What happens when you pair the historical grandeur of the Back Bay's Ames mansion with luxe modern furnishings? Pure design magic.
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.
Styling by Kara Butterfield.
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