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Boston Interior Design
Posted May 2 at 9:37 AM in Inspiring Projects 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 Inspiring Projects 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 Inspiring Projects 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...
Midcentury modern open concept home
Posted Mar 31 at 1:52 PM in Inspiring Projects by Admin
Interior designer Heather Vaughan and architect Peter Sachs create a multi-generational, mid-century modern inspired  home. When a young family purchased a home in West Newton Hill, they called upon Peter Sachs of Peter Sachs Architecture and interior Heather Vaughn of Heather Vaughan Interiors to integrate three generations, seamlessly, and create a space in which to indulge their love of...
Adirondack cabin style home on Lake Winnipesaukee
Posted Mar 30 at 8:04 AM in Inspiring Projects by Admin
Battle Architects and Wood & Clay join forces to design and build a love letterto Adirondack style and artisanal craftsmanship in a summer house on Lake Winnipesaukee. How do you create and construct a 20,000-plus-square-foot home on Lake Winnipesaukee, the entirety of which is crafted with inordinate care? “The theme was collaboration, coordination, and consideration,” says Shannon Robinson-...
Spacious custom library and study
Posted Feb 14 at 12:39 PM in Inspiring Projects by BDG
Unique Valentine’s Day Gifts That Last: For Valentine's Day 2022, BDG revisits our archives to inspire you with our favorite gift ideas from projects created by our clients for the people they love.  What does that special person in your life really want for Valentine’s Day? For many of us this day is peppered with gift ideas that can seem too generic to capture the special connection we feel...
Farmhouse kitchen with big center island and wood ceiling
Posted Feb 9 at 6:40 PM in Inspiring Projects by BDG
The Modern Farmhouse Kitchen: A space where rustic charm meets modern sophistication. The modern farmhouse kitchen exudes a sense of timeless style, casual luxury, and practicality seamlessly blended in a space that is both rustically chic and flawlessly sophisticated. Modern farmhouse kitchens are deliciously useful spaces designed to capture the inviting feeling of old-world farmhouses within...
front view of a modern prairie home
Posted Feb 1 at 1:51 PM in Inspiring Projects by BDG
BDG has been documenting the design and building process of a Boston-area residence that features a contemporary twist on traditional Prairie-style architecture. Dubbed “Modern Prairie,” the project was realized by architecture firm Slocum Hall Design Group, Concept Building, and interiors firm Briar Design. No detail was too small—especially when it came to selecting materials and creating...
back view of custom new england home
Posted Jan 19 at 9:47 AM in Inspiring Projects by Jaci Conry
A new family home is designed to connect with its serene, natural setting while providing ample opportunities to gather. When the homeowners purchased this secluded parcel in Concord, there were no existing structures on the three-acre property, a lush meandering combination of meadow and farmland punctuated by historic white oak trees. They sought to preserve the tucked away, tranquil nature of...
Posted Jan 16 at 1:16 PM in Inspiring Projects by Jaci Conry
Architect Jacob Lilley integrates his family’s home with the landscape while updating the interior to exude a meld of traditional and contemporary design elements.   Jacob Lilley of Jacob Lilley Architects spent his childhood in a house that was 600-years-old in which the roof rafters were made of tree trunks. Needless to say, the England-born architect, “grew up with an appreciation of old...