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What’s Special About Cisco Brothers Upholstery?

One of the most popular upholstery & case good lines that we’ve carried at Mohr & McPherson for over ten years is Los Angeles-based Cisco Brothers. In addition to the vast selection of frames, styles & fabrics, we choose to feature Cisco due to the pride, car and responsibility in their work. The upholstered items are all handmade by local craftsmen in Los Angeles, California. 
 
Cisco Brothers also prides itself on using green materials and building methods. Their founder, Cisco Pineda, states:
 
 
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We recently created a Cisco Studio on the first floor of our South End showroom. It features over 1,000 square feet of our favorite frames & fabrics, ranging from Elena settees to Cosmo sectionals, and many sofas, chairs & benches in between. We have more than 225 fabric samples to browse & bring home to see in your space. We have Cisco’s entire catalog in print to be viewed, or you can browse their excellent website at www.ciscobrothers.com. Our sales staff are Cisco specialists and can assist with any questions related to frames, fabric or aesthetics.
 
Cisco Home is the newest line featuring responsibly sourced case goods. The Carjack & Corpus coffee tables, Jug lamps and Rotor side tables are some of our favorites that can be viewed in our South End showroom. 
 
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We love Cisco’s upholstery & case goods, visit our South End showroom to see our favorite selections and to learn more about that special Cisco Brothers piece to complete your home!

RESIDENTIAL PROJECTS

residences at the intercontinental

    “I was lucky enough to convince my developer to stage one of the ten remaining homes in the building I am selling, The Residences at The InterContinetnal. A top designer established a great look for us but I wanted something different but also compatible with her style.
Karole Moe from Mohr McPherson came in with furniture and accessories and created an amazing looking home that was ready to move into! Every piece she selected was interesting and fit the space beautifully. Karole transformed a simple two bedroom condo into a comfortable, exciting, and unique home.
The best part of the story is that this home has a twin next door that had been on the market for quite some time. I brought clients in the model while Karole was finishing and had 3 offers within a matter of two weeks!”

Dinny Herron, Sales Director
Residences at The InterContinental
500 Atlantic Avenue
Boston, MA 02210
www.residences-intercontinental.com





Photos by Greg Pugliese

    “The Residences at the Intercontinental, located at 500 Atlantic Avenue in Boston, was an interesting project and collaboration between Mohr & McPherson and I. I am a designer interested in all aspects of the client’s home with a strong emphasis on the art. I never consider an interior space completed without including a piece or two (or sometimes more) from Mohr & McPherson, as well as buying several works of art from various galleries to enhance the furniture and make the living space complete. I feel each piece of furniture must function in a specific way and also be included in the installation of interesting objects and art. Each room should look completely strong, yet peaceful and comfortable and inviting. The art adds to the color, texture and interest in that way. I do work in confines of a client’s taste and budget and try to expose them to all the myriad of possibilities available to them.”
“My background is in the arts having been a painter first and then a gallery owner for over 21 years. That rich history allows me to know the Boston art scene very well and certainly beyond into NYC and all the many art forums and galleries available throughout the U.S. I am an Overseer at DeCordova Museum and the Fuller Craft Museum. I sit on the Board at Spring Step a multicultural center dedicated to music, dance and the arts. I am on the Exhibitions and Acquisition Committee at DeCordova and the Exhibitions Committee at the Fuller. I have curated many exhibitions for galleries, museums and private clients.”

Meredyth Hyatt Moses, Fine Art and Interior Design Consultation
4 Storey Drive, Lincoln, MA 01773
Tel and Fax: (781) 259-8238
MHMoses@comcast.net

Karole Moe, Boston Showroom Manager and In-Home Design Director
460 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02118
(617) 210-7900
karole@mohr-mcpherson.com

los arcos

    “When two of our clients Sip and Doug came to us to furnish a home on the island of Vieques we jumped at the chance! Maybe, just maybe a vacation was in our future. Vieques is an island paradise off the coast of Puerto Rico. Vieques was previously a US Navy base, largely undeveloped and quickly becoming a vacation spot for those looking for quiet beauty all to themselves.

Sip and Doug are Boston based, but wanted a unique home away from home, and a spot they could rent part of the year. That’s right, it is for rent! We worked with them to make the space distinctive, inviting and not your cookie cutter vacation rental. Mohr and McPherson provided the Moroccan lanterns that greet you, the headboards created from antique Indian iron gates, the Chinese library chest, and many more details throughout the house. Sip and Doug were truly lovely to work with.”

Kay McGowan, General Manager
Mohr & McPherson

“There’s useful furniture, there’s fine furniture, and then there’s the stuff you get from Mohr & McPherson. Why limit art to your walls when you can sit on it, eat off it, and have it all around you?”

Linda Siperstein and Doug Berman, Owners
Los Arcos Vieques
www.losarcosvieques.com






Photos courtesy Los Arcos Vieques

COMMERCIAL PROJECTS

oleana

  “With a cuisine influenced by the spices and culture of the Eastern Mediterranean, Oleana required a setting that matched the taste. Based on Kevin McPherson’s experience in these parts of the world, Mohr & McPherson was a natural fit for developing the restaurant decor.

From Indian dining chairs, Turkish copper or Moroccan mosiac tile tables, to beaded Syrian lighting, every piece we have purchased from Mohr and McPherson has been of the highest quality and hand chosen by Kevin or Kay to fit our specific needs. It is their knowledge of the inventory, willingness to work closely with me on design ideas and the overall pleasant experience that is found at Mohr & McPherson on every level that keeps me returning all the time!”

Ana SortunChef/Owner
Oleana Restaurant and Sofra Bakery, Cambridge, MA.
www.oleanarestaurant.com




rustic kitchen

  “I’ve known Kevin McPherson for over 15 years and have purchased items from him for over a dozen restaurants that I have developed, including all of the Rustic Kitchen locations, which my wife and I own. In this time, the entire staff of Mohr & McPherson has been invaluable to me and Kevin has become someone I consider a dear friend.

No project is too small or too large for the Mohr & McPherson staff to handle and they tackle each one with the same attention and expertise. Kevin and Kay patiently and painstakingly research items and acquire them at an affordable price through the many resources and networks that they have worldwide. In his travels, Kevin has even hunted down specific featured items for me and I consider his “finger prints” to be on all of my restaurants. Both Kevin and Kay are true artifact specialist and I have referred many friends to them over the years. All of them have been equally impressed with Mohr & McPherson.”

Jim CaferelliOwner
Rustic Kitchen, Boston and Hingham, MA and Mogehan Sun at Pocono Downs
www.rustickitchen.biz



franklin café

  “The Franklin Cafe has had an relationship with Mohr & McPherson for over a decade. We used their inventory in our first restaurant in the South End of Boston in 1996 and in every location since. Kay and Kevin have been integral in helping us develop a design “personality” that represents the warmth and approachability we try to achieve. Simply put, there is no other store in Massachusetts that has such an impressive collection of truly unique items.

The constant rotation of furniture pieces, art, mirrors, lighting and other design elements is very helpful. This allows us to visit several times during a construction and development project and always have some new pieces to look at. Kay’s strong understanding of the inventory, availability and knowledge of lead times have been invaluable.

Thirteen years after our first purchase we are about to open a new restaurant in South Boston and Mohr & McPherson is providing seating, furniture and art. No matter what your business or design template, Mohr & McPherson is an essential stop.”

Dave DuBoisOwner
Franklin Cafe, the South End, Cape Ann and South Boston
www.franklincafe.com




Photos by Greg Pugliese

A Beautiful Day at SOWA Open Market

Every Sunday SoWa Open Market is flooded with customers and browsers, but yesterday’s fantastic weather made a big impact on the size of the crowd in attendance at the market. I was able to get a chance to walk around outside at the start of the market around 11:00 AM, and the food truck lines were already swamped with customers. Boston residents and tourists came out with their families and pets, creating a wonderful, festive environment for all walks of life.

Mohr & McPherson has been looking for new jewelry consigners, and as I was perusing around the market I was allowed the pleasure of speaking with some potential candidates. I found that the level of talent at SoWa is unbeatable. Not only the jewelry designers of course, but clothing designers, painters, chefs, etc. Both young and old, new and experienced, every vendor at the market has something fresh, unique, and desirable to offer.

Each piece of work that is found at SoWa Open Market has its own distinct character, and many of the products offered for sale are eco-friendly. I stumbled upon a wonderful Maine based clothing company called Luksin Designs, made by hand completely from organic cotton. Bark Décor, another vendor at SoWa Open Market is a company that prides itself on creating earth friendly products that feature hand drawn designs on apparel, accessories, jewelry, and home décor.

I was astounded at the amount of color that was showcased at SoWa, particularly those used by painter Tracy Levesque. Levesque is a Massachusetts native, one that paints the most vibrant landscape, botanical, and portrait art I have ever seen. Her work can be found at many venues around the New England area. Color also attracted me to the farmers market where Mohr & McPherson gets their flower bouquets on Sundays.

Although I was drawn towards so many extraordinary products at the market, the only thing I was able to purchase was a chickpea fritter from Clover Food Truck. The Mohr & McPherson café was swarming with customers, so I decided to get outside and check out what the food truck business has to offer. I have not experienced a taste so fresh and delectable in a while, as Clover’s chickpea fritter was choc full of fresh vegetables, tahini dressing, hummus, and warm, crispy falafel. Props to Clover for maintaining a wonderful vegetarian and eco-friendly business, one that is not only nutritious, but incredibly delicious.

SoWa Open Market brought so many people to the beautiful South End of Boston yesterday, and Mohr & McPherson was happy to welcome them. We recently received a new container from Indonesia and it has brought us so many fabulous pieces. We were so excited to show them off to yesterday’s crowd. If you get the chance to experience SoWa Open Market next Sunday, make sure to come inside and check out our fashionable and practical new merchandize.

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A Beautiful Day at SoWa Open Market

Every Sunday SoWa Open Market is flooded with customers and browsers, but yesterday’s fantastic weather made a big impact on the size of the crowd in attendance at the market. I was able to get a chance to walk around outside at the start of the market around 11:00 AM, and the food truck lines were already swamped with customers. Boston residents and tourists came out with their families and pets, creating a wonderful, festive environment for all walks of life.

Mohr & McPherson has been looking for new jewelry consigners, and as I was perusing around the market I was allowed the pleasure of speaking with some potential candidates. I found that the level of talent at SoWa is unbeatable. Not only the jewelry designers of course, but clothing designers, painters, chefs, etc. Both young and old, new and experienced, every vendor at the market has something fresh, unique, and desirable to offer.

Each piece of work that is found at SoWa Open Market has its own distinct character, and many of the products offered for sale are eco-friendly. I stumbled upon a wonderful Maine based clothing company called Luksin Designs, made by hand completely from organic cotton. Bark Décor, another vendor at SoWa Open Market is a company that prides itself on creating earth friendly products that feature hand drawn designs on apparel, accessories, jewelry, and home décor.

I was astounded at the amount of color that was showcased at SoWa, particularly those used by painter Tracy Levesque. Levesque is a Massachusetts native, one that paints the most vibrant landscape, botanical, and portrait art I have ever seen. Her work can be found at many venues around the New England area. Color also attracted me to the farmers market where Mohr & McPherson gets their flower bouquets on Sundays.

Although I was drawn towards so many extraordinary products at the market, the only thing I was able to purchase was a chickpea fritter from Clover Food Truck. The Mohr & McPherson café was swarming with customers, so I decided to get outside and check out what the food truck business has to offer. I have not experienced a taste so fresh and delectable in a while, as Clover’s chickpea fritter was choc full of fresh vegetables, tahini dressing, hummus, and warm, crispy falafel. Props to Clover for maintaining a wonderful vegetarian and eco-friendly business, one that is not only nutritious, but incredibly delicious.

SoWa Open Market brought so many people to the beautiful South End of Boston yesterday, and Mohr & McPherson was happy to welcome them. We recently received a new container from Indonesia and it has brought us so many fabulous pieces. We were so excited to show them off to yesterday’s crowd. If you get the chance to experience SoWa Open Market next Sunday, make sure to come inside and check out our fashionable and practical new merchandize.

 

 

Martinis and Masterpieces 2012

Yesterday evening Mohr & McPherson kicked off the summer with Greater Boston Arts and Business Council’s ‘Martinis and Masterpieces,’ an event in support and celebration of Boston’s creative economy. With over 300 Boston residents, business owners, artists, and more in attendance, Mohr & McPherson boasted a stunning collection of local artwork up for a silent auction in the gallery across the way from our showroom. In conjunction with the artwork, gift packages were also auctioned off in the silent auction and Mohr & McPherson’s grandiose assortment of global furnishings were ready for purchase. Although the weather wasn’t what we had hoped for, the event ran extremely smoothly thanks to the atmosphere, hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, live music by Zumix Jazz Allstars, and wonderful company.

The event began with an art walk along Thayer Street, which included guided gallery tours of many of the galleries on Thayer Street and Harrison Avenue. The local gallery owners provided their best service, as they informed the event attendees of the wonders of our exquisite South End. Following the art walk, the employees of Mohr & McPherson and the members of Greater Boston Arts and Business Council invited the guests inside to see our one-of-a-kind showroom, have a cocktail and eat some delicious, local, gourmet food by Chef Anthony Ambrose. Braised chicken with tomato base served over cilantro couscous and creamy risotto with pulled pork topping were only two of the many incredible food offerings at ‘Martinis and Masterpieces.’ In the drink realm, a concoction of grapefruit and cranberry juices, club soda, vodka, and lime was the signature cocktail of the night. Food and spirits were also found in a covered outdoor area outside of our showroom. Guests were invited to explore both the inside and outside of the Mohr & McPherson property and the Thayer Street Galleries. While doing so, they were given the opportunity to learn more about the art market and community, while they enjoyed great service, ambiance, and hundreds of conversation pieces both in the showroom as well as in the auction gallery.

Soon after the evening festivities began, the Greater Boston Arts and Business Council put forth an award ceremony in the center of the Mohr & McPherson showroom. The ceremony recognized several contributors to the development of Boston’s South End and arts community. This event would not have been possible had it not been for renowned architect Mario Nicosia, owner of Boston’s GTI properties. Nicosia is responsible for renovating much of the South End, and making it the hip neighborhood that it is today. Last night he received an award for all of his wonderful work in restoring the SoWa neighborhood. Similarly, two other awards were given out for making a large contribution to the success of the Greater Boston Arts and Business Council. Our very own proprietor Kevin McPherson had the pleasure of presenting the awards to the humble awardees responsible for keeping Boston’s arts community alive.

Boston has the highest arts and cultural organizations per capita than any other metropolitan area in the country. Therefore, the work of Greater Boston Arts and Business Council is vital to sustaining and growing the arts sector of the economy. Thanks to ‘Martini’s and Masterpieces’ and many other events benefiting the Boston arts community, the Arts and Business Council keeps the Boston art community thriving. As we saw and heard last night during the award ceremony, “The mission of the Arts & Business Council is to strengthen a vibrant arts community by providing quality direct legal and business services and ongoing educational programs to the artists and cultural organizations within Massachusetts.” Many community art events could not function without the help of Greater Boston Arts and Business Council, and that is a thing to be celebrated as we did last night at ‘Martinis and Masterpieces’ right here in the Mohr & McPherson showroom.

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SoWa Open Market 2012 Begins!

SoWa Open Market occurs every Sunday in Boston’s South End, directly adjacent to the Mohr & McPherson showroom. The market made its 9th season debut on May 6th, bringing hundreds of new patrons to the South End. SoWa prides itself on being Boston’s original art and indie design market, one that provides a unique shopping experience for Boston residents and tourists. SoWa Open Market is a fantastic way to spend a Sunday afternoon as it offers a multitude of activities, most importantly browsing through the one of a kind art, jewelry, clothing, accessories, ceramics, and much more! In addition to the handcrafted materials for sale, a more recent supplement to the market is Boston’s growing food truck business. SoWa Open Market hosts a rotating group of food trucks every Sunday, those including Roxy’s Gourmet Grilled Cheese, Frozen Hoagies, BBQ Smith, LOBSTA LOVE, and Kickass Cupcakes. Grab a grilled cheese and an ice cream and browse through the amazing products that SoWa has to offer.

Along with the mouth-watering tastes that the food trucks bestow at SoWa, is the plethora of freshly and locally grown produce and specialty products hand picked from the New England area. The items sold at the farmer’s market not only contribute to local farmers; they contribute to helping develop more prosperous neighborhoods in the city of Boston. The Farmers Market offers local fresh produce, plants, baked goods, organic coffee, and specialty foods. From plump heirloom tomatoes to freshly baked cinnamon raisin bread, The SoWa Farmer’s market can supply everything you need for a perfect summer meal.

Every week SoWa puts forward something different, an experience worth making the trip in which you can meet the artists, farmers, designers, and chefs behind the beautiful work that is showcased in Boston’s South End. SoWa works to have a variety of products with little or no duplication, making the market inimitable, only SoWa’s chosen combination of items can be found at the Open Market! With the sun shining, a good group of people, a pet friendly atmosphere, all within a hip neighborhood, no Sunday activity in Boston can beat the SoWa experience. As Always, don’t forget to come check out the selection of global furnishings, art, rugs, and accessories in the Mohr & McPherson showroom!