From Newburyport to the Kennebunks, Portsmouth to Durham, the Seacoast has been graced with an abundance of talent when it comes to creating beautiful homes. Whether you’re looking for a one-room transformation, a partial renovation, or ready to build a new custom home from the ground up, we hope you find this guide to be a helpful and inspiring resource toward making your house your dream home!
Nest is a gorgeous, whimsical, joyful, thoughtfully-curated boutique tucked in Portsmouth’s West End! The store features beautifully refurbished custom vintage and antique furniture, unique home decor, and a bevy of one-of-a-kind items such as artisan jewelry, lighting, art, European antiques, resale fashion, vintage home decor, garden accessories, and more!
KATE ANDERSON STUDIO
Kate Anderson Studio is a residential architectural and interior design firm serving the seacoast of New Hampshire and southern Maine. With over a decade in the industry, Kate has cultivated a style that focuses on clean lines and functionality, but never sacrifices comfort and beauty. By balancing layers of color with natural materials, interweaving styles, and merging old with new, she creates spaces that are authentic and expressive, all reflecting the individual character of each unique client. Whether you are starting a project from the ground up or reimagining an existing space, Kate uses a hands-on and collaborative approach and will be engaged every step of the way to ensure that your project is executed flawlessly.
MIGHTY ROOTS | GREENLAND, NH
Mighty Roots is an award-winning design-build company, whose goal is to build happy homes, happy communities, and, in turn happy lives! Their projects stand the test of time as they implement an integrative process, keeping durability, efficiency, health, and function at the forefront of their work. In addition to high performing new homes and large renovations, they also design and build beautiful, custom cabinetry, making each space truly MIGHTY. They complete jobs in an honest and respectful way. Each of their employees is a superb craftsman and every project is unique.
TOBEY DESIGN GROUP | KITTERY POINT, MAINE
Tobey Design Group is a full-service interior and exterior design firm, with over 20 years of expertise in residential, hospitality, and commercial design. Tricia Tobey and her team specialize in creating environments that reflect their clients’ vision with distinguishing details, such as seamlessly integrated layouts, custom-designed millwork, unique lighting, and hand-selected materials and finishes. Tobey Design Group prides itself on the collaborative relationships formed with clients, architects, and contractors, to ensure projects stay on time and within budget.
SAGE MARKET & DESIGN | NEWBURYPORT, MA
Sage Market and Design is a full-service interior design studio and shop located in the heart of Newburyport, Massachusetts.
Specializing in evoking a feeling of endless summer, Sage Market and Design’s designs are inspired by nature and intended for everyday living.
In its shop, Sage strives to support artisans and makers from all over the world, selling unique one-of-a-kind pieces that directly support their craft and communities. They also specialize in outdoor and custom furniture! Photos by Freebird Photography.
WORTHINGTON INTERIOR DESIGN | NEWBURYPORT, MA
“Southern comfort meets New England proper” is the unique combination Debra Worthington of Worthington Interior Design brings to the Seacoast! Originally from the south, Debra has been a professional Interior Designer in the Boston area for over 25 years, where she works in all genres of interior design for residential and commercial properties. This full-service firm offers clients a range of services—from individual room transformations and consultations, to complete renovations, architectural space planning, and ground-up builds—always resulting in projects that are timeless and functional, warm, welcoming, strikingly elegant and understated, and done, but not overdone.
V. TODD & CO. | DURHAM, NH
V. Todd & Company is an AIA award-winning general contracting company based in Durham, New Hampshire. The priority at V. Todd & Co. is to serve as a trusted advocate and resource for each client, by creating a meticulous team of carpenters, tradesmen, and artisans who work together on the client’s project, to ensure every detail is considered and carefully crafted. V. Todd & Co. has worked on a wide variety of homes on the Seacoast, and specializes in high-end custom construction, extensive renovations, and historic restorations. Each home they work on is exceptionally built with exquisite construction and elaborately tailored to their clients’ lifestyle and vision.
MEND INTERIORS | RYE, NH
Mend Interiors is a full-service residential interior design firm owned by Interior Designer Kasie DiNella. With over a decade of experience, Kasie offers her clients a variety of services, with design projects ranging from furnishing and decoration, to full home renovations. Construction and project management is where Kasie got her start. Reconfiguring spaces and problem solving, while honoring the history of a home based on the location and people that occupy it, is what lights her creative fire. She also infuses a lot of inspiration from the New Hampshire coast into her projects!
FOREST + ASH DESIGN COMPANY | EXETER, NH
Forest + Ash Design Company is a full-service interior design company focused on creating beautiful spaces with a fresh and modern design approach. Co-Founders Hanna Schaffer and Robin Drunsic work on both residential and commercial projects, with a focus on creating timeless and functional spaces that fit each individual client and his or her lifestyle. Whether working on a renovation, new construction, or simply redecorating a single room or commercial space, the design team prides itself on their interactive design process, and invests the time to understand each clients’ needs, to ensure the final space represents them.
Do you know that Forest + Ash also has a retail boutique in downtown Exeter??
PROFILE HOMES | PORTSMOUTH, NH
Profile Homes was started with two things in mind: to build the most talked-about homes in New England, and to remain customer-focused in everything they do. Founded with a mission to provide the region with a customer-focused way to build high-performance, energy efficient homes with unmatched value, the goal at Profile Homes isn’t a simple one. With Profile’s philosophy in mind, they have designed a system to eliminate drastic cost overruns typically found in new construction, and provide an easy way for even the first time home buyer to build the most energy-efficient home on the market without confusion. What are the benefits to Profile Homes?? Learn about the unique building approach here.
HOLLY GAGNE INTERIOR DESIGN | ROWLEY, MA + CAMDEN, ME
Holly Gagne Interior Design is a full-service interior design firm with studios based in Rowley, Massachusetts and Camden, Maine. With nature-based design sensibilities, HGID leans on design solutions, and frequent use of materials that enhance natural light, Holly Gagne and her team provide beautiful lifestyle environments that feel most comfortable and authentic to each client. Through the use of 3D renderings, trade relationships, and project management tools, Holly and her team ensure that clients fully understand the design, cost potentials, and process to achieve their dream home, while using a construction design process that keeps clients, contractors, and designers organized and calm.
SPACES BY NICKI BONGIORNO | KENNEBUNK, MAINE
Relaxing spaces, coastal accents, neutral color palettes, and just the right amount of color… Sounds dreamy, doesn’t it?? These qualities describe the work of Nicki of Spaces by Nicki Bongiorno—a talented Kennebunk, Maine-based interior designer. Whether it’s a waterfront escape or a home that you want to give a vacation feel or coastal influence to, Nicki will create a beautiful and tasteful oasis you can call home…
LISA TEAGUE UPCOAST | PORTSMOUTH, NH
Interior designer Lisa Teague of Upcoast Design has garnered international praise for her keen sense of color design and custom wall finishes. Never afraid to make bold statements with her home design, Lisa uses color choice to set the tone for interior landscapes in luxury homes, Seacoast cottages, and more. Lisa works out of her downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire studio, and travels for projects from Kennebunkport, Maine to southern Florida, and everywhere in between! Do you know that Lisa and her daughter Andi started an organic paint company called Quiet Home Paints!?
OTTER CREEK HOMES | PORTSMOUTH, NH
Otter Creek Homes is a construction & interior design business based on the Seacoast of New Hampshire that focuses on delivering a customer experience that suits the modern family. They specialize in crafting elevated homes and renovations with a welcoming aesthetic. By building strong and lasting relationships with their clients, focusing on excellent communication, and setting realistic expectations, Lauren and Chris Atwood strive to provide a new way to the Design-Build method! Learn more about Lauren, Chris, and the team here, and take a peek at their service offerings!
Lauren and Chris expanded the Otter Creek Brand in spring of 2020, opening Otter Creek Shop—a life & home goods shop in downtown Portsmouth.
SUSAN DURLING DESIGNS | PORTSMOUTH, NH
Susan Durling of Susan Durling Designs is a multi-talented independent designer who has been focusing on turning kitchens into beautiful masterpieces for over 10 years. From the Seacoast to Cape Cod, and Rhode Island to Maine, Susan has transformed kitchens and baths in a variety of homes—from traditional New England historic homes to modern city condominiums! And she does it all with class, ease, and creativity. Just take a peek at Susan’s design philosophy for inspiration…
CHRISTINE’S | RYE, NH
Christine’s is a beautiful home boutique based in Rye, New Hampshire, that offers a large selection of art, upholstered furniture, housewarming and hostess gifts, modern accents, and beachy-chic accessories for your home. From rugs, pillows, throws, and linens, to custom couches, lighting, serving ware and more, Christine’s will surely provide beautiful additions to your home—whatever your style!
P.S. This charming boutique also sells clothing and accessories for women, and has a sister furniture shop located just down the street in North Hampton, New Hampshire!
MARKET SQUARE ARCHITECTS | PORTSMOUTH, NH
Located in the historic Kearsarge Building in downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Market Square Architects is a full-service firm offering both residential and commercial architecture and interior design. The approach at Market Square Architects is to help clients develop their project goals and provide a design process that enables them to be achieved. Every client is unique, and each design should be a reflection of that personality, aesthetic, taste, and lifestyle. Market Square’s collaborative design process and custom approach result in unique projects that reflect the personal taste and budget of each client. Whether new construction, addition, or renovation, Market Square Architects is well-suited for your project.
ACCENTS ON KITCHENS | NORTH HAMPTON, NH
At Accents On Kitchens, Cathy and her team work passionately to create kitchens and other spaces that are beautifully designed and built, enjoyable to work in, and inspiring to others. The Accent On Kitchens team is creative and committed, and combines their experience and innovation with a friendly, low-key approach. The results are rooms that become the heart of your home—beautifully designed spaces that are an expression of your lifestyle for years to come.
Pop into Accent On Kitchens’ North Hampton Showroom to meet the team and feel right at home with the warm and friendly designers!
SOMMA STUDIOS | PORTSMOUTH, NH
Known as the firm with the personal touch, SOMMA Studios is dedicated to understanding their clients’ unique needs, and working collaboratively to turn their design dreams into reality. With over 20 years of experience in the Seacoast area, a vast network of builders, and a portfolio of projects ranging from historic remodels to innovative new builds, SOMMA Studios has what it takes to complete your project on time and on budget!
“We pride ourselves on taking the extra time to really get to know our clients, because in the end, we’re not just changing your space, we’re changing the way you live.” -Jen Ramsey, Founder
LIFE STYLED INTERIOR DESIGN | PORTSMOUTH, NH
Life Styled Interior Design is a full-scale interior design firm specializing in residential and boutique commercial design. Owner and Principal Designer Ashley Kelley is innovative in her work, thanks to an eye for quality, a superior sense of style, and a client-centered approach to business. Life Styled Interior Design works in collaboration with architects and builders to execute each vision, allowing them to optimize interiors beyond the decor. From grand coastal homes to modern office spaces, Ashley and her team at Life Styled Interior Design have created beautiful, award-winning interiors that are exclusive and perfectly functional for every client. Services range from room-to-room decorating and color consultations, to whole-home and new construction planning and design.
AMY DUTTON HOME | KITTERY, MAINE
Home design, from exterior, interior and landscapes, defines the Amy Dutton Home “Whole Home” design philosophy. Amy Dutton Home is a boutique, customer-centered company that loves their clients and believes in bringing their vision to reality. Their design process begins with a sketch, ends with construction drawings, and all material selections are made before construction begins. With a collaborative and holistic approach the Amy Dutton Home team also believes that they should have fun and enjoy the process. The team is working via zoom, in person on job sites, and in their Kittery Foreside sudio with safe protocols.
RICCI LUMBER DESIGN CENTER | PORTSMOUTH, NH
Achieve beautiful kitchen and baths with help from the Ricci Lumber Design Center! This Portsmouth, New Hampshire showroom is Seacoast destination when it comes to kitchen and bath design, working with the trades and the public. If you have a vision, Ricci Lumber Design Center can bring it to life with its talented design team, and large selection of window and door options, hardwood flooring, appliances, faucets, and countertops. This local business is proudly family-owned since 1972.
WEEKENDER HOUSE | PORTSMOUTH, NH
Weekender House is a spacious home décor showroom and design firm located in Portsmouth’s up and coming West End neighborhood. For eight years and counting, Weekender House has been offering a mix of modern and coastal home furnishings and a beautiful array of products. Browse the ever-changing room vignettes full of cozy sofas, throws, chairs, ottomans, lighting, and accessories galore! What makes Weekender House really stand out is their complimentary design services! The expertise of its design team makes Weekender House the go-to resource for both clients and designers alike.
SUMMER HOUSE FURNISHINGS | RYE, NH
Experience a unique shopping destination on the Seacoast of New Hampshire at Summer House Furnishings, where you will find original art, quality furniture, colorful accessories, and lovely gifts! Design service offerings from Summer House Furnishings are available in all shapes and sizes—whether you’re looking to decorate an entire house, freshen up one particular room, or gain a second opinion on selecting a color, the team is always happy to assist you! Fabric selection and coordination is one of their greatest strengths, so let them help integrate color and space with fabric, furniture, artwork and other personal elements, to create a special environment in your home!
HOME DESIGN | DOVER, NH
HOME Design is known for its ever-changing showroom of designer-curated furniture, beautiful rugs, lighting, artwork and accessories, sourced from their extensive vendor resources and trade markets throughout the United States! The friendly, talented, and experienced team members will guide you through the design process, from the initial house call to floor plan layouts, fabric and finish selections, custom window treatments, and finally delivery and installation day. Stop by anytime to say hello, chat with a designer, or walk through the beautiful showroom. You are sure to be inspired!
Thank you to this amazingly talented group of “home sweet home” makers who have shown their stunning work with us. We are absolutely blown away…