Before jumping into this post on the first official Boston tweet-up organized by Social Interiors and held at Circle Furniture in Boston, let’s just appreciate this beautiful peacock bedding and more importantly the never-go-to-bed-angry accent pillow.
Julieann Covino, Social Interiors founder, with Sarah Cooney of Circle Furniture
There was a full house of designers, design bloggers and industry related design partners last week at the recently opened location of Circle Furniture on St. James Avenue in Boston. Lately I have been spending a lot of time at their Danvers location since they will be part of my decorated space for the North Shore Design Show at the Wenham Museum in May. This was the first time I have visited their Boston store and I really liked its urban vibe.
I met up with Ann Murdock and Linda Hentschel of Rennaissance Interiors in North Reading and headed in with them to the event. Linda, among other projects, is the interior designer of the Jules Verne Steampunk-outfitted room at Audio Concepts, also in Boston, which was just unveiled last night. You have to stop in to see it to believe it!
The point of these tweet-ups is to get to know other professionals in a related industry who can help with resources and recommendations and who can simply relate to being in the business of design. Kristine Kennedy from the online shopping mecca Wayfair (which used to be CSN stores) is seen here with Winchester-based interior designer Kristen Rivoli.
We are very lucky to have these opportunities to get together socially when most of us work independently in our respective creative fields. Thank you, Julieann, for organizing this event!
Erika Johnson of Radiant Republic, pictured here with her fiance, has been very busy: on Joyous and Joss & Main.
I met designer Mally Skok for the first time at this event. Along with being an interior designer, she also has created a line of fabrics including this one that I just saw at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show in New York. It is called Ikat Crazy Pink/Orange and I just love it! So whimsical yet sophisticated.
Of course the furnishings at Circle deserve some special attention, too! I loved the pairing of the verdant green carpet with the more subdued sofa. The two occasional tables are a cool coffee table alternative.
And how about this extra long tufted leather sofa? Very Mad Men looking to me, even in forest green. The fluid rug pattern below is a pretty counterpoint to the lines of the sofa and the trio of ceramic baby doll heads certainly caught my eye (these would last all of 3 minutes in my home!)
Thank you, Richard and Harold Tubman of Circle Furniture, for hosting the first Social Interiors tweet-up in your Boston location. If you are a Boston-area (or from the North Shore like me : ) design professional, be sure to follow Social Interiors on twitter to be notified of the next event, which hopefully will not be too far off in the future!