Best of Boston

BEST Interior Designer

2013 BEST Interior Designer

Frank Roop


There are two schools of interior design: “shop and arrange,” or the completely custom approach. Those of us capable of selecting a sofa have little interest in the former and a profound respect for the latter, especially in the case… read more»

2012 BEST Interior Designer

Lewis Interiors


Polly Lewis and Maribeth Brostowski are carefully guarded secrets among Boston’s glitterati. The designers have incredible taste and restraint, and we adore their pluck. Just one example of their fine work: They recently outfitted a Beacon Hill townhouse’s library with… read more»

2011 BEST Interior Designer

Liz Caan Interiors


Exuberant (think: Miles Redd) and exacting (as in, David Hicks), Liz Caan has expelled boring beige from the palettes of Boston’s elite interiors. (And just in time, because we were running out of synonyms for oatmeal and ecru.) With a… read more»

2006 BEST Interior Designer

Duffy Design Group


Celebrity relocates to Boston area. Celebrity purchases multimillion-dollar pad. Celebrity homeowner puts Dennis Duffy on speed dial. You’d be smart to do the same. Duffy’s jaw-dropping interiors are marked by flawless furniture, one-of-a-kind home accessories, and seamlessly integrated artwork. And… read more»

2006 BEST Interior Designer, Kitchen


You know the scenario: (1) Every pot crashes to the floor as you reach for that little-used cake pan. (2) You swear you’ll reorganize the kitchen as soon as you’re done baking. (3) You never get around to it. (4)… read more»

2005 BEST Interior Designer

Frank Roop


Just as fashionistas favor couture over ready-to-wear, design aficionados prefer unique interior to chain-store décor. That’s why those in the know turn to Frank Roop. Roop works with combinations of vintage treasures, elegant fabrics, his own custom furniture creations, and… read more»

2003 BEST Interior Designer

Dennis Duffy, Duffy Design Group


An interior designer would call it classic modernism; we call it sleekness without pretense. However you describe Dennis Duffy’s characteristic geometric lines and striking color combinations, you’d know them in an instant. Distinctive and original are the two adjectives uttered… read more»

2002 BEST Interior Designer

Dennis Duffy, Duffy Design Group

South Boston

We could spend hours extolling the glories of Duffy’s handiwork. He has, after all, single-handedly spiffed up some of the city’s most stylish residences and commercial spaces—Manny Ramirez’s pad and the Charlesmark Hotel among them. But while Duffy’s signature soft… read more»

2001 BEST Interior Designer

Manuel de Santaren and Carolina Tress-Balsbaugh of Manuel Santaren, Incorporated


These two designers are as ease working with chintz as they are with sleek, minimalist, and modern. That’s largely because they have an eclectic clientele ranging from the Brahmin variety to dotcom whiz kids. No request is too obscure, and… read more»

1992 BEST Interior Designer

Interior Design Applications


Ida Goldstein brings contemporary colors and lines to traditional Boston. read more»