Here’s a little something that might perk up your dreary winter blues, a brand new feature. We work with so many talented and interesting designers and architects, we wanted you to get to know them, too. So, we’ll be posting interviews with some of the people we absolutely love.
And here, ta, da, da da — our first
Profession: Interior Designer, Owner Antiques on 5.
Charles Spada, who’s style is relaxed and refined designs with a warm sophistication. He’s been designing distinctive interiors throughout Boston for the past 30 years. Additionally, Charles founded the gorgeous Antiques on 5 in the Boston Design Center in 1996. The renowned interior designer’s showroom offers exceptional 18th and 19th century furnishings. The shop is filled with beautifully edited unusual lighting, decorative antique accessories and unique framed artwork. As Charles told Traditional Home, “Every item, I would personally choose to have in my own home.” This is one of the great resources in New England to find truly spectacular antiques. Anytime we get to work with Charles, whether he needs shutters, shades or blinds, is a good day for us at Back Bay Shutter Company!
1. What are you a neurotic perfectionist about?
Workmanship, editing and finishes.
2. Tell us something people don’t know about you.
I enjoy my own company.
3. What are you totally passionate about?
Beauty in all its forms.
4. What is the most challenging profession you’ve ever had?
Art directing film and tv commercials.
5. Where is your favorite place to eat in Boston?
6. Give us a design tip that always works.
For every five things you place in a room, take out three.
7. Philosophize, rant, joke. Anything you’d like to say?
We need to raise the bar!
Charles designed this knockout living room, which was featured in House Beautiful. The photo was taken by Peter Margonelli.