Vintage Inspired Cape Cottage

We met the owner of this charming Upper Cape cottage when she bought one of our custom kitchen islands a few years back. We realized we shared a similar design aesthetic and began work on a fresh new design for the outdated kitchen in her treasured vacation home.

Given that the kitchen was housed in a single story structure with a steep gabled roof, we immediately decided to remove the existing low ceiling to create a light and open cathedral space. Reclaimed pine beams that were installed as structural ties, along with the painted shiplap boards that clad the gable ceiling, helped to define the modern farmhouse feel that the client was hoping for.

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We added a larger window with an arched transom above the fireclay farm sink to let the summer light pour in.

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The homeowner’s collection of vintage accessories and light fixtures complement the classic white shaker style cabinets and soapstone countertops.

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Architecture: Hundred Acre Design

Cabinetry: Ryan Messier Woodworking

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Industrial Kitchen Island

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This 2’x6′ kitchen island was custom made using a thick reclaimed pine top, and vintage industrial steel machine legs. It features a large working metal drawer salvaged from the historic Worcester Vocational High School. The island is 36″ high (countertop height) and the top is finished with tung oil for a food-safe prep surface.

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This piece is being sold at the Hundred Acre booth at Crompton Collective.

Cost: $950

Crompton Collective, located at 138 Green Street in Worcester, is a unique shopping experience, filled with handmade and vintage treasures from numerous local vendors and artisans. Come check it out! #shopcrompton

For more information, contact us at hundredacredesign@gmail.com or fill out form below:

Vintage Industrial Jewelry Box

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We fitted out this small antique Wards metal toolbox with vintage fabric wrapped padded interior compartments, perfect for a jewelry collection. The dimensions of the box are 7″ high, 6″ wide and 8 1/2 ” deep.

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Please contact us for custom jewelry box orders.

Check out the Hundred Acre space at Crompton Collective, located at 138 Green Street in Worcester. Crompton Collective is a unique shopping experience, filled with handmade and vintage treasures from numerous local vendors and artisans. Come check it out! #shopcrompton

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Winter Wish List – Must-Have Items To Keep You Cozy This Season

When the temperature drops, here are some of our favorite cozy items to warm your heart and home this season.

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A striped cashmere throw from Parachute Home will warm up your weekend movie marathon. Toss it across the end of your bed for an added layer of warmth on cold winter nights.


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Soft cotton pillows made with custom created yarn-dyed woven fabrics from Ace & Jig will add a pop of color to your comfiest armchair.


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This soft and cozy Alpaca cape from Alicia Adams Alpaca will keep you toasty through the winter months, whether you’re lounging inside or bundling up for a day out.


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A patchwork of warm vintage textiles make up this Nomadic Trading rag rug. Natural layers and textures add winter warmth to the coziest rooms in your house.


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Warm up this winter with a mug of your favorite latte and handcrafted napkins and whimsical textiles from Carolyn Leona.


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The best way to do bedding? A velvety soft and simple flat sheet draped in a downy, light-as-air duvet. Who needs that silly flat sheet to get tangled up in? Parachute Home does cozy right with their Venice bedding set.


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On our ultimate wish list for the coziest winter nap…this upholstered sleigh bed from West Elm.


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Keep your head toasty with a chunky knit hat. Need Supply has got you covered with this handmade alpaca knit.


Stay Warm!

Craftsman Charm – Part 3: The Wet Bar & Powder Room

Several years ago, at an open house on a quiet tree-lined street in a suburb of Boston, a young couple fell in love with the classic details of this Craftsman Style home, and made the decision to move from their recently renovated urban condo. The 1921 home featured large graceful rooms, custom moldings and wainscoting, and a pristine original gumwood paneled living room and dining room, which the couple has since filled with Stickley and Harvey Ellis, among other period Arts & Crafts pieces.

In collaboration with the homeowners, Hundred Acre updated the details and finishes of the formal Front Entry, created a new layout to accommodate a first floor Powder Room and a custom wet bar, and designed a dream kitchen befitting this classic Craftsman.

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In the small awkward space under the stair, where the Entry Hall previously adjoined the Kitchen, we created a 6′ transition space with a custom wet bar on one side and a small Powder Room on the other. The clients entertain often, and did not have a bathroom on the first floor prior to the renovation, so fitting in this new room was high on their list. The addition of the wet bar, to service their frequent dinner parties, was not far behind it!

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The wet bar’s sage green cabinets match the Kitchen’s tall pantry cabinets, and an antiqued black granite countertop and glass mosaic backsplash carry over from the Kitchen. We chose Craftsman style glass panels at the upper cabinets to show off the couples barware collection, and a bronze and copper accents at the sink, faucet and cabinet handles.

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A stained wood pocket door saves valuable space and opens up to reveal a small Powder Room with big personality. Custom painted wainscoting frames an Arts & Crafts style cherry vanity, and Martha Stewart Cayenne wall paint brightens up the space. Period sconces from Rejuvenation flank a cherry framed mirror. It may be small, but the Powder Room’s details enhance the overall style of the home.

Architecture and Interior Design: Hundred Acre Design

General Contractor: Britton Homes

Cabinetry: Ashland Cabinet

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Craftsman Charm – Part 2: The Kitchen Before & After

Several years ago, at an open house on a quiet tree-lined street in a suburb of Boston, a young couple fell in love with the classic details of this Craftsman Style home, and made the decision to move from their recently renovated urban condo. The 1921 home featured large graceful rooms, custom moldings and wainscoting, and a pristine original gumwood paneled living room and dining room, which the couple has since filled with Stickley and Harvey Ellis, among other period Arts & Crafts pieces.

In collaboration with the homeowners, Hundred Acre updated the details and finishes of the formal Front Entry, created a new layout to accommodate a first floor Powder Room and a custom wet bar, and designed a dream kitchen befitting this classic Craftsman.

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Kitchen: Before

 

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Kitchen: After

The original kitchen lacked storage and a functional layout, and the cabinet, countertop and flooring finishes were dated. We re-worked the layout so the main focal point became four Arts & Crafts style casement windows with views to the landscaped back garden. The new pro-style range and hood were also designed to be a centralized feature. We selected stained cherry cabinets with a simple shaker style profile to reflect the desired Craftsman style. Handcrafted bronze and glass pendants from Hubbardton Forge hang over the sink.

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Kitchen: After

 

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On the south wall, we added two tall sage green pantry cabinets flanking the Dining Room entry to provide additional storage, and to add a pop of contrasting color to an otherwise entirely cherry kitchen. At the new back door, we designed a small mud room area with a slate tile floor and built-in upholstered bench for hanging coats and storing shoes.

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The new kitchen layout also includes a peninsula with Craftsman style brackets, and seating for the owners to enjoy small meals with views to the back garden. A new window brightens up the corner and sheds light on Black Cambrian antiqued granite countertops and a handmade glass mosaic backsplash.

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Kitchen: Peninsula Detail

 

Check back next week for Part 3 of Craftsman Charm where we will feature the Wet Bar and Powder Room!

 

Architecture and Interior Design: Hundred Acre Design

General Contractor: Britton Homes

Cabinetry: Ashland Cabinet

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Craftsman Charm – Part 1: Front Entry and Living Room – Before & After

Several years ago, at an open house on a quiet tree-lined street in a suburb of Boston, a young couple fell in love with the classic details of this Craftsman Style home, and made the decision to move from their recently renovated urban condo. The 1921 home featured large graceful rooms, custom moldings and wainscoting, and a pristine original gumwood paneled living room and dining room, which the couple has since filled with Stickley and Harvey Ellis, among other period Arts & Crafts pieces.

In collaboration with the homeowners, Hundred Acre updated the details and finishes of the formal Front Entry, created a new layout to accommodate a first floor Powder Room and a custom wet bar, and designed a dream kitchen befitting this classic Craftsman.

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Prior to the renovation, the Front Entry stair’s full-height balusters provided for quite the commentary at dinner parties. We updated the stair details to reflect a more classic Craftsman style, while simultaneously creating a more open and graceful entry into the home.

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Living Room Entry: After

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We updated the original framed opening between the Entry and the Living Room by adding paneled half walls with built-in storage and tapered Craftsman style columns. This feature replaced two ill-suited Classical style columns (which a previous owner had installed in an attempt to bolster the sagging header of  the original opening), while handsomely framing the view to the original Gumwood paneled Living Room.

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Check back next week for Part 2 of Craftsman Charm where we will feature the kitchen!

 

Architecture and Interior Design: Hundred Acre Design

General Contractor: Britton Homes

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Upholstered Feed Bag Bench

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Handmade bench cushion upholstered with reclaimed feed bag and vintage ticking fabric
Salvaged metal planter base

Made from recycled materials.

18″w x 28″l x 21″h

For purchase, contact us or visit Crompton Collective138 Green Street, Worcester, Ma

 

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Photo Display Wall

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We created this salvaged barn board backdrop for the very cool and very talented photographer Kristin Chalmers, who participated in the Lovesick Wedding Expo this January. Lovesick embraces the non-traditional wedding, and so does Kristin Chalmers. Her edgy and beautiful photography stands out in a crowd, and our aim was to create a backdrop that did the same.
We used 100% salvaged & reclaimed wood for this project, and hand painted Kristin’s logo using a custom stencil. We thought that Kristin may want to use the display wall at future events, so we designed it so it could be dismantled and reassembled in a matter of minutes.

 

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Residential Renovation Part 5: The Foyer and Powder Room – Before & After

This nearly 100 year old suburban Boston home underwent a head-to-toe renovation designed by Hundred Acre.  We kept the classic bones of the home intact, and updated the layout and finishes to suit a young family’s needs.

Foyer West: Before foyer 1 before Foyer West: After foyer 1 after We gave the Foyer an updated polished look by changing the finishes and opening up the entry to the newly renovated Kitchen with classic French doors. We replaced the worn ceramic floor tile with hardwood floors that match the rest of the home to provide a seamless transition between rooms. Grasscloth wallpaper softens the space, while the high gloss black doors add a refined edge. The couples’ antique furnishings are featured in the new space.

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Architecture and Interior Design: Hundred Acre Design

General Contractor: MD Carpentry – Sterling, MA

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Residential Renovation: Part 4 The Master Bedroom

This nearly 100 year old suburban Boston home underwent a head-to-toe renovation designed by Hundred Acre.  We kept the classic bones of the home intact, and updated the layout and finishes to suit a young family’s needs.

The Master Bedroom

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The main feature of the Master Bedroom renovation was a handcrafted headboard wall made from reclaimed wood planks. The headboard wall also serves as the partition between the new en-suite Master Bathroom  (previously featured here). Hundred Acre created this piece using wood collected over the years from different locations around New England. We finished the headboard wall by wrapping it in a crisp white painted frame, and adding two industrial sconces from Restoration Hardware.

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As an added detail, the headboard wall extends just slightly past the wall, revealing more of the salvaged wood planks from the back.

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Architecture and Interior Design: Hundred Acre Design

General Contractor: MD Carpentry – Sterling, MA

 

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Hundred Acre Design Process

About a third of all the furniture that Hundred Acre creates are commissioned pieces in which a customer has asked us for a customized item to suit their specific needs, color palette and/or size restrictions. We enjoy the process of designing with our customers and welcome their ideas and feedback along the way. After we understand what our customer wants, and we have settled on a budget, we create a drawing that shows exactly what the piece will look like, so there are no surprises when the piece arrives at your door.


Here is an example of a design drawing that our customers may receive as part of the Hundred Acre Design Process:

Larson Desk

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And, after a few revisions, here’s the finished product:

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For your own custom made Hundred Acre piece, contact us at hundredacredesign@gmail.com or fill out form below:

Coffee Bag Bench

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Handmade bench cushion upholstered with vintage ticking fabric & reclaimed coffee bag
Recycled cotton ribbon trim with brass tacks detailing
Salvaged solid wood turned legs

 

Made from recycled materials.

15″w x 48″l x 18″h

Custom sizes available. For pricing, contact us at hundredacredesign@gmail.com or fill out form below:

Alley Kitchen Island

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Countertop made from reclaimed solid maple bowling alley lane
Vintage industrial painted metal cart – mint green
Salvaged Douglas Fir post and beam on locking casters
Reclaimed oak painted shelves
Vintage book pages decoupageLots of storage for all your kitchen needs; cart interior has been cleaned and repainted; rolls easily anywhere in the house and locks in place.Made from 100% recycled materials. A piece of history for the modern home.

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New Holiday Gift Items in our Etsy Shop

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Bags 1C   Corkboard 1B

Coat Racks, Tote Bags & Corkboards

New items for sale in our Etsy Shop

Holiday gifts made with 100% recycled materials

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Guru Bench

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Guru Bench

Upcycled industrial/farm style bench

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51″ w x 25″ d x 70″ h

Found industrial metal frame on rolling casters – painted gray
Salvaged weathered wood slatted back with galvanized bolts in ‘X’ shape
Custom upholstered cushion with removable washable gray canvas cover

Perfect for your Mud Room/Foyer
Use as a focal piece in your Living Room or Den
Works as outdoor patio furniture

 

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Leo Desk 2.0

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Reclaimed Whitewashed Oak Tabletop
Vintage Drafting Table legs
Reclaimed Office Desk Filing Cabinet with Brass Handles-Painted Hundred Acre Green
Black Steel Pipe Legs
Handmade Drawer Frame and Pencil Drawer- Painted with Milk Paint and Decoupaged with Vintage Topographical Map, with Brass Drawer Pull

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Hundred Acre Design in Country Living Magazine

Hundred Acre Design in Country Living Magazine March 2013

Hundred Acre Design in Country Living Magazine March 2013 Page 118

You can find Hundred Acre Design’s Rockport Work Table in the March Issue of Country Living Magazine.

The Rockport Work Table is part of the “Shop Guide” on page 118.

The March Issue of Country Living is available at newsstands across the country or online through the link below…

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Leo Desk

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Leo Desk

52 1/2″w x 28 1/4″d x 29″h

Reclaimed Oak Tabletop
Vintage Drafting Table legs
Reclaimed Office Desk Filing Cabinet
Black Steel Pipe Legs
Leather Wrapped Pencil Drawer

For more information, contact us at hundredacredesign@gmail.com or fill out form below:

A Hundred Acre Beer Garden Wedding

Custom Sunflower box by Hundred  Acre with Invitation by Dapper Paper.
Custom Sunflower box by Hundred Acre with Invitation by Dapper Paper.

Handmade Felt, Burlap and Ticking Banner by Hundred Acre.
Handmade Felt, Burlap and Ticking Banner by Hundred Acre.

Custom Driftwood Flower Box by Hundred Acre.
Custom Driftwood Flower Box by Hundred Acre.
Custom Program Cards by Hundred Acre.
Custom Program Cards by Hundred Acre.

Custom Ink Stamp by Hundred Acre.
Custom Ink Stamp by Hundred Acre.
Photo Booth Props by Mustache Glass.
Photo Booth Props by Mustache Glass.

Custom Vintage Wedding Decor designed & created by Hundred Acre.

Worcester, Massachusetts, October 2012

Photography by JGD DESIGN & PHOTOGRAPHY

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A Hundred Acre wedding on Cape Cod

Custom driftwood flower box and place setting by Hundred Acre.

Vintage Glass Bottle Favors with custom labels by Hundred Acre.
Vintage Glass Bottle Favors with custom labels by Hundred Acre.

Vintage Plates & Skeleton Key Napkin Rings by Hundred Acre.
Vintage Plates & Skeleton Key Napkin Rings by Hundred Acre.
Mason Jar Flower Vases by Hundred Acre.
Mason Jar Flower Vases by Hundred Acre.
Custom driftwood flower box and place setting by Hundred Acre.
Custom driftwood flower box and place setting by Hundred Acre.

Custom Ink Stamp by Hundred Acre.
Custom Ink Stamp by Hundred Acre.
Vintage Emerald on Hand Made Ring Bearer Pillow by BB&C Bridal.
Vintage Emerald on Hand Made Ring Bearer Pillow by BB&C Bridal.

Custom Vintage Wedding Decor designed & created by Hundred Acre.

Truro, Massachusetts, July 2012

Photography by JGD DESIGN & PHOTOGRAPHY

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Vintage Doorknob Coat Racks

 

Vintage Glass & Porcelain Doorknobs mounted on Reclaimed Barn Wood, lightweight and ready to hang…

 

Find more like this at Crompton Collective.

Crompton Collective, located at 138 Green Street in Worcester, is a unique shopping experience, filled with handmade and vintage treasures from numerous local vendors and artisans. Come check it out! #shopcrompton

For more information, contact us at hundredacredesign@gmail.com or fill out form below: