“Contemporary, yet classic.”
Charles Spada Interiors was established in 1980, after leaving a successful career as a designer of women’s apparel in New York City and Boston. His trademark style is the use of a well-edited color palette, fabrics that play with texture, exposed stone and wood floors.
Charles has achieved House Beautiful magazine’s “Ten Most Beautiful Showhouse Rooms” award and was voted by House Beautiful as one of their “101 Favorite Designers.” He was also awarded Traditional Home magazine’s “Outstanding Designer” award. He recently received a Citation for Adaptive Reuse and new Construction by The Boston Society of Architects for his work on Channel Center. Additionally Charles was inducted into the New England Home Hall of Fame in 2007.
His work has appeared in Elle Décor, House Beautiful, Traditional Home, and Veranda magazine as well as Boston Magazine, Design New England, New England Home Magazine and Interior Design and Architectural Digest Italy. Other projects have been featured in the New York Times, the Palm Beach Post, Boca Raton Magazine, The Boston Globe and The Boston Herald. Several of his projects have been featured in the Turkish magazine Antik and Dekor, and the HGTV cable network program, “The Best of American Design” and “This Old House.” His work also appears in numerous interior design books such as East Coast Rooms from Rockport Publishers and Spectacular Homes of New England from Panache (for which he also wrote the introduction).
- What’s your go-to classic color choice?
- The palest French gray
- Is there a hotel that’s most inspired your work while traveling?
- The Four Seasons, Istanbul
- Which pieces of technology do you use to document design inspiration?
- My brain
- Where do you go to spot new style?
- The USA
- Do you have a favorite restaurant (for the design and the food, of course)?
- Stir, Boston MA
- What’s your favorite small museum in the world?
- Petite Trianon, Chateau de Versailles
- How do you usually start your weekend?
- By leaving work behind.
- Who or what is your biggest design influence?
- Hubert de Givenchy
- How do you keep it all together?
- Design a garden: groomed or freestyle?