The kitchen was gutted and new custom cabinets by Crown Point
Cabinetry of Claremont, New Hampshire, were taken all the way to the
ceiling. The two cupboards framing the kitchen’s north-facing windows
have glass-fronted doors, which lighten the look and seem to expand
the view. Large white pendant lights with brass detailing are a striking
focal point above the island. Off the kitchen, a 375-square-foot deck
was transformed into a year-round sunroom.
The simplicity of the palette endures in the dining room. Linen
pendants and a trestle table offer both comfort and structure. Six-foot-tall, narrow botanical prints create a vignette by a bar cart. That rectangular geometry can be found in details throughout the space. “You
might not be aware of it,” says Tharp of the subtly repeated shapes,
For the master suite, a small bedroom became an
elegant bath. A marble vanity and oversize hand-cut
subway tiles are understated indulgences. To add “a little sparkle,” Tharp sourced a Capiz shell chandelier.
Aside from her signature dramatic lighting choices (“Lisa made
me appreciate lighting in a way I never had before,” says the wife),
Tharp allows spaces and people rather than a particular style to drive
her work. “I don’t have a look,” says the designer. “I have ingredients.
My inspiration comes from three things: architecture, setting, and the
clients — who they are and how they want to feel in their space.” In this
case, she says, “they were ready to go spare.”
“It’s a big house, but it feels natural,” says the husband. “We
wanted a fresh start.”
the master bedroom is a bright yet
peaceful respite. Natural textures, such as
the linen-blend upholstery on the custom
bed, provide delicate sensory input. A Capiz
shell chandelier from West Elm accessorizes
the master bath (below).