Seating

Two years ago, we were retained to decorate a Back Bay condo on the first block of Marlborough Street. At the time, we were not allowed to professionally photograph the finished project nor use it in any of our publicity. Recently, it came to our attention that the property was on the market showing photographs of the finished interior and we felt free to at least talk about the project here on our blog. As you will see, the existing architecture was gorgeous, thus our scope of work was furniture, fabrics, and selective decorative lighting, artwork and accessories.

Programmatically, our charge was to design/create stylish, easy, comfortable living areas in a traditional setting. Design the first level for entertaining large groups of people. The second level was intended for personal family living/relaxing and bedrooms. (Sally had a ball!!!)

Dining area.

LivingRoom/Parlor with it’s original chandelier for the mid 1860′s. Can’t you imagine a hosting party here, with a small quartet playing the background?

 

A few vignette snapshots taken during installation.

 

Kitchen.

Note the corner of the custom sectional sofa Sally designed for the space. A true kitchen lounge!

Library on Second Level with it’s original restored paneling. The perfect place to wind down at the end of the day!

My biggest regret is that I never saw nor do we have a photo of the lovely custom console with a built in TV lift I designed that was placed in the living  room, so beautifully fabricated by Hawkes and Huberdeau.

This piece deserves a separate post on it’s development.

(If I can corner Sally for a moment, I’ll come back and add info on furniture manufacturers, etc.)

 

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In this issue we find a kitchen Sally and I designed for a couple who moved from Boston to Newburyport to raise their family. They wanted the kitchen to express the energy of their former urban home and environment while respecting the architecture of  the 1920′s Colonial home they had purchased.

 

Here’s what we saw the first day we met our client – a rather quaint and dated “country” style kitchen.

 

And the after…

Enjoy the article!

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I was more than a little nervous when I approached Paul Guitard of Woodmeister asking him if his firm would be interested/willing to help us and the Series out by making 45 benches for the Play Me, I’m Yours portion of the Celebrity Series. First and foremost, they’re crazy busy right now and we had 4 week to get them done, meaning disrupting their shop schedule and work flow. Second, while I know Paul socially thru various professional organizations, we’ve never actually worked together, although some day I hope to. Thirdly, what was there in this for them, really? I wasn’t entirely sure. Well, in spite of my trepidation, they said, ” Yes, they’d love to help out!”.

As it turns out, it wasn’t such a hard sell. They are as passionate about design and beauty as Sally and I are. They believe that beauty, art and good design should be and can be appreciated by everyone, improving the quality of a person’s life. Bless You and Thank You Woodmeister!

Using a sketch provided by a Series representative they rolled up their sleeves, cranked up one of their CNC machines and began fabricating!

 

Woodmeister’s Chris Komenda has written a wonderful and very informative blog post on the benches and the Series. It is a well worth taking the time to read.

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