design inspiration

the summer house tradition

I had dinner at the Weekapaug Inn in Westerly, Rhode Island last week and while there, was reminded of the rich summer house tradition that serves as a foundation in the project work we do.

The Inn, beautifully designed and appointed by Taylor Interior Design, feels like a classic shingle style summer residence iconic to the Rhode Island coastline.  Upon entering the lobby, your pace immediately slows, manners improve and conversation flows.  There isn’t a screen or monitor to be found at the bar or in the lobby – just comfortable places to gather, connect and converse.
Weekapaug Inn photographed by tripadvisor.com
Weekapaug Inn.  Architecture b Arris Design. Photo by tripadvisor.
Weekapaug Inn Lobby
Weekapaug Inn Lobby.  Interior by Taylor Interior Design.
We strive to bring these same qualities to the summer homes we design – laid back living that encourages relaxation, but never forsakes style.  Finely crafted, beautiful details set the scene for sink-into sofas and chairs with a table for every drink and a lamp for every book to be read.  Even a game table for those chess games that only seem to happen during long, lazy summer afternoons.
Wishing you summer days that let you slow down, in style.
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Photo by Robyn Ivy
A custom sectional takes the shape of the turret that overlooks the water in this Newport home. Interior by taste. Photo by Robyn Ivy.
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A Newport Living Room ready for the season. Interior by taste. Photo by Robin Ivy.
Photo by Nat Rea; Architecture by Leslie Architects
A Narragansett shingle style home with views of the water from the front and back porches. Architecture by Leslie Architect; Interior by taste; Photo by Nat Rea.
Photo by Nat Rea
A coffered ceiling and classic millwork delivers a traditional style, with pretty details. Interior by taste. Photo by Nat Rea.
Photo by Robyn Ivy
The summer sun setting in the stairwell.  Interior by taste. Photo by Robyn Ivy.
Photo by Robyn Ivy
Beachside candle light. Photo by Robyn Ivy.