Kerri Anastas, Designer for Babel's in Norwood, MA

Kerri Anastas

Previously recognized as one of Boston's "Women to Watch In Business", Kerri has been an active participant in the Design Industry since 1993. The Boston market has taught her a lot about overcoming the many decorating challenges that an older city can present. Bringing a place back to life inspires Kerri's work.

A graduate of Framingham State University, Kerri focused her studies in Fashion and Textiles with a BS in Merchandising. Before joining Babel's, Kerri led teams for Domain Home Fashions, Custom Design by Fabric Place, Frette and Restoration Hardware.

Kerri Anastas, Decorating
(In-Home)
Based in Norwood

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Screenshots of NECN News Video

Favorite Project - Show House

The Junior League of Boston arranged the transformation of the 19th Century Nathaniel Allen House, in West Newton, Massachusetts for their annual Show House in 2016. The restoration of the Grand Foyer was designed and installed by Babel's team under the leadership of Kerri Anastas. Click here to see the video of the NECN interview online that opens with Kerri showing the foyer to the interviewer.

 

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Details Close-up - Show House

From the shimmering chandelier overhead, to the decorative designs on the walls, Kerri brought a "Wow!" factor to the Grand Foyer, and set the tone for the entire house. She's proud to have brought back the personality and time period of the home.

The historic house was once a stop on the Underground Railroad and now will be used by the Newton Cultural Alliance.

 

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Advice for Homeowners

I love creating spaces through contemporary influences, while retaining historic character. My passion is hunting for the perfect inspiration piece and adding a flare of modern style to it.

There are no rules or standards to finding the right look in your home. It should reflect your personal style, and the way to achieve that is through using what you love. The goal is to make you happy and comfortable. A home should be a retreat, and if decorated right it will always be a place that you can't wait to come home to.

 

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More About Kerri Anastas

Sources of design inspiration: Color, fashion, architecture, and antiques with historical purpose.

Favorite style: Industrial Vintage/Rustic

Favorite restaurant: The Old Mill, Westminster, MA

Favorite hobbies and interests: Gardening, cooking, running, reading, athletic coaching, networking, motivational speaking ... doing anything and everything with my girls!

Industry recognition: Recipient of over 20 client service awards and Leadership Excellence recognition, Kerri has also been actively involved through the years with many organizations, including:

Back Bay Association

Newbury Street League

Junior League of Boston

Mentors in Design

American Society of Interior Designers (ASID)

International Furnishings and Design Association (IFDA)

 

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