When I grew up, Portsmouth was just the town next door. Today, it feels more like a mini-destination, boasting New England’s personality and best attributes. It has changed right before my eyes. Tourists now flood the brick-lined streets, foodies crowd the diverse restaurants, academics migrate to study the historical scenes of our first settlers. In truth, it’s a town turned city. Yes the culmination has its inconvenient drawbacks but all-in-all, I am proud to say that I have watched an evolution. Now people see what I see… a beautiful seacoast village, filled with eclectic locals young and old, reminiscent of a european fishing town.
Recently I had the privilege to design a lovely Portsmouth loft in the heart of downtown. With gold accents, sparkling crystals, muted soft photography and blush textiles, we transformed a once very masculine apartment into a chic, elegant, retreat, set back from the bustling streets below.
A happy hideaway for a niece and nephew!
p.s. hope you like it! ~ Ivory & Bone