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Chris Hereford

The combination of oranges, blues, and tans put a playful spin on this kids room, complete with bunk beds perfect for a sleepover. Photo by Eric Roth

Upon entering the home, one is struck by the level of detail that Hereford carried from the exterior. Tapered pilaster moldings frame the entry to the living room. Crown moldings and baseboards are built-up to create balance and harmony within the spaces. “All the moldings are custom-made and create continuity between the exterior and interior trim detailing,” says Hereford. Other trim touches Hereford incorporated into the home are the dining room’s beamed ceiling, built-in shelves, and cove moldings that conceal rope lighting.

Chris Hereford

The sun porch’s vaulted ceilings steal the spotlight and add a sense of character to this Cape home. Photo by Eric Roth

Handsome, sophisticated features include a living room finished in beadboard and an airy sun porch with a vaulted ceiling given definition by radius mahogany tie beams. The flooring was replaced with maple planks with attractive mahogany borders. The addition of a quiet serene master suite and a comfortable bunkroom offers added sleeping space for a large family. The bunkroom also has a coffered ceiling and substantial cove moldings that add interest to the space and hide mechanical grills. A built-in window seat offers storage for toys and clothing.

Heather McGrath, owner of Simpler Pleasures in Chatham and Hereford’s sister, and Vanessa Card were the interior designers for the home. “We have worked with this client for 10 years on various projects. She has a wonderful eye and her daughter who is studying architecture in Boston also got involved with choosing colors and papers,” says McGrath.

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