And again, another online only auction. I’m feeling confident that we will all fundraise for the students at Massachusetts College of Art and Design IRL next year. But in the meantime, consider participating in the MassArt Auction 2021 online at BidSquare.com from March 27 through noon, April 11. The live auction is also online at t BidSquare.com on April 10 at 8 pm.
The silent auction includes 291 pieces from alumni, students, and friends of the MassArt community. There is painting, photography, mixed media, drawings, glass, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, installations, and even the opportunity for commissions. I’ll try to do another post that concentrates on the live auction, just in case you have a big art budget this year.
There are also virtual events surrounding the auction, including “Why Art Matters in Interior Design” on April 1 at noon with the always wonderful Elizabeth Lowrey of Elkus Manfredi, who is also an auction co-chair, and Emily Santangelo of Emily Fine Art. See you there? Be sure to register.
And even if you don’t want to buy, register (it’s free) for the MassArt Silent Auction so you can see more than these 20 artworks.
Interior designer Holly Gagne is one of the loveliest designers I know, her style is fresh, natural but still sophisticated, and her taste is impeccable.
I’ve had the pleasure of working with Holly a few times now, from our Covid Zoom with tips and tricks to bring harmony into your home (it’s recorded, you should check it out), to a kitchen with a supersized island in Boston Globe Magazine, to this Gloucester home with zellige tiles, a sliding glass bar door, and Scandi style wood stove; the story just dropped in the Winter issue of Boston Home magazine.
Photo by Jared Kuzia
Holly channeled hygge -meets-tailored in this sitting room just off the open living room. While there’s no wall between the two spaces, it feels private. The owners use it to read, drink morning coffee, and entertain with cocktails.
Faux shearling and iron lounge chairs nestle around a rattan coffee table that speaks to the coastal locale. Holly lined to backs of the custom built-ins with grasscloth for additional texture. “It’s all about being cozy,” Gagne says. The abstract painting is by local artist Nicole Sayour Botto.
I meant to follow up on my last post – Stylish Home Office by Realm Interiors – earlier, but once everyone got back to work after the holidays it was nonstop assignments and deadlines. A recent article relevant to this post is in the current issue of Northshore Home magazine. It’s about creating a home office with advice and examples from Boston area designers; you you can read it here.
Although I don’t work at a desk (I’m currently favoring the Flight recliner), I’m guessing most of you do. I know designers have been inundated with calls from frantic clients since the pandemic began about finding places to tuck in desks, console tables, and such to create discrete home offices so everyone in the family can have a dedicated workspace. Pieces that can do double duty are great for those tight on space.
If you haven’t invested the time to create an efficient work-from-home area for yourself yet, here are suggestions for 48 modern desks for a home office, which can easily be a corner in your living room. I’m starting off with the sculptural beauty in my last post.
A separate home office space is probably the most coveted space of 2020. I wrote about this office in the Boston Globe Magazine in the fall. Realm Interiors designed the office for a mom when they re-thought the open layout on the first floor of the family’s Winchester, Massachusetts. home. With three kids and a puppy, she really cherishes this chic space.
Photo by Joyelle West / Styling by Kaylei McGaw
The small room off the entry had been an eyesore of a playroom before Liza Kugeler and Laura Ogden of Realm Interiors made it over as a stylish office with dark, saturated walls painted Farrow & Ball Studio Green.
I’ve been piling on the pink to lighten the dark days.
Abstract painting by artist Sarah Lutz from Schoolhouse Gallery in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Blush candleholders by Hawkins New York from Salt in Wellfleet, Massachusetts (sold out, but also available at here). Tapered candlesticks from Danica Design Candles in Rockport, Maine. Ridged porcelain vase available here and pink glass vase available here. The Issey Miyake book is a recent gift and available here.