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High-end landscape architecture
Posted Feb 16 at 3:08 PM in Happening by Sandy Giardi
The New England Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architectural & Art just released the winners of its Eighth Bulfinch Awards. The Bulfinch Awards recognize the achievements of professionals who are committed to excellence in the classical and allied arts within New England. This year, there were over 50 submissions for regional projects considered, with firms around the U.S. represented...
Custom conservatory
Posted Feb 15 at 2:53 PM in Inspiring by Sandy Giardi
This time of year, we’re all longing to see more of the sun. With that in mind, we're pleased to present some visual Vitamin D, and a look at resplendent conservatories and greenhouses. These sun-splashed structures are immediate mood-lifters and prized home features. They also celebrate the beauty of their natural surroundings while providing shelter from the cold.  Charles Hilton Architects A...
High-end window treatments with Hunter Douglas
Posted Feb 14 at 2:00 PM in Shopping by Sandy Giardi
Sheers or shadings? Motorized or manual? Roman shades or roller shades? Hardwood or vinyl shutters? The custom looks of Hunter Douglas, the industry leader in window coverings, are as close as your neighborhood design center.  Hunter Douglas Fabric Roller Shade in Terra Falls Wayland Home & Design and Debsan The Decorating Store in Natick specialize in Hunter Douglas products, as well as a...
Custom cabinetry
Posted Feb 13 at 4:19 PM in Inspiring by Sandy Giardi
Wet Bar Venegas and Company Typically, when you think built-in, you think wood. But Venegas and Company brings metal into the mix, shaking up a wet bar by combining painted walnut, polished stainless steel and antique nickel paint within its design. The effect is sleek and glamorous, particularly when paired with glass cabinetry, a hammered metal sink and smoky, patterned hard woods. Venegas...
Creating a French salon space
Posted Feb 12 at 2:26 PM in Inspiring by Sandy Giardi
In the hands of Wilson Kelsey Design, a bonus room at the top of the stairs became a Parisian-inspired salon for a writer and composer who needed an oasis of calm for her creative work rather than a chaotic, confining space. In order to give the artist the focus and serenity she craved, principal and interior designer Sally Wilson first addressed the floor plan. The new space needed to be “...
Lucite in the dining room
Posted Feb 8 at 3:29 PM in Trending by Sandy Giardi
Homeowners and interior designers are loving Lucite at the moment and weaving the transparent material into rooms of all types and styles. Lucite's look, according to the interior designers of LDa Architecture & Interiors, “is perfect for the mixing and matching trend we’ve been noticing.” LDa Architecture & Interiors; photo by Sean Litchfield The modern material itself is durable and...
high-end custom mudroom
Posted Feb 7 at 6:12 PM in Inspiring by Sandy Giardi
In New England, mudrooms are a necessity, especially this time of year. These hardy rooms, often with slate, stone or tile flooring, are a gateway between the indoors and out, a space where a little grit, salt and sand is OK and we can shed our snow-soaked coats, shoes or boots (any signs of the elements, really) without dirtying our main home. Kenneth Vona Construction Mudrooms have also taken...
Freestanding custom closet
Posted Feb 6 at 4:20 PM in Inspiring by Sandy Giardi
This time of year many of us feel compelled to get organized—and your wardrobe is a great place to start. IL Décor makes it easy (and fun!) to get your clothes and accessories in order with the Varius closet from Presotto Italy. Part of its new 2018 Floor Collection, the Varius allows everyone to have a sophisticated modern walk-in closet or wall unit, regardless of space and without altering the...
Boston Design Guide
Posted Feb 6 at 1:36 PM in Happening by Jen Harvey
Build with Confidence: Homeowners’ Workshop and Panel DiscussionMarch 8th | Save the Date! If you’re considering a building or renovation project, you won’t want to miss this!  A panel of the region’s top professionals in the homebuilding industry will come together at Roomscapes for a one-night, complimentary workshop.Moderated by Melanie Perillo, publisher of Boston Design Guide, this...
Posted Feb 6 at 12:52 PM in Sharing by Jen Harvey
New home listings in Concord and Carlisle by The Senkler Team, Coldwell Banker.  175 Monument Farm, Concord $3,985,000 Impeccable design and finishes. Gorgeous setting. Immersed in natural beauty, this magnificent French Country Estate is surrounded by 5 enchanting acres. 41 Lowell Road, Concord $1,950,000 This renovated and revitalized landmark home is a perfect blend of historic details...

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