2020 Excellence in Interior Design Winner: Classic Seaside
Rob Carty and Cristina Johnson, of TMS Architects in Portsmouth
Nancy Boughton, of Boughton Interiors in Andover, Massachusetts
Because renovation of an old home was unfeasible, the architects’ mission was to reinvent a new home that would celebrate the site’s rich history. A neutral interior palette includes colorful accents, such as ocean blue in upholstery, wallpaper and artwork. Modern interpretations of traditional lanterns and vintage yacht blueprint wallpaper are just a few examples of timeless ties to the site’s rich history.
Judges said: The soothing palette of this tasteful, coastal interior offers a beautiful backdrop to the spectacular ocean views, while the mixture of natural materials and finishes offers rich textural interest. The oversized, two-over-two windows offer wide panoramic ocean views with a nod to traditional New England farmhouses. The clean interior architectural details are well proportioned, giving interesting points of contrast throughout the home through the use of natural wood accents on white-painted millwork. The dark, metal finishes accentuate the decorative lighting and hardware against their light backdrops.