Before and After: Boredom, Banished

To improve their “drywall box” of a South End duplex, Jackie Jenks and Mike Russos called on friend Beth Whittaker of Boston-based Merge Architects. Because the couple’s budget was tight, Whittaker mixed off-the-shelf décor with custom touches when remodeling the stairwell, master bath, and guest bedroom. The resulting design is current and comfortable.

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