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Custom home along the water
Posted Dec 14 at 3:00 PM in Inspiring Projects by Admin
Architect D. Michael Collins creates a captivating seaside home in Chatham By Lori Ferguson The initial project meeting for Seapine began around a tray laden with sticks, seagrass, sand and stone. “The homeowners looked at me and said, ‘This is what we want for the palette of the house,’” recalls architect Mike Collins D. Michael Collins Architects, a boutique architecture firm based in Natick,...
Bespoke Design Kitchen Banquette by Heather Vaughan Interior Design
Posted Dec 4 at 12:01 PM in Inspiring Projects by Andrea Mingels
Heather Vaughan Interior Design’s ability to envision and craft one-of-a-kind pieces is bespoke design. Principal Heather Vaughan works synergistically to create detailed design solutions that involve the custom creation of fabric, furniture or built-ins using finishes or colors that are suited to the client’s home. Vaughan creates personalized pieces that are current, unique and timeless. She...
Custom kitchen
Posted Nov 27 at 1:48 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
The success of a warm and welcoming new construction in a desirable Boston suburb was, in large part, due to the fact that the residents and Soderholm Custom Builders had been here before. Owners Sam and Ken Soderholm had previously constructed two homes for this young family; they’ve watched the homeowners’ children grow, and their needs and lifestyle subtly shift with the years. So, when the...
A specially adapted smart home, through the R.I.S.E. program at the Gary Sinise Foundation
Posted Nov 23 at 1:52 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
A wounded hero and his family have a new home, courtesy of the Gary Sinise Foundation. This specially adapted smart home is the first of its kind in New England and among a growing number of custom new residences built for severely wounded service members who have sacrificed for our country. Through its R.I.S.E. (Restoring Independence Supporting Empowerment) program, the Gary Sinise Foundation...
living area with views of the harbor
Posted Nov 18 at 12:36 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
At the outset of a renovation in Boston’s iconic Rowes Wharf building, after the homeowners announced their objectives, the residents, the team at FBN Construction, and architects David Foley and Paul Fiore of Foley Fiore Architecture formed a huddle, extending their arms in the middle, football style. Just after the shout, “One, two, three, break!” and the release of hands came “the touchdown,”...
Colorful home office by Eric Haydel Design
Posted Nov 10 at 5:21 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
Interior designer Eric Haydel, principal of Eric Haydel Design and owner of the Eric Haydel Showroom at the Boston Design Center, wants to know what you’re comfortable with. That way, he can “push you towards the uncomfortable,” he says, and you’re going to love it. It’s not that he won’t listen. Quite the contrary. In fact, he believes that when working with a designer your voice should be heard...
High-end master bath custom designed by Betsy Bassett Interiors
Posted Nov 9 at 9:11 PM in Inspiring Projects by Andrea Mingels
Betsy Bassett Interiors has a hand in every aspect of a home’s interior space—from the interior architectural details and furnishings to the finishing touches. While renovating an outdated bedroom, Principal Betsy Bassett designed custom cabinetry, specified trim details and worked directly with artists to develop custom wall coverings and one-of-a-kind furniture to ensure a perfectly ...
New England Shutter Mills
Posted Nov 2 at 4:06 PM in Inspiring Projects by Andrea Mingels
While shutters were originally invented for protection against weather and storms, they have remained a popular choice among homeowners due to the aesthetic appeal and character they instantly provide a home. New England Shutter Mills ensures that all of the shutters they install are historically accurate and fully functional while still providing the polished look and feel that homeowners seek....
Interiology Design Studio Co. showroom and custom kitchen
Posted Oct 29 at 3:07 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
When we asked to profile Certified Master Kitchen and Bath Designer (CMKBD) Mark Haddad in his element, he naturally chose Interiology Design Co.’s Experience Studio in Watertown as the setting. The owner and his team work amid the studio’s curated, comprehensive displays, a space brimming with design solutions for the whole home as well as one-of-kind accessories, upholstery, art and case goods...
Historic renovations and additions by Jan Gleysteen Architects
Posted Oct 20 at 8:13 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
Jan Gleysteen, principal of Jan Gleysteen Architects (JGA), describes himself and his colleagues as “avid students of the homes of the past.” Having studied under the architect Robert A. M. Stern at Columbia University, Gleysteen has a deep understanding of different architectural styles and how to design within those styles. And while the firm is best known for its distinctive and distinguished...