decor8 Reader Spaces: Chris' Posh Pad in Boston


Many Boston locals are familiar with Chris, he's the brains behind the fabulously successful South End Open Market and founder of the third annual Sowa Holiday Market. A Manhattan transplant, Chris arrived in Boston and noticed something big was missing that he had grown accustomed to back home in NYC - weekly open markets. Things had to change, and so the South End Open Market was born. (View Market photos here.)

The market has grown to not only become a a prized part of the South End community, but a great launch pad for talented newbies to get their product before an audience. In addition to new talent, well established vendors have a place at the Market, it's a welcoming ground for all to sell, and for the rest of us, to shop and eat. Offering handmade items and homewares, like art, wallets, plants, produce, fashion, furniture and jewelry, this market won't disappoint. And if you want to get involved with goods to sell, contact Chris, he's always on the prowl for fresh talent to add to this festive event. Visit the South End Open Market online for details on snagging a space for yourself, or better yet, attend their upcoming big market events, the 1st annual Craft Smack Down on October 1st or Divas Unleashed (2nd annual dog parade) on October 29th - it's a great way to catch market fever in a very big way!

In addition to running the Market, Chris is also a freelance graphic designer and illustrator. He just so happens to be a decor8 reader too, "Its become a part of my daily ritual every morning with my latte and Jack on my lap".

Chris hooked us up with some photos of his posh bachelor's pad in Boston. Impressive use of a small space, lots of bold color, and very clean, modern, and well organized. You'll spot a lot of our favorites in his place, too (Adams, Adler, West Elm, IKEA). And of course, Jack the cat sweetens the space even more, we love pet shots with home tours, adds that certain something... So cute!

I think Chris should enter the upcoming Color Contest over at Apartment Therapy, don't you?

Living Room/Kitchen - Love the splash of yellow on the wall!
Angela Adams in the house!
West Elm and a single burst of color behind the bed - fab!
Work space - great desktop wallpaper and artwork.
Jack just chillin' with some posh pillows.

Thanks Chris for the great photos!

Please leave your comments/questions for Chris under comments below. If you would like for your home to be featured on decor8, shoot me an email at decor8blog[at]yahoo[dot]com.

(images from chris at the south end open market)