Charles Spada Interiors

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I have been an admirer of Boston interior designer Charles Spada's work for many years. What appeals to me most about his interiors is that they feature a mix of antiques and contemporary furniture, which blend easily to create an elegant yet liveable interior. I especially love his spare use of animal print fabric for a bit of a surprise, especially on the chairs above. Not sure I have the courage to try this in my own home, but it looks beautiful in the showroom. Mr. Spada has a showroom at the Boston Design Center "Antiques on 5" and also offers antiques for sale on
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This image is also from the website Antiques on 5. I especially like the contrast of the red and white check fabric on the chairs with the dark wood furniture.

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Last year, "Traditional Home" magazine did a feature on Mr. Spada's apartment located in Milton, Massachusetts, a Boston suburb. Mr. Spada transformed a typical cookie-cutter builder's condominium into an airy elegant home. The neo-classical prints throughout the home and the soft, cool gray and white color scheme greatly appeal to me. Again, I love the touch of animal print on the antique Chippendale stool.

The living room. Normally, honey colored wood floors do not appeal to me, but the rooms have such cool tone that the color of the floors adds warmth to the rooms. The more contemporary style sofa, lamps, and mantle blend easily with the antique furniture and prints.
Another view of the living room
The dining area. I love the use of the antique chairs with leather covered seats and the custom made glassed topped parsons table.
The master bedroom. The lamp looks to me like the Oly Studio faux bois vase turned into a lamp? Gilt frames for the classical prints add bit of shine to the room. The white frames with gilt accents and interest.
Another view of the master bedroom. The paint color on the walls throughout the home is Benjamin Moore "Stonington Gray".
Lastly, a photo of Mr. Spada in his home office. Such a bright and serene looking space to be working. He looks very happy in this space, but as of a few months ago the apartment was up for sale and it probably sold quickly, even in this slow real estate market.
All images of Charles Spada's home are from "Traditional Home" magazine.


  1. Hi there,

    I have just discovered Mr Spada, he was the designer I clicked with throughout the book, 77 habits of good design (or similar title!). Just love the cool elegance of his work.
    Thanks for your blog.
    Sharon Sawers

  2. Hi Sharon,

    Thanks for the comment. I've been thinking about purchasing that book to see more of Mr. Spada's work. I may just have to order that on!


  3. Thanks for sharing these interior pics. All of the rooms are so cleverly put together. :)

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