AnaVera created a space where the whole family can relax, read and/or play games. It was very important to keep the light from outside and integrate as many natural elements as possible like the wood fan and exposed brick wall. Photography by: Joe Murphy Photography
When designing this space, I really took in the personality of this fun, funky and sweet 10 yr old girl. She had only one strong request, to have her favorite colors teal and gray be the main palette for her room. We added fun gold decals that can be easily remove to give her flexibility to grow into her space. By re-purposing some of her existing furniture and adding fun pieces, we were able to achieve a relax, unique and fun bedroom.
“Ana has changed my way of sorting and organizing things, and that makes my life so much easier and my house feels bigger. She has a very logical approach to what you need to keep and how to sort it so that you can easily find and use what you have. After a few sessions with Ana, not only have I become more organized, but my whole approach to my belongings has changed, from what I feel I need (and don’t need) to how I store and use what I own. Thank you for everything you have done for our home and our lives.”
Newton, MA client
Photography by Sarah Dirico
A basement makeover packed with bright and fun pieces for a cool teenage hangout space. Photography by Sarah Dirico
"Ana is amazing! She took my icky box-filled basement and turned it into an open space with usable sections for crafts, play, music, tv, and even a guest bed. She is so much fun to work with. Sometimes, she would move my furniture around, I would think, this is not going to work and get anxiety. Sure enough, I felt like I was on HGTV and got that pleasant surprise when I saw Ana work her magic. How she can turn a room around without spending extra money is a true gift. I am happy to talk to anyone about her work. I have not ever been disappointed in her transformation."
Quincy, MA Client
Proposals and Drawings
"Ana worked as an interior design architect for me during our house construction in the suburbs of Paris. She was extremely helpful. Ana, through the technical drawings, house 3D models, and advice, improved the space layout, and it was through her visions that we managed to redesign the space into a more pleasant, economic and efficient style."
Susie Labalette, Paris, France
Party Design and Decor
JLB Show House
AnaVera Design and Tess & Ted Interiors will transform the mudroom of this year's Junior League of Boston Show House at the Nathaniel Allen House. Placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978, the Nathaniel Allen House was the site of the earliest co-educational school in the country and was a stop on the Underground Railroad. Owned by the Newton Cultural Alliance (NCA) since 2012, the property will support small and medium sized performances and cultural events.
“When Paige and I began designing the mudroom, we knew we wanted to create a beautiful space that could greet guests and deal with the messiness of real life in equal measure. Positioned centrally on the first floor, the space mixes the elegance of the surrounding rooms with the functionality of a not-too-precious command central.
Our firms share a similar philosophy about bringing style and function to clients’ homes: creating a beautiful home does not require a bottomless bank account, but it does require creativity, time, and, sometimes, getting your hands dirty.”
The Before: a blank space to trasnform. Photo courtesy of Eric Roth