Thursday, May 31, 2012

Charles in Charge -

Charles Spada, Kristine Mullaney - Hampshire House Boston - Charles Spada's discussion on the renovation of this home in Normandy, France

Recently I attended Charles Spada's discussion on his work to restore the 1652 Manoir de Berthouville with Historic New England's Ogden Codman Design Group. It was so amazing to see the before pictures of the this home, which was previously a hunting lodge and place for soldiers to slumber during the war and then home to a large family. Charles told us the about all the different characters in the process (French Contractors...seriously cannot imagine) who worked on the renovation/restoration. I only wish I had the before photos to show in the post -- to show the amazing transformation.

Charles is has been incredibly gracious and welcoming to me, he is a great Man, and ridiculously talented designer. To see more of his work look here - I love how he blends modern sensibility with antiques and other classic elements.

Also, he used to design women's clothing, so I love talking clothing with him as well :)

 I frequent his shop, Antiques on 5, for one of a kind unique accessories and Antiques -- because obviously he has amazing taste.  Here are some of my favorite finished photos of his project. 


Design by Charles Spada

Design By Charles Spada

  If I remember correctly, the above eye photo is a the eye of one of Charles's friends, a photographer I believe....
I love compositions like this....