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Montage: 32 Interiors by Boston Designers, in Honor of Marathon Monday

Today’s post is in honor of the horrific explosions that occurred at the Boston Marathon finish line yesterday. (I live just a few blocks from that spot; thankfully my family and friends are safe.). I have pulled together an assortment of rooms designed by Boston interior designers. I’ve had the honor of working with all of them; these images are from stories I wrote over the years for various publications—Boston Globe Magazine, Boston Home, Stuff, and New England Home. And, of course, they were shot by our wonderful assortment of Boston-based photographers, and assigned by esteemed Boston editors, Anne Nelson, Veronica Chao, Rachel Slade, Brooke Foster, Erica Corsano, Paula Bodah, and Kyle Hoepner. Finally the homeowners–friends, neighbors, and others I’ve been privileged to meet, who have opened their gardens and homes to us.

After twelve years, Boston has become my home. It’s certainly my children’s home; they’ve lived here almost their entire lives. It’s been a wonderful time for us, free of tragedy after a very stressful few years in Washington, D.C. There for just a few years, but during both of my pregnancies, we suffered with the nation through 9/11, anthrax, and locally, the Sniper. I am sad that Boston has been marred by this tragedy now, on an iconic day. My thoughts are with the people who were hurt (and worse), and the little boy who lost his life too early. Thank you my friends who have been helping hold down the fort until I can get home, and thank you to my husband and his colleagues for their dedication.

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Ana Donohue
New England Home

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Lineage Restaurant – Alison Sheffield
Photographer Mike Diskin

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Annie Hall – S+H Construction
Boston Globe Magazine

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Brenda Be – Photographer Ben Gebo
Boston Globe Magazine

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Brad Walker, Ruhl Walker Architects
Photographed by Matt Kalinowski for Boston Home
Styled by Kara Butterfield & Jeffrey Osborne

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Butz & Klug ArchitectureBoston Globe Magazine

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Lisa Kreilling, LTK Interiors
Photographed by Trent Bell for Boston Home

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Ritch Holben, Rh Design
Photographed by Keller + Keller for Boston Globe Magazine

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Hacin + Associates – Photographer Clint Clemens
Boston Globe Magazine

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Jeffrey Osborne, Hark + Osborne
Photographed by Josh Kuchinsky for Boston Globe Magazine

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Karen Watson, Acorn Hill Design
Photographed by Diane Anton for Boston Globe Magazine

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Joao Stefanon, JFS Design Studio
Boston Globe Magazine

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Christine Tuttle – Photographer Eric Roth
New England Home

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Robin PelissierBoston Globe Magazine

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Erin Gates, Elements of Style
Photographed by Eric Roth for Boston Globe Magazine

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Frank Roop – Photographer Eric Roth
Boston Globe Magazine

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Duncan Hughes -
Photographed by Eric Roth for Boston Home

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LDa ArchitectureBoston Globe Magazine

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Rachel ReiderBoston Globe Magazine

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Avery True, Andra Birkerts Design
Boston Globe Magazine

700 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA; Stephanie Sabbe Interiors

Stephanie Sabbe
Photographed by Bob O’Connor for Boston Home

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Shellie Donovan
Photographed by Eric Roth for Boston Globe Magazine

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Kelly McGuill
Photographed by Eric Roth for Boston Globe Magazine

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Andrew Terrat, Terrat Elms

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Tom Murdough, Murdough Design
Photographed by Chuck ChoiBoston Home

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Tricia McDonough – Photographer Michael Casey

107 South Street, Boston, MA

Studio Luz Architects
Photographed by Bob O’Connor for Boston Home

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Kristen RivoliBoston Globe Magazine

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Rachel ReidBoston Globe Magazine

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Kristine MullaneyStuff Magazine

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Sally Wilson, Wilson Kelsey Interiors
Boston Globe Magazine

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Annsley McAleer – Photographer Ben Gebo
New England Home

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Montage: 30 White + Wood Rooms

The white and pale wood decor combo has been going on for a while, but I still really like it. I decided to do our Delray Beach condo (where we are right now, for two weeks!), in that scheme with pops of color. So far, no color, but lots of white and wood. The CB2 Woody dining table designed by Lime Studio arrived (it’s half price now; not sure why nobody wants it, I love it), along with a pair of natural beech Family Chairs by Lina Nordqvist for Design House Stockholm. Plus we did a multiple hour IKEA shop and brought home four VILMAR chairs, two natural birch, two white laminate. The KARLSTAD sofa in white with birch legs will be delivered on Friday.  (I’ll post a photo later this week, if you promise not to retch at the still not torn up white wall-to-wall carpet.)

In the spirit of spreading the white and wood love far and wide, I also posted “Design Trend: White and Wood“ on the Lamps Plus Style Illuminated blog, which I hope you’ll check out. But first (finally) 30 white and wood rooms.

Bates Masi Architects

JACQUELINE MORABITOS FRENCH HOME SLEEPING NOOK

Provence home of interior designer Jacqueline Morabito
Photographer Martin Morell • The Telegraph 

UNFINISHED WOOD DINING TABLE AND BENCH

VT Wonen

MASKING TAPAE RUG DRAMATIC WINDOW LOFT

Elle Interior Sweden

FREESTANDING TUB IN MASTER BEDROOM

Toronto home of mixed-media artist Kent Monkman
via Apartment Therapy

 Milk MagazineMilk Decoration N°5

WISHBONE DINING CHAIRS BEADED CHANDELIER

Kelly Deck Design

A house in Quito, Ecuador
Adrian Moreno Núñez and Maria Samaniego Ponce, Arquitectura X

BO BEDRE WHITE BEDROOM CONTEMPORARY BED

Bo Bedre

Briggs Edward Solomon

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Ritch Holben, RH Design
Boston Globe Sunday Magazine
(my blog post about this home)

VT WONEN WHITE BEDROOM CANOPY WOOD FRAME BED

VT Wonen

WHITE AND WOOD GALLEY KITCHEN CONTEMPORARY DESIGN

Katrine Martensen-Larsen, KML Design

BO BEDRE LIVING ROOM RATTAN CHAIR NELSON BENCH

Bo Bedre

SUSANNA VENTO WHITE AND WOOD DINING ROOM EAMES

Susanna Vento

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Piet-Jan van den Kommer
Photographer Joland Kruse

CONTEMPORARY DINING ROOM JORDI VAYREDA

Jordi Vayreda

SHOOTFACTORY CONTEMPORARY GLASS HOUSE LOCATION

Shootfactory

JAMIE BUSH & CO INTERIOR DESIGN CALIFORNIA

Jamie Bush & Co.

WHITE AND WOOD DINING TABLE WHITE CEMENT FLOOR

A 125-square-foot house in Cape Town, South Africa
Photographer Warren Heath

FFM Architects

WHITE TABLE WOOD SPINDLE CHAIRS FARMHOUSE

Home of Jane Cumberbatch of  Pure Style
via Design Sponge
Photographer Keiko Oikawa

WEITZMAN HALPERN DESIGN KITCHEN WHITE WOOD BERTOIA

Weitzman Halpern Design

LOFT BED WHITE FLOOR THE STYLE FILES

Kocham Wies
Photographer Raul Candales

OUTDOOR SHOWER HORIZONTAL WOOD DOORS

Architects Murdock Young

CONTEMPORARY WHITE WOOD FLOATING STAIRCASE STEEL RAIL

Spandri Wiedemann

WIDE PLANK WOOD FLOOR WHITE TABLE WISHBONE CHAIRS

Gundry & Ducker Architects

SKONA HEM DINING ROOM BLACK PENDANT LAMP

Skona Hem

MORK ULNES BEDROOM CONTEMPORARY BED

Caspar Mork-Ulnes, SF OSL Architecture

CONTEMPORARY WHITE BATHTUB NATURAL WOOD WALL

Photographer Janne Peters

 

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Design Diary: Rustic Modern in the Berkshires

I wrote about this exquisite Berkshires home designed by Ritch Holben of RhDesign in Southfield, MA for the Boston Globe Magazine earlier this year. It ran June 24, 2012 as “A Camp Conversion” and was photographed by Keller + Keller. Since then, the lead photo has been all over Pinterest, which was fun to discover, because it was not me who posted it. I hear a prominent design blog may be interested in republishing some of the photos too. It’s definitely worthy.

“We wanted something in the New England vernacular, but we also wanted modern.”

The skeleton of the house is outlined inside in reclaimed barn wood.
David Weeks Studio “Torroja Cross” chandelier.

Stone fireplace with steel mantle and  raised steel hearth for log storage.

Vintage Henning Norgaard coffee table.
Madeline Weinrib “Tulu” angora rug.

A chesterfield sofa.

Artwork is “Squares” by Peter Dunham.

Flat, black steel rails were clear-coated to show the manufacturing marks.

George Nelson pendant light.

Dining table by Johannesburg-based designer  Gregor Jenkin
McGuire “Seido” chairs in walnut.

Bamboo kitchen cabinets, limestone countertop.
“Morris Lantern” by Visual Comfort.

Window muntins have an extra-thin profile to mimic industrial steel windows.

Floating horizontal, wood slat wall in the master bedroom.

Schumacher “Chenonceau” wallpaper.

Guest bedroom.

Guest bedroom.

They redid a little cottage that was original to the property.

Lakeside entry.
Standing seam metal roof, corrugated galvanized metal siding.

From the back.

The 200-feet of lakefront includes two docks and a bait house.
A system of gabions were used to hold back the water.

Bluestone patio and cedar boardwalk.

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