Reader Roundtable: Would You Hire a Friend (or Work for One)? by

Issue 87 · Into the Wild · August 31, 2013

Reader Roundtable: Would You Hire a Friend (or Work for One)?

Issue 87 · Into the Wild · August 31, 2013

Last week we featured a renovated cottage by the sea where the client hired two friends as her architect and her designer. Crazy and foolhardy? Or wise and forward-thinking? After all, a common and shared understanding based on a prior relationship can promote collaboration and ease the communication and exchange of ideas. Let us know your thoughts—all stories (success and horror), are welcome.

P.S. See the miracle project at Before and After: A Summer Cottage Reborn on the Connecticut Coast.

Designer, architect and client | Remodelista

Above (L to R): Hannah Childs (Designer), John Allee (Architect), and Charlotte Tracy on the terrace of Charlotte's newly renovated house. Here are a few outtakes from the project (see more at Before and After: A Summer Cottage Reborn on the Connecticut Coast).

Summer Cottage Connecticut Kitchen Remodelista

Above: The light and airy kitchen.

Striped Staircase Connecticut Remodelista

Above: A pinstriped stairway.

Summer Cottage Bedroom Remodelista

Above: A guest bedroom.

Summer Connecticut Bathroom Remodelista

Above: A white and breezy bathroom.

  Shingled Connecticut Cottage Exterior Remodelista

Above: The reshingled and overhauled cottage.



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