18 Editor’s Note
20 Out and About
24 visit • A Family Affair
To revive an 1880s Victorian, architect
Gale Goff tapped talent close to home.
35 selections • Faux Focus
Tiles that look like wood, metal, or concrete are making a design statement,
and our three guest designers embrace
them for luxurious master bathrooms.
46 bath • Under the Stoop
Imagination and innovation turn a crawl
space into a tiny jewel of a bathroom.
54 design focus • Taking It to Hearth
In a 1775-style keeping room, a Rhode
Island native shares her passion for
62 artisan • Return to Splendor
A Rhode Island craftsman discovers the
lure of copper cookware.
70 local wares • Happy Accents
Colorful, handcrafted accessories for
kitchens and baths.
74 places • Luminous Expansion
The new Harvard Art Museums brings
intellectual as well as architectural
openness to an evolving campus.
80 icon • Theater of Miracles
How a printer and a dentist changed
surgery forever under Massachusetts
General Hospital’s “Ether Dome.”
86 middies • Call for Nominations
Honor the men and women who are
guiding the next generation by nominating them as a 2015 Mentor in Design.
123 et al. • Bright On
Bold appliances, micro-kitchens, and
high-style bath fixtures.
126 Advertiser Index
128 take note • Wheel of Fortuity
Hudson Discovers showcases a teen
departments january/february 2015
WE LOVE COLOR PREDIC TIONS, not so much because they tell us the future (They don’t. We have yet to see a room in Radiant Orchid, Pantone’s 2014 Color of the Year), but because the names of the haute hues are so preposterously pretentious. Could it be that someone finally got
through to our forecasters to, ahem, tone it down? This year’s colors have names that actually allow you to picture the shade in your mind’s eye.
Benjamin Moore, for example, has selected Guilford Green as it 2015 Color of the Year, a historic chroma straight out of an 18th-century English
village. (Last year the tone was an evasive Breath of Fresh Air.) Pantone, too, has a sensible name for its 2015 pick, Marsala, which is the color of
wine. Thankfully, Farrow & Ball got the memo as well. Its picks include Light Blue and Tanner’s Brown, a welcome change from the 2014 lineup of
Cooking Apple Green, Stiffkey Blue, Purbeck Stone, and (wait for it) Mole’s Breath. Please, don’t let us imagine that last one!
on the cover The clean, contemporary kitchen of an energy-efficient Vermont house designed by Brown
+ Davis Design. Photo by Jim Westphalen. story, page 116.