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Double Vision An affinity for glamour paired with the reality of young children inspired a savvy client and her simpatico designer to create a Brookline home that satisfies on both levels. ///////////

Text by Maria LaPiana Photography by Michael J. Lee

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he homeowner loves retro glam—the scene-stealing kind you see in the movies, the kind that lights up a set and makes leading ladies swoon. The designer admits to an obsession with Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills. The palatial 1920s estate has been featured in more than sixty films, whenever a script calls for opulence of the grandest kind. With such inclinations, lots of drama was not unexpected when the two conspired to reinvent a historic Brookline home. There was a wrinkle in the silk charmeuse, however: twin toddlers. Boys. “One day we were discussing materials,” remembers Kristine Mullaney, principal of the Boston interiors firm that bears her name. “My client pointed to her

CLOCKWISE FROM ABOVE LEFT: The designer’s flair

for glamour is on full display in the dining room with its gilded ceiling, velvet chairs, and deep aubergine walls. The card room in a 1920s mansion inspired the foyer’s design, while tone, texture, and comfort share the spotlight in the living room. 42  New England Home  January–February 2014

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New England Home  

Chic City Living January/February 2014

New England Home  

Chic City Living January/February 2014

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