Real estate

Room to Love

Bermuda decor in the Back Bay

Michael J Lee for The Boston Globe


The homeowners purchased this Webster & Company piece with the condo, and it was the jumping-off point for the room’s decor, according to the designer, Ana Donohue of Melrose-based Ana Donohue Interiors . The owners, who are from Bermuda, bought the Back Bay condo when their children were going to school in the region. Donohue said her clients “wanted Bermuda flair — which is very colorful, bright, and fresh feeling — in a more contemporary, urban setting.”


These seats fromDuralee are clad in a Brunschwig & Fils fabric that mimics the circles in the chandelier. “The circle motif creates a rhythm, which makes it feel calm and cohesive,” Donohue said, noting the circular patinaed-brass mirrors and glass tabletop.


With its bright grasscloth-like texture this wallpaper, “Bellport” from Cowtan & Tout, brings “more depth and more dimension to a small space,” Donohue said. That the color is reflected in the chair and throw pillow fabric only adds to the cohesiveness.



Purchased at Neiman Marcus, “these wooden lamps served a dual purpose by creating a strong organic element while also being functional,” Donohue said. “Stay away from matching wood tones or metals and focus on blending elements throughout to create a much more layered and interesting space.”

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