If you follow us on social media, you’d know that recently we’ve been receiving what feels like a new shipment every single day. On our calendars at home, most of us have spring cleaning sometime around now. For me, spring cleaning also includes changing over my winter bedding to something better suited for summer!
We were so excited when we opened up a few boxes this past week and saw that our shipments of Avasa bedding came in. We have a new display bed set up as well as sheet sets/shams that you can take with you without having to go through the ordering process!
Though we’re still sticking to our neutral color palette, Avasa offers a wide range of patterns as well as colors to order, so come in and check out what we have! If you have an idea of what you’d like or need some help deciding, we’re always ready to help and can place an order for you.
Enjoy the spring weather and do some summer shopping at amy dutton Home!
Don’t you love barns? There is something about their simplicity, size, and function that help you lean into relaxing – both with your eyes and your soul.
Today, barns are used for much more than livestock and hay but HOW we are using them is when designers get to have a lot of fun and creativity.
We are currently working on designing a barn addition that will hold a workshop on the main (first) floor, a garage underneath with a shed area for the tractor, and an apartment above the workshop. The addition also includes a “transition space” that holds staircases both to the basement garage and the apartment, transitions height changes, and acts as a foyer entry for the workshop.
Who is our client? He is a woodworker/craftsman and he needs to be able to back his vehicle into the workshop with a 16’ piece of lumber and “rip” (or divide it in two length-wise) it on a table saw so the minimum dimension required was 32’. They also have older children with growing families, so an apartment space above the workshop with bedroom, storage, living space, bathroom and kitchenette (with a bonus of an outdoor deck) was an additional requirement. Lastly, because the business is run out of the house, there are subsequent work trucks and vehicles. The basement garage allows for indoor parking and extra storage for the growing company.
What are the existing conditions? The antique cape-style home was built in the 1800’s with an original attached barn. Currently, they use this barn as a garage, small workshop and “mudroom” transition into the house. There is a ramp on the side for second floor tractor access and storage which creates a very large scale barn. The key challenge to the entire project was to make the new barn roofline lower than the existing barn roofline and still fit in all the of client’s needs.
As you look at the perspective drawing you will see that we were able to keep the height lower than the existing barn as well as play with structure enough to accommodate all the interior layout challenges.
This is a really fun and creative project. Stay tuned on social media as we post floor plans and additional exterior perspectives (#barnadditionNH).
One of our most popular dinnerware lines at the amy dutton Home shop is Sabre Paris. Their products bring unique, fun, and quality accessories to your dinner table and we love them! Every week we sell more and more spreaders, from pink to mossy green.
Recently, we realized that for our newest Sabre order we needed to buy some spreaders that could match with any kitchen collection. When we saw these more natural designs with wood, ivory, and ebony patterned handles, we knew we had to get some for the shop!
Come on in this week to get some for yourself! If you don’t like the specific handle shape or pattern, we can order it for you. And if you have a gift to buy, these make the perfect present!
Also…we will be selling our Sabre lines through our e-commerce site so check back soon!
I first met Lisa Teague of Quiet Home Paints through a mutual friend and immediately knew that her design aesthetic perfectly complimented mine. I’ve always admired her work and believe that supporting other local designers helps the design industry of the Seacoast, so I thought I would write a blog post about her.
She started her career as a decorative painter over 25 years ago. Lisa, like me, was lucky to have clients that allowed her to use their homes as a blank canvas to develop and master her skills as a surface designer and painter. After working in the south of France and travelling the world, she found that working with her daughter, Andi, makes her the happiest. Lisa wanted to develop her paint design business using her non-toxic paint products, and Andi’s marketing and artistry expertise made the perfect mother-daughter duo.
The philosophy of Quiet Home Paints is summed up perfectly by their tagline, “naturally safe, simply beautiful.” They are a mother/daughter team that believes design should be beautiful, safe, and environmentally responsible. Their business model lives through their products, packaging, and even marketing materials. Quiet Home Paints are a truly non-toxic product, with no nasty carcinogenic binders in the products that many other paints have. What makes QHP special is that it isn’t just a line of paint. Lisa, as the design partner, took her years of as a color consultant and a painter and created color lines with true design knowledge and experience behind them.
When you work with Lisa for design, she typically recommends Quiet Home Paints. As a client, you can choose to work with colors from any large company, but why do that when you can have custom mixed and non-toxic paint from the designer herself?
To get in touch with Lisa at Quiet Home Paints, you can head to their website, www.quiethomepaints.com. You can order samples and paint right on-line and the paint shows up at your door step a few days later. To see Lisa’s design portfolio and check out some of her other services, head on over to www.lisateague.com!
Find her on facebook as well!
Believe it or not, summer is right around the corner…if spring ever decides to show. I’m most looking forward to the warm nights congregating with my family on the patio eating a fresh, summery dinner. Come the season of outdoor eating, I often switch out my more formal dinnerware for plastic plates and fun, nautical inspired glassware.
When our newest shipment of summer glassware arrived at the amy dutton Home shop, we were elated to break open the cases of these fun pint, wine, and rocks glasses. I can almost taste the fresh lemonade or ice cold beer!
Come on in to the shop this weekend and grab yourself a few sets of these fun and unique glasses. Eventually, the weather will catch up!