Preserves Project Reveal

Preserves Project Reveal

Welcome to our Preserves project. This stunning home captures the beauty of coastal living with a transitional approach to the architecture and furnishings. A classic New England entrance with a custom blue door greets you at the front of the home. Once inside, a luxurious, coastal escape awaits. The architect team led by Chuck Sullivan of Sullivan + Associates designed a comfortable, custom home for the clients to put down roots on the island. Weaving ocean inspired hues and natural elements you’d find on the Vineyard, the interior design team captures the need for form and function. 


Architect - Sullivan + Associates
GC - Dukes County Builders
Landscape Design - Barbara Lampson
Pool - Atlantic Pool



Stepping inside to the entry, we are greeted by the serene color palette of seaswept dunes and led into the grande living space, centered around a stone fireplace and a large chandelier.



As a stylist in New York, the homeowner wanted to be sure that her island home still had a luxe vibe.  We made a point to select items that worked for the coastal setting of the home but still gave the client the  hint of city glam. One way we were able to do this was through the lighting in the home. Decorative lighting was a very important element throughout the design. Each piece was carefully selected to add a distinct texture or flair, echoing natural elements that one would find on the Vineyard, with an added touch of glamor.  



The natural, flat panels of calcite drape towards the center of the room in the living room chandelier. The color and texture are reminiscent of a seashell texture. 



Two extra long slipcovered sofas flank the stone fireplace in the living area. The Belgian linen fabric of the slipcovers is the perfect balance of rugged and refined, while the slim track arm of the sofa frame maintains the modern styling of the home. The custom pillows were fabricated in our own in-house workroom bringing in pops of ocean inspired hues and introducing patterns for additional interest. 

Driven by the homeowner’s love of cheetah print, incorporating patterns became a large part of the design concept. To tie a very bold print into something that maintained a note of subtlety throughout the first floor of the home, we brought various spotted fabrics in through the custom pillow package.

This hints at a larger part of the reveal, scheduled for this spring. 



In the custom kitchen, we’ve taken inspiration from the organic nature of the coastline. The kitchen island is painted in Evening Dove by Benjamin Moore, a hue that intersects blue and grey. The quartzite countertop brings in both colors, evoking a sense of the movement of ocean tides. 

 The pierced metal pendants over the kitchen island allow light to come through in a unique, dappled manner. 




The silhouettes and traditional sensibilities throughout the kitchen are balanced by woven counter stools and woven window coverings, bringing in coastal components. The quartzite slab is an amazing piece of stone, hand selected from a stone yard. The organic design of the natural stone paired with the marbled mosaic tile backsplash glistens in the light and brings a sense of movement to the space, reminiscent of a pebbled shoreline.  





No space is left unused in this home. Underneath the staircase leading to the second level, the dry bar adds a touch of glamor with an antiqued, mirrored glass detail. The base cabinets match back to the paint color of the kitchen island for a harmonious and cohesive feel.




The reclaimed pedestal style dining table brings a slightly rugged feature to an otherwise pristine space, taking inspiration from driftwood, hewn smooth by the waves as they crash on shore. The traditional frames of the dining chairs are balanced by a machine washable slipcover, giving them an air of casualty. The artisanal glass chandelier adds a dynamic and playful touch with multiple swirled glass orbs that allow light to shimmer through when lit or as light changes throughout the day. 



Connecting the dining room to the outside seating area, the screened porch understandably is one of the favorite spaces in the home. We love the simple symmetry of the four chairs and coffee table set up in this sun drenched space. 




Indoor outdoor spaces are some of the more common on the Vineyard, but just because a space requires function doesn’t mean that style should be sacrificed. Here, Austrian climbing rope frames the driftwood base of these outdoor chairs. The coffee table, rug and pillows are all also performance materials.




The intricate weave of the lounge chair and the rope detail on the ceiling fan bring a non-literal coastal touch to this space. The pillows on the chairs take inspiration from traditional African textiles, and add so much character to the room. 

We have loved sharing the first look of this project with you. Stay tuned for more from our Preserves project where we explore the outdoor spaces. 


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