Robin’s Cambridge Meets “California Cool” Home

published Feb 24, 2016
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Name: Robin
Location: Cambridgeport — Cambridge, Massachusetts

What can I say about our home… in short our home is our dream home but funny enough it started out as a space that we expected to be living in only a few years. We purchased our home, a 1700 square feet, three bed, three bath condo in a converted school (from the early 1900s) right after the birth of our first son. We bought the space pre-construction and sadly let the developer make most of the decisions. At the time I was an attorney, my husband a doctor and we had no idea about home design. We filled the already boring space with boring brown furniture and called it a day.

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Soon after I began writing a blog, and reading blogs and over the years fell totally in love with interior design. Room by room I began to re-imagine the space and painted most of the rooms (myself) and painted or swapped out most of the furniture to make it fit more with our personality. (That sofa was actually recovered and re-imagined from the boring brown one we purchased!) Now our home is a fun, inviting space and one we can’t ever imagine leaving.

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Clearly, I am a fan of navy and as a former California girl I am very inspired by the beach and what I like to call a “California cool” aesthetic. I love pops of blue and bright and fun art. I love pattern and never shy away from color. Our son is now a big skateboarder and much of my influence comes from that culture. We spend quite a bit of time in Costa Rica and I really wanted our space to have that vibe… to that extent our home is actually covered in plants! I want the boys to remember our home as a warm place and I now try not to change things too much because I want this to be something that they remember forever when they think of their childhood.

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I’d be hard pressed to pick a favorite room but I’d probably say that it is the boys’ room, mostly because it was designed with so much of what they love and the fact that they choose to share a room really brings me so much joy!

Thanks, Robin!

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