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Inviting Interiors: A Fresh Take on Beautiful Rooms

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Modern Relik

Drama, Serenity, Function: A Lunchtime Q&A and Book Signing with Melanie Turner

May 4 from 12:00PM to 1:30PM

LOCATION: Modern Relik, 485 Harrison Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02118




Grab a midday bite and meet the dynamic Atlanta-based interior designer Melanie Turner, who will be talking with design journalist Kyle Hoepner at the elegant Modern Relik showroom in Boston’s SoWa Art + Design District. Up for discussion will be the homes featured in her new book, Inviting Interiors: A Fresh Take on Beautiful Rooms. Whether calm or graphic, lush or funky, Melanie’s spaces maintain an emphasis on simplicity and understated glamour, featuring a blend of clean lines, found and fine objects, and custom-designed sculptural furniture. 


Copies of Inviting Interiors will be available for purchase and signing at the event. 


About the speakers: 


Melanie Turner is inspired by fashion and the hues of nature when devising her carefully curated interiors. She is an advocate for not only surrounding yourself with beauty, but also living beautifully. Art and collections are signature aspects of her designs, while balance, scale, light, and color (or the lack thereof) all factor into her work, to stunning effect. She has been named a Top 10 Designer by Traditional Home magazine, and one of her projects was recognized as Kitchen of the Year by Architectural Digest. Her firm’s work has been featured in Veranda, House Beautiful, and other national publications. The firm recently opened a store in Big Sky, Montana, and Melanie’s first book, Inviting Interiors, was published by Rizzoli in 2021. 

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: 


Modern Relik is a home furnishings brand and design firm founded by mother and son principals Meg Kimball and Sam Kimball in 2014. MR’s flagship store is located in the SoWa Art + Design District in Boston. Ranging from contemporary furniture to lighting, art, carpet, and fastidious décor—blended with artifacts and vintage finds—all products are either original to the Modern Relik brand or curated from around the world. The store is also home to Mod Espresso, and a European-style coffee bar. 

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