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Modern kitchen design by LDa Architecture & Interiors
Posted Dec 14 at 2:14 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
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From candy apple to carnelian, the color red wears many faces. It can be festive, elegant, warm, saucy, passionate, vital and timeless. It’s both a power color and a period piece (and everything in between!), and as at home in traditional Victorian brownstones as it is in high-wattage modern condominiums. We can’t get enough of the versatile shade any time of year, enjoy a few of our favorite...
Alluring Dining Room Table Design
Posted Nov 22 at 8:19 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
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It's the time of year when people have taken planes, trains and automobiles for the opportunity to gather around the tables of family and friends and share a delicious meal and bright conversation. These days, it seems harder to stop the breakneck speed of the daily race to just be. This is one of the reasons we love Thanksgiving. It's a time of gratitude, of course, but it also seems to come...
BDG Publisher's Renovation Project
Posted Nov 19 at 4:37 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
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Let there be light! Pella Windows & Doors has made a special delivery to BDG Publisher Melanie Perillo’s house, and we’re happy to report that the “house she’s adding to her addition,” ahem, is now blessed with floor to ceiling windows and lots of natural light. In all seriousness, her new kitchen renovation is really shaping up— and in short time—and it’s exciting to see the black-framed...
Navy accents in custom luxury condo
Posted Nov 5 at 12:10 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
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When Sleeping Dog Properties, Inc. worked with Elms Interior Design to reimagine this luxury condo at Boston’s Millennium Tower, a dynamic navy blue figured in greatly to the design mix. In this expansive, sky-high space, with the city at its feet, this accent color was a natural choice, complementing the tones of the panoramic views found outside a perimeter of floor-to-ceiling windows.   Blue...
Cumming Architects Sliding Barn Doors
Posted Nov 2 at 9:23 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
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We love the look of sliding barn doors in interiors, and they’ve certainly come a long way since their agrarian roots. While they’ve been around for years, somehow they still feel like a novelty when brought indoors. These days, there are applications for every taste, from reclaimed and rustic to clean-lined and contemporary. Plus, they’re as functional as they are attractive, and serve to...
Crown Point Cabinetry
Posted Oct 30 at 11:06 AM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
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Exposed beams bring a rustic flair into the home, warming up crisp interiors and highlighting the architecture of a space. Whether unexpected or right on point, beams bring an inviting, down-to-earth bearing to ceiling height and inspire a mountainside cabin state of mind. We just love these strong and supportive types, and think you’ll agree. Architectural Design, Inc. cultivated a "tree-house...
Contemporary makeover for an artist's loft
Posted Oct 15 at 9:00 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
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Adams + Beasley Associates (ABA) got creative when reimagining the kitchen of an artist’s loft, which, formerly, had been dark and ill designed. They sent the compact footprint soaring by opening up the space, adding flexibility and giving it a spirit to match the client’s artistic sensibilities. ABA’s solution was to integrate a low, heavy soffit into the wall plane by using plaster “ribbons”...
Contemporary coastal home in Manchester-by-the-Sea
Posted Oct 9 at 3:57 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
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“Everyone likes modern cars and modern fashion, why not modern architecture?” muses Adolfo Perez, principal of Adolfo Perez Architect, who is known throughout New England for his contemporary constructs. “To say you don’t like modern architecture just doesn’t make sense to me as an aesthetic choice.” Many of the style’s hallmarks—an inherent relationship to site, a mindfulness for materials, a...
Contemporary Architecture, inside and out
Posted Sep 28 at 5:14 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
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Clean lines. Pleasing geometry. A close connection to nature. The best modern homes have a refreshing, stripped-down bearing that compels the residents to simply be. There is no fuss, just form, simply the essence of a design—which is a credit to both the architect and builder. We take a look at five inspired properties that master that modern sensibility—inside and out. North Pamet Ridge House...
Coastal Kitchen furnished by Nantucket Looms
Posted Sep 24 at 9:55 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
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There’s no denying that it’s bittersweet to be back in the routine of work and life and schedules. But, as sad as it is to say good-bye to the days of rosé, sunshine and sandy feet for some time, fall is a great time to harness that back-to-school energy and drive that is ingrained in us, and dig in to a great home project.   So long as you are back to the grind, we’ll give you one more thing to...

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