added traditional accents and lots of funky finds.
The most important factor was that everyone who
would visit (the more the merrier, animals included) would
be kicking back and relaxing with bare feet and wet bathing suits. All the furnishings are meant to take a beating. In
the living room, Vaughan began with the sturdy, oversize
coffee table made with a black ceruse parquet top repurposed from a client project and set in a custom metal base.
She added a 12-foot-long sofa upholstered in a stain- and
water-repellent “nanotech” fabric. Vaughan says it’s not
unusual to see two people napping end to end, along with
six dogs (the Vaughans have two, one of their sons has
two, and a friend often brings her two) perched on the back
looking out the windows toward Minot’s Ledge Light.
Sloping wing chairs ($19.98 for the pair at Global
Thrift in Waltham, Massachusetts) reupholstered in turquoise velvet and a bench in a painterly ikat round out
the seating on one side of the room. On the other, four
spool chairs on casters and upholstered in an indoor/outdoor fabric are arranged around a cluster of hexagonal side
tables. It’s all movable, perfect for entertaining.
a concrete terrace provides space for outdoor cooking, dining,
and lounging by the ocean. In the dining room (right, top), a
medallion-print fabric covers armchairs repurposed from
Vaughan’s house in Newton. Foo dogs add an Asian flair while
seascapes are a touch of traditional New England. Rocks painted
by guests fill an iron bowl on the table (right, bottom), and a
collection of obelisks are arranged under a painting of a koi pond
from ModHaus, an antiques warehouse in Boston.