Jeri Cerutti describes herself as “a one-woman shop focusing on world design domination one room at a time.” Working out of the Greater Boston area, Jeri offers interior consulting and one-day redecorating services through Simply Sophisticated Spaces to a variety of clients. Occasionally, a larger project comes her way which was the case when she met Reuben and Cynde Smith.
“Reuben had his eye on a former truck maintenance facility to become the home for his Tumblehome Boatshop,” Jeri says. Reuben grew up in the boatbuilding business, working alongside his father and uncle, learning the time-honored craft of building and restoring wooden boats.... Read More
A seaside home can take on a number of different personalities from your basic beachy style to a high-end yacht look. Common themes, however, that run through many beach homes include plenty of windows, a color palette of crisp white mixed with blues and greens, and nautical style lighting.
This gorgeous home, located in Narrangansett, Rhode Island, is a bit further up the scale from “basic” but, with some interesting lighting choices both inside and out, takes on a style that gives a nod to its waterfront roots plus a hint of industrial style too. The home was renovated under the careful eyes of Ronald F. DiMauro Architects and Pastore Builders.
In one of... Read More
If you ever live anywhere near the sea, the salt air gets in your veins and never truly leaves. For Sharon, today’s Featured Customer, growing up on the rocky coast of Maine gave her a love of all things nautical including traditional rustic style lighting.
“I grew up near the ocean and have always been enchanted by nautical lighting, especially caged sconces,” Sharon says. For her newly built home in Felton, Delaware, Sharon wanted caged lights for the hallway that would complement her style.
“My husband likes a traditional style while I like more modern and contemporary with a few favorite things thrown in,” she says. “I had been... Read More
The problem many people in coastal areas face when they renovate a structure are the myriad regulations regarding how you can rebuild. Architect Tom Hardy, of San Francisco, California, became very familiar with the laws in his state when his firm was selected to renovate a crumbling boat house on Tomales Bay.
“It took five years to get the permits,” Tom says. “It was essentially a shack that needed to be rebuilt before it fell down.” The boat house is located in a sensitive area next to a national park. When the permits came through, Tom and his staff quickly began their work which essentially had to match the footprint of the existing... Read More
Everybody’s dream home differs, not only amongst adults, but also between kids! If you’ve got a scrambling clan of youngins’, did you ever think to ask them what they would like most in their home? Of course, the usual outrageous plans exist, but there’s a way to bring their hopes and wishes to life.
Let’s say they dream of having a pirate ship in their room, full of slides and maybe even a gangplank. Sara of August Fields built the most precious bunk room for her boys, complete with four individual beds, set up in the style of cots aboard a ship. Stairs in the middle provide easy access for the kids to make their way into bed at night. On... Read More
Today, we’re on the last leg of the tour in our featured customer’s Orlando, Florida home. Neighboring local theme parks like Universal Studios and Disney World, his home is everything you would expect. Extravagant in it’s own subtle way, the modernized craftsman home incorporates industrial and farmhouse elements throughout. White enamel pendant lights in the hallway complement the over sized dresser turned console table, while galvanized light fixtures illuminate the driveway and garage long after the Florida sun sets.
Yesterday we showed you the home’s office lighting, complete with vintage wall lights to bring out additional nautical design.... Read More