One Great Room: Parlor Games
Using a Steinway grand piano as inspiration, Jeff Klug of Butz + Klug Architecture reimagines a South End sitting room as an elegant, multifunctional space.
Photo by Eric Roth
1. A handblown glass pendant light by New York artist Deborah Czeresko adds a warm glow to the entryway.
2. â€śThatâ€™s a classic South End double front door,â€ť Klug says of the circa-1867 row homeâ€™s original entrance.
3. Local artist Sandra Allen created this graphite drawing of a tree removed from the Museum of Fine Artsâ€™ courtyard during renovations.
4. New mahogany-framed, counterweighted windows are almost identical to the homeâ€™s originals. â€śTheyâ€™re elegant and give the room materiality in exactly the right places,â€ť Klug says.
5. â€śThe lighting was designed to emphasize the dining room at one end and the music room at the other,â€ť Klug says of the Doge pendants by Venini.
6. Custom linen panels by Eliot Wright Workroom act as interior shutters, letting in natural light without obscuring the architectural casework.
7. A gilded 18th-century French rococo mirror was purchased in Hudson, New York.
8. Klug replaced a bulky Colonial mantel with a sleek, streamlined black-granite version by Gerrity Stone.
9. The architect spotted these green glass sculptures in the window of the Michele Mercaldo jewelry store in the South End.
10.Â A figured butternut-wood sideboard offers storage for napkins and silverware.
11. â€śThey are incredibly comfortable, but also beautifully designed, with sensual lines and a linear base,â€ť Klug says of the wool Eero Saarinen chairs from Knoll.
12. Chris Rice of Furniture Design Services used recycled ebony wood to craft the 84-inch expandable dining room table. â€śWe wanted wood with a pronounced grain to complement the piano,â€ť Klug says.
Source URL: http://www.bostonmagazine.com/2012/10/one-great-room-south-end/