The eighth grade yearbook predicted that I would spend the rest of my life looking for the perfect song on the radio. How true! Today the radio is all but obsolete and my search for "the perfect song" has manifested itself into a career that piques my curiosity, evokes my creativity, and brings me joy. I sincerely hope to bring joy to you as well.
So I have plunked myself up here in Maine for the summer, a place rich in cool breezes, sunshine, and breathtaking views. Work and play are not mutually exclusive. My days include scouring antiques shops, galleries, and road side stands. Maine is flooded with artists who capture beauty in things great and small, elevating simple things to new glory. The antiques shops here have pieces that I sometimes don’t recognize. Today I found a basket of antique spools from a woolen mill but mistook them for telescopes. They will make a dramatic statement in grouping. One of my best scores was a walnut mortar and pestle from 1868 that now graces the shelf of a modern farmhouse kitchen. Its humble origin brings patina to a gleaming wall of stone.
Back at home, I found Susan Walter! Susan has a great eye for finding unique and interesting objects that are so integral to achieving a collected and layered room. We have placed a few pieces from her private collection of Bernard Kohn’s work, as well as others sourced here and in Europe. Stay tuned for news of a grand opening…
I picked up this beauty from Doreen Dufour's first art show at the Keag River Gallery in South Thomaston, Maine, possibly to replace the last watercolor that I purchased here. By the time that it was delivered to my client I was too emotionally attached to part with it. I suspect that it will happen again. Congratulations Doreen and much continued success! I look forward to showing more of your work.
Another new team member is Beth Lilly-Cione. Beth brings over 10 years of experience in the tile industry working primarily on kitchens and bathrooms. She is very excited to start working with art, fabrics and furniture! Beth has amazing instincts, and is very detail driven. I am so lucky to have her with me. Stay tuned of some of our tile projects...
A friend recently reminded me that when you find inspiration you must share it. That is my purpose. Please follow me on @ www.instagram.com/walshhilldesign. And leave a comment! A glorious summer to all!
Motivated by a strong passion for art and design, I established Walsh Hill Design in 2008. Embracing the principles of classic design, I continually hone my talents to create environments that strive to exceed my clients' expectations. My expression of design thoughtfully balances form and function, integrates with its environment, and reinterprets personal collections and heirlooms with comfortable, customized furnishings.