The New England design community is saddened by the news of the death of New England Hall of Fame designer Lee Bierly this week, after a lengthy battle with cancer.
Lee Bierly (standing) and Christopher Drake
Mr. Bierly was a big bear of a man who managed to create, along with his husband and business partner Christopher Drake, subtle interiors that were both elegant and comfortable.
(source unknown) - Seriously beautiful
I wrote about a chance encounter I had with Mr. Bierly when I met him briefly the night he was inducted into the New England Design Hall of Fame.
Courtesy of Traditional Home magazine.
Photographs by Robert Brantley. Produced by Estelle Bond Guralnick
Image of Mr. Bierly and Mr. Drake's house courtesy of New England Home Magazine.
Photography by Michael Partenio. Styling by Stacy Kunstel. Read the entire story by Erin Marvin here.
Active in the community, Mr. Bierly was a trustee emeritus of Boston's Citi Performing Arts Center and a past overseer of the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston.
Photograph by Robert Brantley, via Traditional Home
"...sometimes I feel like a character out of one of John Irving's novels; hurdling from one adventure to another—bear, unicycle, and all," ~ Lee Bierly, via Home Portfolio
My thoughts and condolences go out to the Bierly-Drake families at this difficult time. May the love of friends and fans bring you peace and comfort.
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