Northshore Magazine

March 2016

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171 171 photograph by Joseph Ferraro "Your house should never tell you when it is time to leave home." That is how Lisa Bonneville, award-winning interior designer based in Manchester-by-the-Sea, explains the basis of good design. It's about more than flow and color and your beautiful personal things, though those, too, are important. It's about creating an environment that supports you for a lifetime. "Spatial layout, finishes, and furnishings work together to create a successful multigenerational home. For someone with hearing loss, you might put a wing chair close to a wall, where ambient room noise is less intrusive," she explains by way of example. "Good design has always been people-centered, both physi- cally and emotionally." Bonneville, who opened her eponymous firm in 1981, has developed a specialty in the field of accessible and universal design. "When I was 10, I had a brother born with deep physical and mental chal- lenges, and I also had a period in my

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