Every Room in This Boston Apartment Is Gorgeous, But the Pink Kitchen Is Just Perfect

published Dec 11, 2019

Every Room in This Boston Apartment Is Gorgeous, But the Pink Kitchen Is Just Perfect

published Dec 11, 2019
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Interior Designer: Dane Austin Design
Photos by: Sean Litchfield
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Size: 1,200 square feet

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Between the color palette, bold patterns, and a pair of Lady Gaga’s 12-inch stilettos (the shoes were designed by local fashion designer Thom Solo and bought at auction), this project by Boston-based designer Dane Austin is one seriously fun place to live. And Dane tailored the home to this couple who had moved from a smaller Manhattan space.

Unlike a plain “white box condo,” this floor plan has interesting angles, a large kitchen island and dining area, and two guest bedrooms. “It’s my honor and duty to give clients the lifestyle they’ve always envisioned for themselves. This couple is coming from a rental half this size, so they were excited. I love to develop their ideas and inspiration and elevate the look of the final space to a level beyond their imagination and expectation,” writes Dane.

Plenty of colors punctuate every room, but the heart of the home’s palette is a pale yet perky pink. “We knew we wanted to bring the pink color down to the center of the room and but we wanted it to be an interesting textured finish,” explains Dane. “I love how the pattern is reminiscent of a snakeskin or crocodile handbag.”

Not everything was purchased new for this condo’s remodel. The bold pendant fixtures hanging over the kitchen island, for instance, came with the couple from New York. “It just felt like they were bringing a little piece of New York with us to Boston,” said the client. “She was drawn to a neutral color combo while her husband preferred the mint and cherry red.” The painting in the dining area is another item brought with them from New York; “the piece pulls the colors of each room together into the center of the home and it’s the first thing you see when you walk through the door.”



  • Living|Room|Kitchen|Dining|Entry — Benjamin Moore “Paisley Pink latex eggshell
  • Doors — Benjamin Moore San Antonio Gray latex satin
  • Entry door — Benjamin Moore Van Deusen Blue latex satin with silver leaf trim
  • Master Bedroom Walls not including headboard wall — Benjamin Moore Bright and Early latex eggshell
  • Den Ceiling Walls Trim and closet doors — Benjamin Moore Southfield Green latex eggshell


  • Pendant lights — Roll and Hill
  • Barstools — Room and Board
  • Rug — Landry and Arcari


  • Chairs — CB2
  • Table — ModLoft
  • Kryptonite Chandelier — Modern Forms. Has articulating arms to adjust as the table expands
  • Chargers and dishware — West Elm
  • Candle holders — Roll and Hill (a gift from the realtor who Dane referred to the clients when they were house hunting )


  • Custom Cut Carpet with rounded edge — Landry & Arcari
  • Sofa — Custom from Room and Board
  • Acrylic swivel chairs — Mitchell Gold
  • Leather occasional chair with wood legs — Casa Design Home
  • “Broken Egg” Coffee Table in white lacquer and gold leaf — Phillips Collection
  • Entertainment unit — West Elm
  • Floor Lamp — West Elm
  • Pillows — Mitchell Gold
  • Roller shades — Hunter Douglas
  • Sconces — Etsy


  • Desk — William Sonoma Home
  • Rug — Landry & Arcari
  • Credenza — West Elm
  • Desk chair — Room & Board
  • Brass and stone lamps with black shades — Mitchell Gold
  • Accessories are clients’ own


  • Wallcovering — Phillip Jeffries at BDC
  • Storage bed — Rove Concepts
  • Navy stained bedside chests with brass hardware are custom ordered — Mitchell Gold
  • Marble bedside lamps — West Elm
  • Accessories are clients’ own
  • Custom toss pillows — Mitchell Gold
  • Light fixture — Sassi Chandelier, Eurofase created with a continuous string of crystals


  • Wallpaper is Christian Lacroix — Osborne and Little Showroom at BDC
  • Bed — West Elm
  • White Lacquer and wood Bedside tables — Rove Concepts
  • Plum “Urchin” Pendant lights — Varaluz
  • Fern Toss pillows — Mitchell Gold
  • Orange linen pillow — Ralph Lauren
  • Custom neon art light — Dane Austin

Thanks Dane Austin!