Cynthia Driscoll Interiors Design Shop in Beacon Hill

This lovely Beacon Hill boutique offers unique home accessories.

Walking along the brick sidewalks of Charles Street in Beacon Hill, you may miss the doorway to No. 70, Cynthia Driscoll’s interior design studio and retail store. At the end of the mini-arcade is an eclectic mix of new and vintage furnishings and accessories for the home, which Cynthia has personally collected from her travels around the globe. The variety of pieces, many one -of-a-kind, ensures there is something for everyone’s design style and budget. The black slate table (above) from France is a signature piece in the store.

I asked the charismatic interior designer a few quick questions about her passion for shopping and design.

Where do you like to shop, beyond Boston, of course?

I frequently travel to Paris, Belgium, France, and South Africa, where I am going in a few weeks.

Describe your design style in a single sentence.

I’d call it high contrast, eclectic, and dramatic.

What are your favorite design elements?

I have a thing for architectural details. I’ve noticed that faces also feature predominately in my designs. I’m attracted to earthy tones, but always with a punch of color.

Wall décor made of roots adds amazing punch to a grasscloth wallpaper. The metallic painted tree stump makes an unexpected vessel for spring blossom.

Contemporary artwork mixes with antique pieces, classic furniture, and accessories.

Cynthia also says that to get your look, “accumulate things over the years. Things gently used over the years will add character to a home.” View some of her interior design projects here and visit the store Monday through Saturday, 11am-5pm.