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PHOTOGRAPHY BY LIZA VOLL, COURTESY OF BOSTON BALLET. OPPOSITE PAGE: IZZY BERDAN HARK + OSBORNE INTERIOR DESIGN Known for a keen sensibility, Hark + Osborne brings a timeless approach to its residential interiors and commercial projects—just have a look inside the wildly popular Aquitaine restaurant, which has bistro-goers flocking for the Left Bank glamour. 46 Waltham St., 617-504-1767; KATHLEEN HAY DESIGNS This Nantucket-based interiors, exteriors, and graphic design firm specializes in high-end residential projects and graphic design commissions. Hay herself has been named a "World's Best Designer" by CNBC Television and the New York Times. Nantucket, 508-228-1219; KATIE ROSENFELD INTERIOR DESIGN Known for her bold approach to colors and patterns—and frequent nods to chinoiserie—Katie Rosenfeld's designs range from fresh traditional to 20th-century vintage, inspirations she credits to her upbringing in Florida, her fashionable (and "crazy") mother, and her two daughters and poodle. 16 Laurel Ave., Ste. 180, Wellesley, 781-235-2450; katierosenfeld KOO DE KIR ARCHITECTURAL INTERIORS Koo de Kir describes its interior designs as "stylish and unfussy." The name derives from a phonetic reading of the French expression "coup de coeur," or "love at first sight," an apt description for its beautiful commercial and residential work. INSIDER TIP: The firm also offers post-project support to help settle into the new space. 516 E. 2nd St., Ste. 108, 617-268-8111; KRISTEN RIVOLI INTERIOR DESIGN Designer Rivoli flourishes when mixing Midcentury pieces and European antiques with Moroccan details. Her style has attracted a long and varied client list, including the Museum of Science, Harvard University, and multiple owners of Commonwealth brownstones. 540 Main St., Winchester, 781-729-0405; KRISTINA CRESTIN DESIGN Kristina Crestin's interior design projects have taken her across Massachusetts and New England, redesigning a lakefront camp and a Northshore farmhouse. Crestin specializes in using modern pieces while maintaining a warm, homey feel—a difficult line to balance. 7 Summer St., Manchester-by-the-Sea, 978-890-7186; kristinacrestin LEWIS INTERIORS While Boston design firm Lewis Interiors has renovated homes across the state, it has also added its touch to West Hollywood pieds-à-terre and Central Park penthouses. Its Back Bay studio displays its opulent aesthetic: red walls with black trim, gold frames and candelabras adorning the walls—all under a shimmering chandelier. 31 Gloucester St., 617-367- 0731; LIZ CAAN INTERIORS Liz Caan has a distinctive style (and an amazing Instagram feed) that makes her one of the most colorful interior designers in Boston. Caan has also partnered with Jill Rosenwald to create a tabletop line, and offers "Design To Go" kits for different room types, available online. 1064 & 1066 Centre St., Newton, 617-244-0424; NATASHA WILLAUER INTERIORS This Nantucket design firm shares a space with an antiques shop, which helps explain Willauer's love for punctuating rooms with vintage touches. The firm has redesigned homes across Nantucket and in Boston, Vermont, and Florida. 2 India St., Nantucket, 508-228-9553; POMPEII DESIGN GROUP Pompeii Design Group's decorating services include window treatments, paint finishes, kitchen and bathroom design, furniture design, lighting, flooring, artworks, and more. INSIDER TIP: Give them a call! Pompeii's Downtown Boston offices happily provide free design consultations. 110 Stuart St., Ste. 17D, 617-792-7463; SOMERTON PARK INTERIORS Designer Petra Hausberger was born in Austria and grew up between Australia and the US. Today she travels the globe in search of luxury and inspiration, which seeps into her Brookline firm's worldly and unique interior designs, as seen at Boston restaurants such as Bastille Kitchen, Chalet, and Serafina. 617-739-7224; SPAZIO ROSSO INTERIOR DESIGN The three women who run Boston firm Spazio Rosso are recognized for their stunning interiors and attention to art. The team has been honored by the New England chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers for their exceptional work. 978-263-5870; THEODORE & COMPANY INTERIOR DESIGN Theodore & Company's extensive design portfolio includes a New Hampshire pool house, a classy Georgetown home in DC, a Central Park West apartment in New York, and the Mandarin Oriental hotel in Boston. In fact, principals Kate McCusker Rosenberger and Paula McCusker have designed across the nation, as far away as Wyoming and Hawaii. 96 Charles St., 617-227- 1915; WHO: A rtistic director for the Boston Ballet ( CATALAN FIX: "Barcelona Wine Bar (525 Tremont St., 617- 266-2600; in the South End. W hen I can't get on a plane to Spain, I can walk around the corner from Boston Ballet and feel like I'm there." BRIT FIT: "Ben Sherman (154 Newbury St., 617-236-1165; offers a nice European sophistication. A ll of their clothing has a very good fit." NORDIC ACCENT: "Lekker (1313 Washington St., 617-542-6464; has a great home collection, from furnishings to accessories. I love their industrial designs and Scandinavian angle. I am from Finland, after all…" ‒ Secret Source ‒ MIKKO NISSINEN The SOURCE: SPACE 114 BOSTONCOMMON-MAGAZINE.COM

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