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KITCHEN ISSUE LIZ CAAN
SPINS THE COLOR WHEEL T O C R E AT E M A S T E R F U L I N T E R I O R S F O R A FA M I LY I N WEST NEWTON
DESIGN SPOTLIGHT ON MARY MCDONALD, MARISA MARCANTONIO & MILES REDD West Newton Kitchen Redesign by Vani Sayeed Studios Designer Glenn Gissler Creates a Modern Icon on Martha’s Vineyard
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IN THIS ISSUE 9
new to the bookshelf
vani sayeed studios
david webster & marni katz
mcdonald, marcantonio & redd
Culture + Makers’ Guild
james beard’s all-american eats
kravet & museum of new mexico
D E S I G N · S T Y L E · C U LT U R E · C U I S I N E Also in this Issue 5 Question & Answer with Michael Phillips 6 Dear Readers 54 Bath Trends
On the Cover · Boston Designer Liz Caan Spins the Color Wheel to Create Masterful Interiors for a Family in West Newton · Page 21
michael phillips Editor-in-Chief chesie breen Creative Director george krauth Design Editor caroline sholl Market Editor sarah mccarthy | Showroom Liaison mary lewey Contributing Photographers eric roth 路 jared kuzia 路 gross & daley Copy Editor mary ross Publisher kathy bush-dutton | Published by new england home 路 jamestown, l.p.
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MICHAEL PHILLIPS PLEASE TELL US ABOUT THE LAUNCH OF THE CENTER FOR WORKPLACE INNOVATION AT THE INNOVATION AND DESIGN BUILDING. As you know the Innovation and Design Building is home not just to the Boston Design Center but to a great number of professionals spanning many design disciplines: architects, interior designers, furniture designers, product designers, graphic designers, tech companies, foundations, and more. We are sitting on one of the worldâ€™s most compelling talent pools and our goal is to activate this group and create a multidisciplinary endeavor and national platform for sharing the latest thinking in workplace design and innovation. HOW WILL YOU FORMALLY LAUNCH THE INITIATIVE? We started by reaching out to our community and found our ideal partner: Design Museum Foundation. They are an organization that is focused on exploring how design drives innovation. In a nutshell, that is our goal with the CWI. We liked that they were Boston-based, and we were attracted to their growing presence in major U.S. cities with an ability to produce pop-up programming and social media platforms across the country. From there we have formed an advisory council that will act as our think tank and ambassadors for CWI. DESCRIBE THE TYPE OF PROGRAMMING WE CAN EXPECT. We will launch this fall with a Workplace Innovation Summit signature event to be held annually, pulling together the thought leaders of the industry for keynote presentations, demonstrations, and workshops. We will offer regular programming throughout the year in the form of articles, videos, interviews, and multimedia content for member organizations. WHAT TOPICS WILL YOU EXPLORE? The design of how we work and where we work has always been important, but attention and discourse has crescendoed in recent years, as it is clear that well-designed workplaces translate into higher productivity, team happiness, employee retention, and increased revenue. We are going to tap into our collective resources and really explore how we can enhance these benchmark goals in the workplace. We hope our partners and friends at the Innovation and Design Building will take advantage of all that this endeavor has to offer. For all inquiries, please contact Michael at email@example.com.
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DEAR READERS Welcome to ID BOSTON magazine’s first ever kitchen issue, which showcases three very distinct kitchens, each fulfilling a different fantasy and function. Let’s take form off the table (ha!) for a minute; kitchens are really about way of life. They are not about appliances as much as they are about wiping a child’s chocolate-smudged face while the smell of fresh-baked cookies wafts from the oven. Kitchens are about standing at a sink and looking out the window to reflect on the day as the sound of water washes away the noise. Kitchens are about our senses. In no other room are we more tactile and engaged with the elements that sustain us: touch, sight, smell, sound, and let’s not forget taste. Full disclosure—I do not really enjoy cooking the way I once did, but I still LOVE to eat and share the table with family and friends. I used to feel a little guilty about it; after all, what kind of a person doesn’t want to cook for their family? The truth is, I am raising a family but I am also working insane hours, commuting, traveling, and active in my community. Something had to give. Through some sort of divine and unexpected osmosis, my family picked up the slack, resulting in a husband and three daughters who all are solid cooks who love and appreciate good food. It’s funny how things work out. Even though I’m not “in charge” of my kitchen, I am fully engaged and transported by the robust conversation, laughter, and bounty that unfold there. I can see other scenarios playing out in the kitchens we feature in this issue and imagine each one has a unique story to tell. Here’s to form, function, fantasy, and finding a way of life that suits your style. As always, please be in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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MICHAEL S. SMITH THE CURATED HOUSE: CREATING STYLE, BEAUTY, AND BALANCE by Michael Smith with Julia Reed Michael Smith is at the pinnacle of his career and The Curated House is an up close and personal look at Smith’s four private homes—his expansive Holmby Hills house, a Manhattan apartment that channels his love of Paris, an iconic desert retreat in Coachella Valley, and the hospitable United States Embassy Residence in Madrid, all of which he shares with his partner, James Costos, the U.S. Ambassador to Spain and Andorra. Twelve rich and varied projects showcasing Smith’s most recent work are layered into this lush and inspiring book. Published by Rizzoli New York, 2015 | www.rizzoliusa.com
CAROLYNE ROEHM AT HOME IN THE GARDEN written and photographed by Carolyne Roehm For Carolyne Roehm, the garden has always been more than a canvas for beauty. In her most recent book, At Home in the Garden, she canvasses each of her luscious gardens at her historic Connecticut home, Weatherstone, through the four seasons. As beautiful and singular as these gardens are, the arrangements and tablescapes they inspire are some of the most splendid and inviting we have seen. Published by Potter Style New York, 2015 | www.potterstyle.com
KITCHEN by Mick De Giulio From famed American designer Mick De Giulio comes Kitchen, an extensive portfolio of his latest work. This book features the signature elements and finishes of his uber-luxurious kitchen interiors, along with a look at some of his designs that extend beyond the kitchen. A project in West Newton, Massachusetts, especially caught our eye. Published by Pointed Leaf Press, 2015 | www.pointedleafpress.com
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The kitchen already benefited from substantial Vani Sayeed is a Newton, Massachusetts-based ceiling height, so she maximized the upper interior designer and artist who has received Her main challenges for cabinets to full height, which created additional multiple PRISM Awards from the Builders and this West Newton kitchen storage for items not used daily. An appliance Remodelers Association of Greater Boston for redesign were to open and garage holds bulky items and frees up counter interior design. This spring Sayeed will participate brighten up the working space without breaking the visual line of the in the Boston Junior League show house. She space and provide a cabinetry. has also been featured on HGTVâ€™s White Room welcoming breakfast area Challenge, as well as published in several New Because the interior space has no windows for the family. England magazines. Her main challenges for this opening directly outside, Sayeed specified special West Newton kitchen redesign were to open LED lighting throughout the kitchen to mimic and brighten up the working space and provide a welcoming daylight. The backsplash is a pure white Thassos glass tile that breakfast area for the family. The kitchen was chopped up into bounces light around the room. Because kitchen sinks are often two roomsâ€”a small, dark pantry that was unutilized space, and placed beneath windows, Sayeed created an internal window a kitchen that did not reflect the needs and aesthetics of her above this sink with a view into the family room. clients. The breakfast area was somber and unappealing. The sleek aesthetic carries over to the adjacent light-filled eat-in To create a larger, more functional, light-filled space, she took area. A built-in banquette, covered in a durable all-season fabric down the internal wall. Continuing the streamlined appearance, from Gloster through Ailanthus, offers cozy and comfortable all electrical outlets were installed as under-cabinet mounts, seating around a custom designed steel-base white oak breakfast ensuring a seamless look to the walls. An integrated drain board table, and includes spacious under-storage. negated the need for any countertop appliances. The jewel of the kitchen is an ultimate bar area in a special Sayeed opted for long sleek work surfaces of engineered stone. metallic finish on wood. It creates an ambiance of sophisticated She installed high gloss upper cabinets and contrasted those with drama and grounds the entire space. horizontal-grained English sycamore under-counter cabinets. The mix of components generates strong visual interest while maintaining the clean, contemporary look the client yearned for.
RESOURCE GUIDE APPLIANCES Speed oven: Miele Cooking range: Thermador Refrigerator: Thermador Sink: Julien J7 Faucet: Blanco Culina Semi Professional, satin nickel Soap dispenser: Blanco Alta Soap/Lotion Dispenser, satin nickel Filtration system: Aqua Pure Model 3MFF100 Garbage disposal: InSinkErator with SinkTop switch LIGHTING Kitchen and breakfast room recessed: LED lighting Under-cabinet lighting: Philips eW Profile Powercore 3000 K Plugmold: Legrand 2000TR Series OTHER Countertops: Silestone Frosty Carrina Backsplash: Allstone pure white Thassos glass tile precut to a custom 5 x 12 inch size, which eliminated the need for any small filler tiles Cabinets: Premier & Co. through Venegas and Company Wallpaper and textiles: Ailanthus Powder room: Thibaut Bribie from the Resort Collection
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KITCHEN Lantern: Coleen & Company; Lucite counter stools: Design Within Reach; Upholstered counter stools and chair: Thibaut with JANUS et Cie fabric; Roman shades: Martin Group, Manuel Canovas; Cabinet wallpaper: Brunschwig & Fils, “Les Touches Aqua”; Dishes: Juliska. BUTLER’S PANTRY Wallpaper: Studio 534, Katie Ridder, “Leaf” in violet; Cabinet hardware: Schoolhouse Electric. DINING ROOM Wallpaper: Lee Jofa, Cole & Son, “Woods & Pears”; Curtains: Martin Group, Manuel Canovas; Chandelier: Visual Comfort.
FOYER & LIVING ROOM
“The goal was to make the house happy, bright, and fun for this young family with three children and two dogs,” says Caan. Liz Caan is one of Boston’s most established designers, and a bright and talented face that everyone is always happy to see at the BDC. Her signature play of pattern, color, and texture has given some of the city’s most historic homes energy and charm that reflect the more modern lifestyles of her clients. In the case of this newly built home in West Newton, Caan was given a very clear directive. “The goal was to make the house happy, bright, and fun for this young family with three children and two dogs,” says Caan. The family had lived in the house for about eight years and had done some work of their own, but it was time to spruce things up and tie the rooms together more definitively. “The family room expectedly sees the most amount of play and they said they never used the living room, so my goal was to unify the entire floor and create spaces that were inviting and encourage more exploration and traffic. We tried to give each space some personality and also increase function,” explains Caan. Furniture arrangements were changed in the family room to accommodate greater seating and a built-in wall was removed. In the living room, Caan also added more seating and color. “I think we were successful in unifying the pieces the client had introduced, and we filled in the missing elements to achieve our goal,” says Caan. In the kitchen, Caan changed all of the light fixtures and painted the cabinets, which had been glazed and looked dated. She also replaced the hardware to bring the kitchen more up to date. “The butler’s pantry received a great little facelift with Katie Ridder wallpaper, new hardware, freshly painted cabinets, and an ebony stained countertop that was previously mahogany. The goal was to make this little jewel box bridge the gap between the kitchen and the dining room,” shares Caan. Liz Caan interiors are infused with character, wit, and individuality, and these interiors answer to that dictum.
RESOURCE GUIDE Kitchen, butler’s pantry, and dining room resources listed on page 21 All other images labeled by room type with resources below FAMILY ROOM Sofa: Thibaut Ceiling wallpaper: Scalamandré Love seat fabric: Brunschwig & Fils Pair of upholstered chairs: Designers Guild Throw pillows: Quadrille, China Seas Upholstered side chair: Romo Area rug: Stark
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LIVING ROOM Wallpaper: Phillip Jeffries, “What a Gem Orchid” on ivory Throw pillows: Osborne & Little Coffee table: Worlds Away Wallpaper: Webster & Company, Phillip Jeffries Lamps: Made Goods Curtains: Martin Group, Manuel Canovas LIBRARY Paint: Benjamin Moore, Calypso Blue #727 Area rug: Overstock Roman shades: Martin Group, Manuel Canovas FOYER Wallpaper: Schumacher, “Sumba Sisal” in ivory Stair runner: Stark Cowhide rug: Pure Rugs Black occasional chair: Noir Furniture via Liz Caan Interiors FOYER & DINING ROOM
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Interviewing Webster & Company founder David Webster and Boston Globe design writer Marni Katz is like listening to a duet with inspired choreography, lyrics, and repartee. The incubation of their collaboration is the Webster Art Project, a major show featuring the work of New England artists, currently on display at Webster & Company through April. Webster has long been a supporter of the arts and served on the Foundation Board of MassArt, and Katz comes from a family with strong lineage in the Provincetown Art Association and Museum. Webster gave Katz his wish list and she went to work curating. His criteria specified that all works be large scale and have a strong color field. The more messy, drippy, and abstract the better, and contemporary landscapes would work as well. Katz delivered a collection of works by artists from all over New England, including Portland, Maine, which—according to Katz—is the new Brooklyn. Webster spun his magic, finding a way to put the jigsaw puzzle of large and varied work together, and installed it throughout his showroom.
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1 David Webster in his eponymous showroom at the Boston Design Center 2 My 1969 Mercedes Pagoda 280SL in taupe 3 Blazer buttons from the Burlington Arcade, London 4 Tom Ford eyeglasses and Grey Vetiver 5 My Westie, Annie Lore and my Scotty, Maisey 6 Round button mirror by Clare Graham from JF Chen, Los Angeles 7 Sculptures Between and Gathering by Math Monahan
1 Portrait of Marni Katz 2 Our dining table in Boston is surrounded on three sides with art 3 Flowers from my garden on the Cape: Iâ€™m better at cutting than growing 4 The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston art sale in November is my favorite place to source artwork 5 A performance from the Cape Dance Festival at the Province Lands Amphitheater in Provincetown 6 My official debut as a curator was in the model apartment I decorated at Troy Boston in SoWa
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In the kitchen, Blue Ribbon woven wood shades from Finelines frame Eureka Sophie Micro light fixtures from International Lights.
Interior designer Glenn Gissler partnered with Bob Miklos of DesignLAB Architects to create this modernist blend of soft livable interiors and clean architectural lines in an iconic house on Martha’s Vineyard for longtime clients. Gissler is no stranger to modernist interiors. He has designed several residences and showrooms for the fashion designer Michael Kors. Soft palettes, interesting materials, and midcentury accents embody his signature style, which makes him the go-to choice for a sophisticated roster of clients. “The joy of furnishing this house, which features double height glass rooms, was being involved from footprint to finish; the challenge was to create an interior that would mirror the modernity of the architecture without falling into timeworn solutions,” says Gissler. Cliché it is not. There is a diversity and warmth to the choice of materials that creates subtle texture without the noise. Clean lines comingle with unexpected choices of mid-century and custom furniture. The palette is one of pale earth tones: the color of sand, seashells, and stone derived from the land and seascapes of Martha’s Vineyard. On the exterior of the sublime structure, the lines of the roof cladding stand in juxtaposition to many other horizontal and vertical elements that merge in visual harmony. In the living room, the massive Japanese-inspired coffee table by Tucker Robbins sets the tone for rugged elegance. Towering glass walls and doors are curtained in Perennials fabric from Bostonbased Finelines. The studio sofa, designed by Thomas O’Brien for Hickory Chair, is upholstered in “Meru,” a Sunbrella fabric from Donghia. The room is anchored by a large sea grass area rug on bluestone floors and a massive dry-stack stone wall encases the fireplace. Carefully chosen mid-century furnishings introduce warm woods, and a pair of vintage armchairs by RobsjohnGibbings for Widdicomb hold court in the center. At the other end of this expansive room is the dining area, which features a Gary dining table by Dennis Miller, made from antique stained planks. The custom chandelier is by Daniel Berglund. These combined spaces open onto a generously sized outdoor terrace. A kitchen with pristine white-lacquered millwork catches the abundant natural light and expands into the adjacent sunroom where driftwood-toned wicker chairs complement the bluestone floor and natural timber ceiling. The bedrooms are smartly finished and decorated in soft palettes. The house flows seamlessly from room to room, and one imagines hearing only the delicate shuffle of a slipper.
RESOURCE KEY Above The hallway is lined with custom mahogany cabinets topped with a collection of vintage oil jars. Opposite Terraces expand the footprint of the house. The dining room table is from Dennis Miller, and the custom chandelier is from Daniel Berglund.
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RESOURCE KEY 1 The living room features a Thomas Oâ€™Brien studio sofa covered in Donghia/Sunbrella fabric and a pair of T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings armchairs beneath a vintage Artichoke lamp by Poul Henningsen. 2 Gissler opted for Bisazza glass mosaic tiles in the bathroom and an undermount sink from Kohler.
On the screened porch, outdoor furniture was sourced through Smith & Hawken.
1 2 RESOURCE KEY 1 In the master bedroom, a vintage textile adorns the bed, paired with custom bedside tables from Nutech Interiors. 2 The guest room enjoys a vintage Sol LeWitt exhibition poster. Opposite A guest room with headboard from West Elm and vintage lamp.
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Previewing Celebrity Designer Mary McDonald’s Schumacher Fabric Collection words by chesie breen · photography by eric roth
We sat down with the whirling dervish of talent, charm, energy, and wit—also known as Mary McDonald—to preview the newest additions to her dynamite fabric collection for Schumacher. Mary held court in a sea of boldly patterned blue and white pillows with gusty trims and beading. The names are almost as fun as the designs: “Tahiti,” “Tikki,” “Tonga,” “Puka Diamond,” “Hula,” and “Bora Bora.” They don’t just set the tone—they sweep you away. The colors are heavily rooted in marine blues, oysters, espresso bean blacks, and warm tobaccos. They are exotically chic and warmly hospitable all at once. Sounds just like Mary McDonald. 1 Mary McDonald in front of the aptly named “Mrs. Howell” grasscloth 2 Mary McDonald and ID BOSTON editor Chesie Breen previewing “Tahiti Tape,” a new trim in her Schumacher collection 3 "Puka Diamond" in black sand, sea oyster, and marine 4 "Bermuda Blossoms" in slate and jet 5 Mary McDonald flanked by pillows in “Palm Frond” and “Puka Diamond,” both in marine
MARISA MARCANTONIO We Bumped into Top Blogger and Trend Analyst Marisa Marcantonio and Shopped the BDC in Force words by chesie breen · photography by eric roth 1
You never know whom you’re going to bump into at the BDC. Mary McDonald and I set out to shop for clients when we bumped into the creator of the top design blog “Stylebeat” Marisa Marcantonio, who was in town to research trends for an upcoming BDC Trends Forecast. Together, off we went to Waterworks, Phillip Jeffries, J.D. Staron, Christopher Peacock, WaterSpot, Tile Showcase, Ailanthus, the Martin Group, Charles Spada, JANUS et Cie, and more. We ended in the Market Stalls, which now have a long waitlist. We covered a lot of ground in an unexpected way—one of the many things we love about the BDC.
3 1 Marcantonio at Charles Spada 2 Visiting the Market Stalls 3 Marcantonio and McDonald at Schumacher 4 + 5 Previewing more fabric
T R U E O R FA U X “Stylebeat” Creator Marisa Marcantonio Presents
1 Kershaw Plain wallpaper by Nina Campbell, pattern #NCW4204. Available to the trade at Osborne & Little, osborneandlittle.com. 2 Schumacher’s Tortoise wallpaper in Amazon from the Celerie Kemble III collection. Available at fschumacher.com. 3 Finch side table by Thomas O’Brien for Century crafted in oak solids and veneer. Available through Cabot House. 4 Subtly geometric in form, this AERIN Malachite Green Geo vase features a narrow neck and shapely base, and is further embellished with 18k gold detailing. The pattern, reminiscent of Venetian green marble, was created by a unique glaze application technique finessed by an Italian craftsman in the 1950s. Available through aerin.com.
THE CONSIDERED INTERIOR Creating Captivating Décor Guided by Personality and Style
In her Boston Design Market trend presentation this past fall, top blogger Marisa Marcantonio asked the question: What makes an interior captivating? In her view, today’s interiors are imbued with individuality and personality, mixing a wide range of design styles and movements. A home that captures the personality of its owners incorporates a wellcurated assortment of collected artwork, decorative accessories, and personal objects. In her talk, Marisa explored how to create these personal moments by identifying key trends in the marketplace, highlighting what design elements and styles are in the air. She demonstrated how to mix these versatile pieces into interior design projects. Here is a capsule version of the trends she identified.
1 Bamboo Lemongrass by Designers Guild, pattern PDG652/01, designersguild.com. Available to the trade at Osborne & Little. 2 de Gournay Earlham in standard colorway on emerald green silk panels. Photo courtesy of BFA.
1 Anais, an exquisite 6-ply oversized silk ikat by Jim Thompson, highlights the natural handreeled texture of matte Thai silk with classic and elegant results. Available in seven colorways through Webster & Company and jimthompsonfabrics.com. 2 This deep seated and skirted Cape May armchair from Kravet is upholstered in Kravet Megalli printed linen in Currants. Available to the trade at curatedkravet.com. 3 Konya fabric by Osborne & Little, pattern #F6741. Available to the trade at osborneandlittle.com. 4 Aqua Pomegranate Suzani print, similar to shown vintage version, available through stfrank.com.
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1 Pierre Frey’s Mauritius 100% linen reveals a stylized and romantic depiction of palm trees, printed on linen and available in two colorways. 2 Jungle Life Imprimé fabric in heavy silk twill from the Hermès Home collection. Available through dedar.com. Photo by Studio des Fleurs. 3 The paperbacked wallcovering La Perouse by Braquenié features a pattern dating from the Second Empire. Named after the renowned explorer La Perouse, this botanical print on silk takes you on a faraway journey to the delicate hanging gardens of Asia. Available through pierrefrey.com.
1 Fade (#7226) in Sea Spray on White Manila Hemp by Phillip Jeffries. Available at phillipjeffries.com.
1 The Hadley etagere from the Charlotte Barnes collection, available through Charles Spada. 2 For her first fabric collection with Lee Jofa, renowned tastemaker Bunny Williams shares her modern vision and appreciation for gracious Southern living through beautifully rendered prints and weaves. Bunny Williams Home Furniture is also available through Lee Jofa, leejofa.com. 3 The plush, skirted Carmen sofa with a scroll arm is outfitted in Kravet blue velvet and trimmed with Diane von Furstenberg Geo Club Border in indigo. Available to the trade at curatedkravet.com.
1 Arini wallpaper by Matthew Williamson, pattern #W6806. Available to the trade at Osborne & Little, osborneandlittle.com. 2 Mulberry Home’s Game Birds Velvet is a stunning, multicolored fabric from the Bohemian Romance collection. Available to the trade through Lee Jofa. 3 Peacock chintz in Emerald by Miles Redd for Schumacher. Available at fschumacher.com.
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1 Ondine cocktail table by Windsor Smith for Century in maple solids and pin-knotty walnut veneer. 2 Dedar’s Margaritas, a highly pictorial floral design with assertive brushstrokes, is reminiscent of the painting techniques of 20th-century American expressionist art, which digital printing is able to reproduce faithfully. Available from dedar.com. 3 Pearl cocktail table available through Bernhardt, bernhardt.com. 4 Pierre Frey’s Kagura print in Tutti Frutti depicts partially overlapping traditional Japanese theater masks in bold colors on 100% linen. From pierrefrey.com.
1 An assortment of fabrics from the Journeys Around the World collection; shown in Watom and Alatao. Available from Pierre Frey, pierrefrey.com. 2 Charleston by Travers, available through showrooms, zimmer-rohde.com. 3 Zanzibar side table, available through bungalow5.com. 4 Bora Bora print embellished from Mary McDonald II, Schumacher through fschumacher.com. 5 Papunya, Oceanie, and Empreinte by Pierre Frey, pierrefrey.com. 6 Pachinko by Nina Campbell for Osborne & Little, osborneandlittle.com.
1 AERIN’s Iveala sconce with alabaster shade offers a warm glow and plenty of Art Deco character. Available from aerin.com. 2 Inspired by the purity of a Greek key motif, the legs of the classic and simple Clio side table are stainless steel finished in a special PVD gold color then topped with honed white marble. This table is the perfect example of understated elegance, and would work equally well in both modern and traditional spaces. Available from arteriorshome.com. 3 The Greer marble bowl is a stylish, structural piece crafted from exquisite marble. Available to the trade through curatedkravet.com.
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MILES REDD Market Spotlight: The BDC and Schumacher Welcome Design Sensation Miles Redd as our Keynote Speaker words by chesie breen The BDC is pleased to partner with Schumacher to welcome multi-talented designer Miles Redd as our Spring Market keynote speaker. Miles Redd is an editorial sensation who has carved out an enviable niche by turning out rooms that are playful mélanges of high and low, invigorated with whimsy, scale, and modernity rooted in classic decorating. “I strive to create spaces that are lively—and party ready—because isn’t that what life should be,” declares Redd. Atlanta-born Redd honed his design skills at New York University before working for the legendary design duo Bunny Williams and John Rosselli. He spent ten years as creative director for Oscar de la Renta Home. His new collection for Schumacher is full of spirit and playful motifs, but at the end of the day it remains classically rooted, making it possible for the design pendulum to swing both ways in any interior. There’s no imitating Miles Redd—he’s a classic through and through.
2 1 Capri shown in multiple colorways 2 Portrait of Miles Redd 3—5 Brighton Pavilion series
KITCHEN ENVY Dropping in on Christopher Peacock The Culinary Collection from Christopher Peacock is the perfect blend of industrial chic and old world charm. This culinary masterpiece conjures the grand kitchens built in the 1800s to service large estates. The polished copper hardware is a showstopper and proprietary to Christopher Peacock, as is the hand-painted white oil-based low luster paint. If you want to make sure your paint looks rich, textured, and authentic, insist that it be oilbased. There is no substitute, and it is a myth that you canâ€™t wipe it off. Plus, it will stand the test of time. This kitchen is a nod to the colors, style, and romantic countrysides of Denmark, the Netherlands, and Flanders. It is as relevant today as you would imagine it to be set in a large estate built in the 1800s. The wider door stiles and rails, non-beaded frames, and rounded hutches make this collection inherently traditional and thoroughly modern all at once.
BATH TRENDS Designer Bath and Salem Plumbing Supply has been the go-to location for all kitchen and bath needs since 1945. The family owned business prides itself on providing customers with the best selection of quality products and the highest level of personal service. Their spectacular 4,500 square foot showroom north of Boston offers an array of products that are sure to inspire. In addition, their talented group of associates are able to awaken clients’ imaginations to create the space of their dreams. With spring upon us, Jason Sevinor of Designer Bath and Salem Plumbing Supply shares the top trends for the season.
1 Gold fixtures are back! What was once considered “outdated” is now all the rage. Designer Bath has seen an influx of gold fixtures that can really give a space new life. 2 If you’re looking for a sleek look, you can now find flush mount shower heads with or without lights. Shower heads in general are becoming more stylish. A lot of the new shower heads this season channel the pendant light vibe. 3 Technology never fails to impress. Steam showers are now available with integrated controls that manage all shower functions and can be directed with your cell phone. 4 Drain covers can be beautiful! Decorative covers are available in a variety of designs and finishes.
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The modern farmhouse kitchen is a trend that takes cues from the past and streamlines them for today’s farm-to-table cook. Apronfront sinks, with their hardworking history, resonate with the familiar comforts of home. Marble countertops and polished chrome faucets add visual interest and a touch of classic elegance, while furniturestyle cabinetry in muted greys adds architectural interest to serene and sophisticated work spaces.
BY THE BOOK JAMES BEARD’S CLASSIC ALL-AMERICAN EATS: RECIPES AND STORIES FROM OUR BEST-LOVED LOCAL RESTAURANTS
The James Beard Foundation is America’s most prestigious culinary organization, with a mission to celebrate, nurture, and honor the country’s diverse culinary heritage through programs that educate and inspire. A cookbook author and beloved teacher, James Beard was a champion of American cuisine and his friendship with the legendary Julia Child is widely considered one of the greatest culinary alliances of all time. This dynamic duo of cuisine met in 1961, around the time that Child’s first cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking, was published. After working with a bevy of French chefs, Child saw Beard as a breath of fresh air and the focal point of American gastronomy. She believed it was Beard who truly made the culinary profession a recognized and respected one. After Beard’s death, it was Child who pushed to keep his house and start the James Beard Foundation. Thanks to the strong bond between these two masters of gastronomy, up-and-coming chefs now have the chance to make their mark on the world.
1 A famous portrait of legendary culinary duo Julia Child and James Beard in Child’s Cambridge, Massachusetts kitchen; photo by Dan Wynn © Elisabeth Wynn; courtesy of the James Beard Foundation 2 James Beard’s All-American Eats: Recipes and Stories from Our BestLoved Local Restaurants (Rizzoli New York)
In this book, the renowned James Beard Foundation chooses the greatest of America’s homegrown eateries and presents recipes of their crave-worthy foods. Every town has one: a humble restaurant serving up soul-satisfying food, where the flavors are the best, and the atmosphere is authentic. In the Northeast the book pays homage to Waterman’s Beach Lobster in South Thomaston, Maine, where 100–200 pounds of lobster meat is picked daily for their famous lobster rolls. Also well worth the detour is Polly’s Pancake Parlor in Sugar Hill, New Hampshire, where they put an original spin on grandmother’s oatmeal with their signature oatmeal bread. Make sure to grab some maple sugar cookies for the ride home.
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MAPLE SUGAR COOKIES Polly’s Pancake Parlor, Sugar Hill, NH
These thin, chewy cookies are baked with maple sugar and sold year-round at the bakery run out of Polly’s Pancake Parlor. The restaurant makes its own maple sugar, heating local maple syrup to just the right temperature before cooling and pressing it through a very fine sifter to produce the golden, granulated sweetener. Luckily for less intrepid home cooks, they also sell the sugar online. Similar in texture to tea biscuits, these buttery cookies are perfect for dunking into a cup of milky coffee. Preheat the oven to 425°F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
INGREDIENTS 2 cups granulated maple sugar, plus extra for sprinkling K cup
(1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature 1 large egg 1 teaspoon salt K cup
3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
Makes 36 cookies
In a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, beat together the maple sugar and butter until the mixture is smooth and fluffy. Add the egg and salt to the bowl and stir to combine. Add the milk and stir to combine. Add the flour and stir just until the mixture is thoroughly combined and forms a soft, sticky dough. Cover the bowl of dough with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator to chill until the dough is firm enough to roll, 2 to 3 hours. Remove half the dough from the bowl; leave the remaining dough in the refrigerator so it stays cold. Place the dough on a well-floured large cutting board and roll out to ¼-inch thickness. Using a cookie cutter, cut out shapes or rounds and place them on the prepared cookie sheet. (If the dough becomes too sticky to cut as it warms up, place the cutting board with the rolled dough back in the refrigerator for 15 minutes, or place the bottom of a well-chilled baking sheet on top of the dough for a few minutes to cool it.) Sprinkle the dough rounds with additional maple sugar. Bake until the cookies are lightly browned, 8 to 10 minutes, rotating the cookie sheet halfway through the baking time. Repeat with the remaining dough. Remove the cookie sheet from the oven. Let the cookies sit on the cookie sheet for 2 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack to cool completely, 10 to 15 minutes. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.
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KRAVET Inspired by Kravet’s Fabric Collection with the Museum of New Mexico, ID BOSTON Turns its Lens on Santa Fe and Taos words by chesie breen I first visited Santa Fe and Taos, New Mexico, with my family in the early ’80s. My uncle for whom I was named was and still does live in Santa Fe. It was a time when Santa Fe was exploding on the national scene and Ralph Lauren could be seen regularly buying up turquoise necklaces and concho belts in the town square. I vividly remember my visit to the Georgia O’Keefe “house” and feeling like I was sitting in the kitchen with this remarkable artist whose work represented a singular look I had not studied in my mostly Renaissance-driven art history class at the Hockaday School in Dallas, Texas.
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From Santa Fe we drove to Taos, where my education and intrigue with that part of the world was forever opened up. In later years I went on to study the life of the American artist Millicent Rogers after first reading about her in The Power of Style by Annette Tapert and Diana Edkins. In her sunset years, Rogers made Taos her home, where she designed jewelry made of gold, silver, and copper, reminiscent of the work done by the ancient Incas, Aztecs, and the Ashanti tribe of West Africa. She wore traditional
Navajo costume while dyeing velvet in her rustic kitchen, once a 17th-century fort. Authenticity was one of Millicent’s traits. According to Tapert and Edkins, when Rogers passed away, the entire Pueblo community wrapped in their colorful native blankets entered a white man’s cathedral for the first time in their lives to pay respect to the “gringo” woman who had understood and supported them.
When Kravet announced their fifth collaboration with the Museum of New Mexico, they had my attention. Kravet has always been a great leader and steward in the design community. They are wicked smart and always ahead of the trends, and not just when it comes to color or style. They understand partnerships and movements, and this collaboration embodies their sixth sense. Renowned textile designer and Museum of International Folk Art donor Alexander Girard quoted an Italian proverb when asked why he collected the folk art of the world’s artisan: “Tutto il mondo è paese” or “The whole world is hometown.” In the words of Pamela Kelly, Vice President of Licensing and Brand Management for the museum: “In partnering with us and by choosing such a broad spectrum of museum textiles for inspiration, Kravet too is saying ‘the whole world is hometown’ and that there are no foreigners.”
Inspiration for these modern interpretations of traditional designs was drawn primarily from small-scale patterns and embroideries in the museum’s 25,000-piece textile and dress collection. Color and texture inspirations come from pottery, basketry, textiles, and cut paper patterns. The resulting rich textures and pops of vivid color conjure the crisp blue sky, fiery red earth, and an array of complementary hues, both hot and cool, that we see when we close our eyes and picture the New Mexico landscape.
3 In the fall, the Museum of New Mexico Foundation hosted an inaugural design summit, which Kravet helped sponsor, where home furnishings industry leaders gathered in Santa Fe to discuss “Design, Creativity, and Ethics: How Museums and Global Cultures Inspire Trends in Interiors and Fashion.” According to Kelly, “The summit [was] about encouraging the dialogue between the artist/designer and the cultural material and its maker. We would like to see designers who turn to global cultures for inspiration give credit to the material, maker, and cultural traditions. By doing such, they imbue integrity and authenticity to the final product. Drawing on the cultural material should be about interpretation, not reproduction.” In reviewing this collection, we salute our friends at Kravet for leading this charge and continuing to act as leaders and visionaries in the ever-expanding world of design. 1 + 2 Inspiration for the collection was drawn primarily from small-scale patterns and embroideries in the 25,000-piece textile and dress collection at the Museum of International Folk Art. 3 Iconic Native American textile and ceramic pieces from the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture influenced many of the collection’s designs. 4 Museum of New Mexico pillows are available through Kravet on CuratedKravet.com.
PHOTOGRAPHY CREDITS cover
Photo by Eric Roth
Photos by Eric Roth
Question & Answer with Michael Phillips
pages forty-four to forty-eight
Portrait by Garrett Rowland Photography
page six Dear Readers Photos by Eric Roth pages nine to twelve Bibliophile Boston Covers courtesy of Rizzoli New York, Potter Style, and Pointed Leaf Press
Page 44 photos by Eric Roth Pages 46—48 photos courtesy of Marisa Marcantonio with selects noted within the captions page fifty-one Miles Redd Photos courtesy of the designer pages fifty-two & fifty-three
Page 10 photo by Björn Wallander
Page 11 photos by Carolyne Roehm
Photos courtesy of Christopher Peacock and Designer Bath and Salem Plumbing Supply
Page 12 photos by Dave Burk Photography with photo styling by Hilary Rose
pages fourteen to nineteen
Vani Sayeed Studios Photos by Jared Kuzia
Photos courtesy of Designer Bath and Salem Plumbing Supply
pages twenty-one to twenty-eight
pages fifty-five & fifty-six
Photos by Eric Roth
Page 55 photo by Dan Wynn © Elisabeth Wynn, courtesy of the James Beard Foundation
pages thirty & thirty-one
Cover art courtesy of Rizzoli New York
His & Hers
Page 56 photo © Ben Fink
His portrait by Dan Cutrona and photos by Eric Roth Her photos courtesy of Marni Katz
pages fifty-nine to sixty-one Culture & Makers’ Guild
pages thirty-two to forty-one
Kravet photos courtesy of Kravet
Museum of New Mexico photos by Eric Laignell
Photos by Gross & Daley
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