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How to throw a great fall outdoor party
Posted Oct 12 at 11:25 PM in Tips & Trends by Sandy Giardi
It's Friday, and we feel like raising the barn, er, we mean, the roof! In this spirit, we share five easy entertaining tips for hosting a festive fall barn party. #1) Set the Stage Setting is key for a great autumn event, and the more rustic the better. Barns and carriage houses make for warm and wonderful settings and have a cozy, buttoned-down flannel appeal. Use mason jars for centerpieces,...
Boston International Fine Art Show
Posted Oct 11 at 9:15 PM in Events by Sandy Giardi
Calling all culture seekers! The 22nd edition of the annual Boston International Fine Art Show, one of autumn’s most anticipated events, and the only one of its kind here in New England, will soon be upon us. This premier exhibition and sale brings the work of Old Masters, and historic, modern and contemporary talents, as well as fine jewelry, porcelain sculpture and Oriental rugs, to The...
Contemporary coastal home in Manchester-by-the-Sea
Posted Oct 9 at 3:57 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
“Everyone likes modern cars and modern fashion, why not modern architecture?” muses Adolfo Perez, principal of Adolfo Perez Architect, who is known throughout New England for his contemporary constructs. “To say you don’t like modern architecture just doesn’t make sense to me as an aesthetic choice.” Many of the style’s hallmarks—an inherent relationship to site, a mindfulness for materials, a...
Jeff Soderbergh reclaimed sculpture at 7 Tide
Posted Oct 3 at 10:40 AM in Shopping by Sandy Giardi
Jeff Soderbergh's sculpture for Kohler captivates at 7 Tide When sustainable artist Jeff Soderbergh, of Jeff Soderbergh Custom Sustainable Furnishings, was approached by Jamie Reardon, owner of Supply New England, to provide a dramatic ceiling element for their flagship showroom project with Kohler on the waterfront, he urged them to consider “what they wanted in their hearts.” Once he saw the...
Contemporary Architecture, inside and out
Posted Sep 28 at 5:14 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
Clean lines. Pleasing geometry. A close connection to nature. The best modern homes have a refreshing, stripped-down bearing that compels the residents to simply be. There is no fuss, just form, simply the essence of a design—which is a credit to both the architect and builder. We take a look at five inspired properties that master that modern sensibility—inside and out. North Pamet Ridge House...
Fall Fashion in the Home
Posted Sep 27 at 11:41 AM in Lifestyle by Sandy Giardi
Here at BDG, we love fashion. And, we love seeing the interplay between the fashion industry’s hottest new collections and the home styles of interior design professionals. The two fields aren’t far removed when you think about it. Both are always evolving and prize beauty and line, and texture, fabric and feel. They are also highly personal. The difference is the medium; while fashion designers...
Ask the Expert day at Clarke
Posted Sep 25 at 2:52 PM in Events by Sandy Giardi
If you’re thinking of designing a luxury kitchen, you likely have questions. And, happily, the kitchen experts at Clarke, New England’s Official Sub-Zero/Wolf/Cover Showroom and Test Kitchen, have answers. Sure, you may not know your knee from your Neolith, or that induction cooktops are red-hot right now, but you will after spending the day (or a few hours) at Clarke’s Ask the Experts drop-in...
Coastal Kitchen furnished by Nantucket Looms
Posted Sep 24 at 9:55 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
There’s no denying that it’s bittersweet to be back in the routine of work and life and schedules. But, as sad as it is to say good-bye to the days of rosé, sunshine and sandy feet for some time, fall is a great time to harness that back-to-school energy and drive that is ingrained in us, and dig in to a great home project.   So long as you are back to the grind, we’ll give you one more thing to...
Marvin Experience Center at 7 Tide
Posted Sep 18 at 11:51 PM in News by Sandy Giardi
Congratulations to A.W. Hastings, the exclusive representative of Marvin Windows and Doors in New England and Eastern New York, for nabbing Window & Door magazine’s coveted Dealer of the Year Award for “Excellence in Technology and Innovation.” A.W. Hastings won the prestigious distinction for the innovative and immersive design of its state-of-the art Experience Center at 7 Tide in Boston’s...
Renovation to an antique home
Posted Sep 17 at 9:04 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
Talk about taking your job home with you… Our own Publisher Melanie Perillo really went the extra mile on this Makeover Monday and is now firmly ensconced in a renovation of her own at her 1790s antique Sudbury home. The goal? A modern farmhouse kitchen, and then some. Today, the crane came out and the project has entered the demo stage. “It’s all happening,” says Melanie, and there’s no going...

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