New England Home November - December 2018

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Living Large in a Small Space Is there something specific you love about this project? I particularly love the chic, swanky midcentury style we created in this space and the play between traditional forms and modern furnishings. For example, we decided to put a traditional gold frame around the peacock painting over the fireplace, but rather than having it be attached like most frames are, its floating which gives the painting a dramatic pop.

risky but sensational! The client loved it so much that I repeated it in furnishings throughout the space.

Where did you look for inspiration on this project, and what makes it stand out? This apartment was a spec that we turned into a personalized space for a very particular client, who in the past, had been drawn toward a more traditional look. When we really thought about their personalities, the hip neighborhood they were living in, and the energy of city living we decided there was room for bold and glamorous. The black lacquer wall, for example was

What do your clients appreciate most about this project? My clients love the comfort and livability we created in this pied-à-terre. They were delighted by the attention to all details from the vintage barware and furniture to the custom rugs. Our client remarked that the initial experience of coming home and walking into her exquisite new space was a moment she wished she could live over and over again.

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What were the challenges faced on this project? The main challenge of this newly renovated historic building on Beacon Hill was the small unusable spaces. After moving a wall, adding fantastic vintage lighting and stunning mill work, the space radiated the elegance we knew was waiting to be unveiled.


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