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Ana Donohue Interiors is Honored to Appear in the December 2020 Issue of Elle Decor Magazine

In a profile titled “As Seen in Elle Decor, Excellence in Design: Boston, It’s a Colorful Life” the publication features the firm’s Park City, Utah, Southborough, Massachusetts and South End, Boston projects, all photographed by Michael J. Lee Photography.

A vibrant Utah ski retreat combines lodge-inspired details with incredible punches of color and earned Donohue an HGTV Designer of the Year award.

The article begins: With enthusiasm, experience, and vibrant hues, Ana Donohue Interiors creates unique living spaces that reflect their client’s spirit and style.

And continues “I often say my job is to take what you think you want and create more than what you knew you could have”.

Her trademark style combines unexpected design elements, fabrics, textures, and vivid colors to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary.

Colorfully upholstered tub chairs were the inspiration for magenta and lime green touches found throughout the elongated space.

Colorfully upholstered tub chairs were the inspiration for magenta and lime green touches found throughout the elongated space.

“My secret sauce is layering,”Donohue says with a wink. “I love to layer in textures and colors.”

Her signature style is reflected in rooms laden with an inspired mix of tones, scales, and lines. “Somewhere you have to inject softness,” she explains, alluding to a masterfully crafted kitchen complete with a crisp stone countertop resting below a satin-finished ribbon chandelier. Even the most subtle details, like the cabinet hardware, are a testament to Donohue’s penchant for infusing spaces with movement. As for color, most combinations are inspired by a piece of art or eclectic fabric. In one entryway, a wall’s signature electric blue was inspired by the adjacent floral wallpaper. For another project, Donohue pulled from a chair’s multicolored upholstery to incorporate lime greens and magentas into the white shell.

Soft lines in the ribbon chandelier and curved inlaid mirrors create movement in a traditionally hardlined kitchen.

Soft lines in the ribbon chandelier and curved inlaid mirrors create movement in a traditionally hardlined kitchen.

Donohue always considers the unique characteristics of a home’s architectural style.

“It’s an honor to be in someone’s home—to learn why they love it, how they currently live, and how they want to live. Every day, I make something different. That’s what keeps me passionate.”

We’re very grateful to Sean Huncherick, Creative Director and Jennifer Ward, Project Coordinator of Advent Media Group.

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