Bear Mountain Inn, Maine
       
     
Lawson's Finest Liquids
       
     
Private Vacation Home
       
     
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Mountain Modern Motel, Jackson Hole, Wyoming: Collaboration Project with TruexCullins Architecture & Interiors
       
     
Pizza 44
       
     
Bar at Main and Mountain Bar and Motel
       
     
Vacation Rental, Stowe, Vermont
       
     
Bear Mountain Inn, Maine
       
     
Basin Harbor Club & Resort, Cottage Bedroom
       
     
Main and Mountain Bar and Motel, Ludlow, Vermont
       
     
Mad River Barn, Pub and Game Room
       
     
Mountain Modern Motel, Jackson Hole: Design Team of TruexCullins Architecture and Interiors
       
     
Vacation Rental Stowe
       
     
Mad River Barn Inn, Guest Room
       
     
The Scoop, Ice Cream Parlor
       
     
Mad River Barn Inn, Lobby Check In
       
     
Room at Main and Mountain Bar and Motel
       
     
Private Vacation Home
       
     
Mad River Barn, Restaurant
       
     
Bear Mountain Inn
       
     
Mad River Barn, Restaurant
       
     
Mad River Barn, Pub
       
     
HMC Advertising, Creative Team Meeting Spaces
       
     
Guest Bedroom in Vacation Rental Property, Vermont
       
     
HMC Advertising, Client Conference Room
       
     
Archie's Grill, Burger Spot
       
     
Archie's Grill, Burger Restaurant
       
     
HMC Advertising, Creative Team Office Spaces
       
     
North Star Leasing, Office Space
       
     
Gaines Marina, Marina Store, New York
       
     
Vergennes Laundry by CK, Vergennes, Vermont
       
     
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Stowe Vacation Rental Townhouse
       
     
Farmhouse style bathroom
       
     
Vacation Rental Guest Bedroom
       
     
Mad River Barn Inn, Vermont
       
     
Lake House
       
     
Vacation Rental, Stowe, Dining Room
       
     
Vacation Rental, Stowe, Vermont, Bedroom
       
     
Vacation Rental, Stowe, Jack & Jill Bathroom
       
     
Vacation Rental, Vermont, Bathroom
       
     
Waterfront Vacation Rental House, Lake Fairlee
       
     
Basin Harbor Club and Resort, Lodge Room
       
     
Mad River Barn Inn, Guest Bathroom
       
     
Design by TruexCullins Architecture & Interiors
       
     
Bear Mountain Inn, Maine
       
     
Bear Mountain Inn, Maine
       
     
Basin Harbor Club & Resort, Cottage Living Room
       
     
Bear Mountain Inn, Maine
       
     
Mad River Barn, Guest Room
       
     
Vacation Rental, Holly, Michigan
       
     
Vacation Rental, Holly Michigan
       
     
Private Vacation Home
       
     
Bear Mountain Inn, Maine
       
     
Bear Mountain Inn, Maine

Total renovation of an historic inn in the lakes district of Maine. The Bear Mountain Inn is located in Waterford, Maine on the edge of a beautiful lake and hundreds of acres of forest and trails. The new owners, Julie and Brian Sullivan, wanted to update the inn and surrounding spaces to give it a more cleaning, chic, cozy space with character. This renovation project — a combination of simple decorative changes to some structural changes and additions is now approachable, hip, and a relaxing place for today’s modern traveler while still keeping the charm of the country inn. With Maine and the natural beauty of the surrounding area at its central theme, this clean/minimalist unique lodging experience will accommodate families, couples, friends, and the younger crowd alike. Photo by Molly and Victoria of Molly and Victoria Company, Photographers.

Lawson's Finest Liquids
       
     
Lawson's Finest Liquids

Interior Design for Lawson’s Finest Liquids new taproom, office and retail store. A new post and beam building located in Waitsfield, Vermont. Photo by Lawson’s Finest Liquids. Working hand and hand with Karen and Sean Lawson, Austin Design, Mad River Post and Beam, and Ruggco Builders, together we created a warm and welcoming environment for guests to enjoy their craft beers. The interior design layout of the space includes picnic tables for a beer garden feel, a custom wood topped u-shaped bar that highlight all the taps for the craft beers, custom 4-top tables and 2-top standing rounds, a kid’s game table area, and outdoor fire pit seating areas. There is something for everyone. Being able to incorporate numerous local sources and artisans was important, which included custom furniture made by a local builder, Warren Pieces, lighting with Conant Metal and Light and Simon Pearce Glass, Vermont Verde granite wall and bar rail, and Vermont slate flooring in the entranceways and retail store, custom artwork made by a local college student and signage from a local sign maker. The place is packed and the line runs out the door. Photo by Lawson’s Finest Liquids, Alana Cushman.

Private Vacation Home
       
     
Private Vacation Home

An old barn in Southern Vermont that was once an outdated camp. With extensive renovations, the details of the barn beams stand proud in this home away from home. This small mountain retreat, once an old small barn, now a beautiful vacation home, is just one example of her ability to highlight the old while bringing in the new. Lighting up the walls, exposing the beams, bringing in warm metals, such as the copper lights, and modern fixtures, and classic tile, this small vacation home, around 1000 square feet, is filled with rustic sophistication. Mixing classic with reclaimed, new with salvaged, Joanne shows us that we can change the way we design and bring in old in a new way. Photo by Lindsay Selin.

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Mountain Modern Motel, Jackson Hole, Wyoming: Collaboration Project with TruexCullins Architecture & Interiors
       
     
Mountain Modern Motel, Jackson Hole, Wyoming: Collaboration Project with TruexCullins Architecture & Interiors

Creative Consultant, part of the TruexCullins design team for the Mountain Modern Motel, Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Photo by Ryan Sheets. AWARD-WINNING project.

Pizza 44
       
     
Pizza 44

A perfect opportunity was born when the front of a warehouse was empty and the back was a brewery. Two friends (who have been friends 44 years -- hence the name Pizza 44) decided to open a wood fired pizza restaurant to complement the brewery in the back of the building. The interior design started with creating comfortable custom booth seating, a community table, cozy couch areas and bar seating to watch the pizza making, ensuring every square inch was accounted for, and the flow of the space was comfortable and welcoming. Instead of trying to cover up the old warehouse details, they were incorporated into the design. A pipe painted black with wood tucked into it, and couple more vintage brick columns were added to highlight the ones that were already there. Old concrete walls were paneled in modern stained square plywood pieces. Unique lighting, vintage pizza peels and other special touches, such as hand painted striped booth tables, have made this counter service restaurant an instant hit. Photo by Lindsay Selin.

Bar at Main and Mountain Bar and Motel
       
     
Bar at Main and Mountain Bar and Motel

The All Seasons Motel, an outdated 1960’s motel located on Main Street in Ludlow, VT is now the Main + Mountain, a totally renovated boutique-style motel, including a fun and hip bar. The project included 14 rooms, two apartments and the conversion of a managers apartment and small lobby into a bar. Many of the motel’s items were reused like the benches that are in the rooms (repainted and recovered) along with old mirrors and many of the small round tables in the rooms. Salvage content include reclaimed v-groove wood for the closets, vintage barn doors and posts and reclaimed local wood custom made into live edge beds. Mixing all that with new Interface carpeting with recycled content, trend setting tiles, hardware, and lighting.  The property opened in January 2018 and has already been mentioned in the Wall Street Journal, Outside Magazine and VT Ski & Ride.  Total transformation of an old Main Street motel into a hip boutique motel opened with immediate success. Photo by Lindsay Selin.

Vacation Rental, Stowe, Vermont
       
     
Vacation Rental, Stowe, Vermont

Updating, renovating and refreshing homes, townhouses and condos to create high-end and unique vacation rentals that are listed on services such as HomeAway, FlipKey, AirBnB, Bookings and other home rental services. Photo by Susan Teare.

Bear Mountain Inn, Maine
       
     
Bear Mountain Inn, Maine

Immediately upon purchasing the outdated, 12 room inn, the new owners  wanted to give it a more clean, chic and cozy vibe. The renovation project not only refreshed the rooms but changed layouts of many of the rooms and added a bathroom to every room (a few used to share hall baths). With some simple restructuring of the rooms -- including turning one into a suite and another large closet in a tucked cozy queen bed area. This clean/minimalist style with rustic charm pays homage to the historic inn and the surrounding lake region of Maine, by mixing rustic with modern touches. Over 50 percent of the original furniture went back into the project --  many antique pieces in different locations and some painted and freshened up. White paints, warm woods, modern finishes, it is a no wonder this inn has already won a couples choice award for 2019. I Refreshing changes to a lovely inn in Maine. Photo by Molly and Victoria of MollyandVictoriaco.com.

Basin Harbor Club & Resort, Cottage Bedroom
       
     
Basin Harbor Club & Resort, Cottage Bedroom

To start the “refresh” changes, Joanne created a concept that would not only change the design, but also speak to the branding of Basin Harbor Club while understanding the needs of the guests, facility managers and housekeepers. Goals: the fixtures, wall coverings and furnishings speak to the history and depth of character of the Club, while feeling comfortable and clean. Updated lighting and structural elements create a safe environment that flows from space to space, cottage to cottage, room to room, while allowing for individuality of each space.

Since 1886, Basin Harbor Resort & Boat Club has been welcoming visitors to Lake Champlain. With 72 individual cottages and 45 guest rooms in various houses, the 4th generation was looking to update the decor while keeping the charming history of this lakeside resort. Joanne scoured the attics in search of antiques and vintage pieces. She found trunks to use as coffee tables, used vintage sporting equipment to adorn the walls, roped the existing lamps with old lines from the marina’s boats and recycled furniture by shortening legs and adding paint. The cottages maintained a country lakeside cottage feel while the guest rooms were more elegant and streamlined, still keeping nautical and historical touches to speak to the history. The lobby was redesigned to accommodate the large number of original art pieces gathered over the years and other public spaces were carefully curated to continue with the overall design concept. Photo by Susan Teare

Main and Mountain Bar and Motel, Ludlow, Vermont
       
     
Main and Mountain Bar and Motel, Ludlow, Vermont

Refreshing changes, simple, yet elegant, including a custom headboard and side tables, stone flooring and carpet tiles with recycled content. Hip, budget-friendly and fresh. A great place to stay in Vermont. Design by Joanne Palmisano.  www.mainandmountain.com.  Photo by Lindsay Selin.

Mad River Barn, Pub and Game Room
       
     
Mad River Barn, Pub and Game Room

The owners of Mad River Barn found Joanne when they were browsing Houzz. When they purchased Mad River Barn, they hired Joanne to redo the rooms, lobby, restaurant, pub and game room. They wanted “rustic farmhouse with a touch of industrial”. Much of the original furnishings and fixtures were repurposed to get that industrial feel. Old bed springs were incorporated into a stunning light fixture in the game room. The fun restaurant sign was made from old plumbing handles found in the Barn. Lights in the restaurant were hung from ladders found. The shelving behind the front desk is a vintage chicken coop. Virtually nothing was thrown away in the renovation. Recycled bathroom sinks and turkey feeder light fixtures are just a couple of the features guests love. The owners were thrilled that the perfect balance between retention and modernization. Named one of the top ski destination to stay by Outside Magazine. Photo by Susan Teare

Mountain Modern Motel, Jackson Hole: Design Team of TruexCullins Architecture and Interiors
       
     
Mountain Modern Motel, Jackson Hole: Design Team of TruexCullins Architecture and Interiors

Creative Consultant, part of the TruexCullins design team for the Mountain Modern Motel, Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Photo by Ryan Sheets. AWARD-WINNING project.

Vacation Rental Stowe
       
     
Vacation Rental Stowe
Mad River Barn Inn, Guest Room
       
     
Mad River Barn Inn, Guest Room

From the inception of the project, Joanne was extensively involved, managing every aspect of the design. We are astounded by the results Joanne has produced. Since we had seen pictures of her previous work, we expected we would be happy, but she has far surpassed our expectations. In the weeks we have been open following renovation, we are averaging 15-20 tours a week. People who have heard about the renovation are stopping in to tour the property and to view the renovations for themselves. Our pub and restaurant business has exploded – growing far faster than our plans had projected – and we are rapidly growing our Inn customer base. Our existing guests have been our largest supporters, noting that we hit the perfect balance between retention and modernization.

From a financial perspective, Joanne also exceeded our expectations. Not only did she complete the project under budget, but she also passed along her designer discount on purchases, thus saving us substantially on the cost of materials.

The Scoop, Ice Cream Parlor
       
     
The Scoop, Ice Cream Parlor

Simple, yet interesting design ideas make this small and narrow space work well.  The ice cream scoop wall vinyl was custom made by Joanne Palmisano and Susan Teare, using vintage ice cream scoops and the shop's own ice cream. Local wood, painted in shades of white, black and natural tones, and the extra large "old school" floor vinyl tiles add some fun. Metal stools and a narrow table made from reclaimed wood are just enough space for customers to enjoy their cones, while allowing others to order up at the counter.

Mad River Barn Inn, Lobby Check In
       
     
Mad River Barn Inn, Lobby Check In

Affordable solutions were created when it came to designing the spaces. In this lobby, the counter was made with vintage doors, and a chicken coop serves as shelving. A ladder for magazines and "take and leave" bookshelves are a huge hit.  All budget-friendly accommodation design ideas that made for fun, interesting and unique spaces that the guests love.

All Commercial photos by Susan Teare and Joanne Palmisano

 

Room at Main and Mountain Bar and Motel
       
     
Room at Main and Mountain Bar and Motel

Deep green v-groove paneling and Vermont wood bench makes for the perfect closet space. Open, and inviting this closet is a key element in the updated design that is an affordable and functional solution for budget updates in hospitality design. Design by Joanne Palmisano. Photo by Lindsay Selin

Private Vacation Home
       
     
Private Vacation Home

Once an outdated dark wood loft, now an inviting and cozy space with a nod to the barns history with an old window turned into a mirror and the old siding of the barn used as slider doors. The beams of the barn are not only structural but make for an amazing aesthetic design, giving a nod to the history of the old building. Photo by Lindsay Selin

Mad River Barn, Restaurant
       
     
Mad River Barn, Restaurant
Bear Mountain Inn
       
     
Bear Mountain Inn
Mad River Barn, Restaurant
       
     
Mad River Barn, Restaurant

Affordable solutions where created when it came to designing the spaces. Vintage ladders with UL Listed Café Lighting, the old dining chairs sprayed red, and custom made reclaimed wood tables give this restaurant an inviting farmhouse feel.

Mad River Barn, Pub
       
     
Mad River Barn, Pub

Renovated Bar at the Mad River Barn

HMC Advertising, Creative Team Meeting Spaces
       
     
HMC Advertising, Creative Team Meeting Spaces
Guest Bedroom in Vacation Rental Property, Vermont
       
     
Guest Bedroom in Vacation Rental Property, Vermont

Simply, budget-friendly, yet bold changes have transformed this bedroom. 

HMC Advertising, Client Conference Room
       
     
HMC Advertising, Client Conference Room
Archie's Grill, Burger Spot
       
     
Archie's Grill, Burger Spot
Archie's Grill, Burger Restaurant
       
     
Archie's Grill, Burger Restaurant
HMC Advertising, Creative Team Office Spaces
       
     
HMC Advertising, Creative Team Office Spaces
North Star Leasing, Office Space
       
     
North Star Leasing, Office Space
Gaines Marina, Marina Store, New York
       
     
Gaines Marina, Marina Store, New York
Vergennes Laundry by CK, Vergennes, Vermont
       
     
Vergennes Laundry by CK, Vergennes, Vermont

A fun redo project of a small bakery and restaurant. 

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Stowe Vacation Rental Townhouse
       
     
Stowe Vacation Rental Townhouse
Farmhouse style bathroom
       
     
Farmhouse style bathroom
Vacation Rental Guest Bedroom
       
     
Vacation Rental Guest Bedroom
Mad River Barn Inn, Vermont
       
     
Mad River Barn Inn, Vermont

Mad River Barn, Inn, Restaurant and Pub, is located at the base of the Appalachian Gap, serving skiers (Sugarbush and Mad Rive Glen), cyclists, craft beer enthusiasts, and other travelers exploring all the great things that Vermont has to offer. 

The owners were looking for “a rustic farmhouse feel with an edge of industrial".  A design was create to a connection to the past, while delivering a more unique and modern experience for the guests, including recycled, vintage and salvaged materials.

Photos by Susan Teare

Lake House
       
     
Lake House
Vacation Rental, Stowe, Dining Room
       
     
Vacation Rental, Stowe, Dining Room
Vacation Rental, Stowe, Vermont, Bedroom
       
     
Vacation Rental, Stowe, Vermont, Bedroom
Vacation Rental, Stowe, Jack & Jill Bathroom
       
     
Vacation Rental, Stowe, Jack & Jill Bathroom
Vacation Rental, Vermont, Bathroom
       
     
Vacation Rental, Vermont, Bathroom
Waterfront Vacation Rental House, Lake Fairlee
       
     
Waterfront Vacation Rental House, Lake Fairlee

Budget-friendly changes to a vacation rental property!

Basin Harbor Club and Resort, Lodge Room
       
     
Basin Harbor Club and Resort, Lodge Room

Open since 1886, Basin Harbor Club is a 700 acre resort on the shores of Lake Champlain. Family-owned, the fourth and fifth generations are now making changes to meet today’s travelers needs. With over 72 individual cottages and over 60 guest rooms in numerous historic building, Joanne Palmisano has been tasked with creating a style that speaks to the history of the resort.

 

Mad River Barn Inn, Guest Bathroom
       
     
Mad River Barn Inn, Guest Bathroom
Design by TruexCullins Architecture & Interiors
       
     
Design by TruexCullins Architecture & Interiors

Creative Consultant, Part of the TruexCullins Design Team for the Jay Peak Tram Haus Lodge Guest Rooms. 

Bear Mountain Inn, Maine
       
     
Bear Mountain Inn, Maine
Bear Mountain Inn, Maine
       
     
Bear Mountain Inn, Maine
Basin Harbor Club & Resort, Cottage Living Room
       
     
Basin Harbor Club & Resort, Cottage Living Room

With moderate changes to the cottages, they look fresh and inviting––perfect for today's traveler.  Keeping the design inline with the property’s architecture, history and its surroundings, Joanne Palmisano is designing spaces that the guests will enjoy for years to come. Updated paint colors, frames, oars, tennis rackets and vintage trunks, all found on the resort’s numerous attics, have been incorporated into the spaces to bring some unique design as well as a nod to the property’s history.

Bear Mountain Inn, Maine
       
     
Bear Mountain Inn, Maine
Mad River Barn, Guest Room
       
     
Mad River Barn, Guest Room

Many of the custom pieces using reclaimed materials came from the renovation project itself.

Vacation Rental, Holly, Michigan
       
     
Vacation Rental, Holly, Michigan

Budget-friendly renovation of an old Victorian B&B, converted into a vacation rental home.

Vacation Rental, Holly Michigan
       
     
Vacation Rental, Holly Michigan

Bathroom transformation in an old Victorian home that was changed from a Bed and Breakfast to a vacation rental home in Holly, Michigan. Budget friendly vacation design project.

Private Vacation Home
       
     
Private Vacation Home

Turned a vintage dresser into a sleek modern vanity, working the classic features, local stone, reclaimed wood doors and simple subway around it. Photo by Lindsay Selin.