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Site Spotlight: Market 27

About a year ago, one of my favorite Boston publicists, Cristina Moniz (Hi Cristina!) emailed me about Market 27, an online boutique featuring fine home furnishings, lighting and accessories all curated by New England interior designers and collectors. I was digging around in my “To Post” box today and thought it was high time to feature it. Coincidentally, the featured designers in the Market Talk section are the designers who reworked my condo, adding the banquette and all—Amanda Hark and Jeffrey Osborne of Hark + Osborne. So be sure to click over and have a look at that too.

 

Market 27 Boston Interior Designers Furniture S H O P P I N G

1 Kantha Patchwork Beadspread, $220

2 O&G Wayland Highback Sidechair, special order

3 Vintage Gold Leaf Mirror, $300

4 Bubble Pendant, $415

5 O&G Jack Side Table with Turned Legs, special order

6 Tall Mosaic Patterened Ming Style Vase, $50

7 Green Lacquered Side Table, $450

8 Vintage Ceramic Lamp, $385

9 Pale Blue Murano Glass Dish, $150

10 Milo Bauman Bar Cart, $2,795

11 White Washed French Style Arm Chair, $875

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Montage: 64 Rooms with Black and White Art

I’ve been really drawn to black and white abstract artworks recently. For instance, I could really go for a Franz Kline. OK, so that isn’t likely, but there are plenty of alternatives, and designers are incorporating them into interiors rather a lot of late. From misshapen ink blots and robust geometrics to feathery woodcuts and simple hand-drawn forms, black and white artworks elevate the sophistication level of a room.

I love the look, but I’ve found myself hesitating when confronted with the opportunity to purchase such a piece. Maybe the thought of laying out a lot of money for such simplicity is not as exciting as taking ownership of something bright and shiny. But let’s be serious,that could end up being the difference between something trendy from Forever 21 or a beautifully tailored Armani. No comparison. Happily, we recently purchased a pair of drawings that resemble thread. I had them matted and framed and they look fantastic. (I’ll try to post a photo later today.)

Bolig Magasinet 

Elle Decor

Elle Decor

Weitzman Halpern

Elle Decor

Molly Luetkemeyer, M. Design

Christina Murphy

Betsy Brown

Anouck Lepère’s home via Nowness

unidentified

Photographer Moris Moreno

Jan Showers

Shawn Henderson

Elle Decor

unidentified

Angela Hardison via Design Sponge

unidentified

Hay Copenhagen

Nina Freudenberger, Haus Interior

Betsy Brown

Ruthie SommersLonny

Meichi Peng Design Studio

Achica

India Hicks, Domino

Delphine Krakoff, Pamplemousse Design

Nina Freudenberger, Haus Interior

Ron Marvin

via The Decorista

via Wishflowers

Margarita Lorenzo, Chocolate Creative   |   via The Aestate

Celerie Kemble   |   Jennifer Ferreira

Ashley Putman, Lonny   |   Photographer David Prince

Photographer Lucas Allen   |   unidentified

Mim Design   |   Meichi Peng Design Studio

via  The Glamourai   |   Weitzman Halpern

Mendelson Group   |   unidentified

via  The Brick House   |   unidentified

via David Stark’s Sketchbook blog   |   via The Selby

Delphine Krakoff, Pamplemousse Design   |   Apparatus Lighting

Ericka McLain   |  via Design Manifest

via Erin Loechner on Pinterest   |   unidentified

Bruno de Caumont   |   unidentified

Luis Bustamante   |   Frédéric Méchiche’s loft via Door 16

via Mr Call on Pinterest    |   Haus Interior, Traditional Home

Ron Marvin, Lonny    |   via The Lennoxx

via The Aestate   |  Photographer Virginia McDonald

Betsy Brown

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Design Diary: Jeff Osborne’s South End Loft

I’ve been meaning to highlight Jeff Osborne’s South End condo for a while now. I originally wrote about it, “Living With Less, for the Boston Globe Sunday Magazine.  Why now? I have just hired Jeff and his partner Amanda Hark (their newly created firm is called Hark + Osborne ), to do design work in my apartment. So excited.

Jeff’s loft isn’t large, but he makes great use of the space. And  he as an amazing eye, mixing old and new, high and low. He had to do some serious editing to make it work. He gave all his old furniture to his brother, who lives in Maine.

Photo: Josh Kuchinsky

In the main living space, the television blends right in with the art. The ebony, bamboo-topped coffee table by Gervasoni from Showroom in Boston has simple lines, with an Asian feel. The rug is Italian, made from linen and wool. The sofa, upholstered in linen, is Flexform, from Showoroom in Boston. Owner Doug Gates is his best friend.

Photo: Josh Kuchinsky

The vintage Louis Vuitton trunk was a gift from Osborne’s parents. The painting of man on left is a self-portrait by Cyrille Conan from a local Boston art gallery. The smaller piece on the right was painted by his grandfather. It’s a cottage on Ballston Beach on Cape Cod, that has since washed away. Underneath, on the white lacquer Poliform shelf, is a whaling-ship propeller that he found at a Boston antiques show.


The smaller ceramic bowl on the far left is by Tim Christiansen, purchased from The Society of Arts & Crafts on Newbury Street. (Christiansen and Osoborne went to boarding school together.) The larger one is from Norway from his parents, who collect ceramics and art.  “They have fantastic taste,” he says, “They downplay it, but it’s been a huge influence on my work.” Both bowls sit on wood blocks from West Elm.

The artwork is hard to see here. The vertical is a drawing of a nose that he bought when he studied abroad in Florence; it’s a local contemporary artist but in an antique French frame that he bought it from a store called Flair. Next to it is a print from Paris of hats flying off people’s heads by Charlotte Reine.

On the bottom shelf are Chinese bronze animal bells from Intarwut in Cambridge.

Two aluminum frame full-length mirrors from IKEA are propped up behind the Flexform stainless steel and rope folding chairs.

Photo: Josh Kuchinsky

The bed is beyond the main living space, in a south-facing, floor-ceiling-windowed nook. The bed (high) is upholstered in white leather and covered in gray houndstooth linens. The nightstands (low) are from West Elm. The industrial-style lamps are from Casa Design in SoWa. The chair in the foreground, upholstered in striped chenille, is Flexform.

A trio of postcards depicting Greek ruins were discovered in a junk shop in Provincetown.

Photo: Josh Kuchinsky

The kitchen is standard issue from the building. The wrapped countertop is bisque-colored speckled Caesarstone, the applicance Viking, and cabinetry Wenge wood. Osborne added the three silvery pendant light fixtures from Casa Design over the bar. And note the Alessi juicer next to the bowl of oranges.


The entry is lined with family photos and artwork.

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