The tall upholstered headboard in the master bedroom is 4 inches deep and
appears to float against the wall, which was painted a deep shade of navy blue.
The bench at the foot of the bed is upholstered in a faux otter skin. The overall
effect is unified and restful.
The 11-foot-tall ceiling
adds to the feeling of
draws attention to the
crown moulding by
adding silver accents.
The cherished Murano glass chandelier
the clients bought in Italy many years
ago inspired the palette for the project.
“It was the perfect size for the entry hall,”
says Chrisicos, who enlivened the space
with a blue-and-white ikat-pattern
wallpaper. A rich stain on the original
pumpkin pine floors brings out the
details of the graining.
Living small seems to be the wave of the future, especially when it comes to city dwellings. Sure, there are the mega penthouses that grab the headlines in the real estate news
feeds, but the real story is the proliferation of
small urban apartments and condos. In a two-
bedroom, two-bath condo that is a
little more than 1,000 square feet,
interior designer Kathie Chrisicos of
Chrisicos Interiors in Boston proves
that a compact space that is well planned and
beautiful can meet many needs. In fact, such a
space can be a low-maintenance oasis, an escape
from the burdens of furnishing and caring for lots
of rooms. And her design is proof positive that
color and pattern need not be left behind.