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Abbey Koplovitz
Boston-based interior designer Abbey Koplovitz helps clients create the kind of home they've only dreamed of.
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This is an allegedly true story. My electrician calls Watertown Department of Public Works to get permission to bury the power lines to the house, and the woman on the other end doesn't want the lines buried, telling him they... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2013 at AbbeyK — On Interior Design
Pictures of trim is not enough? OK I'll take some pictures tomorrow.
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There are 2 very exciting parts of a project. When the walls come down and you can see the potential and when the walls go up and you can feel the transformation of space. Our walls just went up last... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2013 at AbbeyK — On Interior Design
4-5x crate and barrel pricing, depending on fabric you pick
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The summer of 2013 is one to be remembered. We got married. Then a month later, we started a renovation. To prepare, it was weeks and weeks of clearing out basements, packing and cleaning and getting ready to move out... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2013 at AbbeyK — On Interior Design
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Roger Cook's guys came earlier in the spring with their big boy trucks. They moved trees. They moved dirt. They dug holes. They created a patio which will eventually be bluestone. The back of the house will be all about... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2013 at AbbeyK — On Interior Design
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One of the biggest challenges in renovating and old home is controlling costs. Because you can't. You don't know the extent of existing condions until the walls come down and the work begins. With clients, I spend a lot of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2013 at AbbeyK — On Interior Design
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This is what my contractor says when he calls me at 8 AM. I say OK. I use the main entrance when I get to the house. We go into the kitchen to review details. All of a sudden it... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2013 at AbbeyK — On Interior Design
Thank siobionne! We'll have you + K over once its done!
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About 2 years ago, I met my beloved. We knew pretty quickly that this was "it." And like many other couples who meet in mid-life, there were many things that had to be figured out. One was where to live.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2013 at AbbeyK — On Interior Design
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Posted Apr 22, 2013 at AbbeyK — On Interior Design
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Nothing like a little green and some bright colors to cheer up the office for Spring. Needed something happy. So re-did the design boards today. Now back to work. (Tomorrow I'll bring in the steamer.) Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2013 at AbbeyK — On Interior Design
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A client sent me some images of things she saw online that she liked for upholstery and rugs. Reds mostly. She sent the image of this rug. It's a nice rug. I like the rug. I know the rug. But... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2013 at AbbeyK — On Interior Design
We didn't use hard wood in this application. It's vinyl and it just looks like wood. I have had plenty of clients use wood in a basement. Especially high-end new construction. I don't suggest it but clients don't mind if they have to pull it up, even after being informed about the pros and cons. And they can control for moisture, with a new home, unless Sandy or some other big one hits... :)
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Thanks Craig. I tell you, it was so weird....
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It's a beautiful fall day. The door is open. The sun is shining. A woman in her 70s pops her head into the door and asks, "Are you bored." I think to myself: this is an odd way to start... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2012 at AbbeyK — On Interior Design
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The wonder of the world is that there are so many choices. In real life these are graceful and elegant but certainly not everyone's cup of tea.
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Thanks, Terry!
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This summer was hot and dry with plenty of work. Like any summer, a few breaks here and there. Family visits, a few weekends away. Lots of gardening. Summer evening walks, my favorite. Perhaps the most important part: I got... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2012 at AbbeyK — On Interior Design
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Hardware and lighting can really make a difference in a home's decor. Mostly, I see hardware and lighting as the elegant supporting actor. Otherwise your house looks like: "hi I am a light," everywhere you look. Of course there are... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2012 at AbbeyK — On Interior Design
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One thing I love about the business of design is learning. Always new products, always mistakes to learn from (mine, client's, contractors). More efficient ways to do things, new technology, new tricks of the trade. It's forever changing. Slip covers... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2012 at AbbeyK — On Interior Design
It's done. Just waiting on the furniture! That can take a long time.
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They are Benjamin Moore historic or Americas colors. The gray reminds me of the color of tree bark. So soothing.
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Just read about this. The Boston Design Center changes hands. Changes in how business is done already happening in NY and LA. Wonder what this means for Boston? Rumors have been flying for some time now. Time will tell! Vornado... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2012 at AbbeyK — On Interior Design