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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
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
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
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...
Traditional custom wine cellar by Charles River Wine Cellars
Posted Dec 31 at 10:59 AM in Lifestyle by Sandy Giardi
The wine cellar: it’s where all great New Year’s celebrations begin and end. As we prepare to usher in not only a new year but a new decade, we raise a glass to five extraordinary designs. Cheers! Wine Vault This wine room, complete with zinc walls and stainless steel dowels, calls to mind a bank vault. Architecture by MGa | Marcus Gleysteen Architects; construction superintendent: Wayne Caruso...
Home renovation by Longfellow Design Build of Cape Cod
Posted Dec 30 at 10:12 PM in Tips & Trends by Edie Ravenelle
If what makes a house an exceptional home pivots on customized, well-executed and beautiful design—not extravagant square footage—then Cape Cod’s Longfellow Design Build has it down. “So many of our customers are looking to build their second home on the Cape to accommodate kids who are in college, or married and starting their own young families,” says Longfellow’s Owner Mark Bogosian, “but that...
Systems Design & Integration new Experience Showroom in Needham, Mass.
Posted Dec 27 at 5:29 PM in Shopping by Sandy Giardi
Though Systems Design & Integration, Inc. has designed and installed audio video systems in businesses and residences for over 10 years now, performing work in Boston, Cape Cod and the New England area, it recently debuted a new home technology showroom and experience center in Needham. This sophisticated high tech firm shares a sleek showroom space with Newton Kitchens & Design on...
Snow and Jones helps in the realization of the CCALS Retreat Center in Falmouth, Mass.
Posted Dec 26 at 4:37 PM in News by Edie Ravenelle
When Snow and Jones, Inc. was asked to support the plumbing for CCALS’ (Compassionate Care ALS) new Retreat Center in Falmouth, they were honored but not surprised. In business since 1952 as a family owned plumbing and heating supply company, they are a fixture in the community, and it wasn’t the first time they’d donated their expertise. “We have eight locations on the South Shore and Cape Cod...
Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Posted Dec 24 at 9:58 AM in News by Sandy Giardi
Isabella Stewart Gardner created her Boston museum in the Back Bay Fens in 1899 because America didn’t have anything like it—and there is nothing like it. The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is hands down one of Boston’s treasures and completely captivating this time of year. Pictured left to right: Andrea Mingels, Kathleen Parente, Sandy Giardi, Maureen Lampert, Julie Kelly, Rob Silsby; front l...
Festive holiday decorations at Stonegate Gardens in Lincoln, MA
Posted Dec 23 at 8:25 PM in Shopping by Andrea Mingels
If you’re hosting Christmas this year and are frantically looking for stunning holiday décor with little time to spare, look no further than Stonegate Gardens for all of your indoor and outdoor decorating needs. From one-of a-kind centerpieces to magical mantel garlands, Stonegate Gardens has you covered this holiday season.   Boston Design Guide spoke with Lynne Bower, manager of Stonegate...
New England home dressed for the holidays by The Schumacher Companies
Posted Dec 19 at 3:32 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
Here at BDG, we believe that nobody wears holiday finery and decorations quite as well as the homes of New England. Our region’s classic properties were tailor-made for garlands of pine and traditional wreaths punctuated with bright red bows. As for our contemporary homes? They become even more dazzling when illuminated by thousands of tiny lights. Our (knit) hats are off to the following snow-...

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