HOME SWEET HOME GUIDE 2020!
We are completely mesmerized by the incredible local talents that make our homes and environments brighter, happier, more beautiful places to live…
We can’t wait for you to join us in being inspired by a curated selection of amazing interior designers, architects, and builders of the Seacoast!
AMY DUTTON HOME | KITTERY, MAINE
Interior design, landscape design, and architecture, Amy Dutton Home is located in the heart of quaint Kittery Foreside, Maine. The showroom is brimming with textiles, furniture, lamp fixtures, artwork and more, which makes it easy to envision that refinished apartment over the garage or remodeled home by the beach. Ahhh, just the thought of them! Amy’s goal is to turn each client’s home into the one of their dreams. Her holistic approach blends interior, architecture and landscape design—a process she calls “Whole Home Design”. Start planning your renovation—book an appointment to view the showroom and meet with Amy—she’s down-to-earth, talented, and a pleasure to work with!
A FEW THINGS TO NOTE ABOUT AMY DUTTON HOME…
-Amy has an inspiring blog with helpful and informative content!
BRASS & PINE HOMES & DESIGN | PORTSMOUTH, NEW HAMPSHIRE
Pamela, of Brass & Pine Homes & Design, is a design visionary specializing in residential renovations, vacation property updates, and commercial space designs on the Seacoast and beyond! Passionate about home styling for local builders, Pamela often partners with local real estate agents to stage homes for showings. She is also a natural DIY-er extraordinaire, tenacious in the projects she takes on, and continually striving to perfect her skills.
Stay tuned on Brass & Pine’s social media accounts for some upcoming announcements from Brass & Pine that will surely light up the Seacoast!
A FEW THINGS TO NOTE ABOUT BRASS & PINE HOME & DESIGN…
-Pamela is very focused on being a part of the community and supporting small makers and artists she admires, for being unique and special. Follow Brass & Pine on social media, and you’ll see what we mean! -Learn more about Brass & Pine and see some of her beautiful work in our interview with Pamela!
CHRISTINE’S CROSSING | RYE, NH
A charming and oh-so-chic home décor, furniture, art, and clothing shop located in a beautiful historic barn in Rye, New Hampshire… Welcome to Christine’s Crossing!
Christine’s Crossing is a relaxed home décor and furniture oasis that has a large selection of well-kept antique furniture and beachy-chic accessories for your home—think rugs, pillows, throws, couches, linens, and more! Filled with local treasures and unique finds, including modern, vintage, coastal and city-chic pieces, Christine’s Crossing (and outlet store in North Hampton, NH), is a one-stop shop for a beautiful home!
A FEW THINGS TO NOTE ABOUT CHRISTINE’S CROSSING…
-If you’re looking for stunning pieces of art, Christine’s has an amazing selection!
-If you’re wondering where to put a piece of art you love, pop by the store and show Christine some pictures of your space! She has a keen eye…
DESIGN MAINE | KENNEBUNK, MAINE
Relaxing spaces, coastal accents, neutral color palettes, and just the right amount of color…sounds dreamy doesn’t it?? These qualities describe the work of Nicki Buongirono of Design Maine—a Kennebunkport, Maine-based interior designer who is talented beyond words. Whether it’s a waterfront escape or a home that you want to give a vacation feel or coastal influence to, Nicki will create a beautiful and tasteful oasis you can call home…
A FEW THINGS TO NOTE ABOUT DESIGN MAINE…
-Feeling inspired by the work of Design Maine?? Visit its sister business—Spaces—a sweet and happy retail boutique in Kennebunkport!
-You can also shop online at Spaces!
FOREST & ASH STUDIO | EXETER, NEW HAMPSHIRE
Forest & Ash is a full-service interior design studio based in Exeter, New Hampshire.
Co-Founders Hanna Schaffer and Robin Drunsic work with both residential and commercial owners to focus on creating timeless and functional spaces that fit each individual client and their unique lifestyles. The design team prides itself on its interactive design process, and invests the time to understand each client’s needs, in order to achieve the style they dream of, within their budget and schedules.
Whether working on a single room, an entire home, or with a commercial developer, Forest + Ash will create beautiful spaces with a fresh and modern approach!
A FEW THINGS TO NOTE ABOUT FOREST & ASH STUDIO…
-Forest & Ash also has a retail boutique in downtown Exeter, New Hampshire!
-Browse Forest & Ash’s beautiful portfolio!
HOME DESIGN DOVER | DOVER, NEW HAMPSHIRE
HOME is where the heart is… and it’s also a boutique interior design firm located at Pointe Place in Dover! Offering a unique selection of furniture and accessories at its beautiful 2,400 square foot retail showroom, HOME has something for everyone.
Christi and her friendly, professional design team are attentive, detail-oriented visionaries who excel at project management. From initial meetings and fabric selections, to warehouse coordination, delivery, and installation, your design project is always in capable and experienced hands with HOME!
A FEW THINGS TO NOTE ABOUT HOME DESIGN DOVER…
-HOME offers a variety of services including: floor plan designs, elevation and scale drawings, selections for paint, upholstery, dining and bedroom furniture, area rugs, carpeting, wallpaper, lighting, artwork, shades, blinds, shutters and fabric window treatments, among others!
-If you love holidays, learn more about “HOME-styled”—HOME’s curated, seasonal holiday subscription boxes!
-View HOME’s online gallery for some home inspiration!
HURLBUTT DESIGNS | KENNEBUNK, MAINE
Hurlbutt Designs creates distinctly refined, comfortable and one-of-a-kind spaces for your coastal home. Based in Kennebunk, Maine, Hurlbutt Designs offers full-service design and handles everything from a simple refurbishment to a full residential or commercial design project! Their stunning 5,000-square-foot retail store and design studio allows clients to easily browse, as well as visualize fabric and furniture selections.
Cofounder and interior designer Louise Hurlbutt’s love of art and antiques, classic design training, and extensive world travel, come together in her magnificent design work. She has worked on residential and commercial projects throughout New England, Pennsylvania, Florida, London, and New York. Her interior design work has been featured in many well-known publications, including Better Homes and Gardens, Country Living, and Hamptons. In Maine, her work has been featured in Maine Home+Design, Decor Maine, and Maine Homes by Down East magazines.
A FEW THINGS TO NOTE ABOUT HURLBUTT DESIGNS…
-Visit Hurlbutt Designs’ retail boutique in Kennebunk!
-View the design team’s impressive portfolio…
Photo Credit: Jeff Roberts.
LIFE STYLED INTERIOR DESIGN | PORTSMOUTH, NEW HAMPSHIRE
Ashley Kelley Gallant of Life Styled Interior Design, puts a fresh, bold, take on traditional design. As one of the Seacoast’s premier interior design firms, Life Styled Interior Design has created stunning & award winning interiors across the coastline of New England and beyond. Ashley and her team’s mission is to design appealing, yet approachable, spaces that their clients cannot wait to live in and make memories. Life Styled Interior Design is a full-scale interior design firm that focuses on whole-home design and new construction projects, but also offers services ranging from room-to-room decorating and color consultations, to remodeling & custom cabinetry design. Although they design interiors for living, Ashley and her team always make sure their work doesn’t compromise the beauty of the design itself—they want people to know they can have children and pets and have a beautiful, elegant home too!
A FEW THINGS TO NOTE ABOUT LIFE STYLED INTERIOR DESIGN…
-Timelessness will always remain the backbone of Life Styled’s design aesthetic; no matter what unexpected color palettes and pattern combinations you may see them choose, the team designs spaces to be experienced and enjoyed for years to come.
–Meet Ashley—She’s a HUGE people person and it’s one of the reasons she chose this career; she loves meeting and interacting with new people, every day. She also loves cookies and the color cornflower blue!
LISA TEAGUE, UPCOAST DESIGN | PORTSMOUTH, NEW HAMPSHIRE
Interior designer Lisa Teague of Upcoast Design has garnered international praise for her keen sense of color design and custom wall finishes. Never afraid to make bold statements with her home design, Lisa uses color choice to set the tone for interior landscapes in luxury homes, Seacoast cottages, and more. Lisa works out of her downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire studio, and travels for projects from Kennebunkport, Maine to southern Florida, and everywhere in between! Lisa has a beautiful eye and sense of design, and she’s an absolute pleasure to know…
A FEW THINGS TO NOTE ABOUT LISA TEAGUE, UPCOAST DESIGN…
-Lisa and her daughter Andi started an organic paint company a few years ago called Quiet Home Paints!
-View some of Lisa’s many beautiful projects in her online gallery!
MANDEVILLE CANYON DESIGNS | EXETER, NEW HAMPSHIRE
Mandeville Canyon Designs is an award winning, full-service interior design firm that has been creating beautiful spaces with a natural approach on the Seacoast for over 15 years. Specializing in kitchen and bath design, whole house renovations, and even exterior design, Renee Carman creates spaces that bring out the best in clients’ homes.
A mission to combine the joy and beauty found in nature, with a healthy home environment, allows Mandeville Canyon Designs to truly stand out!
A FEW THINGS TO NOTE ABOUT MANDEVILLE CANYON DESIGNS…
-Renee recently launched Joyful Home, which celebrates all things natural in design + wellness for the home!
-Back in the day, Renee appeared on HGTV’s Decorating Cents!
-Renee attributes her love of architecture and landscape to her California upbringing. Inspiration is all around us!
MARIWOODS | PORTSMOUTH, NEW HAMPSHIRE
Mari Woods’ Kitchen, Bath, Home is a boutique-style design showroom in downtown Portsmouth that specializes in built-in cabinetry for private homes. With an emphasis on kitchens and baths, Mari’s highly professional and original designs also encompass all living spaces requiring customized cabinetry—including home offices, media rooms, bar areas, mud rooms, pantries, and laundry rooms! At Mari Woods, the team believes design is a conversation that involves a lot of listening, and a successful result is one that meets your objectives—practical, aesthetic, and financial.
A FEW THINGS TO NOTE ABOUT MARIWOODS…
-We are absolutely in awe of the gallery of work featured on Mari Woods’ website… If you’re looking for inspiration, we invite you to browse here.
-MariWoods houses a downtown showroom that we absolutely love! Perhaps you’ll fancy a virtual tour of this beautiful space??
Photo credits: Brady Bathroom by David Murand, Morgan Karanasios, Britanny Fecteau, Todd Geig.
OTTER CREEK HOMES | PORTSMOUTH, NEW HAMPSHIRE
Otter Creek Homes is a construction & interior design business based on the Seacoast of New Hampshire that is focused on delivering a customer experience that suits the modern family. By building strong and lasting relationships with its clients, focusing on excellent communication and setting realistic expectations, Lauren and Chris Atwood strive to provide our community members with a safe and welcoming space to call home! Learn more about Lauren, Chris, and the team here, and take a peek at the service offerings from Otter Creek Homes!
A FEW THINGS TO NOTE ABOUT OTTER CREEK HOMES…
-Otter Creek Homes offers workshops throughout the year, so be sure to stay tuned on social media!
-Lauren & Chris are opening a life & home goods shop in downtown Portsmouth, Otter Creek Shop, this spring!
-Check out Otter Creek Homes’ lifestyle blog!
PROFILE HOMES | PORTSMOUTH, NEW HAMPSHIRE
Profile Homes was started with two things in mind: to build the most talked-about homes in New England, and to remain customer-focused in everything they do. Founded with a mission to provide the region with a customer-focused way to build high-performance, energy efficient homes with unmatched value, the goal at Profile Homes isn’t a simple one. The team builds homes in a way that were once thought to be out of reach for the average client—and at a guaranteed cost and timeline.
With Profile’s philosophy in mind, they have designed a system to eliminate drastic cost overruns typically found in new construction, and provide an easy way for even the first time home buyer to build the most energy-efficient home on the market without confusion.
A FEW THINGS TO NOTE ABOUT PROFILE HOMES…
-What are the benefits to Profile Homes?? Learn about the unique building approach here.
-If you’re in the mood to be inspired, take a peek at these beautiful home styles!
SOMMA STUDIOS | PORTSMOUTH, NEW HAMPSHIRE
Known as the firm with the personal touch, SOMMA Studios is dedicated to understanding its clients’ unique needs, and working collaboratively to turn their design dreams into reality. With over 20 years of experience in the Seacoast area, a vast network of builders, and a portfolio of projects ranging from historic remodels to innovative new builds, SOMMA Studios has what it takes to complete your project on time and on budget!
“We pride ourselves on taking the extra time to really get to know our clients, because in the end, we’re not just changing your space, we’re changing the way you live.” -Jen Ramsey, Founder
A FEW THINGS TO NOTE ABOUT SOMMA STUDIOS…
SUMMER HOUSE FURNISHINGS | RYE, NEW HAMPSHIRE
Experience a unique shopping destination on the Seacoast of New Hampshire at Summer House Furnishings, where you will find original art, quality furniture, colorful accessories and lovely gifts.
Design service offerings from Summer House Furnishings are available in all shapes and sizes—whether you’re looking to decorate an entire house, freshen up one particular room, or gain a second opinion on selecting a color. The team is always happy to assist you! Fabric selection and coordination is one of their greatest strengths, so let them help integrate color and space with fabric, furniture, artwork and other personal elements, to create a special environment in your home!
A FEW THINGS TO NOTE ABOUT SUMMER HOUSE FURNISHINGS…
–Complimentary in-store consultations are available!
-Summer House Furnishings has been in business for 21 years and is open Monday – Saturday, 10am to 5pm, all year-round!
SUSAN DURLING DESIGNS | PORTSMOUTH, NEW HAMPSHIRE
Susan Durling is a multi-talented independent designer who has been focusing on turning kitchens into beautiful masterpieces for over 10 years. From the Seacoast to Cape Code, Rhode Island to Maine, Susan has transformed kitchens and baths in a variety of homes—from traditional New England historic homes, to modern city condominiums! And she does it all with class, ease, and creativity—Just take a peek at Susan’s design philosophy…
A FEW THINGS TO NOTE ABOUT SUSAN DURLING DESIGNS…
-Read a few FAQ’s from Susan—they’re very helpful!
TOBEY DESIGN GROUP | PORTSMOUTH, NEW HAMPSHIRE
Three cheers for the Tobey Design Group as it celebrates 20 years in business this year! As highly experienced interior designers, Tricia Tobey and her Portsmouth-based team work hand-in-hand with their design-build teams to breathe fresh energy into spaces they transform. This vitality is fueled by seamlessly integrated layouts, custom-designed millwork, and selections of unique lighting, textures and color palettes, to create spaces with distinguishing details.
A FEW THINGS TO NOTE ABOUT TOBEY DESIGN GROUP…
-Tobey Design Group has designed many beautiful restaurants here on the Seacoast. Do you recognize any from this gallery??
-Oceanfront dining and upscale finishes create a beautiful blend in one of our favorite Tobey Design Group projects…
V. TODD & CO. | DURHAM, NEW HAMPSHIRE
The priority at V. Todd & Co. is to serve as a resource for both the client and the architect by creating a team of carpenters, tradesman, and artisans who work together on a project to ensure every detail is addressed and carefully crafted. Each project, inspired by their clients’ visions, are exceptional and elaborately tailored homes—be it a net-zero, shingle-style, or minimally modern home. V. Todd & Company executes the intention of that design via a streamlined building experience of open communication, cooperation, and exquisite construction.
A FEW THINGS TO NOTE ABOUT V. TODD & CO.
V. Todd & Co. was founded in Durham, New Hampshire by Vince Todd in 1986. Vince and his team have been making Seacoast homes beautiful ever since!
The company has worked on a wide variety of homes, but specializes in high-end, completely custom builds, extensive renovations, and historic restorations.
WEEKENDER HOUSE | PORTSMOUTH, NEW HAMPSHIRE
Weekender House is a spacious home décor shop located in Portsmouth’s up and coming West End neighborhood. A mix of modern and coastal home furnishings fill this former garage-turned-interior-design-paradise, with a beautiful array of products. Browse the ever-changing living room vignettes full of cozy couches, throws, chairs, ottomans, lights, and coffee table books galore! Make it a point to take a peek at the gift section, which always offers a tasteful display of candles, serving ware, napkins, and home essentials.
What makes Weekender House really stand out, in our minds, is that they offer complimentary design services! Call the shop or pop by the showroom and chat with the expert design team!
A FEW THINGS TO NOTE ABOUT WEEKENDER HOUSE…
-Inquire about complimentary design services!
WINTER HOLBEN | KITTERY, MAINE
Winter Holben is a multidisciplinary design studio that specializes in residential and commercial architecture projects, retail banking design, brand identity and wayfinding, environmental graphics, and brand strategy. Based in the heart of Kittery Foreside, Maine, Winter Holben believes in the power of collaborative architecture, big ideas, long-lasting relationships, and a small team approach. The Winter Holben team is made up of a talented, diverse, collaborative team of architects, brand experience designers, graphic designers, environmental graphics designers, and interior designers. You may recognize their work around the Seacoast in such projects as The Press Room, Great Rhythm Brewing Company, The Inn Downtown, The Wilder, and 3SArtspace, among others!
A FEW THINGS TO NOTE ABOUT WINTER HOLBEN…
Winter Holben believes in investing in bettering our community, both in the work that they do and in sponsoring local educational and inspirational events and spaces!
-We encourage you to take a peek at Winter Holben’s design portfolio—it’s inspiring!