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Design Diary: Hutker Architects Goes Graphic on Martha’s Vineyard

Hutker Architects coined a term for the style of home they’ve been busily building on Martha’s Vineyard for the past 25 years: “new regional vernacular.” Peter Cappuccino, lead architect on this project explains it as using traditional forms and familiar materials but applying them in new ways, while designing to suit a modern lifestyle.

Anne and Peter’s Vineyard home is a perfect example. I wrote about it in an article called “Vineyard Dreams” for the Cape & Islands issue of The Boston Globe Magazine on Sunday, July 20. I hope you will click through to read the story, as well as scroll down here for additional photos and notes.

Martha's Vineyard Home By Hutker Architects

There are both water and wooded views from the steeply sloping site. Here, the deck, which connects the public spaces of the living room, kitchen, and screened porch, looks north. Here, the master bedroom deck has an amazing view towards Nantucket Sound. From the corner, one can see the steamship ferry come and go from Wood’s Hole.

Martha's Vineyard Home By Hutker Architects

All the rooms enjoy what Cappuccino called “single width volumes,” meaning every room has at least three exposures. One ascends the stairs, enters through a single story space with a standing seam metal roof. To the right a two story space houses the kids rooms downstairs and guest suite, with a private stair. The two-story volume in the middle towards the back holds the master suite upstairs, also with private stair, and kitchen below. There’s also a family room behind that. The long room jutting into the foreground on the left is a double living room and dining room with cathedral ceiling. Decks and a screened porch run along the other side.

Martha's Vineyard Home By Hutker Architects

Courtney Fadness, who recently moved on from Hutker, designed the home’s interiors using a high/low approach, using fun graphic pieces. The Standishes, who have three college aged kids, wanted the home to feel cozy, but with plenty of pattern and splashes of color. Fadness says, “Since it’s nestled in the trees, rather than on the beach, we could play with a more saturated palette than if we had been tied to ocean hues.”

A custom diamond pattern sisal by Merida is the base layer that runs the length of the huge room. A Moroccan-inspired dhurrie by Madeline Weinrib defines the seating area above. The sofa is a custom piece by Vioski, upholstered in a linen blend by Romo. It has a notch cut out on the back for a console table, so when you approach from dining room, you see shelves on that side. Fadnes says, “It feels more inviting, and its sculptural silhouette looks beautiful from all angles.”

Martini side tables in red by West Elm provide pops of color and the  Madison & Grow “Elizabeth” wallpaper in “Peacock on Shimmer” adds an additional graphic element and a subtle touch of teal. The Danish modern chairs with blue velvet upholstery are from 1st Dibs. The colorful glass lamp is by Tracy Glover.

Martha's Vineyard Home By Hutker Architects

The dining room, which precedes the double living room space, is dominated by a live edge wood table with a steel insert and base that the couple found on 1st Dibs, along with a statement chandelier. The wood slat and metal chairs are outdoor pieces from Terrain, and the upholstered chairs add heft and height.

The Currey & Company “Bayside” chandelier is wrought iron hand-wrapped in abaca rope; a nod to the beach. She says, “The not too serious interpretation of a traditional form adds feminine curves; it’s a nice juxtaposition to the more modern and masculine table. It also helps fill the volume of the space, without feeling heavy or obstructing views.”

Martha's Vineyard Home By Hutker Architects

The wall on either side of the fireplace is painted teal, a color pulled from the Madison & Grow wallpaper across the room. The chairs have a nice back, so can be oriented towards the first or the second seating areas. Metallic gold dot pillow from Anthropologie.

Martha's Vineyard Home By Hutker Architects

Deeper into the space, pushing out towards the view, is the living room’s second seating area. The sofa and armchairs are Baker Furniture, upholstered in linen by Romo and a nubby brown fabric. and The assortment of reclaimed wood coffee tables are from Anthropologie, and the arc lamp from CB2.

Martha's Vineyard Home By Hutker Architects

The screened porch has sturdy teak sofas with indoor/outdoor cushions.

Martha's Vineyard Home By Hutker Architects

The kitchen is on smaller side, with a focus on the more practical aspects, The countertop is Caesarstone and the  the backsplash of stove is a river rock –painted cabinetry, tom Dixon pendants, the backsplash over the stove is a river rock, bringing outside elements in. The cabinetry have painted frames with frosted resin insets and the light pendants are Tom Dixon. The palette reflects the monochromatic contrast of white on dark found in several other places in the house.  The flooring in the entry and kitchen is budget- and user-friendly cork.

Martha's Vineyard Home By Hutker Architects

“Ribbed” by Ferm Living wallpaper in the powder room again shows the play of light and dark, and also brings in organic shapes. The sink looks like hammered metal but is actually porcelain. The homeowners found the mirror. A limestone counter sits atop a bamboo vanity that’s the same color as the bamboo floor. The Kohler single handle faucet is brushed nickel.

Martha's Vineyard Home By Hutker Architects

The kids hang in the casual family room, located behind the kitchen, to watch television.

Martha's Vineyard Home By Hutker Architects

Anne likens the experience of her airy master bedroom to sleeping in a treehouse. All the walls, as well as the cathedral ceiling, are painted pale blue, as it were a continuation of the horizon. Graphic rug by Dwell Studio.

Martha's Vineyard Home By Hutker Architects

The reclaimed wood bed and the reclaimed pine plank nightstands are from the Sundance Catalog. The large table lamps from Horchow boast striations that resemble layers of sand.

Martha's Vineyard Home By Hutker Architects

The upper deck outside the master bedroom is perched above the screened porch.

Martha's Vineyard Home By Hutker Architects

The guest room is outfitted with a wood-tiled West Elm nightstand and Thomas Paul botanical pillows.

Martha's Vineyard Home By Hutker Architects

The girls bedroom has bedding by John Robshaw.

Photography by Ken Richardson

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Get the Look: 22 Gray Sofas (and Meredith’s Living Room)

I put Montage: 54 Living Rooms with Gray Sofas together last summer, but never provided a shopping guide.  I created the roundup when I started to work on my friend Meredith’s NYC condo. We did it all remotely, and I haven’t even seen it yet, but she recently sent me a photograph. You can glimpse the edge of the gray Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Nicholas sofa. (The chairs are Jonathan Adler, the rug Angela Adams, and the mirrored console, she purchased years ago from Horchow.) I included the furniture scheme for the room, which I also never  posted. In addition,  of course, there are 22 choice sofas upholstered in gray, from leather to velvet.

Angela Adams Rug Jonathan Adler Sidechairs

 Snapshot of the completed (though un-styled) living room. Love the city view!


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And now for your sofas . . . 

 

 

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S H O P P I N G

1 Alicia’s Sofa, $2,475 at Mitchell Gold+Bob Williams.

2 Brackish Sofa, $3,500 through Coco + Kelly at Dering Hall.

3 Cleveland Leather Sofa, $3,999 at Thrive.

4 Veranda Sofa by Vico Magistretti for Cassina, $4,500 at Compasso, 1st Dibs.

5 Aidan Sofa, $2,199 at Crate & Barrel.

6 Sutton Sofette, now $509—$764 at West Elm.

7 Simone Sofa, $3,255 at Dwell Studio.

8 Karlstad Sofa, $599 at IKEA.

9 Curved Back Sofa, $2,950 through Lawson-Fenning at Dering Hall.

10 Frank Gehry Sofa, $1,300 at Hive.

11 Siena Sofa Bed, now £959.20 at Interior Addict.

12 Lampert Sofa $3,195 at Jonathan Adler.

13 Twilight Sleeper Sofa by Flemming Busk for Softline, $2,100 at DWR.

14 Club Grey 3-Seater Sofa, $1,499 at CB2.

15 Oscar Two Seat Sofa by Matthew Hilton for SCP,  $4,650 at Woonwinkle.

16 Panoramic Sofa by Barberosgerby for Established&Sons, $15,550 at Matter.

17 Neue Sofa by Baker Furniture.

18 Luma Sofa by Modern Outdoor, $4,999 at 2Modern.

19 Raun Retreat, £12,057 at Decorate Shop.

20 Cini Boeri Lounge Sofa by Knoll, $5,935 at Yliving.

21 Wide Arm Sofa by Niels Bendtsen for Bensen, $3,482 at Unica.

22 Spencer Sofa by Gus Modern, $1,999 at Room68.

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Sofa styles run the gamut, from low-slung and sleek, to those with wide arms or roll arms. If you really want to get comfy, opt for modular sofas, with corner sofas uk.

 

 

 

 

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Get the Look: 34 Blue Velvet Sofas

If you’re feeling inspired by yesterday’s montage of rooms with blue velvet sofas, here are some options you can buy. Granted, some are more aqua, and some are chairs rather than sofas, but I’m pretty sure they’re all velvet, and after all, variety is a good thing.

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S H O P P I N G

1 1940s Canapé by Carlhian, $3,801 at 1st Dibs Paris.

2 Curved Sectional Sofa, $1,859.99 at Overstock.com,

3 4/5 Seat Dandy Sofa, £1,190 at Maisons Du Monde.

4 Up 3-Seater Aged Velvet Sofa at Fab.

5 Edie Chaise, $649 at Urban Outfitters.

6 1960s Style Arm Chairs at Lawson-Fenning.

7 Clapton Sofa, $3,816 at My Two Designers.

8 Curvy Loveseat, starting bid $1.04 on eBay.

9 Christopher Sofa, $5,701 at My Two Designers.

10 Edward Wormley Dunbars, $32,000/2 at Coverso 1stDibs.

11 Arden Chair, $1,595 at Jonathan Adler.

12 Circa 1910 Edwardian Sofa with Ticking at Branca 1stDibs.

13 Mid-Century Love Seat, $2,899 on eBay.

14 Versace Blue Velvet Wave Sofa.

15 Pierre Sofa, $1,299 at Z Gallerie.

16 Sofa 3031 5, 48,500 SEK at Svenskttenn.

17 Old Hickory Tannery City Sofa, $3,959 at Horchow.

18 Jasper Corner Sofa, from £2,168 at Leigh Harmer.

19 Merrill Bros. Sofa, $10,450 at Nancy Corzine, V&M.

20 Mid-Century Sectional, $1,600 on Etsy.

21 Button Tufted Chaise Settee, $383.99 at Target.

22 Jazz Sofa, $829 at Funky Sofa.

23 Tuxedo Club Chairs, $2,500/2 at Rubbish, V&M.

24 Worlds Away Cameron Chair, $1,838 at Zinc Door.

25 Liam Sofa, $2,425 at Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams.

26 Chester Sofa, on sale, $649.99–$1,399 at West Elm.

27 Studio Sofa with Rosewood Veneer by Thomas Hucker.

28 Milo Baughman Wave Chaise, $4,800 at Showplace.

29 Butterfield Sofa, $3,695 at Jonathan Adler.

30 Baker Furniture Sofa, start bid $250 on eBay.

31 Desi-Lu’s Camel Back Sofa, $749 at Funky Sofa.

32 Chesterfield Sofa, approx. $1,505.40 on eBay.

33 Liam Sofa, $2,425 at Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams.

34 Deep Dream Sofa, £1,657.50 at Graham & Green.

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Deal Alert: Baker Warehouse Sale

Love the furniture collections of Barbara Barry and Thomas Pheasant? Both are by Baker. If you’re in the NYC area, take a road trip out to Jersey for the Baker Warehouse Sale. And you needn’t be a designer to go. Baker is offering consumers a large assortment of furniture and accessories, from case goods and upholstered pieces to pillows, lamps, and linens, at clearance pricing. A delivery company will even be on-site to help set up shipping arrangements (for an additional charge), or you can whisk them away yourself, on the spot, with the help of staff.

The PR gals at Baker were kind enough to send photos of a sampling of items that will be available. And here are the details too.

Where
Metropolitan Warehouse, 2565 Brunswick Avenue, Building J, Linden, NJ
When
Friday, October 9 (10 a.m. – 5 p.m.); Saturday, October 10 (10 a.m. – 5 p.m.), Sunday, October 11 (10 a.m. – 5 p.m.); Monday, October 12 (10 a.m. – 5 p.m.).


Baker accepts credit cards, cash or personal check. All sales are final.


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Top Row: The Laura Kirar Collection Teabox Lacquer Cabinet; The Bill Sofield Collection Tusk Table; The Barbara Barry Collection Modern Lounge Chair. Middle Row: The Thomas Pheasant Collection Banded Bolster Pillow; The Jacques Garcia Collection Lambswool Jacquard Throws; Collector’s Edition Chinoiserie Chest. Bottom Row: The Barbara Barry Collection Upholstered Bed; The Thomas Pheasant Collection Urn Lamp; The Barbara Barry Collection Round End Table.

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