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hot off the press: best of boston home 2012

We are both thrilled and honored to be named Best of Boston Home 2012 for Decorative Accessories! Finding inspiring and unique home decor to feature in the shop is one of our favorite challenges. Along with our shop’s new floor plan, we look forward to sharing with you our latest collection of decorative accessories this February. Stay tuned!

{photograph by chelsea kyle | boston home magazine, winter 2012}

our first published interior(s)!

Twelve Chairs | Portfolio | Fort Point Loft

Twelve Chairs | Portfolio | Fort Point Loft

If you haven’t already seen the most recent issue of Boston Home Magazine, do not delay! As per usual, it’s chock-full of beautiful local interiors. And what makes this issue so extra special to us? We’re the designers behind the “More or Less” feature (pages 24 and 25)!

The challenge: design a bedroom with the same look, two ways; one extravagant, one affordable.

Our goal: only sourcing furnishings from local stores… nothing big box. We knew this would be an extra challenge in terms of finding big price point differences, but we feel so strongly about supporting locally owned businesses that we knew we could do it if we put our minds to it. We wanted to show that it is possible to find beautiful, affordable pieces in your local shops.

The hardest part: deciding on a color story. We admire so many different looks from calm and serene to bright and cheerful. Typically we’re steered in a direction based on our clients’ likes and dislikes, but having full range for this project made it a bit trickier.

Our favorite part: getting to source pieces from our favorite shops as well as meeting other shop owners we hadn’t yet gotten to know. It was also lots of fun to see the rooms come together in such a short amount of time. It’s the closest we’ve come to instant gratification in designing a space.

To find out the source for each piece stop into the shop and grab an issue, pick one up on the news stands, and/or check out Boston Home’s website.

{interior design by twelve chairs | photography by keller + keller | boston home, fall 2011}

hot off the press: departures magazine

Back in the Spring we were approached by Departures Magazine to put together a list of our favorite local home decor shops. Huge fans and admirers of our fellow Boston shop owners, we were thrilled to have the opportunity to give shout-outs to our favorites. Since our reasons for choosing each shop was not published in the magazine, we thought it would be fun to share them here on our blog. Here is the “un-cut” version:

With thoughtfully curated independent home decor shops popping up all over the city, Boston is emerging as a design destination. Here are some of our favorites:

  • Lekker: Natalie’s European infused shop is a must visit for everyday wares that are both beautiful and functional.
  • Hudson: Jill brings the relaxed spirit of Southern California to the heart of Boston’s South End with her collection of effortlessly elegant home accessories.
  • Koo de Kir: Right off of Charles Street in Beacon Hill, Koo de Kir is the go-to spot for sure to be loved hostess gifts.
  • Acquire: Nikki’s perfect blend of vintage finds and new treasures makes Acquire reason alone to check out Boston’s North End.
  • J.E.M Home: A hidden gem of the South End, Jane’s shop features a great selection of unexpected statement pieces with an industrial vibe.
  • Reside: A favorite of ours for design projects, Reside has a fantastic selection of vintage furnishings with a fresh edge.
  • Michelle Wiley: Michelle’s inviting shop, where you can find simple elegant dinnerware sitting beside playful home accessories, is not to be missed.
  • Patch NYC: A trendsetting shop with lots of edge, Patch NYC is the destination for hip home and personal accessories.

hot off the press: wine + food travel

Thanks to Lauren Bell for her wonderful article featuring Twelve Chairs on Wine + Food Travel! Here’s a little excerpt…“It’s the kind of shop I want to live in. It is uncluttered, beautifully curated, welcoming, and comforting….It is everything I dream of when wishing that the world still required hand sewing and writing with pen and ink.”Be sure to check out the full article and the rest of the site where they are “redefining what living well means.” Love it!

we’re in elle decor!

Twelve Chairs | Press | Elle Decor

To see our names printed in Elle Decor is absolutely surreal. When we first heard that the magazine was considering Twelve Chairs for their Hot Shops section we literally jumped for joy. It has been our design bible since we were teenagers dreaming of a career in interior design. More exciting than knowing you’re going to be in Elle Decor, though, is actually seeing yourself in Elle Decor. On that note, we would like to take a moment to apologize to the sweet woman at South Station that we came close to trampling in our race to get our hands on this issue. The next time you’re at your local newstand, check out page 54 of Elle Decor’s February/March Issue (we promise not to trample you)!