Thursday, March 21, 2013
A Home by the Water - Chilmark Style
A Home by the Water – Chilmark Style
Whenever we think of a home by the water, we think of the sound of the surf, the warm gentle breezes of summer, and a view of endless sky.
We also think of easy living spaces with at least the appearance of casual style and furnishings and art randomly selected over the years. That is the magic that designer Gil Walsh brought to a Chilmark, Massachusetts home that her client asked her to collaborate on.
Hardly a rustic beach shack, this 7,000 square foot home was newly built
with all the amenities that allow for year round living. Walsh worked closely with the architect (add name) and the homeowner to create a seamless whole that would reflect the essential spirit that she knew through instinct and experience her clients were looking for.
She says, “ In addition to working on the layout of the rooms to maximize light and views, it was thrilling to discover that the clients had a trove of heirloom furniture, furnishings and art that we could combine with newer pieces, giving the overall scheme depth and texture that it would not have otherwise have had. In the process we were able to subtly shift a few of the walls to accommodate some of the décor……a rare luxury that helped make the end result even more special.”
Based in Florida and Massachusetts, Gil Walsh specializes in creating highly personal home environments that are as satisfying for their lucky homeowners as they are for any of us lucky enough to visit.