The inspiration for this built-in bench at the foot of the stairs came from the Samuel Tilton Staircase in Newport, RI by McKim, Mead & White, masters of the "Shingle Style". Built in 1881, the historic house is known for its beautiful textured surfaces and open floor plan. The timberframe, warm wood tones and richly colored fabrics in the home featured here create a welcoming space to move through or to pause and reflect. Design by MaClay Architects. Photo by Susan Teare.