Nina Farmer Interiors
A Boston-area balancing act
Comfort and style. The words sound so natural together, and together they add up to the dream shared by so many of us when we’re staring down an empty room in need of furnishing. How to achieve both? As decorator Nina Farmer knows, comfort and style can sometimes be a challenge to bring together. Especially in a family room, in a pandemic, in a cold-weather setting like Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. Farmer designed a height-of-comfort sectional sofa and a leather-topped coffee table for this room but struggled to find an anchor piece for the opposite corner. “It can be tricky for furniture surrounding a sectional to hold its own,” she says. “This sculptural chair and ottoman from Jean de Merry have a large presence and don’t feel overwhelmed.” Her masterstroke: an eye-catching chandelier, a vintage piece from Lucca Antiques, that mediates between the sides.
“At the heart of everything we do is a desire to create surroundings that are both visually stimulating and comfortable”
— Nina Farmer