January 18,2023

2010 AD100: William Hodgins

by David Stewart

Thirty-seven years and some 200 houses after relinquishing his position at the office of Sister Parish and Albert Hadley in New York and relocating to Boston to launch his own interior design firm, William Hodgins is moving full speed ahead. In Boston, he is designing interiors for an apartment in the Ritz-Carlton hotel and one in the Mandarin Oriental and for multiple houses; in Hobe Sound, Florida, a guesthouse is in progress; meanwhile, closer to home, a Nantucket house is receiving Hodgins’s attention.

The award-winning interior designer works exclusively in residential design. Where he goes for research and to find inspiration, however, is less restrictive. Recently there was a trip to London, where he consulted with antiques dealers and various craftspeople before going on to the Biennale des Antiquaires in Paris. Egypt, Morocco and Saudi Arabia followed, and all the while he was “looking, looking, looking,” he says, and “sometimes making thumbnail sketches along the way.” Hodgins, who oversees a staff of seven, is known for creating rooms in a wide range of looks, experienced as he is in any number of styles; however, most of his clients come to him for his characteristically light and airy classicism. “Being a signature stylist is important for some designers. Their clients seek them out for that specific look,” he concedes. “We pride ourselves on versatility, as requested by our clients.”

William Hodgins


  • David Stewart
  • January 18,2023

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