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January/February 2013

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fine living Hayes���s living room is a somewhat formal space, with floor-length window panels. A wing chair is upholstered in white mohair velvet covered with red crewelwork flowers. Both the fabric and the chair have ���an Early American feel,��� says Ann Wilson, Hayes���s interior designer. Treasure chest Opposite, Hayes���s stunning collection of china and silver on display in a china cabinet in her dining room. Mary Hayes moved because she needed space for inherited family furniture. While she was looking for a home for her antiques, she realized that she wanted more space for herself, too, and her 750-square-foot condo wasn���t up to the task. ���When my mother died, I knew that I would inherit a lot of antique furniture, some of it very good,��� Hayes says. ���I loved where I lived, but if I had to move, I wanted what I think of as a real home, with a dining room and a guest bedroom . . . I also wanted a real living room and a deck. I did not want to be at street level. And, I wanted to stay in the same Salem neighborhood.��� Hayes, who retired from the Massachusetts Office of Tourism, where she promoted the Commonwealth for group tours and headed up large events and conventions, has embraced her adopted city. Originally from New Jersey, Hayes has for two years chaired ���Christmas in Salem,��� the annual historic house tour organized by Historic Salem, Inc., and she is also involved in Hamilton Hall, another well-known Salem institution. Hayes not only found a home with all the elements on her wish list, but she also rejoices in the fact that the property was developed and furnished by women, including the architect-developer and interior decorator. 149 NSJanFeb13_FE_Home.indd 149 11/19/12 10:37 AM

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