Homeward Designs’ Cottage Style is co-owned by Jayne Ward and her daughter, Melissa Ward Messer, formerly a dancer with Boston Ballet. Here the two women collaborate on decorative, seasonal gifts for the home. “After years of watching Mom in her shops, it clicked for me,” Melissa says. “When I retired as a dancer, I wanted to follow her passion. We have a special creative synergy, and we love to celebrate the seasons and holidays of New England.”–Yankee Magazine, May/June 2010
New England Traveler
Planning a New England day trip, weekend getaway, or longer adventure? Explore our curated New England travel directory, featuring picks from the editors of Yankee Magazine (the New England experts since 1935) for the best things to do in each state, plus where to shop, eat, and stay.