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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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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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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 said, I’m working with two family generations right now with an outstanding collection […]

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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 sometimes it happens so I’m taking the opportunity to clarify. In posts like this […]

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How to be Prepared:
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.).  If you’re like the clients we work with, you are: excited anxious about what […]

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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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from the designer desk of candace langan…

Taste designer Candace Langan has been working her yacht interior magic once again…  For the past few months she’s been on a sprint to help our California-based client and new owner of a classic super yacht reinvigorate the vessel and personalize for his chapter of ownership. Our client acquired the then ‘Timoneer’ this summer and in addition […]

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from the designer desk of julia reinalda…

Taste designer Julia Reinalda has been hard at work doing what she loves most, and what has become her specialty the past few years: the design of custom furnishings and fixtures.  This time, it’s a tiered chandelier adorned with blown glass orbs lit from within that will hang in our client’s new dining room. Designing […]

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