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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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.

Interior Designer
Terrat Elms Interior Design
General Contractor
The Lagassé Group
Farrow & Ball
Herrick & White


photograph by Eric Roth

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
Art Consultant
VisionArt Consulting
Interior Designer
Liz Caan Interiors
General Contractor and Builder
R.S.S. Construction
Driscoll Electric
Kevin E. Carlson Painting and Decorating
Amaral Industries
RF McManus Company
Natick Appliance
Tile Showcase
Needham Lock & Decorative Hardware
Webster & Company
Tile Installer
Installations Plus


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