About Counterpane Interiors:
Who we are:
Counterpane Interiors is a small, insured residential design and decor firm in Massachusetts. We were founded by accredited interior designer, Allyson Forrister in 2011.
What we do:
We specialize in universal design home modification for people who wish to age in place and for people who want to adapt their homes to accommodate physical disabilities. In addition, we also do home remodeling, renovation and decor projects for clients of all abilities.
Why we do it:
We believe that at it’s core, the practice of Interior Design is meant to protect the health, safety and well-being of the inhabitants of interior spaces. No one should feel challenged at home due to age or physical impairment. Home is meant to be our sanctuary, not our prison and we help our clients adapt their home to match their lifestyle.
What does “Counterpane” mean?
“Counterpane” is not a mash-up of kitchen work surfaces and window parts but an old term used for bedspreads. The founder of Counterpane Interiors, Allyson Forrister, grew up in a Massachusetts mill town where counterpane was one of the products produced during the industrial revolution. It is also the name of a brook –once used to service the mills– that babbles through the neighborhood where she grew up.