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Portfolio: Milton Home, Family Room & Kid’s Corner

Across the hall from the soft and sophisticated Living Room is a colorful and casual Family Room. For this space, the goal was to create a room that was bright, cheery and family friendly. We also designed the family’s sun room (home to one of our favorite custom millwork solutions). Let us give you a tour!

Twelve Chairs Boston | Portfolio | Milton HomeThis oversized ottoman is the ultimate family room furniture piece. It is a stage, a jumping platform and a spot to kick back and put up your feet.

Twelve Chairs Boston | Portfolio | Milton HomeGrasscloth wallcovering is one of our go-tos for adding texture and depth to a room. In this space, it also adds a fun color to the walls. It was the perfect backdrop for this original watercolor by Skaneateles artist Barbara Delmonico.

Twelve Chairs Boston | Portfolio | Milton HomeThe custom roman shades in this room are some of our all time favorites. The pom-pom detail adds a whimsical, fun-loving touch.

Twelve Chairs Boston | Portfolio | Milton HomeOne of our objectives was to carve out a space that could be used for art projects and homework. Adjacent to the kitchen was the perfect spot. We designed a space for both work and display. The tackable wall and upper shelf has become a rotating gallery wall. Every time we visit, we find it filled with their girls’ latest creations.

Twelve Chairs Boston | Portfolio | Milton HomeThe sun room also doubles as a play room. The ottomans (a second one is not in the picture) are true multi-taskers. The tray top is removable so when not being used for puzzles or games it can quickly become an extra seat.

More images of this beautiful Milton Home can be found in our portfolio.
All photos by Joyelle West.

Portfolio: Milton Home, Living Room

We are so thrilled to share this beautiful living room that we designed for a lovely Milton family. With three young children, they designated this as a grown-ups only space: a room where they could entertain friends or escape with a good book.

Twelve Chairs Boston | Portfolio | Milton HomeThe daybed is the star of the floor plan. It is the perfect transition piece, the link between two distinct seating areas (one by the fireplace and one in the bay window).

Twelve Chairs Boston | Portfolio | Milton HomeDesign is in the details. Here, you can find it in the dots, an element repeated in subtle ways throughout the space.

Twelve Chairs Boston | Portfolio | Milton HomeSome palettes are inspired by a rug, others a piece of art, for this room the stunning Christopher Farr Wallpaper was the jumping off point.

Twelve Chairs Boston | Portfolio | Milton HomeOne of our favorite moments in the design process is when we uncover the perfect piece for a room. For this project, that moment came when we discovered the 1970s Curtis Jere Birds sculpture. It was exactly what the space over the mantle was craving.

Twelve Chairs Boston | Portfolio | Milton HomeA contrast welt is one of our favorite ways to celebrate and emphasize a beautiful silhouette.

Many thanks to the talented photographer Joyelle West for capturing the feel of this space so accurately. You can see more of the Milton Home Project in our portfolio.

our signature design service

Twelve Chairs | Portfolio | Lexington Farmhouse

Our Signature Design Service is a comprehensive full scale design option. Whether the scope of your project is a single room or your entire home, new construction or a renovation, we’ll guide your project each step of the way from its initial conception to the finishing touches of implementing the design.

Inclusive in our Signature Service are custom floor plans; the sourcing of all furniture, fabrics, art work, accessories and decor; custom millwork and bespoke one-of-a-kind pieces; the selection of finishes, fixtures and window treatments; as well as the hiring and managing of contractors and the coordination of deliveries and installations.

For an inside look at how it works, we’ve put together a list of frequently asked questions below.

Q: What is the first step?
A: When considering our Signature Service, many clients first hire us for an At-Home Consultation, while others prefer to visit us at our studio for an informal meet and greet to discuss the details of their project. If a phone call is easiest, we can set that up too. After meeting or chatting we’ll send over a project proposal for your review and approval.

Q: What is your process?
A: We split up the design process into two phases:

  • Design Development:
    Once you’ve signed off on the proposal, we’ll start with an on-site meeting to establish the scope of the project and take measurements and photos of your space. We’ll talk in depth about your functional requirements and aesthetic preferences and then begin developing the design direction for your home. Our collaboration will continue through a series of in-person meetings and presentations where we’ll deliver floor plans and design concepts for all spaces, followed by selections for furniture and lighting as well as designs for custom millwork and window treatments. We’ll also propose a curated selection of new, vintage and uniquely sourced works of art and accessories to style your freshly designed space.
  • Design Execution:
    Once the design is approved, we’ll begin processing orders with our vendors and overseeing the logistics of shipping and receiving. We’ll also organize contracted labor and manage the on-site coordination of any work that will take place at your home. The final step is the install when the furniture is delivered, the art is hung and surfaces are thoughtfully styled.

Q: Can I incorporate existing pieces into the design?
A: Of course! We’re happy to incorporate existing furnishings or treasured family heirlooms into the design. During our first on-site meeting, let us know which pieces you would like to keep and we’ll take measurements and photos of each.

Q: What is the timeline?
A: Timelines vary depending upon the scope and complexity of each project. Design development is projected to take about 8 to 12 weeks while the design execution is dependent on lead times of products and contractor schedules.

Q: This sounds like the right fit. How do I start?
A: Contact us. We’d love to hear from you!

meet the team

Twelve Chairs | Meet The Team

MIGGY MASON
co-founder and creative director

Miggy moved to Boston in 2010 to start Twelve Chairs with her Cornell friend and classmate, Roisin, after stints in Paris, New York and Seattle. Influenced by her mother and grandmother, an appreciation for the arts and design was instilled in Miggy at an early age. Her career in residential interiors was preceded by work in sustainability, historic preservation, and operations. She currently resides in Jamaica Plain with her husband and 1 year old little boy. In her free time she enjoys cooking, reading and exploring the history and beauty of New England.
ROISIN GIESE
co-founder and creative director

Roisin recognized her passion for interior design at the age of 16 and never looked back. After graduating from Cornell University with a degree in Interior Design, Roisin returned home to her native Boston to join the design team at Elkus Manfredi Architects. In 2009, Roisin was committed to go out on her own and after a year and half of planning  she along with her college friend, Miggy, launched Twelve Chairs. When not designing for clients, Roisin can be found renovating the 90 year old home in Cohasset she shares with her husband and toddler son.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Twelve Chairs | Meet The Team

ARYN CONWAY
design assistant

A NH native, Aryn studied Art History and French before moving to London to pursue her Masters at The Courtauld Institute of Art. Influenced by her studies in Europe, her aesthetic sensibility and eye for design is fed by her passion for historic architecture and the visual arts. Aryn joined Twelve Chairs in 2016 after having worked in the art world for international galleries and museums. She brings a critical approach to her exploration of domestic interiors, thoughtfully investigating the ways by which objects, people and spaces relate. Newly engaged to her longtime sweetheart, she enjoys hiking and adventuring in the great outdoors.
COURTNEY WEBSTER
project manager

Courtney, a four year veteran with Twelve Chairs, has held many hats over her tenure here. Starting as a part time associate she now manages all design projects at the studio, handling aspects from client orders to installations. Her love of mid-century modern design and bohemian furniture creates a warm and eclectic mix in her home in Providence, RI where she lives with her husband and kitty. Courtney is a graduate of Bay State College in Boston, MA. She spends her weekends styling events, blogging over at jeune amour, crafting and exploring her little city.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

{Portraits by Lara Woolfson | Studio Nouveau}

introducing aryn

We’re very happy to introduce our Design Assistant, Aryn. Aryn started with us here at Twelve Chairs this summer and we are so so lucky to have her. She is such a pleasure to work with. Even in such a short amount of time she has started to put her mark on Twelve Chairs offering countless insights, loads of expertise, and a fresh eye. If we could only use five words to describe Aryn, we would say she is gracious, thoughtful (in more ways than one), savvy, driven, and meticulous. Without further ado, we asked Aryn to answer some of our favorite interview questions in a very Twelve Chairs fashion.

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Where do you currently reside?

Washington Square, Brookline

What are you up to these days?

My weekends are often spent hiking in the White Mountains. Right now, I’m on a quest to conquer all 48 of New Hampshire’s 4000-footers! I’m also thrilled to be back in New England after having lived elsewhere for years. This summer I’ve been savoring every moment — soaking up sunshine by the lakes and enjoying the ocean’s salty coastal breeze. After having studied art history for years, my passion for the arts runs deep. Whether exploring new exhibitions and artists or visiting galleries and museums, I like to keep an eye on what’s happening in contemporary art. Down the line, I’d also love to return to Europe (especially France) or plan a trip to the Pacific Northwest! Mostly, I’m honored to be joining the lovely Twelves Chairs team and very much look forward to new adventures in design!

What five words best describe you?

Ambitious. Inquisitive. Eclectic. Nostalgic. Modern.

What is your favorite number?

6! (my birthday)

What is your favorite chair?

This question is especially tough! There are so many different styles of chairs that I could only dream of one day having in my home. I adore mid-century modern design, especially the Danish icons Hans Wegner and Ib Kofod Larsen, as well as Børge Mogensen’s 1958 Spanish Chair. At the same time, I equally love Bauhaus architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s 1929 Barcelona Chair!