The ornate marble fireplace,
original to the 1867 brownstone
town house in Boston’s
provides a focal point for the
living area. Chrisicos flanked it
with built-ins that add storage
and display space. They are
wrapped in canvas treated with
a custom blue glaze. The open
shelves pick up on the saffron
tone of the faux-leather ottomans.
The Tibetan rug adds still another
shade of blue. Sofa and chairs are
upholstered in linen-like fabric
by Duralee; their low profile, tight
back, and open legs keep the
room from feeling cramped.
To pick up on the textures of the
glass-tile backsplash, Chrisicos
applied grass-cloth paper to the
wall around the windows and
above the cabinets.