I have nothing but happy memories of my childhood in New England. I wanted my kids to have a wonderful place to make their own memories, too. My husband and I found what is now our summer house in 2008. Even though it was in complete disrepair, we knew it was the perfect spot for us. It has been a labor of love to restore it, but it’s been so exciting to revive the old floors and uncover hidden details such as curved walls and stunning moldings. All the while, the kids have loved having a big yard to examine bugs in, having their grandparents next door and the beach just down the road. The house fits us. I think you get a good sense of our family you walk in. You’re always apt to hear music and laughter. The article in the July 2012 issue of Design New England Magazine shows the house and my sweet little ones. It also demonstrates my philosophy that good design should enhance how you live.