Living Room

Wood Hunter Douglas blinds filter the bright summer sun and provide privacy. French doors lead to a new porch.

Sofa and loveseat (custom): Dujardin Design Assoc., 203/838-8100, dujardindesign.com.
Sofa, loveseat and pillow fabric (“Raffles”/Marine); welt (“Raffles”/Ivory): Summer Hill Ltd, no longer in business.
Trim for pillows (#B145-2): Passementerie Inc., 212/355-7600.
Cocktail table (custom): Dujardin Design Assoc., 203/838-8100, dujardindesign.com.
Basket on table (by Fred Ely): Dane Gallery, 508/228-7779, danegallery.com.
Throw: Nantucket Looms, 508/228-1908, nantucketlooms.com.
Floor lamp (“Single-Arm Floor Lamp” #L920): John Boone Inc., 212/758-0012, johnbooneinc.com.
Wicker chair (“St. Germain” #WS-20); ottoman (“St. Germain” #WS-21): McGuire, 415/241-1228, mcguirefurniture.com.
Chair and ottoman fabric (“Montara”/Snow #1699): Pindler & Pindler, 805/531-9090, pindler.com.
Table lamp (“Cylinder Lamp”/Murano glass): The Wicker Works, 415/558-6700, thewickerworks.com.
Table under cylinder lamp (“Target Side Table” #343): McGuire, 415/241-1228, mcguirefurniture.com.
Sconces (#NAW0510, #NAW31, polished lacquered brass/glass shade): Nessen Lighting, 914/698-7799, nessenlighting.com. Available through Calger Lighting, 212/689-9511.
Area rug (“Ebony”/Tusk, flat wool woven): Beatrice and Martin, 215/569-2124, beatriceandmartin.com.
Blue-and-white garden stool: owner’s collection.
Blinds (“Country Woods”/White): Hunter Douglas Window Fashions, 800/274-2985, hunterdouglas.com.
Console (by designer Ben Baldwin): owner’s collection.
Paint (custom mix): EnviroSafe Paint, 210/657-5321.

Living Room Details

An antique wooden chest adorned with mementos brings a dose of Nantucket’s nautical roots indoors.

Campaign chest (antique); ship’s Woolie (antique): owner’s collection.
Painting on easel: by George Thomas, 508/228-5303, georgethomasart.com.

BEFORE Living Room Bar & Fireplace Area

The home’s original bar and fireplace lie at the end of the living room.

AFTER Living Room Fireplace Area

A unique antique tortoise shell and custom carved lintel bring warmth to the updated fireplace mantel.

Mantel design: Dujardin Design Assoc., 203/838-8100, dujardindesign.com.
Mantel construction: John Arakawa, 508/228-6153.
Wood carving of whale in mantel (by Jack Flandreau); scrimshaw antique tortoise shell; lighting implements; tea caddy: owner’s collection.
Wall paint (custom mix); cabinet paint (custom mix): EnviroSafe Paint, 210/657-5321.

AFTER Living Room Bar Area

Dujardin redesigned the bar’s cabinetry. By providing more counter space as well as drawers and a wine refrigerator below, the functionality of the bar increased dramatically.

Bar design: Dujardin Design Assoc., 203/838-8100, dujardindesign.com.
Bar construction: John Arakawa, 508/228-6153.
Wine refrigerator: KAM Appliances, 508/332-4907, kamonline.com.
Accessories; glassware: owner’s collection.

Dining Room

A glass-top table and upholstered chairs from McGuire anchor the dining area, which opens to the living room and kitchen.

Table: chairs: McGuire, 415/241-1228, mcguirefurniture.com.
Fabric on chair front (discontinued); fabric on chair back (discontinued): Hinson & Co. through Donghia, 914/662-2377, donghia.com.
Ship’s lantern (“Captain’s Lantern,” discontinued): Hinson Lighting, 914/881-1473. Server (“Wright Table” #427, solid cherry, custom non-toxic finish): Dujardin Design Assoc., 203/838-8100, dujardindesign.com.
Art (by Rose Gonnella): owner’s collection.

BEFORE

The house was built on the western tip of Nantucket Island in 1965.




AFTER

The cedar-shingled house has a roof walk accessed by a ladder from the second-level bedroom. The screened side porch was added at the far end of the cottage, replacing a deck.

Landscaping: Sconset Gardener, 508/228-3422, sconsetgardener.com.


Screened Porch

Bichon G.G. enjoys seaside breezes on a teak sofa covered in durable Sunbrella fabric.

Pets are particularly vulnerable to toxic chemicals such as the pesticides and insecticides used in homes and outdoors on lawns and gardens, says environmental designer Trudy Dujardin, who has three Bichons—G.G., Tuffy, and Ellie. “Dogs and cats absorb through the pads in their feet, plus they’re close to the ground. Constant exposure to toxins can slowly poison them,” she says. Trudy suggests mechanically aerating lawns and applying corn gluten fertilizers as a safe alternative. More ideas for healthful living for people and pets are on Trudy’s Web site, holistichouse.com.

Teak sofa, chair, cocktail table (“Avignon,” by Smith & Hawken): Target, target.com.
Sofa and chair cushions (by Sunbrella); pillows (by Sunbrella): Dujardin Design Assoc., 203/838-8100, dujardindesign.com.
Madaket sign; antique fishing net; wall lantern (vintage): owner’s collection.

BEFORE Kitchen

The original kitchen cabinetry was solid cherry wood, which was painted white to brighten the space. The granite countertops were also replaced with a lighter marble.




AFTER Kitchen

Existing wood cabinets were brightened with EnviroSafe paint —“one of the very first companies to create a line of no-VOC paints,” Trudy says.

Pendant lights (“Bulkhead Fixed Pendant” #UA251-F-EL): Urban Archaeology, 212/371-4646, urbanarchaeology.com.
Tile (Basix White): Ken Mason Tile/BCIA, 562/432-7574, kmt-bcia.com.
Refrigerator: GE Appliances, 800/626-2005, geappliances.com.
Island sink: Kohler, 800/456-4537, kohler.com.
Island faucet: Klaff’s Home Design Store, 800/552-3371, klaffs.com.
Bar stools: designed by Dujardin Design Assoc., 203/838-8100, dujardindesign.com.
Paint (custom mix): EnviroSafe Paint, 210/657-5321.

Library

An antique rug is layered over a wool Stark carpet in the sun-drenched library. Walls were finished to mimic textural grass cloth.

Built-in cabinetry design: Dujardin Design Assoc., 203/838-8100, dujardindesign.com.
Fabrication: John Arakawa, 508/228-6153.
Sofa (“Mayfair” #SF387, by Edward Ferrell): Edward Ferrell + Lewis Mittman, 336/841-3028, ef-lm.com.
Sofa fabric (natural linen texture): Roth & Tompkins, 203/899-1622, roth-tompkins.com.
Nautical fabric on pillows and window-seat cushion (discontinued): Lee Jofa, 800/453-3563, leejofa.com.
Telephone table (#FM178): John Boone Inc., 212/758-0012, johnbooneinc.com.
Coffee table (antique French campaign chest); kilim rug (antique): owner’s collection.
Carpet (sisal): Stark Carpet Corp., 212/752-9000, starkcarpet.com.
Blinds (“Country Woods”/White): Hunter Douglas Window Fashions, 800/274-2985, hunterdouglas.com.
Valance fabrics (“Dunsmuir”/Vanilla #1652): Pindler & Pindler, 805/531-9090, pindler.com.
Wall finish (custom faux finish): Dujardin Design Assoc., 203/838-8100, dujardindesign.com.
Art over sofa (by John Stobart): Quidley Quidley & Co., 508/228-4300, quidleyandco.com.
Series of 4 drawings (antique prints): owner’s collection.

Library Desk Area

Walls were painted to mimic the look of grass cloth, creating a warm backdrop for a favorite Kittinger chair covered with a Brunschwig & Fils plaid fabric.

Desk (“Chippendale Table Desk” #98-7242): Councill, 336/859-2155, councill.com. Desk chair: owner’s collection.
Chair fabric (vintage Kittinger, discontinued): Brunschwig & Fils, 800/538-1880, brunschwig.com.
Desk lamp (#NT303, polished lacquered brass/white paper shade): Nessen Lighting, 914/698-7799, nessenlighting.com. Available through Calger Lighting, 212/689-9511.
Nantucket memorabilia: owner’s collection.

BEFORE Guest Bedroom

The home’s original guest bedroom featured classic beadboard wainscoting, plantation shutters, and a wooden shelf over the bed.




AFTER Guest Bedroom

Colorful vintage sand pails and pillows covered in a crab fabric from Country Swedish pop against white walls and a Ralph Lauren bed cover. By painting the shelving white, the room feels bright and airy.

Headboard (“Island Headboard”); one-drawer night table: Maine Cottage, 888/859-5522, mainecottage.com.
Duvet; pillows; shams: designed by Dujardin Design Assoc., 203/838-8100, dujardindesign.com.
Duvet and sham fabric (white matelassé): Ralph Lauren, 888/475-7674, ralphlaurenhome.com.
Nautical pillow fabric, blue (“Stranden” #004-254): Country Swedish, 212/838-1976, countryswedish.com.
Sand pails; beach toys (vintage, tin chromolithograph): owner’s collection.
Table lamp (vintage): owner’s collection.
Paint (custom mix): EnviroSafe Paint, 210/657-5321.
Lobster border on walls: Renaissance Ribbons, 877/422-6601, renaissanceribbons.com.

Guest Room Sitting Area

A daybed in the guest room provides space for extra houseguests, or just a place to relax with a book.

Daybed (“Island Settee”): Maine Cottage, 888/859-5522, mainecottage.com.
Bed cover (white matelassé): Ralph Lauren, 888/475-7674, ralphlaurenhome.com. Nautical pillow fabric, red (“Stranden” #004-231); nautical pillow fabric, blue (“Stranden” #004-254): Country Swedish, 212/838-1976, countryswedish.com. Vintage 20s bathing suit: owner’s collection.
Director’s chair: Marine Home Center, 508/228-0900, marinehomecenter.com.

Master Bedroom

The master bedroom features dreamy hues of sea glass, accented with warm gold to reflect the beaches outside. The slant of the roof provides high sloped ceilings.

Bed (custom): Dujardin Design Assoc., 203/838-8100, dujardindesign.com.
Bed linens (custom); night table (custom); chair (custom): designed by Dujardin Design Assoc., 203/838-8100, dujardindesign.com.
Chair fabric (“Dede Check”/Lagoon): Summer Hill Ltd., no longer in business.
Night table fabricaton: CB Kearney Fine Woodworking, 781/576-9171, cbkearney.com.
Sconces by bed (“Courtney Single Sconce” #UA0018-1-IS): Urban Archaeology, 212/371-4646, urbanarchaeology.com.
Sconces by window: owner’s collection.
Drapery and valance (“Eden”/Snow): Summer Hill Ltd., no longer in business.
Trim: Lee Jofa, 453-3563, leejofa.com.
Stool: Ralph Lauren Home, 888/475-7674, ralphlaurenhome.com.
Carpet: Stark Carpet, 212/752-9000, starkcarpet.com.
Throw: Nantucket Looms, 508/228-1908, nantucketlooms.com.
Painting (by Anthony Panzera): Quidley & Co., 508/228-4300, quidleyandco.com. Plantation shutters (custom): Dujardin Design Assoc., 203/838-8100, dujardindesign.com.
Paint (custom mix): EnviroSafe Paint, 210/657-5321.

Trudy Dujardin

Homeowner and designer Trudy Dujardin outside her home on Nantucket.

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Master Bedroom

The master bedroom features dreamy hues of sea glass, accented with warm gold to reflect the beaches outside. The slant of the roof provides high sloped ceilings.

Bed (custom): Dujardin Design Assoc., 203/838-8100, dujardindesign.com.
Bed linens (custom); night table (custom); chair (custom): designed by Dujardin Design Assoc., 203/838-8100, dujardindesign.com.
Chair fabric (“Dede Check”/Lagoon): Summer Hill Ltd., no longer in business.
Night table fabricaton: CB Kearney Fine Woodworking, 781/576-9171, cbkearney.com.
Sconces by bed (“Courtney Single Sconce” #UA0018-1-IS): Urban Archaeology, 212/371-4646, urbanarchaeology.com.
Sconces by window: owner’s collection.
Drapery and valance (“Eden”/Snow): Summer Hill Ltd., no longer in business.
Trim: Lee Jofa, 453-3563, leejofa.com.
Stool: Ralph Lauren Home, 888/475-7674, ralphlaurenhome.com.
Carpet: Stark Carpet, 212/752-9000, starkcarpet.com.
Throw: Nantucket Looms, 508/228-1908, nantucketlooms.com.
Painting (by Anthony Panzera): Quidley & Co., 508/228-4300, quidleyandco.com. Plantation shutters (custom): Dujardin Design Assoc., 203/838-8100, dujardindesign.com.
Paint (custom mix): EnviroSafe Paint, 210/657-5321.