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Through a Designer’s Eye: A Focus on Interiors

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Charles Spada

Through a Designer’s Eye: A Q&A and Book Signing with Matthew Patrick Smyth

May 5 from 2:00PM to 3:00PM

LOCATION: The Charles Spada Collection, 500 Harrison Avenue, Suite 101-103, Boston, Massachusetts 02118




Celebrated interior designer Matthew Patrick Smyth chats with design journalist Kyle Hoepner at the beautiful new Charles Spada Collection showroom in Boston’s SoWa Art + Design District. Learn about Matthew’s creative outlook and the methods he employed to shape the elegant projects featured in his book Through a Designer’s Eye: A Focus on Interiors, recently out from The Monacelli Press.  


Known for work that evokes a timeless sense of traditional elegance, Matthew combines well-selected antiques with contemporary notions of comfort to achieve his characteristic look of streamlined sophistication. “A single object can bring the entire room into focus and cause everything else to fall into place,” he says. “Likewise, the right designer can bring even the most challenging project into focus, imbuing the work with a harmonious feeling of balance.” 


Copies of Through a Designer’s Eye will be available for purchase and signing at the event. 

About the speakers: 


Matthew Patrick Smyth is a New York-based interior designer who believes in providing interiors that reflect the client’s needs and interests through a unique, carefully considered blend of style and comfort. Recent projects include residences in Palm Beach, Nantucket, Aspen, New York, London, Paris, and Geneva. He has been included several times in Elle Décor’s “A-List” of top professionals, and his work has also appeared in House Beautiful, Traditional Home, and many other publications. Over the years, he has created no fewer than five rooms (so far) for the prestigious Kips Bay Designer Show House, and has also branched out into product design with two carpet collections for Patterson Flynn Martin, lines of fabrics and wall coverings for Schumacher, and designs for Savoir Beds of London. Matthew’s newest book, Through a Designer’s Eye, was published recently by The Monacelli Press, while an earlier book, Living Traditions, has gone into a second printing and is still available. 


Kyle Hoepner is a much-praised freelance design journalist, speaker, photo stylist, and outreach consultant based in Boston. He has had a distinctly hands-on relationship with the world of publishing and design for more than three decades, including eleven years spent as editor-in-chief of New England Home, a luxury shelter title covering the northeastern corner of the U.S. More recently, Kyle has taken on projects for a variety of publishers and other clients, including Architectural Digest, Melville House, Boston Design Week, the Raiz Project (a collective of Brazilian furniture designers), and an array of architecture and interior design studios around the U.S. 


About the showroom: 


Recently relocated to the SoWa Art + Design District in Boston’s South End, The Charles Spada Collection was established in 1996 and features an impressive range of European and American fabrics, antiques, contemporary furniture, lighting, and accessories. We invite you to come visit. (Please also check out my new blog at Your comments are most welcome!) —Charles Spada 

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