Category Archives: project reveals

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.

portfolio: downtown condo, part 2

Last week we shared a few glimpses into the living room design of the downtown condo featured last month on Houzz. Read on for a few more tidbits on the master bedroom.

Twelve Chairs Boston | Portfolio | Downtown CondoNeutrals of gray and cream keep the room feeling airy and serene, while the coral accents add warmth and contrast. The light blue walls feel soft and sophisticated.

Twelve Chairs Boston | Portfolio | Downtown CondoA bench and ambient light in the way of sconces break up the hallway leading from the master suite entry to the bedroom area. This also created a mini-dressing area just outside of the walk-in closet.

Twelve Chairs Boston | Portfolio | Downtown CondoRight: Walnut bedside tables with hidden storage add a bit of edginess to the otherwise tranquil color scheme.

Twelve Chairs Boston | Portfolio | Downtown CondoA piece by one of our favorite artists, Erin Lynn Welsh, was the perfect addition to the large blank wall beside the bed. The soft blues and corals in the oil painting tie in perfectly with the rest of the room’s color scheme.

Our Three Favorite Features:

  • large scale art by Erin Lynn Welsh via Uprise Art (also featured in the living room)
  • simple cream drapery with a coral Greek Key trim adds privacy, light control, and softness
  • a standard Cisco Brothers headboard is customized with extra height for added drama

portfolio: downtown condo, part 1

We’re excited to share with you a few behind the scenes details from our downtown condo projected featured in Houzz last month. First up, the living room.

Twelve Chairs Boston | Portfolio | Downtown Condo

Twelve Chairs Boston | Portfolio | Downtown CondoTaking into consideration our clients’ desire to warm up the very modern space we brought in rattans, a range of blues, and cozy layers.

Twelve Chairs Boston | Portfolio | Downtown Condo
As a writer and avid reader, our client needed a desk space and plenty of shelves for his book collection. The solution was a custom designed built-in and desk nook.

Twelve Chairs Boston | Portfolio | Downtown CondoWith no designated dining area to speak of, we carved out a corner of the open space between the kitchen and living room to build a custom banquette complete with extra storage drawers.

Our Three Favorite Features:

  • large leather ottoman with shelf for feet propping and extra storage
  • the rolling library ladder painted to match the back of the bookshelves
  • warm walnuts featured in the custom dining and desk areas

More photos of this project can be found in our portfolio!

portfolio: south end town house, 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}