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modern kitchen with white cabinets and an oversized island surrounded by stools
Posted May 26 at 8:15 AM in News by Marykate Forte
Longfellow Design Build expands its reach. With a ribbon cutting by the Sandwich Chamber of Commerce, Cape Cod architect and builder Longfellow Design Build recently opened a new office and design showroom on Rt. 6A in the Sandwich historic district. "We've seen a significant increase in business in the area," said Mark Bogosian, Longfellow Design Build's owner. "Our clients often meet with...
Bedroom with ceiling wallpaper based on a Moroccan tile roof
Posted May 18 at 5:11 PM in Tips & Trends by Marykate Forte
Wallpaper can make a wow-statement when its used on the ceiling.Check out how these wallpapered ceilings add another design dimension to enjoy. Donna Elle This delicate blue and white Schumacher wallpaper features a wavy trellis pattern and botanical motifs adding warmth and light, creating a cohesive space that dazzles when illuminated by the chandelier. Designer: Donna Elle, donnaelle....
Butler's pantry converted from a bank vault with tin ceilings and white cabinets
Posted May 14 at 8:11 AM in Inspiring Projects by Marykate Forte
A renovation transforms this space from business to pleasure.  Warm metals, tin ceiling tiles, and a mirrored backsplash transformed this bank vault into a jewel box. Previously an old bank, the building was renovated into a house and the homeowners wanted to live with some of its original detailing. They contracted Timothy Costello, owner of Costello Fine Homes and Bill Barr, an interior...
Custom home with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the water
Posted May 12 at 9:01 AM in News by Marykate Forte
ZEN Associates blends nature into their unique designs. ZEN Associates provides contemporary landscape architecture, interior design, and construction services. The firm was founded on modern Japanese design principles which include the use of clean lines, architectural detail and an appreciation of the connection between our interior spaces and our natural environment. “Understanding the...
Clarke showroom kitchen with big island in the center set up for 3 diners
Posted May 5 at 8:54 AM in News by Kelly McCoy
Clarke marks 30 years of changing New England kitchens. Clarke, New England’s Official Sub-Zero, Wolf & Cove Showroom and Test Kitchen, has revolutionized the way architects, designers and homeowners think about kitchens and appliances for three decades. April marked Clarke’s 30th Anniversary in business. In 1991, Tom Clarke leveraged his extensive knowledge of cabinetry and close...
River Shops show room
Posted May 1 at 12:42 PM in News by Marykate Forte
As the Cape and Southcoast’s largest library showcasing thousands of fabrics, wallpapers, rugs, and a showroom of custom furniture, The River Shops Design Studio in Mattapoisett is now available to the public as a resource for enhancing the design experience. New owner Nicole Klein saw the opportunity to expand Surroundings, the full-service interior design and lifestyle boutique that has been in...
Pink L'atelier stove in bright white kitchen
Posted Apr 7 at 4:16 PM in Tips & Trends by Jaci Conry
L’Atelier Paris launches a line of custom ranges in bright new hues, just in time for Spring. L’Atelier Paris Haute Design, the luxury bespoke creator of made-to-measure ranges and kitchens has unveiled its exclusive 2021 Color Collection. The line features 15 colorways inspired by hope and joy. Think of the delight you’d feel with a kitchen highlighted by these pale blues and greens, bold purple...
Remodeled master bath with White marble and unlacquered brass fixtures
Posted Apr 2 at 7:32 AM in Inspiring Projects by Marykate Forte
A contemporary bathroom that nods to the past. White marble and unlacquered brass fixtures accompany modern-day conveniences in this master bathroom built by McCormack Builders. The clients wanted to create a contemporary shower space for the master suite that appears older than it is. The original home was built in the 1700s and the bathroom was part of a larger renovation that embodies the old...
Renovated Cape Cod home front view
Posted Apr 1 at 10:52 AM in Inspiring Projects by Marykate Forte
A Cape Cod home gets a fresh new vibe and space for the whole family.   To accommodate their ever-growing family, which includes grandchildren, the homeowners felt it was time to update their summer cottage and expand the kitchen and living room. “We tried to use the exposed beams and elements of what was already there,” says Jennifer Birnstiel, principal of ArchiPlicity, an architectural design...
Entry way of home with smart home system technology
Posted Mar 23 at 1:39 PM in Tips & Trends by Marykate Forte
Say Hello to Boston’s Boutique Private Risk Advisory Firm. Insurance for today’s highly successful families—those with multiple homes, valuable collections, domestic employees, and extravagant hobbies—is very much a unique discipline. But unlike the way in which people shop for financial advice, the vetting of home and auto insurance companies usually amounts to calling the nearest Main Street...

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