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hot off the press: best of boston 2012

{ graphics by jordan metcalf for boston magazine | photography by sarah young for twelve chairs }


We are thrilled to announce that Twelve Chairs is among the winners of Boston Magazine’s Best of Boston® 2012! Highlighted on page 107 of the annual edition, we are featured as “Best in Home Accessories” and we couldn’t be more honored. The write-up reads:

“Miggy Mason and Roisin Giese founded their home design store with a clear objective: Whenever possible, collect items that are made locally and sustainably. In their lofty space, the duo has created an urban dreamland that’s equal parts industrial, romantic, and ethical.”

Be sure to pick up an issue for a comprehensive list of great Boston establishments!

All the best,
Miggy + Roisin

P.S. A great way to check out some of our aforementioned home accessories is through our new blog series entitled “Shot of the Shop.”

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}

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!