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Before and After: Modern classics by Elza B. Design of Acton Massachusetts

Our sincere thanks to Barbara Elza Hirsch of Elza B. Design of Acton Massachusetts for sending in images of a couple of rooms that have undergone her tender attentions. She contacted us on before&after@modenus.com and so can you – we are waiting for your message.

Barbara Elza Hirsch of Elza B. Design of Acton Massachusetts Barbara Elza Hirsch of Elza B. Design of Acton Massachusetts

Barbara tells us that the owners of this master bedroom in Winchester MA wanted built-ins around their bed as well as a new color scheme to complement the room’s accent wall. A big concern was storage so Barbara used many discreet storage tricks .  A custom upholstered bench (MGBW bench with Kelly Wearstler fabric) was placed at the foot of the bed, a large black storage unit (Bo Concept) and a new media unit were incorporated in the space.  Barbara worked with the owners’ carpenter to design a sleek, modern built-in allowing for lots of extra light sources plus hidden storage. Sconces: Pottery barn.  Custom new pillows in reds and grays, a charcoal linen bed skirt (Duralee) as well as a headboard cover (in David Hicks fabric for Lee Jofa) beautifully accentuate the bright red accent wall. A cherished armchair was upholstered to match the flowery headboard fabric. Custom rug: by Stark Carpet. Floor lamp is by Crate and Barrel.

Barbara Elza Hirsch of Elza B. Design of Acton Massachusetts

Barbara  created this modern classic living room for a 19th century home. The clients loved the idea of a tone on tone color palette, where deep amethyst set the stage for a rich mix of fabrics and textures. Glass, wool, silk, velvet and steel all work together to create a clean, glamorous look. It was important that natural light and space be preserved: The gigantic windows and high ceilings were showcased by using dramatic custom silk curtains from Robert Allen in a blueberry shade. Small, elegant, yet cozy pieces of furniture (couches and armchair by The Bright Group, fabrics Robert Allen and Fabricut) were aranged throughout to furnish the space without confining it. The custom wool rug (Madeline Weinrib for ABC Home) brings all pieces together while the Italian glass table gives an ethereal feel to the room, allowing for the rug design to float through.

All photos by Dan Watkins.


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