Over a year ago, my parents packed up the home I grew up in and moved into the Back Bay of Boston, trading in the Massachusetts suburbs and a quiet, family-oriented neighborhood for city living! Their new neighborhood is bustling with trendy restaurants, quaint coffee shops, unique wine bars and lovely home furnishing and clothing boutiques. It’s been fun exploring their new location each time I head home for a visit.
With a change of scenery also came a need for a change in style! My parents had intentions to slowly transition the older furnishings they collected over the years to more contemporary and stylish pieces to fill their new urban home. Soliciting my help, we discovered a way to design their new space together without me having to fly home often.
My e-Design services were the perfect way to collaborate. After several phone calls and careful consideration of room function and style direction, I provided mood boards, sourced furniture and offered accent styling guidance via e-mail and over Skype for several rooms and spaces within their home.
I’d like to share with you their completed master bedroom, from mood board to final execution. The master has a beautiful view of the busy street of Columbus Avenue, with natural light filtering in tall windows. My parents were adamant on keeping the room sophisticated and clean but were also interested in keeping in line with the architectural flow of the building, which meant forgoing some of their more traditional pieces for furniture with industrial structure and a touch of glamor. One of their requests was to incorporate their beautiful mahogany sleigh bed into the design. We decided on contemporary accents to elevate their room from the New England traditional style they were used to into the more urban vibe they wanted.
The room is painted a beautiful mushroom color, with thick, grey custom-made banded roman shades already installed as window treatments. Both of these elements were easy to work off of. We decided to focus on the accents surrounding the king-size sleigh bed. We added new bedside tables, new lamps, new bedding and distinctive artwork for over the bed.
We worked on this room for several months until we perfected the look. I’m excited to share a glimpse into their beautiful new home! *Images are iPhone quality. Sourced furnishings at the end of the post.
Framed artwork: Clayton Gray Home (artwork was intended to be hung vertically but we changed the hardware for a horiztonal display)
Bedside tables: Horchow
Lamps: Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams
Bedding: West Elm