When NYC-resident Stephanie Beebe was seeking a summer rental via Airbnb, a post-and-beam barn-turnedmodern house in Tiverton caught her eye. A visit to the property led to a long walk and easy conversation with its owner Jonathan French, and as they say, the rest is history. The pair fell in love, and two years later, the two are now married with a baby. Together from the house they run the company Jonathan founded, Mayflower Wallpaper.
What initially appealed to Stephanie about the property still holds true today. “The character,” she begins. “It has a myriad of interesting spaces and it’s in an incredible setting – looking out the window is like looking at an evolving painting changing through the seasons. The striking ceiling height in the living room, the hidden nooks that we’ve accidentally found over the years, inside doorways that open to sheer drops, a look-out tower, a koi pond, and our very own Greek ruin.”
Throughout the home, walls are painted bright white to showcase Jonathan’s artwork, and tall, multi-paned windows are kept uncovered for unobstructed views of the surrounding landscape. And of course, there’s wallpaper. “Wallpaper adds personality and definition to a home, it gives depth to an otherwise quiet area, it demands attention,” say Stephanie. “We like the clean feeling of white walls, dramatic wallpaper, and hits of color in every room.”
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