Hot Spot

Hudson’s Jill Goldberg mixes modern, traditional, and glam in a South End living room.


 Photograph by Michael Casey

1 Custom “brancheliers” by Deanna Wish, made from hickory boughs, are dramatic without being overpowering. “We needed something absolutely unique up there,” says Goldberg.
2 Ethan Allen wing chairs, accented with Thomas Paul pillows, are a great fit for the hip homeowners.
3 “I’ve been going nuts with vintage brass-elephant figurines,” admits Goldberg. “It’s a fun, unexpected element.”
4 The silver resin Oly cocktail table “adds an element of glam” and allows seating to be rearranged easily.
5 Louis ghost chairs in Lucite keep the room airy and open.
6 Somerset Bay Home’s neutral entrance console with French legs is the most traditional piece in the room. “The lines of this are beautiful, and it’s a departure from the other elements,” says Goldberg.
7 Williams-Sonoma block-print and Hudson ikat pillows add color to a tufted Horchow tuxedo sofa.
8 For storage, Goldberg found these Oly Elisabeth buffets with mirrored fronts.
9 “We wanted to use the tallest sconces we could find,” says Goldberg of the pair from Hudson that hangs above the fireplace mantel. “They add a touch of old Hollywood.”
10 A custom mirror from Fast Frame emphasizes the room’s high ceilings.
11 Silver mercury-glass candleholders and Asian foo dogs from Hudson meld traditional and modern.
12 Succulents make for low-maintenance greenery.
13 The Roche Bobois armchair “has a traditional line, but we chose a funkier fabric,” says Goldberg.
14 When the homeowners saw the colors of the custom wool Landry & Arcari rug with an inlaid silk leaf pattern, they “had to have it.”
15 A ceramic garden stool provides texture.