Sneak Peak: Urban Showhouse

Ricardo invited me to take another peak at the almost completed Urban Showhouse he’s been organizing in the South End. A couple of weeks ago I posted pics of the unfurnished space. I stopped by on Thursday, hoping for a glimpse of Jonathan Adler at work, but alas, his furniture was just starting to show up, and he was nowhere to be found. Neither was Ricardo for that matter. Andrew Terrat had already put much of the living furniture in place, and Lisa Kreiling had completed her installation of the third floor bedrooms. Dennis Duffy was putting the final touches on the master suite. Have a look. And don’t forget to attend the actual event, which begins this Thursday and runs through Sunday; proceeds benefit the Pine House Inn.

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When I visited on Thursday, the living room looked like this. Andrew Terrat of Terrat Elms had put all the basics in place, but the finishing touches had yet to be revealed.

But this morning, photographer Greg Premu sent me this shot. Looks like Andrew finished styling.

Looking up at the chandelier from the lower level, location of the kitchen/family room.

Speaking of the lower level, here’s what the delivery guys were unloading for Adler. Love the crisp colors , shapes, and pattern against the glossy white kitchen and hardwood flooring.

This room opens to the patio, to which plantings have been added.

Now to the second floor master bedroom, where Dennis Duffy has installed a hot red mural.

And the master bath.

Up to the third floor hall, off of which there are two bedrooms and a bathroom.

All the rooms were decorated by Lisa Krieling. Lisa, we must meet!

My favorite room in the house, the study, with fabulous corner windows (I cut off the other half ). Of course, if I lived here, this would have to be a kid’s room. I recognize the rope lights on the back wall from J.E.M.

Another corner of the study. The mohair-covered folding chair is also from J.E.M. I bet the zoology print is too.

The third floor bathroom.

And the other bedroom, wonderful, decorated by Lisa Krieling.

Portraits of kids hang over the bed – a cute idea. Who’s the artist?

And the exterior.

Deal Alert: D Scale Floor Samples On Sale

Boston designer Dennis Duffy‘s high end furniture showroom in SoWa – D Scale –  is doing some spring cleaning. They’re clearing out the majority of their floor samples to make way for new arrivals. Furniture and accessory floor models are now on sale for up to 70% off.

Polaris 3-seater Odessa sofa, $6,150; now $3,690

And more . . .

For prices (and more items) see D Scale’s Flickr photostream.

Entertaining: Tables by Top Designers

Last week I went to the preview of the Shreve, Crump & Low Festive Table event to check out the gorgeously laid tables for “The Inside Source.” Shreve’s, for those of you not in the Boston know, is the venerable jeweler of Boston society – the oldest jeweler in the country actually. And, as such establishments go, they also do a brisk business in tableware, selling Baccarat, Buccellati, Steuben, Christofle, Wedgewood, Steuben, William Yeoward, Anna Weatherley, and other luxe china, crystal, and silver lines. Shreve’s invited seven designers to create sumptuous tablescapes using selections for their store. The results were spectacular.

esjDesigned by Eric Steven Jacobs of ESJ Designs

Mariposa “Bamboo” chargers; Scott Potter “Fern” square plate; Baccarat “Vega Red” Rhine wine glasses; Mariposa “Bamboo” salad servers; Herend animals; zebra skin rug.

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barnumDesigned by Michael Barnum of Barnum + Company.

Jean Louis Coquet “Hemisphere Platinum” chargers; Jean Louis Coquet “Hemisphere Platinum Stripe” plates; Baccarat “Vega” Rhine wine glasses in amethyst; Baccarat “Vega” flutes; Christofle Galea” silverplate flatware.

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catalfanoDesigned by Anthony Catalfano of Anthony Catalfano Interiors.

Wedgewood “Nantucket Basket” china; William Yeoward “Maggie” goblets and wine glasses; Christofle “Albi: silverplate flatware; Mariposa shell dishes.

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mccuskerDesigned by Paula McCusker and Kate McCusker of Theodore & Company.

William Yeoward “Rosemoor Pink” chargers; William Yeoward “Gosford” dinner and bread and butter plates; William Yeoward “Avington White” dessert plate; Baccarat “Arcade” goblets and wine glasses; Baccarat “Mille Nuit Olivine” champagne flute; Buccellati “Torchon” sterling.

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duffyDesigned by Dennis Duffy of Duffy Design Group.

Pickard “Palace” chargers and bread and butter plates; Royal Crown Derby “Chelsea” salad plates; Baccarat “Arcade” goblets and wine glasses; Baccarat “Vega Amber” champagne flutes; Christofle “Osiris” flatware; MK Glover fabric; Buddhas from shops in Chinatown; flowers by Twig.

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eleven intDesigned by Michael Ferzoco of Eleven Interiors.

Gien green chargers; Jean Louis Coquet “Hemisphere Gold Stripe” plates; Scott Potter small bowls; vintage Steuben “Teardrop Baluster” goblets and wine glasses; Christofle “Osiris” flatware; Soctt Potter accessories;  Kravet fabric; Duralee green glass bead trim.

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berensonDesigned by John Berenson of John Berenson Interior Design.

William Yeoward “Avington Lavender” chargers; Anna Weatherley “Ivy Garland” plates; Heritage “Cricklewood” goblets and wine glasses; Baccarat “Mille Nuit Amethyst” champagne flutes; Tuttle “Richelieu” sterling; Grant Dawson Gold Warbler salt & pepper shakers; Baccarat butterflies.

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CARROT CURRENCY:  artificial trees

ARTmonday: Jacob Kulin

I first came across Jacob Kulin through a publicist for D Scale, designer Dennis Duffy’s furnishings showroom in the South End. She had emailed me images of an amazing tree branch, glass, and steel table that I was able to include in an article for the Globe, and in my post Get the Look: Trees (it’s the very first image). When I found out he is local to Boston, I was inspired to pitch a column on contemporary furniture designers in Boston to my editor in Stuff. She liked it, and I’ll probably do the piece in January. Meanwhile, I learned that Kulin also creates fine art sculpture. Hardly a surprise given the sculptural nature of his furniture. Here are some of his artwork that I particularly like.

Picture 4Untitled 2009  –  Powder coating over aluminum, stainless steel.

Picture 8Untitled  –  Lamp-worked glass beads, steel, anodized aluminum.

Picture 3Windjammer 2009  –  Canvas, mahogany, aluminum, waxed cotton cord.

Picture 10Untitled – Ostrich eggs, acrylic, stainless steel, walnut.

Picture 7Untitled 2008  –  Glass, zebra wood.

Picture 6Aspen 2008   –  Aspen wood, steel, silver leaf over aluminum.

Picture 9Untitled – Enamel over copper, steel, cherry.