Portfolio: South End Townhouse, Part 2

Twelve Chairs Boston | Portfolio | South End Townhouse

In the fall we featured the dining area of a project we worked on in the South End. This week we’re excited to share the living area. The design of this room is a great example of how a new floor plan can completely transform a space and how rethinking existing pieces can give a home a brand new look.

The first step was creating a floor plan that would maximize seating and allow for easy circulation from the dining area. The resulting floor plan reconfigured their existing pieces (sofa, settee, coffee table and lounge chair) in a way that achieved both.

The next step was developing a design that celebrated the young family’s love of color and pattern. The chocolate brown velvet sofa and brass base coffee table (pieces inherited from their design savvy grandparents) serve as the two neutral grounding elements in the room. The settee, an existing piece our client had from Ballard, was completely transformed by reupholstering it in a bright and fun Katie Ridder fabric. The lounge chair, a leftover from their newlywed days, was also given new life with a geometric Celerie Kemble fabric. (Fun fact: our client reupholstered both the settee and the chair herself). Pretty impressive!

Twelve Chairs Boston | Portfolio | South End Townhouse

Twelve Chairs Boston | Portfolio | South End Townhouse

The final layer was adding in new pieces and accessories to complete the space. A large Madeline Weinrib rug defines the living area and complements the newly painted walls (Angelica by Benjamin Moore AF-665 – a beautiful white with just a hint of purple); custom color lamp by Jill Rosenwald tops off the vintage end table (from our shop) completing the corner; bright woven baskets add color and clever storage; pillows and throws tie in the colors of the adjacent dining area; and the home owners’ collection of art adds that perfect personal touch.

Twelve Chairs Boston | Portfolio | South End Townhouse

{interior design by twelve chairs | all photos by sarah young}

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