42 DESIGN NEW ENGLAND JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2017
written by jaci conry
photographed by michael j. lee
There is small, and then there is “tiny,” says interior designer Katie Rosenfeld. “Tiny” is how Rosenfeld describes Caroline Kofol’s roughly 400-square-foot studio apartment in Boston’s Beacon Hill. “The liv- ing room, bedroom, kitchen, foyer — it’s all one space,” says Rosenfeld. “From the bed, you see the kitchen sink and the front door.” Creating a lively, cohesive aesthetic is tricky in one all-encompassing space, she points out, but completely doable.
Kofol, who is in her mid-20s, was attracted to the traditional architecture of the turn-of-
the-19th-century brownstone, but felt her unit needed to be infused with youthful sophisti-
cation to truly feel like home. “I wanted to let the original details shine while creating a mod-
ern vibe with the decor,” says Kofol. “I love color and pattern.”
Rosenfeld, known for her daring use of color and bold pairing of patterns, was just
the one to help transform the space.
KATIE ROSENFELD INTERIOR DESIGN
A designer’s sophisticated use of color and textures
works wonders in a tiny Beacon Hill studio
Great and Small
the neutral lee Industries upholstered bed (left) is
layered with pillows in bold patterns and hues,
including a pink ikat bolster, two shams by
Brunschwig & Fils, and others covered in a whimsical
Manuel Canovas print. A gallery wall (above) was
created with framed consignment shop prints, original
etchings, and a piece by artist Sally King Benedict. A
bookshelf (below) artfully displays Caroline Kofol’s
cherished collections of design books.