The bridal party arrives at Skylands in an open carriage known as a plantation sociable, used in the mid-nineteenth century by planters and their guests to tour Southern plantations. This contemporary one was provided by Charles Duell, a friend of the couple's and president of the Middleton Place Foundation in Charleston, South Carolina.

The bridal party arrives at Skylands in an open carriage known as a plantation sociable, used in the mid-nineteenth century by planters and their guests to tour Southern plantations. This contemporary one was provided by Charles Duell, a friend of the couple's and president of the Middleton Place Foundation in Charleston, South Carolina.

pictures of deer isle maine | day trip to Deer Isle, Maine | Roger’s Ramblings

pictures of deer isle maine | day trip to Deer Isle, Maine | Roger’s Ramblings

An expansive space is broken up into multiple seating areas.  Table w/ chairs on left.  Martha Stewart Maine Estate

An expansive space is broken up into multiple seating areas. Table w/ chairs on left. Martha Stewart Maine Estate

Diamond-pattern French doors and windows are a highlight of the living room; the antique button-tufted chairs, from Liz O’Brien, are grouped with a sofa clad in a Groves Bros. Fabrics cotton and a blue spruce planted in a vintage faux-bois birdbath.

burnt cove maine | Burnt Cove School, Stonington, ca. 1940

burnt cove maine | Burnt Cove School, Stonington, ca. 1940

Stewart lightened the mood inside by replacing some of the existing formal furnishings with faux-bois pieces; in the entrance hall, a vintage bench and a Martha Stewart–designed console rest on granite pavers.

Stewart lightened the mood inside by replacing some of the existing formal furnishings with faux-bois pieces; in the entrance hall, a vintage bench and a Martha Stewart–designed console rest on granite pavers.

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