SEACOAST LATELY’S HOME + INTERIORS GUIDE 2022!
From Newburyport to the Kennebunks, and Portsmouth to York, the Seacoast has been graced with an abundance of talent when it comes to creating beautiful homes. Whether you’re looking for a one-room transformation, a partial renovation, or ready to build a new custom home from the ground up, we hope you find this guide to be a helpful and inspiring resource toward making your current home your dream home!
Exeter’s oldest home furnishings and décor shop, The Willow, celebrated 22 successful years (and counting!) in business last month! Now that’s something to celebrate! Over the years, The Willow has responded to the changing design landscape and customer wishes, updating its inventory and offerings to meet your needs. The Willow is excited to announce that it is now carrying a selection of new furniture, lighting, art, and rug inventory for interior designers and homeowners to choose from. Come by the shop to browse through fabric selections, touch and feel area rug options, sit on a selection of sofas and chairs, and explore lighting and artwork options. Our inventory is constantly changing as we bring in new, exciting pieces that we carefully select. At The Willow, we are always striving to meet our customers’ needs and we feel confident you’ll love what you find in our shop!
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IVORY & BONE
Ivory & Bone is a full-service interior design firm that specializes in layout consultation, collaboration with architects and builders, and the selection of furniture, lighting, textiles, and accessories. Lead Designer Katie possesses a holistic approach to design. “My clients, whether they own a restaurant or a home, all share one common challenge… bringing a space together. This is what we do. It’s our job to define, amplify and execute their style. The space is theirs, not ours. Our sole mission is to leave a project with my client feeling relaxed and beautifully represented.”
SAGE MARKET & DESIGN
Sage Market and Design is a full-service interior design studio and shop located in Newburyport, Massachusetts.
Specializing in evoking a feeling of endless summer, their designs are inspired by nature and intended for everyday living. Blurring the lines between indoor and outdoor living, Sage incorporates contemporary lines and earthy textures into every design. Drawing influence from their surroundings – a blend of natural materials, textures, and patterns – Sage believes a successful project comes from a balanced relationship of architecture, design, and landscape.
In their downtown Newburyport retail shop, Sage strives to support artisans and makers from all over the world, selling unique one-of-a -kind pieces that directly support their craft and communities. Sage also specializes in outdoor and custom furniture, so when you step foot into their shop, you are sure to feel transported out of New England and into your favorite vacation destination!
DUQUETTE & COMPANY
Established in 1993, Duquette & Company fine interiors is a full-service design firm based in Kennebunk, Maine. Principal Designer Sarah Duquette is known for her innate sense of color and love of textiles. Sarah and the team artfully create interiors that are customized to their clients’ discerning tastes and lifestyles. View Duquette & Company’s full portfolio and contact information online, and keep an eye out for the firm’s new office on Route One in Kennebunk!
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. With Profile’s philosophy in mind, the team has designed a system to eliminate drastic cost overruns typically found in new construction, while providing an easy way for even the first time home buyer to build the most energy-efficient home on the market without confusion. What are the benefits to Profile Homes?? Learn about the unique building approach here.
FOREST + ASH
Forest + Ash Design Company is a full-service interior design company focused on creating beautiful spaces with a fresh and modern design approach. Co-founders Hanna Schaffer and Robin Drunsic work on both residential and commercial projects, with a focus on creating timeless and functional spaces that fit each individual client and his or her lifestyle. Whether working on a renovation, new construction, or simply redecorating a single room or commercial space, the design team prides itself on its interactive design process, and invests the time to understand each client’s needs, to ensure the final space represents them.
Do you know that Forest + Ash also has a retail boutique in downtown Exeter??
WORTHINGTON INTERIOR DESIGN
“Southern comfort meets New England proper” is the unique style Debra Worthington of Worthington Interior Design brings to the Seacoast—with clients residing throughout Massachusetts’ North Shore, Portsmouth and Rye, New Hampshire, southern Maine, and beyond! Originally from the south, Debra has been a professional interior designer in the Boston area for over 25 years, where she works in all genres of interior design for residential and commercial properties. This full-service firm offers clients a range of services—from individual room transformations and consultations, to complete renovations, architectural space planning, and ground-up builds—always resulting in projects that are timeless and functional, warm, welcoming, strikingly elegant and understated, and done, but not overdone.
LISA TEAGUE UPCOAST DESIGN
Lisa Teague of Upcoast Design has garnered international praise for her command of color. Classically trained as a decorative artist, Lisa uses color to set the tone for interior landscapes within the home, often echoing the natural exterior view points. Known for their impeccable standards, Lisa and her team offer full-service interior design, architectural specification and space planning, along with meticulous project management, while crafting beautiful, livable spaces for their clients.
“Life can be hard. Let’s make it pretty.”
KATE ANDERSON STUDIO
Kate Anderson Studio is a residential architectural and interior design firm serving the seacoast of New Hampshire and southern Maine. With over a decade in the industry, Kate has cultivated a style that focuses on clean lines and functionality, but never sacrifices comfort and beauty. By balancing layers of color with natural materials, interweaving styles, and merging old with new, she creates spaces that are authentic and expressive, all reflecting the individual character of each unique client. Whether you are starting a project from the ground up or reimagining an existing space, Kate uses a hands-on and collaborative approach and will be engaged every step of the way to ensure that your project is executed flawlessly.
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
Mend Interiors is a full-service residential interior design firm owned by Interior Designer Kasie DiNella. With over a decade of experience, Kasie offers her clients a variety of services, with design projects ranging from furnishing and decoration, to full home renovations. She enjoys the process of getting to know the unique needs and desires of clients, and finding ideal solutions to maximize the function and style of their spaces. She also infuses inspiration from the New Hampshire Seacoast into her projects!
AMY DUTTON HOME
From the interior, to exterior, to landscaping, Amy Dutton Home provides a “Whole Home” approach to home design. Amy Dutton Home is a boutique, woman-owned and managed architectural and interior services company based in Kittery, Maine. The firm’s design process begins with a sketch, ends with construction drawings, and all material selections are made before construction begins. In addition to custom home design services, the ADH team is busy developing a new online retail company to increase accessibility and affordability of its design offerings. Check out Abrigo Home on Instagram to stay up to date!
SUSAN DURLING DESIGNS
Susan Durling of Susan Durling Designs 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 Cod, and 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 for inspiration…
Nest is a gorgeous, whimsical, joyful, thoughtfully-curated boutique tucked in Portsmouth’s West End! The store features beautifully refurbished custom vintage and antique furniture, unique home decor, and a bevy of one-of-a-kind items, such as artisan jewelry, lighting, art, European antiques, resale fashion, vintage home decor, garden accessories, and more!
LIFE STYLED INTERIOR DESIGN
Life Styled Interior Design is a full-service design firm specializing in high-end residential and boutique commercial interiors. Owner and Principal Designer, Ashley Gallant, is innovative in her work, thanks to an eye for quality and a client-centered approach to business. LSID works in collaboration with architects and builders to execute each vision, allowing them to optimize interiors beyond the decor. From grand coastal homes to modern office spaces, Ashley and her team have created beautiful, award-winning interiors that are exclusive and perfectly functional for every client.
“I like to bring a sense of excitement into every space, without compromising the integrity of classic design. It’s important to me that every home we design doesn’t only spark that initial sense of joy, but continues to bring joy to all those who experience it, for years to come.”
SUMMER HOUSE FURNISHINGS
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! 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!
HOME DESIGN DOVER
Comfortably situated at beautiful Point Place in Dover, New Hampshire, HOME is a full-service boutique interior design firm and retail shop that serves the entire Seacoast region. HOME has everything we need when choosing the right materials for design projects—from upholstery fabrics and finish samples, to rugs, paint chips, shades, wallpapers, drapery, and much much more! Step into HOME’s retail boutique, and be welcomed to an inviting space that is built for guests to experience a variety of choices, while feeling supported by in-house design experts.
Weekender House is a spacious home décor showroom and design firm located in Portsmouth’s up and coming West End neighborhood. For eight years and counting, Weekender House has been offering a mix of modern and coastal home furnishings and a beautiful array of products. Browse the ever-changing room vignettes full of cozy sofas, throws, chairs, ottomans, lighting, and accessories galore! What makes Weekender House really stand out is its complimentary design services! The expertise of its design team makes Weekender House the go-to resource for both clients and designers alike.
Christine’s is a beautiful home boutique based in Rye, New Hampshire, that offers a large selection of art, upholstered furniture, housewarming and hostess gifts, modern accents, and beachy-chic accessories for your home. From rugs, pillows, throws, and linens, to custom couches, lighting, serving ware and more, Christine’s will surely provide beautiful additions to your home—whatever your style!
P.S. This charming boutique also sells clothing and accessories for women, and has a sister furniture shop located just down the street in North Hampton, New Hampshire!
HOUSE & HOME DOVER
House & Home is a beautiful home and lifestyle boutique located in the newly-built Pointe Place Plaza. Sister to local interior design business, Home (across the street), House & Home is an open space that offers a variety of lovely interior design accessories, gifts, gourmet pantry items, and pretty everyday goods.