For this year-long project we gutted a circa 1850 half house just outside Harvard Square. The clients, a young couple starting a family, wanted to respect the original bones of the house while modernizing the layout and materials to match a 21st century home. The theme that runs throughout the house was dubbed “Moroccan Mathematical” by the homeowners and is a perfect description of their style. We left the original flooring and millwork intact and added chrome fixtures and crystal or glass lighting for a modern touch and sparkle in the rooms. We used the couples’ silk rugs, some of which were acquired on a shopping trip in Turkey, as a starting point for the color palette in each room. Pops of blue and interesting geometric shapes appear around the house, giving each room a unique personality.
Thanks to Eric Roth for the photography and Melissa Hammond of Hammond Design