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Design Diary: Jr. League Show House Boston

The 35th  Jr. League of Boston Show House in the Potter Estate in Newton closed on Sunday. I didn’t make it over to see it in person, but I rounded up a bunch of gorgeous photos and sketches. Many of the rooms were done by designers I’ve often collaborated with on stories for local publications. Many thanks to photographer Michael J. Lee for sending over a whole batch of images. If any other designers who participated in the show house have photos or sketches of their rooms, feel free to email them to me and I’ll happily add them here.

BATH  RETREAT

Design by Ana Donohue

Photograph by Michael J. Lee

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GUEST BATH

JTM INTERIORS BOSTON DESIGN MICHAEL LEE PHOTO

Design by Janet Marena, JTM Interiors

JTM INTERIORS BATHROOM DESIGN BOSTON

Photograph by Michael J. Lee

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THE BATHING ROOM

Design by Stephanie Rossi, Spazio Rosso

Photographs by Greg Premru

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LADY’S ROOM 

Design by Elizabeth Benedict

JR LEAGUE SHOW HOUSE BOSTON 2012 ELIZABETH BENEDICT

Photographs by Michael J. Lee

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MASTER BEDROOM SUITE

JR LEAGUE SHOW HOUSE BOSTON 2012 KRISTEN RIVOLI

Design by Kristen Rivoli

JR LEAGUE SHOW HOUSE BOSTON 2012 KRISTEN RIVOLI

JR LEAGUE SHOW HOUSE BOSTON 2012 KRISTEN RIVOLI

Photographs by Greg Premru

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KID’S ROOM

JR LEAGUE SHOW HOUSE BOSTON 2102 ANDRA BIRKERTS

Design by Andra Birkerts

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GIRL’S BEDROOM

MALLY SKOK FABRIC WALLPAPER BOSTON SHOW HOUSE

Design by Mally Skok

Photographs by Eric Roth

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THE FOYER

JR LEAGUE NEWTON SHOW HOME

Design by Dianne Ramponi Interiors +  Susan Welsh Design

BOSTON INTERIOR DESIGNERS DIANNE RAMPONI SUE WELSH

Photograph by Michael J. Lee

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GUEST ROOM

HILARY BOVEY BOSTON INTERIOR DESIGNERS MICHAEL LEE

Design by Hilary Bovey, Bovey Steers Design Group
Photograph by Michael J. Lee

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POTTER’S ROOM

MARILYN MACLEOD BOSTON INTERIOR DESIGNER

Design by Marilyn Macleod, Lee Design
Photograph by Michael J. Lee

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LIBRARY

THEO & ISABELLA BOSTON INTERIOR DESIGN LIVING ROOM

Design by Theo & Isabella
Photograph by Michael J. Lee

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CONSERVATORY

Design by Gerald Pomeroy
Photograph by Michael J. Lee

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According to Wicked Local here are some details from two other Boston designer friends from whom I haven’t had a chance to get photos yet:

Paula and Kate McCusker of Theodore & Company converted the home’s former chapel into a blue and cream formal but relaxed living. They removed the old altar to expose a bay window for extra light. Artwork included a graphic black and white work by Picasso.

Kate Maloney Albiani designed an adorable nursery with tiny painted fairies on striped lavender walls. Details include double glass pulls on the built-ins, a poem made from old-fashioned reading cards, and a closet filled with tiny clothing.

JR LEAGUE SHOW HOUSE BOSTON 2012  NEWTON EXTERIOR

The Potter Estate, Newton, Mass.

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Designer Spotlight: Boston Designers’ Favorite Paint Colors

When the editor of Stuff asked me to come up with a theme for a home design-dedicated issue, I immediately said, “Color.” Unfortunately, the whole theme devoted to interiors idea was ditched, but I was able to salvage some of my work by putting together a page with local designers’ colors of the moment in “New Hues: Boston designers reveal their top color picks for fall“. If you decide to try one, I’d love to see it. Or, perhaps you can reveal specific paint colors you’ve had luck with. I’ll tell mine (tomorrow) if you tell yours. Meanwhile, here are the designers’ picks.

Annsley McAleer, Annsley Interiors, Boston

Her style: Traditional but fresh, using upbeat colors and patterns

Her color pick: Green Blue by Farrow & Ball

“I loved this color so much in my guest bedroom that I used it in my daughter’s bedroom, too. It is an intense color imbued with a sense of calm. It looks great with a strong white trim and other blue accents.”

Andrew Terrat, Terrat Elms Interior Design, Boston

His style: Tailored but not too serious

His color pick: Curry by C2 Paint

“This color is bold and vibrant, but also very warm and cozy, making it the perfect shade for a family room.”

Erin Gates, Element Interiors, Jamaica Plain

Her style: A mix of modern and traditional, new and old, high and low

Her color pick: Manchester Tan by Benjamin Moore Historical Colors

“A good neutral is hard to find. This one is fantastic and works anywhere. It is neither too deep nor too light. It reads cool if paired with cooler colors and warm if paired with warmer colors.”

Eric Roseff, Eric Roseff Designs, Boston

His style: Clean and crisp with a graphic sensibility

His color pick: Mahogany by Farrow & Ball

“I’ve used this in a small powder room in a high gloss. The color is rich and sumptuous. The lacquer finish opens up the small space by allowing for wonderful reflections.”
Julieann Covino, Jace Interiors, Cambridge

Her style: Affordable design that incorporates pieces you already own

Her color pick: Brilliant Sea by Behr

“This is my new favorite color. A little goes a long way. I would use this as a pop of color on the frame of a mirror (that I will hopefully find at Brimfield this week!)”

Rachel Reider, Rachel Reider Interiors, West Roxbury

Her style: Engaging interiors in a transitional style

Her color pick: Bordeaux Red by Benjamin Moore

“Try this eggplant shade in a dining room to infuse a cozy feeling. The warm tone would create the perfect atmosphere for a dinner party.”

Urit Chaimovitz, Urit Chaimovitz Design, Watertown

Her style: Classic but fun, with an eye towards the preppy

Her color pick: Bang! by C2 Paint

“Recently, I did a house in which we were able to hide a playhouse for the children under the basement stairs. I used this color for the door, which has a star cutout. It’s very ‘Nantucket red,’ inspired by the fact that that’s where this family spends their summers.”

Kathie Chrisicos, Chrisicos Interiors, Boston

Her style: A sophisticated mix of scales, colors, and styles

Her color pick: Flint by Benjamin Moore Affinity Colors

“I love this deep, dark, rich charcoal from Benjamin Moore’s new eco-friendly line. I’ve used it on a fireplace feature wall as well as at a kitchen desk alcove.”

Shellie Donovan, Shellie Donovan Interiors, Boston

Her style: Multi-textured with a whimsical punch of red, lime, or blue

Her color pick: Elephant’s Breath by Farrow & Ball

“I love Elephant’s Breath not only for its neutral color, but because I love clients’ reaction to its name. The gray really changes in each application, depending on the light. I’ve used it in powder rooms and back splashes, but would use it anywhere.”

Kristen Rivoli, Kristen Rivoli Interior Design, Winchester

Her style: Light, airy, and livable

Her color pick: Glazed Carrot by California Paints

“This is a very versatile color. It is sophisticated when paired with gray, playful when paired with pink or yellow, and vibrant when paired with white. When I use it on walls, I like to paint the doors and frames with it too, sometimes a shade darker or lighter than the wall color. It’s a trick that makes a small room look larger.”

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