Boston Common HouseEclectic Living Room, Boston

Example of a large eclectic medium tone wood floor living room design in Boston with beige walls, a standard fireplace and no tv —  Houzz
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Elodie Talbot wrote:Apr 1, 2013
  • lizkashi
    Hi! Can you tell me what the wall color is? Also, where are the curtains from? I love them and I'm trying to recreate this look in our bedroom! Thank you!
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    Walker Architects
    Hello! This question has been asked before, but we're happy to repeat the answer: The walls are Benjamin Moore "Tapestry Beige". Of course paint colors look very different in print and on-line, and can also vary from room to room depending on lighting and what other colors are present. We always buy a quart and paint very large swatches on at least two walls, and then check the look in daylight and in the evening.

    The silk taffeta drapery is custom made. We no longer have access to the source for the fabric.
mchasson wrote:Nov 3, 2013
  • mchasson
    Thanks so much! That is a great, idea, to paint large swatches, etc. I have painted an entire room thinking the color would change when it dried, only to find out that it was WORSE than I thought.
  • Joyce McClain
    Thank you!
anydaynow wrote:Apr 17, 2012
Hzgraf wrote:May 19, 2013
  • Hzgraf
    Thank you for responding, however I have found the chair/ottoman: It is by Reinhold Adolf.
    Product: Sinus
    DESIGNER: Reinhold Adolf
    Hans-Jürgen Schröpfer
    Year: 1976 (reedition 2004)
    Architonic ID: 2004465
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    Walker Architects
    Thank you very much for the correction!
nedyy wrote:May 7, 2014
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    Walker Architects
    Hello: I'm afraid you'd need some kind of time travelling machine! That medallion has been in place since about 1840. Sorry we can't be more helpful.
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    Wrought Iron Designs
    Wrought Iron Designs can create something very similar to that. The piece would be made from a wood fiver product that wonderfully mimics the look and feel of metal, but weighs about 1/10th as much so it is very easy to install. We specialize in working with customers to create the perfect custom Faux Iron pieces. Worth taking a look at as an alternative to antique. Here's the link:
fletcher02 wrote:Mar 21, 2012
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    The Shabby Nest
    Valspar's Angel Touch is a similar color.
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    Walker Architects
    Hello: The actual color used here is Benjamin Moore "Tapestry Beige, 975". Remember to always buy and test large samples of any paint color in the room where you intend to use it. Colors can look dramatically different depending on other finishes and lighting conditions.
Susan wrote:Nov 13, 2016
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    Walker Architects


    The ceiling is simply Benjamin Moore Ceiling White. It's a good reminder that picking paint colors from photographs is risky business! We always paint very large samples on at least two walls before committing to a color selection - even with colors we've used successfully on previous projects. Color changes with the light that hits it, and that varies with time of day, time of year, compass direction, and what else is outside the window.

rpapso wrote:May 31, 2016
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    Walker Architects

    Hello: Green is in the eye of the beholder. And color is highly dependent on the surroundings - what's in the room and what's being reflected outside the windows. We always paint sample very large sample swatches in two locations in the room and check the perception of the color in both daytime and evening.

    The paint here is Benjamin Moore "Tapestry Beige".

Prestige Chandelier wrote:Jun 5, 2015
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    Walker Architects

    Hello: We're not really sure what you are asking about this chandelier, but if you can be more specific, we will try to be helpful.

fuva wrote:Apr 4, 2015
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    Walker Architects

    Hello: The rug is custom wool and silk from Steven King Carpets in Boston. There is no specific model or make.

korriaiken wrote:Nov 2, 2014
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    Walker Architects
    Hello! The drapery here had been in another room of the house for years - we repurposed it here, but we don't have any source information. Sorry we can't be more helpful.
T.A.I. Designs Inc. wrote:May 27, 2014
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    Walker Architects
    Hello! The fireplace and its mantle have been in this house since it was built in the 1840s.
Erica Mobley wrote:Dec 17, 2013
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    Walker Architects
    Hello: Mantle mirrors like this were customary in 19th c. Back Bay houses. This one, while not original to this house, came from a house a few blocks away. It was re-gilded locally. You can find similar mirrors at or good antiques stores around Boston.
chicago13 wrote:Nov 6, 2013
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    Walker Architects
    Hello! Those really are great tables! Each one swivels so you can make any number of configurations. They are called "Ovo", from Arketipo. You can buy them through Casa Design in Boston,
susansweiss wrote:Nov 3, 2013
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    Walker Architects
    Hello! The white leather lounge is called "Sinus" from the manufacturer "Cor". The sofas are B&B Italia, "Charles".

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Becky Harris added this to 11 Ways to Go for BaroqueFeb 23, 2016

Play up neutrals. In this Boston home, chic contemporary pieces like the sofas, chaise and coffee table blend with the elaborate console table, gilded mirror and crystal chandelier. Calming neutrals on the wall and rug help tie it all together. Wall paint: Tapestry Beige by Benjamin Moore; trim paint: White Dove by Benjamin Moore; sofas: B&B Italia; chaise: Sinus, COR; coffee table: Ovo, from Arketipo; rug: Steven King Rugs

Becky Dietrich, Interior Designer added this to Pro to Pro: Learn Your Client’s Thinking StyleMay 8, 2014

… and the pieces of furniture he would use. (I was going for exactly what he wanted: eclectic, warm and contemporary, with soft accents.) Because I was working in a furniture store, I had all the accessories — lamps, artwork, throws — set up in a room so he could instantly feel how the rooms would look. And throughout the process, I carefully repeated back to him the phrases he had used with me. He was very quiet as he listened and looked, which was a bit disconcerting because I try to “close” the sale as I go, rather than wait for affirmation at the end. But when I finished, he rather abruptly said that he had to think it over, and walked out.I was astounded and flummoxed. And peeved! After all, I had a 99 percent close rate on my presentations, and almost nobody left without buying at least a portion of what I presented.

Liz Miller Interiors added this to Add a Touch of Elegance With a Ceiling MedallionApr 29, 2014

For those of you who like the idea of a ceiling medallion but just want a light accent — because you have other amazing architectural detail in the room, such as this fireplace (and the mirror above it), or you just want to keep things simple — search for a filigreed medallion. Another consideration when purchasing a ceiling medallion is logistics. Most medallions come as either one piece or two (cut down the middle). One piece lets you avoid having to adhere the two halves together over your head. Two pieces work well when it’s a very large medallion or when removing the current lighting fixture is not a viable option. Once the medallion is installed with the proper adhesive, you’ll need to paint it to match your ceiling (or not, depending on your taste). The center of the medallion is usually cut open to accommodate the light fixture’s ceiling canopy. When purchasing a medallion, make sure the opening fits the canopy on your light.

Becky Dietrich, Interior Designer added this to Feel Free to Break Some Decorating RulesOct 20, 2013

So I am saying that mixing is a good thing, right? Absolutely — and not just in style. Consider mixing your metal finishes, too. This room, although done in a neutral palette, has great interest because of its mixed metals. The opulent gilded mirror over the mantel has a different finish than the equally ornate console, and the chandelier boasts yet another tone, as does the circular side table and the legs on the contemporary upholstered pieces. Try this exercise: In your mind's eye, change all those pieces to the same finish. Can you feel what happens to this room? So here's a good rule: Mix your metals.See how to mix metal finishes in the kitchen and bathroom.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

amberhrussell14 added this to paint colorSep 22, 2019

Wall-Tapestry Beige Trim- White Dove

kkimpler added this to BD ideasSep 3, 2019

love the mixing old with new!!!!

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