The time has finally arrived to showcase the 2012 South Shore Living Idea Home to each and every one of you and we couldn’t be more excited! You’re all invited for a free tour this weekend, October 13th & 14th from 10am – 2pm. Click here for details and directions. And here are some sneak peek photos and designer’s details to whet your decorating appetite. See you this weekend!
What better way to capture the natural surroundings of the Kingsbury Hollow conservation community than from a birds-eye view? So, up in a helicopter we sent our intrepid photographer to show you just how beautiful the Idea Home setting is. Look just to the left of the green park in the center to see the Idea Home tucked among the pine trees with scenic views for miles.
And what better time to visit Carver than October – cranberry harvest month! Our friends at A.D. Makepeace recently celebrated their 9th Annual Cranberry Harvest Celebration and have been busy harvesting bogs all over town. See the photo below for a view of the cranberry harvest from the Idea Home backyard.
The neighborhood and natural setting are gorgeous – agreed. But how about the inside of the Idea Home? Just as gorgeous thanks to the hard work of several talented South Shore design companies! Here are a few details about each:
Ethan Allen – First Floor
Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. is a leading interior design company and manufacturer and retailer of quality home furnishings, celebrating their 80th Anniversary this year. The company offers free interior design service to its clients and sells a full range of furniture products,window treatments, flooring and decorative accessories online and through a network of approximately 300 Design Centers in the United States and abroad. Stephanie, Alli, Cheryl and Angela worked together to select furnishings which would flow effortlessly with the natural setting of the Idea Home. The style is laid back yet sophisticated without being fussy including easygoing neutral fabrics and finishes which allow the eye to rest. . And the colors flow from room to room with a repetition of red, playing off the surrounding cranberry bogs. They also emphasized styling, “A room that hasn’t been styled just isn’t finished – even if the architecture and furniture are downright brilliant. It’s like getting dressed up and forgetting the jewelry and shoes.”
The Welch Company and Circle Furniture – Guest Bedroom and Bath
The Welch Company – Design Services: Caroline Warner, Owner/Designer has owned and operated The Welch Company for 20 years. Caroline is known for mixing patterns, materials and styles. She considers color, light and texture when designing a space. She listens to her clients wishes to create a stunning living space with special attention to detail. In decorating the guest bedroom and bath of the Idea Home, Caroline drew upon her signature coastal themes to create a peaceful, relaxing suite-style room where any guest would be tempted to stay forever.
Circle Furniture: Circle Furniture has been in business for nearly 60 years and has crafted a reputation that includes an eclectic, contemporary selection, fast delivery times for made-to-order items, corporate philanthropy, support of the regional economy, and most of all, fun. Circle Furniture offers unique, quality furniture for contemporary and traditional homes. Upholstered styles, such as sofas and loveseats, are all made-to-order. Customers are offered a wide selection, choosing from hundreds of furniture styles and thousands of fabric coverings. Working closely with Caroline, Cheryl selected comfortable yet stylish furnishings to complement the style of the Idea Home guest room.
Setting the Space – Master Bedroom and Bath
Setting the Space Interiors is a full scale interior design center with everything one needs to create a unique and stunning look for the entire home. STS Interiors will allow clients the ability to browse full catalogs from numerous manufacturers for everything including furniture, lamps, accessories, rugs, artwork and even window treatments. It will also offer customers the chance to work with one of their talented designers to completely customize the look of any or every room in their home. They also offer fabric samples from many of their manufactures allowing clients the chance to completely customize the furniture they choose to best fit their style. STS is also New England’s premiere staging company with warehouses full of furnishings and complimentary consultations for anyone interested in staging their home for a quicker sale at a higher price. Blair and Will created a “coastal chic” look in the Idea Home’s master bedroom and bathroom with a “coastal chic” look. The restful atmosphere is highlighted by soft gray, blue and green tones with shell prints and hydrangeas.
South Coast Hearth & Patio – Deck Furniture
South Coast Hearth & Patio is the region’s first choice for outdoor living with a wide array of deck and patio furniture. While their product selection is both deep and inclusive, the real difference at South Coast is the people. The staff has one goal in mind: to make your life more comfortable and enjoyable. They assist customers in selecting the perfect grill or the ideal outdoor dining set. Along with their product know-how comes their knowledge of the area. “We understand the climate and weather patterns experienced on the South Coast, so can confidently recommend the right products that will stand up to the elements.” Eddy, Janis and their team have created a comfortable setting on the backyard deck of the Idea Home – the perfect place to relax and take in the view.