Monday, August 19, 2013

NY Home Eye Candy

I zipped down to New York for the day yesterday to visit the NY Now show. I came back with loads of new ideas and products to use on future projects so it was really was worth the trip and there is nothing better than seeing some of these products in the flesh! The photo's don't do the show justice, but you can get a good feel for what was trending. I felt like there were a lot of products that were very "once off" looking - many pillows for instance that were being made with custom fabrics or leathers al colored beautifully in muted but pretty color palettes. I did see some brighter more preppy solid colors and lacquered pieces too (Jonathan Adler etc) too of course and this designer Tina Frey had these incredible benches that were made out of resin, but just gorgeous organic shapes and great proportions.

One of my favorite parts of my journey was meeting and sitting next to Melinda Cox from
Balanced Design on the train down to NY. She is a remarkable designer and has a fantastic line of fabric, pillows and rugs that I hope to use on a project very soon!

Tired feet today, but worth it.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Beacon Hill Modern

I recently completed a new project in Beacon Hill with a client that has a keen eye for modern and contemporary design with interesting collections of Eastern Artifacts and wine. The goal of the project was to modernize the open plan living space, but in a thoughtful way that would respect the location and also provide him with a functional design. With a vast expanse of windows, we automated the shades to keep the modern design aesthetic. The custom design wall unit houses all of the media, precious artifacts, nostalgic pieces like the signed baseballs, along with family photography.

John Gonnella, a local South End artist painted two custom pieces for us for the project which added a great focal point in the den, as well as a little humor. Next time you're strolling around the some of the oldest buildings in the city here, you never know what may behind those traditional brownstone exteriors.

All photography by Shelley Zatsky

The row of small coffee tables keeps the coffee tables narrow
allowing an easy flow through the living area to the den and bedroom

Every bachelor and wine lover needs a 
great bar set up.

The round custom designed dining table
keeps the flow open 

The wall hung wall unit visually keeps
the space open and allows the gorgeous 
rug to shine in the space

The den is dual purpose-An office with a sleeper

The master bedroom. Floor to ceiling drapery adds warmth
to the room and conceals one small windows behind

A knoll Bertoia Chair completes the modern 
look in the bedroom

Floor Plan Showing Furniture Layout