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Custom home along the water
Posted Dec 14 at 3:00 PM in Inspiring Projects by Admin
Architect D. Michael Collins creates a captivating seaside home in Chatham By Lori Ferguson The initial project meeting for Seapine began around a tray laden with sticks, seagrass, sand and stone. “The homeowners looked at me and said, ‘This is what we want for the palette of the house,’” recalls architect Mike Collins D. Michael Collins Architects, a boutique architecture firm based in Natick,...
Holiday place setting with greenery and roses
Posted Dec 11 at 3:40 PM in Tips & Trends by Jaci Conry
Interior designer and owner of luxury showroom M-Geough, Eric Haydel uses native New England elements to anchor his holiday décor.  There are countless benefits of living in New England during the holiday season. At the top of the list, according to designer Eric Haydel, is the opportunity to incorporate live, locally sourced greenery into festive arrangements. For much of his own seasonal décor...
Bespoke Design Kitchen Banquette by Heather Vaughan Interior Design
Posted Dec 4 at 12:01 PM in Inspiring Projects by Andrea Mingels
Heather Vaughan Interior Design’s ability to envision and craft one-of-a-kind pieces is bespoke design. Principal Heather Vaughan works synergistically to create detailed design solutions that involve the custom creation of fabric, furniture or built-ins using finishes or colors that are suited to the client’s home. Vaughan creates personalized pieces that are current, unique and timeless. She...
Custom kitchen
Posted Nov 27 at 1:48 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
The success of a warm and welcoming new construction in a desirable Boston suburb was, in large part, due to the fact that the residents and Soderholm Custom Builders had been here before. Owners Sam and Ken Soderholm had previously constructed two homes for this young family; they’ve watched the homeowners’ children grow, and their needs and lifestyle subtly shift with the years. So, when the...
The showroom at Boston Billiard Emporium
Posted Nov 24 at 9:27 AM in Shopping by Sandy Giardi
Walking in to Boston Billiard Emporium is like stepping back in time. Inside the Somerville showroom, which has been in business since 1972, is a far-reaching lair comprised of antique and used tables, reproductions, new billiard tables and accessories.  Owner Stephen Kelly is doing his part to keep the lost art alive. He started working for Boston Billiard Emporium in high school in 1975, when...
A specially adapted smart home, through the R.I.S.E. program at the Gary Sinise Foundation
Posted Nov 23 at 1:52 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
A wounded hero and his family have a new home, courtesy of the Gary Sinise Foundation. This specially adapted smart home is the first of its kind in New England and among a growing number of custom new residences built for severely wounded service members who have sacrificed for our country. Through its R.I.S.E. (Restoring Independence Supporting Empowerment) program, the Gary Sinise Foundation...
Luxury Range and Oven by L'Atelier Paris
Posted Nov 20 at 8:29 PM in Tips & Trends by Sandy Giardi
Just as all home chefs are not created equal, neither are the ovens we use. And with Thanksgiving upon us, naturally, talk has turned to turkey (and stuffing, and potatoes, cranberries, etc.). To celebrate this cooking-centric holiday, we reached out to three kitchen experts to see what oven is tops in their minds and why. The following luxury-brand ovens are so precise and well designed that...
living area with views of the harbor
Posted Nov 18 at 12:36 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
At the outset of a renovation in Boston’s iconic Rowes Wharf building, after the homeowners announced their objectives, the residents, the team at FBN Construction, and architects David Foley and Paul Fiore of Foley Fiore Architecture formed a huddle, extending their arms in the middle, football style. Just after the shout, “One, two, three, break!” and the release of hands came “the touchdown,”...
Outdoor porch with TV, fireplace and heaters by Land Design Associates
Posted Nov 16 at 12:06 PM in Lifestyle by Sandy Giardi
Outdoor heaters are helping to take the shoulder season to extremes, and, thankfully, extending opportunities for gathering outdoors. But being outside doesn’t have to leave you and your family cold. BDG recently polled our Instagram followers for their favorite among these five heated outdoor spaces. Land Design Associates’ inviting outdoor pavilion (pictured above) won the popular vote. Where...
Custom pool and spa
Posted Nov 13 at 2:43 PM in Lifestyle by Sandy Giardi
Ten days before a scheduled trip to Hawaii for a spring vacation, an athletic young family moved in to a custom new dream house surrounded by woodland. Just as the residence began to feel like home, the COVID-19 crisis struck, trip plans were cancelled, and the family, like those everywhere, was suddenly housebound. The build was fortuitous, as the all-American Colonial Revival—designed by...

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