Sneak Peek of Troy Boston Model Apartment In Progress

Last Friday I was granted entry into unit 1409 at Troy Boston, a new, “green,” luxury rental building in Boston’s artsy SoWa neighborhood. The apartment looks great; so sunny, with very appealing finishes, like cerused oak and lacquer cabinets, a white oak wood floor, and the best, a concrete ceiling. You might recall my post on creating the charcoal and blush color palette.


I thought I had so much stuff, but when I unpacked there was hardly anything. It didn’t even look like there’d be enough artwork.


I’m in love with the copper paillette pillow I found at H&M on sale for $7. Any thoughts on the dream catcher I made with fuzzy yarn and bamboo embroidery hoop?

A pile of textiles from H&M. The pillows are knockoff of a design by Hay. The pink throw is deliciously cozy.

Two coppery self portraits by Boston photographers Alicia Savage (left) and Laura Beth Reese (right).


Copper and black wire baskets also from H&M look pretty in the sunlight. Target sells similar wire baskets.


Heather McGrath’s Icelandic landscape printed on metal looks fantastic on the plywood divider.


A hammered copper tray on the flip side of the console table will hold a little bar set up.


Accessories: Canister with wood lid, wood trinket boxes with glass lids, copper sphere candle, fancy tonic water, and a print I made.


More H&M accessories. Rose gold & glass trinket boxes ($5 octagonal knock-offs of those little glass boxes by Iittala) and copper colored candle holders (also on sale for $5) that remind me of a Tom Dixon design.


All my bedding options, laid out. Charcoal and blush linen sheets and cushion covers from H&M, textural charcoal throw, velvet throw pillow and lots of pillow inserts from Ikea and a sweater knit blanket, plus even more gray sheets from Target. Sofa and rug on loan from Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams in Boston.


More pictures soon.

Author: StyleCarrot

Marni Elyse Katz is a design writer and editor who lives in Boston and Cape Cod with her husband, two sons, and a cat. She blogs about design at

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