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A Quaint Summer Retreat

2018 Maine Home + Design Magazine   This quaint summer retreat in Seal Harbor, Maine which was designed by architect Keith Kroeger, is a tribute to an original Fred L. Savage summer cottage. Kroeger enhanced the project with intricate wall paneling and moldings, an elaborate wood-paneled staircase with curved newels, and an elegant Maine granite surround for the living room… Read more »


ID Boston Magazine

ID Boston Magazine, Volume 8 .  What’s not to love about this bright, yet still cozy retreat in Seal Harbor, Maine? Designer Leandra Fremont-Smith has turned out bright and cheerful interiors with the perfect amount of gusto to hold up to the more salty elements of life in a small town on the southeastern quadrant of Mount Desert Island. …. Read more »


Reimagining History

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 »

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Modern Family

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 »

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Cabin Fever

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 »


Shingle-Style Roots

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 »


The Martha Blog

The Mount Desert Island Hospital Farmhouse Dinner 2015 Martha Stewart Blog A benefit dinner to support a good cause and a very important organization. . During a recent trip to Maine, I attended the Mount Desert Island Hospital Farmhouse Dinner. It was held in the century-old Farmhouse, whose gardens were originally designed by the well-known landscaper, Beatrix Farrand. . The… Read more »


A Harmonious Blend

  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 »

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Balanced and Beautiful

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 »

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A Designer House

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 »