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High Tech Meets High Style at the W

September 27, 2012 10:07 AM  

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Eric Roth

The living room of Webster & Companyís model unit greets visitors with a soft palette of pastels and strong woodwork, which frames the view of the city bustling below.

Something magical happens on the 20th floor of the W Boston Hotel & Residences. Thatís where seven pristine model units, designed by some of the regionís strongest talents, shimmer and shine. The newest design was conceived and executed by Peter Webster of Webster & Company, a showroom in the Boston Design Center. Assisting with the latest in home technology was Elite Media Solutions, a Wellesley, Massachusetts, company that sells and installs home theater, audio, and other home-tech systems. Elite Media recently welcomed guests to view the units and get a close-up look at some of the dazzling tech products they feature including mirrors that double as televisions and speakers completely invisible to the eye.

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Eric Roth

In sightlines of the living room and kitchen, this area for dining uniquely places a sofa in front of the window with intricate armchairs opposite, and a black cabinet and extra chairs against a mirrored wall.

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Eric Roth

Two upholstered armchairs and a round table offer a place by the window to sit and relax.

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Eric Roth

The rich textiles in the curtains and matching headboard combine with an oversize painting and hanging chandelier to make for a plush look in the bedroom.

Websterís unit, which was completed by The Holland Companies of Weymouth, Massachusetts, has two bedrooms, a spacious living/dining/kitchen area, and a sweet study alcove near the entrance. The scheme gently welcomes visitors, ushering them seamlessly from one space to another. Looking to Rose Tarlow for furniture and Chameleon Fine Lighting of New York for lighting, Webster created a serene atmosphere throughout, one that balances simplicity, tradition, and elegance. Nicely done.

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An insider's look at must-have products, fresh trends, and inspired spaces from the team at Design New England magazine.

Gail Ravgiala is editor of Design New England and a fan of both the region's historic architecture and its growing inventory of modern houses and public buildings.

Courtney Kasianowicz is associate editor of Design New England who scouts the area for new design, charming products, and local artisans both innovative and daring.

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Estelle Bond Guralnick, Design New England's style & interiors editor, will post about interior design and interior designers and her favorite finds.

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