The Richard

Edgartown, MA


This new Edgartown hotel was an opportunity to play against type - in this case, the typical island bed and breakfast filled with wood paneling, doilies, and anchors. We envisioned a layered design that would juxtapose a masculine, edgy vibe with soft, organic forms. Black, white, and metallic fabrics and wall coverings created a graphic background, while brass metal finishes and pops of deep purple added the right amount of bold visual contrast. While steering clear of an overtly coastal vibe, materials such as seagrass rugs and sheer woven drapery were incorporated to subtly remind guests of the Vineyard connection.


Carrying on this idea of contrasting strong forms with soft touches, we sought out sculptural pieces of furniture that would play off the fabric and wall covering selections. A striking black canned bed pair unexpectedly with a modern light fixture overhead in one guest room, while another features a custom bleached wood sectional lit by a pair of expansive organic shape rattan fixtures. The result is an airy island escape with a crisp, modern edge.


Boston Waterfront, Massachusetts

A Transformation in Progress

After working with these longtime clients on projects from north to south and points in between, we knew something special was in store when this call came in. Eager to embrace their newfound status as empty nesters, they had purchased a city home with great bones and loads of potential to serve as their main residence. The key would be a large scale renovation, with the Rachel Reider Interiors team at the helm from concept to completion. Paramount to the process was thoughtful space planning, with careful consideration given to the kitchen and bathrooms. With the transformation well underway, the sophisticated urban dwelling of our clients' dreams began to emerge.

Material Inspiration

Coming from a suburban setting with a subdued color palette and transitional style, our clients looked to us to push the design envelope with this project. We introduced sophisticated materials such as metals, rich wood tones, mother of pearl wall coverings, and shagreen leather to serve as the sleek foundation. Plush fabrics like velvet, mohair, and silk were then added to create textural and luxurious layers. Together, all facets of the design create an inviting home that radiates warmth amidst the cool urban vibe.

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