Best of Boston Home 2014

Our annual guide to the local designers and resources that dazzled us this past year.

The Bedroom

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Photograph by Gordon Beall

WHY WE LOVE IT

With crisp white linens and orange accents set off by velvety cocoa walls, this room is a bold and sophisticated tribute to our most private of spaces. To tie the classic yet contemporary palette together, designer Gary McBournie used David Hicks fabric from Lee Jofa for the headboard, bed skirt, and drapery trim. Dreamy art depicts faraway places and epochs, and includes a watercolor by artist Wendy Artin, a collection of framed intaglios found at a Paris flea market, and a pair of plaques purchased on West Palm Beach’s Antique Row.

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INTERIOR DESIGNER
Gary McBournie

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BLINDS
Back Bay Shutter Co.

CARPETING
Stark

FABRICS
Lee Jofa

FRAMING
Lussier Lajoie Custom Framing

LAMPSHADES
Blanche P. Field

MILLWORK
Abbas Woodworking

WINDOW TREATMENTS
Drape It

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The Dining Room

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Photograph by Eric Roth

WHY WE LOVE IT

Sometimes the most exciting projects spring from modest beginnings. Case in point: Interior designer Kristin Paton was originally asked to give this dining area a fresh coat of paint and outfit it with Georgian antiques. But inspired by her “smart, strong, confident, and contemporary” client, she went above and beyond the initial request, lacquering the classically paneled walls in a rich chocolate brown and pairing an art deco–inspired dining table with butterscotch-leather Louis XVI chairs and an irreverent Jean de Merry brass chandelier. The result is an elegant, incomparably sexy space for dining and entertaining.

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INTERIOR DESIGNER
Kristin Paton Interiors

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ACCESSORIES
Kristin Paton Home

FABRICS
Lee Jofa

FLOORING
JJ Hardwood Floors

FURNISHINGS
The Martin Group

MILLWORK
Furniture Design Services

MIRROR RESTORATION
North Bridge Glass

PAINTER
Bopas

RUG
Stark

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