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sneak peek: angela adams

by anne

next up is a sneak peek of everyone’s favorite, angela adams. it’s easy to see how so many wonderful designs can come from this charming cottage/studio, and i love how it has become a showcase for her textiles and the furniture of her talented husband, sherwood hamill. and after compiling the regional roundup: portland a few months ago, it’s fun seeing how many local artists have infiltrated their way into her studio for added inspiration. you can find more of angela’s latests work here, and click here for many more images from her studio. [thanks so much angela and nan!]anne

p.s. in case you missed it, don’t forget to check out her great in the kitchen with recipe for fondue!

The Rain tapestry is a tapestry I design a couple of years ago. I never get tired of starring at it and sinking into that landscape. My father in law gave us the womb chair years ago and it’s the perfect nest alongside the Rain Tapestry. The big floor pillow has our Manfred design on it. I like how the graphic language of the tapestry flows down right onto the pillow. I spend a lot of time sitting here and reading. Its very dreamy. The cute little guy on the chair is a cherished Soft Head, I bought him from my friend Diane at ferdinand up the street from where I work.

The cozy corner! This is the best place to nap during a mid winter blizzard! The pine trees in the window cover in snow and its magical. The pillows are a mix of ours and vintage finds. The fabric is our Mammy fabric. Sherwood made the sectional and the Mod Pod Coffee table. The area rug is soft and mellow. I named it Islands, after the islands I’ve always been surrounded by.

The living room is bright and colorful. This desk and chair are Prouve. the portrait on the table is of my Grandmother when she was 14 years old.

The rug and the fabric in this room are both named after my Grandmother, Mammy. She loved bright colors and has always been a great inspiration to me. Sherwood made the little yellow table for me. Its where I display found treasures. For the past year its been where I lay out all of my pure white things — beach rocks, shells, glass, coral, horns. It’s a beautiful collection and I love to move it all around and reorganize it.

My brothers, uncles and cousins are all lobstermen. I love to display their buoys and the hats they make each with their great boat names on them. It’s the place where I celebrate them and their passion for the sea. Whenever they visit, I often find new hats or buoys hanging on the hooks. They like it as much as I do.

My husband, furniture designer Sherwood Hamill made this table for me. Its big and hearty, the way I like a kitchen to be. I use it as a work table and love spreading my sketches and books all over it. The little paintings are by my good friend Karen Gelardi.


I keep lots of plants, urchins, shells, driftwood, moss, bark and other great shapes and textures around. They inspire everything I do.

I love how the little window seat overlooks the garden. It’s a great spot to sit and watch the hummingbirds.

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