Best of Boston Home 2015

Every year we see countless beautiful designs from hard-working, creative teams all over New England. Here, we share the smartest, chicest rooms of the bunch.

living room

photograph by kate kelly

Nina Farmer demonstrated her incredible skill by ­working within this limited taupe palette, exploring ­design instead through texture, material, and form to create a family-friendly living room disguised as a formal parlor. Farmer inherited many of the home’s original details, including the plaster moldings and peacock-blue tile fireplace surround. Her additions include furnishings in a mix of genres, from the art deco club chairs to the lush tufted sofa to the upholstered Louis XVI chairs. An antique mercury-mirrored cabinet above the mantel conceals the television, which can be easily deployed on movie night.

Interior Designer
Nina Farmer Interiors
Lee Jofa
Studio 534
Mohr & McPherson



photograph by jamie salomon

We can’t take our eyes off Catherine Truman’s luxurious walnut-veneered kitchen. Designed to share space with the living room of a loft-like Cambridge home, the kitchen not only had to be all buttoned up, it also had to be functional, accommodating a large family that loves to cook. It includes a 9-foot cooktop, a stainless steel backsplash for easy cleanup, and a wok burner for preparing Asian cuisine. At a time when so many people yearn for white kitchens, this space offers a compelling ­alternative.

Catherine Truman Architects; Ann Beha Architects
Carlisle Wide Plank Floors
AES Mechanical
Plumbing Fixtures
Jarvis Appliance


Yiqing Shao Yiqing Shao, Digital Editor at Boston Magazine

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