This Old House® West Newton Shingle-Style
It’s a grand Victorian with a dark entry, but we didn’t decorate to the style of the home. Instead, we focused on designing for today’s living. We kept the the dark wood original to the front of the house and then transitioned to painted wood in the back of the house and kitchen. We incorporated the client’s antiques and added new pieces throughout the home.
Boston Seaport – A Condo in the Sky
The homeowner bought this condo for the view, but the interiors were white and sterile. So we made it all about the view! The color scheme draws from what we saw outside — blue/teals from the bay + grays/neutrals from the cityscape. Wood tones unite the space making it welcoming, homey and expansive. There’s roof deck to die for! And cove LED lighting set the mood for night time scenes. We transformed the home into something more than just 4 walls and an amazing view — we made it magical.
The architecture and location of this home is spectacular. But to the client, the space felt cold and rather overwhelming. We used a number of tricks of the trade: rugs to ground the space and colors and patterns and textures to create balance between the striking art and architecture and the earthy materials found throughout the home. The window treatments, upholstery, fabrics, and wall paper brought warmth, harmony and a sense of well-being to the space. Now you feel like you want to sit and stay a while.
They don’t build houses like this anymore. Spectacular wood work and details call for quality and elegance in décor. These clients love traditional so we devised a plan with blues, greens and neutrals to balance the wood tones and brown tiled floors. We paid attention to reflective materials to bring in the light. A curated feel in the rugs keep it feeling lively and uplifting. French and Italian reproductions, custom furniture and lighting fit right in, like they were always there. The clients tell me that their home envelops them in beauty and makes them happy every single day. Can’t ask for more than that.