GAIL RAVGIALA, EDITOR
this issue makes us want to go out and play.
We feature three swimming pools, two of them in gorgeous
seaside locations (The Cool House, Page 42; Ledge Life, Page
94). The third is in a breathtakingly beautiful garden that
makes up for its inland environs with a view of a man-made
pond whose stone paths and little granite bridges invite an
adventurous nature walk (Public View, Private Setting, Page
78). In Vermont, we discovered a gardener who is so crazy
for tulips she plants nearly 5,000 bulbs each fall. It’s a heady
moment when they are at peak bloom in spring (Tulip Extravaganza, Page 61), and she shares the joy with a tea party and
tour for friends. And what fun it is to visit Logee’s in Danielson, Connecticut (Legendary Logee’s, Page 64). This family-run business, which is celebrating
its 125th anniversary this year, is as much botanical museum as nursery. Its five greenhouses
are filled with the rare, the exotic, the frightening, and the beautiful, and the third-generation
owners keep adding to the inventory.
Even shopping is more appealing when it moves outdoors. In this issue, we scour the
Vintage Bazaar with designer Dina Holland (Flea Market Pro, Page 54), who gives us pointers on
how to make the most of plein-air antiques shows. We have our comfortable shoes, sunscreen,
and wallets ready for a new season of alfresco bargain hunting.
from the editor
Celebrating 25 years
of providing quality renovations
in the Cambridge area. Thank you
to all our clients, suppliers
and exceptional tradespeople.
matt delphenich is an architecture and lifestyle photographer based in
Somerville, Massachusetts. The son of two architects, he grew up with an
appreciation for beautiful design. Of photographing architect Andrea Zaff’s
house, he says,“having the opportunity to work with a designer in her own home
was something I couldn’t pass up. Modern aesthetics mixed with familial warmth
and functionality create the kind of environment in which I’m very comfortable.
It’s easy to feel at home when I get to work in spaces like this.” visit, page 24.
jim westphalen is a commercial and fine art photographer specializing in
shooting architecture, interiors, and landscapes. He is a regular contributor to
Design New England as well as many other national shelter and garden
publications. “I loved photographing this cottage designed by Tektonika Studio
Architects,” he says. “When you enter, you immediately get this warm and
inviting feel. The materials used, soothing color palette, and the attention to
detail made me not want to leave. It’s a place I’d love to hang out in any season.”
green mountain getaway, page 110.
charlotte albers is a garden design consultant and Houzz contributor who
lives in Vermont. The spring tulips at Natalie Harder’s home inspired her to try
new varieties in her own garden. “Tulips are easy to grow and make a great cut
flower,” she says. “Photographer Susan Teare really captured the magic of the
jewel tones, and Natalie’s eye for color is infectious. I’ve fallen in love with Orange
Princess, a double late tulip with streaks of purple, rose, and warm pink; it’s so
gorgeous combined with vivid blue muscari (grape hyacinth).” garden, page 61.
roberta dehman hershon is a publicist, writer, and the founder of Hope in
Bloom, a nonprofit organization that plants gardens free of charge at the homes
of breast cancer patients throughout Massachusetts. She contributes to several
publications, including Better Homes & Gardens, Traditional Home, and Country
Gardens. She received her first gardening lesson as a toddler after gathering a
floral “bouquet” complete with roots from her parents’ garden. “It was a treat to
visit the northeast corner of Connecticut to learn about rare and exotic plants at
Logee’s, one of the oldest nurseries in the country.” legendary logee’s, page 64.