Using the Nathaniel Allen House as blank canvas, the 2016 Decorators’ Show House gives Boston area designers the opportunity to demonstrate their talents and unique design style through complete redecoration of the home. The home boasts over 20 rooms that will be transformed by renowned designers who are generously donating their time and materials; each of the design areas of this stately residence and grounds will be redesigned with an eye to maintaining the home’s original character.
As in years past, interior designers were invited to submit design proposals to participate in the 2016 Junior League Show House. The following are the invited group of local designers who have been selected to begin transforming the Show House into a newly decorated showpiece during the month of April 2016.
Holly Joe Interiors, llc is a full-service interior design firm. Holly started her design career in her very own childhood bedroom, implementing a new look every time her family moved – which was often. Now Holly uses her diverse background to provide clients with designs that are understated yet sophisticated, straightforward, elegant and functional. Her boutique, full-service firm is known for forming close working relationships with clients to create pleasing living spaces. Whether the project is a new construction, a home remodel or a room-by-room makeover, Holly is able to fashion surroundings that reflect her clients’ lifestyles and personal tastes. She imbues every design with her restful aesthetic and provides each with a modern twist on traditional design.
Interior designer Steven Favreau is one of the top interior designers in the Boston and San Francisco areas. Twice a semi-finalist on HGTV’s hit home decorating interior design show, Design Star, as well as a contestant on HGTV’s White Room Challenge, Favreau approaches each new project with vision and passion. His dramatic interior design brings together the best of contemporary interior design with classic elements, courageously mixing current styles with fine antiques, vibrant colors, bold textures and whimsical, surprising or even irreverent elements. His unique high-end interior design style has garnered accolades for its fresh approach, and has been featured in Design New England, California Home + Design, San Francisco Chronicle Stylemakers, Houzz.com and numerous others.
John S. Coles lives in Arlington, Massachusetts but has practiced his craft nationally, from Florida to Maine, California to Washington D.C. He is a classically trained painter, having studied art in Florence, Italy. Through the years he has had many diverse projects: privately commissioned paintings, large commercial murals and decorative finishes. Most recently, he has entered the world of architectural conservation and metal leafing. Some of his clients include Boston College, Harvard College, This Old House and New Yankee Workshop television programs, The Carlyle Hotel, the Bunker Hill Museum and the Town of Reading, Massachusetts. He has been featured in the Boston Globe and Elle Decor, Northwest Life, Colonial Homes and Home and Garden magazines.
Dibby Flint Design is a full service interior design firm. Dibby finds herself in Boston and its suburbs such as Brookline/Chestnut Hill, Wellesley, Wayland, Dover and Hingham for most current projects; however, travel throughout New England and beyond is always an option.
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The founders of Theo & Isabella 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. They share a passion for design, art and classical architecture. They both love antiquing for hours, traveling and shopping at the Paris flea markets from dawn to dusk and restoring and renovating period homes. They have a harmonious style with impeccable attention to detail and quite simply, they compliment each other. 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.
Diana is an active member of the American Society of Interior Design (ASID) and has passed the NCIDQ exam. Diana is a graduate of the University of Kentucky’s accredited Interior Design degree program. She was schooled by one of the top Interior Designers in the state of Kentucky before venturing to Atlanta where she worked for Mathews Furniture, a high-end furniture retailer, where she was an Interior Designer. In 1994, Diana started Interior Design International, a design firm specializing in residential interior design. Diana’s talents are available to all FCG customers, and she can be scheduled for an in-home design consultation.
Nancy Seibel created LZM Dezigns because of her passion and eye for interior designing. She worked for two years as an assistant for an interior designer in Hingham, and then started her own business and has enjoyed her time ever since. Nancy has an art minor along with much experience in the art work-field. She takes on all tasks and budgets, big or small. Nancy is positive and enjoyable to work with. She pays attention to the details so she can make your home look just right for you. Nancy loves all design styles and helps her clients find their own.
Mally Skok Design is an interior design firm specializing in private residences and small commercial projects. Based in the town of Lincoln (west of Boston), the firm was started in 1998 by Mally Skok, whose design flair was acquired over many years living in London, Boston and South Africa.
Cecilia Walker grew up immersed in design. Having a mother as an interior designer, she spent her childhood surrounded by fabric, wallpaper books, blueprints and sketches receiving a lifetime of mentoring. After twelve plus years in the fashion industry, Cecilia returned to her childhood passion and launched Cecilia Walker Design in 2006. Taking cues from her fashion background, Cecilia’s interiors reflect her style which she defines as New York black meets California surf, and is grounded in classic, clean lines with natural textures and a modern edginess. Her latest endeavor into textile design is a natural transition after a career in merchandising and product development. Cecilia’s fabrics reflect the same she style evokes in her interiors, with crisp details on natural linens, hand screened from her hand-drawn designs based on the stories from her life. Her first textile collection draws inspiration from her childhood in Southern California. Fueled by the encouragement of her mentor and interior designer mother, she is fulfilling a dream that is true to her core. Cecilia is an Associate member of ASID. Cecilia participated in the 2012 JLB Show House in Newton, MA designing the Back Hallway.
Specializing in residential and commercial space creation, Spaces Design Studios is not of one style. Their approach is timeliness, classic, and eclectic in the integration of elements that speak personally to our clients. They are patrons of the arts working with artisans of all mediums to bring one-of-a-kind creative expression to every project. For every space must reflect the tastes, aspirations, and lifestyles of the people who live in them.
Elizabeth’s philosophy is that you are at your best when you are comfortable. Her ability to listen and understand clients’ needs has helped her tailor each design to reflect their individual tastes and personalitiies. She offers national, full-scale, residential interior design services in space planning, furniture design and selection, floor and wall coverings, window treatments, paint and color choices, lighting design, accessories, and artwork purchasing and installation.
Kelly Rogers works with her clients to create kid and pet (and adult!) friendly homes with decidedly “grown-up” style. She specializes in designing mid-range to high-end spaces that are polished, yet comfortable, colorful, yet serene, and beautiful, yet durable. Now you don’t have to wait until you’re an empty nester to live in a home you truly love! Kelly’s signature style ranges from traditional to transitional, and incorporates classical design motifs, global influences, fresh color, and unique pattern combinations. She eschews formulaic approaches to create truly original interior spaces with equal parts elegance, simplicity, and practicality.
||Gerald Pomeroy Interiors has lived up to its founding commitment. Specializing in residential interiors, Gerald and his team have created highly personal spaces that have won multiple awards, been featured in leading design publications, and extended his New England-based operation to New York, Chicago and Europe.
Vani Sayeed is a Newton, MA based interior designer and artist. Vani grew up in India and spent much of her childhood admiring the artistic creativity of her mother. She earned her BFA in interior design at one of the nation’s most prestigious schools, the Sir J. J. School of Art, in Mumbai. Vani moved to the USA in 1998 and obtained her MFA in design from the University of Iowa. Vani’s design and artistic aesthetic is strongly influenced by her rich, cross-cultural exposures and experiences. Her love for art, architecture, and world travel has helped her develop a unique global style that both respects tradition and embraces new ideas.
Sarah Scales Design Studio is a multidisciplinary design firm specializing in interior, event, styling and graphic design. Based in Boston, Sarah has completed projects on both a national and international level, and collaborates with architects, interior designers, and real estate professionals to provide a comprehensive range of design services. The studio also works with event planners and public relations professionals to provide graphic support and creative direction for special events.
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 and extensive global travel.
Paige is an interior designer focused on bringing joy to her clients through gorgeous, functional spaces. She believes that everybody, regardless of income, place in life, or inherent sense of style, deserves a beautiful, comfortable home that includes all the messiness and chaos of real living. While most of her spaces are modern and colorful with a touch of classic (a monogram has been known to show up here and there), Paige has really only one rule when it comes to her designs…if it makes her client happy, then it works.
Water & Main is a unique resource for vintage and coastal home furnishings. We grew out of a love of hunting for antiques, salvaging them and creating a home with them. We carry many one-of-kind pieces scattered among new hand-picked finds that are also fresh and original. Mixing the old with the new and surrounding yourself with things you love – that’s what inspires us.
Paula McCusker & Kate McCusker
Paula McCusker & Kate McCuskerare the design principals of the notable and published Boston based interior design firm, Theodore & Company | Benn Theodore, Inc. Paula and Kate’s combined vision and experience is reflected in their diverse portfolio. Each project is custom tailored to their client’s individual style and needs. Their extensive portfolio extends from the skylines of Boston and New York to Hawaii and Florida. Their exclusive team of artisans executes their combined vision flawlessly.
Landscape Designer Ed MacLean, MCLP, founded POTTED UP. Nearly a decade ago, Ed faced the challenges associated with transforming his own roof deck into an urban oasis. Ed quickly realized the limited resources available to the urban gardener and the challenges that faced them and created POTTED UP to meet those needs. POTTED UP is an “intimate” landscape design firm. From design to installation, they work closely with their clients to create beautiful garden spaces that reflect their sense of style, enhance their enjoyment of the landscape and offer years of joy.
Mimi Walsh Interiors
Mimi Walsh has been designing residential and commercial space for over 20 years for clients in New England, New York, North and South Carolina and Florida. Her work has been featured in South Shore Living Magazine, Better Homes and Gardens and Country Home Magazine.