Project Reveal: Cozy New England Colonial
When your primary residence feels like a vacation home, there is little need to venture anywhere else. Such is the beauty of our Cozy New England Colonial project.
The essence of a cozy Vermont retreat served as inspiration for refreshing this Wellesley, Massachusetts colonial (which was fully designed and installed during the Covid-19 pandemic). To evoke the warmth of a northern New England inn, we turned to textured fabrics, layered rugs, and a saturated color palette with warm hues that give depth and dimension to a space. We capped each room off with sumptuous furnishings that felt fresh and modern while maintaining a traditional New England sensibility.
With three small children in the mix, each room was designed to feel elevated and elegant, yet family friendly with durable fabrics and floor plans that allowed for easy traffic flow. The home’s formal library was updated to serve as a game room for the family, featuring a reading nook with a custom-upholstered wingback chair, a card table for playing board games as a family, and custom built-ins for ample storage.
The newly-designed first floor includes a game room/library, living room, dining room, family room, entryway, powder room and breakfast room. The home’s second floor features a newly refreshed homework room for three young children to work remotely.
Additionally, we partnered with Powell Fine Art Advisory to source cornerstone works of art that echo the spirit of New England, including a breathtaking landscape painting by artist Steve Rogers titled Aspen Road, which serves to anchor the dining room. Each work featured in the home was sourced from New England-area galleries M Fine Arts Galerie (Boston, MA) and Portland Art Gallery (Portland, ME).