Boston was founded in 1630 and is one of the oldest cities in the country. The Massachusetts capital has an abundance of historic architecture. But while the buildings are – um – mature, the population is anything but. There are more than 100 colleges and universities in the Boston area, meaning the city is full of youthful energy and modern interior design sensibilities. This combination of historical charm and fresh ideas makes for an interesting juxtaposition in interior design in Boston.
Meredith, a The Boston native, who runs our office there, says locals respect the historic buildings in neighborhoods like Beacon Hill and Back Bay, and try to preserve the character of these structures through restoration and conservation efforts. But that doesn’t mean millennials are filling their postgraduate apartments with antiques. Instead, according to Meredith, Bostonians tend towards more modern furniture. The clean lines and minimal designs of these pieces actually draw more attention to the classic architectural details, which makes for a stunning contrast.
Check out some of these beautiful Boston homes whose interiors respect the past while looking to the future.
Via Boston Magazine
Kitchen and living room
Via Architectural Digest
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