Penobscot Bay House
This new shingle style house that we decorated for a sailing family embraces many of the local traditions. Designed by Peter Pennoyer Architects, many rooms have nautical qualities—derived from the region’s maritime tradition—and stunning water views. The dining room at the center of the plan is perhaps the most nautical and recalls the wheelhouse of a boat. It is painted ivory to frame rather than contrast with the view. It features a large bay window with a set of custom curved benches, which follow the arc of the curve. The blue glass candelabras and many of the colored glass pieces throughout are from the clients' collection of antique glass. The library is the only inward-facing public room, intentionally so, with red linen curtains set in arched reveals that screen the view. The bright, old-fashioned turquoise used on the paneling was a color popular in 18th-century Georgian houses.