Best of Boston

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 no historical period too difficult to recreate. In addition to transforming your abode into a house of style, de Santaren and Tress-Balsbaugh will micro-manage contractors and ensure the finished product is picture perfect, right down to the linens.

1 Designer Center Place, Boston, 617-330-6998,