A recessed wall, covered with Greek Keyâpattered paper in a nod to the homeownersâ heritage, forms the master bedâs headboard.
The living roomâs low ceiling gets a visual lift from Venetian plaster, while a shallow soffit around the perimeter disguises utility wires.
Floor-to-ceiling maple millwork and bamboo floors bring a lighter tone to the husbandâs study.
After three decades in a traditional colonial house, the owners are happy with the more minimalist decor of their new home.
A sycamore vanity rests on limestone tile floors in the serene master bath.
The architectural team turned a cramped stairwell into a gracious entry area by removing a wall and replacing the wooden railing with glass and stainless steel.
Natural wood and shades of gray, as in the dining room, form the apartmentâs color scheme.
The stairs lead from the main living area to a study, guest room and laundry room on the lower level.
The foyerâs warm walnut floors flow into the open kitchen.
The back of the living roomâs L-shaped leather sofa slides to orient the seating toward the view or into the room.
Silver and gold touches give the small office a layer of glamour.
A lacquered cabinet provides an anchor for artwork in the entryway.
The designer collects blanc de chine figures.
A carpet of faux grass gives the terrace its garden appeal. The striped chairs are from Terrain in Westport.
Driftwood lamps and a hide pillow lend an organic touch to the custom headboard and nightstands in the master bedroom.
Metallic and organic mix in the living roomâs mercury-glass lamp with cork lampshade.
The bookcase, rescued from a consignment shop, has traveled with Eastman to all her apartments, taking on a different color each time.
A sectional sofa and antique bench dominate the living room in Tiffany Eastmanâs Stamford apartment. Asian touches in the lacquered side table, metal bamboo chairs and a Chinese Chippendale mirror lend age and sophistication to the new space.
Glossy white lacquer makes the kitchen all but disappear, allowing art and the occasional shot of color to pop.
Rotenberg’s sitting room takes on a decidedly feminine persona.
Rotenbergâs office displays an almost twelve-foot-long American flag she painted, replacing the stars with flowers.
Emerald-green grasscloth complements a painting reflected in a powder room mirror.
Life imitates art in the form of an orchid displayed in front of one of homeowner Judi Rotenbergâs bright paintings.
A shimmery silk from Robert Thompson covers the dining chairs, playing off bold bluesâincluding a glossy InterlÃ¼bke sideboardâin the dining room. A crystal Schonbeck pendant light gleams above the table.
The parlor, with its Landry & Arcari rug, is a study in comfort.
Serena & Lily bedding, a charming lamp from Arteriors Home and a floor painted in Benjamin Moore’s classic Newburyport Blue create an inviting guest room.
The master bedroom, with its upholstered bed and lush Yves Delorme bedding, is a tranquil paradise for busy parents. The painting above the bed is by artist Peter Hoffer.
Violet pops against pristine white in the master bath.
A mirror from Made Goods hangs above a console from Bungalow 5 in the entry.
Vibrant art and a Design Within Reach ceiling light set the dining room.
In the home office, metal spheres bring an element of softness to the composition
The bedrooms curtains, made from metal mesh, and the sleek Woodmeister-made headboard contribute to the industrial sensibility.
A live-edge walnut slab tops a desk in the master bedroom.
Mixed with the industrial sensibility, bits of whimsy include a Terzani light fixture and gilded branches in the frame surrounding the sofa and on the built-in shelves.
A live-edge walnut slab on Plexiglass legs forms the dining table, from Hudson Furniture.
The kitchen, with its wall of Japanese ceramic tile, sits at the center of the unit and opens to the home office. Cabinets built by Woodmeister Master Builders were treated to a coat of shiny paint that resembles a metal surface.
A bright red bench by Bouvé Woodworking and a contemporary painting add zest to the complex textures and colors of the entry. The Venetian plaster walls and ceiling, as well as the tiled walls were designed to resemble concrete and stone.
Magnificent views of the Charles River and Back Bay attracted the homeowner to the lofty condominium.
The family room decor began with the blue-and-cream abstract rug that is, says Elms, "a total wow."
An oval table and light fixture are fluid counterpoints to the dining banquette’s regimented, contrast-welt grid.
The view from a rooftop terrace is nothing short of spectacular.
The tufted banquette was added, giving the couple a comfortable spot from which to enjoy the views from the dining room.
Glorious city views take center stage, thanks to a design plan that keeps the living room furniture below windowsill height. A pale color scheme gets interest from textured fabrics such as linen velvet on the sofa and chenille on the lounge chair, geometric patterns in rug and pillows, and a smattering of animal prints.
A navy-blue wall adds depth to the master bedroom. The shag rug is cut to the width of the custom platform bed’s upholstered headboard.
The recess in the kitchen pantry cabinetry was meant to display art, but the client’s need for entertaining space led to the last-minute purchase of swivel lounge chairs.
Living room seating by B&B Italia is suitable for large crowds or intimate groups. The chairs, featuring a sculptural shape and sexy zipper up the back, were chosen for good looks when seen from any angle.
A built-in banquette in white matte lacquer gives the dining area a casual, restaurant-style feel.
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