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Interiors spaces in the home inspired by Valentine's Day
Posted Feb 11 at 2:25 PM in Inspiring Projects by Andrea Mingels
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This Valentine’s Day, devote your love and attention to the one place that fills you with joy and comfort like no other: the home! Who says you need a human to spoil on this holiday? Instead, shower your space with the staples of Valentine’s Day: chocolates, flowers and conversation hearts. Who doesn’t love chocolate? Treat your home to chocolates of all shades this Valentine’s Day. From dark...
Modern Prairie style home
Posted Feb 7 at 1:36 PM in Inspiring Projects by Dan Kaplan
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When Boston Design Guide first learned that Slocum Hall Design Group and Concept Building were collaborating on a custom home in a Boston suburb, we knew it was going to be extraordinary. Having worked together on a number of previous projects, it is no surprise that the client put their trust in both Slocum Hall and Concept Building to create their ‘forever home’. What is so special about this...
Federal Era Farm-House Style Restoration by Cummings Architects
Posted Jan 29 at 2:04 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
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With the help of Cummings Architects, the town of Lynnfield, and a longtime resident, Federal Era charm lives on in its downtown center, with the preservation of the 1785 Reverend John Mottey House. Despite this happy story of a community coming together, there was a point in time where this might not have been the case. When the neglected seven-acre property, also known as Centre Farm, came up...
An upscale three-level Boston row house constructed by Columbia Contracting Corp.
Posted Jan 24 at 5:43 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
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Born and bred Bostonians Arthur Massaro and Kate Durrane of Columbia Contracting Corp. know the city’s neighborhoods well—their charms and eccentricities. When building within the city limits—whether new constructions or historic renovations—it’s crucial to have a builder that knows the ins and outs of each enclave, from permitting to logistics to best practices. This striking townhouse in a...
Timeless blue and white kitchen constructed by Whitla Brothers Builders and designed by Patrick Ahearn Architect
Posted Jan 21 at 5:20 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
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We’re currently running an Instagram contest to see what kitchen BDG followers like best, but before we did, we asked top builders, architects and designers in the BDG community to submit what they consider to be their firm’s best. We were thrilled at the reply, and even more pleased to showcase these standout kitchens with the following, slightly more comprehensive, highlight reel. Which one is...
Cape Cod home designed and built by Polhemus Savery DaSilva
Posted Jan 15 at 1:42 AM in Inspiring Projects by Edie Ravenelle
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What happens when you hire an experienced and highly collaborative team of licensed architects and contractors, landscape architects, construction managers, cost estimators, and master craftspeople to design and build your dream home? You get a home that’s better than you imagined. As a full-service firm, with an integrated process, Polhemus Savery DaSilva (PSD) provides just that. From first...
Design applications of Pantone Color of the Year 2020, Classic Blue
Posted Jan 8 at 2:23 PM in Inspiring Projects by Andrea Mingels
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For over twenty years, the Pantone Color Institute has declared a fresh, vibrant shade as the Color of the Year. Every year, the Institute’s color experts travel the world, analyzing trends and searching for global color inspiration in all areas of design before choosing a shade to honor. This year, the Pantone Color Institute decided to name 19-4052 Classic Blue as the color of 2020.  Left...
Ultra modern makeover for a traditional oceanfront home in Marblehead by Groom Construction Co.
Posted Jan 3 at 1:37 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
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A traditional oceanfront home, located right on the coast in Marblehead is going ultramodern within. Groom Construction has been hard at work renovating a neo-Georgian oceanside home in Marblehead for owners who are leaving South Boston for a more spacious environment in which to raise their twin girls. That is, if you can call it a renovation. Both Residential Project Manager Tim Dougherty of...
Landscape lighting by Cutting Edge Systems Corporation
Posted Jan 1 at 3:54 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
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What better day than the first of the year to reflect on the instant appeal of the homes and scenes crafted, designed or treated by top Boston professionals. We know that generally we shouldn't rush to judgment, but there is something to be said for captivating first glances and that sense of promise. From timeless homes high on street presence, to grand entrances (whether a lake house or the...
Posted Dec 31 at 12:18 PM in Inspiring Projects by Kathleen Parente
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2019 marked another year full of incredible projects and spectacular inspiration. We were fortunate to once again feature the industry’s top professionals and tradespeople and to be welcomed into exquisite homes across New England— viewing works in progress and final masterpieces. We share a glimpse into this greatness with the top nine projects our readers loved most this past year on BDG's...

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