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tasteful exterior spaces, just in time for summer…

Current New England temperatures are far from our idyllic coastal summers, but our clients know warmer weather will be here before we know it.  Once here, our summers here are short-lived, for sure.

Those precious twelve weeks of summer means outdoor spaces currently in design and construction need to hit the deadline – with absolutely no delays.  team taste designers Megan Landis and Kevin Baker are currently at work putting the finishing details on summer spaces ready for this summer.

Interested in upgrading your outdoor living spaces?  Take some inspiration from our current projects below and reach out if we can help you make the most of our short-lived but sweet New England summers.

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A Perfect Pool Pavilion

Megan’s collaborating with a seasoned landscape architect and build team to design the interiors of a pool pavilion.  Her vision to let natural light into the space will become a reality with a circular window and trellis detailing.  After the sun sets, uplighting on the ceiling with exposed beams and sconces where they count, will transform the space for evening gatherings, too.

 

 

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Quintessential Newport Porches, Pergolas and Cabanas

Kevin, Michaela and I are working with Parker Construction and landscape designer Shiva Kunz to bring architect Jim Golden’s of Patrick Ahearn Architects vision for compact, yet high functioning outdoors spaces at our Newport restoration project.

Our client hosts large gatherings with as many as forty-fifty people, so flexible spaces that expand when needed are a must.  The built-in benches for extra seating at the patio help squeeze as many family and friends together as possible.  And the Cabana doubles as additional guest quarters when the party extends from summer evenings to the summer weekends.

 

 

 

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Furnishing Plan F-101

 

Exterior Pergola EXTR-100

the summer house tradition

summering in style

I had dinner at the Weekapaug Inn in Westerly, Rhode Island last week and while there, was reminded of the rich summer house tradition that serves as a foundation in the project work we do.

The Inn, beautifully designed and appointed by Taylor Interior Design, feels like a classic shingle style summer residence iconic to the Rhode Island coastline.  Upon entering the lobby, your pace immediately slows, manners improve and conversation flows.  There isn’t a screen or monitor to be found at the bar or in the lobby – just comfortable places to gather, connect and converse.
Weekapaug Inn photographed by tripadvisor.com

Weekapaug Inn.  Architecture b Arris Design. Photo by tripadvisor.

Weekapaug Inn Lobby

Weekapaug Inn Lobby.  Interior by Taylor Interior Design.

We strive to bring these same qualities to the summer homes we design – laid back living that encourages relaxation, but never forsakes style.  Finely crafted, beautiful details set the scene for sink-into sofas and chairs with a table for every drink and a lamp for every book to be read.  Even a game table for those chess games that only seem to happen during long, lazy summer afternoons.
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Wishing you summer days that let you slow down, in style.
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Photo by Robyn Ivy

A custom sectional takes the shape of the turret that overlooks the water in this Newport home. Interior by taste. Photo by Robyn Ivy.

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A Newport Living Room ready for the season. Interior by taste. Photo by Robin Ivy.

Photo by Nat Rea; Architecture by Leslie Architects

A Narragansett shingle style home with views of the water from the front and back porches. Architecture by Leslie Architect; Interior by taste; Photo by Nat Rea.

Photo by Nat Rea

A coffered ceiling and classic millwork delivers a traditional style, with pretty details. Interior by taste. Photo by Nat Rea.

Photo by Robyn Ivy

The summer sun setting in the stairwell.  Interior by taste. Photo by Robyn Ivy.

Photo by Robyn Ivy

Beachside candle light. Photo by Robyn Ivy.