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BDG Thank-You Party
Posted Oct 20 at 9:38 AM in Events by Sandy Giardi
Thanks to the many friends and professionals who came out in droves to our event at Empire last Wednesday night to celebrate the arrival of BDG’s 22nd edition. The night was a resounding success because of you! We so enjoyed visiting with you, making introductions and toasting your achievements. We love connecting old friends to the many new faces—talents all! Pictured above left to right: Eric...
Busts in interior design
Posted Oct 19 at 10:26 AM in Tips & Trends by Sandy Giardi
Athena, Poseidon. Aphrodite. We wouldn’t dare say that the antiquities are trending right now, but we can say with certainty that we've seen a reemergence of classical busts in home décor. After all, why should museums have all the fun? Traditional, transitional and eclectic interior designs can all benefit from a little Greco-Roman flair. When done well, busts as home accents are beautiful,...
Contemporary makeover for an artist's loft
Posted Oct 15 at 9:00 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
Adams + Beasley Associates (ABA) got creative when reimagining the kitchen of an artist’s loft, which, formerly, had been dark and ill designed. They sent the compact footprint soaring by opening up the space, adding flexibility and giving it a spirit to match the client’s artistic sensibilities. ABA’s solution was to integrate a low, heavy soffit into the wall plane by using plaster “ribbons”...
How to throw a great fall outdoor party
Posted Oct 12 at 11:25 PM in Tips & Trends by Sandy Giardi
It's Friday, and we feel like raising the barn, er, we mean, the roof! In this spirit, we share five easy entertaining tips for hosting a festive fall barn party. #1) Set the Stage Setting is key for a great autumn event, and the more rustic the better. Barns and carriage houses make for warm and wonderful settings and have a cozy, buttoned-down flannel appeal. Use mason jars for centerpieces,...
Boston International Fine Art Show
Posted Oct 11 at 9:15 PM in Events by Sandy Giardi
Calling all culture seekers! The 22nd edition of the annual Boston International Fine Art Show, one of autumn’s most anticipated events, and the only one of its kind here in New England, will soon be upon us. This premier exhibition and sale brings the work of Old Masters, and historic, modern and contemporary talents, as well as fine jewelry, porcelain sculpture and Oriental rugs, to The...
Contemporary coastal home in Manchester-by-the-Sea
Posted Oct 9 at 3:57 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
“Everyone likes modern cars and modern fashion, why not modern architecture?” muses Adolfo Perez, principal of Adolfo Perez Architect, who is known throughout New England for his contemporary constructs. “To say you don’t like modern architecture just doesn’t make sense to me as an aesthetic choice.” Many of the style’s hallmarks—an inherent relationship to site, a mindfulness for materials, a...
Jeff Soderbergh reclaimed sculpture at 7 Tide
Posted Oct 3 at 10:40 AM in Shopping by Sandy Giardi
Jeff Soderbergh's sculpture for Kohler captivates at 7 Tide When sustainable artist Jeff Soderbergh, of Jeff Soderbergh Custom Sustainable Furnishings, was approached by Jamie Reardon, owner of Supply New England, to provide a dramatic ceiling element for their flagship showroom project with Kohler on the waterfront, he urged them to consider “what they wanted in their hearts.” Once he saw the...
Contemporary Architecture, inside and out
Posted Sep 28 at 5:14 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
Clean lines. Pleasing geometry. A close connection to nature. The best modern homes have a refreshing, stripped-down bearing that compels the residents to simply be. There is no fuss, just form, simply the essence of a design—which is a credit to both the architect and builder. We take a look at five inspired properties that master that modern sensibility—inside and out. North Pamet Ridge House...
Fall Fashion in the Home
Posted Sep 27 at 11:41 AM in Lifestyle by Sandy Giardi
Here at BDG, we love fashion. And, we love seeing the interplay between the fashion industry’s hottest new collections and the home styles of interior design professionals. The two fields aren’t far removed when you think about it. Both are always evolving and prize beauty and line, and texture, fabric and feel. They are also highly personal. The difference is the medium; while fashion designers...
Ask the Expert day at Clarke
Posted Sep 25 at 2:52 PM in Events by Sandy Giardi
If you’re thinking of designing a luxury kitchen, you likely have questions. And, happily, the kitchen experts at Clarke, New England’s Official Sub-Zero/Wolf/Cover Showroom and Test Kitchen, have answers. Sure, you may not know your knee from your Neolith, or that induction cooktops are red-hot right now, but you will after spending the day (or a few hours) at Clarke’s Ask the Experts drop-in...

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