EXTERIOR DESIGN

The Extraordinary Work of Carpenter & MacNeille

I came across the work of Boston-based architecture & interior design firm Carpenter & Macneille through an Instagram post a couple days ago. And am I glad I did!  They have an extraordinary body of work that's super duper inspiring. 

It all started with the most serene, award-worthy master bath I’ve laid eyes on, popping up in my Insta feed. She had me at hello.  The most perfect trim and panel work on earth. I went down the rabbit hole of exploring their projects further and I’ve learned a thing or two from simply dissecting images of their work.

Have a look -

Who else wants to lie in this bath like forever?   The paint on the trim is Farrow & Ball’s ParmaGray. It’s actually a cool blue, but let’s not digress into the ever fascinating topic of paint color names! :))

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Beautiful millwork on the upper deck & the french doors below.

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This porch is literal perfection.

A beautiful blend of materials and colors. A warm wood floor, white columns, an antique bench, urns and that statement black door - I love it down to the last detail (don’t miss the door knocker!). Crisp yet casual. Very New England chic.

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The entry to the same house. And extension of the warmth into the house.

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A bright, neutral kitchen - I like the paint color on the island and around the fireplace - a subtle contrast to the white walls and cabinetry.

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The closet that leads to the stunning bath in that first picture

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And here we have it! (this image is closer to the actual color of the paint). Dream bathroom.

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Another beautiful bathroom - all white, with polished nickel finishes.

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Love the wall tile in the shower (marble?)

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The countertop in this kitchen has beautiful edging - (it’s a triple-pencil edge if you’re wondering!) - a great detail. Substitute marble with a marble-like quartz and it would still look beautiful.

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A very dramatic entry.

Wainscotting up to the ceiling, a bold serpentine mirror, and a peppering of blue rugs & upholstery - pretty darn perfect.

 
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A warm and colorful bathroom with that custom backsplash. .

 
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I’m sure I’ll be coming back many times over to their portfolio. I hope you enjoyed that as much as I did!