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IN THIS ISSUE 11
His & Hers
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kristin paton interiors
30 years at the bdc
what we covet at the bdc
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 A Message from Jamestown President Michael Phillips 8 Dear Readers 23 Spotlight on Kitchens 52 Heading Home to Dinner 55 Showroom Spotlights 60 Maker’s Guild: Black Point Mercantile
On the Cover · Kristin Paton Interiors · Page 33
michael phillips Editor-in-Chief chesie breen Creative Director george krauth | Design Editor caroline sholl General Manager, Leasing & Partnerships kristan mclaughlin Showroom Liaison mary lewey | Intern natalia mirabito Contributing Photographers eric roth · jeff roberts imaging · michael j. lee · steve freihon · brent lee photography Copy Editor mary ross Publisher kathy bush-dutton | Published by new england home · jamestown, l.p. To advertise, please email Jill Korff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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DEAR READERS We live in a world where people are constantly referring to the power of social media. We all acknowledge it’s a powerful tool, and as editors we seek clever ways to distribute content for our “media brands.” We used to say magazines but apparently print is dead and it’s all about digital and impressions, which is code for reading content online and clicking deeper and deeper into the stories, and you’re critically dead in the water without video. Once you’ve figured out this hybrid publishing formula and renamed editors brand managers, you should be all set to tackle social media. At Jamestown we are all about innovation and staying nimble in a rapidly changing industry. It’s a point of pride and our properties reflect it. At our core however, is community. At the end of the day, isn’t social media in its simplest form merely an extension of community? Instagram is my favorite and I not so guiltily confess to engaging in strategies for embedding hashtags, tagging handles, pithy comments artfully blending emojis, and timely posting schedules. I relish watching followers grow as a result of these strategic little plays. That’s the sport of it really. What I enjoy most though is that Instagram is a community that allows me to be connected, inspired, and transported at any given moment. Think about it—any time, any place, with just about anyone. What else can lay claim to this? Here are a few of my favorite feeds. What are yours? As always, please be in touch. Oh and by the way, long live print! A FEW OF MY FAVORITE BLOGS
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HOW THEY DECORATED: INSPIRATION FROM GREAT WOMEN OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY By P. Gaye Tapp with foreword by Charlotte Moss How They Decorated shows us how some of the most stylish and influential women in social history lived and decorated. In her foreword Charlotte Moss writes, “How They Decorated is an invitation to enter the enchanting worlds of sixteen women—to experience their circles of influence and the results of their time spent at the altar of elegance, comfort, and beauty.” A common thread runs between these sixteen women and the discipline they applied to achieving a well-lived life. The magnificent sixteen: Lady Diana Cooper, Evangeline Bruce, Louise de Vilmorin, Sybil Connolly, Hélène Rochas, Gabrielle van Zuylen, Mona von Bismarck, Pauline de Rothschild, Babe Paley, Elsa Schiaparelli, Fleur Cowles, Pauline Trigère, Bunny Mellon, Dominique de Menil, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Lesley Blanch. Published by Rizzoli, 2017 | www.rizzoliusa.com
THE GARDEN OF PETER MARINO By Peter Marino with principal photography by Jason Schmidt and Manolo Yllera Peter Marino is a world renowned architect and designer acclaimed for his ultra high-end, showstopping residential and retail work for some of the most iconic names in fashion and art. His clients include Chanel, Dior, and Louis Vuitton. His work is iconic and has been internationally chronicled. Now we turn our attention to the grounds of his twelve-acre Hamptons estate on Long Island, New York. The gardens feature carefully curated plants, trees, and flowers and the book shows each landscape in different seasons and moods. Intermingled are nearly forty works of art by Francois Xavier and Claude Lalanne. Published by Rizzoli, 2017 | www.rizzoliusa.com
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THE DECORATED HOME: LIVING WITH STYLE AND JOY
PATTERNS: INSIDE THE DESIGN LIBRARY
By Meg Braff with foreword by Charlotte Moss and photography by J. Savage Gibson
Every season designers from the worlds of fashion, home furnishings, textiles, and graphic arts seek inspiration from patterns to bring their collections to life. Many of the world’s foremost designers turn to the Design Library in Hudson Valley to source the patterns they need. The Boston Design Center was pleased to host the Design Library book signing this spring. The first book to reveal the inner workings of the renowned Design Library, one of the world’s largest and most vital sources of surface designs, Patterns: Inside the Design Library is packed with hundreds of never before seen archived prints from the Design Library’s exclusive collection.
“I simply cannot resist a classic, crisp white kitchen. Without fail, it provides a great base of operation that feels clean, fresh, and conducive to cooking,” confides interior designer Meg Braff in her new book The Decorated Home: Living with Style and Joy. Braff maintains that a room only needs a few standout details for it to have great impact and the kitchen is no exception. To punctuate a monochromatic kitchen Braff employs a dose of color and pattern, and the energetic punch of a mosaic-tile backsplash, bold upholstered barstools, or cheerful colored placemats to pull together the space. Braff also recommends building a few surprises into a kitchen’s schematic layout, like painting the inside of glass-fronted cabinets an accent color. A detail like this can add punch or equally as important, soften the effect of a kitchen’s more industrial surfaces. Published by Rizzoli, 2017 | www.rizzoliusa.com
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A HOUSE IN THE COUNTRY BY P E T E R P E N N O Y E R A N D K AT I E R I D D E R
HIS & HERS A House in the Country chronicles the collaborative effort of renowned architect Peter Pennoyer and his wife, highly sought-after interior designer Katie Ridder, to create a Greek Revival house in the middle of the bucolic countryside of Millbrook, New Yorkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cattle and horse farms. For years, the couple had been thinking about building a house to escape to in the country before they found the six-and-ahalf-acre Millbrook site, which had all the features they had been looking for. Together Pennoyer and Ridder tell the story of the conception, design, decoration, and landscaping of their dream house.
A HOUSE IN THE COUNTRY By Peter Pennoyer and Katie Ridder with Anne Walker Photography by Eric Piasecki Published by Vendome, 2016 www.vendomepress.com
OPPOSITE The living room awash in pink with contrasting jewel-toned velvet upholstery, club chairs in Pierre Frey, and an antique Oushak rug.
A HOUSE IN THE COUNTRY
1 “The Tribune” features a curved, fishtail grille to allow light to spill through the center of the house. 2 Glazed doors with transoms flood the entrance hall with light. 3 An exterior porch. 4 The lush gardens surround a minimalist pergola designed by Peter. 5 Fresh flowers from Katie’s garden. 6 Portieres in swamp water green linen, trimmed with tape and pink wooden beads, flank the passage. 7 The study mixes tartan with fruit-patterned curtains from Jobs Handtryck, a Swedish textile designer and favorite of Katie’s.
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SEAL HARBOR words by chesie breen Â· interior design by leandra fremont-smith photography by jeff roberts imaging
Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not to love about this bright yet still cozy retreat in Seal Harbor, Maine? Designer Leandra FremontSmith has turned out bright and cheerful interiors with the perfect amount of gusto to hold up to the more salty elements of life in a small town on the southeastern quadrant of Mount Desert Island. A Harvard graduate who studied at the American University in Paris and the Boston Architectural Center, Leandra puts form, color, and function at the center of every project. She begins each by asking three simple questions: How do you live? What inspires you? What gives you comfort? If we asked ourselves these questions more often, wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t we all seek happier lives? For those lucky enough to work with Fremont-Smith, the result is a home that is inviting, colorful, and most of all joyful. LIVING ROOM
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RESOURCE GUIDE DEN NOOK Loveseat – from Vanguard in Manuel Canovas fabric available at Simply Home Navy Loveseat Pillows – in Jane Churchill fabric with Samuel & Sons trim Windowseat Pillow Fabric – “Bangalore” by China Seas with ”Linen & Brush” trim from Samuel & Sons Windowseat Sunbrella Fabric – “Veranda” from Stark Coffee Table – by Kenian in Antique Midnight available at The Romantic Room (theromanticroom.com) Rug – “Dante Stria” from Stark Map of Mount Desert Island – vintage SCREENED PORCH Sofa & Chairs – Cottage Collection by Thomas Baker (thosbaker.com) Sofa Pillows – Serena & Lily and Simply Home Wall Sconces – Fogg Lighting Art Prints – Clapper Hollow Designs from The Romantic Room LIVING ROOM Sofa – Lee Industries Simply Home (simplyhomepage.com) Chairs – Kravet Green Pillows – China Seas Green Pillows Tape – “Le Jardin Silk Border” from Samuel & Sons Coffee Table – Fenwick Coffee Table by Oomph available at The Kimball Shop Rug – “Dante Stria” in Navy from Stark Carpet Painting – Spray #2 36x46 by Ben Lincoln (benjaminlincoln-art.com) Painting above mantel – Ten Pound Island, Gloucester Harbor by David Bareford Watercolor next to door – On Your Mark 22x27 by Leslie Fogg WRITING NOOK Watercolor Prints – by Leslie Fogg Desk & Chair – circa 1920 from Antique Wicker in Southwest Harbor, ME (antiquewicker.com) Chart Books & Candle – The Romantic Room Milk Glass Vase – circa 1880 Paint – Pavilion Blue #252 from Farrow & Ball BEDROOM Matouk Linens – The Kimball Shop Center Pillow – Gazebo Blue from The Romantic Room Table Lamp – “Charlotte” by Simon Pearce from The Kimball Shop Paintings – The Wave by Ben Lincoln, courtesy of Littlefield Gallery (littlefieldgallery.com) Paint – Pointing #2003 by Farrow & Ball 2ND FLOOR HALL Bench – The Romantic Room Rug – “Bono” from Stark Carpet Wall Sconces – Ralph Lauren from Fogg Lighting
KITCHENS The Boston Design Center will host a special one-day market on Tuesday, April 4th with several of our kitchen showrooms featuring special programming. Visit our website bostondesign.com for a full listing of event programs. On these pages we offer a sneak peek of what to expect.
M AT T H E W QUINN A signature kitchen featured in the book, Quintessential Kitchens by Matthew Quinn. Quinn has participated in House Beautiful magazine’s “Kitchen of the Year” as well as the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club Decorator Show House. Visit Downsview Kitchens during Spring Market on April 4th to meet the designer in person.
S C AV O L I N I A stunning kitchen concept from Scavolini. Visit their stunning sixth floor showroom at the BDC and look for special programming to take place there during Spring Market on April 4th.
CHRISTOPHER PEACOCK The Refectory collection defines the “modern classic kitchen.” Taking inspiration from an English prep school dining hall or “refectory,” the combination of hand selected quarter-sawn oak and hand brushed fitted cabinetry provides character, scale, and proportion. The simple stepped detailing, large architectural moldings, and our signature oversized latches combine to suit the modern grand homes of today. It’s our take on creating the perfect transitional space.
A TALE OF TWO CITIES M I C H A E L C A R T E R C R E AT E S I M A G I N E D H O M E S IN BOSTON & NEW YORK FOR SAME CLIENT
words by chesie breen · photography by michael j. lee (ma) & steve freihon (ny) The highly revered, Boston-based designer Michael Carter was first hired to design an apartment for his client at the Mandarin in Boston. “Their daughter was living in Boston at the time, and they wanted to have a base here as well. Originally the family had a brownstone on Marlborough Street but, as their needs changed, they were enticed by the amenities and modern design of the Mandarin, so they came to us for help in reinterpreting their lifestyle,” says Carter. From there, Carter took what was basically a shell and re-created the bones so that they evoked luxury. Custom built-ins with exotic wood veneers were added throughout the unit, as seen in the living room. The fireplace was an uninspired holdover from the contractor, so they designed a custom mantel from Chesney’s in London as a replacement. “The overall effect was a blend of the traditional elements from their Back Bay townhouse with the clean, chic styling appropriate to the Mandarin. The clients described the before and after as going from zilch to zen,” recalls Carter. “Fast forward a few years and the same clients called and asked if we would ‘mind’ helping out with their newly acquired unit in New York’s famous One Madison, a distinctive pencil-thin apartment
building literally located at the base of Madison Avenue, where Rupert Murdoch owns the top three floors. This location was ideal for the husband’s new job as CFO and President of a major U.S. corporation—he could walk the two blocks to his office. He was very enthused to show us the apartment and the amenities that came with it—spa, media and entertainment areas, swimming pool, club rooms and dining rooms,” says Carter. Seeing these enviable spaces helped guide Carter as they perfectly embraced the spirit of the all-glass building with abundant light and the expertly crafted use of natural luxury materials—exotic woods and rare stone. These were incorporated into the client’s new unit with custom built-ins designed by Carter. “The other reason it was a great call for us to see these spaces, was our client insisted we visit the swimming pool on the fourth floor. He was explaining with pleasure that so many of the owners in the building lived in other countries like Russia, China, and Saudi Arabia, that it felt like he had the whole skyscraper to himself. Then, as we went from the spa to the pool, we heard voices and laughter … so in truth not totally alone. In fact it was resident Tom Brady enjoying some fun time with his children in the pool,” bemuses Carter.
A Donghia chandelier reigns over an antique carpet and custom linen-wrapped cocktail table in the clientâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Back Bay living room. Carter redesigned the end wall with custom built-ins and a Chesneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fireplace.
Unparalleled views provide the backdrop for luxury furnishings at One Madison. Carter used many of his Boston workrooms to fabricate and install the project.
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KRISTIN PATON INTERIORS words by chesie breen · portrait by elevin photography photography by eric roth Kristin Paton is no stranger to the interior design world. Classically trained, she has been turning out elegantly nuanced interiors for twenty years. In addition to establishing her own design practices in London and Boston, Paton has apprenticed at the highly revered design firms of William Hodgins, Parish-Hadley Associates, McMillen Inc., and Pamela Banker. She holds a B.S. in Interior Design and Illustration from the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University and has studied architecture at the Piazza Savonarola in Florence, Italy. That’s quite a resume in a world where careers are being launched on social media. Paton’s interiors are sophisticated and correct. Whether handsome and tailored or whimsical and glamorous—her interiors always look as though they were inspired at the altar of elegance. She combines expertise developed from two decades spent working in New York and London with a touch of European glamour and the practicality borne of her New England roots. For Paton, decorating isn’t just about turning out beautiful projects. Though passionate about design, her firm is respected for their professional and acutely organized process. “We are seasoned listeners, so we begin by asking questions about lifestyle and taste. We build a visual vocabulary and deliver interior schematics, furniture layouts, color palette charts, finish schedules, timetables, budgets, and well-articulated purchasing documentation. We draw from twenty years of experience and a broad array of resources to deliver the best of your vision. We also bring a relentless attention to detail to ensure that our project is completed to your highest expectations. On time. On budget,” promises Paton. In this issue Paton shares two projects that illustrate this promise and her knack for knowing just what is called for. The first is a stylish high-rise residence in Brookline with custom wallpaper from de Gournay, custom finishes, and luxurious fabrics throughout. The second is an easy-breezy, carefree summer escape with inspired blue and white interiors and nautical nods on Nantucket Island.
PROJECT ONE BROOKLINE
RESOURCE KEY 1 Comfortable seating in neutral palettes offers cozy elegance. 2 Study walls covered in Hartmann&Forbes offer a serene backdrop to contemporary art flanked by sconces from Circa. Opposite An antique Murano glass chandelier shimmers beneath a Phillip Jeffries silver-papered ceiling. The damask wool rug is from Stark and curtains made by Fine Lines are from Colefax and Fowler. Susan Walking in Leather Skirt video art is by Julian Opie.
PROJECT ONE BROOKLINE
The silhouette of a vintage Vladimir Kagan sofa upholstered in Rogers & Goffigon fabric with a horn and bone cabinet by Enrique Garcel found on 1stdibs in the background.
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Rizzoli Bookstore 1133 Broadway
Val Maitino Antiques Amazing for antique lighting
Spencer Swaffer Antiques High Street, Arundel
Nantucket Frameworks Great for picture framing
Petersham Nurseries Great resource for antique outdoor furnishings and objects, and is also lovely for lunch!
Space Old South Wharf shop owned by Elise Gura who worked for Peter Marino in New York Artists Association of Nantucket Represents many local artists Pumpkin Pond Farm Unusual collection of garden ornaments, furniture, and urns
King’s Court Galleries 949 Fulham Road Antique maps and prints Gotham Notting Hill Sells Deco-inspired French furniture lines such as Pouenat and Bruno Moinard Bermondsey Antiques Market Outdoor flea market selling vintage/unusual salvage, china, and silver Emma Bridgewater Fun handmade pottery for the kitchen. I used to bring my children here to paint pottery for their grandparents.
PROJECT TWO NANTUCKET
RESOURCE KEY 1 A breakfast nook in the kitchen features custom-made pillows by Partners in Design, a Bernard Buffet lithograph, and Vaughan lighting. 2 A custom designed sofa with Pindler slipcover, a trunk table from Sarreid, and grasscloth wallpaper from Nobilis in the family room. Baskets on the mantel were handmade by Paton. Opposite Paton chose a hanging swing chair from Serena & Lily, seating from Restoration Hardware, and an outdoor table from West Elm for the terrace. Kitchen appliances are from Marine Home Center and hardware is from Nantucket Ship Chandlery Corporation.
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“In conjunction with Farrow & Ball, Kristin Paton Interiors wanted to shine light on World AIDS Day with a message of hope, love, and the wish for a cure. We started by adding neon lettering to a backdrop that we painted in graphic stripes. We then incorporated a grouping of paper cranes that we handcrafted out of Farrow & Ball wallpapers. The paper cranes were inspired by an ancient Japanese legend asserting that origami paper cranes have the power to grant a wish and bestow good fortune and healing powers upon those in their presence.” KRISTIN PATON
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In the fall of 2016, the Boston Design Center celebrated its 30th anniversary with a big, splashy celebration that pulled out all the stops. Months in advance, committees were formed, ideas were shared, lists were compiled, and plans were formulated to throw a party that would not just wow and inspire, but usher in decades to come. Spirits were high as Jamestown President Michael Phillips welcomed guests and toasted our past and our future. We thought it would be fun to partner with our friends at the Junior League of Boston to create a retrospective of the last thirty years of design in Boston and the role the Boston Design Center played.
1993 GERALD POMEROY â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Junior League of Boston show houses allowed me to connect with and get to know many other designers in a very unique setting. I have formed many friendships that have been ongoing for years. Professionally, it was a way for a large audience to see my work. Being published early in my career and getting national recognition for my show house involvement changed the trajectory of my career. My affiliation with the esteemed regional editor for Traditional Home, Estelle Bond Guralnick, and photographer extraordinaire, Eric Roth, led to an ongoing collaboration which lasted my whole career.â&#x20AC;?
30 YEARS MICHAEL CARTER
NANCY SERAFINI “Participating in the Junior League Show House simply changed my career. The visibility and resultant publicity catapulted me from the realm of ‘young decorator’ to professional interior designer. I will be forever grateful to the Junior League for the opportunity not only to further my career but to help them fulfill their mission. Brought back floods of memories: The bathroom mural was painted by my best childhood friend and that was Woodson wallpaper. My son was two and is now forty! The bedroom was done for Laura Ashley and I don’t think any other designer has ever been sponsored.”
AT THE BDC MALLY SKOK “Being part of the Junior League of Boston Decorators' Show House family has added so many interesting dimensions to my design life. Working with the Junior League teams over the years, through all of the inevitable mini and major design dramas, has a way of making you feel you are in a real community and are working on something that is bigger than you, and your design world. I love the new friendships that are forged between the designers that participate, some of whom have become great friends ever since. Of course, it’s always a great honor to be selected to participate in such a prestigious show house, and to be recognized by your community. I love being involved.”
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LINHERR HOLLINGSWORTH New England Design Sensation Delivers Sunny Sophistication in a West Village Flat words by chesie breen · photography by brent lee photography
The Armani / Casa “Trocadero” dining table sits surrounded by B&B Italia “Lazy” dining chairs on a monochromatic hand-tufted area rug looking out to a panoramic view of the city.
3 Linherr Hollingsworth seems to be turning heads wherever she goes. The New England-based designer, whose firm works out of a restored factory in Norwalk, Connecticut, drew the attention of industry leaders Lisa and Cary Kravet and before you knew it they were launching a Linherr Hollingsworth lifestyle collection called Bohème—a fresh and unexpected collection of fabrics, trimmings, wallcoverings, and carpet. Taking its cue from the designer’s background in high fashion, transformative style,
and affinity to art and travel, the collection is both adaptable and eclectic. Together they hope it will be a refreshing viewpoint for today’s design world. Like her design of this flat in the West Village of New York, Bohème is evocative of Hollingsworth’s own freespirited yet refined vibe. Her work is simplicity with an edge; gusto combined with whimsy. Her rooms are well tuned compositions of pattern, texture, color, and form with touches of metallic.
1 In the entertainment area, custom swivel barrel back chairs upholstered in Kravet’s “Prospect Shadow” are supported by a gray velvet sectional, where wall torches by Bright Group add function and a touch of architectural surprise. 2 The streamlined Molteni kitchen centered in an open floor plan extends the perfect backdrop for an organic and artful infusion of custom works by Donald Baechler and Juliana Romano balanced with a vintage Tibetan area rug. 3 A vintage 1960s Stilnovo pendant fixture from John Salibello anchors the living area offering an eclectic mix of modern and vintage framed by Cassina “Nest” sofas, B&B Italia “Metropolitan” chairs, and “Diesis” cocktail table.
2 RESOURCE KEY 1 The master bedroom exudes a calm respite with an infusion of modern materials layering the Holly Hunt “Sophia” bed, “Oslo” settee, “Trepied” dresser, and Ralph Pucci “Cumulus” ceiling fixture by Ted Abramczyk. 2 In the dining area custom work by Charlie Miesmer sits above a vintage 1960s Cubist console from John Salibello. Opposite 1 “Forellino” wallcovering in Gilt 2 “Baturi Due” fabric in Truffle 3 “To the Point” wallcovering in Teal 4 “Modica” fabric in Coal 5 “Linked Up” carpet in Bronze 6 “Beziers” wallcovering in Stone 7 “Chicattah” fabric in Mink
“Linherr Hollingsworth brought a unique aesthetic to the Kravet collection through the blending of masculine and feminine elements in her work. Her designs pushed our vendors to create new constructions and add new yarns to capture her aesthetic and together we interpreted her love of art, travel, and high fashion to create a free-spirited yet refined collection.”
SCOTT KRAVET Kravet’s VP of Product Development
HEADING HOME TO DINNER
Many are familiar with HEADING HOME, whose mission is to end homelessness for good in greater Boston. They have provided emergency, transitional, and permanent housing, as well as support services to low-income homeless and formerly homeless families and individuals in greater Boston for over four decades with stellar results. Ninety percent of their clients remain successfully housed one year after placement due largely in part to the effective form of support HEADING HOME offers, which blends life skills, financial literacy, and job training.
weekend. HEADING HOME TO DINNER will be a celebration of tables and bar carts created by the Boston design community to raise awareness and help end homelessness in greater Boston.
What you may not know is that an influential group of designers led by the unstoppable Mally Skok are introducing a brand new fundraising event called HEADING HOME TO DINNER, which will debut at the Boston Design Center during Fall Market on Thursday, October 12th, with celebrations spreading through the
For the complete schedule of events and announcements, visit www.headinghometodinner.org.
“Our greatest role as designers is making people feel comfortable in their homes so in essence our goals are the same as HEADING HOME’s goals. We are trying to achieve the same thing so it made perfect sense to partner with them on an event that would foster goodwill in the Boston design community and support an organization dedicated to ending homelessness,” says Skok.
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Explore these showrooms for design inspiration 1 COWTAN & TOUT Suite 316 2 STUDIO 534 Suite 534 3 ANN SACKS Suite 21-120E 4 KRAVET FABRICS, INC. Suite 300 5 BAKER FURNITURE Suite 400
6 MARKET STALLS Suite 203
WHAT WE COVET AT THE BDC
BRUNSCHWIG & FILS
Architect Stanford White, commissioned by President Theodore Roosevelt to strip away the Victorian décor, asked Schumacher to design a shimmering satin lampas. Sixty years later, Jacqueline Kennedy again turned to Schumacher and swathed the walls of the Blue Room in White’s elegant lampas. The venerable house has reissued the fabric this year.
Eric Haydel’s Carnival Collection
Cape Comorin Collection
1 Drapery in “Coringa Embroidery” in Aubergine offers a graphic backdrop for the Rivoli Sofa in “Talakona Stripe” in Spice/Teal.
“Blue Room Lampas”
Collection also includes “Streetcar” and “Second Line”
“Growing up in such a culturally rich region of our country, I wanted to be able to capture the essence, spirit, and history of that place... as designers, our life experiences are the inspiration for what we create.” ERIC HAYDEL Interior Designer
2 Curtains in “Mugal Panel” in Indigo flank the Raspail Chair in “Komal Paisley” on the inside and “Palar Texture” in Sapphire on the outside.
K RAV E T
Mariinsky Damask Wallpaper Collection by Cole & Son
Madeleine Castaing Collection
“Smoke” in Lucid Blue on White Paper Weave
Top “Antique Mirror” in Silver Bottom “Pushkin” in Ginger and Charcoal
1 “Feuilles De Bananiers”
Also available in: Rhapsodic Collection 2 “Amplitude” in Aquatic 3 “Hana” in Multi 4 “Variable” in Sea Glass
Chartreuse Cover on Marshmallow Manila Hemp Sky Blue on Vinyl Leo’s Luxe Linens Dark Night on Marble Linen Urbane Grey on Silver Silk Silver Shade on White Glam Grass Sundial on White Paper Weave
WHAT WE COVET AT THE BDC
J . D . S TA R O N
FA R R O W & B A L L
L E E J O FA
1940s Inspired Wallpaper Collection
What’s not to love about this classic chintz from Lee Jofa’s Grenville Glazed Chintz in Blue/Green?
1 “Enigma” 2 “Gable” 3 “Arcade”
“Wallpaper is enjoying a revival right now and to celebrate and appreciate our 70th year, we launched a new collection of papers inspired by the decade in which Farrow & Ball was founded. The three uniquely textured patterns are contemporary interpretations of classic 1940s prints, showcasing the past informed by the present. All of our wallpapers are timeless, rooted in the past, and suited for traditional or more contemporary homes, while still acknowledging the archival design in which they originated. This concept is so important to us, especially in our 70th year, to honor the history of our brand while remaining relevant and new.” CHARLIE COSBY Head of Creative
CELEBRATE EVERYTHING Best-selling author, party expert, and editor-at-large of Martha Stewart Weddings, Darcy Miller is hands down, the go-to authority on creative, captivating celebrations. “Celebrate Everything is packed with tips, tricks, and inspiration for every kind of gathering you could imagine… down to the last detail… the creative mastermind behind star-studded get-togethers, Miller knows what she’s talking about,” raves Architectural Digest. Her mentor, Martha Stewart, wrote in the foreword, “For those who love to entertain, this charming book will be an eye-opener. Can one person really and truly be this creative, this inspired, and this talented? Can Darcy Miller Nussbaum really make each party, party after party, so different? So fun? So colorful? And so beloved by all attendees? The answer is abundantly yes.” CELEBRATE EVERYTHING! FUN IDEAS TO BRING YOUR PARTIES TO LIFE By Darcy Miller Published by William Morrow, 2016 www.harpercollins.com
BLACK POINT MERCANTILE
MAKERâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S GUILD Based in Portland, Maine, and operated by Skylar Thorne Kelly and Sara Lemieux, Black Point Mercantile represents the ultimate in understated chic. In artisan fashion, the company crafts painted canvas floorcloths that are as good looking as they are durable. A favorite amongst designers and fashionistas, the floorcloths are the perfect addition to every summer cottage and cabin. The work is all made by hand in Maine from domestic materials. Kelly and Lemieux run the operation together, sharing both management and creative responsibilities. The painting is done exclusively by Kelly and signature work can be found at Cory Daniels in Wells, Maine; Sharktooth in Brooklyn, New York; Wilder in Nashville, Tennessee; and SOBU in Oakland, California; but is most often commissioned by architectural and interior design firms. Standout clients include Studio O+A, Assembly Design, Nike, and Uber. For those looking to take the vibe with them, the company makes handbags and totes.
PHOTOGRAPHY CREDITS cover
pages thirty-three to forty
Photo by Eric Roth
Kristin Paton Interiors
page five A Message from Jamestown President Michael Phillips Portrait by Garrett Rowland Photography page eight Dear Readers
Portrait by Elevin Photography Pages 33–39 photos by Eric Roth Page 40 photo by Caitlin Cunningham Photography pages forty-three to forty-five 30 Years at the BDC
Photos courtesy of each Instagram account
Page 43 photos by George Krauth and Caitlin Cunningham Photography
pages eleven to thirteen
Pages 44–45 photos courtesy of each designer
Bibliophile Boston Covers courtesy of Rizzoli and Phaidon Pages 12–13 photos (left to right) by Balthazar Korab, courtesy of the Library of Congress; Jason Schmidt; Josh Gibson; and Mark Mahaney pages fourteen to sixteen His & Hers Photos by Eric Piasecki pages nineteen to twenty-two Leandra Fremont-Smith Photos by Jeff Roberts Imaging pages twenty-three to twenty-five Spotlight on Kitchens Page 23 photo by Caitlin Cunningham Photography
pages forty-seven to fifty-one Linherr Hollingsworth Photos by Brent Lee Photography page fifty-two Heading Home to Dinner Photos courtesy of Heading Home page fifty-five Showroom Spotlights Photos 1–4 and 6 by Caitlin Cunningham Photography pages fifty-six to fifty-eight What We Covet at the BDC Photos courtesy of each showroom
Page 24 photo by Mali Azima
Page 25 photos by Caitlin Cunningham Photography (top) and courtesy of Christopher Peacock (bottom)
Celebrate Everything Photo © Laura Stolfi/Stocksy United
pages twenty-seven to thirty-one
pages sixty to sixty-one
A Tale of Two Cities | Michael Carter
Boston photos by Michael J. Lee
Photos courtesy of Black Point Mercantile
New York photos by Steve Freihon
Cover courtesy of William Morrow
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