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Custom conservatory
Posted Feb 15 at 2:53 PM in Inspiring by Sandy Giardi
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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...
Custom cabinetry
Posted Feb 13 at 4:19 PM in Inspiring by Sandy Giardi
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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
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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 “...
high-end custom mudroom
Posted Feb 7 at 6:12 PM in Inspiring by Sandy Giardi
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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
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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...
Posted Feb 1 at 11:03 AM in Inspiring by Jen Harvey
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This classic Mid-Atlantic Georgian home was designed by Charles Hilton Architects. The home’s entrance has antique wrought iron entry gates surrounded by new brick piers with limestone caps. As you enter through the gates, the home gracefully sits on a rise in the land. The Flemish bond brick Georgian features a curved Doric entry portico with a Palladian window above, and complimentary side...
sanford custom builders
Posted Jan 30 at 4:00 PM in Inspiring by Jen Harvey
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A custom built home in a town just outside of Boston, MA was designed to fit the lifestyle of an active family.  The backyard is perfect for entertaining all year round with a covered outdoor kitchen and eating area.  Inside, the double island kitchen provides plenty of room for dining and gathering.  A spiritual room is incorporated for the owner to practice Reiki and meditation in her very...
Boston Design Guide
Posted Jan 26 at 2:36 PM in Inspiring by Sandy Giardi
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Your neighborhood watering hole could be a whole lot closer. Thirsty homeowners are pulling up barstools at home and incorporating custom wet bars into living rooms, great rooms, game rooms and more. We raise a glass to high-end wet bar designs conceived by the area’s top interior designers and architects and constructed by the area’s top custom builders. No Uber required.  E.W. Tarca...
in-home bowling alley
Posted Jan 24 at 2:20 PM in Inspiring by Melanie Perillo
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Winter blues? Not here. Boston’s premier builders, architects and specialists have conceived some pretty amazing ways to embrace the great indoors—and we’re looking to them for inspiration. Now, we’ll grant you that the projects featured below are pipe dreams for most, but they sure are fun to look at, and got us thinking about real-world solutions to combatting a midwinter funk.  #1) Work on...
boston design guide
Posted Jan 24 at 1:28 PM in Inspiring by Jen Harvey
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Cozy on up with family and friends with a great sectional sofa. Whether you're hosting a small get-together or you're doing a solo Netflix marathon - the right sofa is key to relaxation and recreation. Here are a few of our favorites to complete a room of any style:  (Top photo: Interior Design by Heather Vaughan Design; Greg Premru Photography)  Built by Columbia Contracting Corp.; Brian Vanden...

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