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Posted Sep 14 at 3:58 PM in Inspiring Projects by Jaci Conry
An antique carriage house is reimagined for a couple of doting grandparents by Acampora Interiors. The homeowners of this 19th century home in Concord—a former carriage house—downsized from the large house in which they’d raised their four kids. “However, the couple is very family-centric. They have lots of grandchildren and two dogs,” says Corinne Acampora, principal of Wellesley Hills-based...
Posted Sep 14 at 1:35 PM in Inspiring Projects by Marykate Forte
A revamped roofline accommodates more opportunities to take in the view. With copper gutters, extensive trim details, and an abundance of custom elements, this renovated home in Harwich Port is full of nautical charm. Yet the current owners felt that the original Cape design did not capitalize on the second-floor square-footage or take advantage of the home’s incredible harbor view. A renovation...
bedroom with wood ceiling and bruins jersey on the wall
Posted Aug 23 at 1:22 PM in Inspiring Projects by Jaci Conry
An inspirational group effort led by Tim O’Connell, Tommy’s Place isa haven that offers a respite from reality for families battling cancer. Tim a developer in Boston and Martha’s Vineyard, had a dream. It all started in the summer of 2007, a renter planning to use O’Connell’s house on Martha’s Vineyard cancelled at the last minute. So, he walked into Tufts Floating Hospital for Children and...
view of the back of a beautiful home along the water
Posted Jul 7 at 3:31 PM in Inspiring Projects by Marykate Forte
Playful flourishes, a serene palette, and plenty of ocean views give this home a lovely, laid-back appeal.  Panoramic views of the harbor, a staircase with cut-out abstract lighthouses, and tucked away nooks in turrets overlooking the ocean make this waterfront property a unique work of art. This custom home designed and built by Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects Builders (PSD) was the firm’s...
View of cape cod house from the water
Posted Jul 2 at 2:26 PM in Inspiring Projects by Jaci Conry
SV Design creates a family home with ample spaces to gather and relax, both indoors and out. “The homeowners have a very big, very boisterous family,” says Leslie Schneeberger, an associate principal with SV Design, who drafted plans for this seasonal retreat in Chatham. “They have five sons and when we started the project a few years ago, they ranged in age from elementary school to just...
office with small desk green chair and botanical wallpaper
Posted Jun 28 at 10:45 AM in Inspiring Projects by Marykate Forte
Interior designer Jamie Moore says that a refreshed office space is key to increasing productivity. Jaime Moore, owner of James Studio Residential Interiors, moved from her dining room table to an office in Hingham Square in February, so she and her team could work more productively. With moody greens, a pop of burl wood, and acrylic bins for storage, the office embodies the James Studio brand...
bar area with black cushioned stools
Posted Jun 24 at 1:51 PM in Inspiring Projects by Marykate Forte
A custom garage that showcases more than just exclusive automobiles. Six mahogany bay doors signal the gateway to a stunning carriage house that encompasses a coveted car collection, pool table, and a bar that exudes a youthful, edgy vibe. Initially decorated in traditional Scottish plaid, with gold, green, and burgundy, the homeowners contracted interior designer Betsy Bassett to freshen up the...
Redesigned Family room with custom ceiling blue abstract paintings on the wall and coral chairs
Posted Jun 22 at 7:50 AM in Inspiring Projects by Jaci Conry
Robin Gannon adds dimension with color, texture, and architectural details that honor the origins of this home.           Though well-built and appealing from the exterior, this suburban Mission-style residence lacked character inside. The homeowners tapped designer Robin Gannon to give the interior a more distinctive vibe. “Right away, I realized that we needed to give the home some...
modern kitchen with big island and white tile on the walls
Posted Jun 17 at 11:53 AM in Inspiring Projects by Marykate Forte
Oynx Marble & Granite provides endless top-quality selections for kitchens and bathrooms. With its deep black background and striking white veining, the polished Skyfall granite topped island is a showstopper in this suburban kitchen. To source, fabricate, and install the counters in their new kitchen, the homeowners contracted Onyx Marble & Granite. A family-owned business with 20 years...
Built in window seat along bay window overlooking the water
Posted Jun 1 at 10:08 AM in Inspiring Projects by Marykate Forte
Window seats with a view. What better place to relax than at a window seat positioned by a beautiful vista? Check out these perfectly placed window seats. Barbara Kotzen (above)Overlooking the ocean, this rounded window seat is filled with natural light and accentuated by pops of blue and green.Designer: Barbara Kotzen, kotzeninteriors.comBuilder: JW ConstructionPhotography by Richard Mandelkorn...