There all is order and beauty, luxury, peace, and pleasure.
~ Baudelaire

Goldilocks' Delight

Period: 1890's

Building: Queen Anne Victorian

Site: Sunny neighborhood in Chestnut Hill (Boston section)

Project: Space planning, furniture & finishings interior design

Areas designed in full or part: Sitting room (living room), grand foyer and stair, small foyer/entry, dining room

Green Design features: Natural fiber upholstery and rugs, grasscloth, recycled material/low VOC, and vinyl-free no-VOC traditional wallpaper, soapstone for efficient heat radiation, recycled upholstery fill, artisanal fair trade rugs and decorative objects, low-VOC paint

Color palette: Spring green, olive green, chartreuse, wheat, light blue, teal, multi

Materials palette: Linen, cotton, wool, silk, mahogany, grasscloth, soapstone, cut vinyl, Scalamandre wallpaper, Fortuny chandelier

Client: An extended family of five fabulous ladies including a busy lawyer and her two teen daughters

For a family who had gone through difficulties recently, we created a peaceful, friendly, calm respite from the world and a space to share happy times together. Easy care furniture and finishings allow them to relax without worries. A bright, elegant and artful entry welcomes with an unusual custom mural in cut vinyl, referencing a stained glass window. New architectural millwork radiator covers blend as if an original feature. Their soapstone tops radiate warmth, and in the dining room, double as a heated buffet server. Clean lined, elegant ruched silk-like roman shades allow light to stream in, and create beautiful sky vistas with their top-down, bottom up feature, while hiding undesirable street-side views. A unique and stylish cabinet hides computer and printer unobtrusively and efficiently.

The entire project far surpassed my expectations and I am extremely pleased with the outcome! I get constant compliments.
~ Beth, West Roxbury, Boston

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