After working as independent interior designers for several years, Robin Violandi and Caroline Warner opted to pool their complementary talents, opening their Scituate, MA-based interior design firm in 2014. Their projects have ranged from the complete remodel of a landmark Vermont farmhouse to the renovation of a Cape Cod summer home which has been featured in several magazines.
Indoor | Outdoor Living: Blurring the Lines
As interior designers working on the South Shore and Cape Cod, we’re always looking for opportunities to blur the lines between indoor and outdoor spaces. This is especially true when we’re working on a waterfront home. With New England summers so fleeting, our clients are very much of the carpe diem frame of mind when it comes to spending time outdoors and al fresco entertaining.
At this home, situated on several acres along the coast in Duxbury, our work included many of the interior spaces and extended to the home’s large terrace as well. The terrace spans the entire width of the home and our clients frequently entertain outside. We created an outdoor living room with weather-resistant furniture and outdoor fabric, and accessorized the space as we would any living room; with throws and pillows and a variety of décor elements.
This Cape Cod home underwent a complete remodel. Because we began working with the homeowners prior to the building phase, we were able to include a countertop in the kitchen which is set flush with the trio of windows over the sink. By forgoing a backsplash, we created the sense of a seamless transition between the kitchen and wooded backyard.
Our work in this Marshfield home, which overlooks the river and marshes, included a renovation of both the kitchen and living room. We worked with the builder in creating new storage space away from the side of the kitchen with the best views so that we were able to go without upper cabinets along that wall. This allowed the new design to include additional windows which maximize the view.
The spacious screened-in porch at this Scituate home opens directly off of the living room where our design included neutral colors with pops of red sprinkled throughout the space. We went with a complementary palette on the porch – neutral wicker furniture; deep red stripes in the rug – which works to blur the line between the two spaces.