Wednesday, January 2, 2013

New England Homes Magazine: Styling in 2012

With every New England Home story, the work of the most talented architects, interior designers, builders and craftspeople in the region is brought to life. This New Years Day, I proudly reflect back on some of the wonderful projects I've had the good fortune to style in our region. The following homes are among my favorite stories from 2012, each bringing a different look to the magazine.
winding staircase
Photo by John Gould Bessler

The art, New York Drippings, a stunning twenty-seven-foot multi-panel painting by Venezuelan artist Sigfredo Chacón in this home's entry is part of the modern Latin art collection that is showcased in dramatic ways throughout this home of classic architecture, appearing in our New England Home Connecticut summer issue
Photo by Jim Westphalen
Photo by Jim Westphalen
It was well worth the five-hour drive to find this well-designed timber-frame mountain home. The home’s dramatic style mirrors the breathtaking mountainside slopes. I was thrilled to find this home and work with Interior designer Jennifer Palumbo for our November/December issue.
Photo by Eric Roth, Styled by Karin Lidbeck Brent
Photo by Eric Roth
This early-1900s summer cabin restored to new splendor was a huge and exciting surprise. Sitting on the beach-y coast of Buzzards Bay, Cape Cod, we decided to feature it in our September/October issue. The home’s wood paneling mixed with a modern design creates a very successful marriage of a bygone era and today’s forward vision.
Photo by Jim Westphalen, Styled by Karin Lidbeck
Photo by Jim Westphalen
Styled by Karin Lidbeck
Photo by Jim Westphalen
In the most unlikely of places, I discovered a concrete house hidden along the Connecticut River in New Hampshire. Inspired by the designs of renowned Japanese architect Tadao Ando, the home combines concrete and glass to create a modern look. The home captivates views inside and out and is included this year's May/June issue.
New England Home Magazine feature
Photo by Michael Partenio
While touring projects with Lewis Interiors, I found this extraordinary, stately and glamorous Beacon Hill condominium, featured in the March/April issue. It reminded me that tradition thrives abundantly in the city of Boston.
Styled by Karin Lidbek
Photo by Laura Moss
One day last spring, in a quiet Connecticut neighborhood of historic and antique homes, I visited this avant garde and forward-thinking renovation of a 1960's contemporary, which I styled for the fall issue of New England Home Connecticut.
New England Home magazine
Photo by John Gruen
This family-friendly lakeside home was designed with children in mind. This room, from the September/October issue, gets my best kids’ workspace award combining ship-lap siding and vaulted ceilings to create a bright modern workspace.
Best patio 2012
Photo by Miki Duisterhoff
Lastly, this spectacular seaside home offers breakfast with a picture-perfect view! This photo graced the cover of our July/August issue.
My New Years 'Scouting' Resolution for 2013? Get more, innovative, diverse and beautiful home projects within New England!
If you have home designs that you would like to share, please send them my way. We would love to hear from you.

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