These days you need to look a little harder, down less traveled alleys, in a vintage shop, or at a tag sale, the back room of a favorite store where the owner is storing items that she or he may want for their own. The homogenization of society has made it’s way from big cities across the globe into small towns. If you crave the rare and unusual you need to keep your eyes open and think about using every day objects and materials…well a little differently.
There is one such shop located just out of your eyes view on the second floor in the South End on Tremont. Twelve Chairs is a gem of a shop launched by two interior designers – Miggy Mason and Roisin Giese. Their ability to meld old and new, the refined and the raw in their shop makes it worth navigating their strict Monday – Friday hours. If it’s as difficult for you to get there during the week as it is for me – visit them on line at: twelvechairsboston.com they have an easy to navigate site and a feature for which I am particularly drawn – the MAKE AN OFFER button – love that.
Here’s what I spied on Friday night just before they closed up for the weekend, as I frantically made my way to Waltham Street for yet another property viewing, umbrella blowing in the wind, late already, what’s a few more minutes ….when just up those stairs these finds awaited my arrival.
A. “Edwin Chair” – http://www.redfordhouse.com more wood color options than the rainbow and a leather selection to match.
B. Pair of Vintage Bamboo Mirros $375. each: I would lacquer in a vibrant color, kelly green or tangerine and then stack them horizontally and in opposing directions. Can you say statement piece.
C. Vintage version of a french high-boy meets Palm Beach. I’d leave the surprise for the inside – high gloss in an ocean blue or shop Flavor Paper at http://www.flavorpaper.com to bring the funk.
Twelve Chairs . 581 Tremont Street . Boston 617.982.6136