House at a Glance
Who lives here: A couple with two teenagers and two dogs
Location: Dover, Massachusetts
Size: Five bedrooms, 4½ bathrooms
Designers: On the Boards Design (architecture) and Nest + Co. (interior design)
Builder: Robert Lawrence Builders
When the homeowners bought this home for their family of four, they knew they would complete an extensive remodel right away. Both Parkinson and architect Mike Szalaji were on board from the beginning. Parkinson worked on colors, wallcoverings, indoor and outdoor lighting, furniture, draperies and all the other interior finishes. In addition to reworking the spaces, Szalaji designed the millwork and cabinetry, as well as the kitchen and bathroom layouts.
Parkinson used Houzz Pro software throughout the design process to share room boards, plans and image items with her clients; to send and track proposals, invoices and purchase orders; and to communicate with co-workers on tasks.
This gracious entry shows the home’s traditional design. The dining room is to the right, the library is to the left, and the family room can be seen at the back of the photo.
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