Thursday, May 31, 2012

36 photos: North Shore Design Show 2012

with Cindy Barry, manager of Circle Furniture in Danvers

One of my favorite parts of participating in a design show is collaborating with others to bring my vision for the space to life. This year, I was fortunate to have a number of North Shore area businesses partner with me to create “A Modern Family Mudroom. Cindy Barry of Circle Furniture accommodated all of my design requests when I visited the Danvers location. Circle has so many pieces that would work in a mudroom ... from the cushioned bench to sit on, to the six-cubby storage unit (on wheels), to the small step stool with long handle (perfect for holding a backpack), to the black metal table with industrial looking crank ... I truly wanted to take each and every item home. And I can’t forget the gorgeous peacock print that set the mood and color palette for my vignette. Everyone loved it! 

wall construction: Howell Custom Building Group

Accessorizing the space involved a few trips to Home Goods and Target along with searching through my personal collection of props-on-hand and life-with-kids artifacts. When faced with a blank wall over the cubby unit, I decided this would be a great place to effortlessly gather those bits of paper that arrive in the mail or come home in the kids backpacks (think permission slips, artwork, invitations, etc.) to the saving-in-case-I-need-them-contact-numbers found on business cards and brochures. The artful install involved some kitchen twine, clothes pins and eye hooks. Couldn’t be easier, and it ends up being much more interesting to look at than a standard bulletin board. Plus I really wanted the mosaic tiled chalkboard on the other side of the room to be the main focal point combined with the honed black granite farmhouse sink and the amazing chandelier from Lucia Lighting hanging front and center. The living terrariums showed off the inspiring functionality of this space which was designed to help organize life’s everyday moments while providing room to create.

terrariums: Laura Thomson Design
wool carpet runner: Landry and Arcari
Stone Forest granite sink: Designer Bath
Runtal radiator panel: Designer Bath
dish towels: Turkish Towel Company
mosaic tiled chalkboard: Tile by Design
sconces + chandelier: Lucia Lighting
furnishings: Circle Furniture
skateboard: Eastern Boarder

with Lucy Dearborn of Lucia Lighting, interior designer Sue Adams,

I have been working with Sue and Beezee on the logistics team for the upcoming Merrimack Valley Habitat for Humanity Home Builders Blitz taking place next week in Lawrence (Designer Bath is donating fixtures from American Standard). Lucy Dearborn is also on the list of Blitz sponsors along with being my go-to-person whenever I need to illuminate a room. 

Owners Ralph and Jason Sevinor of Designer Bath were happy to see the Stone Forest potting sink get so much attention outside of the showroom. Designers and visitors all commented on its natural beauty and charm. If you want to see it in person, it is now back at its 97 River Street location in Beverly. Stop in or call to make an appointment (there is so much more to see with several new displays including collections from Kallista, Duravit and more being built as I write this post!)

Being able to showcase North Shore design-related businesses at the Wenham Museum Design Show this year was a lot of fun for me. Equally enjoyable was spending time with visitors, answering their questions, and meeting the other designers. Here are my promised photos from the week-long event. 

with my sister Linda 

with my dad Charles

with interior designers Rosanne Palazola and Katherine Hawkins

Same pose on two different days ...

with Suzanne Roche and Ashley Drinkwater of Northshore Magazine

a little boy who stopped by to check things out

interior designer Eric M. Haydel also checking things out

Eric in his gorgeous space: A Gentleman’s Library

with Wenham Musuem marketing director, Mary Barthelmes
in a space designed by Carpenter and MacNeille

Their space featured a 90th birthday celebration
(in honor of the museum’s 90th anniversary)

Artists and shop owners of Nightingale Arts of Salem

Interesting fact: I used to work for Marie Barron (far right) one summer when I was in college! She owned MVP Sports and I worked as a graphic designer on their weekly sales fliers. We were neighbors at the show - small design world!

I especially loved her painted windows combined with fabrics.

Camille Garro Interiors (Evie and Camille)
with Lawrence Perna, furniture maker

Pillows from Landry and Arcari, mantel and furnishings Lawrence Perna

Timeless Interiors tree house inspired space with hanging terrarium orbs

Designer Mary ONeill’s tranquil seaglass-colored summer cottage guest room

Tack room by Finn-Martens Design with an amazing antler chandelier

Honey Collins Interiors: cool blue walls, striking patterns, citrus infused

Very cool chevron floor painted by Zoe Design, table by Oomph

Designer, and ASID President-elect, Mary Beth Haggerty’s ode to My Fair Lady

An impeccable space designed by Jenn Sanborn of Sacris Design

Walsingham Gallery of Newburyport featuring North Shore art and artists 

A charming niche by John Kelsey and Sally Wilson

Two vignettes out of one: Wilson Kelsey Design 
read about the transformation of this room here

Director of the Wenham Museum, Lindsay Diehl

Thank you to the dedicated staff at the Wenham Museum,
plus the volunteers and show supporters who contributed
to making this year such a success. It was a pleasure
to be a part of the show!  xoxo yvonne

1 comment:

  1. Great post!
    What a nice event it was! Thanks for sharing.

    Have a look at more inspirational design:


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