Best of Boston Home 2015
The design firm Terrat Elms wowed us with this chic Brookline conservatory, just as ideal for a post-swim summer lunch as for reading on a snowy day. They replaced the original terra cotta floor with a natural stone to better complement the black iron structure, and completely updated the mechanical systems so the space would be comfortable no matter the weather. A generous B & B Italia sectional, upholstered in outdoor fabric, and Holly Hunt patio furniture complete the polished look.
Terrat Elms Interior Design
The Lagassé Group
Farrow & Ball
Herrick & White
Interior designer Liz Caan and architect Lisa Abeles teamed up to create this two-story library for an avid book collector. Abeles chose to refer to the traditional home’s aesthetic when designing the millwork and Caan added accents to achieve a look that feels both timeless and fresh. Art consultant Melissa Twomey installed the contemporary artwork. The room also includes a secret bar: Hidden behind a set of bookshelves and lined with custom wallpaper featuring passages from the homeowner’s favorite antique book, it boasts a leather countertop. Where better to read a favorite tome while sipping from a rocks glass?
Abeles & Associates Architects
Liz Caan Interiors
General Contractor and Builder
Kevin E. Carlson Painting and Decorating
RF McManus Company
Needham Lock & Decorative Hardware
Webster & Company
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