2017 in Pictures

As 2018 quickly approaches, we're taking a look at the past year and highlighting some of our most memorable projects, moments and events of 2017. Scroll down to see our top picks...

The DIFFA Window we designed for Farrow & Ball at the Boston Design Center:



The Spring Issue of ID Boston Magazine - The Cover features our Brookline project:

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Completion of Back Bay Project, Including a beautiful lavender girl's bedroom, new glass staircase with LED rail, and sleek new black glass fireplace facade:


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Our Heading Home to Dinner Table, which we designed to the Marie-Antoinette-inspired theme "Let them eat Cake":



A Beacon Hill Nursery with a Parisian Shop and Sweet Treat theme (more photos to come!):



A New Development Project in Nantucket - The Rendering below shows the plan for an old Captain's House undergoing a renovation:



Wishing everyone a happy holiday and joyful start to the new year!


Kristin Paton Home Signature Candle

We have had our signature candle for over five years now, time flies! One of our goals for 2017 was to give the candle a bit of a revamp. We knew our signature scent, based on the perfume Shalimar (one of Kristin's favorite scents), would remain the same. Our priorities were to produce it locally, upgrade the quality of the wax, and give the container a new and improved look. 

We connected with a local vendor in Western Massachusetts back in January who helped us achieve exactly what we were looking for. We worked with them to choose the correct wax, perfect the scent and re-design the glass container. Instead of our original clear glass container with a gray label, we opted for completely spraying the glass container solid gray and then stamping the logo in gold.

After a bit of trial and error to get the colors just right, the containers went into production and just last week we got to make another site visit and be part of the filling process. We learned so much and it was such a treat to be so personally involved and hands-on. 

The wick is centered and glued to the bottom of the container.

The machine is set on a timer to perfectly fill each container. We just had to press a button and keep a steady hand!

Kristin getting in on the action!

Kristin getting in on the action!

As the wax begins to harden, the wick gets moved to the center. The wax surface is then reheated to eliminate any blemishes from adjusting the wick.

Our beautiful new candle is officially packaged and ready for your enjoyment! 

ID Boston Magazine Feature

We are so delighted to be featured both inside and on the cover page of ID Boston's Spring 2017 issue! The magazine beautifully highlights two projects of ours, a luxurious Brookline residence and a carefree Nantucket retreat. 

One of our favorite interior shots ever made the cover! Hand-painted de Gournay wallpaper, custom designed to include cheeky monkeys, sets the backdrop to an antique commode, tortoise mirror and satin upholstered Louis XVI chairs. 

Please enjoy the full article below...

Thank you to the ID Boston team and Chesie Breen for your kind words!

Ski Chalet Style

All of the rain we've had recently has us wishing it were snow so that we could hit the slopes. Until we get a decent snowfall for skiing we'll be living vicariously through the beautiful designs of these mountain homes! Love how each of these rooms layer neutral textures within a pared down aesthetic, letting the mountain views speak for themselves.

Decorating with a Neutral Palette

In the words of Elle Decor, going all-natural is anything but boring. We are excited for our Delray Beach, FL project to be included in their round-up of 50 Best Neutral Colors for Designing a Stylish Room as "Island White and Ocean Blue Seating". 

This color palette plays off the beach backdrop to work harmoniously with it, not compete. The custom Tibetan hand-knotted rug, appropriately named "Seabreeze", set the tone for the space. It is airy, soothing and timeless.  

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Tibetan, hand-knotted rug in "Seabreeze" colorway

Tibetan, hand-knotted rug in "Seabreeze" colorway

A few of our favorites from the other designers in the round-up...

Mod Baby Blue Seating by Amy Lau

Mod Baby Blue Seating by Amy Lau