What do you get when you combine two siblings, a common dream, and an old car showroom? Belmont's newest design spot, Artefact.
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Sue and Maureen Walsh have always loved both international travel and beautiful objects.
So after years working corporate jobs â€” Sue as a project manager for a tech company and Maureen as a marketing executive â€” the Arlington-based sisters decided it was time to pursue their passion for top-shelf home design. They found the perfect spot for their new dĂ©cor venture in a former Dodge dealership in Belmont. With its funky curved front, wealth of natural light, and wide-open floor plan, the space captures their laid-back yet luxurious aesthetic. â€śWe like
to think that Ellen DeGeneres, Tim Gunn, and Victoria Beckham would all shop here,â€ť Sue says.
1000 Pleasant St., Belmont, 617-993-3347, artefacthome.com.
1. Editorâ€™s Pick
An aluminum garden stool by Gold Leaf Design ($410) makes a surprisingly comfortable seat.
2. Best Investment
â€śThis is definitely something Audrey Hepburn would have had,” Sue says of the elegant Verellen sofa ($4,850).
3. Nice ?Stuff
The sisters imported silk from Asia and had a local designer incorporate it into hand-sewn pillows ($125â€“$150).
4. Piece of History
This wall panel ($400) came from a Maine estate.
5. Ownerâ€™s Fave
Whimsical porcelain ceramics by Lesley Anton ($140â€“$225) feature gold-leaf-painted zippers.
6. Most ?Versatile
â€śI love the juxtaposition of rustic and refined,â€ť Maureen says of this Jeff Jones â€śNotchâ€ť table lamp ($555), made from reclaimed oak.
Gold-leaf-covered objets dâ€™art ($210 each) make great eye candy.
8. Great Gift
These silver-handled nesting trays by Made Good ($325â€“$360) are covered in faux shagreen.
9. Green Choice
â€śThe patina is even throughout, so if it chips, the color will be the same,â€ť Sue says of this durable, lightweight John Lamos planter ($75) made of cement and recycled materials.
Source URL: http://www.bostonmagazine.com/2012/06/sister-act/