North Shore Contemporary

About This Project

Conceived as a contemporary expression of a Japanese box, this Modern home reveals a synthesis from a well-curated collection of fine art and antiques.

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We designed two sideboards, hand built in the studio of contemporary master craftsman Frank Pollaro. Each incorporates more than 1,600 pieces of ebony and ivory inlay. Winner of the ICAA Acanthus Award for Excellence in Allied Arts & Craftsmanship.

Custom chandelier by Dale Chihuly, 2006, inspired by John Singer Sargent’s Two Octopi, 1875

“They have the highest expectations of themselves, the contractors, their clients and the final product. While some probably cannot appreciate this exacting methodology, I could not be satisfied any other way.”

—-Client, Manhattan

“Suzanne Lovell is prodigiously gifted. She has a rare and authentic enthusiasm which is absolutely infectious.”

—Gibbes Museum of Art - Charleston, South Carolina

“Forget that you are amazingly talented and diligent designers. What you provide is peace of mind.”

—-Client, Chicago


Table Top

Circular specimen dining table from Sri Lanka, c. 1890s. Multiple swirling veneers on solid ebony quadrupled base. Museum quality, from Mallett Antiques

Palissy Ware

Palissy Ware vase

Ingrid Donat

Ingrid Donat Armchair and Ottoman with painted and stitched fabric features caryatids, from an original edition of 8.

Ceramic Vase

Large ceramic vase, unique design by Per Weiss, c. 1970

Entry Gates

French wrought-iron entry gates, c. 1930

Gene Summers

Gene Summers Andirons