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Our Go-to Kitchen Appliances

Home projects are like a roller coaster and kitchen projects are the more popular rides at the park.  Who better to ride along with you than a friend who’s been on it before – someone who can guide you through to the end.  That’s where team taste comes in.  One of the twists in kitchen renovations can […]

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Patti Watson
Why 2021 Completion Dates are Moving Targets

We completely understand. It’s so frustrating. It’s not just one delay; it’s multiple delays. Whether you’re building a new home or renovating an existing residence, deliverable setbacks are most likely profoundly affecting your completion date. So, how is it possible for your general contractor or your interior designer not to be able to nail down […]

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Find Your Kitchen Inspiration

We understand the huge role a kitchen plays in the everyday lives of our clients and we know how a kitchen renovation – done right – can do wonders for a home—and it’s value. Whether your kitchen just needs a light refresh or a full gut renovation, the best place to start is with some […]

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Not Your Typical Empty Nesters

_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Whoever says empty nesters should downsize never met our clients, Kathy and Doug. Just as their youngest moved out, they were already planning their next chapter in life—one with weddings, grandchildren and descendants coming together along Rhode Island’s southern coast—a home that will later become a family heirloom to be passed on to the […]

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House of Taste
Scott James

Scott James has been right where he has always been for the past 20 years–in Tiverton, Rhode Island, crafting custom beds from Maple, Tiger Maple, Cherry, Mahogany, Oak, Walnut, Ash, and Alder wood.  At the age of 15, Scott acquired an after-school job, sweeping the floor of Stephen Plaud’s 28,000 square foot woodworking shop. For […]

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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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