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.

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Inspired by their native Bermuda, Kristin Paton’s clients asked her to design a home office with British Colonial flair. Paton’s first move: hanging luxurious handpainted and hand-silver-leafed de Gournay wallpaper. Its subtle luminosity balances the rich, dark furnishings—from the tufted velvet Avery Boardman sofa to the mahogany Ralph Lauren desk to the maple custom cabinetry from Furniture Design Services. The result is at once masculine and sensual.

Design Associates
Interior Designer
Kristin Paton Interiors
Kistler & Knapp Builders
Decorative Painting
Zoë Design
Millwork and Cabinets
Furniture Design Services

photograph by eric roth

photograph by eric roth

It’s difficult to imagine the naked space that architecture firm Butz + Klug was asked to transform into this elegant dining room. New classical details, such as generous crown and base molding, plus thoroughly modern touches, like the deep mahogany-framed entry, reflect the home’s past and present. As half of an elliptical parlor, the dining room needed to be flexible enough to host formal dinner parties and withstand daily foot traffic. To accomplish this, the designers built a narrow cantilevered sideboard into the wall and added a wistful graphite sketch by local artist Sandra Allen, finishing it all off with a glamorous Italian glass pendant.

Architect and Interior Designer
Butz + Klug Architecture
General Contractor and Builder
Timberwolf Inc.
Sequoia Wood Flooring Company
D & D Electrical Contractors
Carroll and Sons Art Gallery


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