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ANNSLEY IN­TE­RI­ORS

Boston-based designer Annsley McAleer is known for her “op­ti­mistic” style of fresh col­ors and uses of pat­tern, a re­flec­tion of her South­ern up­bring­ing. Her in­te­rior work has been fea­tured on HGTV and she was named by Domino magazine a top-10 “Designer on the Verge.” 47 Ch­est­nut St., 617-2661426; anns­ley­in­te­ri­ors.com

CATHER­INE & MCCLURE IN­TE­RI­ORS

The mother-daugh­ter de­sign team brings forth a “tran­si­tional” style that mixes mod­ern and an­tique pieces for a truly unique space. Cather­ine & McClure’s port­fo­lio in­cludes French-in­spired in­te­ri­ors and a Spanish-in­flu­enced spa bath­room— sauna in­cluded. 1 Grove St., Welles­ley, 617-227-0700; cather­ine­andm­c­clure.com

CEBULA DE­SIGN

While de­sign­ing rooms of “sub­lime” style and col­lab­o­ra­tive taste, Cebula De­sign, whose project lo­ca­tions range from Maine to the Caribbean, also aims to work re­source­fully. The firm re­cy­cles all card­board from ship­ping and many of the team mem­bers reg­u­larly vol­un­teer for Habi­tat for Hu­man­ity.

IN­SIDER TIP: Cebula is one of North Amer­ica’s top re­tail­ers for Tufenkian Car­pets, the revered New York com­pany for hand­made area rugs. 18 Lib­erty St., New­bury­port, 978-4626984; ce­bu­lade­sign.com

CHRISICOS IN­TE­RI­ORS

“Pro­fes­sion­al­ism, lux­ury, value, and out­stand­ing cus­tomer ser­vice” is Chrisicos’s de­sign phi­los­o­phy. Vis­i­tors can use the Chrisicos stu­dio, lo­cated across from the Four Sea­sons Ho­tel Boston, as a “de­sign lab” to test their in­te­rior taste—and browse the brand’s one-of-a-kind Cus­tom by Chrisicos up­hol­stered goods. 20 Park Plz., 617-699-9462; chrisi­cos­in­te­ri­ors.com

CYNTHIA DRISCOLL IN­TE­RI­ORS

Fo­cus­ing on high-end res­i­den­tial projects, Cynthia Driscoll de­signs for city, sea­side, and coun­try homes with in­no­va­tive style. The charm­ing

Bea­con Hill stu­dio fea­tures Bri­tish bust sculp­tures that greet you from the win­dow. 70 Charles St., 617-3676770; cyn­thi­adriscollinte­ri­ors.com

DAHER IN­TE­RIOR DE­SIGN

Daher has de­vel­oped projects across ev­ery Boston neigh­bor­hood and spe­cial­izes in up­scale res­i­den­tial de­signs. Its port­fo­lio in­cludes ev­ery­thing from a Christ­mas­time dis­play for Neiman Marcus to beau­ti­ful li­braries and sexy Back Bay apart­ments. 224 Claren­don St., 617-236-0355; da­her­in­te­ri­orde­sign.com

DUFFY DE­SIGN GROUP

Fo­cus­ing on in­te­rior de­sign and space plan­ning, but also spe­cial­iz­ing in cus­tom mill­work, Duffy De­sign’s projects have spanned from Boston to Florida, Puerto Rico, and be­yond. The group re­cently ren­o­vated a Ritz-Carl­ton pent­house with high-rise el­e­gance—and, on the other end of the de­sign spec­trum, a cozy Nan­tucket beach home. 11 Elkins St., 617-7658175; duffy­de­sign­group.com

ERIC HAY­DEL DE­SIGN

In­te­rior designer Eric Hay­del be­lieves in bring­ing his­tor­i­cal rel­e­vance to con­tem­po­rary liv­ing. The Louisiana na­tive is the youngest-ever pres­i­dent of the New Eng­land Chap­ter of ASID, and his team’s can-do at­ti­tude is both in­spir­ing and as­sur­ing. The team’s projects have in­cluded a “tween dreams” bed­room in North An­dover, a time­less Brook­line res­i­dence, and an Amer­i­can Fed­er­al­ist–in­spired li­brary/study space. One De­sign Cen­ter, Ste. 212, 617-562-6027; erichay­del.com

EVOLVE RES­I­DEN­TIAL

Res­i­den­tial de­sign team Evolve starts each project with hyper-de­tailed il­lus­tra­tions of its con­cepts. The group also be­lieves in giv­ing back, and con­trib­utes to the Jimmy & Ros­alynn Carter Work Project, which con­structs close to 100 houses an­nu­ally for those in need.

IN­SIDER TIP: Visit the in-house re­tail shop, ad­ja­cent to Evolve’s de­sign stu­dio, which fea­tures Parisian-chic home fur­nish­ings, ac­ces­sories, and an­tiques. 89 W. Con­cord St., 617-4240003; evolveres­i­den­tial.com

FINELINES

Finelines cre­ates cus­tom drap­ery, shade prod­ucts, and bed­ding out of their 8,000-square-foot sewing work­room in Pe­abody. Past clients in­clude the Amer­i­can Embassy in Paris, the Au­gusta Na­tional Golf Club, and res­i­den­tial projects in Osaka, Ja­pan, and London, Eng­land. 77 Wal­nut St., Pe­abody, 978-977-7357; finelines.com

GALERIE D’ORSAY

Just steps away from the Boston Pub­lic Gar­den, this gallery of paint­ings and sculp­tures from the 16th to the 21st cen­tury is the per­fect place to fill out your home art col­lec­tion. The wel­com­ing staff is ex­ceed­ingly knowl­edge­able and presents a laid-back and friendly at­mos­phere. 33 New­bury St., 617-266-8001; galerie-dor­say.com

GAUTHIER STACY

This award-win­ning high-end in­te­rior de­sign firm has ren­o­vated Nan­tucket sum­mer re­treats, NYC apart­ments, Wis­con­sin lake cot­tages, and Florida is­land homes. In com­mer­cial work, Gauthier Stacy’s port­fo­lio in­cludes yacht clubs, the Trin­ity Place lobby, and the Ed­son Hill Inn in Ver­mont.

IN­SIDER TIP: Bring in all of your in­spi­ra­tions. Gauthier Stacy’s de­sign team has been known to take cues from books and film in ad­di­tion to real life. 112 Shaw­mut Ave., 617-4220001; gau­thier­stacy.com

HARK + OS­BORNE IN­TE­RIOR DE­SIGN

Known for a keen sen­si­bil­ity, Hark + Os­borne brings a time­less ap­proach to its res­i­den­tial in­te­ri­ors and com­mer­cial projects—just have a look in­side the wildly pop­u­lar Aquitaine restau­rant, which has bistro-go­ers flock­ing for the Left Bank glam­our. 46 Waltham St., 617-504-1767; hpluso.com

KATH­LEEN HAY DE­SIGNS

This Nan­tucket-based in­te­ri­ors, ex­te­ri­ors, and graphic de­sign firm spe­cial­izes in high-end res­i­den­tial projects and graphic de­sign com­mis­sions. Hay her­self has been named a “World’s Best Designer” by CNBC Tele­vi­sion and the New York Times. Nan­tucket, 508-228-1219; kath­leen­hay­de­signs.com

KATIE ROSENFELD IN­TE­RIOR DE­SIGN

Known for her bold ap­proach to col­ors and pat­terns—and fre­quent nods to chi­nois­erie—Katie Rosenfeld’s de­signs range from fresh tra­di­tional to 20th-cen­tury vin­tage, in­spi­ra­tions she cred­its to her up­bring­ing in Florida, her fash­ion­able (and “crazy”) mother, and her two daugh­ters and poo­dle. 16 Lau­rel Ave., Ste. 180, Welles­ley, 781-235-2450; katierosen­feld de­sign.com

KOO DE KIR ARCHITECTURAL IN­TE­RI­ORS

Koo de Kir de­scribes its in­te­rior de­signs as “stylish and un­fussy.” The name de­rives from a pho­netic read­ing of the French ex­pres­sion “coup de coeur,” or “love at first sight,” an apt de­scrip­tion for its beau­ti­ful com­mer­cial and res­i­den­tial work.

IN­SIDER TIP: The firm also of­fers post-project sup­port to help set­tle into the new space. 516 E. 2nd St., Ste. 108, 617-268-8111; kood­ekir.com

KRIS­TEN RIVOLI IN­TE­RIOR DE­SIGN

Designer Rivoli flour­ishes when mix­ing Mid­cen­tury pieces and Euro­pean an­tiques with Moroc­can de­tails. Her style has at­tracted a long and var­ied client list, in­clud­ing the Mu­seum of Sci­ence, Har­vard Univer­sity, and mul­ti­ple own­ers of Com­mon­wealth brown­stones. 540 Main St., Winch­ester, 781-729-0405; kr-id.com

KRISTINA CRESTIN DE­SIGN

Kristina Crestin’s in­te­rior de­sign projects have taken her across Mas­sachusetts and New Eng­land, re­design­ing a lake­front camp and a Northshore farm­house. Crestin spe­cial­izes in us­ing mod­ern pieces while main­tain­ing a warm, homey feel—a dif­fi­cult line to bal­ance. 7 Sum­mer St., Manch­ester-by-the-Sea, 978-890-7186; kristi­nacrestin de­sign.com

LEBLANC DE­SIGN

Le Blanc De­sign is a full-ser­vice bou­tique in­te­rior de­sign firm spe­cial­iz­ing in new con­struc­tion and ren­o­va­tion. From so­phis­ti­cated and clas­sic to mod­ern and cut­ting edge Le Blanc De­sign strives to bring their clients per­son­al­i­ties to life within their homes. 21 Lin­den Cir­cle, Waltham, 781-373-3290; leblancde­sign.com

LEWIS IN­TE­RI­ORS

While Boston de­sign firm Lewis In­te­ri­ors has ren­o­vated homes across the state, it has also added its touch to West Hol­ly­wood pieds-à-terre and Central Park pent­houses. Its Back Bay stu­dio dis­plays its op­u­lent aes­thetic: red walls with black trim, gold frames and can­de­labras adorn­ing the walls—all un­der a shim­mer­ing chan­de­lier. 31 Glouces­ter St., 617-3670731; lewis­in­te­ri­ors­boston.com

LIZ CAAN IN­TE­RI­ORS

Liz Caan has a dis­tinc­tive style (and an amaz­ing In­sta­gram feed) that makes her one of the most color­ful in­te­rior de­sign­ers in Boston. Caan has also part­nered with Jill Rosen­wald to cre­ate a table­top line, and of­fers “De­sign To Go” kits for dif­fer­ent room types, avail­able on­line. 1064 & 1066 Cen­tre St., New­ton, 617-244-0424; liz­caan­in­te­ri­ors.com

NATASHA WILLAUER IN­TE­RI­ORS

This Nan­tucket de­sign firm shares a space with an an­tiques shop, which helps ex­plain Willauer’s love for punc­tu­at­ing rooms with vin­tage touches. The firm has re­designed homes across Nan­tucket and in Boston, Ver­mont, and Florida. 2 In­dia St., Nan­tucket, 508-228-9553; natashaw­illauer­in­te­ri­ors.com

POMPEII DE­SIGN GROUP

Pompeii De­sign Group’s dec­o­rat­ing ser­vices in­clude win­dow treat­ments, paint fin­ishes, kitchen and bath­room de­sign, fur­ni­ture de­sign, light­ing, floor­ing, art­works, and more. Pompeii’s Down­town Boston of­fices pro­vide free de­sign con­sul­ta­tions. 110 Stuart St., Ste. 17D, 617-792-7463; pom­pei­idesign­group.com

SOMER­TON PARK IN­TE­RI­ORS

Designer Pe­tra Haus­berger was born in Aus­tria and grew up be­tween Aus­tralia and the US. To­day she travels the globe in search of lux­ury and in­spi­ra­tion, which seeps into her Brook­line firm’s worldly and unique in­te­rior de­signs, as seen at Boston restau­rants such as Bastille Kitchen, Chalet, and Ser­a­fina. 617-739-7224; somer­ton­park­in­te­ri­ors.com

SPAZIO ROSSO IN­TE­RIOR DE­SIGN

The three women who run Boston firm Spazio Rosso are rec­og­nized for their stun­ning in­te­ri­ors and at­ten­tion to art. The team has been hon­ored by the New Eng­land chap­ter of the Amer­i­can So­ci­ety of In­te­rior De­sign­ers for their ex­cep­tional work. 978-263-5870; spaziorosso.com

THEODORE & COM­PANY IN­TE­RIOR DE­SIGN

Theodore & Com­pany’s ex­ten­sive de­sign port­fo­lio in­cludes a New Hamp­shire pool house, a classy Ge­orge­town home in DC, a Central Park West apart­ment in New York, and the Man­darin Ori­en­tal ho­tel in Boston. In fact, prin­ci­pals Kate McCusker Rosen­berger and Paula McCusker have de­signed across the na­tion, as far away as Wy­oming and Hawaii. 96 Charles St., 617-2271915; theodor­e­and­com­pany.com

A big rea­son to play hooky? The Mu­seum of Fine Arts, where there is gallery af­ter gallery of mind blow­ing mas­ter­pieces.

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