The proposed project, a classic North Eastern, shingle and clapboard “Big Chill” house set just about 50 feet from Long Island Sound had beautiful, rambling proportions and great flow. It had been roughly 20 years since they’d last renovated. It was time to refresh and reimagine life at home with classic New England comfort and style. We had 23 rooms in total to redo without interrupting the couple’s seasonal use of their summer retreat. This included light-to-full makeovers of six bathrooms, the complete redecoration of all main living spaces, six bedrooms, the total renovation of the kitchen, butler’s pantry and breakfast room, as well as all conduit spaces and a TV/Rec room with billiard table.
TOM Interior Design Studio (made up of Tommy Smythe, Lindsay Mens Craig, Kate Stuart) created a wonderful blue and white vision of beachy wonderfulness in this home that exudes a classic/traditional vibe that keeps it from being too casual. It is also timeless and I imagine the owners will be quite happy with it another 20 years from now. (Photos: Virginia MacDonald)