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Professionals' top choices for grills
Posted Jun 15 at 9:11 AM in Tips & Trends by Sandy Giardi
In honor of Father’s Day weekend, we’re firing up the barbie and getting ready for tasty outdoor eats. Since grilling officially becomes the cooking method of choice from this point forward, we asked Boston appliance professionals for their greatest grill picks. A side benefit? For any of you who have yet to purchase a gift for dear ol’ Dad, these grills and outdoor kitchen features make the...
Backyard for wedding
Posted Jun 14 at 11:18 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
In our eyes, a backyard has reached landscape perfection when it is easy to envision friends and families gathering on its special yet familiar terrain to celebrate a happy couple as they utter their “I dos.” To be worthy of “The Big Day,” and certainly one of a family’s most memorable moments, a landscape should be a union of gardens, design and site, and maybe a little poetry and promise. The...
Newport Secret Garden Tour
Posted Jun 11 at 12:00 PM in Events by Caroline MacKeen
  Let Newport’s stunning landscaping inspire you June 15-17th by enjoying a self-guided walking tour of the city’s most impressive private gardens. The annual Secret Garden Tour invites you to explore these edenic spaces and experience firsthand the reason why Conde Nast Traveler Magazine named Newport “one of the best walking cities in the U.S.” Beginning near the causeway to Goat Island, the...
Storefront of Appleton Antiques
Posted Jun 8 at 1:38 PM in Events by Kathleen Parente
For 40 years, Appleton Antique Lighting has sold and restored the finest in antique lighting fixtures. In 1978, Loukas and Jane Deimezis opened their first shop, Appleton Antiques, on Appleton street in the South End of Boston. As collectors, they had an appreciation for the original state of period objects and sought to bring them back to that condition. Light soon captured the Deimezis’...
7 Tide Continuing Education Event
Posted Jun 8 at 12:59 PM in Events by Caroline MacKeen
Join 7 Tide in the Boston Seaport on Thursday, June 14th alongside New England’s premier architects and designers for an afternoon of good food, great spirits and outstanding conversation while earning four CEU (Continuing Education Units) credits. This month’s “Learn & Lounge” event includes classes on topics ranging from quality color accuracy in LEDs to the shifting demographics of...
Cape Cod Cottage-Style Kitchen Makeover
Posted May 28 at 1:07 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
Cape Associates, Inc.'s renovation of a 1955 Cape Cod cottage, which hadn’t seen an update since the ’70s, nabbed a Silver 2017 Prism Award, and the kitchen was the heart of the transformation. As the property belongs to innkeepers, the reimagined space has a palpable conviviality that lends itself to entertaining and hospitality. Being on the Cape, it also has a casual, beachy feel. To achieve...
High-end Boston landscape architecture
Posted May 25 at 4:17 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
In this time of hidden garden tours—Beacon Hill’s has come and gone, Newport’s Secret Garden Tours are just a few weeks away and Nantucket’s Garden Festival blooms in July—we, too, are taking a look at inspired urban edens. Choosing the city life doesn’t mean you have to forgo green space, it just means that you have to make much of little and/or use the space you do have—beautifully. Here’s a...
High-end pool designs
Posted May 24 at 1:04 PM in Lifestyle by Sandy Giardi
It’s Memorial Day weekend, which, to us, means two things. A) Summer has (unofficially) begun! and B) the pool is open! Plus, with temps hitting upwards of 80 degrees this weekend, there’s all the more reason to head poolside. We showcase 10 pool designs that make quite a splash! Come on in, the water’s nice! Architecture: Patrick Ahearn Architect; construction by Colonial Reproductions, Inc....
Take a Stand for Sustainability event
Posted May 23 at 4:14 PM in Events by Alyssa Chamberlain
Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams’ classic modern home furnishings store in Natick, Massachusetts, held Take a Stand for Sustainability, a thought-provoking panel on May 17, 2018. At the event, presented by The International Furnishings & Design Association of New England, the panelists shared their expertise and discussed how new technologies, fabrics and other home furnishings can be more...
High-end Boston architecture
Posted May 22 at 9:52 AM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
And you thought you had to decide.... A trio of wildly interesting homes combines historical architecture with modern-day add-ons, weaving a tale of two styles. This is virtuosic work by some of Boston’s finest architects and builders, not to mention completely out-of-the-box thinking. Take a look… When Adolfo Perez Architect was commissioned with designing a contemporary, one-story addition to a...

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