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Interiors by Elaine Hovanisian at Nantucket Design & Home

The master bedroom was the original reason the clients reached out to us. The clients wanted a complete re-do so Elaine worked with them in choosing paint colors, bedding textures and fabrics and, of course, furnishings, floor coverings, accessories and locally commissioned artwork by one of our favorite artists. In the end, they were delighted and finally have the serene sleeping environment they were dreaming of.


Following in line with the lake house feeling, this retreat is a perfect spot to get away. Celadons, navys, grays and whites compliment each other and adding accessories in rattan make it all come together. Fluffy bedding, black-out lined woven woods and draperies make this room the perfect place for guests to retreat plus a quiet reading spot by the window provides even more relaxation...

Toiles, Plaids, Stripes, Florals... oh my!

The clients love toiles so Elaine happily searched for updated and fresh toiles to work into the design. A modern take on traditional fabrics and textures make this space so pleasing. Mixing the white and sand colored woven woods to balance with the colors of the walls, trim and bedding wasn't done by accident. The patterns play so well mixed together on the bed and the result is classic and pristine. The clients had a pine bookcase that we updated by painting it a lake blue. Elaine worked with our work room and gave new life to the clients' Grandmother's antique rocking chair by reupholstering it with a chevron patterned fabric.


Elaine found another perfect toile for the windows as inspiration for this room. Next came introducing soft hues of greens, grays and violets to mix with the denim blue toile of the draperies. The reading chair was done in a washed hemlock blue and then she added in a Belgian linen in a ash green for the duvet as well as a huron stripe fabric for the pillows. The natural light in this room was made for these soft colors.


Currently an office but one that will easily transform into a nursery. On the "must have" lists were soothing colors, rounded corners on furniture, a "crawlable" rug, and no low-hanging draperies. Elaine created a space that had it all. They changed the wall color to a colorful twilight, found the modern botanical pattern for the roman shades and added some calming accessories, like the original sheep artwork by Kitty Williams to bring it all together.

Their sweet dog, Ted, doesn't mind using it until the babies arrive.

As this space is a conversational spot connecting all of the four upstairs bedrooms, it was important that the colors were cohesive with each bedoom. Elaine worked with Ted, the golden retriever, to find a perfect leather color from his fur for this sofa; they found the ideal match with a soft camel colored top-grain leather. They decided on blue and gray tones mixed in subtle tribal inspired stripes for the ottoman and throw pillows. The look is complete with a traditional round braided heathered gray rug.


This room started with finding the perfect craftsman dining table and chairs in a smooth ebony color. Next was creating a locally-made custom sideboard out of alder. The ebony color was matched perfectly to the chairs and dining table. The sideboard features inset finger hardware, linear door handles, shaker doors with a mitered frame and 1/8" wood dowels to hold the collection of unique shaped large platters which are easily accessible for parties. The wide stripe grays in the gabbeh rug fit the craftsman style of the home and the river rock console lamps flanking both sides of the console complete the dining room.


Just off of the family room and kitchen, this secretary desk has a calming view of the backyard and garden. It's a serene spot to catch up on correspondence and is easily tucked away when there's company visiting.

Opposite the secretary is this wicker game table which is a beloved family heirloom. New cushions in a indoor/outdoor fabric make the chairs updated and comfortable year round. The nylon and wool in the braided rug under the table make it easy to clean and won't show dirt. The Lee Industries swivel rockers with a large scale buffalo check in twilight allow for conversation in any direction and bring the spaces together completely.

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All photos by the talented @Lindsey_King_Photography


Interior Design: Elaine Hovanisian Photography: Lindsey King Photography

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