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IFDA New England 2022 (x2 images).
Posted Jul 1 at 10:50 AM in Blog by Admin
This summer the New England Chapter of the International Furnishing and Design Association (IFDA) is undertaking a pro bono project to make improvements for the ABC Wellesley dormitory, home to a very special group of academically talented young women of color who live there while attending Wellesley High School. “Community service is a core value of IFDA, and we bring our creative skill set to...
Donna Elle Living Room 2022 Cape
Posted Jun 24 at 5:17 PM in Blog by Admin
Meet Donna Elle of Donna Elle Design, an award-winning firm based in Nantucket. Elle has described her style as “designer clothes with bare feet,” and we couldn’t agree more. The essence of her aesthetic is that of a luxe vacation: soft, relaxed and playful, with an unexpected polish. Elle’s design is a far cry from the more literal “coastal style” of the past (no kitschy seahorse patterns or ‘...
Clarke - Julie Lyons of The Design Studio, "Great River Rock".
Posted Jun 20 at 2:07 PM in Blog by Admin
Designing an extraordinary kitchen in the heart of the home begins with choosing the right design style. Whether contemporary, transitional, or traditional style, the ideal kitchen blends functionality and aesthetics to fit the homeowner’s lifestyle and the overall theme of the home.  Top kitchen designers demonstrated creative ways to integrate different design styles at Clarke, New England’s...
PSD Nantucket Firepit Exterior. Photo: Brian Vanden Brink.
Posted Jun 14 at 12:19 PM in by Admin
Tucked away down a small and winding side road, a once heavily wooded site with an existing family home is transformed into a unique family property with a new house, guest house, and outdoor living spaces that harmoniously coexists with the rustic and coastal Nantucket Island surroundings. The result is a comfortable haven with a seamless flow between the indoor and outdoor living spaces, custom...
ERTA-MJ Nardone East Orleans Kitchen. Photo: Dan Cutrona.
Posted Jun 14 at 11:21 AM in by Admin
On a two-acre property just off Main Street in East Orleans, not far from Nauset Beach, sits a stunning, multigenerational family vacation home. The stately, cedar-clad gambrel was designed by Architect Erik Tolley, principal of ERT Architects, in the stead of an older home that was in disrepair.  While homes designed by ERT Architects often incorporate distinctive signature elements, they don’t...
Digs Design Mudge Chatham Kitchen. Photo: Greg Premru
Posted Jun 13 at 4:02 PM in by Admin
  When the owners of this Chatham home saw a neighbor’s place down the street, they wasted no time asking for the name of their designer, hoping for a similar look. The designer, however, told them that each client gets a unique design. “We are mindful that each project takes on its own unique design elements respecting the client’s lifestyle,” says Jocelyn Chiappone, owner of Digs Design Company...
Archwright-LDa Edgehill Cape Cod Kitchen. Photo: Greg Premru
Posted Jun 13 at 2:39 PM in by Admin
In the historic district of a quaint village on Cape Cod, is an unmissable shingled cape on a corner lot. This timeless architectural gem was the result of collaboration between the homeowners, designers and the building teams. Together with the owners, LDa Architecture and Interiors and ARCHWRIGHT Fine Home Builders reimagined a tired cape as an expansive, sun-drenched stunner, which now serves...
Boston Interior Design
Posted May 2 at 9:37 AM in by Admin
We sat down with Barbara Elza Hirsch of Elza B. Designs to discussher style, her inspiration, and how she is breaking the rules of modern eclectic. “I’m not afraid of color,” says Barbara Elza Hirsch, owner and principal designer of Elza B. Design. Refusing to be defined by one single style, Hirsch designs spaces that reflect her eclectic and whimsical taste, drawing inspiration from nature and...
Waterfront home
Posted Apr 20 at 10:30 AM in by Admin
Landscape Creations helps realize a couple’s dream retreat on the water fit formultiple generations and optimally designed for outdoor living in a New England summer. New England is famous for its cold winters, but a little-known fact about the Northeast is that its summers can be equally balmy, breezy, and perfect for outdoor living on the water. How can new homeowners transform their homes to...
outdoor firepit
Posted Apr 19 at 10:03 AM in Blog by Admin
String lights and an enclosing wall create an intimate outdoor space in this firepit from The MacDowell Company perfect for cozy fireside chats.  Outdoor firepits are a New England staple, but how do you choose one with theright features, materials, and design for your backyard? Have you ever looked at your backyard and wished you could capture that beautiful sense of tranquility, warmth, and...

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