One Room, Three Ways

Local interior designers let loose on a blank canvas.

Kennedy Sofa courtesy of Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams

The Luxe Bachelor Pad

By Kristin Paton Interiors

Cambridge-based designer Kristin Paton created this living room with a sophisticated gentleman in mind. “He may be a writer or in film—but he makes enough money to afford Tom Ford suits,” Paton says. A pair of art deco-inspired chairs and British artist Ian Bishop’s hand-forged lamps provide striking lines, while plush pillows and a hand-knotted Tibetan rug lend a welcoming vibe. And the artwork comes from ARTcetera, AIDS Action Committee’s annual benefit auction. Have a few walls to fill? Paton cites MassArt’s sales as another great source for works by local artists at a range of price points.

Bronze “Modi” floor lamps made to order from Ian Bishop Design; Hugues Chevalier Paris “Liberty” chairs from Gotham Notting Hill; wool and silk rug from Stark Carpet; custom pillows from Finelines; additional accessories from Kristin Paton Home

Midcentury Modernized

By Eleven Interiors

“Mixing true vintage and contemporary pieces allows the space to push the envelope,” says Michael Ferzoco of the South End’s Eleven Interiors. A lesson here: Don’t be afraid to draw from different eras, materials and price points. The leather-wrapped 1940s table on the right is topped with a reproduction of a 1950s lamp from Italian design house Zanotta; West Elm stools round out the look. The base of the coffee table also dates to the ’40s, but the granite top is new and adds a dash of modern color that pops up throughout the room. “The amethyst-colored accessories enhanced the neutral palette with their polished jewel-toned glamour,” Ferzoco adds.

Lucite antlers, amethyst silk pillows, off-white throw, all from ARTEFACT Home | Garden; vintage black leather console table, steel coffee table with granite top, both from Eleven Interiors; Mies van der Rohe chrome side chair, metal table lamp, both from Sedia; wool shag rug from Faber’s; artwork from Cynthia Crossley; stools from West Elm

Tech Meets Tradition

By Duffy Design Group

“Technology of today meeting the craftsmanship and artistry of yesterday” is how South Boston-based designer Dennis Duffy describes this one-of-a-kind room. He tapped Carl Grues of 22 Designs to construct the custom LED cocktail table, a conversation starter capable of being programmed to display countless colors and patterns. Local artists supplied both the hand-blown sculptures atop the table and the cement cones that serve as its base. Meanwhile, gorgeous digitally printed fabric from Donghia Textiles features in the window treatments, draped traditionally with handmade leather tiebacks.

Rubelli Orchidea/Giada drapery fabric from Donghia Textiles; drapery fabrication/installation by M.K. Glover Workroom; Gabbeh hand-knotted wool/silk area rug from Steven King Decorative Carpets; wing chair from Baker Furniture; custom LED cocktail table by Carl Grues of 22 Designs; cement cones by Richard Burbidge; glass sculptures by Wayne Strattman Design; ambient LED Lighting by EcoSense and Boston Light Source

Shot on location at the Kensington
665 Washington St., Boston | 617-206-3214 |

Where to Buy it

22 Designs | 617-842-2549

ARTEFACT Home | Garden | 1000 Pleasant St., Belmont | 617-993-3347 |

Baker Furniture | 617-439-4876 |

Boston Light Source | 617-788-2400 |

Cynthia Crossley | 617-542-0908

Donghia Textiles | 617-574-9292 |

Duffy Design Group | 11 Elkins St., Suite 460, Boston | 617-765-8175 |

EcoSense | 212-228-8118 |

Eleven Interiors | 535 Albany St., 4th floor, Boston | 617-423-1114 |

Faber’s | 9 Central St., Wellesley | 781-235-5996 |

Finelines | 978-977-7357 |

Gotham Notting Hill |

Ian Bishop Design |

Kristin Paton Home| 152 Mount Auburn St., Cambridge | 617-491-9000 |

M.K. Glover Workroom | 617-296-3705

Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams | 142 Berkeley St., Boston | 617-266-0075 |

Sedia | 535 Albany St., 3rd floor, Boston | 617-451-2474 |

Stark Carpet |

Steven King Decorative Carpets | 617-426-3302 |

Wayne Strattman Design | 617-266-8821 |

West Elm | 160 Brookline Ave. | 617-450-9500 |

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