Dramatic Interlude

By Rachel Slade | Boston Magazine |

Windows may crack and wallpaper will fade, but silver and gold shine forever.


Oji Masanori star trivet, $110, Mepra Due Ice Oro five-piece place setting, $121, dbO Home Glitz plate, $45, and Davlin rose-gold tray, $218, all Lekker Home; Roost quill pen, $23, Lunares wishbone keychain, $18, and Gold Leaf Design silver resin pods, $9 each, all Acquire; Midas water glass, $50 for two, and Midas champagne glass, $56 for two, both Design Within Reach Cambridge; Chrysalis Collection glass mosaic, $110 per square foot, and 3-by-3-inch Foundry Art accent tile, price upon request, both Ann Sacks; Heissrich Bavarian sugar bowl, part of a $255 set, Reside South End; Alessi tripod trivet, $50, Addo Novo.


B & B Italia Delta floor lamp by Jean-Marie Massaud, $1,703, Montage.

Give your home the red-carpet treatment with these alluring accents.


ForLife teapot, $32, Be Home pear, $16, and World Artisans wooden pencils, $11, all Shake the Tree; Lisa Jones folded salt and pepper bowls, $54 for two, Thomas Paul sea-life plates, $30–$40 for four, Thomas Paul sea-life coasters, $20 for four, Be Home teak acacia plates, $10–$15, Be Home small teak fork, $6, Be Home oval teak serving set, $27, South Street Linen napkin, $89 for four, and MUD Australia dip cup, $55, all Lekker Home; Sabre French resin teaspoon, $6, wooden spools of cotton ribbon, $8 each, and Fog Linen place mat, $54 for four, all Michelle Willey; Red Lantern earrings, $125, Carnelian jute bracelet, $220, and Calypso fringe necklace, $380, all NYX studio; Topography Valley textile, $99 per yard, and Groove Line textile, $101 per yard, both Knoll.


Cassina Canapo rocking chair by Franco Albini, starting at $5,755, Montage.

Clearly a diva, the color white soaks up the spotlight.


Lalique Nemours bowl, $450, Reside South End; Mediano ceramic bowl, $26, and Dulcera ceramic cups, $10 each, both Diseño; dbO Home broken-egg bowl, $65, and Masters of Linen dinner napkin, $16, both Lekker Home; Naoko Matsumoto ceramic urchins, $80–$140 each, Vessels Gallery; Vitra Algue decorative element, $95, Addo Novo; Pillivuyt ribbed-porcelain bowl, $16, Michelle Willey.


Driade Moor(e) swivel chair by Philippe Starck, $8,626, the Morson Collection.

Strong patterns meet clean lines in this elemental composition.


Pillivuyt porcelain quartet bowls, $18–$22, and spool of cotton twine, $20 for 300 yards, both Michelle Willey; Two’s Company polka-dot tray, $50, and Sweet Bella journal, $20, both Acquire; Arzberg Tunis creamer, $20, and Cucina basic coffee/tea set, $14, both Lekker Home; World Artisans mango-wood bowl, $22, and Be Home Horn knife with bamboo handle, $22 for four, both Shake the Tree; Dulcera ceramic cups, $10 each, Diseño; Cum Grano Salis salt set, $150, Addo Novo; Ethiopian handcarved olive bowl, $70, Reside South End.


Moroso Yo-Yo gold-leaf occasional table by Jakob Wagner, $1,816, Montage; Minotti Cesar end table by Rodolfo Dordoni (model B), $1,206, Minotti Cesar end table by Rodolfo Dordoni (model A), $1,167, Missoni Spool table, $1,640, and Minotti Still brass side table by Rodolfo Dordoni, $2,140, all the Morson Collection; Casamania Philippe I side tables by Sam Baron, $995 each, and Porada Kiko Stool, $1,670, both Casa Design; Eames walnut stool (shape B), $829, Design Within Reach Cambridge.

Photos by Dave Bradley, styling by Kara Butterfield

  • tahnya

    Superb photographs and styling – haven’t seen the stand over shots like this before.
    Love the grandness!