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custom-designed built-in full-size bunk beds
Posted Mar 19 at 5:34 PM in Inspiring Projects by Marykate Forte
Laplante Construction delivers a range of custom designs. Coffered ceilings, nickel gap shiplap accent walls, and intricate moldings are custom details Laplante Construction, a luxury home builder based in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts, knows well. From intricate traditional styles to sleek and simple designs, Laplante creates a wide range of custom details and is now serving Cape Cod with a...
Magma Design Group at Ron Burton Training Village with a group of kids sitting at a waterfall
Posted Mar 18 at 8:40 AM in News by Marykate Forte
Magma Design Group joins forces with Ron Burton Training Village to inspire kids to create. Samantha and Neil Best, owners of Magma Design Group, a landscape architecture and construction firm, craved something beyond satisfying their clients. Their desire to give back and do more for the greater good was fulfilled by the non-profit Ron Burton Training Village (RBTV), an organization located in...
Newton Kitchens & Design showroom
Posted Mar 15 at 2:10 PM in Shopping by Marykate Forte
Newton Kitchens & Design uses unconventional materials to create wow-factor. Ostrich, cowhide, leather, and metal are just a few of the exotic materials co-owner and designer of Newton Kitchens & Design, Pierre Matta, incorporates in his work. Matta and his wife Tricia, along with their small team, combine luxury with functionality to create handcrafted cabinetry and furniture...
Custom Cape Cod home renovation by Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects Builders
Posted Mar 2 at 4:34 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects Builders renovates an iconic Cape Cod residence for a second time. An iconic, idyllic Cape Cod residence, long known as Riptide, has been reimagined by Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects Builders (PSD) for its newest owners. After eyeing the property for years, and following the work of PSD, they found themselves in the fortunate position of making Riptide their...
Modern coastal kitchen by Divine Design Center
Posted Feb 23 at 2:53 PM in Inspiring Projects by Marykate Forte
A Jamestown kitchen overlooking Narragansett Bay embodies originality. With its majestic ocean views, it was important that the elements of this kitchen in Jamestown, Rhode Island didn’t detract from the outdoor perspective. Equally important, according to Samantha DeMarco, the senior designer at Divine Design Center who was contracted by the homeowners to execute the first floor redesign, was...
Net Zero Home by Paul Weber Architecture
Posted Feb 19 at 12:21 PM in Inspiring Projects by Jaci Conry
A family relies on their experience living aboard boats to build a home of maximum efficiency. It’s no small accomplishment for a family of five to reside on a sailboat. “We figured if we could manage on a boat, we could certainly manage to live in a relatively small house,” says Chris Museler, who set about designing a sustainable home in Jamestown, Rhode Island with the help of architect Paul...
Family room with floor to ceiling windows
Posted Feb 18 at 8:42 AM in News by Marykate Forte
Thermal steel windows embody elegance and the latest technology. Arcadia Custom thermal steel windows combine style, strength, and performance, offering the most precise, energy-efficient steel windows on the market. Utilizing modern materials and state-of-the-art computerized machinery, Arcadia Custom creates a minimalist aesthetic with a powerful architectural appeal. Clean sleek lines make...
Family and Craft room makeover
Posted Feb 17 at 8:52 AM in Inspiring Projects by Marykate Forte
Transforming a Sudbury family and craft room. With aqua, pale blue, green, yellow, and brown tones, the elements of this Sudbury family and craft room are colorful and bright. Interior designer Barbara Elza Hirsch, who runs her own company, Elza B. Design, was contracted by the homeowners to execute the room’s design, creating a flex space with an inviting appeal. The homeowners have twin...
Fat Tuesday Interior Decor by Eric Haydel Design
Posted Feb 16 at 3:18 PM in Events by Marykate Forte
Eric Haydel celebrates Mardi Gras with a magnificent feast. Cotton candy cocktails, colorful beads, and glittery decorations bring Mardi Gras to Eric Haydel’s dining room table. Owner of Eric Haydel Design, Haydel says Mardi Gras is his favorite holiday. Growing up in southern Louisiana in Thibodaux, just outside New Orleans, celebrating Mardi Gras is a family tradition he has enjoyed his whole...
Custom light fixture
Posted Feb 14 at 4:31 PM in Tips & Trends by Kelly McCoy
Fixtures that illuminate and captivate. Lighting is a dynamic design element that can enhance every space in your home. The selection and positioning of lighting can dramatically change the way you, your family, and guests feel in each room. At a time when health and wellness is top of mind, selecting a new lighting fixture has the power to transform a space. While contemporary-industrial...

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