A Year with a View

Windemere+Pool+19If you are anything like me, you can’t figure out how you misplaced 2014! Last winter seemed like it hung on forever and then thankfully we had a luxurious stretch of near perfect weather that seemed to slow the pace down for just a moment. That is until we tumbled head long into the holidays (which for the team on the Holiday House Tour started in February!).

I wanted to take a moment and share with you some of my favorite projects from the past year. We were fortunate enough to create luxurious master baths (when the family reptile isn’t doing laps in the floating tub, that is).



Amberwood+Bath+1All photos by Nat Rea


Romantic master suites complete with double sided fireplaces.


A kitchen worth loving again.



And, our crispest little cottage yet, with a nod to Jonathan Adler and Paola Navone.



We took complete advantage of that summer sun and created some fabulous backyard adventures complete with diving rocks,


decks made with rice hulls and olive oil (no, really!)


 and sparkling blue bottoms to spark the imagination.



We finished the year with a special gift. Months of preparation and dedication paid off in the first annual Exeter Area Holiday House Tour.

Photos courtesy of Jaye Carr

Five stunning homes designed by five talent designers, florists, and scores of donated accessories inspired almost 300 touring guests from far and wide.

Photos courtesy of Jaye Carr


All the proceeds went to Womenade of Greater Squamscott, an extraordinary non-profit serving the needs of families throughout the Seacoast Area.


Photos courtesy of Jaye Carr

Our committee was humbled and awed by the selflessness of all who were involved and couldn’t be more grateful for the opportunity.


Stay tuned for a preview of 2015, coming soon!

We now look forward to another bountiful year filled with kitchens and baths, cabins and yet another pool. But most of all we look forward to what makes this business so much more than a business. We look forward to working with the best clients in the world.
And if you are wondering who that might be?
Yes, it’s you!

Happiest of New Year’s to all!

If you have a moment, check out our Best Of 2014 video, you might just be in it!

Mandeville Canyon Designs Favorite Projects 2014