Best Redesign in Boston Globe Magazine’s Homes of the Year

Today we have another great announcement: Ana Donohue Interiors has won Best Redesign in Boston Globe Magazine’s Homes of the Year! We are so pleased to share this interior redesign project we completed for a young couple in Belmont.

Bill and Caroline Springer knew their home had lots of potential but was in dire need of a renovation and some clever updates. After transforming a rickety old porch into an addition for dining space with the help of architect Edrick vanBeuzekom, the couple turned to our Boston interior design firm to complete the remodeling project.

Combining Bill’s taste for contemporary style with Caroline’s affection for sentimental items handed down through family members, we were able to create a space that blends old and new. The resulting mix feels warm and comfortable, but also stylish and unexpected.

To achieve this compromise between seemingly disparate design goals while maintaining a harmonious atmosphere, we reupholstered many of Caroline’s treasured family furnishings. Hand-me-down dining chairs now feature a fun new attitude thanks to the bold upholstery choice of pink stripes, allowing them to coexist with contemporary acrylic Louis Ghost chairs. In the living room, old family armchairs get an update thanks to an Indian-inspired fabric we chose to evoke the couple’s love of travel.

There are some beautiful photos of the home (taken by photographer Michael J. Lee) in the article, as well as more information about this Boston home renovation, so be sure to check it out and let us know what you think in the comments section below!