Back to top

Blog

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-...
Festive holiday decorations at Seasons Four in Lexington, MA
Posted Dec 17 at 2:49 PM in Shopping by Andrea Mingels
With Christmas right around the corner, people are searching for last minute decorations to effortlessly dress up their home for the holidays. Whether you’re searching for decorative pillows, festive table settings, or ornamental trinkets to bring some Christmas magic into your home, Seasons Four is the one-stop-shop for all of your decorating needs. Boston Design Guide spoke to the owner of...
The breathtaking foyer of a new residence in One Dalton, Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences designed by Carter & Company
Posted Dec 16 at 2:21 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
A dynamic unit in One Dalton, Boston's chicest new address, and its antithesis—a New Hampshire lodge where time stands still—reveal the artistic range and talent of interior designer Michael Carter. At Carter & Company, “our job is to create environment,” says Principal Michael Carter slowly, in his honeyed North Carolina drawl. It goes beyond imagining beautiful spaces with pretty things. It...
High-end Boston penthouse renovation for Kistler & Knapp Builders
Posted Dec 13 at 11:15 AM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
A developer, who had converted a South End church into high-end city residences, was vexed at how to configure the second floor of a penthouse suite blessed with sloping roofs and a great octagonal drum. A vast space with 20-foot-high ceilings, arcing custom windows and 360-degree skyline views is a rare gift in Boston, but how do you make it a home? You hire Ruhl Studio Architects and Kistler...
Western Window Systems' Series 7000 Performance Line
Posted Dec 12 at 4:13 PM in Tips & Trends by Sandy Giardi
Lovers of contemporary home design, an architectural style quickly gaining traction here in the Northeast, should consider inviting aluminum doors and windows into the home. The versatile metal is an optimal choice for the boundary-defying glass expanses with minimal sightlines that have become a mainstay of ultramodern architecture. Aluminum’s clean-lined good looks are a natural for today’s...
An incredible array of custom moldings at Fine Finish Inc.
Posted Dec 11 at 5:10 PM in Events by Sandy Giardi
Owner Peter Murray and the rest of the gracious staff at Fine Finish, Inc. opened the doors of its spotless mill shop to members of the trade for an evening of woodworking and networking Dec. 10. Co-hosted with BDG, premier builders, architects, interior designers, home integration specialists and more turned out to see the mill shop’s capabilities as well as the unveiling of Fine Finish’s new...
Monique's Bath Showroom of Watertown, Mass.
Posted Dec 10 at 3:19 PM in Tips & Trends by Sandy Giardi
The experts at Monique’s Bath Showroom don’t want homeowners to get lost in a sea of fixtures. That’s why, though they offer a diverse selection of the bath and kitchen industry’s best, their Watertown showroom boasts a neighborhood feel.  The family-owned, second-generation business is “passionate about what they sell,” says Sales Associate Chris Sawicki. They are also knowledgeable. As a...
Details, Inc. interior design shop, services and client consulations
Posted Dec 9 at 5:28 PM in Tips & Trends by Edie Ravenelle
As you drive east through Harwich Port's burgeoning but still "Olde Cape Cod" town center, glance right to catch the sign at 573 Route 28 for Details, Inc., a retail shop and interior design business tucked slightly back from the main road. Better yet, stop in. You'll be rewarded with an enchanting array of home decor items curated by owner Carole King. Her store's eclectic aesthetic reflects the...
Custom high-end Maine home by Slocum Hall Design Group
Posted Dec 6 at 3:50 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
We’d gladly make tracks to these wonderful, wintry retreats in the mountains... Dream of a Post and Beam Photo by Daniel Nystedt A client of Slocum Hall Design Group purchased an abandoned post and beam structure in Stowe, Vermont, with the intention of transforming the original mixed-use building (it had previously housed a small business and residence) into an inviting year-round retreat. The...
High-end kitchen renovation using the Kallista Multiere Stainless Steel Sink, available at Splash
Posted Dec 6 at 2:36 PM in Tips & Trends by Sandy Giardi
Robin Shor, Builder Liaison for Splash, the state-of-the-art kitchen and bath showroom located in Newton, has long been a favorite among contractors for both her insight and energy. And when Boston Design Guide publisher Melanie Perillo embarked on her own kitchen and laundry room renovation, it was easy to see why. Robin has an amiable, get-it-done attitude that is refreshing when you’re in the...

Pages