A Harbor View

Located in Boston’s storied Seaport district, for this 1,400-square foot, 2-bedroom waterfront residence, John Dransfield designed a modern pied-a-terre for his empty nesting clients. The boutique residence was designed in a luxurious and sexy city vibe (a total departure from the couple’s country home) and with the desire to accommodate their grown children when they visited.

Drawing inspiration from the urban skyline, sleek, clean lines and a mostly neutral color palette were used, punctuated with rich, jewel-toned blue accents and exotic tactile beauty.  

The open floor plan was anchored with a large, semi-circular sofa in the Living Room, placed to take advantage of the harbor views. A shimmering but understated gold and grey hewn landscape was created as a feature wall, made by hand-applying gold-leaf to a textured grasscloth wallpaper. The result - magical.

In the master bedroom, walls were papered in a tranquil mosaic wall-covering from Belgium, made of natural fibers. Smoked mirrored wall panels flank either side of the custom-made, tufted bed. The guest bedroom features another textural masterpiece. Here, walls were covered in a basket weave pattern, using three different colors of the same textured wallpaper. The atmospheric, onyx and gold effect resembles that of a distressed, shadowy, watermarked wall. Custom bedding from Modern Relik.

Mid-century art featuring abstract expressionist paintings from Ronald Alstrom, are featured throughout the home.

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