OLD, NEW & BLUE
Walsh Hill Design
Designer Lisa Walsh wanted to create a sensual, spa-like retreat for her clients. She incorporated elements inspired by Maine’s natural environment, such as the sea, sky, and woods, along with traditional details that reflect the family’s heritage. Because the wife has a background in the furniture industry, the nuances of neoclassical and Hepple-white-style furniture are familiar to the clients. Walsh incorporated fine-furniture details throughout the space and designed the vanities based on antique family pieces found throughout the home. One client’s favorite color, sea glass blue, was incorporated in custom cabinetry. The client wanted formal lighting and furniture details throughout, so Walsh brought in shiplap, grass-cloth, and glass tiles to add texture and to keep the space from feeling too precious. The locally photographed rock art is another nod to nature that brings balance to the space.
Walsh strives to design spaces that reflect her clients and honor their individuality. The homeowners wanted a refined space—one that would reflect the home’s natural Maine setting but also include traditional fixtures and furnishings, such as a Victorian tub, blue-painted vanities, and ornate sconces. The challenge was to balance the seemingly disparate elements to create this unique and highly personalized space that feels collected and genuine.