With interiors done by Wendy Valliere, the nationally-renowned designer who owns Stowe’s Seldom Scene Interiors, the home featured in this episode is a feast for the senses. Each room is filled with rich colors, touchable textures and personal touches which isn’t surprising since this is, in fact, Wendy’s own home.
Wendy’s deft touch and personal style is evident throughout the renovated 1842 farmhouse which is set in the heart of downtown Stowe, VT. Black and white toile wallpaper and mirrored surfaces give the master bedroom a touch of Old World glamour and a playful shade of red on the kitchen counters is the perfect contrast to the snowy streets of Stowe, where snow typically blankets the town six months of the year.
When we visited Stowe this past winter, the town was bustling with skiers. After a leisurely tour of Wendy’s home, Parker heads out into the snow to take in the picture-perfect village. She sips craft-brewed beer at Lost Nation Brewery with the brew masters, meets with Ernie Ruskey, AIA, of Tektonika Studio, who handled the renovation of Wendy’s homes, and visits with the manager at beautiful Stowe Mountain Lodge. And because a mid-winter visit to Stowe simply wouldn’t be complete without hitting the slopes, Parker manages to get in a little skiing with Wendy.
That evening, Parker works with Chef Jason Pacioni, of Black Diamond BBQ, in Wendy’s red kitchen preparing dinner for a Wendy and a group of her friends. Chef Pacioni’s menu incorporates many locally-sourced ingredients including beer from Lost Nation which he uses to steam mussels.
The episode closes with Parker, Wendy and a group of Wendy’s close friends savoring Chef Pacioni’s creations as they toast the joys of New England living.
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