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Northshore Home Summer 2018

Northshore Home magazine highlights the best in architectural design, new construction and renovations, interiors, and landscape design.

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87 out the day, so finding the right hue was important," Alberts says. Local vendors provided most of the furnishings. "We're fortunate to live in an area rich with antiques," Alberts says, "with many great antiques dealers, in- cluding David Neligan Antiques and Andrew Spindler Antiques, both in Essex." She and Perryman also were drawn to local home furnishings businesses such as Muzio Designs in Essex. A handful of existing pieces of furniture were incorporated into the new design, Alberts says, with many of them reupholstered. Here and there are "off-the-shelf" pieces from online retail- ers, such as the kitchen stools and several side tables. The sumptuous rugs were sourced exclusively through Landry & Arcari in Salem. Perryman's cousin, Siobhan Daggett-Terenzi (owner of Cucina Design in Branford, Connecticut), designed the kitchen, working closely with Perryman, as she said, to achieve "the 'perfect' kitchen." The gorgeous auber- gine AGA stove is a favorite spot for Perryman. "It's the hub of the house," she says. "I'm happiest with my kids sitting at the counter drinking Irish tea, doing their homework, and telling me all about their day." From the beginning, Perryman had a vision for the house, and it has evolved beautifully. Today, her home has a revolving door of teenagers, as well as friends and sports equipment—and as Perryman says, she wouldn't have it any other way. "I renovated the house for a large family, Field of Dreams style," she says. "'If you build it, they will come—and happily, they did. I wanted this house to be the place where the kids and their friends hang out, and it is!" For contact information, see Resources on page 113.

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