Eric Madsen is an interior designer. He earned high honors from Newbury College in 2008 with a B.S. in Interior Design, and in 2010 passed the rigorous National Council for Interior Design (NCIDQ) certification. Eric’s design philosophy spills into his work in real estate and is evident in his portfolio. He’s constantly trying to aid buyers with his expertise and professional critiques, bringing them into his world of hidden potential. Similarly he is able to help sellers with simple ways to improve their home for sale and let them move on to their next adventure. His appreciation to period detail is bound tightly together with everything he does and the services he offers.
Samples from the Portfolio
When approaching new projects he is always trying to adhere to following principles;
- find a way to balance the space,
- respect the various movements of architecture in design,
- introduce modern elements in a purposeful way,
- and understand that things can be updated without a complete overhaul.
To see these principles in action please view his portfolio.
Before delivering his design expertise directly to the public, he worked as a Project Manager for Mark Bombara, a prominent boutique design firm in Boston. There he worked on numerous landmarks around the city and suburbs from high-end French fusion restaurants to modern condominiums and lakeside retreats. He then managed the high-end hand woven rug and furniture company Michaelian and Kohlberg at the only New England store in the exclusive Boston Design Center.
He takes his design seriously, as you will quickly find out, and he is not only concerned with interiors but has an eye and interest for landscaping design, immense appreciation for architecture, and passion for the many boroughs of Boston, like Roslindale where he currently lives (and voted one of the best places to live in Boston 2011!) and worked with Roslindale Village Main Streets to complete the holiday lighting project.
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Eric frequently features design related content on our site to enrich and educate our visitors, please find the most recent posts below.
If you’re feeling inspired, give us a call at 617.564.3555 or email us to begin your design experience.
How many paint colors are out there? If the 3 inch thick paint fan deck from any of the multitude of paint manufacturer’s out there is any indication it is A LOT. We’ve decided that we are ready to re-paint our general living and dining area this summer. We’ve enjoyed the dark charcoal look for the past three years and are ready for a change. So, you’d think being a designer I could pick this color out in a New York Minute and be done with it all. As many designer’s will attest, this simply isn’t the case...read more
Those clever marketing and PR people have been using the term “The Summer of Gatsby” to get the public all aflutter about Baz Luhrmann’s new film “The Great Gatsby” which opened on May 10th. Well, I packed my linen suit and martini loving self up with Chester and my best friend to see this Art Deco Glam fest this past weekend. Let me say-it was simply great. Really it is just Art Deco Porn for interior designers and chock full of inspirational scenes. Since seeing the movie I just can’t stop thinking about...read more
It’s that time of year again-things are blooming, growing, greening, and there just seems to be so much more life outside! With these wonderful seasons Mother Nature has given us in New England comes an long list of chores specific to each month in our area. The Roslindale Patch posted a great little article with a list of tasks to keep in mind, Gardening To-Do’s for May. This list is also a good guide to get your home in tip top shape for open houses! Happy gardening! Get in touch with us for all your real estate questions,...read more
Every job has it’s little perks. One major perk I took advantage of this week was seeing the Mary McDonald Collection for Schumacher before it has hit the showrooms like mine at Carter Dayton Home! First off, we love ourselves some MM. We were introduced to her work via Bravo’s Million Dollar Decorator Show. I instantly identified with her style, and her hilarious personality was just a plus! Her new line is a mixture of granny-chic, modern, traditional patterns which have been blow up and simplified, and some amazing new...read more
Sometimes when looking for a new home, you have to look using special future glasses, or you need to be with us to help you see the hidden potential. Staging a home can make or break a sale, but for those that are not staged well, we’ve compiled the below list to get you prepped, these things are common in the home search, and can be easily fixed. Furniture You are not buying the furniture (unless you love it!) so try to imagine the room without the furniture in it. Frumpy couches and nicked up coffee tables should not deter you from...read more
There are an overwhelming number of house styles out there. It is said that America is “the melting pot of the world” when it comes to population and cultures, we can apply that to home styles too! Fear not, there are a few basic rules to remember that can help you make an educated guess on the style of home you are looking at. The easiest and often the most obvious indicator is the “line” of the home. Now, I know you hear about a “line” describing everything from furniture to artfully presented meals, but what does it really mean? When...read more
Just got in from Small Business Saturday in Roslindale Village, which also happens to be when our tree is light in Adam’s Park, so it really is beginning to look at lot like Christmas here in Rozzie! Holiday decorating has become a presence in my life ever since the day I met Mr. Madsen. He has an enthusiasm for holiday decorating that can only be compared to his enthusiasm for interior design and real estate. He’s even been hired to do it. Coming from a household that rarely decorated, let alone on time, with anything other than white...read more
Editorial Note: You know we always stress the importance of staging, as it is one of the cornerstones of our business. When Megan reached out to us from Douglas Elliman in NY, NY and offered to write a guest post for our blog on the importance of staging we were both humbled and excited. We hope you enjoy what proves to be an exciting read – and we’re so happy to be able to bring you another voice. By Megan Gates, Web Relations creative writer at Douglas Elliman, New York, New York. If you’re selling a home and you are not...read more
While my home is full of fall scents coming from Chester cooking in the kitchen, I tend turn my eye toward other spots that can embrace a little fall and the upcoming holidays to make this time of year even more enjoyable. With a few simple and cost-effective solutions you too can bring the fall indoors. Living in a semi-urban neighborhood, I only have the street trees to look to for my foliage dose, and as lovely as they are they don’t really do the trick. To give my balcony that punch of color and texture that we all admire this time...read more
This is Halloween! In the interior design world that is. I have to admit, and I know it is not a surprise to loyal readers, but I really love this Gothic interiors trend that we are seeing right now (See True Blood). It is the perfect time of year to appreciate the dark and Gothic themes we are seeing in home decor, and a recent article from Houzz.com did a fabulous job of just that. I particularly love this look because of the drama. It gives you the ability to really create an escape, and the dark colors often contrasted with lighter tones...read more