Interior Design by Barbara Pervier, north of Boston,in Salem, MA New England Home Magazine
March/April 2011

Blue Heaven
Text: Regina Cole, Photos: Laura Moss

Inspired by the view from her second-floor windows, a designer creates her own tiny paradise above the bustle of the Common in Salem, Massachusetts.

Barbara Pervier believes in drapery. “It’s not home until the curtains go up,” the Salem, Massachusetts, designer insists. She also has strong feelings about millwork, tinted ceilings and classical proportions.

Pervier, who lives with her Jack Russell terrier, Ralphie, in an 1830 red brick house facing Salem Common, put those convictions into practice when she bought her condominium. With carefully considered window treatments, moldings, subtly colored ceilings and other details that lead the eye upward to tall ceilings or outward toward the view, she created a home with big panache in a footprint measuring a mere 640 square feet.

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