The Product

Interiors that are designed to be beautiful, personal, elegant, functional, smart.

chess board setup in a dining room of a bog house

the Product

Interiors that are designed to be beautiful, personal, elegant, functional, smart

the Projects

Before the papers were even signed, this family of five contacted Alison Watt Interiors. Having worked with her in a previous residence, they knew they needed her help to make this larger house in a Massachusetts coastal town their home. Listening to their preferred aesthetics of traditional English decor, Alison Watt Interiors discovered that they also had a modern and fun side to the family. AWI spent time with each child to create their dream bedrooms. This led to a custom desk straight out of LegoLand for one child, decor inspired by Steampunk for another and a delightful combination of bold patterns and neutral colors for the youngest.

For the main areas, every surface and space - although extremely elegant - is completely kid friendly. Have a cold drink? No worries - set it down on anything! A 2-story home office now has plenty of style with modern, upscale furnishings that attend to every need of a work-at-home life including a comfortable sofa, an adjustable desk, even a stand for the guitar that aides brainstorming! In this house made for entertaining, AWI focused on all areas inside and out to create the sense of luxury that the home’s layout suggests with the practical function that the family desires.

The couple went on to have to AWI work with partner Stephen Watt, Architect, to design major unfinished areas for the family to grow into. This includes a home theater, a home gym and an upscale bar and game room for Friends Night.

dining table on a rug
blue chairs in a living room with piano

Alison Watt Interiors was hired by a family who had relocated to New England after spending time in other parts of the world.  They asked that their living room reflect the design sensibilities of what they most appreciated from these experiences.  Included in the list was Roosevelt’s Library in Hyde Park, NY, historic homes in Central Europe, the works of Mackintosh and William Morris.  To address the challenge, AWI featured an intricate stencil painted by Elizabeth Persing and tied in the stylish but comfortable custom furniture.  Cornices and pendant lighting completed the composition.

Delighted with the results, they asked AWI to move on to other projects in the house which included a modern guest bathroom, dining room window treatments, wall colors and a custom designed home office. In addition to cabinet design and layout, colors, curtains and pillow design, this room’s highlight is a custom floor designed by AWI which combines Cherry and Birch woods for an Arts and Crafts effect.  The crowning touch is a Saarinen Executive Chair, 24k gold edition.

General Contractor: David Clark

Stencilist: Elizabeth Persing Murals and Decorative Painting

Owner Jeremy Cyrier hired Alison Watt Interiors to create a forward-thinking vibe for his successful commercial real estate firm.  MANSARD’s colonial building in the heart of downtown Andover was converted internally into a modern environment which addressed employee productivity as well as client experience.  AWI’s responsibilities included color composition as it related to the company logo; layout of the entire interiors - first floor reception and conference spaces with second floor offices - the highlight being a wood panel / sliding glass system; all furniture selection; all lighting; selection of all interior materials; all flooring; media center design.

General Contractor: James Cyrier

Framing Carpenter: Scott Shepherd Construction

Finish Carpenter: Gerald Fogden

Interior Glass: Glass Doctor of Middleton

Furniture: Steelcase as distributed by Red Thread, Boston

Alison Watt Interiors
Hero

Alison Watt Interiors was hired to advise on the interiors of a new market and café in Andover, MA.  Owner Tom Walsh quickly turned to AWI for further branding design development expressed in every aspect of the building.  This included logo colors, color coherency from outside to inside, all signage from the main street sign to menu board design, all wall finishes, all flooring finishes, interior and exterior lighting fixture selections, furniture layout, function and flow between market and café, wall decorations, furniture finishes including exterior custom umbrella design.

Architect: Rob Bramhall Architects

General Contractor: Deloury Construction Company

Lighting Consultant: Dino Sarantos

Graphic Design: Avida Design

Signage: Harvey Signs

the Praise

Breath of Fresh Air

Ali worked with me on color and design as my husband, and I remodeled an 1845 Greek Revival home. We wanted to keep some of the 1950s elements that were in the house while recreating some of the original grandeur of the home. Ali was up for the challenge! It was such a pleasure working with her. I wanted to keep the tile in our 1950s kitchen but still have the kitchen look like it belonged to the rest of the house. She picked out a wallpaper that ties the whole area together. I think it looks fantastic. Finally, she was a breath of fresh air, joy, and calmness through this whole process. She was confident in her choices and able to deal with contractors who wanted to take an easier path at times. I highly recommend Ali!

- K. (Danvers)

Making Old New Again

Living and working in New England means that oftentimes we have to take the old and make it new again, but without departing from what made the original, well, original. That's why working with AWI was such a fantastic experience for me. Ali and I worked closely over the course of 6 months to bring our office into the 21st century while still remaining true to its historical roots in downtown Andover, Massachusetts.

- J. (Andover)

Easy-Going Approach

We were absolutely thrilled with the interior design ideas that Ali provided. Ali's strength lies in being able to really listen to what we want, work within the constraints of our existing pieces, and create beautiful, livable spaces that continue to garner compliments. Her easy-going personal approach was refreshing and actually made the process enjoyable. We'd happily recommend her to our friends.

- G. (Newburyport)

Design Instincts

After living in my home for many years, I decided it was time for a makeover. The scope of the project was beyond anything I could handle, so I set out to find an interior designer. The search ended the day I met Alison. It was so overwhelmingly obvious; I hired her on the spot. The initial meetings were spent discussing project goals and budget, but I could also see she was taking the time to learn about me. Things that would eventually make my space my own. Alsion has solid project skills... things like budget control. She does a great job at steering dollars to where they'll have the most impact. What impressed me most are her design instincts. She has a great eye and just knows what "works." Many times she suggested a piece that I had overlooked a hundred times but has now become a fixture in my home; I couldn't be happier with the results.

- J. (Byfield)

Outstanding Skill Set

After working with Alison for the past six months, I would like to recommend her services in the strongest possible terms. Among her outstanding set of skills, I would like to highlight the following: budget consciousness, availability and timeliness, professional network, patience and empathy, attention to detail, and professionalism.

- F. (Amesbury)

Easy to Work With

I hired Alison Watt Interiors to help me update my master bedroom and bath. She was exceptionally easy to work with; she is professional and friendly and can work with a wide variety of styles. In the end, every choice I ultimately made was actually something Ali found and brought to me, from the paint colors to the fabric for the window treatments right down to the bath mats! She really had gotten to know my tastes and was able to bring me the things that were perfect. I highly recommend Alison Watt Interiors. I will definitely use her again.

- J. (Stratham, NH)