Small Cool 2009: colorTHEORY's Victorian Grandness

Little Division #02

Who Lives Here: 2 people & 4 awesome cats
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Size: 819 square feet

What is your one favorite element in your small, cool home? That's easy, it's what made us have to live in our home. As soon as you walk through the double entrance doors, (and no matter how many times), you can't help but feel overwhelmed by the Victorian Grandness, preserved in the architectural details of our home. Built in 1899, and what used to be the Brownstone's Formal living and dining rooms, separated by sliding pocket doors, is now our entire home. The ceilings soar at over 13' high w/ its original crown & ceiling moldings, and has 9' high windows in the living room's bow front. The cherry hardwood floors & nails, and the beautiful Marble fireplace are also original. We love the city of Boston and its history, and we feel very luck to live in its time capsule.

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What was one of the biggest challenges you faced in furnishing your small home? We were fortunate to simply allow the floor plan to dictate the use of space, in creating 3 separate areas out one room: Living/Dining and Kitchen. To enhance and appreciate even more the Victorian Details, we contrasted the ornate presence with modern design furniture and a monochromatic color pallet, and we love the result.

Kendra works for Anthropologie and has a knack for creating "inviting moods" and I co-own a Fine Interior Painting company called colorTHEORY. With our powers combined, Kendra and I feel we created a home that reflects our personalities and keeps us in a positive mind set everyday.

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