- LOCATION Boston, MA
- favorite color Combination Blush Pink & Navy
- Favorite Room Entryway
- Favorite Place to Visit Charleston, SC
A team Vision
I have loved design since I could hold a pencil. I believe that our homes dictate the way we live, both in and outside of them– so why not live passionately? Our goal with every design project at Lovejoy Interiors is to create design that lasts. To form eye-catching color palettes, blend diverse textures, and mix in beautiful furnishings. But, it’s also to have a relationship with a home and the people who inhabit it. In the end, the highest compliment we can receive is that a client was treated carefully, honestly, and creatively.
Life is not perfect. The peonies from the photoshoot will die, and there will be pasta sauce accidentally spilled on the new sofa. These memorable environments are detailed and thoughtful but most importantly, you can feel the soul of it’s inhabitants and what is important to them.
So, our goal is to design luxuriously with an attention to detail. Then you can leave your own mark and your own patina, and open the doors to fill it with the people you love.
Phoebe Lovejoy– From the Heart
I love seeing what hands can create. I love seeing how creative I can be, to build something out of nothing. I love how sunlight reflects on a wood floor. I love watching a child throw themselves under the covers of a parent’s bedroom. I love imagining long conversations in front of a fire. I love seeing people decorate their space for the holidays. I work because I believe in the power of a beautiful space. The way it makes people feel: comforted, glamorous, sophisticated, relaxed, energized, confident, protected, and proud.
Where it Began
While in college earning a degree in Psychology– which I must credit for helping me work effectively and cooperatively with clients– I had an internship at the F. Schumacher & Co fabric house. This reignited my passion for interiors and prompted me to follow my initial with a degree from New York School of Interior Design in the Upper East Side. During that time, I really blossomed and rooted myself in the world of design from an apprenticeship at Victoria Hagan, a residential interior design firm based in Manhattan.
Since being back in Boston, I worked at Rafanelli Events, an event planning company, before going to work at the charming boutique shop, Trove, in Weston MA where I assisted in the buying and visual merchandising of high-end personal home accessories and furnishings. During my time at Trove, I got my hands on a few interior design jobs and finally, I decided to jump in wholeheartedly and established Lovejoy Designs LLC in 2008.
You don’t need a spirit guide to help you find your own style. Just embrace what you already know you like, and heed these tips!
The Jones’ who? Your style is your very own, treat it that way.
Play with textures as you do patterns, and don’t be afraid to mix!
Find your budget balance– highest price doesn’t always mean the best for the space.
Trouble getting started? Look in your closet for palette cues.
Breathe, it is ok to mix metal finishes.
Listen to yourself, you are your best design guide.
Use the architectural style of your home as a starting point; Spanish, Mid-Century, Colonial, Tutor, etc. and the furnishings and decorations will fall into place.
Light, light, and more light. I always recommend 3 layers of light, or more, via skylight, reading lamp, or a statement pendant.
For a fast transformation, paint the walls! Even a new shade of white will make a big difference.
Use the same color twice when putting a room together.
Straighten up for your guests.
Invest in a cozy blanket.
Have one statement piece in every room. Flea markets and vintage stores have your back.
Fresh cut flowers are an instant facelift in any space.
Challenge yourself / push your limits.
Lighting is the jewelry of the room.
Scale and proportion of all elements in a room are vital to the design success.