Echo the Season with Home Décor
November 18, 2011 | Pursuits
Designer David Hacin in the showroom
It can be a challenge to present recurring trends in a fresh way, but The Morson Collection on Lincoln Street has its technique down pat. The key, according to co-owner Caroline Morson, is to “pick pieces that are timeless. You can buy something from The Morson Collection today that could have come from 10 years ago or 10 years in the future.” Case in point: the resurgence of brass, this fall mixed with sparkling Baccarat crystal in the form of colored sconces, table lamps and bold statement chandeliers.
Morson’s eye for the season’s blend of rich colors and warm materials carries through to the showroom’s stock of nightstands, coffee tables and dining tables made from elm wood, popular for its gray-green and gold specks. The deep plum hue seen throughout the interiors market this fall also figures prominently at The Morson Collection, paired with houndstooth throw pillows in the traditional black-and-white pattern as well as fresh taupe and white.
Caroline and her husband, Gregory, source many of their pieces from the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan every April, which keeps their selection ahead of the curve. True to the couple’s personalities, though, they strive to make their showroom comfortable and inviting, rather than overly trendy and intimidating. “I always find it such a compliment when clients say the showroom is very comfortable,” says Morson, who works closely with many designers, including architect and interior designer David Hacin.
“It’s always a pleasure to set foot into The Morson Collection,” Hacin says. “It’s a sanctuary of modern, minimalist design.” With an eye for detail, he points to the “inviting personality” of the Minotti Jensen armchair with its subtle sexiness and nod to fall’s midcentury minimalist influence. The designer also praises the luxe Missoni carpets, especially the brand’s Leeds rug, which “incorporates a focused, beautiful statement color with lots of visual texture and depth.” With its European sensibility and fondness for clean lines, The Morson Collection is embracing the resurgence of once-again popular materials this season. 76 Lincoln St., 617-482-2335; themorsoncollection.com
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