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On My Bookshelf: William Hodgins Interiors

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Boston-based William Hodgins is one of the most distinguished and experienced interior designers out there, and it's really neat to see the way his style has evolved in the last three decades that he has been in the industry. His homes and rooms have a distinct quality of quiet elegance -- they have a way of suggesting luxuriousness and opulence without screaming it out, which is what makes them so subtle and beautiful in the end. Here are a few favorite examples of his work that really stuck out to me after looking through"William Hodgins Interiors" ($75, Norton) by Stephen M. Salny.

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This built-in bookcase is the star of the room, featuring antique bronzes and a nineteenth-century dog portrait.

1 This built-in bookcase is the star of the room, featuring antique bronzes and a nineteenth-century dog portrait.

Aquamarine walls complement a Louis XVI-style dining set and an incredible cut-glass chandelier.

2 Aquamarine walls complement a Louis XVI-style dining set and an incredible cut-glass chandelier.

The exotic silk velvet upholstery on this empire armchair is a total scene-stealer.

3 The exotic silk velvet upholstery on this empire armchair is a total scene-stealer.

I can't decide what I like best about this Boston Back Bay dining room - the glamorous design details or the amazing view from the huge window.

4 I can't decide what I like best about this Boston Back Bay dining room - the glamorous design details or the amazing view from the huge window.

The large red ginger jar displayed underneath this desk is one of the unique accessories Hodgins picked up during his travels.

5 The large red ginger jar displayed underneath this desk is one of the unique accessories Hodgins picked up during his travels.

All of the accessories in this living room are stunning, from the gilded-bronze wall lights to the Christopher Spitzmiller lamps.

6 All of the accessories in this living room are stunning, from the gilded-bronze wall lights to the Christopher Spitzmiller lamps.

Photographs by Oberto Gili and Michael J. Lee, courtesy of Norton.

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  • Beautiful images from the book and very elegant style. Wish you a wonderful weekend

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