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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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26 FALL 2018 S HOW ME A DESIGN ENTHUSIAST WHO DOESN'T love a kitchen renovation, and I'll show you someone who isn't a design enthusiast. With so many options and fun to be had, kitchen design, be it from scratch or a remodel, is so appealing because the sky (OK, the roof) is the limit. From classic whites and neutrals to pops of color, from traditional to modern and everywhere in between, mixing and matching preferences to fit client lifestyles is very much on-trend. That's why it's no surprise that local designer Holly Gagne, owner and principal designer at Holly Gagne Interior Design, has a plate full of plans. One of the designs Gagne and her team developed was recently featured as part of the 18th Annual New- buryport Kitchen Tour. The home, owned by Dolores Person, owner and broker of William Raveis Real Estate in Newburyport (which specializes in Newburyport kitchens nshoremag.com/nshorehome/ properties), and her husband, Rich, did not disappoint. A true reflection of its owners and of Gagne's personal design philosophy (to design for every client's unique lifestyle and priorities), the house, simply stated, was a standout. The entire design process was aided by Dolores and Rich, who presented Gagne and her team with a handful of images they really connected with, in- valuable data for Gagne and her team. The Persons were also open to new ideas and suggestions and to moving outside of their "comfort zone"—helping to create that delicate push and pull between client and designer that helps bring about outstanding results. Beauty, function, and flow are all given equal billing in a Holly Gagne design. Gagne uses words like "har- mony" and "solution driven" to describe her approach to design, and it shows. Her work flows, evoking a sense of peace and calm while still being highly functional. Farmhouse-inspired elements are given their due alongside more modern touches, including the bold color featured prominently on the kitchen island and sleek Carrara marble countertops.

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