Evolve Residential

In the world of decoration, cumin is a color, down is not the opposite of up, curtains kiss the floor, and a fabric is favored for its hand.

To the uninitiated, this may all sound silly—frivolous even. But it’s shorthand for communicating an attention to detail that’s inherent in luxurious design. It’s a language that Thomas Henry Egan, Josh Linder, and Rebecca Abrams, the founders of Evolve Residential, speak fluently.

The jewel box of a shop, at the corner of Shawmut Avenue and West Concord Street in Boston’s South End, is best described by the adage “Good things come in small packages.” The snug interior holds an amalgam of furnishings upholstered in sumptuous cloths, cabinets of polished wood, and all manner of accessories—antique and vintage as well as up-to-the-minute.

If you find yourself at Evolve admiring the curve of a leg or the dressmaker details of a lounge chair’s skirt, rest assured that Evolve’s proprietors—who are also principals of an interiors firm of the same name—will understand.

470 Shawmut Ave., Boston, (617) 424-0003, evolveresidential.com.

—Cheryl and Jeffrey Katz

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