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Concord Street  Gloucester MA
An original seasonal camp gets a new life and a contemporary loft

Concord Street

This house was originally a seasonal "camp" in Gloucester, MA. It was covered in asbestos and was structurally unsound. The renovation included stabilizing the foundation, taking out a central chimney to create an open floor plan, removing walls upstairs to create a roomy master bedroom/loft, and adding another bath downstairs for a first floor master as well. The house now has a brand new kitchen and 2.5 baths.

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Woods Lane  Ipswich MA
An Ipswich home built in 1792 gets an update, but it’s antique detail is preserved

Concord Street

This is a quintessential family house in a great neighborhood and on a great lot – near the river in Ipswich, MA. Nothing had been changed in this antique home in over 50 years and it was ripe for an update! On the first floor I removed walls and opened up the staircase to create an open floor plan. I also gained square footage, and valuable closet space, by enclosing and heating the back porch. Stained glass and other antique details were added to enhance the character in the home. On the second floor, I added a second full bath and a fireplace to create a comfortable master bedroom

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May Street  Beverly MA
This condo alternative gets a second floor master suite

May Street

This house was tucked away and ignored on a quiet side street, close to town in Beverly, MA. Creating a master suite on the entire second floor made this the perfect condo alternative. Fencing the yard and finishing a lower level walk-out room added both privacy and room to spare. A brand new kitchen and second full bathroom completed the renovation.

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Master Bath

Luxurious bath

This was a complete renovation for a client who worked for a luxury hotel chain. She wanted her home bath to be as nice as the baths that she visited through work. We enlarged her shower area and added a seamless glass shower door, gave her luxury fixtures, (including an 10-inch "rain" shower head) and added some buffed river stone as accent tile. Her vanity is finished with a seaglass countertop that lights up from below, and her heated soaking tub features a waterfall spout. Finally, she can find her vacation living at home.

Bathroom Solutions

Bathroom solutions

Top left: This client wanted the practicality of tile and granite in her children's bath, but still wanted it to feel warm. Incorporating a wood vanity, and using a different color tile around the tub kept the room from being overwhelmed by too much white subway tile. Top center: An affordable update to a powder room: new inexpensive fixtures, paint and new accessories.Top right: This room needed to be gutted on a budget. One way I saved money was by using inexpensive floor tile but I dropped in some accent tiles to create a custom look. Bottom right: This was a quick fix for an ugly laminate counter in this bathroom for the kids. I had glass tile installed on top of the existing laminate, which (surprisingly) gave new life to the scalloped sinks and bistro fixtures. Bottom center: I designed this custom vanity for a master bathroom where space was at a premium. The drawers maximize storage, and the wall mounted vanity gives the appearance of it floating in the bathroom. This design leaves the owners with more leg room, and enhances the appearance of space.

Kitchen Renovation

Kitchen renovation

This kitchen renovation was part of a much larger addition for this antique Victorian home. My challenge was to update the kitchen while using as much of the existing maple cabinets as possible. I designed a hutch which we painted black, and I incorporated it as an accent color for the room. But I gave the hutch antique wooden doors which helped marry the two cabinet styles. We refaced and painted the existing island, installed new granite for the counters and backsplash, updated the appliances and fixtures and hardware where needed—and the kitchen looks brand new.



A color consultation will allow you to paint with confidence—using colors that express your style (like this adventurous client did) and achieve your interior design goals. A consultation assures you that all your colors will flow cohesively from one room to the next. And it will also enhance your understanding of how colors, lighting, finishes, and furnishings can best work together.

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Manchester Essex Middle/High School

Manchester Essex Regional Middle/High School

Completed in 2009, The Manchester Essex High School and Middle School is three stories high, 155,000 square feet, and houses 800 students. The Building Committee asked myself and another interior designer to share the responsibility of choosing all of the school's interior finish work. This includes all the choices made for paint, fabric, woodwork, tile, carpet, bathroom materials, conference areas, administration areas and locker rooms. It also included the interior design for the new, state of the art auditorium and media center. We worked closely with the Mount Vernon Group Architects to make sure the project stayed true to their vision and that our choices adhered to the budget.