Couple with college-age kids relocated from the suburbs to a condominium in Boston’s Back Bay. Interior design throughout.


Re-using many antiques and family heirlooms from the family’s suburban house while offering a fresh twist for new city life.



  • Breathed new life into traditional furnishings with updated upholstery
  • In living room, the owners’ antique rug and coffee table are perked up by the new clean-line sofa, new lamps, reupholstered club chairs, and graphic fabric used on both the footstools and window valances
  • Working with the owners’ full-size antique bed, made the master bedroom distinguished with rich grasscloth wall covering, graphic window treatments, custom bedding, reupholstered antique chairs, and small antique rugs anchored by a new sisal rug
  • Kristen Rivoli custom designed rugs in the daughter’s bedroom and son’s bedroom
  • In family room, designed built-in cabinet to house TV and video equipment and enlivened the whole space with color