The other day I took a day and headed up to beautiful Ipswich, MA to visit the 2015 Boston Magazine Design Home. Each year, Boston Magazine along with many generous sponsors builds and decorates a home to raise money for Boston Children’s Hospital. 100% of proceeds from the tour will go to Children’s Hospital. It certainly takes a small army to build the house every year and this year is no exception. The location is Turner Hill in Ispwich, a luxury golf community. The house is 3,561 sq. ft. on three levels and was built by Windover Contruction. The design co-ordinator is Design East Interiors whose difficult job it was to make use of all the product partner’s items and turn it into a cohesive look.
Here are some of my favorite spaces in the house.
This is the guest bedroom which features a gorgeous rug furnished by Landry & Arcari called “Dewdrops”.
I love the shape of the headboard and its thickness, though I didn’t love the white on cream mismatch of the bedding.
Below is the basement game room which was furnished by Red Bird Trading Company. The empty spot on the wall was an Andy Warhol painting provided by Martin Lawrence Galleries, however, it was sold so they are awaiting a replacement piece. This photo isn’t very good (sorry) and doesn’t capture how comfy and interesting a space this is. My only question is – were the candles meant to be all bent or did they melt?
Here is the “game” side of the game room, complete with a well-stocked wine room. Love the eclectic mix of furnishings.
On the other side of the basement level is the family room which was also done by Red Bird Trading. Again, they really gathered a lovely, eclectic mix of furnishings and accessories.
The wet bar featured a gorgeous backsplash by custom designed by Connie Kolman Artisan Glass. Using various mix media from paint to gold gilding, the work is done on the back of glass panels which are mounted on the wall.
Personally I would have preferred a simpler countertop – perhaps a deep blue quartz with a little sparkle in it to really set off the backsplash.
Below is the dining room which is on the ground floor level which was furnished by Darby Road Home.
The living room features furniture by Circle Furniture.
I particularly love the chaise, called “Bethany”, which the fun elephant fabric on the pillow and cushion.
And the kitchen featured a very blingy back splash (not sure the brand) and appliances furnished by Tri-City Sales.
There are plenty more rooms and spaces to check out, so I encourage all locals to go visit the Boston Magazine Design Home and do some good for Boston Children’s Hospital.
Tour dates: September 9th – October 4th. Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun: 10am-4pm. Thurs: 10am-8pm. Closed Mon & Tues.
Ticket price is $25 (kids under 11 not admitted).
For more info and to purchase tickets, visit: bostonmagazine.com/designhome
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