Erin Marvin: Modern Movements in the South End

Boston’s South End has long boasted a stylish scene, what with its plethora of urban-chic condos, trendy restaurants and fashionable people (and their pooches) who call this neighborhood home. No surprise, then, that it is also fast becoming a design destination for professional interior designers and amateur decorators alike. Around every corner, shops and showrooms offer both modern and vintage accessories for South Enders to feather their nests.

Last month, Kyle Hoepner blogged about the opening of Reside on Washington Street. Now, Addo Novo, the Portland, Maine, destination for all things modern, has opened a second location a mere stone’s throw away (which also happens to be a few doors down from Lekker).

Addo Novo’s new 4,400-square-foot studio at 1313 Washington Street, which officially opened on March 12, features pieces from more than twenty brands including De La Espada, Vitra, Bensen, Herman Miller and Knoll. Kyle and I popped in yesterday to welcome them to the neighborhood and snap a few pictures of the new digs.

Reside and Addo Novo join such other trend-setting South End shops as D Scale, Hudson, J.E.M, Sedia, Peng Furnishings, Gurari Collections and Simplemente Blanco. Lucky for me, the New England Home office is right at the center of this shoppers’ paradise, so I just have to look around the corner any time I need a little inspiration.

–Erin Marvin
Some of the New England Home staff thought it would be fun to post as guests every now and then, outside of our regular schedule of design subjects. We’re pleased to have Managing Editor Erin Marvin as this week’s in-house guest.

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