Celebrating John Coles & Show House Standouts

I have incessantly blogged and tweeted about the 2012 Junior League of Boston Show House that I was so fortunate to be a part of, and have already shared my gratitude with the designers, the Boston design community and the Junior League, as the event came to its close.  The most fulfilling part of this group project was not just the creative process and the creative inspiration that I had left with, but the friendships and bonds that were made with the other designers.

Suffice it to say, I was thrilled to see Design New England’s feature on John S. Coles, in this month’s January/February 2013 issue, called “Have Brush, Will Travel.”  John and I worked along-side each other in a shared stairwell space, so I got to witness his talent first hand as he patiently painted a wall mural and silhouettes, inspired by the history of the home (The Potter Estate) and French silhouette artist, Auguste Edouart, as I described, here.

You can see part of John Coles’s mural design on the landing and up the stairwell in the photo (below) of me in my space at the Show House.

photo by Eric Roth

photo by Eric Roth

More photos of John’s mural can be viewed on the Design New England blog, in “Silhouettes on the Stairs,” as well as the detail of the inscription John had inked, in a couple of shots I took.

photos by Ei3s


In addition to celebrating John Coles’s feature, we acknowledge other Show House designers — Michael Carter, Paula and Kate McCusker, Gerald Pomeroy, Scott Bell and Susan Schaub, Kay McKallagat, Janet Marena, Frank Hodge, Stephanie Rossi and Kristen Rivoli — who were featured in New England Home’s, “Rooms We Love.”  (p. 40, January/February 2013)  All of you already know how much I loved your spaces!  Congratulations!

photos: (1) by Eric Roth Photography;  (2,3) by Ei3s

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