Choose Lovejoy Wharf’s Next Interior Designer!

As of May 4, 2018 voting is closed. Congratulations to our winner Desiree Burns of Desiree Burns Interiors. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to watch Desiree’s design come to life at Lovejoy Wharf.  

Designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects and created by Related Beal, Lovejoy Wharf is a brand-new waterfront luxury condominium property centrally located on Boston’s waterfront between the North End and Beacon Hill. We are pleased to announce an interior design competition in partnership with Boston Magazine, challenging three Boston-based interior designers from the distinguished design network Homepolish, to virtually furnish one of our beautifully-appointed three-bedroom waterfront residences. The winner will have the opportunity to make their design come to life by staging the model unit at Lovejoy Wharf.

Read below to meet our designers and check out their visions for the space. VOTE for your favorite.

Contestant 1: Desiree Burns


“My inspiration for this design was a fusion of my core style – earthy, balanced, California-chic, and the sleek modern aesthetic Boston is known for. I wanted both rooms to feel luxurious yet earthy.” –Desiree Burns

Desiree’s concept for the Lovejoy Wharf condo was inspired by her time spent in both California and Boston. By blending these two styles together, she creates a sleek aesthetic with a cozy and earthy-modern vibe. The living room fuses both style and comfort, while incorporating just enough color and texture to make it interesting.

Mood boards for Desiree Burns’ Design

Founder of Desiree Burns Interiors, Desiree built her name in the staging industry in California before moving to Boston. She now works with both private clients and top brokers on high end listings. Desiree has found new inspiration in east coast living and enjoys creating special spaces catered to each individual’s taste.

VOTE for Desiree

Contestant 2: Hannah Cushman

“With this space in particular I wanted to exhibit Boston and what makes it unique. Unlike any other city, Boston is one of a kind, and so is this space. There are unexpected surprises and the fun little details with the window seat and hand-crafted pottery. The space is perfect for that Bostonian that wants to be a little different, takes pride in their city, and simply wants to relax in a custom home.” -Hannah Cushman 

Describing her style as fresh, simple and modern, Hannah took inspiration from Boston’s unique liveliness and incorporated the city’s combination of rustic, modern, and upscale feel. Her design reflects a relaxed, loft-like feel that is meant to complement Lovejoy Wharf’s amazing views.


Hannah Cushman’s mood boards

Originally from Western Massachusetts, Hannah Cushman joined an interior design firm in Philadelphia after graduating from Endicott College. Upon her return to Boston, Hannah founded Lawless Design and joined JCJ Architecture Firm where she specializes in hospitality design. She also has plans to open her own online shop in the near future.

 VOTE for Hannah

Contestant 3: Sarah Burgess


“For my vision, I wanted to encapsulate the idea of honoring the past, while looking towards the future. Using inspiration and guidance from classic design elements like texture, color, and shape, I chose pieces that have a modern twist while still feeling timeless. This space will represent just what our city does, drawing from the past, while keeping up with current times.” -Sarah Burgess

 Sarah describes her style as bohemian and modern mixed with California cool vibes and New England aesthetic. Her main inspiration was the energy of the city and the shift we are seeing as Boston evolves. She aimed to create something that will be timeless while still feeling fresh and contemporary.

Mood board images from Sarah Burgess

 Sarah Burgess, founder of The Lovely Locale gained a love of design as a child in her grandmother’s Florida residence where she was surrounded by beautiful family heirlooms and objects that had been collected from years of travel. After graduating from Endicott College with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Interior Design, Sarah took the corporate route where she was able to realize her true passion for working with people and bringing their visions to life.

VOTE for Sarah


You can read more about the competition and the entries at Homepolish and Boston Magazine. 


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