Signs of Life

Local design teams bring the fresh colors of spring into the home with three sophisticated inspiration boards.

Down to Earth

Boston design firm Theodore & Company combined earth tones with high-fashion textures (alligator skin, embroidered Oscar de la Renta silk) to create this delicate library vignette, the perfect antidote to a rainy afternoon.

Photograph by Francine Zaslow

“Classico” cowhide leather textile, and “Impressions” cowhide leather textile, both American Target Design. • “Contentment” cotton textile, Robert Allen. • Glant “Safari Linen” cotton-linen textile, Webster & Company. • Groundworks “Zebrano” viscose-polyester textile, and Oscar de la Renta “Brushstroke” embroidered-silk textile, both Lee Jofa. • Jane Churchill “Radmore” cotton-viscose textile, Cowtan & Tout. • “Jive” cotton-viscose textile, Brunschwig & Fils. • “Must Be Love” polyester textile, Fabricut. • Verel de Belval “Cendrillon” cotton textile, Créations Métaphores.

Tangerine Dreams

Barbara Hirsch, owner of Acton-based Elza B. Design, brings the promise of sunnier days to the master suite with this beachy orange palette, enhanced by preppy patterns and clean white accents.

Photograph by Francine Zaslow

“Cavallini” hair-on cowhide, Edelman Leather. • “Elica” textured leather, Studioart. • “Glacier” glass tile, and “Lantern” porcelain tile, both DiscoverTile. • “Frettework” sisal carpet, Indian wool-cotton flat-weave rug, and Old World Weavers “Fleuret Chevron” textile, all Stark. • Lulu DK “Rainbow” linen textile, and Sunbrella “Dixie” acrylic textile, both Donghia. • Samuel & Sons “Toscana” studded leather border, the Martin Group. • Manuel Canovas “Trieste” linen-polyester textile, Cowtan & Tout.

Purple Rain

Fresh lilac and lavender are the centerpieces of this sumptuous living room design, conceptualized by the team at Eleven Interiors.

Photograph by Francine Zaslow

Aged brass, Janus Custom Steel. • “Infinite” woven-chenille fabric, Fabricut. • Custom-colored modeled resin, Gio Designs. • Kirkby Design “Bakerloo” viscose textile, Kirkby Design “Smooth” polyester-velvet textile, Villa Nova “Taylor FR” chenille-weave textile, Zinc Textile “Billy” wool textile, Zinc Textile “Orbit” crushed-viscose-velvet textile, Zinc Textile “Penthouse” pleated-velvet textile, and “Ziani” cut and uncut viscose-velvet textile, all the Romo Group. • Larsen “Meyer” viscose textile, Cowtan & Tout. • “Parkwood” cotton-velvet textile, Stroheim. • Smoked glass with mesh wire, Rudy Art Glass Studio.

Styling by Lauren Niles/Ennis