peek:
Mackerel Cove Custom

In Good taste | February 2020 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 […]

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Sneak Peeks:
Summer Projects in the Works this Winter

In Good taste | February 2020 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 […]

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Project Slow Downs:
What Happens Behind the Curtain

In Good taste | February 2020 Project Slow-Downs: What Happens Behind the Curtain (or Drape) 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, […]

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Tips from the Tastemakers

In Good taste | January 2020 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 […]

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Top 12 Moments of 2019

In Good taste | December 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 […]

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finishing with art

In Good taste | December 2019 Finishing with Art: How to Develop Your Taste Not every client we work with has a collection of art waiting in the wings to light a spark of inspiration for a room, or provide the finishing touch at the end of a project. In fact, it’s pretty rare. (That […]

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custom home know-how: why shop drawings are critical

  In Good taste | November 2019 Custom Home Know-How: Why Shop Drawings are Critical   This week, we’re starting a series of posts that answer frequent questions we receive from clients before or during their project. Just like any industry, design has its own parlance. We try hard not to overuse design lingo, but […]

before & after

Nakupenda | before & after

      In  Good taste | November 2019 Sailing Summer Home  Translated, Nakupenda means “I Love You”. And that spirit of love was ever present in the refit of this 109’ custom sailing yacht. Designed by Ted Fontaine and built by Danish Yachts in Denmark at their Aarhas shipyard, she was completed in 2005 […]

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how to be prepared

  In Good taste | October 2019 Planning for Trying Moments in a Home Project   You’ve decided to embark upon the new construction of a home, or embrace a renovation of your existing home.  Good for you.  (Really, this can be positive experience despite what you or your friends/family have endured in the past.).  […]

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balancing act

In Good taste | October 2019 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 […]

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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, […]

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