2017 Maine Home + Design Emmy Neilson-Levin spent some of the happiest days of her childhood on Great Cranberry Island with her three siblings. When she grew up and had a family of her own, she returned every summer to her parents’ home there. Over time Neilson-Levin’s parents acquired 50 acres on the island and gifted each of their… Read more »
How do you live? What inspires you? What gives you comfort? The answers to those three simple questions are essential guides to creating interiors that are inviting, joyful, colorful. And all about you. Your vision for how you want to live. Brought to life.
2017 Maine Home + Design . Classic and contemporary touches make this home a gathering space for generations to come. When her children moved away to college, Leandra Fremont-Smith’s client wanted to downsize, without sacrificing the ample space and comfortable atmosphere of a family home. In the gray clapboard colonial in Cape Elizabeth, Fremont-Smith, along with Southworth Builders, opened up… Read more »
2016 Maine Home + Design . The assessment of our health relies heavily on numbers. How well our bodies are performing is measured in neat, abbreviated units: BPMs and °F and O2 saturation. But when it comes to big-picture health and wellness, our vitality matters just as much as our vitals. How are we feeling mentally, emotionally, spiritually? What habits… Read more »
2015 Maine Home + Design Sometimes the bridge between everyday life and vacation is a literal bridge; for Heather and Alex Stephens and their family, it’s the one connecting the town of Trenton to Mount Desert Island. Every time they pass over it, even in winter, the Massachusetts family rolls down the car windows to let in the briny sea… Read more »
2015 Maine Home + Design For Leandra Fremont-Smith, this project began with a handsome shingle-style home whose living and family rooms were in need of a fresh update for a busy mother of four. “The goal was to install a contemporized scheme while using the client’s collection of beautiful antiques and traditional furniture,” says Fremont-Smith. Her challenge: to combine… Read more »
2014 Maine Home + Design Balanced and Beautiful Designer: Leandra Fremont-Smith Interiors Leandra Fremont-Smith’s clients dreamed of a dining room that was not only stylish but also conducive to entertaining. The dining room in their classical-revival-style home is centrally located on the first floor, adjacent to an elegant Carrera marble entryway. The challenge was designing the room to complement… Read more »
I have quite a few carpenter and contractor friends whose talents I admire immensely (and, I’ll admit, envy moderately). You know the type: talented and crafty, always making beautiful things with their hands. When it comes to their own houses, I always expect a project in the works—a remodel here, a new piece of furniture there. But then I’m reminded…. Read more »
2012 Maine Home + Design This Space, This Way: This living space inside a traditional Tudor home features strong gothic influences, a unique slate for Leandra Fremonth-Smith to create her interior design. Her goal was to seamlessly blend the furniture, art, and accessories together, while taking her client’s request for contemporary flare into consideration. “In order to keep the scheme… Read more »
Style Room by Leandra Fremont-Smith My inspiration and challenge is integrating color, architectural details, and the landscape. My goal is to transform a living space into an area that reveals traditional details paired with contemporary sleekness for a stylish yet comfortable place to call home. The first thing I do when evaluating a space is look outdoors to determine how… Read more »
2007 Maine Home + Design feature on the interior design and restoration of one of Mount Desert Island’s oldest farm houses.