Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Thinking Alike

I sometimes see the work of a certain Architect or Designer & think, oh it would be so easy to work on a project with them, I just love their style! And I certainly felt this when I saw Peter Breese's work. He's based in Martha's Vineyard in a wonderful New England style building he recently designed & built. His work reflects the simple, easy living style of the Cape & beyond, yet I can see so much of his design process easily transported to the relaxed summer lifestyles of Aussie beach houses & Kiwi bachs.

Never has an image I've posted ever got such a positive reaction from MOTH, he's redesigning our entry balustrades to incorporate this look as I write this! You might be able to take the old Rower out of the boat, but you can never take his oars away!

How good is the Breese Architects building, complete with Widow's Walk in Vineyard Haven!

Interior’s Studio Martha’s Vineyard (ISMV) is an Interior Design studio and antique furniture gallery right next door to Breese Architects.

Interesting design of this floor layout allow for several different areas to relax & enjoy.

Just love the clean, simple lines of this kitchen/eating space!

The staggered positioning of these window seats solidify Peter's clever, clever designs. The surfaces he's chosen for flooring & furnishings are family-friendly & very welcoming.

Sleek, modern lines with loads of natural light.

Unfussy design, practical lines & a soaring ceiling make this kitchen area a stand-out.

The use of natural stone in the fireplace & surrounds are truly inspirational.

Another simple, relaxed kitchen design.

Striking duck-egg blue paint on the walls, with that intensely beautiful print make for a dramatic effect in this bedroom.


  1. Wonderful. Wonderful. Wonderful. What else is there to say. xo Joan

  2. What a find Millie - and it's good to be on the same page with MOTH! Can't wait to see what he turns out on the balustrade!

  3. Thankyou sweet Miss Millie for filling me with artistic inspiration today. I am bestotted with the pear print on that wall and will have to go sketch now.
    Ness xx

  4. Wow, what gorgeous interiors - great spaces to live & relax in!

  5. Great photos, exactly the style that a kiwi bach should be like.

    I love the hanging lights in the bedroom, infact it is all gorgeous.

    A bientot


  6. Oh what an amazing house, it is very beautiful and I like the details. The room with the window seats is particulary wonderful and something I would one day love to have in my own house.

  7. The thing that I most love about these rooms is that they look so easy to live in - I feel as though even the kids would play nicely in such beautiful surroundings with enough space to escape from each other when need be. I can (shock horror!) imagine myself enjoying cleaning these rooms.
    Clare x

  8. Fabulous - love the huge windows in the kitchen, the light in there is wonderful. Loved looking at those....thank you!
    Simone :)

  9. I love these becasue they are so fresh and clean and modern, yet lived in and cosy. A hard combination to achieve sometimes. Another beautiful post. Thank you!

  10. Love the oar and that fabulous photograph of the sea in the bedroom. What a great sea inspired space that is!

  11. Hi Millie,tank you for passing by me! Is it winter in Australia, now??!!
    Wonderful wonderful pictures you sharing! I can understand Moth!
    Take care.Big and warm hugs, Mate

  12. How stunning! I actually gasped when I scrolled down to that first kitchen. Oh my goodness, how gorgeous is that? And then the stone fireplace. Wow.

  13. A wonderful home.I think my favourite bit is the natural stone fire surround. Clever design work, yet still simple and natural looking.

  14. I love the blue bedroom with the water print. It is clean and relaxed: the perfect weekend get away. David :-)


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