I’m thrilled to share that one of my renovation projects recently won three PRISM awards from The Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Boston:

  • Best Bathroom Remodel Over $125k
  • Best Living and Dining Design
  • Best Remodel and Restoration Between $750k and $1 Million

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I’m proud to share that two of my recent projects won two Gold PRISM Awards from the Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Boston (BRAGB). It was such an honor to have my work recognized by my colleagues in the design industry. Today, I welcome you to take a look inside these award-winning projects…  (All photos by Michael J. Lee Photography)

Best Living Area in a Private Residence: Bath

First up, a luxurious master bath and dressing room renovation:

Of all the rooms in a home, bathrooms are my all time favorite to design, and this one was no exception! I started by completely reconfiguring the space to maximize the size of the dressing and closet area. The dressing area has beautiful, custom cabinetry with inset antique mirror on the door and drawer fronts.

In the bathroom itself, the custom designed walnut millwork and cabinetry is highlighted with burled door fronts and is finished off with gorgeous polished nickel decorative hardware.

Detailed marble and tile steal the show in this design. Classic cararra marble is utilized throughout with an amazing mosaic as accent around the tub, over the makeup vanity and in the shower. Decorative marble mosaic details frame the marble floor of the space.

Last but certainly not least — that tub! A gorgeous free standing oval cast iron bath with a burnished exterior offers the ultimate end of day retreat. Overall, this is a space where my clients will be able to prepare for the day and unwind in full luxury!

Best Living Area in a Private Residence: Living/Dining Room

We turned the glamour way up in this waterfront penthouse with sweeping ocean views! First, the dramatic dining room:

I custom designed  the textured metal built in. It includes thick star-fire glass shelving; door, drawer fronts and custom door handles covered with a faux ostrich vinyl fabric, and integrated LED lighting to highlight art and beautiful accessories. I then brought in equally fabulous furnishings to match: a glass table with a unique metal faceted base, acrylic chairs upholstered in a fun animal skin motif fabric and a contemporary chandelier created with layers of pink fabric. 

It’s hard to compete with the floor to ceiling water views of this living room, but I worked with creamy colors and decadent textures to create sophisticated drama in this beautiful space. Pops of playful jewel toned throw pillows enhance the low slung sectional sofa. A menagerie of textures — velvet swivel chairs, silver and grey shag area rug and a high gloss cocktail table with a shiny, mirrored tray — add comfort and visual appeal to the space, while a more traditional oversized mirror balances the space. Finally, we opted for bold but simplistic artwork that allows the focus to stay on that incredible view. 

Though both award-winning designs are quite different stylistically, they capture what I love most about being a full-service interior designer. In both spaces, I worked closely with my clients to create spaces with elegant custom features, delicious layers of color and texture, and luxurious style.

If looking at these designs makes you crave a fabulous new living room, dining room, or bathroom of your own, I don’t blame you! To schedule a consultation to discuss an upcoming project, please reach out to me at lesliefine@lesliefineinteriors.com or 617-236-2286.

Last month was a very special month for me. I celebrated the 20th anniversary of Leslie Fine Interiors Inc., launched a brand new consulting division of my business, and won two gold PRISM Awards for a recent master bathroom remodel. Today, I invite you to take a look inside this award-winning project…

Design by Leslie Fine Interiors, Inc. (photo by Michael J. Lee)

This 550 sq. ft.  master bathroom was completely gutted and renovated to achieve an open, airy, and completely luxurious look and feel. Though the space was sizable from the get-go, the layout was impractical, disjointed and did not take advantage of any natural light. Furthermore, the previous homeowners had hired an artist to paint the interior to resemble a medieval castle.

BEFORE: Master bathroom shower and vanity

 

BEFORE: toilet & medieval details

 

 

BEFORE: hallway to whirlpool tub

My clients desired a departure from this whimsical aesthetic to a contemporary, open, and spa-like master bathroom where they could truly relax and enjoy their time in the space. I collaborated with an architect to completely redesign the floor plan, then I got to work on creating the master bathroom of their dreams!

Brand new millwork, including vanities, built-ins and cabinetry.

I designed and installed brand new millwork, including airy vanities, built-ins, and plenty of storage to help maintain the space’s open, uncluttered feel.

Task lighting at the vanity.

A new lighting plan helped make the most of the updated layout’s ample natural light, while task lighting by the vanities improved the function of the overall space.

Mosaic tiles in a playful pattern.

 

Sleek stone and more mosaic tile in the shower.

Custom tile and stone installations throughout added a fun yet elegant touch without detracting from the serenity of the space.

Last month, this design won Two Gold PRISM Awards for 1) Best Bathroom Remodel and 2) Best Living Area – Bathroom – in a private residence. I’m so proud that this design was recognized by the Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Boston, but even more than that, I’m thrilled that I could work with my clients to help them make their dream bathroom a reality. It was no easy undertaking, but the result is a beautiful space that they’ll be able to enjoy for a long time to come.

Designing luxury bathrooms is one of my favorite types of projects, and it’s always so rewarding to transform my clients’ ideas into a beautiful new space. If you’re feeling inspired by this renovation and would like to schedule a consultation to discuss an upcoming project, please reach out to me at lesliefine@lesliefineinteriors.com or 617-236-2286.

 

 

Dear Clients, Friends and Colleagues,

October 2016 marks the 20th anniversary of Leslie Fine Interiors, Inc.!

With an office that started out in the basement of my home and then eventually took up residence in a design studio on Newbury Street, I am overjoyed and grateful for my involvement in the New England interior design community.

Over the years, I have been privileged to work on so many wonderful residential interior design projects. I continue to be thrilled each time my work is recognized in both regional and national publications and through the achievement of many awards.

Most recently, I received two 2016 Gold Awards from the Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Boston (BRAGB) for Best Bathroom Remodel over $125,000 and for Best Living Area: Private Residence – Bath. I will soon be sharing photos of this amazing project.

What continues to inspire and motivate me is not only the design process itself but the relationships I’ve formed with clients and colleagues. So many of these wonderful people have enriched my life in a way that I could never have imagined.

I am excited to announce that I will be launching another division of Leslie Fine Interiors, Inc. – as a consultant to other interior designers who are either just starting out or for others who have been in business but want to take it to the next level. With my twenty years of experience in building a brand and a business, I am looking forward to sharing my expertise with others.

Thank you for the last twenty years! I look forward to many exciting projects to come!

My best,

I am so pleased to announce that Leslie Fine Interiors won 2015 First Place Award for Best Bathroom Design from Signature Kitchens and Baths magazine!

 

For more information about our interior design services, please contact Leslie Fine Interiors, Inc.  or call us at 617-236-2286. I look forward to discussing your upcoming project!

WOW – I’m just thrilled to report that at last week’s IFDA New England‘s Annual Membership Dinner, I was awarded two Designer Showcase Awards!!

One award is for Best Bathroom Design for a fabulous renovation of a bathroom in the Back Bay :

Interior Design by Leslie Fine Interiors, Inc.

Interior Design by Leslie Fine Interiors, Inc.

Click here for more details about the renovation of this beautiful bathroom (and see the “before” photos)!

The second award is for Best Living Area Design, and this award went to my Back Bay Brownstone living room (the same room for which I received a PRISM award last week)!

Interior Design by Leslie Fine Interiors, Inc.

To read more about this lovely living room, read the Boston Globe article about the project by clicking here.

I am honored to add these two awards to other awards I have received over the years for my work.

For more information about our interior design services, please contact Leslie Fine Interiors, Inc.  or call us at 617-236-2286. I look forward to discussing your upcoming project!

I love designing luxury bathrooms and creating spaces that are rejuvenating, beautiful and functional and reflect the homeowner’s aesthetic preferences. My goal in this Back Bay design project was to update “her” bathroom with luxurious materials and fabulous spa amenities sure to make any woman feel like royalty.

Like “his” bathroom, “her” bathroom also needed an overhaul so that my client could fully enjoy the perks of an at-home spa. How wonderful to have a private space for total relaxation and a bit (or a lot!) of well-deserved pampering after a long day.

Evident from the “before” photos, this bathroom needed a serious makeover. The previous design, while somewhat functional and simple, lacked the features that took this space from fine to fabulous!

Her bathroom BEFORE:

The final transformation is truly stunning!!

The full view of this luxury bathroom exudes a clean and peaceful ambiance. The all-white color scheme denotes elegance and luxury, while a pop of royal purple from the tufted bench creates a bold, decorative accent.

The well-equipped, glass-enclosed shower is so beautiful and functional.

Custom cabinetry provided sleek and functional storage space:

This gorgeous bathtub is nestled up against a partition with intricate, mother of pearl mosaic detailing.

These contemporary and attractive mosaic tiles are stylish and provide a feminine detail.

I incorporated beautiful hardware in this bathroom design, including drawer handles accented with sparkling gems, a simple hook for a fluffy towel or bathrobe and a modern faucet for the tub.

The wall sconces beautifully compliment the luxurious space, providing the perfect amount of task lighting for early morning makeup routines.

I incorporated a shelf for bath salts, soaps and other decorative accents to personalize the shower for a true spa-like experience.

You can take a closer look at more before and after photos of this fabulous Boston abode, including the condo’s living room, home office and wet bar designs.

For more information about interior design services offered in the New England area and beyond, contact Leslie Fine Interiors, Inc. by calling 617.236.2286.

It’s always an exhilarating experience to take on a full kitchen remodeling project and watch it come to life. I’m pleased to unveil the before and after shots from one of my recent projects — a South End kitchen renovation which was also featured recently in The Boston Globe. The transformation between this kitchen’s initial layout and its final design was such a success that the new space is hardly recognizable from what it used to be!

Before the renovation, the kitchen of this Boston condo lacked flow, comfort and aesthetic appeal. The layout was cramped and choppy due to an adjacent pantry space and a narrow laundry room. Another challenge faced was finding a way to work around the areas that couldn’t be moved or altered because of the condo’s duct work and piping.

Kitchen BEFORE:

As you can see from these photos, the overall design lacked visual interest and appeal. Not surprisingly, when my clients purchased the property, the kitchen upgrade was a priority. What they desired was an open and elegant contemporary kitchen that was fully equipped with high-tech features, appliances and amenities.

Kitchen BEFORE:

We opened up the space and created a seamless flow by removing multiple walls and integrating the former pantry space and former laundry room into the new kitchen design. (The laundry room was relocated to another area of the condo.) These crucial steps significantly impacted the condo’s entire floor plan allowing for an open design that flows beautifully into the adjoining living and dining rooms. I integrated the cabinetry, appliances and millwork to achieve an attractive and functional design while accommodating the immovable ducts and pipes.

Kitchen AFTER:

The kitchen cabinetry by Poggenpohl features an organic, textured laminate finish. All new, upscale appliances were used to ensure top-notch functionality. Caesarstone countertops and backsplash add to the kitchen’s sleek appearance, while the organic riverstone accents by Ann Sacks are a gorgeous feature above the stove top and as a stripe in the backsplash around the room.

I also designed the kitchen’s rift oak custom millwork to create feature walls that add dynamic interest while coordinating with the look, feel and quality of the furniture in the home. With its dark stain and stainless steel reveals, the millwork contrasts beautifully with the light colored , organic cabinetry for a stunning effect. The materials and details work together to achieve a contemporary, striking and sophisticated look and even provides additional storage.

As the heart of the home, a kitchen shouldn’t be anything less than beautiful and functional. If this kitchen renovation has inspired you, contact Leslie Fine Interiors, Inc. in New England either online or by calling 617.236.2286 to discuss your own home design project. Whether you are considering a kitchen remodel or a whole-home renovation, I would love to work with you to create a custom design that caters to your needs, lifestyle and personal aesthetic.

Photography: Michael J. Lee

Poggenpohl: Rosemary Porto

Millwork/cabinetry: Herrick & White

Builder: FBN Construction

As with the rest of the interiors in my Boston Back Bay design project, the husband’s bathroom also needed some major TLC — both architecturally and aesthetically. My clients wanted the space to be contemporary and unique as well as functional and easy to maintain.

Bathrooms should be a place of total relaxation and rejuvenation but, like the rest of the home, bathrooms also should reflect discerning tastes and style. I was determined to transform “his” bathroom into a private oasis for the husband to retreat to at the start and end of each day.

In this before shot, you can see that the focal point was a traditional style vanity topped with green granite with the floor and shower walls in carerra marble. The overall look and feel of this design lacked the spa like ambiance that define most luxury bathrooms.

His Bathroom BEFORE:

The final transformation of this bathroom oasis is really quite breathtaking — from drab to dreamy, you can see how I achieved the ultimate bathroom design below!

For the vanity, I used dark wood contemporary cabinetry and polished stainless steel hardware that would bring rich contrast and sleek masculinity to the space. I lifted the vanity off the floor to evoke a sense of airiness. The wall above the vanity was clad with mirror to reflect more natural light while also providing functionality. Additionally, I incorporated a recessed medicine cabinet in the center of the mirrored wall for conveniently hidden storage.

For the bathroom floors and shower walls, I used a textured porcelain tile. Not only are these tiles attractive and contemporary, they are extremely easy to maintain and don’t require sealing or regular maintenance. The neutral tones create a sophisticated spa-like effect that’s masculine, fresh and appealing.

To learn more about the interior design services I offer in the New England area (and beyond) or to discuss a home design project, contact Leslie Fine Interiors, Inc. by calling 617.236.2286.

 

I’m thrilled to report that at the gala event held on October 30, 2013 at the Seaport Hotel in Boston, Leslie Fine Interiors, Inc. was the recipient of the coveted Gold PRISM Award from the Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Boston for BEST BATHROOM!

The clients desired a “spa-like” bathroom with an extra large shower with a two sided set up using two shower heads, two rain heads and multiple body sprays and a long bench for sitting on and relaxing. Furthermore, they wanted plenty of vanity storage and countertop space with two sinks and a separate makeup area.

To keep the bathroom light, bright and airy, I used large white tiles for the floor and bright white vanities and countertops. The spa-like green glass tiles were used halfway up the walls of the bathroom and on the shower walls. River stone was used on the shower floor (so many of my clients love the feel of this material under their feet). With chrome plumbing fixtures and sconces, the vanity area was topped off using a combination of mirrors and sandblasted glass.

I am thrilled to add this 2013 PRISM Award to many other PRISM awards that I have received in past years. I love designing luxury bathroom spaces as there are so many materials and fixtures available to incorporate into an aesthetically pleasing and functional space.

Here are the photos of the award winning BEST BATHROOM:

(Builder: FBN Construction; Photographer: Greg Premru)

Design by Leslie Fine Interiors, Inc.

Design by Leslie Fine Interiors, Inc.

Design by Leslie Fine Interiors, Inc.

Are you thinking about renovating a bathroom in your home?  Call Leslie Fine Interiors, Inc. at 617-236-2286 to make your vision a reality! Check out our portfolio for other bathing beauties!