We are a Boston based boutique design firm that provides our clients with thoughtful, beautiful and culturally relevant interior design solutions. Our approach to every project is customized, as no one client is the same or has the same needs and aspirations. We listen and ask questions that help us identify the key areas that impact your experience, whether it be a restaurant, workplace or your home. Due to our flexible approach we work with several of our clients repeatedly. Research and ideation is a key part of our process to be thoroughly well versed with project type.
Our design solutions can be housed within traditional historic spaces or bright modern spaces. This approach enables us to create timeless spaces that reflect your personality/company goals or helps you formulate an aesthetic that you/your company can identify with.
We are experienced in providing designs, drawings and project management services on residential and commercial jobs. On residential projects we can provide drawings necessary for permitting and construction. On commercial projects we offer a full range of services from design to drawings necessary for construction and work in collaboration with several local Architects and Engineers. Our experience enables us to keep projects on budget and within the stipulated timelines. Our most successful projects are the ones where the client is committed to the process and our vision. Trust plays an important role in our work and we take that responsibility very seriously.
Sashya Thind Fernandes (Design Principal) is trained as a Designer with work experience globally (Europe, Asia, North America). Her goal is to create a visual story throughout the space that speaks to the end user. With her background in Design she is able to visualize potential spatial interactions, impact of light and tactile experiences within surfaces and textures. Her interest in experience design and anthropology help define the context and outcome of each project. Attention to timelines, quality control, detail and budgets are key components of every project. Her past experience with various design firms in the US include working on custom residential homes around Boston and some commercial works: Entertainment Cruises Dinner Boats in NY, Baltimore and Boston, City Table Restaurant at the Lenox Hotel, Liquid Art House, Georgetown University Dining Halls, Suffolk University Art + Design School, FreeCause and White Rhino Office Spaces to name a few.
Abigail (Abby) Woodman (Designer + Job Captain) holds a Masters degree in Interior Architecture + Design from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA. Before studying design, Abby received her Bachelors in Natural Science from St. Anselm College in Manchester, NH. Abby's varied interests give her a keen eye for detail and process within and around each design. As a New England native, she quickly relates to locals and their desire for high function of spaces, but is able to bring high-design elements that seamlessly integrate into, but also elevate the overall project. Abby has a background not only in residential, but also commercial, office and multi-family projects.
Harly Hutker (Designer) Joined the ID8 team in 2017. She received her BS in Architecture and a minor in Information and Graphic Design from Northeastern University in 2016, and studied architecture and photography in Florence, Havana and Berlin. Having previously worked on urban design projects at HKS in New York City and at Utile in Boston, Harly worked on residential homes and interiors at Hutker Architects. Harly is interested in small scale design, using her background in graphics, interiors and architecture to inform a space’s tone, texture, volume and character.