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Lake

The intent of the design of this magnificent lakeside home was to take traditional Adirondack architecture and update it. The architecture features dramatic exposed timber frame details and expansive water views. The challenge was to take these stunning, open concept spaces and make them comfortable to live in on a human scale.
Through close work with the architectural designer the interior spaces were customized to showcase the timber frame architecture, maintain water views from every room in the house and still create comfortable, livable spaces. This home features many custom luxury details and finishes yet it lives as a casual, approachable lakeside home.

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About

Over 20 years of experience in the interior design, architecture, and building fields

CICELY MARKOFF

Coming from a family of designers and artists, Cicely has been immersed in design her entire life. Working as an interior designer for 20 years now, Cicely focuses her work primarily on new construction and renovation residences. She loves being on the jobsite, working shoulder to shoulder with the builder and tradesmen, focusing on every detail of a house from the ground up. Her goal is to create a harmonious home where all the details, from the windows and doors, to tile and cabinets, to hardware and paint selections are in balance throughout the house and tell a related story.

Cicely specializes in architectural review, space planning, material specification, kitchen design, color plans and custom interior finishes. Furniture layouts, custom furniture design and procurement are also Cicely’s interior design specialties. CMID uses 5 of their own workrooms for custom upholstery and draperies. CMID also employs several custom finish artists for specialty work on walls and cabinets.

Cicely loves working on creating an entirely new space for her clients, either through new construction, renovation, or simply designing a new furniture layout.

Providing her clients with a full range of services, from complete construction consultation and oversight to simple paint consultations, Cicely tailors her work to her client's needs.

Cicely is known for her wide range of design styles, never narrowing her inspiration but rather reflecting her clients’ tastes and desires to create unique and personalized interiors.

Cicely’s goal is to create harmonious, comfortable spaces, always considering the house as a whole, and creating spaces that live well for her clients and reflect their lifestyle.

Known for her attention to detail and through communication and follow-up, Cicely has created trusting and long lasting partnerships with her clients.


“For the 10+ years we have worked together in the home design business, Cicely Markoff is consistently creative and ever reliable.  Her focus on and dedication to her clients shines in her design, which is always specific to the homeowner’s wishes and needs.   Cicely is one of my go-to interior design consultants, and I look forward to another 10+ of beautiful design work together!”

- Lisa DeStefano, AIA, Principal Architect – DeStefano Architects
 

Services we provide

From conception to completion

Project Development

From siting a new home to developing a floor plan, CMID offers a full and complete range of design services either working on existing interiors, renovations or new home construction. Listening to her clients’ needs and wishes, gathering ideas, and organizing these ideas into plans, Cicely works tirelessly to develop a project to her clients specifications and to create unique and well thought out homes.

Project Development

Architectural Review and Planning

CMID specializes in architectural review either working with an architect, a design/build firm or the home owner. Cicely is very hands on in all aspects of the architectural design process, from reviewing and developing floors plans to specifying each hinge and knob on a project.

 

Architectural Review and Planning

Project Administration

Cicely takes a very hands on approach to her projects. Attending many on-site meetings, working hand in hand with the architects, project developers, contractors, sub-contractors and vendors.

 

 

Project Administration

Interior Design

CMID offers all aspects of the interior design development process including;

  • Custom Kitchen, Bath, Home Office and Home Theater design
  • Electrical design and layouts
  • Plumbing design and specification
  • Tile and floor design and layout
  • Furniture layouts and design
  • All designs are documented with floors plans, drawings, design boards and schedules
Interior Design

Space Planning

A true believer in that form follows function, Cicely's main goal is to make sure the spaces she designs work, live, and flow as well as they look. Knowing that spaces need to relate and be on a human scale, CMID works with the architecture as a whole, always keeping in mind how the space will be used.
Through a thorough client interview, Cicely listens to her clients to understand their lifestyles. She will then make sure the interiors support their needs and dreams.

Space Planning

Additional Services

  • Furniture procurement and installation, either purchasing from one of our 500 1200 home furnishings accounts or from a resource of the client’s choice
  • Custom furniture design and finishing
  • Custom wall and cabinetry finishes
  • Custom window treatments
  • Custom resourcing for art, accessories and antique

 

Additional Services

"Cicely was the designer for our 7.000 sq ft lake house. Even now, 10 years later, when I walk into the house I love it all over again. She asked all the right questions in order to get a sense of our personal taste and how we would be using the home. The result is a timeless look; appropriate, elegant and comfortable. I wouldn't (and haven't) changed a thing."

- M. Wutz

 

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Name: Cicely Markoff
Address: 44 Buker Way, New London, NH 03257
Direct: 603.381.0599
Email: cmarkoff@msn.com

Key Partners

We are proud to collaborate with these experts

 

DeStefano Architects   |   Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Advanced Custom Cabinets   |   Brentwood, New Hampshire

Two Itinerant Artisans    |     Stockton Springs, Maine