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Hark + Osborne Interior Design is a South End interior design firm founded by Partners, Amanda Hark and Jeffrey Osborne. Recognized for their keen sensibility, contemporary flair and eclectic hand, Amanda and Jeffrey have been working in the field for a combined 15 years. Their signature style is of sophisticated elegance with a bit of an edge.

We truly believe that our design should 100% reflect our clients personality and sensibility, otherwise we aren't doing our job. We see every project as a refined compilation of our aesthetic and the clients vision.

Armed with a stealth eye for meticulous detail and an obsession for timeless design, Hark + Osborne are always up for a design challenge. Each project taken on is a unique opportunity for expression and approached differently. Every client brings with them a new set of expectations and aesthetic desires. H+O loves to collaborate and problem solve. "We evolve our design philosophy by constantly building off each other's strengths and sensibilities We feel it's our mission never to do the same thing twice. It is our job to educate our client like any other consumer. It is easy to open a glossy magazine and replicate the look. But we want our clients personalities to be reflected in their home, all while looking original and fantastic!" We love to incorporate beloved heirloom pieces into a fresh, current scheme, seamlessly reinventing old pieces to rework with the new. "There's nothing sexier than pairing stately antiques with cool, clean contemporary accents".

With a very diverse portfolio, H+O is able to execute many variations of timeless, quality design. Hark + Osborne's current design roster includes the renovation of a Back Bay manse, A historical waterfront home in Historic Portsmouth, a Chestnut Hill Estate and several new builds in the Metro west area.

With a very diverse portfolio, H+O is able to execute many variations of timeless, quality design. Hark + Osborne's current design roster includes the renovation of a Back Bay manse, A historical waterfront home in Historic Portsmouth, a Chestnut Hill Estate and several new builds in the Metro west area.

Hark + Osborne has been featured in many local and national publications including Boston Globe, Boston Magazine, Boston Common and Grace Ormonde Style.

Market Talk

Mix & Match: Choose two items from the current M27 collection:
We are coveting the steel and bronze cocktail table base done in the brutalist manner. We would use a thick glass slab for the top, allowing the base to be viewed from all vantage points. We would use the Praying Buddha as an Object d'art for the table top. The varying metallic finishes and difference in scale would certainly complement one another, creating a visually interesting space!

Current and upcoming Design or Art related events that you are involved with or interested in. i.e., national and local art, design and educational related openings, previews and events:
Each year we look forward to see what the buzz will be about at Art Basel . We appreciate all mediums, especially the Avante Garde, and use it as major source of inspiration. Locally, we were excited to see the Os GĂȘmeos opening at the ICA, as well as their mural on the Rose Kennedy Greenway. Like it or not, it has been controversial and so unexpected for Boston!!

Market Third Degree

Who or what most influences your design:
The client! Always...We truly believe that our design should 100% reflect our clients personality and sensibility, otherwise we aren't doing our job. We see every project as a refined compilation of our aesthetic and the clients vision.

When are you most creative and why:
We are lucky enough to work as a team and play off each other's visions and ideas. We are at our best in the morning, after lots of coffee, charetting at our conference table. We use each other as a sounding board and that's very beneficial to our conceptual process. Sometimes what initially sounds wacky or inane is only a step away from genius, and between the two of us, we can usually get there!

The color you use most or want to use more often:
We love using deep silvery blues. Sophisticated, luxe and dreamy.

Something you always try to use on a project:
Family photographs, either current ones, or old black and whites. There is no better way to personalize a space!

Favorite destination to relax, recharge and why:
We both love the Cape and islands... sea, sand, sun and family time..It's the best way to escape! Lots of memories and tons of inspiration!

Current favorite food or cocktail:
Pomegranate Martinis...vodka and antioxidants, what more do you need?

One item you can't live without:
Byredo Poet Poem candle, they are in our homes and in our office and if they made it for our cars, we'd have it there too!

Free advice, one thing you would tell our readers:
If it makes you happy, buy it! Happiness is coming home to a sofa that you thought was out of your budget, but turns out to be worth every penny!

Hark + Osborne
Interior Design Services
46 Waltham Street, Suite 205A
Boston, MA 02118
T: (617) 270-7095
E: info@hpluso.com
www.hpluso.com