2017 Show House Designers

JL Boston is honored to work with the following who donated their time and materials to transform the beautiful 1853 William Flagg Homer House for the 2017 Designer Show House.

AnaVera Design – Ana Bonilla

A Room of One’s Own

As a spatial designer, Ana works with clients on interior design, decorating, and organizing. From starting fresh with a contractor and a remodeling concept, to redesigning and rediscovering busy areas in a home, Ana creates beautiful and functional spaces with her customers’ needs at the forefront of her work. In addition, Ana works with clients to create and execute milestone events and parties. Ana’s modern, eclectic, and colorful designs are influenced by her childhood in Peru, living abroad in Paris and global travel. Experiencing both financial freedom and financial loss growing up, Ana learned the art of creating a beautiful home by mixing heirloom pieces with reimagined furniture and vintage purchases, an art which she carries through her work today.

artefact home|garden – Maureen Walsh & Sue Walsh

Exterior Planter & Urn Gardens

ARTEFACT HOME | GARDEN opened in 2011, in a renovated 1930’s Dodge dealership showroom. The shop quickly became a “design destination” and was awarded the Boston Globe’s “Best of the New” in the first year, and “Best of Boston” twice in five years. The shop offers custom furniture and lighting, accessories, textiles, tabletop, garden planters + ornaments, a boutique container garden service and an ever-evolving collection of artisan work.  Whether furnishing an entire home, buying a gift or “a little ‘something for yourself”, Artefact is the perfect place to shop.

Boehm Graham Design – Kacey Graham & Michaele Boehm

The Toasting Room

The mother-daughter design team of Kacey Graham and Michaele Boehm has over 30 years experience in the business.Their work has been featured several times in various publications such as: Traditional Home, Design New England, New England Home, Accent Home and Garden, New England Finery, Coastal Home, New Hampshire Home and so many more. It is through their creative vision and trusted partnership with their clients that they are able to spear-head implementation of an innovative, individualized design plan to solve any design dilemma. Their designs are known for being timeless and well-edited. They are committed to creating livable, lovable, luxurious spaces that reflect the best version of their clients and their lifestyles. Livable. Lovable. Luxury.

Clifton Lyons Design – Linda Lyons

“Rhapsody in Blues” Ladies Bath

Linda Lyons, of Clifton Lyons Design, holds a BFA in Design and an MFA in Painting. A true artist by nature, Lyons’ earliest memories are of drawing as a youngster along the rocky coastline of Marblehead. She suggests, “An underlying theme throughout my life has been reinvention. I’m not afraid of change. I believe in order to be creative and maintain a high level of quality in your work, you must push through comfort zones and take risks, challenge yourself.” To create a distinctive space for each client, Lyons first assesses the play of natural light throughout the space, completing the design with carefully chosen objects d’art and abundant interior lighting to turn on the glow. . A genuine passion for design, unlimited sources of new inspiration, and the love of a challenge are the driving forces behind Clifton Lyons Design.

Cutting Edge Homes – Anu Shah & Laura Custodie

Grand Foyer

We started our family run firm out of a passion for helping our clients appreciate the finer spaces and elements life has to offer, and we have been loving life ever since! Our philosophy is straightforward — we customize your investment with the utmost attention to quality and detail with an uncompromising level of service. Our people have a passion for building — we work in the industry not because we have to, but because we love helping our clients achieve the homes of their dreams. The Cutting Edge Team believes that in order to be truly successful, one must give back to the community which they serve. This is a staple of our “Living the Good Life” mantra. We buy local products, from local vendors, and with each project that Cutting Edge Homes completes, a portion of those proceeds are donated back to the local community.

Dibby Flint Design – Dibby Flint Hooker

Maid’s Pantry

Dibby Flint Design offers a range of services from hourly consultation and staging, to collaborations with architects and builders on large scale construction projects. Dibby’s style stems from her love for antiques and period architecture. Her keen sense of scale and proportion along with her natural eye for color, texture and pattern, combine for a well balanced juxtaposition of classic style and updated elements. This will be Dibby’s sixth time participating in a show house, and her third consecutive room designed for the Junior League of Boston’s Designer Show House. 

Edesia Kitchen & Bath Studio – Dianne Aucello

The Morning Kitchen

At Edesia Kitchen & Bath Studio, Dianne Aucello will create a kitchen for you that your family will enjoy for decades.  A space to cook your everyday meals, comfort foods and holiday feasts.  A space for the foodie, the weekend cook and the survivalist.  We plan kitchens and provide the cabinetry, countertops and fixtures for your new space.  We work with homeowners, designers, architects and builders to collaborate on your project.  We guarantee that you will love the results. With competed kitchens all over New England, we are a member of NKBA, with NCIDQ certification.  Recent recognitions include first place winner of NE NKBA 2016, small kitchen category,  and featured in The Boston Globe for America’s Test Kitchen cabinetry and a residence in Old House Interiors.

Elizabeth Home Décor & Design – Elizabeth Benedict

The Parlor

Elizabeth Home Décor & Design is a full-service, Boston-based residential interior design firm.  Though rooted in a traditional aesthetic, Elizabeth looks at design from a practical vantage point focusing on making spaces cohesive and family-friendly.  Her portfolio is a reflection of the varied tastes of her clients with common threads that include interconnected color palettes, multiple layers of texture and pattern, mixing of old with new, and fabulous collections of art. She recently opened a brick and mortar location in Chestnut Hill, MA.

Elza B. Design Inc – Barbara Elza Hirsch

“It’s a Girl!” Nursery Bedroom

Barbara Elza Hirsch is a French-American interior designer and principal of ELZA B. DESIGN, INC, which she created in 2007 and is based in Concord, MA. Her work has been featured in The Boston Globe, Boston Globe Magazine, Maine Home + Design, Dering Hall, and numerous other publications. Barbara’s designs bridge old with new and often incorporate colors derived from nature. She brings an eclectic approach to designing interiors for her clients, who seek her out for her strong listening skills, sense of color + texture, and European touch.

Embellishments – Abby Welling Forstall

The Vestibule

Abby Welling Forstall opened Embellishments, a full service interior design and decorating firm based in Lexington twelve years ago in hopes of enriching people’s lives through inspired spaces. With a keen attention to balance and detail, she has a passion for rooms with clean lines, layered textures, calming palettes, well placed lighting and exceptional art. Abby excels at rooms that move in a modern direction but are often grounded with a few inherited heirlooms or carefully curated antiques.  Abby’s prior credits include the “Salon” at the WCVB Channel 5 Weston Show House in 2008 and she has been recognized by a national magazine for her studio work.

Hammond Design – Melissa Hammond & Meg Bennett

Bold and Fierce!

This Boston-based, award-winning residential interior design firm is operated by founder and principal, Melissa Hammond, Allied ASID and Meg Bennett, Design Associate.  Our work is featured in the pages of Design New England, Boston Globe Magazine, HGTV’s House Hunter’s Renovation, The Wall Street Journal, and Houzz. Fusing our love of classic style with a dash of something unexpected, we fulfill our clients’ taste and lifestyle wishes.

500sqft – Katie Brown

The Tiny Mudroom

Katie Brown focuses on designing small spaces to stylishly maximize their potential. She honed her skills by living in several small spaces herself, all of which were mostly under 500 square feet. This experience, combined with her lifelong passion for interior design, has led her to help others solve their space challenges. Her skill set ranges from thoughtful selection of furniture for impossibly small spaces to designs for tiny apartments, individual rooms or closets for efficiency in utility and design. Her approach mixes genres and styles that balance old and new. She focuses on a traditional style with modern enhancements through color, pattern, texture and shape.

Kelly Rogers Interiors LLC – Kelly Rogers

The Morning Kitchen

Kelly Rogers works with her clients to create family-friendly homes with decidedly “grown-up” style. She specializes in designing spaces that are polished, yet comfortable, colorful, yet serene, and beautiful, yet durable. Kelly’s signature style ranges from traditional to transitional, and incorporates classical design motifs, global influences, fresh color, and unique pattern combinations. Her work has been featured in HGTV Magazine, The Boston Globe, Houzz, Wayfair.com, and on several blogs and digital publications.

Kim Macumber Interiors – Kim Macumber

The Petite Pantry

Kim Macumber is a residential interior designer and has been designing spaces for nearly ten years. Her southern upbringing shaped her aesthetic balance between rural simplicity and energetic urban living. Her spaces are relaxed traditional, bringing together pattern, texture and color. Her work has been featured in The Boston Globe, New England Fine Living, Arts and Antiques of the South and Merrimack Valley Magazine. 

Laurie Gorelick Interiors – Laurie Gorelick

The Great Escape

Laurie Gorelick is a Boston-based interior designer providing residential and commercial design services to a discerning clientele. Laurie’s deep-rooted passion for art and design drove her to trade her briefcase, and job as an attorney, for a portfolio.  Laurie’s keen senses of color, pattern and texture infuse her designs and bring life to stagnant interiors.  She is an accredited professional in Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design (LEED AP), distinguishing her in the area of eco-friendly design and knowledge of sustainable materials and finishes.  

Mally Skok Design – Mally Skok

The Oval Dining Room

Mally Skok is a South African born designer who has run a residential and small commercial interior design firm in Lincoln, MA since 1997.  In addition to her projects, Mally’s love of fabric, color and pattern led her to launch her fabric and wallpaper line in 2008. Mally’s fabric line has grown to over 95 fabric patterns, and 40 coordinating wallpapers. Mally’s fabrics and projects have been featured in numerous high end shelter publications, including: Milieu, House Beautiful, Coastal Home, Traditional Home, and both Design New England and New England Home Magazine.Mally participated in her sixth Junior League of Boston Designer Show House in 2016, and she was delighted to be the previous recipient of the Pineapple Award.

National Association of Women Artists Inc, MA Chapter (NAWAMA) – Lorrie Berry & Jennifer Costello

Blank Canvas

In 1889, Grace Fitz-Randolph, Edith Mitchill Prellwitz, Adele Frances Bedell, Anita C. Ashley, and Elizabeth S. Cheever were barred from full participation in the male-dominated National Academy of Design and the Society of American Artists,  so they founded the Women’s Art Club. In the 1930s they opened its Argent Galleries on 57th Street in New York City and through the year’s some of the world’s most prominent artists have been members. In 2013, the Massachusetts chapter of NAWA was formed which composed of area artists who have gone through the jury process and been invited to be members of the national organization. Like the national organization, our mission is to foster and to promote awareness of women in the visual arts through exhibitions of its members’ work, scholarships to talented women artists in need, lectures, and other educational programs.

Robin Gannon Interiors & Home – Robin Gannon

Charlotte’s Closet

Based in Lexington, MA, Robin Gannon Interiors & Home is a residential and hospitality interior design firm and luxury home accessories boutique. The firm’s work has been featured in Architectural Digest, Travel + Leisure, New England Home, and The Boston Globe. Gannon’s style is best described as new-traditional, using formal methods and classic motifs in new ways with exciting color palettes and unexpected twists.Gannon’s team focuses on each client’s needs and unique tastes, as well as personal service and constant communication, to deliver warm and inviting interiors that exceed our clients’ expectations.

Spazio Rosso, Inc. – Stephanie Rossi

Disco in the Garden of Good & Evil

Based in Boxborough, MA, Spazio Rosso has received publications in The Boston Globe, Boston Magazine, Boston Home Magazine,  Art Business News, Design New England, Boston Common, Trad Home, COUP Boston and New England Home. Her work is also published locally in both The Concord Journal and MetroWest Daily News.

Tess & Ted Interiors – Paige Lewin

A Room of One’s Own

I believe everybody, regardless of income, gender, or inherent sense of style, deserves a beautiful, comfortable home. This is not a privilege reserved for those who can spend hundreds of dollars on a single yard of fabric. I believe such a home is vital to one’s mental and physical health, and my clients have proven that theory. I believe that it’s better to have a home that accommodates your family, than a family that accommodates your home. Folks need less therapy that way. I believe that you should always start with what you own when redesigning a space, that any room is better with flowers, and that a can of paint can change everything. I believe in mixing styles and colors and textures in the same way that Tess’ southern femininity and Ted’s metropolitan sensibility blended to create a beautiful life. I’ve been writing about the intersection of great design and real life at The Mudroom since 2009. A few years after starting The Mudroom, I started to pay attention to the voices of family, friends, and — after selling a few houses really quickly thanks to successful staging — real estate agents telling me that I should start doing “the interior design thing” for real. I started working with clients in early 2013 and knew after my first design plan review that I had found my calling.

Theo and Isabella Design Group – Susan Schaub & Scott Bell


For the founders of Theo & Isabella, it was destiny that brought them together. They first met while working for an interior designer outside of Boston. As they worked side by side, they quickly learned how much they had in common. Destiny again played a role when they began freelancing and developing their own client base. Soon they created Theo and Isabella Design Group known for a signature style designed for warmth that mixes the old with the new. Designing homes along the Atlantic Coast from the lakes region of New Hampshire and Boston to Longboat Key and Naples, Florida continues to be their source of bliss.

Vivian Robins Design – Vivian Robins

Classic Elegance

Vivian Robins approaches each project as a collaborative effort with the homeowner and others involved in the project. She creates serendipitous spaces that are comfortable for her clients by pairing soft antique and traditional furnishings with fresh and vibrant contemporary elements. Vivian serves on the Board of Directors for the New England Chapter of IFDA.