Friday, March 23, 2012

Kristin Drohan Collection @TwelveChairs

John Canopy Bed from the Kristin Drohan Collection
available at Twelve Chairs in Boston

A couple of weeks ago I attended the launch of the Kristin Drohan furniture collection at Twelve Chairs design studio in Boston. The owners of Twelve Chairs, Miggy Mason and Roisin Giese, are interior designers and purveyors of sustainable furnishings. Their pretty shop, filled with organic wares, has a warm and inviting ambience. It is the perfect spot to host a party! They recently started to carry pieces from Kristins line, and the rooms were filled with guests who were invited to check them out in real life.

Each piece from the collection is made from reclaimed woods and is marked with its own “Provence.” The fabrics are extremely durable and the eco-friendly soy-based cushions have extreme bounce back (inner coils = no bootie prints on these seats!) The upholstered pieces are also quite beautiful in design, scale and proportion.

Click here to see Kristin describe the anatomy of her collection in her own words.

The Sydney Lounge Chair available at Twelve Chairs

With Kristin Drohan at Twelve Chairs launch

Kristin was featured in the summer issue of New England Finery Magazine. Shortly after, she moved with her family to Atlanta. It was so nice to meet up with her during her return visit to Boston. Read her design story here.

One of Kristins goals when I first interviewed her, was to expand the offering of her collections to a variety of showrooms and geographical markets. She recently had a very successful sale on One Kings Lane in addition to launching at Twelve Chairs. Lots of designers are finding out about her custom-build options ... I think she is well on her way!

Congratulations, Kristin, and thank you Twelve Chairs for hosting such a fun evening! Below are more pics from the party.

My friends and feature contributors to New England Finery:

Rosanne lounging on The Reagan Sofa at Twelve Chairs.

Dunes and Duchess: Michael Partenio and Stacy Kunstel
with designer Linda Merrill of Surroundings

FYI: Stacy is the honorary chair at this years North Shore Design Show at the Wenham Museum. Order your tickets to the Gala event now! Its always a fun time (I will be there : ) 

This Dunes and Duchess Chappy Table was stunning,
painted in a rich, charcoal blue-gray. 

The console table by the window is another
pretty piece from Dunes and Duchess.

Photographers Greg Premru and Michael Partenio

Window treatment expert Sarah Devaney-O’Neil, designer Barbara Elza Hirsch  
and Elizabeth Wilcox who works with Sarah at Storibook Designs 

Wendy from BDCs Ralph Lauren Home with Erika Johnson from Radiant Republic
and another designer seen in New England Finery Kristen Rivoli

Katie Stinchfield From House Rules (and Rue La La)
with Kate Van Geldern from DomestiKatedLife

Yours truly catching up with Kate.

With designer Julieann Covino, photographer Sarah Winchester
and her adorable new baby girl - the youngest guest on the list!


  1. Nicely done, Yvonne! We had fun! The furniture was original yet transitional (love the Dunes and Duchess tables!)and I enjoyed the presentation by the talented Kristin Drohan. Hope to meet again soon!

  2. Great post! It was a very fun night and I was so happy to finally meet you in person.


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