We often place the spotlight on designers in the Boston area with whom we have had the honor of collaborating with, or hope to collaborate with in the future, and today we would like to draw your attention to our friends Amanda Hark and Jeff Osborne of Hark + Osborne Interior Design, where the duo serve as principals of the firm.
Amanda and Jeff established their firm in 2009 after meeting at one of Boston’s top interior design firms. Both designers shared a similar sense of style, as well as a dream of one day creating their own design firm. It was instant design chemistry their first collaboration, and when perfect opportunity arrived, they set out to make their dream a reality, thus establishing Hark + Osborne Interior Design.
Recently, one of their projects in Chestnut Hill has been featured in The Boston Globe and on Wedding Style New England. The project involved transforming a 500-square-foot great room into a space where the homeowners could host fundraising events and other parties for their philanthropic endeavors.
The result was truly dramatic, as the room once contained orange terra-cotta tile, wide wood paneling on the walls in a brown shade, and a piano that was sun-bleached beyond repair, among other items. Now, the room has a concrete floor that shimmers when the sunlight infiltrates the room. The ceiling and walls now have an ebony varnish, which is in stark contrast to the carefully selected white Edra “On the Rocks” Sectional found at Casa Design. Leather Fasem “Net” chairs and the Pallucco “Fortuny” lamp, also from Casa Design, punctuate the room’s electic modern mood.
We especially enjoyed the unexpected mix of furnishings and art work Amanda and Jeff sourced for this space. The Lucite grand piano definitely makes a statement in the space, as does the 9-foot-tall black-and-white photograph of Elvis. Other pieces include works from graffiti artists, students at the Massachusetts College of Art, and a painting from postmodern artist Angel Botello.
We would like to congratulate Amanda and Jeff for their recent publicity on this truly unique space. We look forward to following their work, as we know they will continue to create spaces that are just as stunning as their Chestnut Hill project.
Image from Bostonglobe.com/magazine.