Everyday we are reminded of the deep pools of design and artisan talent that reside in our tiny state. (Earlier this week, I ran into three local artisans ready to excitedly share news of their newest projects/work during a 10-minute run into the coffee shop for a mid morning tea. No August vacation time for these busy artisans!).
Many of the artists and craftspeople we work with went to RISD and are (thankfully!) staying in Rhode Island to launch their careers. Others are coming from New York, realizing that there are contemporaries here with whom to collaborate, while enjoying the lower cost of living and seaside benefits of the Ocean State. Like any state, we have our issues. But access to world-class designers and artisans isn’t one of them.
With commitment, I’ve actively developed my working relationships with local artisans and craftspeople for the past 12 years of my business. And now my fellow taste-designers are doing the same. It’s become a guiding principal of our practice.
So nothing gives us more pleasure than these words from a client: “I really want to work with as many local craftspeople as possible on this project”. Amen. And so we did.
Here’s a pictorial review of this Little Compton, Rhode Island project and a shout out to the local artisans and craftspeople who helped make this interior happen.
Only the best,
walnut counter stools are pitch perfect in this simple and honest Kitchen.
Big thanks to Stephen Plaud
for lending their craftsmanship to the Kitchen cabinetry.
Our friend David Ellison at Lorimer Workshop
contributed his talent and unerring eye to the dining table, living room console and coffee table in the open Living/Dining Room.
We worked, once again, with O&G Studios
and arrayed their chairs around the dining table, providing a no-worries approach to summer dining, just in from the beach.
The coffee table at home in the Living Room.
built the console and the grasscloth covered parsons table, to perfection.
The console at home in the Living Room.
The restrained and edited O&G Studio‘s
Atlantic Lowback chair is perfect in the lower level of the home.
luggage rack is a welcoming and functional accent in the guest room.
Dunes and Duchess
designs and creates their line of home accessories in nearby Connecticut. Our client loves their Lakeside chair in this custom color and poppy upholstery.
created this newel post cap for us, to punctuate the walnut and stainless steel balustrade.
crafted this headboard and nightstand designed by our own Wendi Dicely Scalora.