Renowned Designers and Design Firms Deck the Halls for the Christmas House Tour 2019

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Highly sought after design firms and designers are decking the halls of some of South Boston's most beautiful addresses, and the ever popular holiday event is just weeks away.

Please read below about the designers and firms who have generously donated their time and immense talent. (Tickets available here.)

Elkus Manfredi Architects is focused on creating dynamic, connected, sustainable environments, from the smallest workplace to urban neighborhoods around the world. The firm provides a synergistic combination of services – from architecture and interior architecture, to master planning and urban design. With a 30+ year legacy of design distinction, the firm is recognized for its work with corporate, life sciences, higher education, hospitality, residential and retail-entertainment clients. Across disciplines and the diversity of projects, Elkus Manfredi is driven to design vibant, connected environments that enhance the quality of life and creates common ground that brings people and communities together.

Designer, artist and author, Karen Bartolomei, is the Founder and Creative Director of her eponymous design studios located in Manhattan’s Upper West Side, Miami's South Beach and historic Boston. An expert and tastemaker in the world of custom invitations and entertaining, Karen’s work has been continually praised and featured in the national and international media. Her designs are treasured keepsakes that evoke wonderful memories long after the celebrations have passed. She is at home working with every client, whether she is creatively conceptualizing and flawlessly executing designs for an intimate beachside gathering with a handful of guests, a highly publicized restaurant opening for an established restaurateur, or a grand, circus-themed, debutant ball for thousands in a public park.

Dimella Schaffer: We care deeply, design passionately, listen energetically and partner creatively to find elegant solutions to complex challenges. Successful buildings make eloquent, enduring statements. They reflect the client’s vision, a commitment to environmental stewardship, and the day-to-day needs of the individuals who live, learn and work in them. Our success reflects the vision of our clients, the talents of our team and our commitment to exceeding expectations. Interiors express identity, character and vision. We are highly attuned to the impact of materials, colors, textures and lighting on how we live and work. Our holistic, comprehensive approach ensures that the spaces where people spend time are of outstanding quality and lasting value.

Suffolk University School of Design: Interior designers use their talents and expertise to transform and enhance society. As an interior design students at Suffolk Universityuse their knowledge and skills to influence the way people live, work, play, grow, move, and bond. Innovation and creative problem solving, protection of natural resources, attention to building codes and laws, and understanding human behavior. 

Neatly Nested has become a fixture in the evolution of West Broadway in South Boston. Founded by Danielle McClure, Neatly Nested was originally a custom-finished furniture store with home design services. Now, 5 years later, we offer a wide variety of goods from home décor accents, monograming & personalization, and tons of unique giftable items for many of life’s milestones. From engagements & weddings, new home owners, new born babies, & everything in between, we have just what you need. Neatly Nested is a warm, welcoming space where you'll love to browse and just wander around. Inside you will find locally sourced Boston & Southie themed gifts, from glassware, to art prints, to laser carved coasters. We provide an eclectic mix of affordable and high end products for any lifestyle.

Tickets available here.