Rose Tarlow and The Websters walked into a hotel

A few weeks ago, I was invited to a cocktail party at the W Hotel in Boston. The top several floors of the building are private residences with condos ranging from tiny studios to 2+ bedroom size. Last year, several of Boston’s most accomplished designers and design/build firms decorated several condos on the 20th floor to create a social/entertaining space that is part designer showhouse, part model-units. Given the unique shape and configurations of these units, fully furnishing the spaces truly helps potential buyers see the possibilities. I’d seen all the units last year a couple of times (you can view them all here) and definitely appreciated all the creativity and hard work that went into designing these spaces. The latest party was hosted by David Webster of Webster & Co., one of the flagship showrooms at The Boston Design Center and Meg Touborg, CEO of Rose Tarlow Melrose House, one of the most gorgeous furniture brands in the design industry. When one of the decorated units needed to be re-decorated, Webster and Tarlow partnered to create a beautiful, luxurious and feminine space that made me want to move right in. I was going to snap a few pictures to share,  but luckily I found out that the space has been well-documented and I was especially pleased when I learned that my regular photographer Michael J. Lee had photographed the space.

This is a two bedroom condo (see map below) and this is the view from the front door looking into the living room. The space is bright with beautiful views of Boston Common and the State House. The decoration is a mix of Rose Tarlow furnishings with upholstered pieces and accents from Webster & Co.’s wide variety of brands. At the bottom of this post, you will find a link to all the Rose Tarlow furnishings seen here. There’s a wonderful mix of art and accessories throughout.


I love the combination of the gilded Rose Tarlow Kent Arm chair along side the modern sculpture on the right.

A beautiful city view with the Bullfinch State House in the background. Love the RT Viola Table, which certainly epitomizes the feminine feeling of the space.

Modern technology (provided by Elite Media Solutions) over a burled wood console.

Loved, loved the dining area, which is opposite the living room space. The antiqued mirrored wall does its duty by visually expanding the relatively small space and adds a lot of sparkle. RT’s Hatfield Cabinet anchors the mirrored wall as a server.

And the view looking out. The pillows, covered in gorgeous pink and gray mohair were so touchable  – too bad I’m allergic! I wanted to ask if I could take the pink one home with me. I always love a sofa or settee pulled up to a table – so cozy!

And the dramatic evening view.

There is a small study off the front hall that was decked out in beautiful cabinetry (Holland Construction did the build-out) and a cozy reading nook. This was a little more masculine a space than the living room and dining room, but still exuded comfort and elegance.

The smaller of the two bedrooms was turned into a more casual family room anchored by RT’s Reeded Bois Coffee table – a gently modern touch that is quite eye-catching. RT’s Bronze Crows are flocking as well.

I love this wall and shower curtain treatment with the color blocking carried from one to the other. Such a simple – and easy – idea that could be done on literally any design budget.

This is the hall that leads to the master suite, looking back to the front hall and study. Note the touch of de Gournay “Earlham” wallpaper on the right.

Love this little niche between a set of built-in glass front cabinets. The ballet art work is by Wu Jian who specializes in ballerinas. As an aside, a client of mine selected two of his pieces in giclee for her daughter’s room when we did it last year. One of these days I’ll get it photographed!  So, I was happy to see his work here as well.

The soft and pretty master bathroom.

And the master bedroom, which I really loved. The combination of the silk bedding with the grass cloth wallpaper was really wonderful.

RT’s Montpelier chair is a simple touch for a small space. The curves of the back and legs continue the feminine aura while the highboy chest adds weight.

Address: The Residences at W Boston, 110 Stuart St., Midtown
Studios: Starting at $470,000 and 512 square feet
One-bedrooms: Starting at $765,000 and 857 square feet
Two-bedrooms: Starting at $1.265 million and 1,286 square feet
Two-plus-bedrooms: Starting at $1.695 million and 1,715 square feet
Contact: Dinny Herron or Lara Rosenburgh, Otis & Ahearn
Real Estate welcome center, 110 Stuart St., Boston, MA 02116. Phone:

Here is my Pinterest board with all the Rose Tarlow Melrose House furnishings used in this beautiful space. Click here to go to Pinterest, where each piece is linked to its product page on Rose Tarlow’s website.

All items are to the trade only, if you see anything you are interested in purchasing, please let me know and I can provide details.

All photos by Michael J. Lee

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xoxo Linda