Boston Home High-Low Blended Concept Home

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Name: Boston Home Magazine Concept Home
Designer: Hacin + Associates
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Size: 2,180 square feet + 1,000 square feet terrace

Boston Home asked Hacin + Associates — architects of the FP3 loft building — to furnish one penthouse as their 2009 Concept Home. Straying from the usual mishmash, this concept home is like a good mix tape of design: continuity throughout, sprinkled with surprising elements like a pink master bedroom ceiling, giant window graphics, and a glass bubble sculpture over the tub...

As an exercise in blending vintage and contemporary and high and low, this concept home comes across as very chic, but also like a home that was put together over time.

As a showcase of local resources, the designers made good use of many of our favorites including Reside and Machine Age for one of a kind vintage pieces, Lekker and Vessel for tableware and accessories, Dover rugs for vintage and custom carpets, as well as our small cool winner colorTHEORY for much of the painting.

The elegant bench in the entry was a custom collaboration between the architect and 60Nobscot using reclaimed wood. The car collage in the boys bedroom came straight from the architects boyhoood collection. It is these elements as well as surprises like a vegetable garden on the terrace that made the concept home feel fresh and new but also warm and livable. It feels right at home on Apartment Therapy.

To see more detail and more local resources used to create the home, check out the current issue of Boston Home magazine, out now. You can also check out FP3 to see more details on the building and we were told the unit is for sale furnished as you see it here.

Resources of Note (furnishings, hardware, appliances & materials):

Paint & Graphics:


  • Dining Room: Farrow & Ball All White #2005 Applied by ColorTHEORY

  • Master Bedroom Ceiling: Farrow & Ball Cinder Rose Full Gloss #246 Applied by ColorTHEORY

  • Powder Room Wallpaper: "Analog" Wallpaper by Aimee Wilder

  • Stair Graphic: Designed and installed by Proverb

  • Boys Bedroom Window Graphic: Designed and installed by Proverb

  • Boys Bathroom Wallpaper: Designed and installed by Proverb

  • Powder Room Wallpaper: Robot Wallpaper by Aimee Wilder

Lounge (Entry):


  • Custom Walnut Bench with salvaged top and legs Designed by Hacin Acssociates and 60 Nobscot

  • Venus de Milo Vintage Sculpture from Machine Age

  • Painting: John Guthrie "Drips" Series

Living Room:


  • 1975 Vladimir Kagan Sofa from Machine Age

  • Chrome and Glass Coffee tables from Reside

  • Shag Rug from Dover Rug

  • Moel Armchair by Lignet Roset

  • Castore Floor lamps by Artemide from Neena's

  • radio and cabinet from Machine Age

  • White leather pouf from The Morson Collection

  • Missoni Fabric Pillow

  • Wire Spheres from West Elm

  • Window Treatments by Finelines

Dining Room:


  • Vintage table from Reside

  • Facett leather dining chairs by Ligne Roset

  • Vintage wall signage letters from Reside

  • White Porcelain Chandelier from Lucia Lighting and Design

Kitchen:


  • Custom Silestone Counters

  • Barracuda Statue from Machine Age

  • Ripplefold Drapery, Donghia fabric by Finelines

  • Vintage barstools upholstered in Missoni fabric

Master Bedroom:


  • Painting: John Guthrie "Drips" Series

  • Antique Needlepoint Carpet from Dover Rugs

  • "Twig" bed bed by Molteni

  • Waterford Ardmore twelve arm chandelier from Lucia Lighting and Design

  • Rough hewn side table from 60Nobscot

  • Cadmo lamp by Artemide from Neena's

Boys Bedroom:


  • Aluminum trundle bed from Ligne Roset

  • Happy cat beanbag chair from Vessel

  • Togo chair and I-beam tables from Ligne Roset

  • Custom puzzle carpet from Dover Rug

Thanks, Boston Home, Jessica and Alex!

Images: Wes & Kayla

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