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Boston Common - 2017 - Issue 4 - Fall - Elizabeth Olsen

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THE FAMILY GLAM A historic Victorian gets a makeover a young family can live with. By Marni Katz Photography by Sabrina Cole Quinn Photography egan Russel's husband, Jeff , loves old houses, but she's never been a fan. at she didn't swoon over the 1892 Victorian that he proclaimed could be their forever home wasn't surprising. "I didn't like it," Megan admits. "But he had a vision." Buoyed by his enthusiasm, the couple purchased the nearly 4,500-square-foot Waban house a couple of years ago and hired Nancie Chamberlain and Laurel Laliberte of Chamberlain & Laliberte Design Associates (cldesigninc.com) to refurbish the tired interior, replacing all systems, windows, and adding a third-story addition. More importantly, the pair developed Jeff 's concept of "blowing out the back," which brought to life the dark, disconnected kitchen as it was integrated with the 2,500-square-foot addition that included a light- fi lled, cathedral-ceilinged family room. " e home didn't provide the everyday areas so important to a young family's lifestyle," Chamberlain says. Once construction was complete, Megan brought in Robin M. Anderson (robinmanderson.com), an up-and-coming designer, lifestyle blogger and close friend, to help make it feel like home. Working within the already established palette of white, black, grey and tan, Anderson layered in furniture with clean silhouettes and accessories with bohemian funk. e walnut dining table adds an earthy element, while black chairs echo the kitchen cabinetry and black window frames. Mid-century style chairs in camel-colored leather and accessories in burnished brass counterbalance the cool grays, and abstract artwork and textiles inject inky blues. In the formal dining room, a marble topped pedestal table seems to fl oat, surrounded by comfortable upholstered chairs that can withstand spills. Anderson says, "Like the other rooms we've completed, it's glam enough for Meg, but casual enough to use with the kids." wise f Clockwise from left: Once Clockwise from left: Once son f Anderson found perfect perches Anderson found perfect perches e kit for the kitchen island—Bacco for the kitchen island—Bacco r an leather and walnut counter leather and walnut counter s fro stools from Design Within stools from Design Within —M Reach—Megan asked that she Reach—Megan asked that she ecor also decorate the rest of the also decorate the rest of the ; the o house; the open-iron base of the house; the open-iron base of the e tab coffee table echoes the design of coffee table echoes the design of ndo the windows and the burnished- the windows and the burnished- chan brass chandelier by Jonathan brass chandelier by Jonathan ing a Browning adds warmth; Browning adds warmth; oth w grasscloth wallpaper and a grasscloth wallpaper and a ian l Namibian landscape by Kara Namibian landscape by Kara und Rosenlund are earthy elements Rosenlund are earthy elements ontr that contrast the scheme's more that contrast the scheme's more rous t glamorous touches, such as the glamorous touches, such as the s styl 1930s style brass bar cart. 1930s style brass bar cart. D E S I G N & R E A L T Y h o m e M 76 B O S T O N C O M M O N S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 7 | M O D E R N L U X U R Y . C O M

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