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Design Diary: Boston Magazine’s Design Home 2013

Over the summer I worked on a big project that is now up and running— Boston magazine’s Design Home 2013. No, I didn’t decorate any rooms; I wrote the copy for the accompanying brochure, describing the furnishings and decor throughout the space. This year’s home is an expansive condo in The Concordia, a newly developed building right on the water on the North Shore, in Swampscott, Mass.

Design Home is open through Oct. 7. I hope those of you who are local will consider taking drive to see it, since all ticket proceeds ($25/person) benefit Boston Children’s Hospital. (Click here to purchase tickets. 

The 3,600+ square foot unit, done in ocean hues, is furnished with pieces from local businesses, including Landry & Arcari, Lucia Lighting, Didrik’s, Surroundings, Zimman’s, and others. Here’s a taste of what you’ll see, photographed by the ever present (and talented!) Michael J. Lee.

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Entry
Custom bench by 60nobscot; crystal fixture from Lucia Lighting.

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Kitchen
Wood Mode cabinetry by Family Kitchens; backsplash by Tile by Design.

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Dining Room
Place setting from Didriks.

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Deck
Barlow Tyrie outdoor furniture from Didriks.

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Master Bedroom
Barley twist bed and custom paisley bedding from Zimman’s.
Hand-knotted Turkmen rug from Landry & Arcari.

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Sitting Area

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Ladies Dressing Room
Cabinetry by California Closets; clothing from Irresistibles.

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Sleeping Nook
Trundle bed by Family Kitchens.

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Guest Suite
Furnishings, bedding, and accessories from Surroundings.

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Coastal View

All photographs by  Michael J. Lee

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ARTmonday: 20 Photos of Girls At Play

If you follow ARTmonday you know I love atmospheric portraits of women. While I’ve blogged about a couple of wonderful photographers who concentrate on photographing children, namely their own, such as Winky Lewis and Kathleen Schwartz, I haven’t yet done a full post of images featuring kids. In honor of summer, here are photographs of 20 girls at play, including one I just spotted a few minutes ago on Facebook. So nice to have artistic friends! (Sorry Stephen Sheffield that I couldn’t include your guys. I love those FB pics; boys up next!) I love that in this post I was able to mix friends and colleagues with iconic superstars, along with a piece I bought from the SMFA sale last year.

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Kathleen Schwartz

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Andrea Tese

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Vladimir Arkhipov

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Nan Goldin

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Sally Mann

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Michael J. Lee

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Julie Blackmon

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Joanna Tam

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Hellen Van Meene

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Winky Lewis

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Richard Brocken

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Robert Knight

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Joanna Goddard

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Louis Stettner

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Austris Jaudzems

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Cynthia Henebry

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Harper Smith

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Angelina Belle Bergenwall

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Sndeeon Studios

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Montage: 20 Rooms with Cherry Blossom Branches

It’s cherry blossom time. I know this not from seeing cherry blossoms outside my window (unfortunately), but from seeing so many on Pinterest. I don’t think Boston is big in cherry blossoms. In my neighborhood it’s magnolia trees that bloom like crazy, though not quite yet. If you’re wild about cherry blossoms, when you’re done scrolling through these, click over to my “Cherry Blossoms in the Home” post on Wayfair’s blog today too.

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Laura Green, L. Green Studios
Atlanta Home & Lifestyles Inspiration House 2011
(walls are hand-stenciled)

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Photographer Carolyn Barber  –  House to Home

Cherry Blossoms Mural

Home & studio of photographer Manolo Yllera
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W Design Interiors

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Palmerston Design Consultants

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A Beach Cottage

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Dreamy Whites

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Lilla Blanca

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Design Within Reach

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SF Girl by Bay

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Canadian House & Home 
(Clarence House “Flowering Quince” wallpaper)

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Supon Phornirunlit, Naked Decor
Photographer Larry Olson

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Domino

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Frank Babb Randolph  – Photographer Max Kim-Bee

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Platemark Design

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Photographer Maria Isabel Hansson for Hus & Hem 
(Marimekko “Lumimarja” wallpaper)

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Photographer Jessica Pages  –  Design Sponge

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Katie Ridder

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Kristine Mullaney
Photographer Russ Mezikofsky for Boston Globe Magazine 

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Flowers by Rhoads Garden
Christian Oth Photography Studio

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Photographer Michael J. Lee

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vi a Shoebox Decor

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Photographer Ngoc Minh Ngo
Bringing Nature Home (Rizzoli, 2012)

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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

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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

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Photographs by Michael J. Lee

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MASTER BEDROOM SUITE

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Design by Kristen Rivoli

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Photographs by Greg Premru

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KID’S ROOM

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Design by Andra Birkerts

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GIRL’S BEDROOM

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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

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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.

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The Potter Estate, Newton, Mass.

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