Expanding Beyond the Traditional
Once a trade-only destination for decorators and designers, Boston Design Center at the Innovation and Design Building (IDB) is a progressive all-inclusive design resource. Now open to the public, our 70+ showrooms offer a plethora of design options ranging from the whimsical to the minimalist, from accent tables to woven fabrics. Our coveted Designers on Call are your personal shoppers for luxury home furnishings who will gladly guide you through the process of creating your ideal space.
Several improvements to the building itself are currently underway. Over the next year, Boston Design Center will develop even more options for making your design dreams a reality. The first floor of BDC will shift to face Drydock Avenue and the IDB’s pedestrian promenade, a welcomed upgrade to further integrate the BDC into the overall community. In addition to the creatively used shipping container amenities introduced in 2015, food and retail offerings will become an integral part of our growing design community. The first example of this shift is Ann Sacks, located at 21 Drydock Avenue. This purveyor of beautiful tile and stone is now open to retail and the trade. Construction of an expanded Waterworks showroom is also currently underway. Stay tuned for the unveiling of their exciting makeover.
As for the Design Center’s look, there will be a brand new modern entrance at 17 Drydock Avenue. Taking inspiration from existing shipping container entrances at 19-25 Drydock, an elegant trellis entrance will welcome visitors onto the promenade. Thirty parking spaces near this new entrance will be allocated to visitor parking. Those staying for the day to shop BDC are welcome to use the existing parking lot across from the courtyard.
As the home of interior design in Boston for over 30 years, we are committed to building upon our legacy as an industry leader. Thank you for your curiosity and we look forward to you visiting us as the Center continues to evolve.