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Northshore Home Fall 2018

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

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107 The couple agreed with Gagne's suggestion to have the kitchen flow into a designated dining space, which would lead to the living room area. Then Gagne worked with the owners to fine-tune their wish list for the space, which included brightening the overall area—ultimately achieved by adding a larger span of windows above the kitchen sink. The couple wanted a large kitchen island with a honed Carrara marble sur- face, where they could enjoy breakfast with their three children and spread out when serving and entertain- ing. They wanted a Viking range, Sub-Zero fridge, and two dishwashers, one on either side of the kitchen sink, for entertaining. "The other part of the process was the whole mate- riality [of the project]," says Gagne. "The home was a classic shingled New England-style home with lots of trim detail that we really wanted to preserve, but that wasn't exactly the wife's style. She wanted to bring a California boho feel to the space." The trick was finding a way to blend the two styles in a seamless, harmoni- ous way. Gagne's solution was to layer the space with vari- ous natural and contemporary elements, such as slung beige leather and chrome chairs to pull around the living room's funky wooden coffee table, cut like a

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