There is so much hope in the air, percolated with moments of solitude and reflection, and making space for both to exist is no easy task. Maybe it would be simpler if we had rooms in our homes that manifest all different types of energy like this one does. This Wellesley project by Lindsay Bentis of Thread Art and Design is a complete exclamation of how life feels to us right now – traditional in some senses, but moving towards modernity, lightness, and breathing room. It mixes brands and textures, from Carl Hansen classics to Ethnicraft upholstery, and has an enviable amount of light.
Okay enough from us, let’s explore this lovely project.
Location: Wellesley, MA
Interiors: Thread Art and Design
Photographer: Nat Rea
In Lindsay’s self-titled “Unnamed Project” which you may have seen featured by Rue Magazine, the home’s white walls set a backdrop for neutral upholstery, black + blue accents, plenty of textural elements, make entering the home feel like a breath of fresh air. The entry itself contains not one Little Petra but two! I know we sound like a broken record with the Little Petra love, but we’re such fans of the Moonlight Sheepskin and Oak legs.
If you want to learn a bit more about the history behind the chair, Laura broke down Viggo Boesen’s iconic piece. When walking in the front door, you can see straight back to the backyard, bringing in tons of light to the home’s first impression.
Off of the entry living room is a fun-colored mini-bar where the intention is set immediately, with wallpaper and painted wood compared to the all-white surroundings. As color theory aficionados know, greens and blues help with concentration and focus, so as much as the bar is a source of fun, it also acts as a transition space to the lounge/work area.
And this moody study is the only room in the home that doesn’t have white walls. A quiet place to work was at the top of the list for the homeowners, and to be honest, we’re still searching for one ourselves. Again here, we see blue textiles paired with black-varnished wood and natural oak.
The Noguchi Table helps the space feel both inspiring and serious, and the Bok Table’s length and sturdiness could give anyone’s work a greater magnitude. Mostly what we’re saying is please let us rent a corner of this room to work in. We promise to be quiet and obviously, very precious with the furniture.
Like with any well-layered space, Lindsay uses textures for textiles, accessories, and furniture to give in each room dimension.
The sitting room closest to the backyard is perhaps the best expression of this with the most amount of contrasting fabrics, materials, and shapes, all sitting atop the Agra Rug in Midnight by Armadillo & Co, who just recently became a B Corp (we are super excited about this, and you should be too)! Speaking of shapes, the angular beauty of the Geometric Side Table is always a favorite sofa confidant.
Moving away from the entry of the home and the central seating rooms, we see the palette becomes slightly less stark in contrast. A Saarinen Table sets the scene as the kitchen table, with the light and comfortable profile of Wishbone Chairs against the large paned windows and french doors. Also, Lindsay used some of our favorite stools, the Ethnicraft N3 Counter Stool, for some extra counter seating.
And what we wouldn’t give for a CH25 with a nice breeze!
The upstairs is filled with the same subtle dimension – with blues still holding the palette together, do you spot the N701 Sofa in the corner? This room, in particular, was the response to needing a space that could facilitate at-home learning while encouraging relaxation.
Compared to the main floor, the rooms upstairs are much more compact: the bedroom below has pillars and a floating fireplace in the center of the room creating a division for the perfect serene sitting room that’s completely private. Balance? Who is she! We highly suggest going to peek at all the photos from this project on Lindsay’s site to brighten your week.