The state of Massachusetts is situated in a region that has influenced the world of interior design – New England. The signature style of New England, which has become a widely known and loved trend for the home, comprises, coastal, farmhouse and traditional interior elements.
Massachusetts is home to America’s oldest city, the cultural capital of Boston, where you can find bounds of history amidst its cobbled streets. Creative minds can throw themselves into the world of Art and Design at Massachusetts College of Art and Design or visit Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, which celebrates works from ancient times to the modern era.
Full of artistic and imaginative individuals, Massachusetts is the work place of a number of interior designers. The LuxPad has researched the interior talent across the state to bring you a list of our favorite interior designers in Massachusetts, that’ll inform you and inspire your own home inspiration.
Boston-based interior designer Julia Cutler has many years’ experience in the field and understands that designing a home is an intimate and personal experience. There is no one-size-fits-all solution to interior design and this applies to the interior designer you choose too. Throughout her time in the industry, Julia has learned that trust, communication, and compatibility are all essential ingredients for a successful interior design project. From the very beginning of a project, Julia collaborates with her clients to ensure the outcome they desire is the one they receive – whether it be more space, a cozy feel or a simple home-update.
Inner Visions Interiors is owned by Boston interior designer Linda L Stimson. Since founding the business in 1983, Linda has carried out numerous projects, each with her attention to detail, project management, and communication skills as the foundations. Passionate about creating a home that is beautiful, functional and personalized to each client’s lifestyle, Linda is extremely talented in color coordination and lighting design. Having won Best of Houzz Service awards for three years consecutively, Inner Visions Interiors proves to be a first-class company offering whole range services and styles, from the glamorous to the traditional.
Heather Vaughan Design was born out of a passion for art and design in 2007. After starting out as a founding partner of Pentimento Interiors, designer, Heather, decided to set up on her own in Newton, Massachusetts. A decade later, Heather and her team take a collaborative approach to every project, with both clients and contractors. By introducing color and energy into every project and offering the solution of a bespoke design service, the team ensures everything fits comfortably into its space. With bespoke furnishings, there are no limits to any space – this method guarantees beautiful, timeless spaces that clients love. Heather’s creativity has earned her acknowledgment in The Boston Globe, New England Home and Better Home and Interiors.
Gale Michaud Interiors is based in the seacoast town of Scituate, with design studios both here and in Lincoln, New Hampshire. With over 25 years’ experience in the industry, founder, Gale and her team are experts in carrying out efficient, streamlined work for each client, ensuring they are comfortable in their newly designed space. With the ability to decorate spaces in a variety of styles from coastal inspired to traditional and contemporary, Gale Michaud Interiors ensures each design is timeless and inspired by the client’s lifestyle and personality.
Since being established by founder, Michael Ferzoco, in 2005, Eleven Interiors has transformed a variety of residential properties. The firm’s signature style combines vintage and antique furnishings with modern and custom pieces, altogether creating an original, sophisticated space for each client. The team at Eleven Interiors prides themselves on their love of interior design and architecture, which allows them to produce countless spaces that work in harmony with their clients’ way of life. The stand-out work of Michael Ferzoco and his talented team is often recognized by and featured in, interior publications including, most recently, Interior Design Magazine, Boston Common and Design New England.
Residential and commercial interior design firm, Duffy Design Group is based in Boston. After previously completing an undergraduate degree in Chemistry, a change in career paths saw founder, Dennis Duffy, open Duffy Design Group in 1996. Offering a full variety of interior design services to residential and commercial clients, the firm is renowned for its unique, thoughtful designs. The team takes a hands-on approach to design and works with a selection of talented architects, developers, and builders. An intuitive method is used to understand the aesthetic goals of each client and to make sure they match those of the architecture. The firm has won a number of awards including, ‘Award of Excellence for Contributions to the Interior Design Profession’ by the American Society of Interior Designers and Boston Magazine’s ‘Best of Boston’ for Interior Design.
Situated in Boston, Chrisicos Interiors was founded by interior designer Kathie Chrisicos. At the forefront of each Chrisicos Interiors project are principles such as professionalism, customer service, luxury and value for money. Former president of the International Furnishings and Design Association, Kathie Chrisicos, has a portfolio full of residential designs in a variety of interior styles, each representing attention to detail and a love of design. The firm has the belief that interior design should benefit its residents every day, whilst also showcasing individual tastes. To aid its future clients, Chrisicos Interiors has a studio located in Boston to give clients a chance to try out various design combinations and familiarize themselves with custom options available, before they commit to a style.
Passionate about combining practical classics with modern function, Nantucket-based interior designer, Carolyn Thayer, strives to create enduring style and beauty in each of her projects. With over 15 years’ experience in the interior design industry, Carolyn consistently creates seamlessly designed homes to the satisfaction of her clients. The firm’s mobile showroom, displaying the latest fabrics, rug samples and wallcoverings offers something very few other interior design businesses have the ability to. By allowing clients to get a feel for materials in their own home before they make a decision, this increases trust and reputation. This may explain why Carolyn was voted The Inquirer and Mirror ‘Best Nantucket Designer of 2016 and 2017’.
Bee’s Knees Design is situated in Hopkinton, Massachusetts. A team of traditional interior designers who enjoy putting a modern take on old-fashioned pieces, Bee’s Knees always put quality over quantity and believe that old is often better than new. By putting quality time and effort into each project, the team introduces eclectic elements to their designs to create completely unique spaces each time. With the ability to design interiors that match individual tastes, the firm believes that when you have a beautiful space to retreat to at the end of the day, it enhances your quality of life. The team’s ability to produce harmonious environments that reflect individual personalities and style has been commended by previous clients and recognized in publications such as Cottage White Interior Magazine.
Nantucket-based interior designer Anne Becker has been redesigning homes for over 10 years. Her uncomplicated, honest approach to interior design sees modern and traditional styles being combined with elegance and style to create classic, timeless spaces with a fresh feel. Anne’s ambition for each project is to improve her clients’ standard of living, comfort, and sense of joy in their surroundings. This ideal is illustrated in her interiors, which have been described as practical, polished, straightforward and calm. Not just a residential designer, Anne has also completed a chic, beach-inspired commercial design project for well-known Nantucket restaurant, Dune. Her sophisticated, fun design has earned the firm Houzz Design awards for the last two years and interior features in various publications.
Founded in 1992, Wellesley-based Andra Birkerts Design is a full-service interior design company that believes in the importance of beauty in one’s environment. Specializing in residential projects, Andra and her team aim to deliver their clients with practical living solutions through elements of art, design, and architecture. Working as a team of talented individuals, each project is different to the next, in order to provide their clients with a unique and innovative space that meets their own personal desires and requirements. The general ethos of Andra Birkerts Design is to always maintain a strong and clear focus on the needs of each client, believing that it is always possible to create a space tailored to a desired vision or dream.
Wellesley based ACQUIRE Interior Design is home to the work of Nikki Dalrymple. Known for her ability to incorporate antique pieces into contemporary living, AQUIRE’s projects continuously illustrate sophistication within a space. Using clean lines, a bold color palette and a variety of textures, the blend of old and new come together stunningly in many of the firm’s projects. Featured in publications such as The New York Times, Travel and Leisure, Boston Magazine, The Association Press and Departures Magazine, ACQUIRE Interior Design is gaining the recognition it truly deserves. Founder, Nikki was also named by Boston Home Magazine as one of ‘The Hot 50: The Next Generation of Design Stars Shaping the City’.
High-end residential interior design firm, KMID, is situated in Somerville, Massachusetts. Founded over a decade ago by former business marketer, Kate Maloney Albiani, the firm’s main goal for each project is to create rooms that are both beautiful to look at and comfortable to live in. Transforming a variety of properties from traditional and contemporary to urban and vacation homes, KMID’s skilled team understands how to playfully balance form with function. Having been featured in both online and print press, it’s obvious that Kate and her team’s eye for design has not gone amiss. Through continually fashioning well-presented interiors and maintaining a transparent relationship with clients, the firm has gained a great reputation.
With over ten years’ experience in residential design, Kristina Crestin has plenty of knowledge of how to envisage and create the perfect interior. Kristina and her Boston-based team offer services including pre-construction, interior architecture, interior design, decorating and, of course, project management. By understanding exactly what is it the client is looking to achieve at the very start of the project, Kristina Crestin Designs is well-equipped to select the correct products and furnishings for the space. In amongst the firm’s design portfolio can be found a number of modern, stylish, farmhouse residences and chic coastal properties.
Situated in Greater Boston, LeBlanc Design is a boutique interior design firm, founded by Tiffany LeBlanc in 2005. Specializing in transitional design, LeBlanc seamlessly combines a mixture of contemporary and traditional styles, altogether creating brilliant interiors that stand the test of time. Whether it be an urban residence or a rural property, the team at LeBlanc Design has the skill to work with the interior architecture to create its ideal style. Through creating tasteful, sophisticated spaces, LeBlanc has gained a number of five-star client reviews and Best of Houzz Service Awards for the last three years in a row.
Boston interior designer, Lisa Tharp, offers a boutique interior architecture and design service. Working on properties that range from city apartments to country homes and coastal retreats, no project is the same, each beginning with an entirely fresh slate. Incorporating each client’s own idea of luxury, comfort, and function into each project, Lisa Tharp ensures that interiors reflect the personalities of those that reside there. With a light, airy and spacious theme running through many of Lisa’s interiors, it is no surprise her designs have been described by New England Home Magazine as possessing ‘a sense of refined sophistication and unpretentious ease’.
Specializing in both residential and commercial interior design, Boston-based Mandarina Studio transforms spaces to reach their aesthetic potential. Through understanding the importance of classic design, the firm manages to create bold, fresh designs that encompass the past, present, and future. With over 15 years’ experience, founder, Amanda Reid, makes sure that each project gets the personal commitment and attention it deserves. This attentive approach has seen the firm gain many repeat clients and receive Best of Houzz Service and Design Awards for the last six years consecutively. Alongside this, works have been featured in the likes of Boston Home, New England Home, and HGTV Magazine.
North Fork Design Company was founded by Caitlin Flynn and Elyse Parkhurst who both graduated Endicott College in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design. Caitlin’s youth was spent in the North Fork of Long Island, which is where the business name derived from, as well as her love of coastal living. Elyse enjoys traveling across the globe and this is where a great deal of her inspiration comes from. Together, the duo’s creativity, along with their fresh, energized approach to design, allows them to achieve inspired, functional spaces time after time.
Luxury interior design firm, Platemark Design, is situated in Boston, Massachusetts. Founded by principal interior designer, Craig Trevolitz, Platemark Design takes an adventurous approach to design, creating interiors that are bold, well-tailored and textured. Working on a variety of properties, the firm mixes function with style, incorporating both classical and contemporary pieces to create unique, unexpected interiors. Offering what the firm describes as concierge-level service, they ensure the design process is fun and enjoyable. By asking all the right questions to gain an understanding of what every individual client desires, Craig Trevolitz and his team do an outstanding job of transforming properties.
Having been in the interior design industry for over thirty years, founder of Ryan Design, Georgina Ryan, has gained a great deal of experience in many types of properties and project types. The firm transforms homes in areas including New England, Florida, New York and Philadelphia. Offering services including design consultation, space planning, renovation and construction among many others, the firm has been recognized in Florida Home and Design Magazine, ASID Magazine and Gulfshore Life magazine and has a client base that continues to grow.
Located in Dover, Massachusetts, Sloane Design Group is a full-service, luxury interior design firm, owned by Deborah Sloane. In Deborah’s years of experience – over two decades – she has designed everything from coastal properties to urban residences and family homes. With a specialty in creating timeless, modern interiors in high-end residential properties, Deborah is inspired by the Atlantic and carries out home transformations across the entire East Coast shoreline. Her most recent projects include a Palm Beach penthouse and a suburban townhouse, which both illustrate the diversity of Deborah’s projects.
Elms Interior Design was established by Dee Elms, who has now been established as one of the leading interior designers in the Boston design community. Working with a team of talented craftspeople on every project, the firm offers a multi-disciplinary approach to design which includes design, architecture, and craftsmanship, because each is just as important as one another. Passionate about creating homes that inspire her clients every day, Dee Elms strives to create functional, distinctive homes. Five-year winner of a Best of Houzz Design Award, Elms Design works hard to produce a high-quality standard of design, each with a clean, modern look.
Twelve Chairs was founded by friends, Miggy Mason and Roisin Giese. Since being established in 2010, the duo has been transforming client’s homes, and, ultimately, their lives, by introducing authentic interiors with a personal touch. Offering a comprehensive design service throughout the entire transformation process, Miggy and Roisin provide new construction, renovation, furniture sourcing, window treatments and bespoke elements, amongst many other services. Each client is treated as an individual, with their own customized quote; this means that each space designed by Twelve Chairs is unlike any other and inspired by subtle, personal details.
Robin and Caroline make up the heart of Violandi and Warner Interiors. Founded in 2014 and based in Scituate, the pair of interior designers both have experience of working on numerous design projects. With a fresh, timeless approach to interior design, the duo creates spaces that are stylish, livable and elegant all at the same time. Both Robin and Caroline possess a varied skillset which includes a meticulous eye for color and attention to detail. Ensuring a seamless design experience for every client, the firm is passionate about the design process and approaches each project with a friendly, flexible outlook.
With over 50 year’s combined experience in commercial and residential design, Wilson Kelsey Design creates comfortable, luxury designs that preserve the history of the property. Founded by Sally Wilson and John Kelsey, the firm is renowned for its interior design services across New England. The firm works with their clients to create a home that feels functional, refined and orderly – a home that enriches the lives of its dwellers. Undoubtedly a well-informed, experienced team, both Sally and John contribute to the design community in a number of ways. Sally has been a board member of the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art for many years, and John frequently contributes to New England Home magazine, as well as having previously received an award for his work on historic homes by Historic Salem.
From urban properties to country and coastal retreats, with a mass of talent and skill between them, we hope you’ve enjoyed our roundup of some of the best interior designers in Massachusetts.