From Medford With Love

STUNNING LOCAL EXAMPLE of midcentury style, or a vintage movie set? We thought the latter, and convinced proud homeowners Scarlett Bartlett and Adrian Gill to star in our imaginary spy thriller.

Double Agent Bartlett approaches the compound to receive her assignment.
On Scarlett: Jason Wu trench coat, $1,450, Louis; Olivia Harris by Jay Gryson bowling bag, $455, Moxie; Ray-Ban tortoiseshell sunglasses, $129, Alan Bilzerian.

After hearing the code word, Agent A. greets his charge warmly. It’s been a long time. On Adrian: Bespoken shirt, $275, Louis; pocket square, $75, and Paul Smith leopard tie, $150, both Barneys New York; Prada suit and Gucci shoes, model’s own. On Scarlett: Jason Wu trench coat, $1,450, Louis; Rochas dress, $1,040, Barneys New York; B Brian Atwood suede “Edeline” booties, $450, and Elaine Turner “Payton” clutch, $195, both Moxie; Ray-Ban tortoiseshell sunglasses, $129, Alan Bilzerian. Furnishings: Birds in Flight sculpture by Curtis Jere, $1,700, Machine Age.

Agent A. phones headquarters and asks not to be disturbed. This assignment will require considerable finesse. On Scarlett: Alexander McQueen textured pencil skirt, $750, Alan Bilzerian; Adam tie-front silk blouse, $225, Dress; B Brian Atwood “Liese” pumps, $350, Moxie; Ippolita three-stone mother-of-pearl bangle, $275, Neiman Marcus. On Adrian: Alexander McQueen plaid suit, $3,065, Mauro Grifoni shirt, $325, Alberto Fasciani boots, $975, and Yves Saint Laurent tie, $140, all Alan Bilzerian. Furnishings: Tripod table by Hans Bellman, $965, and vintage rotary telephone, $125, both Machine Age.

She will need a Cuban visa, a shopping spree at Louis, and a dapper escort.
On Adrian: Valentini plaid pants, $395, Louis; Jill Sander shirt, $340, Barneys New York. On table: Hat, $60, Ben Sherman; Yohji Yamamoto flip-up sunglasses, $625, Alan Bilzerian. Furnishings 1969 Olivetti Valentine typewriter, $550, Machine Age.

The film reveals the true identity of Mayor Menino. Or is it… Meninovich?
On Scarlett: 3.1 Phillip Lim silk dress, $575, Dress; Chie Mihara buckle shoes, $425, Louis; Lulu Frost vintage crystal necklace, $528, Dress. On Adrian: Valentini plaid pants, $395, and Bespoken shirt, $275, both Louis; shoes, model’s own. Furnishings: Harry Bertoia for Knoll asymmetrical lounge chair, $6,689, Machine Age.

Briefcase, $995, and Paul Smith leopard tie, $150, both Barneys.

One of her gifts: she never loses the same game twice. On Scarlett: Dries Van Noten tweed skirt, $555, and Celine sweater, $1,200, both Barneys New York; Pour la Victoire “Alvery” patent pumps, $285, Moxie. On Adrian: Bespoken shirt, $275, and Kiton houndstooth tie, $265, both Louis; Alberto Fasciani boots, $975, Alan Bilzerian; Prada pants, model’s own. Furnishings: Warren Platner for Knoll coffee table, $1,862, Hans Wegner “Ox” chair, $12,900, Triennale floor lamp by Gino Sarfatti for Arteluce, $6,400, and Number, Numbest One by Jack Wolfe (1962), $6,500, all Machine Age.

Tomorrow, London, but tonight, we drink to Medford. On Adrian: Valentini plaid pants, $395, and Massimo Bizzocchi silk pocket square, $80, both Louis; shirt and blazer, model’s own.  On Scarlett: Fendi “Fantasy” wrap dress, $2,280, Barneys New York. Furnishings: 1970s five-ball chrome table lamp, $550, Machine Age.

Perrin handbag, $1,075, Louis; B Brian Atwood “Liese” pumps, $350, Moxie.

Photos Joyce Lee
Prop Styling Kara Butterfield
Fashion Styling Callista Wilson/Ennis
Hair and Makeup Michelle McGrath/Team
Models Adrian Gill and Scarlett Bartlett, homeowners


  • Yvonne

    I had the luxury of meeting the owners of this beautiful home, Scalett and Adrian when visiting on a tour.

    When you are looking at their home from the outside it doesn’t prepare for the spectacular experience awaiting you when you step inside.
    With all the straight lines I wasn’t sure what to expect. Yet they were able to capture the feeling of comfort and good energy in their home. The rich tones as well as the detail to the hardware, furniture down to the using the original clock.

    It is my pleasure to wish them well in any future endeavors.